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lyrics

Below you’ll find lyrics to the “tales from the deep blue...” and “Let it Burn - EP” albums as well as the inspiration behind each of the songs. For other inquiries, email: lyrics@jenndashney.com.



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Let it burn - ep:

Love somebody

Kind of a sarcastic commentary inspired by a friend who feels that life is more simple without love.



wearing your loneliness with pride / a badge of honor you hide behind / the risk is just too great to try / never bitten, twice shy


Chorus:

you'd lose control

if you let yourself through the door

how will you know?

'till you love somebody


laying alone in bed at night / thinking of her you left behind / letting her in could hurt you / better off here than to compromise


Chorus



Let it burn

A hopeful lyric, abstractly about taking accountability for your life and 'burning down' your obstacles. Understanding that if you're unhappy you can do something about it. I think too often we take for granted that we have absolute control to change our circumstances... if we can battle our demons and work through the fear of change. Sometimes admitting that we deserve to be happy is the biggest struggle.


your life, it isn't carved in stone, despite what you believe / the days are more than palindromes / so hang on 'cause it could all burn down


your choice is only yours to make / so why'd you choose the same things as yesterday / the blame, it's only yours to take / set a blaze and watch it all burn down


Chorus:

strike a match (let it burn)

even if it all burns down (let it burn)

light it up and then you let it go

but not a moment to soon

before the indifference finally kills you

and then it all burns down


you're afraid but what's worse than this? / you're running in circles until you hate yourself / the door is your-free-will away / so get up and burn the whole thing down


Chorus


save a life

tend to get a bit angsty at the mention of the war in Iraq. I'm voicing my inability to rationalize the worth of these choices.



save a life with a loaded gun / revel in what you have won / all night long you ask for more / claim your prize, whatcha running for?


Chorus:

broken glass lined sheets

where the city sleeps


safe a life with a painted face / stolen hearts won't be replaced / wicked thoughts rush through your head / selfish words are lost instead


Chorus x2


save a life with a loaded gun


oh, love

my heart is an island surrounded by longing / send me a lifeline to save me from drowning / loneliness calls to all the unknowing / it wraps us in dark, it's ever growing


Chorus:

Oh, love


I feel like a lighthouse waiting for ships that aren't coming home / a light in the darkness I stand on these rocks alone / endlessly searching in vain and in fury / where are you now, now that I'm ready


Chorus


Tales from the deep blue: (available on iTunes)

tuesday morning

this song was inspired by a true story... it takes a turn to the dramatic, kind of the thoughts you think just for a minute when your relationship is ending, before you take a deep breath and come to terms with it.


tuesday morning you and i were wrapped in bed

silently remembering the things we said

i could feel the distance between us growing with every breath

turned my back on you and never loved again


will it ever end

can i ever trust again

i can hardly wait till i believe

if i believe


on a wild roller coaster thats made of sand

i hold on for my dear life as it slips through my hands

brown-eyed mirror girl looking at me shes made of stone

hoping one day to recapture the love shes known


will it ever end

will i ever trust again

i can hardly wait till i believe

if i believe


will i bend or break

how much can i take

i can hardly wait till i believe

if i believe

if i believe



siren

i wrote this one to try to justify what i’d done to someone i cared about... maybe explaining it to both of us.


you called me your siren and like the legend goes

i’ll sing sweetly and you will lose control

power of persuasion lures you to the sea

you’ll play the victim, the blame will fall on me


hey ya beneath these waters

there are rocks ahead


with no convincing you’ll go overboard

and fight the current searching for the shore

when i call you, you will seek me out

then in the darkness the waves swallow you down


hey ya beneath these waters

there are rocks ahead



days gone by

this song speaks to the trepidation i felt at the beginning of a relationship...


a little regret is all it takes

to make you question if this was all a mistake

six months of your life

now its all just days gone by

days gone by


whos to judge

if this was all just wasted time

was it your or mine

it was mine

it was mine

it was mine


life is short so they say

but when you’re in love is the only time it feels that way

looking back flippin’ the calendar page

counting all those precious days

precious days


whos to judge if this was all just wasted time

was it yours or mine

it was mine

it was mine

it was mine



should it ever come up

this is just 3 minutes of honesty. what if you put all of your disclaimers out there in the beginning?


i will promise you

but every time i do

all my promises are gonna break


i’ll give you my word

that my word is no good

my self serving interests get in the way

almost every single day


but while you’re asleep here in my bed

i’ll come clean so i can say i did

should it ever come up


i can read your mind

at least thats what i’ll say

it’s my endearing way of fishing for compliments


i will be on time

if the drinks are free

every other time i’m an hour late at best

maybe two


but while you’re asleep here in my bed

i’ll come clean so i can say i did


and while you’re asleep here next to me

for the record i’ve told you everything

should it ever come up

should it ever come up

should it ever come up


what i’ve waited for

ryan andrew and i wrote this together. it talks about the tough decision to end a relationship when you both realize that the love has died between you.


i used to love the way you looked at me

you made me feel so beautiful

you belonged to me


but now the newness has worn off

and i can see you’re clearly

not in love with me


i don’t want to hurt you but it’s killin’ me

this isn’t how love’s supposed to be


you’re not what i’ve waited for

you’re so serious

always wanting more

i need you to set me free

i’m not right for you

just let go of me


i don’t want you to be alone

but i can’t be the one to pull you through

i’m no good for you


my heart is somewhere else

you deserve more than this

someone who needs your kiss


i don’t want to hurt you but it’s killin’ me

this isn’t how love’s supposed to be


you’re not what i’ve waited for

you’re so serious

always wanting more

i need you to set me free

i’m not right for you

just let go of me


worlds

this song is dedicated to the memory of randy glenn egger, my beloved father


thank you for the time we spent

thank you for your confidence

i hope you know how much it meant


waiting for the worlds to collide

you played this one safe with caution on your side

well there’s no turning back - you can’t rewind

now a bell tolls for you in the distance, close your eyes


and thats life

and you’re going home tonight

i hope i see you on the other side

i have to believe that this isn’t the end

that throughout time and space i will know you again


now your looking glass reflects a face full of lines

its a wicked game played and won by time

and you think, where was i when life passed by?

in the beat of a heart you’re surrounded by light


and thats life

and you’re going home tonight

i hope i see you on the other side

i have to believe that this isn’t the end

that throughout time and space i will know you again


thank you for the time we spent

thank you for your confidence

i hope you know how much it meant


smoke filled sky

a candid letter to the bush administration


the smoke screen is wide

it hides the truth from sight

keep feeding us your lies

at this point we’ll believe anything


who should we believe

the paper, the radio, or tv

it makes it hard to read

between the lines


smoke

smoke

smoke filled sky


if ignorance is bliss

then is this happiness?

this isn’t what we voted for

and it’s never been


when the fire dies

who’ll rebuild our lives?

‘cause we can’t count on you

for anything


smoke

smoke

smoke filled sky


all night

this one is a little dark satire. she has been stood up by her date... as she cries, waiting by the phone and wondering where she’s gone wrong... she gets a terrible wake-up call. maybe it’s not always about you.


its way after midnight

i put the phone by my side

and turned out the light

i waited all night


and i wonder


the rain hits the window sill

i don’t even dare feel

i’m holding my breath

till there’s nothing left


and i wonder


then into the early light

the phone rings and terrifies

from the other end

i’m sinking again


and i’m under


down

this is dedicated to world leaders throughout history who have made the decision to wage war and will forever have to live with the guilt of the choices they made.


which way takes us down

which way takes us down

which way takes us down

which way takes us down


sun goin’ down, down, down

casting a shadow on the ocean

and as we stumble in the dark

somewhere a light shines


and its falling on your shoulders

tell me how does it feel

all these days have made you bolder

but your wounds will never heal


sand rushing through the hour glass

did you think time would never end?

don’t let your adolescence fool you

one story ends, one begins


and its falling on your shoulders

tell me how does it feel

all these days have made you bolder

but your wounds will never heal


which way takes us down

which way takes us down

which way takes us down

which way takes us down


we fight these wars over and over

you would think history lies

losing lives at the hands of our brothers

was the win worth the prize?