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The Other Side

by Jeanne Bonansinga

Released 2010
Rockmam Records
Released 2010
Rockmam Records
Jeanne examines the glory of Romance the agony of Heartache and the sorrow of Losing someone you love in a rich collection of Acoustic Rock songs from this veteran songwriter.
  • 03:55 Lyrics
    As Bad As It Gets

    Verse 1

    I always thought that I could make it up to you

    I never thought you’d stop forgiving me

    Time and time again, I’d lie and make amends

    That time is gone and now you’re leavin’ me

     

    CHORUS:

    I didn’t know how much I loved you ‘til I got the note you left    

    Never saw how much I needed you now my heart won’t let me rest  

    The way that I am missin’ you, it scares me half to death

    Oh baby, it’s as bad as it gets  

     

    Bridge:

    Lyin’s just for fools, who cannot face the truth

    I lost your love, lost your trust,

    Oh baby what’s the use?

     

    CHORUS:

    I didn’t know how much I loved you ‘til I got the note you left   

    Never saw how much I needed you now my heart won’t let me rest  

    The way that I am missin’ you,  it scares me half to death

    Oh baby, it’s as bad as it gets  

     

    Instrumental:

     

    Verse 2

    Now that you’re gone, the truth it stares me in the face  

    All these years of running, just brought shame and disgrace  

    I know you won’t believe me, and I guess it’s too late 

    But I am truly sorry for all my mistakes

     

    CHORUS:

    I didn’t know how much I loved you ‘til I got the note you left   

    Never saw how much I needed you now my heart won’t let me rest  

    The way that I am missin’ you,  it scares me half to death

    Oh baby, it’s as bad as it gets  

    Oh baby, it’s as bad as it gets

    Oh baby, it’s as bad as it gets

         

    I always thought that I could make it up to you…   

  • 03:55 Story Lyrics
    Everything is Gone

    Verse 1

    I Woke up with my world on fire

    Burned everything except desire

    Lost the keys to my whole world

    Lost my mind in the smokin’ swirls

     

    Bridge:

    Everything, everything is gone

     

    Verse 2

    Down the hall the sirens came,

    Please wake up they called my name

    Feel the heat of wasted time

    Lose your past in the flames and grime

     

    Bridge:

    Everything, everything is gone

    Everything, everything is gone...

     

    Verse 3

    From the ash angels rise

    Bringing all we need to survive     

    Strength & hope to see us through

    Trade your pain for something new

     

    Bridge:

    Everything, everything is gone                           

    Everything, everything is gone... except for love 

     

    Chorus:

    Love is gonna heal you                                       

    Yeah, love is gonna heal you from your past      

    Love is gonna heal you                                        

    Yeah love is gonna heal you, make it last            

    Love is gonna heal you                                         

    Yeah love is gonna heal you from your past        

    Free at last, from your past

    Free at last, from your past   

    Free at last                                                                 

     

  • 03:12 Story Lyrics
    Farewell

    Verse 1:

    We tried hard through stormy weather Each gray cloud gathered many tears

    Now the rain is falling hard The wind has swept you from my arms

    Can’t get back those troubled years

     

    CHORUS:

    So Good bye, so long, it’s been good to know ya

    Has my heart been broke, it’s really hard to tell

    ‘Cause it’s been so long that this pain’s been buried deep inside

    So good bye, so long, farewell

     

    BRIDGE:

    I stayed for the kids, I stayed for the memories

    I stayed for the hope that you could still love me

     

    INTRUMENTAL:

     

    Verse 2:

    25 years seems like forever            

    Now I’ve given half a life to you   

    Empty nest, empty house.  What’s left to talk about?

    I got old, you found someone new     

     

    CHORUS:

    So Good bye, so long, it’s been good to know ya

    Has my heart been broke, it’s really hard to tell

    ‘Cause it’s been so long that this pain’s been buried deep inside

    So good bye, so long, farewell

                                              

    REPEAT: CHORUS

  • 03:13 Lyrics
    Lipstick & Lingerie

    Verse 1:

    I always was a lone wolf, Don’t wanna sew and I can’t cook

    I’m just not the marrying kind, no interest in that family time

    I ain’t no maybelleine No fancy pantsy beauty queen

    But you stepped right out of a dream 

     

    CHORUS:

    Now I’m wearing lipstick and lingerie, I never thought I’d feel this way

    Now I’m beggin’ on my knees, Baby, baby, baby please

    Lipstick and lingerie, Just rock me ‘til the break of day

    In my lipstick and lingerie

     

    Bridge

    I know what you must be thinking

    That girl she must have been drinking

    ‘cause you ain’t no Prince Charming

    But your kiss is so disarming

     

    CHORUS:

    Now I’m wearing lipstick and lingerie, I never thought I’d feel this way

    Now I’m beggin’ on my knees, Baby, baby, baby please

    Lipstick and lingerie, Just rock me ‘til the break of day

    In my lipstick and lingerie

     

    SOLO:

     

    Verse 2:

    Now I’ll never paint my fingernails but I believe in fairy tales

    You’re happy ever after man you love me just the way I am

    I could walk you down the aisle your hat your dimples make me smile

    I love you there ain’t no denial

     

    CHORUS:

    Now I’m wearing lipstick and lingerie, I never thought I’d feel this way

    Now I’m beggin’ on my knees, Baby, baby, baby please

    Lipstick and lingerie, Just rock me ‘til the break of day

    In my lipstick and lingerie

     

    Repeat

     

  • 03:38 Lyrics
    Livin' a Lie

    Verse 1

    When I first saw your smile I knew that I’d love you forever

    We walked down the aisle dreaming of being together

    We talked about houses and kids two or three

    A dog and two cats, a real family

    When you said forever, I thought it’d be longer than this

     

    Verse 2

    Well how ‘bout the kids

    I guess I’m the one who should keep them

    When they say where’s Dad

    I’m not really sure what I’ll tell them

    You’ll have weekends and Christmas and days in between

    Oh my heart can’t handle this shattering dream

    As your packing your bags tell me it’s really not true

     

    Chorus:

    You’ve been talking a dream but livin’ a lie

    There aren’t too many things on which you can rely except

    Taxes and heartache and saying goodbye in the end

    When it all boils down to what’s two and two

    It just don’t add up when I’m talkin’ to you

    If we’re gonna break up I hope we’ll do it as friends

     

    Instrumental:

     

    Bridge

    Now we’re breaking our home up and our egos too

    Oh I’ll never love someone as deeply as you

    This pain in my heart will never ever subside

     

    Chorus:

    You’ve been talking a dream but livin’ a lie

    There aren’t too many things on which you can rely except

    Taxes and heartache and saying goodbye in the end

    When it all boils down to what’s two and two

    It just don’t add up when I’m talkin’ to you

    If we’re gonna break up I hope we can do it

    Oh please let us do it, Lord how can we do it

    If we’re gonna break up

    We’ll never make it as friends

  • 03:00 Lyrics
    Main Squeeze

    Verse

    Tick Tock, there goes my clock

    I look in the mirror and I think

    Am I gonna die like this?

    Just another woman who never felt a tender kiss

    Then you walked in the room

    And I said “who’s that dude?”

    We locked our eyes, now we’re hypnotized

     

    Chorus:

    You’re as refreshing as a Sunday stroll

    Hold my hand and I lose control

    Just like Ice Cream when it’s 93

    Oh baby, you’re my main squeeze

     

    Bridge:

    Those Deep brown eyes that look straight to my heart

    You were the one right from the very start

    A couple of decades and a couple of kids

    You can still thrill me like you always did

     

    Chorus:

    You’re as refreshing as a Sunday stroll

    Hold my hand and I lose control         

    Just like Ice Cream when it’s 93

    Oh baby, you’re my main squeeze

     

    Instrumental

     

    Chorus:

    You’re as refreshing as a Sunday stroll

    Hold my hand and I lose control         

    Just like Ice Cream when it’s 93

    Oh baby, you’re my main squeeze

    You’re my main squeeze, you’re my main squeeze  

    You’re my main squeeze, you’re my main squeeze  

    Come on and squeeze me baby!      

  • 04:04 Lyrics
    The Other Side (for Celia)

    Verse:

    Did I tell you that I loved you before you turned that key?

    A few miles down the road, the thought it haunted me

    Just one more chance to hold you, to tell you you’re my life

    What am I gonna do now that I can’t be your wife?

     

    The road was dark, the turn was sharp, The car it came so fast

    I called the man a liar when he told me you had crashed

    I know someday I’ll feel again something that’s not pain

    The tears they just keep falling like Bombay in the rain

     

    CHORUS:

    Why’d you take that ride and leave us all behind

    If love was all I needed to turn the hands of time

    We could both grow old, and watch our family grow

    Oh why’d you take that ride, now you’re on the other side

     

    Verse:

    From the days of Lascaux ‘til eternity my friend

    Our souls are walking hand in hand, Our love will never end

    Every word I write I’ll wonder did it come from me or you

    Your poetry, your beauty still comes shining through

     

    CHORUS:

    Why’d you take that ride and leave us all behind

    If love was all I needed to turn the hands of time

    We could both grow old, and watch our family grow

    Oh why’d you take that ride, now you’re on the other side

     

    Verse:

    I miss your touch, your lips, your hair

    The way you said good night

    You filled my life with laughter, love, hope and light

     

    CHORUS:

    Why’d you take that ride and leave us all behind

    If love was all I needed I could turn the hands of time

    We could both grow old, and watch our family grow

    Oh why’d you take that ride, why’d you take that ride?

    Why’d you take that ride and leave us all behind?

    If love was all I needed I could turn the hands of time

    We could both grow old, and watch our family grow

    Oh why’d you take that ride, why’d you take that ride?

    The next time I see you, I’ll be on the other side

  • 03:57 Lyrics
    Time Flies

    Verse 1

    I was a child not long ago  Grew up fast, how could I know             

    Got a job, found a mate Stepped on board the train of fate           

    A baby cries, then he’s 5, Look up again, now he’s ten                    

    Off to school, off to play, Seems he was born, just yesterday           

     

    Chorus:

    But time flies, Yeah it slips right through our hands         

    Time flies It never trips, it never lands                        

    Time flies                                                      

     

    Instrumental:

     

    Bridge:

    I guess my dreams will have to wait, Cause I got home from working late          

    I’ll see my kids another day, But they’ll grow up while I’m away                                     

     

    Chorus:

    But time flies, Yeah it slips right through our hands         

    Time flies It never trips, it never lands 

     

    Verse 3

    So take your time

    Use it well

    Laugh and play, and love like hell

    Life is gone before you see that this is not eternity

     

    Chorus:

    But time flies  Yeah it slips right through our hands         

    Time flies It never trips, it never lands                        

    Time flies, It slips like grains of sand

    Time flies It never trips, it never lands                        

    Time flies, time flies, time flies    

  • 03:56 Lyrics
    We're Through

    Verse 1:

    Out on the horizon, I’m searching for you

    Ain’t so surprising, you’re fading from view

     

    Chorus:

    We’re riding the train now, that breaks us in two

    In so many ways now, we’re through

     

    Verse 2:

    Drowning in silence, over our heads

    It’s time for a wake now, for our wedding bed

     

    Chorus:

    We’re riding the train now that breaks us in two

    In so many ways now, we’re through

    We’re through

     

    Instrumental:

     

    Verse 3:

    Got off the train now, at Lost Avenue

    So many years now, I’ll spend without you

    I’ll spend without you baby

    I’ll spend without you baby

    Repeat and fade

     

NOTES
Jeanne is a life long songwriter who examines life from the heart. Her songs are always about love. Falling in love, falling out of love, losing the one you love, and the healing power of love. Jeanne lives in the Chicago area and makes her living as a musician primarily writing and singing songs for children and families as Jeanie B!. Her songs for adults are a way to explore the more mature subjects that adults encounter while she spends her days filling kids' hearts with songs and joy! Her full time band of professional musicians, Jamie Martinez, Paul Bivans, Airan Wright and Andon Davis accompany her on all her musical endeavors. Jeanne feels very blessed to make her living as a musician playing original music. Thanks to all the wonderful fans that make it possible.

Lyrics for all songs:
TRACK 1: AS BAD AS IT GETS
Verse 1
I always thought that I could make it up to you
I never thought you’d stop forgiving me
Time and time again, I’d lie and make amends
That time is gone and now you’re leavin’ me

CHORUS:
I didn’t know how much I loved you ‘til I got the note you left
Never saw how much I needed you now my heart won’t let me rest
The way that I am missin’ you, it scares me half to death
Oh baby, it’s as bad as it gets

Bridge:
Lyin’s just for fools, who cannot face the truth
I lost your love, lost your trust,
Oh baby what’s the use?

CHORUS:
I didn’t know how much I loved you ‘til I got the note you left
Never saw how much I needed you now my heart won’t let me rest
The way that I am missin’ you, it scares me half to death
Oh baby, it’s as bad as it gets

Verse 2
Now that you’re gone, the truth it stares me in the face
All these years of running, just brought shame and disgrace
I know you won’t believe me, and I guess it’s too late
But I am truly sorry for all my mistakes

CHORUS:
I didn’t know how much I loved you ‘til I got the note you left
Never saw how much I needed you now my heart won’t let me rest
The way that I am missin’ you, it scares me half to death
Oh baby, it’s as bad as it gets
Oh baby, it’s as bad as it gets
Oh baby, it’s as bad as it gets

I always thought that I could make it up to you…


TRACK 2: EVERYTHING IS GONE
Verse 1
I Woke up with my world on fire
Burned everything except desire
Lost the keys to my whole world
Lost my mind in the smokin’ swirls

Bridge:
Everything, everything is gone

Verse 2
Down the hall the sirens came,
Please wake up they called my name
Feel the heat of wasted time
Lose your past in the flames and grime

Bridge:
Everything, everything is gone
Everything, everything is gone...

Verse 3
From the ash angels rise
Bringing all we need to survive
Strength & hope to see us through
Trade your pain for something new

Bridge:
Everything, everything is gone
Everything, everything is gone... except for love

Chorus:
Love is gonna heal you
Yeah, love is gonna heal you from your past
Love is gonna heal you
Yeah love is gonna heal you, make it last
Love is gonna heal you
Yeah love is gonna heal you from your past
Free at last, from your past
Free at last, from your past
Free at last


TRACK 3: FAREWELL
Verse 1:
We tried hard through stormy weather Each gray cloud gathered many tears
Now the rain is falling hard The wind has swept you from my arms
Can’t get back those troubled years

CHORUS:
So Good bye, so long, it’s been good to know ya
Has my heart been broke, it’s really hard to tell
‘Cause it’s been so long that this pain’s been buried deep inside
So good bye, so long, farewell

BRIDGE:
I stayed for the kids, I stayed for the memories
I stayed for the hope that you could still love me

Verse 2:
25 years seems like forever
Now I’ve given half a life to you
Empty nest, empty house. What’s left to talk about?
I got old, you found someone new

CHORUS:
So Good bye, so long, it’s been good to know ya
Has my heart been broke, it’s really hard to tell
‘Cause it’s been so long that this pain’s been buried deep inside
So good bye, so long, farewell


TRACK 4: LIPSTICK & LINGERIE
Verse 1:
I always was a lone wolf, Don’t wanna sew and I can’t cook
I’m just not the marrying kind, no interest in that family time
I ain’t no Maybelleine No fancy pantsy beauty queen
But you stepped right out of a dream

CHORUS:
Now I’m wearing lipstick and lingerie, I never thought I’d feel this way
Now I’m beggin’ on my knees, Baby, baby, baby please
Lipstick and lingerie, Just rock me ‘til the break of day
In my lipstick and lingerie

Bridge
I know what you must be thinking
That girl she must have been drinking
‘cause you ain’t no Prince Charming
But your kiss is so disarming

CHORUS:
Now I’m wearing lipstick and lingerie, I never thought I’d feel this way
Now I’m beggin’ on my knees, Baby, baby, baby please
Lipstick and lingerie, Just rock me ‘til the break of day
In my lipstick and lingerie

Verse 2:
Now I’ll never paint my fingernails but I believe in fairy tales
You’re happy ever after man you love me just the way I am
I could walk you down the aisle your hat your dimples make me smile
I love you there ain’t no denial

CHORUS:
Now I’m wearing lipstick and lingerie, I never thought I’d feel this way
Now I’m beggin’ on my knees, Baby, baby, baby please
Lipstick and lingerie, Just rock me ‘til the break of day
In my lipstick and lingerie


TRACK 5: LIVIN' A LIE
Verse 1
When I first saw your smile I knew that I’d love you forever
We walked down the aisle dreaming of being together
We talked about houses and kids two or three
A dog and two cats, a real family
When you said forever, I thought it’d be longer than this

Verse 2
Well how ‘bout the kids
I guess I’m the one who should keep them
When they say where’s Dad
I’m not really sure what I’ll tell them
You’ll have weekends and Christmas and days in between
Oh my heart can’t handle this shattering dream
As your packing your bags tell me it’s really not true

Chorus:
You’ve been talking a dream but livin’ a lie
There aren’t too many things on which you can rely except
Taxes and heartache and saying goodbye in the end
When it all boils down to what’s two and two
It just don’t add up when I’m talkin’ to you
If we’re gonna break up I hope we’ll do it as friends

Bridge
Now we’re breaking our home up and our egos too
Oh I’ll never love someone as deeply as you
This pain in my heart will never ever subside

Chorus:
You’ve been talking a dream but livin’ a lie
There aren’t too many things on which you can rely except
Taxes and heartache and saying goodbye in the end
When it all boils down to what’s two and two
It just don’t add up when I’m talkin’ to you
If we’re gonna break up I hope we can do it
Oh please let us do it, Lord how can we do it
If we’re gonna break up
We’ll never make it as friends


TRACK 6: MAIN SQUEEZE
Verse
Tick Tock, there goes my clock
I look in the mirror and I think
Am I gonna die like this?
Just another woman who never felt a tender kiss
Then you walked in the room
And I said “who’s that dude?”
We locked our eyes, now we’re hypnotized

Chorus:
You’re as refreshing as a Sunday stroll
Hold my hand and I lose control
Just like Ice Cream when it’s 93
Oh baby, you’re my main squeeze

Bridge:
Those Deep brown eyes that look straight to my heart
You were the one right from the very start
A couple of decades and a couple of kids
You can still thrill me like you always did

Chorus:
You’re as refreshing as a Sunday stroll
Hold my hand and I lose control
Just like Ice Cream when it’s 93
Oh baby, you’re my main squeeze

Chorus:
You’re as refreshing as a Sunday stroll
Hold my hand and I lose control
Just like Ice Cream when it’s 93
Oh baby, you’re my main squeeze
You’re my main squeeze, you’re my main squeeze
You’re my main squeeze, you’re my main squeeze
Come on and squeeze me baby!


TRACK 7: THE OTHER SIDE (For Celia)
Verse:
Did I tell you that I loved you before you turned that key?
A few miles down the road, the thought it haunted me
Just one more chance to hold you, to tell you you’re my life
What am I gonna do now that I can’t be your wife?

The road was dark, the turn was sharp, The car it came so fast
I called the man a liar when he told me you had crashed
I know someday I’ll feel again something that’s not pain
The tears they just keep falling like Bombay in the rain

CHORUS:
Why’d you take that ride and leave us all behind
If love was all I needed to turn the hands of time
We could both grow old, and watch our family grow
Oh why’d you take that ride, now you’re on the other side

Verse:
From the days of Lascaux ‘til eternity my friend
Our souls are walking hand in hand, Our love will never end
Every word I write I’ll wonder did it come from me or you
Your poetry, your beauty still comes shining through

CHORUS:
Why’d you take that ride and leave us all behind
If love was all I needed to turn the hands of time
We could both grow old, and watch our family grow
Oh why’d you take that ride, now you’re on the other side

Verse:
I miss your touch, your lips, your hair
The way you said good night
You filled my life with laughter, love, hope and light

CHORUS:
Why’d you take that ride and leave us all behind
If love was all I needed I could turn the hands of time
We could both grow old, and watch our family grow
Oh why’d you take that ride, why’d you take that ride?
Why’d you take that ride and leave us all behind?
If love was all I needed I could turn the hands of time
We could both grow old, and watch our family grow
Oh why’d you take that ride, why’d you take that ride?
The next time I see you, I’ll be on the other side


TRACK 8: TIME FLIES
Verse 1
I was a child not long ago Grew up fast, how could I know
Got a job, found a mate Stepped on board the train of fate
A baby cries, then he’s 5, Look up again, now he’s ten
Off to school, off to play, Seems he was born, just yesterday

Chorus:
But time flies, Yeah it slips right through our hands
Time flies It never trips, it never lands
Time flies

Bridge:
I guess my dreams will have to wait, Cause I got home from working late
I’ll see my kids another day, But they’ll grow up while I’m away

Chorus:
But time flies, Yeah it slips right through our hands
Time flies It never trips, it never lands

Verse 3
So take your time
Use it well
Laugh and play, and love like hell
Life is gone before you see that this is not eternity

Chorus:
But time flies Yeah it slips right through our hands
Time flies It never trips, it never lands
Time flies, It slips like grains of sand
Time flies It never trips, it never lands
Time flies, time flies, time flies


TRACK 9: WE'RE THROUGH
Verse 1:
Out on the horizon, I’m searching for you
Ain’t so surprising, you’re fading from view

Chorus:
We’re riding the train now, that breaks us in two
In so many ways now, we’re through

Verse 2:
Drowning in silence, over our heads
It’s time for a wake now, for our wedding bed

Chorus:
We’re riding the train now that breaks us in two
In so many ways now, we’re through
We’re through

Verse 3:
Got off the train now, at Lost Avenue
So many years now, I’ll spend without you
I’ll spend without you baby
I’ll spend without you baby
'Cause we're through
Repeat and fade







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