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Sunday, January 30, 2022

Forbidden Love #albumcover for No, No, No #release #2022 #lorijeanfinnila

 I'm working on picking out a cover for this single release love song. If I can't find a hot one of myself then I'm choosing between other artwork. Some samples are:



Hot fire for the steamy feeling that you are having a hard time denying.

Photo by Pavel Danilyuk from Pexels


With it having a Latin accent you have to have the dripping honey.



Photo by Jacek Jan Skorupski from Pexels


Our romanticizing is as strong as the act. (probably wouldn't be able to use this one where it's not me and can get confusing)



Photo by cottonbro from Pexels


This is like Oh my God!



Photo by Adrian Odogwu from Pexels


Nostalgic romanticism. (love this one the best)




Photo by Ibolya Toldi from Pexels

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

How Fast Love Happens #nonono #rewrite #lorijeanfinnila #singersongwriter #forbiddenlove


It's amazing how fast things happen: the first glance, word spoken, simple touch. We know inside this is love. It's meant to be. I was inspired to update this song by the actress's line in a movie titled "The Princess and The Marine" 'I was born in the wrong place.'


Igor Shubin Photography


Verse

I say no though 

that's not what I mean

I want you, when I capture 

your presence near me

 Chorus

I can't do or think what  I want to

I was meant to never be this way

I was born in the wrong place

I was taught to say no

Verse

Time doesn't seem to have a place

My mind keeps coming back to you

Your words, your breath

The way I watch you move

Chorus

I can't do or think what  I want to

I was meant to never be this way

I was born in the wrong place

I was taught to say no

Verse 

I shudder when I see you leave

Knowing I'll never see you again

 Our worlds are miles apart

Yet I feel you so close when I see your eyes

I don't see any walls that holds us apart

Bridge

I can't do what I want to

I was promised I would never do

Never thinking on my own

Standing all alone

 Chorus

I can't do or think what  I want to

I was meant to never be this way

I was born in the wrong place

I was taught to say no

repeat

No, no, no, no, no, no ,no

Repeat

Oooooo



Tuesday, January 25, 2022

"Singing You Lullabies" #newsong #singersongwriter #lorijeanfinnila

 

I wrote this for my daughter whom my ex felt he didn't want and I was too young to make the decision at 17 he felt, so he set me up and killed our baby in her second trimester. I think of her every day. Some men don't realize this is our baby; it has no connection of how we feel for them.


Illustration courtesy of clip art library.

Verse

I’d climb so high with you

watching you swing in a swing

cherish your every move

Please don’t ever think

I never thought of these things with you


Chorus

I dream of singing you lullabies

that will bring you comfort

for the rest of your life

though you may not have heard me

I was singing them to you anyway



Verse

I think of them every day

as though you are here

though you never grew up

my mind can’t go that far

with this


Chorus

I dream of singing you lullabies

that will bring you comfort

for the rest of your life

though you may not have heard me

I was singing them to you anyway


Verse

I see your progression in life

I relate to your every level of thrive

I’ve been putting my effort to this

You have grown so far

in your mind


Bridge

I’m so proud

I’ve ben a part of this

You’re the biggest 

person I’ve ever seen

You know you’re the whole world around me


Chorus

I dream of singing you lullabies

that will bring you comfort

for the rest of your life

though you may not have heard me

I was singing them to you anyway


Saturday, January 22, 2022

"Right Before My Eyes" #newsong #lorijeanfinnila #singersongwriter

 This is from "My Life's Journey" here that I changed the name and put a clip of it here after practicing the recording for my podcast for this song "Right Before My Eyes." 


This is for the children that watch their mothers die, or are still sitting by their side while they try to recover from abuse.


Image by Jess Foami from Pixabay 

Clip of "Right Before My Eyes" at Google Drive and at Soundcloud. Watch for the podcast coming up soon at audible lori jean finnila.



Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Dancing In the Clouds #lorijeanfinnila #newsong #singersongwriter





Photo by Pcdazero at Pixabay.

Verse
It's hard to believe
There's been a world like
What we've been in (I have to keep slapping myself.)

To feel free 
Able to be alone
With you so close
Right next to me
Dancing with the clouds
It's still amazing to me

Chorus
I was your hero
I couldn't walk 
in bigger shoes
Or climb any higher
Dancing in the clouds

Verse
My mind sits in the clouds
As images cast many
Emotions in my mind
Never forgetting
You close to me

Bridge
Laying here
Dancing in the clouds
Dancing with the clouds
A world that's made huge
Before my eyes

Chorus

Verse
I can't wait till next time
We dance with the clouds
I look so forward to these times
When you and I were the closest
When I felt the strongest

Bridge
Show me a life 
 bursting with hope
A world to change us
Bringing hope
I was as high as I could be

Chorus

Sunday, January 16, 2022

"How Lucky I Am" #newsong #lorijeanfinnila #singersongwriter

 How Lucky I Am

Image by StockSnap from Pixabay 


I count one two three 

when I wake up

feeling grateful to see the sun

I look at my pleasurable surroundings


I warm myself

before I move

cherish each step I take

each time I raise my arm

take a drink, one more day


I will plan my time ahead

see how much I can fit

when I start to see black

I’ll still be grateful

that I can sleep tight in bed


I won’t think if there’s one more day

because I’m so tired

I don’t know to think of this


How lucky I am

how lucky I am

how lucky I am



to be lost in such a beautiful space.



repeat

"My Life's Journey" #newsong #lorijeanfinnila #singersongwriter

My Life’s Journey


Photo by Daria Nekipelova from Pexels



I can take your hand

while you cry

not knowing what to do

I still stay by your side


Your hour is long

but I won’t mind

I won’t even know the time

that I’m here


I see your pain

I feel your heart beat

so fast out of your chest

as though you will die

but you still breathe


perhaps you are like a flower

that ascends to the sky

yet never dies

just keeps growing

right before my eyes


please don’t leave me mom

like I’ve seen you almost do so many times

my times with you I don’t even count

i just lay on my side and wait for you to awake


that will be my life journey

Saturday, January 15, 2022

"Broken Horse" #newsong #brokenspirit #dominoeffect #thosewithtalenttocommunicate #lorijeanfinnila #singersongwriter

 I think those of us that survive, feel the great need to express the story of the broken horse.





Photo by Vincent M.A. Janssen from Pexels

Broken Horse lyrics

Broken Horse


Verse

You’re taken down when u speak out

the line starts at the cops with those arrested

Those abused that speak out are warned

Those arrested pick up the slack


Ones that leave to bring strength are chased after

to break their spirit


Chorus

Run free

before you’re found

before life tames you down

like a broken horse


Verse

The steam that gurgles 

as it drowns in our heads, our bodies

takes its last breath

sometimes comes out and survives

from those who have a talent to communicate


Chorus


Verse

The tree has been made

from those that have made a deal

rush in to carry on the domino effect

of the broken spirit


Chorus

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Changes to "Ride Till It Hurts" #lorijeanfinnila #singersongwriter #newsong #ridetillithurts

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Photo credit from Leadership Blog.


Ride Till It Hurts


I learned long ago

no one was going to help me but me

I was afraid to go too far

I was afraid ti push myself

for fear I was going to die

I learned to push myself

as I felt myself fall over


ride till it hurts

ok you’re gonna die, you feel

as I  look honesty in the eyes

It’s the only way you’re not gonna die


I ride till I lose my breath

get dizzy 

get scared but I pedal past 

past it


ride till it hurts

ok you’re gonna die, you feel

as I  look honesty in the eyes

It’s the only way you’re not gonna die


As I leave myself

when doing this

I come back 

in a different dimension

though it doesn’t feel like me


I know it’s better


ride till it hurts

ok you’re gonna die, you feel

as I look honesty in the eyes

It’s the only way you’re not gonna die

Thursday, January 6, 2022

"Ride Till It Hurts" #newsong #lorijeanfinnila #singersongwriter

 My doctor told me to push myself until it hurts or I'm going to die. I wrote this song on my process of getting better.

Image by Ofoto Ray from Pixabay 


"Ride Till It Hurts" lyrics

I was afraid to go too far

I was told if I didn’t push myself

I was going to die


It’s okay to push yourself 

until you’re going to fall over


ride till it hurts

or you’re gonna die

she said

as she looked into my eyes


I ride till I lose my breath

get dizzy 

feel I’m dying

get scared but pedal past it


ride till it hurts

or you’re gonna die

she said

as she looked into my eyes


As I leave myself

I come back in a different dimension

though it doesn’t feel like me

I know it’s better


ride till it hurts

or you’re gonna die

she said

as she looked into my eyes

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Turning the Unfavorable into a Positive #newsong "On a High Wire" #lorijeanfinnila #singersongwriter

"On a High Wire" at  Soundcloud

From the deepest point of the edge I've been is where this came from.  I refused to take an unfavorable, conflicting day as a bad one and turned it into a great song. This is very rough. I used a Zoom USB mic and was in my living room while writing it at the same time.


Image by Aravind kumar from Pixabay

"On a High Wire" Lyrics

Up On a High Wire


Verse

You’ve got me

everything you need

to watch me walk high

On that tightrope

giving me a chance


to show who I am


Chorus

Come watch me walk high

like on a high wire

I’ll be so good at me

like never before


Verse

How long do I have

before this is taken away

before I have to walk wild


come to me my thoughts

the precious ones I have

all I’ve been left with


(where everything else has been taken)


Chorus


Verse

I will sneak that fly

while I have the moment

when your heads turned

the feeling to be alive

and be me for one more time


they don’t last long

are always taken away

before I finish my thoughts


Chorus

Come watch me walk high

like on a high wire

I’ll be so good at me

like never before