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Monday, September 26, 2022

"Beautiful and Resilient" #newsonglyrics #lorijeanfinnila #singersongwriter

 This song comes from me looking down at the waterfront where I live in Portland, OR. I don't go down to it, I just look down toward it. I can see the bikes and people. Hear the noises coinciding with it from afar. Yet I hold my breath and clutch my chest to the what the remembrance of that spot brings to me. I'm still working on this emotional feeling.

Image by Jason Goh from Pixabay 


Verse

You take me down

By one look at you

Though I’m drawn to you

I have to face the fear

You are powerful

Your strength takes me down

At the same time strongest to imagination

You are outside of my realms

I’ll find a way

 To take my steps to you


Chorus

Though my fear appears to be stronger

Your depth in advancement

Is far equal to

I know I can overcome you


Verse

Your dark and long

Dry and strong

Holding me in my chest

I can’t breathe

I can’t see straight

When I try to look at you

But in reality

You’re just a beautiful place


Am I to  move on from this place

And feel my true beauty and resilience

Once I’ve done this

They’ll be so many more

I know, so sadly

But true

Chorus


Verse

But it’s okay

As long as I walk down to you

To the end 

Where the fear is the strongest

I will embrace 

This beautiful

Moment with you

And then will let it go

Have no more fear

Of this feeling that takes proceeds over me


Chorus



Tuesday, September 13, 2022

"Don't You Know Little Girl" #writingfromflowers #lorijeanfinnila #singersongwriter


I used to go to 3 fields down the road from me before I was school age. I would run through the fields with flowers. I couldn't believe how free I felt. 

"Don't You Know Little Girl"

Verse
You've always been different
You've always been a clown
Smaller than most 
Like a boy, funny at times
Too short, too small
to wear a normal dress
Last in line
Late for class

Those odd colors on you catch the eye
Your misplaced personality leaves you blind
With discontentment
You doubt yourself too much

Chorus
Don't you know little girl
They save the best for last
You might just be a little girl now
But the whole world is waiting for your finest

Verse
Open up those lovely petals
Even though they're different
they're yours 
They bloom in uniform

Chorus

Verse
Don't let yourself feel bad
When you're always forgotten about 
pick up your chin
dry your eyes
Get out of bed

Run wild
In the outside
Your world is out there 
In anticipation 
Waiting for you to capture it

Chorus


Sunday, September 11, 2022

"Wild Heart ' A dirty little prose #lorijeanfinnila #singersongwriter #writingtoflowers


Wild heart

You naughty little girl
Putting those holes in your pants
Pulling your shirts up

How many times have you 
Packed your school bag 
With your naughty clothes

How many times have
You dreamed and pursued
The boys to look your way

How many times have you told 
Grandma 'no' to what you're
going to do anyway
How many times have you
landed a slap on your face

Don't tie me down
by locking me in my room
Don't charge me for gas so I won't go too far
Don't ignore my tears that go on for 3 days
To attend that naughty dance once again.

(Me growing up.)

Writing From Flowers #singersongwriter #lorijeanfinnila #newsonglyrics "Come Sing With Me My Flower"


This flower reminds me of happy times at childhood.


Come Sing With Me My Flower 

Verse
I want to dance and sing 
When you're around
I can open myself up wide in your face
I hold back no emotion
You've brought me to this place

Chorus
Come sing with me my flower
As I watch you 
You're at the most open
that you can be

Verse
I don't hesitate my feelings
When I look close at you
I know instantly how I feel
I'm confident in this

Chorus

Verse
Come make me laugh
I know I can be the loudest with you
I can cry
You won't judge me
I won't faulter
 with my love for you

Bridge
I'm as strong as I can be
I don't think twice about myself
I know you have 
all the definitions of me

Chorus 
Come sing with me my flower
As I watch you 
You're at the most open
that you can be

I know I can be the happiest with you!!

Come sing with me my flower!
Repeat

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Mystic Energy #newsong #thecranberries #lorijeanfinnila

Art speaks to us through writing.

When I was studying I had to read into art. It's amazing the connection you make with it. Lets look at art history and see where it took me to write this song. 

I started out with artwork, then Rebecca Campbell's mystic power, then I turned to The Cranberries, which is where I ended up.


Song

The power outside of our hands
That we fight so hard to visualize 
And in this we find ourselves trapped
In order to get there

That can lead us to the most open realm
Dropping, falling, leaping are in our thoughts
As we open our hands to recieive 
What is meant to come to us

Sometimes it's a place outside of ourselves
Or just outside of our control
It's within I'm told
I'm sure

Tell me how you want me to help you
I see your lips
I read your eyes
Your pain is mine
Why

I'm meant to be here
So I don't die
But listen to you
And your message to me

But how did I miss you
Listening to you so long 
Bringing me comfort
As I never took your hand 
Now you're gone

So many years down the road
My head cracked for everyone to see
I can see how I could have been there for you

I still listen to you today
As I skip the cement road 
behind my house
Like a little girl
Drinking your words
Soaking the wisdom
It was just like yesterday 

(Haven't quite picked a chorus yet.)





 

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

"Seeing Myself Again" #newsonglyrics #lovesong #lorijeanfinnila #singersongwriter

I just wrote this song inspired by the new movie out called "Love Song."


"Seeing Myself Again"

Verse
So many dusty, cobbly roads 
I've walked on
I've felt so all alone

I came so far
Just to see myself
I'm seeing myself once again

Chorus
I'm seeing myself once again
It feels so fresh and young and alive
I didn't think that I could feel this
But I know I can begin again

Verse
The road has been long
The pain has been hard
When I lost you
I had a broken heart
I couldn't see
I couldn't feel
I couldn't get past the days we spent

I live alone
I drive too far
I talk to myself
I ask why

I see the stars
I hear you call
But I know it can only be heaven

Chorus

Verse
I see myself as beauty now once again
I think I can feel the warm sun on my skin
I drink life with a new taste I appreciate 

Chorus



Monday, August 1, 2022

The Ugly Woman #newsong #lorijeanfinnila #singersongwriter

I'm up tonight writing this. I guess I'm the artist I need to be and I have to stop kicking myself about it no matter who likes it, that way I don't hurt the ones I really love. 

Verse
Breathing is necessary
Breathing is our privilege
I sit in silence and contemplate
Am I out of bounds
How do I change this if I am

Chorus
Breathing is free
Breathing is to strive
But in what way do we breathe
How do I make a woman not look so ugly

Verse
How do I know what I can do 
When I'm up late at night 
Thinking of all the things I have
Is this wrong for me

Chorus

Verse
I wonder my next move
Not talking too long or loud
I know I can't please everyone

Bridge
The act of a person 
Is like an animal
We have to strive 
We have to be the artist
To understand ourselves 

Chorus

Friday, July 29, 2022

What Is It That I Sorely Need #newsong #lorijeanfinnila #singersongwriter

I just started hitting this down. 


What is it that I sorely need



Alone in the dark
In a field waiting for life
Underwater where I escape most
I feel the beauty of desertion

the gaping holes in me
 Sagging skin and porous mane
I dont see
The liberation of disappearance
 I once feel again 

Though desertion is what you all see
I feel rooted
To some I may be buried
But I'm actually immersed
Not even to the knowledge to myself 

Outbreak to freedom 
A flight to liberation
Though this is what you may see
I feel the departure to the arrival me

Sunday, July 17, 2022

Glasses Coated with Gold #newsong #rewrite #lorijeanfinnila #singersongwriter

 I just rewrote a song that I did a while back. Apparently this is what happens to you when you are left around so much lavish. Oh, oh.....


Photo courtesy Amazon.

Glasses Coated with Gold


Verse

So bored with disgust

Can't compare my lethargy

With words that come out of my mouth

Please forgive me for speaking

my boredom is beyond tears


Chorus

All I know 

are the glasses coated with gold

the freedom to run

play limitlessly


Verse

A desire to behold

A monument,

That fine white house 

on the hill to be mine


which all led to chancy foot skating

on a flowing river

where ducks drown

I could see to the bottom

where I hear the ice crack

as I was gently lifted

to my state where I was supposed to be


boredom, I need more fun

to the farthest place I can run

a queen to be, a show of me, in a play for everyone to see


Chorus

All I know are the glasses coated with gold

the freedom to run

play limitlessly


Verse

The tears for me

As I thin to fear

Dismay once again


Will I survive……


Chorus

All I know are the glasses coated with gold

the freedom to run

play limitlessly


the direction always pointing to me…….



The end.



This will be hard as heck finding music to go with this. lol



Thursday, May 26, 2022

"Forgetting the Words" #newlyrics #lorijeanfinnila #singersongwriter

 I found this neat where I was having a hard time getting the peace needed to write, this is what came out. Hoping my son will come up with a photo for this for my podcast on this song.




Verse

I’m thinking happiness and sad

both close together

I’m confused

I know not to tire

I’m trying to see where I am


It moves when I try to imagine what it is

Sadly enough, I don’t know when it’s coming back

My sight sees it perfectly outlined

though I can’t perfectly define it

I can still verbalize it out loud


Chorus

it will all come to me

don’t worry everyday

just because I keep

forgetting the words I want to say



Verse

It’s perfectly outlined and black

though not the deepest in its fullest

almost like a shadow 


I see the silhouette


I know not to tire

though It moves when I try to imagine what it is

Sadly enough, I don’t know 

when it’s coming back


Chorus

it will all come to me

don’t worry everyday

just because I keep

forgetting the words I want to say


I’m not crazy

though it looks like I am

I work everyday

to camouflage the vision

Don’t judge me

If I see myself this way


I know I’m not the only one

who has problems

all at the same time

just give me a chance


to show you I can be like you



Chorus

it will all come to me

don’t worry everyday

just because I keep

forgetting the words I want to say


oooo oooo oooo oooo oooo ooooo


ooooo oooo ooooooooooooooot


repeat










Monday, May 23, 2022

My Son's Photo for Lost In a "Sea of Darkness " #lorijeanfinnila #topchartssong #singersongwriter

This photo my son took helped to inspire this song.


Verse
I come out with the way you don’t want to hear it
I’m talking again the way it’s not popular
when will I learn

Chorus
I’m lost in a sea of darkness
I can’t find my way to normalness
where is it that I can’t find to be

Verse
I’m flying I’m floating alone
in a sea of darkness
I can’t find my home
I think I’ll rest in peace alone

Chorus
I’m lost in a sea of darkness
I can’t find my way to normalness
where is it
that I can’t find to be

Verse
I think I’ve found a new way
I feel I’m opening up again
I feel the connecting
I know I’m on the right path
just to fall again

Perhaps I’m not so wrong
just born in a world not made for myself
where I can walk in a dimension and feel
comfortable on my own

if it were only safe

Chorus
I’m lost in a sea of darkness
I can’t find my way to normalness
where is it that I can’t find to be

lost in a sea of darkness
repeat

oooo oooo
ooooooooo

repeat


Tuesday, April 26, 2022

"I'm Lyin' Up All Night" #newsong #EP #lorijeanfinnila #singersongwriter




Photo by Aleksandar Pasaric


Verse

Hate you the more I think of you

I want you the more that I think of you

You think this is the way to control

I’ll fight and hurt inside

before I give into you


I lay up all night 

telling myself

I can do this

I can fly by this pain

I won’t crawl or beg

to make you understand


Chorus

I’m laying up all night again

I know I’m right

you’ve been wrong again

you can’t keep treating me this way

I won’t give you my love the right way


Verse

I know I’ve been lovable

you can’t see this

you want to control me

I can’t deal with this

 why can’t you just 

love me the way I am


Chorus


Verse

You want me to be the way that you want

I’ve never been able to do this

I only know how to be myself


How can I marry and be your queen

when you won’t let your princess beam

to lightest and darkest moments with you

I just want to touch you…..


oooo…. oooo… ooooo…..


repeat

Sunday, April 17, 2022

Ok One More "I Could Part the Seas" #newsong #chances #lorijeanfinnila #singersongwriter





I Could Part the Seas


Verse

Why can’t someone understand me

all I’m trying to do is the right thing

I’m solemn in my thoughts

I’m clean in my motions


Chorus

If you gave me the chance

I could part the seas

that you could walk right through

AllI need is for you to give me a chance


Verse

I’m so strong 

when you’re beside me

but then you leave

I don’t know where I am

How can I be so helpless

and so strong at the same time


I’m seeing clear again now that you’re near me

but you get mad when I feel this way

why can’t I be the same things to you

both at the same time


Chorus


Verse

I’m not so bad

as you might think

I adore your face

and how you make me flush

My cheeks and my insides

jump around you


I know you want to have fun too

but you worry 

that’s not all that’s involved with this

why do you have to worry so much


Chorus

If you gave me the chance

I could part the seas

that you could walk right through

AllI need is for you to give me a chance



Boy I'm Writing It Up Today "Lost In a Sea of Darkenss #twonewsongs #lorijeanfinnila #singersongwriter #podcast

 Two more songs for my podcast. Whooo hooo!!

Lost In a Sea of Darkness

Verse

I come out with the way you don’t want to hear it

I’m talking again the way it’s not popular

when will I learn


Chorus

I’m lost in a sea of darkness

I can’t find my way to normalness

where is it that I can’t find to be


Verse

I’m flying I’m floating alone

in a sea of darkness

I can’t find my home

I think I’ll rest in peace alone


Chorus

I’m lost in a sea of darkness

I can’t find my way to normalness

where is it 

that I can’t find to be


Verse

I think I’ve found a new way

I feel I’m opening up again

I feel the connecting

I know I’m on the right path

just to fall again


Perhaps I’m not so wrong

just born in a world not made for myself

where I can walk in a dimension and feel

comfortable on my own


if it were only safe


Chorus

I’m lost in a sea of darkness

I can’t find my way to normalness

where is it that I can’t find to be


lost in a sea of darkness

repeat


oooo oooo 

ooooooooo






I'm Lyin Up All Night

Verse

Hate you the more I think of you

I want you the more that I think of you

You think this is the way to control

I’ll fight and hurt inside

before I give into you


I lay up all night 

telling myself

I can do this

I can fly by this pain

I won’t crawl or beg

to make you understand me


Chorus

I’m laying up all night again

I know I’m right

you’ve been wrong again

you can’t keep treating me this way

I won’t give you my love the right way


Verse

I know I’ve been lovable

you can’t see this

you want to control me

I can’t deal with this

 why can’t you just 

love me the way I am


Chorus


Verse

You want me to be the way that you want

I’ve never been able to do this

I only know how to be myself


How can I marry and be your queen

when you won’t let your princess beam

to lightest and darkest moments with you

I just want to touch you…..


oooo…. oooo… ooooo…..


Chorus

I’m laying up all night again

I know I’m right

you’ve been wrong again 

you can’t keep treating me this way

I won’t give you my love the right way