"Free"

by Laurie J Potter

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released March 8, 2017

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Laurie J Potter Minnesota

Laurie J Potter is an American songwriter/musician whose dark, acoustically tinged pop/rock songs dare at times to blend genres. Both lyrics and music are emotional and intense.

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Track Name: Wonder
Never thought I'd see
another day another year
and I can say to you
that all my troubles have disappeared

I wonder where will I go from here
I wonder now.. wonder
I am different now
that I wiped away the tears
moved ahead somehow
then life became more clear

I wonder where will I go from here
I wonder now.. wonder
all I ever wanted was to slip out from the dark side
unlock my mind enough to look at what I've been denying
it might've took so long but I've finally stepped on the other side

I don't ask why
how it all came to be
that I was able to see
what really mattered to me

Alive and not alone anymore
found what I was searching for
Alive and not alone anymore
I want to tell you how I feel
that what I hold is just so real
Please let me be true till the end
Track Name: Let You In
Every time I see you in my mind
I'm gonna tell you how I feel about you inside
It's a thought that never will be true
Since I can not be honest with you

I'm angry that I've been this way so long
I'm tired and drained by dealing with you too wrong
I just freeze whenever you are near
I can not get over my fear

Why do I act this way
I have so much to say to you
Is this forever
never to be together
It's so hard for me to live
I have so much for you to give
If I could just let you in my life
Track Name: Nightmare
The silence is so loud
Like a scream under water
so much motion without any sound
Can you hear me can you see me
Can you hear me can you see me shout

Disturbing mental pictures with heavy emotion
Jagged pieces won't fit together
Please give me release
Can you help me can you save me
Can you help me save me from myself

Failing at knowing
what is fact or fiction
Convincing is the surreal
Wake me and shake me
Bring me to conscious
Relieve me from this nightmare

Can you help me can you save me
Can you help me save me from myself
Track Name: Free
Just wanted to let you know
I am free
Just wanted to let you know my friend
I am free

Since I can talk to you
Now I'm feeling alright
and I wanted to say
that I won't ever
fight anymore anymore

Just wanted to let you know
I miss you
Just wanted to let you know my friend
I need you

Since I can talk to you
now I'm feeling alright
and I promise to you
that I won't ever
fight anymore anymore

My memories are faded jaded and untrue
I wish I had taken care of you
care of you
oh how I love you
Track Name: Ever Again
You're my obsession
consume all space in my mind
With you I wear a second skin of lies
under which I hide
Growing bad intentions
still trying to do what's right
robbed of all my passion
hollow inside
Won't give up without a fight

You took my life from me
and I'm gonna get it back right now
It's more than plain to see
that you never were a friend at all

I thought I needed you
every day to survive
Then the haze was lifted from my eyes
and I could see right through you

You took my life from me
and I'm gonna get it back right now
It's more than plain to see
that you never were a friend at all

And I can't understand how I let you run me around
keeping me down
And I'll never let you control me
ever again

You took my life from me....
Track Name: Paper Tiger
People keep their distance cause they're not quite sure
If you're a true person your actions so obscure
Not a straight answer are you able to give
You talk in circles that's the way you live

I really know you
You're so clear for me to see
You're just a paper tiger
can't hide from me

You use your friends to try and get ahead
and if they can't deliver you act as if they're dead
You won't be crossed or you say revenge will be near
You're always trying to generate some fear

I really know you
You're so clear for me to see
You're just a paper tiger
Stay away from me

Your actions caused by insecurity
You don't impress me with your false sincerity
I really know you......
Track Name: What You Chose
Do you feel sorry for yourself
Blame everybody else
For the fate that you've been given
Remember this is really what you chose
Were you so afraid of what people might say
If you gave yourself away
Tried not to let them know

The sun will never shine in your mind
Pretending is much too hard a compromise
Do you have regrets on all the bets you placed on your life

Sometimes that's the way it goes

The sun will never shine in your mind....
Track Name: Who We Are
And old saying says that all the best things in life are free
with all the miles that I have gone I am very inclined to agree
No longer look so far down
to a future that I can not see
Try to recognize the importance
of what is right in front of me

So much there is untold
it hurts as old hard feelings start to unfold
Mistakes that I have made
I hope all my bad memories will eventually fade
Past damage that's been done it's apparent that no one had really won
Wounds that turn to scars
Lessons learned that makes us who we are
Track Name: Why
Why did you wake up one day
decide that you didn't want to stay
I wish I would've known
you always seemed like you were all right
I never knew of you internal fight
I wish I would've known

Why did you deem yourself unworthy
I would've set you straight in such a hurry
but now you're gone

Wish you were still right here with me
together like we used to be
You could've told me what went wrong
I would've made you believe somehow
that you could've turned you life around

I never thought that you would leave
It happened so unexpectedly
I wish I would've known
Was there something that you needed me to say
that would've kept you here with me today
I wish I would've known

Why did you deem yourself unworthy
I would've set you straight in such a hurry
but now you're gone

Why did you make us say goodbye
did you not think we would wonder why
Why did you do this to yourself
You could've asked for help
Track Name: Fly
As I sit here beside you, our talk
is simple but has so much meaning to me
You look so far away like you're living a day from long ago
Your bags are packed and you say it's time to leave

Curtain hits the floor
its been a good show
The trust you built
The faith you have within you
Allows you to let go

Do you wanna fly do you wanna fly
Do you wanna fly do you wanna fly
I see you reach for the sky
Track Name: Peace of Mind
Today I looked at me and knew something bad was up
No matter how I try not to, I keep myself messed up
I try to keep life together I try to keep life straight
I am so losing I am only filled with hate
I don't know where I'm going or how I will end up
But I'm really sick and tired of being all f**cked up

The world makes me angry no one can see me right
My own paranoia has clouded my insight
I want to help myself but I don't know how
Someone please give me a roadmap 'cause I really need it now

And I'll put in the effort and
I'll give myself some time
If that's what it's finally gonna take
for me to be fine

Just let me get some peace of mind
I want to be fine
Need to leave the pain behind

Always running and caught in the middle....(repeated)

And I've got to keep my world from spinning wild
I need to be fine
Just let me get some peace of mind
I want to be fine
Need to leave the pain behind
Track Name: Goodbye
Moving fast with no where to turn
Might as well burn me
Pour my ashes in an urn
Would anyone even know I was gone
Seems all I do is wrong

All your conditions I don't measure up
To belong in your world
Who I am is not enough
How do I maintain my sanity
When life has become a profanity

How did I let this happen
Crept up on me from behind
Being torn asunder
How will I survive

No one can see
The innocence in me
Has been pushed so far beneath
buried by guilt set so deep

So this is my story
Much too late to say I'm sorry
So I'll pull you tight
And say goodbye

No one can see..........