Thistle + Boon Lyrics

Posted by Karen Mansfield Category: Review

Lover for the Ride

© Karen Mansfield

Don’t wanna talk about front page blues
Don’t wanna talk about last year’s news
I just want sunlight in my life
That, and a lover for the ride

No child here’s been abused
No love that’s been used
I just want sunlight in my life
That, and a lover for the ride

What a greedy thing
I’ve been told all my life
I want what I can’t get
And I just realized

I try to comfort the pain
I try to break from the chains
I just have grey skies in my life
That, and a lover for the ride

What a greedy thing
I’ve been told all my life
I want what I can’t get
And I just realized

Try to comfort the pain
I try to break from the chains
I just have grey skies in my life
That, and a lover for the ride

That, and a lover for the ride

The West Side

(C) Karen Mansfield

On the West side
See the love shine down

On the west side make believe
You lived your broken hearted dream

But you don’t try

In your eyes I see the feelings you hold deep
Pressed between the pangs of love and misery

On the West side make believe
You lived your broken hearted dream

But you don’t try

In the garden where we grew the things we loved
Find a life that used to be

Can this grow on?

Here in the light
We can find what we had
You’re soaking the pillow babe
You know you can’t look back

You just cry

In the garden where we grew the things we loved
Find a life that used to be

Can this grow on?

On the West side
See the love shine down

On the west side
See the love shine down

There was a Girl

© Karen Mansfield

There was a girl
Patent-leather and lace
Princess curls
All around her face

She’d steal your heart
Seal it in a case
There was girl
This was her place

Out in the field
She’d bring you flowers
Making believe
For hours and hours

She’d fling her arms
Dance like she don’t care
Then she’d ask you to watch
And she’d glue you right there

Girl, girl
I miss the girl
How I miss the girl
She’ll fly away
She’ll fly away
Leave your love light on
So she finds her way

There was a girl
A girl I know
I can’t find her here
Where did she go

In a grown up world
Making the scene
Must it eclipse your soul?
Must it make you mean?

Well, if I am gone
Would you tell her one thing?
She was the world
And the song that I sing

Would you ask her to dance?
Would you beg her to sing?
To write stories and plays?
Paint a watercolor dream?

Girl, girl
I miss the girl
How I miss the girl
She’ll fly away
She’ll fly away
Leave your love light on
So she finds her way

The essence of you
Is beautiful girl
Don’t dim it to fit
In this broken world

There was a girl
Where is she now?
Just be true to you
Stay golden somehow

Break Away
© Karen Mansfield

I can’t remember you ever being
Anything close to what I needed
As a lover, as a friend
As a survivor in God’s plan
And the loss comes back again

I can’t remember me ever touching you
Ever disclosing what I really felt for you
We were younger and that was then
Do you feel the hunger?
How do you make it end?
And Would it bring you back again?

If you wake up tomorrow trying to forget you’ve ever known my face
There ain’t a part of my lying
I don’t blame you for breaking away
Sometimes I want to break away

I still remember the love and the hate
The laughing the crying
Those horrible places we found ourselves in
Well, it wasn’t our sins
And it would never, it could never be
Oh, that bad again

If you wake up tomorrow trying
To forget you’ve ever known my face
There ain’t a part of me lying
I don’t blame you for breaking away
Sometimes I want to breakaway

Gone
(C) Karen Mansfield

Thought you were someone who was good for me
Thought you were love

Thought you were excepting of my casualties
What you were is gone

Still I play the game of wondering what went wrong
In the needle’s eye, it was still a lie
I can’t find out where I belong

Yesterday, I’d swear you were my best friend
But the change has come

And as the leaves kiss up to the autumn wind
Our love is gone

Still I pray we can bring it back again
When it’s out of sight
And I’m lonely tonight
I can’t find out where to begin

Gone

Thought you were
Someone who was good for me
Thought you were
Love

Me and Leslie
(C) Karen Mansfield

The ride is fine
My spirit’s alive
3000 miles
I’d rather drive it than fly

And we got angels by our side
Leaving evil yesterday far behind

Leslie’s going west to be with her man
I’m going anywhere to do all I can

On my mind I’m back home with a friend
The dream’s gonna keep him outta my plans

And the sun’s gonna shine for me and Leslie
Cause today we’re living the way that we should be
And on the way we will hold on faithfully
That’s the way, the way for me and Leslie
For me and Leslie

It feels really good believing in love
Once it happens it happens time and again
For me it’s never been, seems always in vain
So I write a song or two out of the pain

My blessing is upon her
She’ll be a pretty bride
And I got the dress from the time that I tried
If I slept without dreaming I’d be alright
L.A. awaits me and Leslie tonight

And the sun’s gonna shine for me and Leslie
For today we’re living the way that we should be
On the way we will hold on faithfully
That’s the way, the way for me and Leslie

Oh we remember to grow
When things start to get old
We remember to grow
When things start to get old

Things I have seen
Make me glad that I can smile
One day that one true love I’m gonna find
Till then I may laugh
Till then I may cry
Once I’m gone I’ll be gone for long long long time

Flight home to Newark did he think of me at all?
Would he fly 3000 miles when you know I would crawl?
To save his soul
To see him smile
To spend the night to lay by his side

And the sun’s gonna shine for me and Leslie
For today we’re living the way that we should be
On the way we will hold on faithfully
That’s the way the way for me and Leslie

For me and Leslie
For me and Leslie

Ain’t Half Bad
© Karen Mansfield

The fence is painted
Don’t start thinking you one that fast
You’re over rated
That cheap lose talking just gets me down

Aaaaah

I should’ve know it
You’d be bailing if we’d come this far
Well, I can’t stand it
My late discoveries of who you are

Aaaaah

Imagine there’s a place
Deep within your heart
Like the one that I fell for

Imagine there’s a face
Who won’t tear me apart like I ain’t half bad

Your kisses burn me
You hands captured all the love I gave
It’s suffocating
You rub it on you just to make you brave

Oh and I can take it
Just a little then you push too hard
I won’t fake it
It goes so nicely when I play my part

Imagine there’s a place deep within your heart
Like the one that I fell for
Imagine there’s a face
Who won’t tear me apart like I ain’t half bad

I aint half bad
No I aint half bad

My New Fav’rite Thing
© Karen Mansfield

My new fav’rite thing
Like a toy on a Christmas Day
I’m just mad about you
You make me happy with the things that you do

My new fav’rite thing
I show you off like a diamond ring
I’m just happy to be
In love with the someone who would let me be me

Fav’rite thing
How I fill with pride
And I try but I can’t shake you or this feeling inside
Or the smile that you give
And how you’re making me sing
Could I be your favorite thing?
Oh new fav’rite thing!

My new favorite thing
I tell my friends about you night and day
I’m just hoping to be
In your arms anytime that I need

Fav’rite thing
Are you feeling it too?
Are you wondering what I’m thinking when I’m not with you?
Are you dreaming what could be if we’re feeling the same?
Could I be you favorite thing?

Come on new fav’rite thing

Solo

Fav’rite thing
Are you feeling it too?
And I wonder what you’re thinking when I’m not with you
Are you dreaming what could be when you’re feeling the same?
Could I be your favorite thing?

Oh new fav’rite thing!
My new fav’rite thing!

Don’t Do
© Karen Mansfield

Remember everything they taught you?
Remember slaking off in school?
How bout that feeling in your gut when
You found out they found out about you?
When ya gonna do everything they told you not to?

And oh, did we ever really feel it?
Oh, tell me, was it worth the beating?

Don’t do
Do do
Oh no no don’t do it

How’d you get hooked on the afternoon special
When mommy out working and daddy’s out suck suck sucking um down
You said you’d pull it all together
Soon as you pull on out of this town
When you gonna quit hanging out with the bad crowd

And oh, did we ever really feel it?
Oh, tell was it worth the beating?

Don’t do
Don’t do
Oh no no don’t do it

I spent my lifetime running round
Yeah I was messing with the devil
Well I got something I wanna tell him
When he playing with my candy
I was praying for his soul

Oh did we ever really feel it?
Oh tell me was it worth the beating?

Don’t do
Don’t do
Don’t do

Oh no no don’t do it
Oh no no don’t do it
Oh no no don’t do it

You Make Me Happy
© Karen Mansfield

Once in a dream
I was part of something
All of it seemed
so far out of reach for someone like me
To find a love that’s true

Then you appeared
Oh how the story changed and
All of my fears quickly washed away
It’s you and me baby
That’s how it’s gonna be

I won’t ever ask you why
Not fade away and won’t think twice
This is my dream
I’ve got it all with you

You make me happy
Like a glittering sun in my heart that makes my life glow
You make me happy
with a feeling sublime I’m alright wherever I go

Trouble had come
Oh how it defined me
Sorrow had won
You put it all behind me
No turning back now
With you there’s open doors

Nothing can dim
Or ever take away
Or make it wear thin
Or ever fade away
I call you mine
And you call me yours

I won’t ever ask you why
Not fade away
And won’t think twice
This is my dream
It’s finally coming true

You make me happy
Like a glittering sun in my heart that makes my life glow
You make me happy
With a feeling sublime I’m alright wherever I go

Once were the days
We pushed such dreams away
Now here to stay
And we keep on shining

You make me happy
Like a glittering sun in my heart that makes my life glow
You make me happy
With a feeling so fine I’m alright wherever I go