Baring Souls

by Karen Atkins

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released April 1, 2016

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Karen Atkins Mill Valley, California

Karen is a Soulful Indie Singer Songwriter

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Track Name: See Me Cry
I'm tired of keeping my secrets from you baby
I get the feeling that you can read my mind
I know you'd hear the truth even when I lie

Get this feeling whenever I'm with you
This craving that only you can satisfy
What I want is for you to see me cry

And I don't know why
I don't know why
I don't know why

Before I met you I could never show my feelings
I thought it meant I had fallen far behind
Now I feel like crying all the time
Don't think I need you to get to know me better
I don't want you to try and sympathize
All I want is for you to see me cry

And I don't know why
I don't know why
I don't know why

I hope you don't need me to explain this
Cause it may be something I cannot define
Well I've never been that good at explanations
But it's just something I fantasize sometimes
That you hold me and try to dry my eyes

I hope I don't scare you away by being honest
But that's the way I try to live my life
Truth is something I can't sacrifice

There is only one way I can show you
How this little thing can ease my mind
All you need to do is see me cry
And I don't know why
I don't know why
I don't know why
Oh I don’t know why
I don’t know why
Track Name: The Sound Of The Rain
Love love love I am watching
You see more when it's raining
While the sun is still shining there's no time for complaining
Love love love I am listening
Catch your breath when you're spinning
Can't say I never told you that everything’s confusing sometimes

Understand where your hate is
Hold your love in your heart
Feel the sun on your shoulders
Your head is in your hands
And don't believe if they tell you that the world will be ending
There'll be sun tomorrow
Your courage is exploding

All this motion
It's your thing
Let it spin
Don't let it swallow you
You always wanted to be the one to keep moving through the rain
And I'll look after you
I don't want you to cry anymore
Break it down turn it over it's nothing but the sound of the rain
La la La la La la La la la

Well this girl she's a woman
Likes to cry when it's raining
Holds the night on her shoulders
She knows the day is coming
And she speaks to the future
Wipes the pain from her hands
She keeps on moving
Though nothing maybe changing

All this motion
It's your thing
Let it spin
Don't let it swallow you
You always wanted to be the one to keep moving through the rain
And I'll look after you
I don't want you to cry anymore
Break it down turn it over it's nothing but the sound of the rain

Just keep on moving when it's raining
Stop complaining

All this motion it's your thing
Let it spin
Don't let it swallow you
You always wanted to be the one to keep moving through the rain
And I'll look after you
I want to show you that all this motion
It's your thing
Let it spin
Don't let it swallow you
You always wanted to be the one to keep moving through the rain
And I'll look after you
There's so much more in the rain this time
It's your thing now girl just go
And move with the rain this time
It's your thing now girl just go
Track Name: Julia
Tonight she keeps me awake spilling traveling tales
She wants me to speak
Open my empty world
Well nothing’s changed, Julia
You're still the wild one
And tell me where’d the time go Julia
When we had time to have our fun

Julia, tell me where the fever goes this time
Oh Julia, there must be a reason why I stayed behind

Smiling she inquires
How my family's been
At my silence she knows
It's just the same old thing
Where is the fire, Julia
That you saw in my soul
When I said I follow close behind
You never showed me to the road

Standing in the road again
I wave goodbye
So long my friend
Can't let another journey catch you moving slow
When I'm alone tonight
If all the things you said were right
I'll question if this life is all I'll ever know

Julia, tell me where the fever goes this time
Oh Julia, there must be a reason why I stayed behind
Oh Julia, tell me where the fever goes this time
Oh Julia, tell me where the fever goes
Julia, there must be a reason why I stayed behind
Track Name: The Right Time
This morning
I'm feeling
The signs that say I should be leaving
It's something
I need to let you know
Though lately
It's been hard to speak my mind
I keep waiting for the right time

Be honest
You know this
The truth is that you're always lying
You tell me
It's only
Just a presentation of the world seen through your eyes
That they really aren't lies

Well that's a story I'm not gonna buy
You tell me that you want me to stay
But baby
I'm on my way

Been feeling
Like leaving
Not happy with the love we're making
You tell me
I need to give it time to grow
But I know that's just your line
Cause you fed it to me last time

I'm seeing
Daylight coming
I have decided I'll be leaving
I'm watching
You sleeping
And I'm wondering
Should I wake you up to say goodbye
But I just don't have the time
I don't have the time
You tell me that you want me to stay
But baby, I'm on my way

Good morning
I'm leaving
I'm calling from the railroad station
Train’s coming
Doors open
I'm boarding
doors closing
It's rolling it's rolling it's rolling it's rolling
I'm gone
Track Name: Jonathan
Jonathan craves me
He think he can save me
From all of the boys who come
He's never been able
To tell truth from fable
He doesn't believe he's wrong

Jonathan invades me
He tries to persuade me
That I shouldn't walk alone
He smiles shy and sweetly
Every time he greets me
But I don't want Jonathan following me home

ah ah ah ah

Jonathan blames me
He says I'm too pretty
I shouldn't have smiled that way
And they never asked him if he had a reason
They only told Jonathan, “don't do it again”

ah ah ah ah
Track Name: Into Everything
Feel so good
Takes my world so nice
Makes me run all night
In my world so right
And I'd love to climb a thousand places

See what's good
Makes me see sunlight
Hide no more in flight
Cry again for happiness
I'd love to see what's inside

It's so simple
So amazing
What's going on to bring
All this beauty into everything

Did you catch the sign
Sings of love, it shines
Can you carry the sweetness
By the loneliness it leaves behind
Crawl along
Can we lose the wrong
I won't stay too long
But it's alright, it's fine you don't mind

So simple (what’s the thing)
So amazing (that can bring)
What's gone on to bring
All this beauty into everything

So simple everything
So simple everything
So simple everything
Is it wrong to see you’re beautiful
Nothing’s wrong with me anymore
I just feel free

Feel so good
Feel so right
See what's good
See sunlight
Cry again for happiness
I'd love to see what's inside

It's so simple (what’s the thing)
So amazing (that can bring)
What's gone on to bring
All this beauty into everything

So simple everything
Track Name: Angel
In the morning I will pray to you
Light a candle on my knees
There must be something I can say to you
Something to make you believe

Will you kiss me in the morning light
This is all I ask of you
Like you kissed me when we said good night
Let me know you feel this, too

Oh Angel
I'm in love with you
If you can please speak to me
And tell me that you want to be my angel
Cause I'm in love with you
All my wishes will come true
If you say you'll be my angel

Will you bathe me in your sacred wine
Till I’ve stained my body red
Show me how to drink your love divine
So I can calm these angry voices in my head
And in the morning we will lie together
With this candle burning low
Tell me this will be
Tell me we will be this way forever
Cause my beautiful angel this is something that I need to know

Oh Angel, I'm in love with you
If you can please speak to me
And tell me that you want to be my angel
Cause I'm in love with you
All my wishes will come true
All my wishes will come true

Oh do you feel me
Angel
I'm in love with you
If you can please speak to me
And tell me that you want to be my angel
Cause I'm in love with you
All my wishes
All my wishes will come true with you

My angel
I'm in love I'm in love I'm in love I’m in love with you
Oh won't you tell me that you want to be my angel
Cause I'm in love with you
All my wishes will come true
If you say you'll be my angel
Track Name: Lorraine
She holds mountains in her hands
When he cries she knows why
There is love and everything tonight

Where Lorraine goes he wants to be
Over rainbows drifting lazy
Toward the land where she comes from
There is only freedom

Tangled tangled in her web
He unwinds and finds a thread
To rejoice that she has said
He can stay around till summertime has ended

Where Lorraine goes he wants to be
Over rainbows drifting lazy toward
Toward the land where she comes from
He follows Lorraine
He follows Lorraine
He follows Lorraine

She holds mountains in her hands
When he cries she knows why
There is love in everything
There is magic in her
He follows her everywhere
Crimson petals fall in silver streams from her hair

Oh where Lorraine goes he wants to be
Over rainbows drifting lazy
Toward the land where she comes from
He follows Lorraine
He follows Lorraine
He follows Lorraine
Track Name: Baring Souls
Spending time baring souls
Let me in
Let me go
You want to be close
But you need to be distant, too

Take my hand let it go
How can I let you know
Just how good it feels baby when I'm next to you
I want you to notice that I want

You say you're here for me
But you still want to be free
So I never know when you will be around
Well Penelope is someone I'll never be
Waiting for her man to cross the sea
Honey I'm not the kind to wait that patiently
No no no
Track Name: Another Life
Let me feel this day
Cause it's charm has almost ended
And I know you will say
That I'm crazy for believing
But I feel this time
That I know my direction and I know my mind
Let me feel this way

There are days when I
Am sure that I have lived another life
There are days when I
Can feel this love it's all inside my mind

So you think I'm a fool
I don't paint the world like you do
But the colors I see
Are the ones that I will paint for you
Well you tell me time has a
Way of making you change your mind
I will not be swayed cause

There are days when I
Am sure that I have lived another life
There are days when I
Can feel this love it's all inside my mind

Well you tell me that it's not for you
This life I lead
But you asked me what it is
That makes me smile

So I tell you that it's all the things you don't believe
So you tell me it's not your style
Well I don't mind
You'll see the signs
In time