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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.


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

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"

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

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

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


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 


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. 

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

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

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


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

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