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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!
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