On The Wrong Side

Ain’t no way at all 
To release this aching fear 
That fills all of us here 
Lock it up inside 
There’s no place left to hide 

Ain’t no way at all 
To know what we’re heading for 
What waits upon the shore 
Washed in with the tide 
And I’m still on the wrong side 

Still on the wrong side 

You follow anybody that might know the way 
You search his eyes to find what it is you oughta say 
And you know nobody’s listening when you sink down to your knees 

Ain’t no way at all 
To know where I’m free to be 
Or what my eyes will see 
Let ‘em take me for a ride 
I’m still on the wrong side 

Still on the wrong side 

I guess I might never find 
Somewhere that’s really mine

 

copyright 2019   Emmaline Muchmore

Back to Right

Been crawling far too long thru these badlands 
Feels like everything you wanted is strictly past tense 
Want back -- what you loved -- something to please 
Back right, standing tall, up and off of your knees 

You look fine, yeah, don't show it 
Cuz there ain't nobody here you wanna know it 
Got a lifeline, better use it 
If you want a change you're gonna have to prove it 
They told ya, they sold ya 
..But they don't get to say what life shows ya 
You know that you can make it 
But you gotta, gotta, gotta get thru this 

Be what you wanna be, see what you wanna see, see what you wanna see 

You're full up, got skills, you rock and roller 
Set to make a move and it's time to show that you can 
Get back  what you were before it 
Got so bad 

Change it up now, work thru this 
Halleluiah, can I get a witness 
Back, yeah, in business 
Lemme tell ya, babe, I know you're gonna do this 

Be what you wanna be, see what you wanna see, see what you wanna see 

Put it back to right

 

copyright 2017    Emmaline Muchmore

Very Funky Christmas

Been feeling so uneasy
Like the ground shifting under my feet, I got
Such terrible suspicions
About all of the people I meet
 
I thought that we had made some progress
Well at least that's what I wanna believe
We're still so divided
Guess I was naive
 
It's a very funky Christmas
 
(Need some spirit now)
 
We're all looking for a savior
Somebody to fix us up
Keep us walking on the same path
Or find a way to shoot it up
[And so we get] people hearing what they want to
No one there to talk 'em down
If we go on picking fights with strangers
Is the truth ever gonna get found
 
It's a funky Christmas
 
How we gonna get peace, baby
How we gonna find some joy
Can we steel ourselves against it
Try to block out the noise
We could smile at a stranger
Find some more songs to sing
Look real hard for signs of hope that the season might bring
 
It's a very funky Christmas
 
(Need some spirit now)
 
It's what we got
Like it or not
It's what we got
 
 
 
copyright 2016   Emmaline Muchmore
 

Solid

CHORUS         I'm solid
                        And I'm strong
                        I'm solid
                        Had to work for it baby
                        I'm solid
                        And I'm strong
                        I'm solid
                        And I won't go easy
 
Maybe you didn't think about me much the first time
I came your way
Now you can look but you will never touch what's all mine
And I'm here to stay
 
CHORUS           
 
There is no way you can escape it
Pushed it to the limit
Only way I do it now
Oh, but still you won't believe it
You say you got to see it
I'll show you how
 
CHORUS
 
Not gonna listen to your nonsense
Words you like to dispense
Only bring me down --- so I'll
Just keep doing how I do it
Won't let up for a minute
Like me or not
 
 
copyright 2016   Emmaline Muchmore