The Emerald City

by Melanie Doane

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released 01 March 2011

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Track Name: Ruby Slippers
If we only had a brain
We could make a start
It would take a lot of nerve
It would take a lot of heart

Wicked Rich of the West
Too selfish to past the test
Can we come in under the wire?
Put out this fire

Oh, there's no place like home
Oh, there's no place like home

Ruby slippers, where are you now?
I wanna go back but I don't know how
Can we make it, make it like it was before?
We're not in Kansas anymore

The sky is over the rainbow
The sea is an emerald green
The journey is a yellow brick road
Prettiest thing I have ever seen

Click your heals now one, two, three
Can it be true?
Still a chance left for you and me
And our little dog too?

Oh, there's no place like home
Oh, there's no place like home

Ruby slippers, where are you now?
I wanna go back but I don't know how
Ruby slippers, what are you good for?

We're having a good time
And it won't be long
It's all gonna be fine
Soon as we're gone

Can we make it, make it like it was before?
We're not in Kansas anymore
Track Name: Sweet on You
I'm so lost, I'm so lost
I can't see the forest for the trees
Oh I'm so blind, I'm so blind
I can't tell the oceans from the seas

And I don't have one sweet clue
I can't think one thought through
I don't know what I'm supposed to do
But the one sweet thing I do have is you

Cause I'm sweet on you
I'm sweet on you
A little sugar gets me through
Yeah I'm sweet on you
I'm sweet on you

Oh I'm so crazy, I'm so crazy
I think I see my face up there in the moon
Oh I'm so slow, I'm so slow
The ones up front should be passing me pretty soon

And I don't have one sweet clue
I can't think one thought through
I don't know what I'm supposed to do
But the one sweet thing I do have is you

Cause I'm sweet on you
I'm sweet on you
A little sugar gets me through
Yeah I'm sweet on you

I'm so low
I'm looking up to see the bottom of the well
You're so swell
I might just have to tell you...
Track Name: The Stupider I Am
Eat when you're hungry
When you're tired close your eyes
Words so simple
Oh words so wise

Don't be an asshole
Don't be a jerk
It's so crazy
It just might work

The more I know
The stupider I am

Do unto others
Blah blah blah
Be true to yourself
Rah rah rah

Words so simple
Words so true
Easy to say
But hard to do

The more I know
The stupider I am

No one saw this coming
Least of all me
We can still be together
But nothing comes free

The more I know
The stupider I am
Track Name: From Your Lips to God's Ears
Hold my breath every time you're near
Say a little prayer
The words I wanna hear
Hang between us in the air

To everything there is a season
Our time will come
So my prayer goes up
Like a vapour to the sun

And if your mouth could say
The same words that I pray

From your lips to god's ears
From your lips to god's ears
From your lips to god's ears
From your lips to mine

Silence is the language
Of our unspoken desire
I want to speak to you in tongues
And sing to you like a choir

I see your face from across the room
And I know it's true
What you feel for me
Is what I feel for you

And if your voice could say
The same words that I pray

From your lips to god's ears
From your lips to god's ears
From your lips to god's ears
From your lips to mine

It won't be long
It won't be long now...
Track Name: Disaster Waiting to Happen
Say my peace and I say my prayers
I never take a chance never take a dare
I'm solid as a rock
You can always count on me
  
But somethin's comin’ 
And I can't see it at all 

I'm a disaster waiting to happen
I'm the earth just ready to quake
I'm a blind man who's jay walkin’
I'm a heart that knows it's gonna break
I'm the titanic, just before the ice
I'm Romeo and Juliet 
I'm a disaster waiting to happen
And I can't see it yet
 
Wash my hair, make my bed
I did my homework just like I said
I'm solid as a rock
You can always count on me
 
Big smile on my face
What could possibly go wrong 

I'm a disaster waiting to happen
I'm the earth just ready to quake
I'm a blind man who's jay walkin’
I'm a heart that knows it's gonna break
I'm the titanic, just before the ice
I'm Romeo and Juliet 
I'm a disaster waiting to happen
And I can't see it yet

Red flags wavin’...
(I'm just waving back)
And all the little birds have flown away 
Track Name: How Can a Girl
How can a girl love a boy
Who's so far away all this time
When he comes back to her side
She's afraid of all the things she'll find

Like a song that's sung in a different key
Than the one you started out in 
Oh and how can a girl love a boy
Who chooses to go away
 
How can the sun tell the moon
Not to shine so bright and so true
One may be smaller around
But they both have their own job to do

And like the girl who's watching from down below
She tells her little light to shine  
Oh, how can the sun tell the moon
Anything, anything at all
Track Name: Baby Come Home
Baby come home to me
It's winter and I'm so cold
Baby come home to me
It's winter and I need someone warm to hold
 
Thirty days has September
April, June and November
After that I can't remember the way you look
The way you feel 

Baby come home to me…

Thirty days has September
April, June and November
Force a smile I'm a pretender
There's no choice but to surrender and take my heart
Out of harm's way 

Baby come home to me
It's winter and I need someone
Track Name: Back to L.A.
Clouds in the sky, snow on the ground
Everything is bringing me down
Gotta pretend it's where I want to be
Don't you know it's not about me

And there's no movin' ahead
Cause there's a little piece of me
That's dyin' or dead

I gotta get back to L.A.
So I can fall in love with myself again
I gotta get back to L.A.
So I can fall in love with myself again

I'm the kind of girl to go by the book
But I've been waiting to be let off the hook
Head over heals is not my style
But if I don't tumble soon then I'll be waiting awhile

And there's no movin' ahead
Cause there's a little piece of me
That's dyin' or dead

I gotta get back to L.A.
So I can fall in love with myself again
I gotta get back to L.A.
So I can fall in love with myself again

Everyone is perfect
So no one can be perfect
But that's a small price to pay
And you can look in the mirror all day

Made it through another day
Man I need to get away
Drive a fast car
Talk on the phone
Then I'll be ready to head on home
Track Name: Late Bloomer
You think you're fading fast
You haven't even arrived
You think you're comin’ in last
But your beauty will be realized
 
Cause you're just a late bloomer
It's something you can't see
And there's nothing you can do
To make things happen before they’re meant to be 

Open your eyes
Open your mind
Open your heart and you will have
Your day in the sun 

A rose by any other name
Daisy in a chain
Ivy in a league of her own
We've all got to find our own way home 

Cause you're just a late Bloomer
It's something you can't see
And there's nothing you can do
To make things happen before they’re meant to be 

Open your eyes
Open your mind
Open your heart and you will have
Your day in the sun 

Flower child
You're gonna change the world
Flower child
Best of all the boys and girls
Track Name: Humpty
I'm falling
Lost my footing 
Lost my focus
Lost my faith
 
I'm falling
Lost my balance
Lost my spirit
Lost my place 

I'm so fragile I just might break
I hope it happens for my own sake
 
All the king’s horses, all the king’s men
Gotta pick yourself up
Cause who needs them
We're all afraid to take the fall
The only way out is to jump off of the wall 

I'm falling
Lost my arrogance
My honesty
My heart
 
I'm falling
Lost my courage
Lost my innocence
My art

I'm so fragile I just might break
I hope it happens for my own sake
 
All the king’s horses, all the king’s men
Gotta pick yourself up
Cause who needs them
We're all afraid to take the fall
The only way out is to jump off of the wall
 
I'm comin’ out of my shell
Here's to hoping it all goes well…
Track Name: Make God Laugh
Gonna be a hero
I'll never falter never fail
And then I'll walk on water
Go places no one's ever been
The best laid plans of mice and men

If you wanna make god laugh
Just tell him the plans you have
Cause you can't be all things to everyone
And the best laid plans are sometimes left undone

You get home I'm waiting there
I make a joke you touch my hair
We stay awake for hours
A year goes by and now it's ten
The best laid plans of mice and men

If you wanna make god laugh
Just tell her the plans you have
Cause you can't be all things to everyone
And the best laid plans are sometimes left undone

My only sorrow
My only true regret
Living for tomorrow
One day I'll never get

And the best laid plans are sometimes left
And my best laid plans are sometimes left undone...