Allison Leah

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Fly Home
Music and Lyrics by Allison Leah
Produced by Jon Altschiller
Engineered and Mixed at Chiller Sound NYC by Jon Altschiller and Danielle Warman
Musical Director - Doug Derryberry
Mastered by Scott Hull at Masterdisk


credits and lyrics below

 

A Love Song

Sometimes I wonder how we've made it this far
'Cause I see you with her and I don't feel a spark
But keep pretending and keep me in the dark
That's what we both agreed upon

This is a love song
Wanted you to know
This is a love song
With you I am home
Although it drives me mad
We've already picked this road
This is a love song
Hold on here we go

I try not to know you, not to feel this way
But while I'm hiding, our connection stays
This is neverending
Look at what you've done
We left each other still we can't move on

This is a love song (This is a love song)
Wanted you to know (Wanted you to know)
This is a love song (This is a love song)
With you I am home (I am home)
Although it drives me mad (It drives me mad)
We've already picked this road (Picked this road)
This is a love song (This is a love song)
Hold on here we go

When you look at her do you think of me?
'Cause when I'm with him you're all I see
When you look at her do you think of me?
'Cause when I'm with him you're all I see

This is a love song (This is a love song)
Wanted you to know (Wanted you to know)
This is a love song (This is a love song)
With you I am home (I am home)
Although it drives me mad (You know it drives me mad)
We've already picked this road (But we picked this road)
This is a love song (This is a love song)
Hold on here we go


Where Do Hearts Go

"Where do you feel us ending up?" you said
When I thought we were happiest right now
You told me you wanted a plan
And that I wasn't in the one you had

Why did I let myself keep falling?
I could have stopped but now there's no choice
And so it goes

Where do hearts go when they need healing?
'Cause there are no stitches to rid me of this pain I'm feeling
Where do words go when they're unspoken?
'Cause I can't find a way to tell you that I'm broken

I still pretend that I can be here on my own
But seeing you reminds me I'm alone

Why did I let myself keep falling?
I could have stopped but now there's no choice
I've hit the ground

Where do hearts go when they need healing?
'Cause there are no stitches to rid me of this pain I'm feeling
Where do words go when they're unspoken?
'Cause I can't find a way to tell you that I'm broken

I can’t be the one to put myself back together now
I don’t have the words to write my own happy ending
I can’t be the one to put myself back together now
I don’t have the words to write my own happy ending

Where do hearts go when they need healing?
'Cause there are no stitches to rid me of this pain I'm feeling (There are no stitches)
Where do words go when they're unspoken? (Where do words go?)
'Cause I can't find a way to tell you that I'm broken (Oh, to tell you that I'm broken)
To tell you that I'm broken


Black and white

Help,
I’ve seen someone fall again
He’s on the ground
And all he had was both his hands
Scared to pull himself back up again
And stand proud and tall
Knowing the consequence

Up again down again catch us we’re fallin'
See the world clear and listen to us callin'
Stop and close your eyes
Look up to the light and see
Everyone who’s fought to save your life
They were both black and white 

I,
I met a man the other day
And he recalls fighting hate for over decades
See?
He wants his kids to learn to dream
And play outside
Unafraid of the streets

Up again down again catch us we’re fallin'
See the world clear and listen to us callin'
Stop and close your eyes
Look up to the light and see
Everyone who’s fought to save your life
They were both black and white 


Look up (Up again down again catch us we’re fallin')
Look up (See the world clear and listen to us callin')
Look up and see the same stars I do (They were both black and white) 
Look up, look up to your heaven (Look up to the light and see)
But remember, whoa remember too (Up again down again catch us we're fallin')
Look up, we look up to the same stars
So the same God that you believe in is mine too

Up again down again catch us we’re fallin'
See the world clear and listen to us callin'


colorado

We're on the road now
And all I see is an endless sky in front of me
And I’m thinking outloud
'Cause it’s just us now
And only music
And other cars passing me

Will I keep up?
Am I enough?
Will or ride fast and free or get caught in the breeze?
Am I tough?
Have I grown up?
And have I proven to be everything that I see in myself?
'Cause I don’t know where my life will lead
I don’t know where this road is taking me
But I’ve got you in the passenger seat sitting beside me
Yeah I’ve got you in the passenger seat, right here beside me
So I think I’ll keep driving

We’ve reached the highway
We travel quietly
We hear our song begin to play
You sing along
I take in the moment
I try not to notice the water in your eyes
'Cause it’s the kind that matches mine

Will I keep up?
Am I enough? (Oh, my time's come)
Will or ride fast and free or get caught in the breeze? (I am moving on)
Am I tough?
Have I grown up?
And have I proven to be everything that I see in myself?
'Cause I don’t know where my life will lead (Off I go)
I don’t know where this road is taking me (On my own)
But I’ve got you in the passenger seat sitting beside me
Yeah I’ve got you in the passenger seat, right here beside me
So I think I’ll keep driving

We’ve reached your doorway
And now you’re here to stay
One quick goodbye, before my next hello
And I hit the road
My car is packed, and I have a map
I start to go
I hit the gas and say “Colorado”

I will keep up (Oh, my time's come)
And I'm enough
And I’ll ride fast and free till I’m passing the breeze
And I’m tough (I am moving on)
'Cause I've grown up
And I'll use every instinct that you've instilled in me
'Cause I don’t know where my life will lead (Off I go)
I don’t know where this road is taking me (On my own)
But I’ve got you in the passenger seat sitting beside me
Yeah I’ve got you in the passenger seat right here beside me
So I think I’ll keep driving


everything you wanted

Help catch me I’m falling
Can’t you hear me calling?
Tried my best to give you
Everything you wanted

Guess it wasn’t enough
Guess it wasn’t the right time
To tell you everything I’ve been hiding
You know I tried to be tough
But it just didn’t feel right
I need you to know who I am

So take me away from this place
Pull me in and shut me down
Oh take me away from the chase
'Cause I know I don't need you now
I’m stronger on my own
Stronger on my own 

All I hear are two hearts beating
Listen close to find the meaning
Tried my best to give you answers
But you’re burdened by your own feelings

I can feel myself fall
I can hear myself screaming
I pray that all this time I’ve been dreaming
But I can’t open my eyes
And you still won’t believe me
I need you to know who I am

So take me away from this place
Pull me in and shut me down
Oh take me away from the chase
'Cause I know I don't need you now
I’m stronger on my own
Stronger on my own 

I’m swearing the truth
And looking at you
Can't you accept me knowing who I am?
I’m swearing the truth
And looking at you
Please just accept me knowing who I am

So take me away from this place
Pull me in and shut me down
Oh take me away from the chase
'Cause I know I don't need you now
I’m stronger on my own
Stronger on my own
Stronger on my own
Stronger on my own

Help catch me I’m falling
Can’t you hear me calling?


Fly home
 

Fly home
Fly home
Fly home

You’re like a little bird
Born into a world that was bigger than yourself
And soon you’ll have to fly
You’ll have to leave your cage and your fears on the shelf
Then you’ll find the sky
You’ll see the earth in a whole new light
Why would you ever go back?
Why live with those in a cage when they don't know your life

They don’t see who you are
They see makeup I see your scars
Once they know what you need
Then they’ll see why you’re beautiful to me

Next you flew to the sea
You said you had to escape all the wrong in the cage
You asked if you could stay
And then decided to tell me what was filling you with rage
Tell me what you’ve learned
Tell me what you’ve found on this trip to the sea
You said, "I found home"
Once you left your cage, you found home with me

They don’t see who you are
They see makeup I see your scars
Once they know what you need
Then they’ll see why you’re beautiful to me

Fly home
Fly home
Fly home, even though you'd fly away from me
Fly home
Fly home
Fly home, even though you'd fly away from me
Fly home
Fly home
Fly home, fly

Then they'll see who you are
No more makeup, they'll see your scars
And they'll know what you need
nd they'll see why you're beautiful to me


Colorado
Music and Lyrics by Allison Leah
All vocals - Allison Leah
Piano - Allison Leah
Organ - Doug Derryberry
Guitars - Doug Derryberry
Drums/Percussion - John Hadfield

 

Everything You Wanted
Music and Lyrics by Allison Leah
All vocals - Allison Leah
Acoustic guitars - Allison Leah and Doug Derryberry
Electric guitar - Doug Derryberry
Drums/Percussion - John Hadfield
Bass - John McFaul
Piano- Allison Leah

 

Fly Home
Music and Lyrics by Allison Leah
All vocals - Allison Leah
Piano - John Carroll and Allison Leah
String Arrangement and Editing - Allison and Doug

A Love Song
Music and Lyrics by Allison Leah
All vocals - Allison Leah
Acoustic Guitars - Doug Derryberry and Allison Leah
Drums/Percussion - John Hadfield
Bass - John McFaul
Synthesizer - Eddie Martinez

 

Where Do Hearts Go
Music and Lyrics by Allison Leah
All vocals - Allison Leah
Piano - Doug Derryberry
Guitar & Bass - Doug Derryberry
Drums/Percussion - John Hadfield

 

Black and White
Music and Lyrics by Allison Leah
All vocals - Allison Leah
Acoustic Guitars - Doug Derryberry and Allison Leah
Electric Guitar - Doug Derryberry
Drums/Percussion - John Hadfield