The Other Side

Jeanne Bonansinga

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.

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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