"Infrared"

by Laurie J Potter

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released March 7, 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: Again
Destination, again a place unknown
Can’t sit still can’t bear to be alone
Crazy emotions breed misguided notions
that turn me all around…around
I can see you, closing in on me
This is not where I want to be
I know what’s in store, been through this ugly drill before
can you please just go away…away

It doesn’t matter what I say, you won’t believe me anyway
I’ve worn out my welcome, no chance to amend
You’ve heard all the lines before
My best excuses won’t help me anymore
My old patterns will haunt me until the end
Oh my lord please tell me, how did I do this again

Want to run away, want to run away
Want to run there is not more to say
Want to run away, want to run away
Want to run I have to find a way
Want to run away, want to run away
Want to run the price is too high to pay
Track Name: Cruel Mystery
Looking so weary and tired
Will the confusion ever end
The thoughts you carry are hard
Forever trapped inside your head

Oh how you seem so alone
And I know you’re beaten right down to your soul
Oh, how you seem so alone
And will you ever see life other than a cruel mystery

Past indiscretions weigh you down low
The thought of them strangle you with their hold
Please free yourself let your demons go
If you don’ they’ll break you whole

Oh how you seem so alone
And I know you’re beaten right down to your soul
Oh, how you seem so alone
And will you ever see life other than a cruel mystery

Will you ever see life other than a cruel mystery
And I’ll be right here next to you, to see you through
Someday to see you smile
Track Name: Divide
Can you recognize
The problem beneath that lies
They’ve all spun it so far and wide
Maybe it’s time for you to decide

You need to make up your mind
Is this divide real or contrived

Can you think for yourself
Or do you allow another’s agenda to dictate what you’re dealt
Have your behaviors learned or influences in your life
Filled you with indignation or shrouded you in strife

You need to make up your mind
Is this divide real or contrived
I bet you didn’t know, bet you didn’t know
That your fear of the other side
just helps someone else’s bottom line
Maybe it’s time to lay our differences aside
Track Name: Following the Sun
As I woke up this morning
looked to the sky, so bright I closed my eyes
The warmth on my face brought me to a good place
decided to spend my day following the sun

No cares on my mind
Going to lay back, relax and unwind
I’ll live for today no big plan to convey
Continue to spend my day following the sun

Forget all your problems leave this meaningless rat race
Being real is easy just slow your pace
Don’t get caught up in everyone else’s mistakes
There is no big secret or message I’m trying to send
View your tasks as a means to an end
Then learn to let go and in time you’ll transcend you’ll see

The light fades to night
All is now calm and perfectly right
Did you see what I’ve done how I had my own fun
Nothing to it I’ll tell you just follow the sun
Track Name: Slippin' Away
Give me a picture and let me remember
The way we were how we used to be
Have we fallen so far from each other
Reach out your hand I want to feel you near me

Just look at me and tell me why
Why you are slipping away, what can I say to you
My promises are not lies
Will you come back for me how do I make you see
You’re the only one

Shadowed fate feelings gone cold
Will we solve this riddle let the truth be told
What seems so simple is so hard to live
Give me your hand I want to feel you near me

Just look at me and tell me why
Why you are slipping away, what can I say to you
My promises are not lies
Will you come back for me how do I make you see
I’m desperate now
Track Name: I Should've Known
Well you don’t know much about me
Or what I like to do with my time
I should have known, you never really cared at all
It seems like forever I find
It’s your arrogance that keeps you blind
I should have know, you’re always so self absorbed now I see

And I can’t understand the way you are
With you I feel so alone
You need to realize I’m tired of playing along

I let you use me and it hurt that’s no lie
Just another consequence in my life
But we’re over now and that’s just fine
I’ll be leaving you behind

I should have known, oh you’re your own one and only
And I’m certain that you’ll never believe
That you were the problem and it wasn’t me
Track Name: Predator
You fill a need as I watch you breathe
You don’t know I’m near or that I’m one to fear
I will bait you make no mistake, charm you with my wit and smile
Openly adore you secretly abhor you
I’m a predator who will cross your line

I’ll invade your space never showing my true face
Always in disguise hiding my cold dark eyes
I will play you no hope for your escape, surround you with all my lies
I will impose on you don’t underestimate
I’m a predator and you are my prize

What is right, what is wrong
It’s all relative to me, my reasoning is gone
There is no right, there is no wrong
This is how I cope how I try to belong

Let me tell you I’m not quite right
I’ll revel in your misery with pitiful delight
So if you meet me I’m sorry to say
I’ll look forward to ruining your life
Track Name: Takin' the World by Storm
What do you want from me
I’m sick of your crap just get off my back and let me be
Go on, I’m telling you you need to move along
Never said much not allowed to be heard
Expected to throw myself into everybody else’s world
No more, I say, maybe you’ll see that I’m changing my ways
See my lightning feel my thunder I’m taking the world by storm

Couldn’t say that I had many friends
The ones that I had influenced me bad and drove me to bitter ends
I know, I only have me I can depend upon
Been done wrong got no time to waste
I have to confess I’m sick of this mess shouldered more than I can take
I’m told, I guess I need to lighten this load
See my lightning feel my thunder I’m taking the world by storm

I’ve walked a long road of tales stone hard filled with pain and woe
That are now in the days gone by
I am now strong rest assured won’t let you push me down
Heed my warning I’m not playing around
See my lightning feel my thunder I’m taking the world by storm
Track Name: I Have Survived
Someone just asked me where I want to be in five years
I’m happy if I make it through my day
It’s really not simple I can't predict what’s going to happen next
Just handle my fates as they come my way

I have survived
It’s about more than just to exist, more than just standing on the side
I have survived
Surrendered to my wish not to let life pass me by

Intriguing to me that I thought I had to settle for less
Insecurities surmounted and it took away my best
Time is a healer for some bad deeds that have been done
Learned to face some hard lessons instead of always trying to run

I have survived
It’s about more than just to exist, more than just standing on the side
I have survived
Surrendered to my wish not to let life pass me by
Track Name: Forgive Me
I was wrong to say those words to you
To me they had no meaning
You believed them to be true
Over time, I’ve been so slow to realize
How to understand myself
And the feelings that I have inside
I wish I were different
Aware of my ways
I do not want to cause you any pain
I found and then I lost who I wanted to be
Again I will show you the compassion in me
And I ask will you please forgive me
Track Name: Tears In My Eyes
Nothing I could do would have ever changed your mind
So full of yourselves you deemed me just a waste of time
But now you’re full of guilt, and trying to hide your shame
Pointing your fingers looking for someone to blame

You never knew me resent had you consumed
So righteous in all your false pride
Keep your pity and your sorrow
I was content in my life
I didn’t leave here with tears in my eyes

You raised the bar for me so very high
Didn’t want to chase a vision that was yours not mine
And so I chose to go it alone
Rather than deal with the wrath of your reprisal

You never knew me resent had you consumed
So righteous in your false pride
Keep your pity and your sorrow
I was content in my life
I didn’t leave here with tears in my eyes
Track Name: Sooner Or Later
Sooner or later we’ll find
Nothing changes until we change
Sooner or later we’ll find
A friend in compromise

Sooner or later we’ll find
Second guessing will get us no where
Sooner or later we’ll find
So much has been left unsaid

Maybe we both played a part
Let’s try not to take that to heart
We have the option of starting over
Let’s take it from the here and the now
Understand the why and the how
Maybe then we finally can live for the moment

Sooner or later we’ll find
Nothing changes until we change
Sooner or later we’ll find
A friend in compromise