The 2014 Collection

by Georgia Bowder-Newton

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released December 31, 2014

All songs written and performed by Georgia Bowder-Newton (c) 2014.
Cover photo by Carly Rose Photography.

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Georgia Bowder-Newton Medford, Massachusetts

Georgia Bowder-Newton is a 18 year old singer-songwriter and pianist from Medford, MA. She played and sung for the trio Pokey Little Room from 2013-2015. She now performs as a solo artist.

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Track Name: Funhouse
These words are little mirrors
In a fun, fun, funhouse room
Misrepresentations
Of the world which they consume
I’d tell you that I love you
But you won’t think it’s true
I guess I’ll have to write it down and sing it here for you

Oh, I wrote a hundred songs
I’ll write a hundred more
‘Bout how your kisses killed me and I’m still feeling sore
Don’t you try and tell me I’m the crazy one no more
I wrote that line a hundred times a hundred times before

How long will it take you darling
To know I mean what I say
I don’t want you to go away
And maybe I’ll convince the world
With the seduction of sound
And maybe then you’ll come around

Oh, I wrote a hundred songs
I’ll write a hundred more
‘Bout how your kisses killed me and I’m still feeling sore
Don’t you try and tell me I’m the crazy one no more
I wrote that line a hundred times a hundred times before

These words are little mirrors
In a fun, fun, funhouse room
Misrepresentations
Of the world which they consume
I’d tell you that I love you
But you won’t think it’s true
I guess I’ll have to write it down and sing it here for you
Track Name: You Are Not My Baby
Hold me in your arms a little longer
Maybe I’ll become a little stronger
Maybe one day I will push you away
But you are not my baby

I have smelled your skin so many times
Wondered what your lips taste like
I’d hold your hand across this line
But I’m not yours and you’re not mine

Now you’ve got me wishing on a star
That’s falling from the sky
It won’t take us very far
Til we’re back on the ground
I don’t wanna be found without you

But even now I fall asleep alone
Wishing that you’d call me on the telephone
And tell me you were wrong
And that you belong beside me

It’s not that I don’t want you
It’s just that I can’t have
And if I leave, then I can’t stay
Cuz you are not my baby

Don’t you tell me 1, 2, 3, 4 times
I never said you had to be mine
I’m not a liar and I’m not a saint
But I think I’m finally going insane
‘Cause I don’t even know your name

Hold me in your arms a little longer
Maybe I’ll become a little stronger
Maybe one day I will push you away
But you are not my baby
Track Name: Love Must Not Live Here
I’m not very good at love songs
You should know this by now
When all of my professions are just ripples on the pond
It tends to get me down

Everybody thinks I’m crazy
Let them think what they will
‘Cause I know that one day they’ll all wake up and they will find
They’re running on a big treadmill

And I can’t say my heart’s been broken into two
And I can’t say that I’ve been beaten and abused
But judging by the lack of a reaction from you dear
Love must not live here

If you think you can convince me
I’ll put you to the test
But I won’t be surprised by golden apples in my way
‘Cause I know my way’s best

And I can’t say my heart’s been broken into two
And I can’t say that I’ve been beaten and abused
But I wrote you this love song and you didn’t even see
Now all of my professions are just raining down on me
And judging by the lack of a reaction from you, dear
Love must not live here
Track Name: Good Ol' USA
Once upon a not so long ago
Somebody’s baby never made it home
Somebody’s baby had a bullet in his head
Somebody’s baby was never to return again
Once upon a not so long ago
We made a couple questionable mistakes didn’t know
Any better we’re not getting better
You know

It hurts to say
But not as much
As pepper spray and tear gas and bullets and such
I don’t mean to ruin
Your afternoon
But have you heard the news
The land of the free and the brave
The good ol’ USA
Has not improved

Long ago somebody warned
History’s a series of storms
Each one coming from the last
Guess we forgot our past
Calling all our brothers, sisters
For a brand new start
You can see the integration
Can you feel the separation in our hearts

It hurts to say
But not as much
As pepper spray and tear gas and bullets and such
I don’t mean to ruin
Your afternoon
But have you heard the news
The land of the free and the brave
The good ol’ USA
Has not improved

Fill up your lungs, do you feel free?
Can you smell the smoke of something burning? It’s your liberties
And when you’ve assessed the situation, answer me:
Can you breathe, can you breathe, can you breathe, can you breathe, can you breathe? (x4)

It hurts to say
But not as much
As pepper spray and tear gas and bullets and such
I don’t mean to ruin
Your afternoon
But have you heard the news
The land of the free and the brave
The good ol’ USA
Has not improved

It hurts to say
But we must
For those who come before us and come after us
If you think
Our work is done
Then try and tell the trigger of a loaded gun
Try and tell the ones who’ve lost their daughters and sons
We’ve got miles to go from where we’ve come
Track Name: Vigil Song
You were taken from the clouds
Delivered to a sweet embrace
Of a people strong and proud
Who made for you a little space
Sheltered you in sun and rain
Pushed away the growing pains
Knew that you were not the same
And didn’t mind

They kept your body full and warm
With all the love that they could give
Knew that you were cracked and torn
Gave shelter from the storm within
Held you tightly when you cried
And Oh
You didn’t mind

But in the end you had to choose
To fight so you could never lose
All the beauty that embrace you
The mindless mirror doesn’t show
The way we look inside our souls
Don’t you listen to what doesn’t know

Darling some won’t be beguiled
Don’t try and make them understand
You are not just acting wild
But saying, “This is who I am”
For, my love, they cannot see
Anything they don’t believe
We’ll become your family
In time

You were taken from the clouds
Delivered to our sweet embrace
We’re a people strong and proud
And you can make a little space
We’ll shelter you in sun and rain
Push away the growing pains
None of us are quite the same
That’s fine
Track Name: Higher Than Hendrix
Just this morning I was writing sad songs
Lamenting the lack of romance
When in one cup of coffee you spun me around
With your smile and cool confidence

This feeling is so sweet and new
Oh tell me, now what do I do?
You know I’m a good girl
Stay grounded on this world
But I’m higher than Hendrix for you

Afternoons we grab a bite
But I simply can’t find my appetite
He thinks I’m sweet now
I’m filled up on treats, but I
Think I’ll be hungry tonight

This feeling is so strange and new
Oh tell me, do you feel it too?
You know I’m a good girl
Stay grounded on this world
But I’m higher than Hendrix for you

But all that I want when the solo ends
When the chorus loses its charm
All that I want is to fall from this high
And land in your two gorgeous arms

My head feels equivalent to
The last time that I had the flu
You know I’m a good girl
Stay grounded on this world
But I’m higher than Hendrix for you
Track Name: Rose
Have you seen Rose?
Pretty as can be
You’ll know her when you see her
You’ll be dancing like a bumblebee
Dancing like a bumblebee

She can see you
Doesn’t say a word
She opens up her petals
Envying the singing birds
Jealous of those silly birds

Isn’t she enchanting?
For no one but her own
Rose will prick you if you pluck her
From her bed of thorns
Sweet and forlorn

Oh, how they long for you and yearn
But oh, how you push them all away
Every flower withers dear
You will have your day
Oh, how he longs for you and burns
Oh, he wants to hold you, Rose
But if he really loves you, Rose
He’ll learn to let you go

Isn’t she enchanting?
For no one but her own
Rose will prick you if you pluck her
From her bed of thorns
Sweet and forlorn

Have you seen Rose?
Pretty as can be
You’ll know her when you see her
You’ll be dancing like a bumblebee
Dancing like a bumblebee

Oh, how he longs for you and burns
Oh, he wants to hold you, Rose
And if he really loves you, Rose
He’ll learn to let you go
Track Name: Galaxy
You don’t even know me
You don’t even care
We’re sitting on your front steps, baby
I’m braiding your hair
Don’t you try and disguise
I can see that look in your eyes
You’ve left
You’ve left without me

‘Cause you’ve got the galaxy
And astronauts have got a lot to see
But if I can ask one thing from you dear
Don’t forget me down here

You can’t even hear me
Hear me when I yell
I couldn’t even wake you, darling
With your funeral bells
So it’s no surprise
You can’t see me with these stars in your eyes
But I
Can see quite clearly

‘Cause you got the galaxy
And so I know you’ll never stay with me
But if I can ask one thing from you dear
Don’t forget me down here

I’m so sorry
That you couldn’t stay for a little while
And I’m so sorry
It must be a little lonely to be a star child

But you can’t expect me
To save your spot
I won’t be waiting for you, darling
On a widow’s walk
So here’s a kiss goodbye
I won’t give this another try
And here’s to your long journey

‘Cause you got the galaxy
It’s something that you’ve chosen over me
But if I can ask one thing from you dear
Don’t forget me down here
Track Name: If He Must
The day you fell in love with him
You stroked his hair and every limb
Studied his sweet eyes from where you lay
You handed him a piece of rope
To tie onto your heart and hope
He’d never ever to rip that piece away

But fly away, love, if you must
Fly away, love, if you may
I just hope you know inside
That I’ll hold you down and I’ll hold you tight
‘Cause all I really want’s for you to stay
Please, don’t stay away
Please, don’t stay away

You told me, oh, some time ago
That you couldn’t bear when he grew old
He’d leave you all alone with all your fears
I told you not to think of it
That you were here and he was with
And that day wouldn’t come for many years

But fly away, love, if you must
Fly away, love, if you may
I just hope you know inside
That I’ll hold you down and I’ll hold you tight
‘Cause all I really want’s for you to stay
Please, don’t stay away
Please, don’t stay away

But for the moment he hasn’t gone
He’s still here to gaze upon
He doesn’t want to go as much as you
And even if he slips away
His loving soul will sit and stay
Your god of love will make his namesake true

But fly away, love, if you must
Fly away, love, if you may
I just hope you know inside
That I’ll hold you down and I’ll hold you tight
‘Cause all I really want’s for you to stay
Please, don’t stay away
Please, don’t stay away
Track Name: I Don't Want You
I can’t find my heart
I’ve offered it to you and had it torn apart too many times
We’re both blind
You don’t see me falling, I only hear you calling my name
Who’s to blame?
Dear I know we’re going insane

So you can travel the world
With your girlfriend in your pocket
She’ll give it when you want it
But I’ve
Stopped wanting you

How could you be so cruel?
Held me in your arms cuz you had to
I’m sorry I’m a burden to you
This love’s an uncontrollable fool
But we both cringe and the word and what it means
Eight letters were far too many to say
And they were lying anyways

But you can travel the world
With your girlfriend in your pocket
She’ll give it when you want it but I’ve
Stopped wanting you

So you can take your fun-sized baby and have fun without me
Without a heart I won’t be lonely

So you can travel the world
With your girlfriend in your pocket
She’ll give it when you want it
But I’ve
Stopped wanting you

And the funny thing is
You never wanted me, did you?
Track Name: Cake Waltz
They told me to tell myself one thousand times
I am wonderful
I simply don’t have the required design
To be lovable
It took me forever to realize
I don’t need to be
Beautiful
I’d rather be happy than faking a smile
In some pointless denial
I won’t do that for you

But don’t throw me a party
We’re dancing in my head every day
Don’t come around if you’re watching your weight
This is my house
We’re gonna eat cake

But don’t throw me a party
We’re dancing in my head every day
Don’t come around if there’s paint on your face
This is my house
We’re gonna eat cake