"Infrared"

by Laurie J Potter

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      $7 USD  or more

     

1.
03:42
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
2.
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
3.
06:03
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
4.
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
5.
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
6.
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
7.
03:54
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
8.
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
9.
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
10.
02:10
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
11.
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
12.
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

credits

released March 7, 2017

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

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.

contact / help

Contact Laurie J Potter

Streaming and
Download help

Report this album or account

If you like Laurie J Potter, you may also like: