Scream
written by Brooke Cottrill 
copyright 2012

You say goodbye with cyanide
And I can’t help but feel electrified
‘Cause I’m tryin’, hidin’, runnin’ away
And I don’t wanna play your games anymore, anymore, anymore
Oh, no
I see you wantin’ me from across the room
And I can tell you’re expecting me to swoon
But I’m not fallin’ for you, no, never again
And I don’t wanna play your games anymore, anymore, anymore
I’m not gonna play your games no more, no more, no more

You make me want to

Scream, scream
‘Til I can’t take it anymore
Scream, scream
Until I’m shovin’ you out my door
You want love, you want hate, and you just can’t wait
So this delivery girl’s showin’ up too late
And I’ll scream, scream
‘Cause I don’t need another boy who’s gonna throw me away

You think it’s cruel of me to criticize
But I’m not waitin’ for you to realize
That I don’t want you, need you, never again
Are you really gonna be my friend anymore, anymore, anymore?
You’re not gonna be my friend no more, no more, no more

You make me want to

Scream, scream
‘Til I can’t take it anymore
Scream, scream
Until I’m shovin’ you out my door
You want love, you want hate, and you just can’t wait
So this delivery girl’s showin’ up too late
And I’ll scream, scream
‘Cause I don’t need another boy who’s gonna throw me away

You’re gonna take me, break me, tear me apart
So why should I let you into my heart again?
It’s easy to see that you want me back
‘Cause leavin’ you high and dry’s just one of my knacks

And you’ll scream, scream
‘Til you can’t take it anymore
Scream, scream
Until you’re knockin’ outside my door
You want love, you want hate, and you just can’t wait
So this delivery girl’s showin’ up too late
And you’ll scream, scream
‘Cause you’re never gonna get me back anyway

 


Figured Out
written by Brooke Cottrill 
copyright 2012

You act like you’ve got something larger than life
And I’m here to tell you that’s not all right
You say you’re gonna take me to that special place
Boy, I just want you to get out of my face

You say that you’ve got some magic spell
That I’m gonna fall under, anyhow
And I’m here to tell you, I’m not that kind of girl

And I don’t need your fancy bouquet
Go find some other woman who will give it away
And I don’t need a man who’s gonna bring me down
I just need someone who’s got it figured out

You’re actin’ like you should be the only one
Like I can’t look at no other son
Baby, this is a battle you’re gonna lose
‘Cause I found someone who knows how to make me move

You’re actin’ like you’ve got some magic spell
That I should be fallin’ under, anyhow
And I’m here to tell you, I’m not that kind of girl

And I don’t need your fancy bouquet
Go find some other woman who will give it away
And I don’t need a man who’s gonna mess around
I just need someone who’s got it figured out

‘Cause you know he’s got some magic spell
That I’m gonna fall under, anyhow
And I’m here to tell you, I’m not your kind of girl

And I don’t need your fancy bouquet
Go find some other woman who will give it away
And I don’t need no man who’s gonna play lost and found
‘Cause I’ve got someone who’s got it figured out
Oh, oh, I’ve got someone who’s got it figured out
Oh, oh, boy, when are you gonna figure it out?

 

 

Egomaniac
written by Brooke Cottrill 
copyright 2012

Oh, no, we’re goin’ in circles again
And I’m getting kinda tired of running
Around and around and I think I’m gettin’ dizzy now
‘Cause you don’t care where we go or how we’re gettin’ there
This is just another game to you
Call me when you start taking it seriously

You know the world doesn’t revolve around you
And I know, I know, you’d like to think differently

You’re not grateful for the things I do
And I’ve been bustin’ myself for you
Why do I keep this going?
All I want is a little respect
But it seems that’s too hard to get from you
So now I’m through with you

Sorry, I didn’t mean to trip over your ego
It’s just so big, I couldn’t step around it
Maybe you should try on a little humility
Don’t say you know better than me
I’ve been in this business before
And I know how to deal with guys like you

You know you’re not as perfect as you say you are
And I know, I know, you’d like to think differently

You’re not grateful for the things I do
And I’ve been bustin’ myself for you
Why do I keep this going?
All I want is a little respect
But it seems that’s too hard to get from you
So now I’m through with you

You’re not grateful for the things I do
And I’ve been bustin’ myself for you
Why do I keep this going?
All I want is a little respect
But it seems that’s too hard to get from you
So now I’m through with you

 


Heartache
written by Brooke Cottrill 
copyright 2012

I didn’t want nobody to invade my heart again
And I didn’t think I’d find someone to be there ‘til the end
But I see you and I don’t know what to do
‘Cause my head starts spinning every time I see you

But you’re the boy who’s got every girl waiting in line
And I’m the girl who’s trying too hard to shine

And I’m cryin’ out for love, I’m cryin’ out for a heartache
I need you to see me before I start to break
I need you to hold me tight, take me in your arms tonight
‘Cause I don’t know how much more I can take
I want a little love to go with the heartache

I’m tired of my heart breaking every day that goes by
‘Cause you never see me, and I can’t figure out why
I need you with me, ‘cause your smile lights up my whole world
And if you’d just look my way, you’d see that I could be that girl

But you’re the boy who’s got every girl waiting in line
And I’m the girl who’s trying way too hard to shine

And I’m cryin’ out for love, I’m cryin’ out for a heartache
I need you to see me before I start to break
I need you to hold me tight, take me in your arms tonight
‘Cause I don’t know how much more I can take
I want a little love to go with the heartache

If you’d just let me show you the girl that I can be
If you’d just let me inside, maybe then you’ll see
That I can be your perfect little crime
Just give me the chance to shine

I’m cryin’ out for love, I’m cryin’ out for a heartache
I need you to see me before I start to break
I need you to hold me tight, take me in your arms tonight
‘Cause I don’t know how much more I can take
I want a little love to go with the heartache

 


Quicksand
written by Brooke Cottrill 
copyright 2012

Brown earth to the blue skies
I thought you were it all
But I’m glad that you left me all alone that day
‘Cause the loneliness has made me see the light

‘Cause you’re jaded, hated, so overrated
Aren’t you glad you’ve met her now?
You missed it, kissed it goodbye on the hand
And I’m not helping you out of this quicksand
You’ve fallen into now

Maybe she’s beautiful and maybe she’s kind
But does she have the strength in her heart and in her mind?
You lost me, you lost her, and you’re drowning in your tears
All your greatest fears have come back for you

‘Cause you’re jaded, hated, so overrated
Aren’t you glad you’ve met her now?
You missed it, kissed it goodbye on the hand
And I’m not helping you out of this quicksand
You’ve fallen into now

Did you know that you were wrong?
Did you know that you were wrong?

‘Cause you’re jaded, hated, so overrated
Aren’t you glad you’ve met her now?
You missed it, kissed it goodbye on the hand
And I’m not helping you out of this quicksand
You’re jaded, hated, so overrated
Aren’t you glad you’ve met her now?
You missed me, kissed me goodbye on the hand
And I’m not helping you out of this quicksand
You’ve fallen into now
You’ve fallen deep now
You’ve dug your own grave now

 


Alive
written by Brooke Cottrill 
copyright 2012


I’m losin’ myself in you
You don’t know the things that I’d go through
And I just can’t pull away
What can I do to make you stay?

And I never thought I’d feel like this with you tonight
I wanna forget the world in your arms

And I don’t wanna live my life in hiding from what might be
I just wanna let go and give in to this feeling
I never thought you’d be the one to get inside
But now that you’ve got this hold on me
I wanna keep this with me to feel alive

You pulled me in with your eyes
You told me you would never lie
And I wanna believe you so
But who knows where this will go?

But I just can’t think like this anymore, oh, no
I wanna forget the world in your arms

And I don’t wanna live my life in hiding from what might be
I just wanna let go and give in to this feeling
I never thought you’d be the one to get inside
But now that you’ve got this hold on me
I wanna keep this with me to feel alive

I want to run away
I’ve got to get out of here
I need to hide away
I don’t wanna live in fear

And I don’t wanna live my life in hiding from what might be
I just wanna let go and give in to this feeling
I never thought you’d be the one to get inside
But now that you’ve got this hold on me
I wanna keep this with me to feel alive
Oh, oh

 


No Princess
written by Brooke Cottrill 
copyright 2012

Not like Cinderella, can’t take me to the ball
Not like Rapunzel, don’t got long hair to let fall
Not like Sleeping Beauty, won’t wait for a prince to come
And what would make you think that a castle’s where I’m from?

I’m no princess, no beautiful girl in a gown
I’ve got my own mind, and I’m pretty hard to take down
Don’t have time to wait for Prince Charming to save me
Just ‘cause she’s got it all, did you really think it’d change me?

Not like Snow White, don’t have the fairest skin
Not like the little mermaid, no way I could be that thin
No man’s gonna take my hand and think he’ll just marry me
And there’s no magical land around here, as far as I can see

I’m no princess, no beautiful girl in a gown
I’ve got my own mind, and I’m pretty hard to take down
Don’t have time to wait for Prince Charming to save me
Just ‘cause she’s got it all, did you really think it’d change me?

Not ashamed of myself (no, no, no, no)
Don’t need glitter, tiaras (no, no, no, no)
What I’ve got is all I need (yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
Don’t need anybody to save me

Not like Cinderella, can’t take me to the ball
Not like a princess, I don’t have it all

I’m no princess, no beautiful girl in a gown
I’ve got my own mind, and I’m pretty hard to take down
Don’t have time to wait for Prince Charming to save me
Just ‘cause she’s got it all, did you really think it’d change me?
I’m no princess
Did you really think you’d change me?
I’m no princess
Did you really think you’d change me?

 


Far-Away Hero
written by Brooke Cottrill 
copyright 2012

She’s out there alone in this cold world
No one to help her, no hero for the lost girl
She doesn’t know what she’s supposed to do
Is it so hard to help her get through?
The blade draws close to her bare skin
In her eyes, another cut is not a sin
You can’t expect her to know it’s wrong
So try to stop her now before it’s gone on too long

All they need is that far-away hero
Someone to reach into their hearts
All they need is that far-away hero
While they’re pulling themselves apart
So what are you waiting for?
Go be another far-away hero today

Only fifteen and thinking suicide
But he’s got so long to learn what’s inside
A single hand could guide him through
This craving for pain can be destroyed by you

All they need is that far-away hero
Someone to reach into their hearts
All they need is that far-away hero
While they’re pulling themselves apart
So what are you waiting for?
Go be another far-away hero today

How can you just treat them that way?
All they want is for it all to go away
There’s still a soul inside that broken heart
So try to put it back together instead of tearing it apart

All they need is that far-away hero
Someone to reach into their hearts
All they need is that far-away hero
Someone to reach into their hearts
All they need is that far-away hero
While they’re pulling themselves apart
So what are you waiting for?
Go be another far-away hero today

 


Starve
written by Brooke Cottrill 
copyright 2012

Are you quite done yet? ‘Cause I’m gettin’ bored
You act like you’ve got somethin’ great in store
But I see through your façade and deceit
You’re nothin’ but a child and a two-timin’ cheat
‘Cause she’s got a voice as big as the sun
But in your eyes, she’s already done
A pretty little body in too-tight shoes
And when she falls, you won’t know what to do
You come tell us

“You’re not a dancer, none of you are
And if you can’t dance, then you’re not a star
You are the backbone of a much greater plan
No one’ll see you behind that soul-sucking fan”
Well, I’ve got news for you: it’s my turn to quit
‘Cause I’m sick of all the critiques I get
You’ve blown all your chances, and now we are through
Don’t bite the hand that feeds, or it’ll starve you

We’re all just puppets for you to control
But soon enough, that work’s gonna take its toll
This ain’t the feudal system, and you’re not the king
And we’re all breaking from your fragile string
You come tell us

“You’re not a dancer, none of you are
And if you can’t dance, then you’re not a star
You are the backbone of a much greater plan
No one’ll see you behind that soul-sucking fan”
Well, I’ve got news for you: it’s my turn to quit
‘Cause I’m sick of all the critiques I get
You’ve blown all your chances, and now we are through
Don’t bite the hand that feeds, or it’ll starve you

Don’t bite the hand that feeds
Don’t bite the hand that feeds, oh
Drowning, starving for your last redemption
No one’s left to care if you go down, oh

We’re really not dancers, none of us are
But that doesn’t mean that we’re not stars
We are the backbone of a much greater plan
We’re not getting pulled into your soul-sucking fan
We’ve got news for you: it’s our turn to quit
‘Cause we’re sick of all the critiques we get
You’ve blown all your chances, and now we are through
Don’t bite the hand that feeds, or it’ll starve you
‘Cause, really, no one’s paying to see you
Don’t bite the hand that feeds, or it’ll starve you

 


To Be Free
written by Brooke Cottrill 
copyright 2012

When you look back at me
I hope that you know
My feeling’s like a rose
One day, I think I’m gonna make it out
But I fade away, turn to gray
And I wither down to the last decay

I’m not always right, I’m not always strong
I can’t be so perfect, I don’t know where I belong
Another day in my life, where will I be?
Oh, look in my eyes, I just want to be free

My heart’s not as strong as it used to be
I’m broken and dying
Sick of all this crying
I just wanna know that I’ll stay alive
But that can’t always be
When will I be free?

I’m not always right, I’m not always strong
I can’t be so perfect, I don’t know where I belong
Another day in my life, where will I be?
Oh, look in my eyes, I just want to be free

I was flying so high
But I never thought I’d fall
I try to make it through the thunderstorm
Through it all

I’m not always right, I’m not always strong
I can’t be so perfect, I don’t know where I belong
Another day in my life, where will I be?
Oh, look in my eyes, I just want to
Tell me I’m right, help me be strong
I’m not always perfect, tell me where I belong
Another day in my life, I know where I’ll be
Oh, baby, look in my eyes, I just want to be free

 


Cries of the Night
written by Brooke Cottrill 
copyright 2012

Should’ve left long ago when I didn’t feel the pain
I didn’t have to try so hard to keep myself sane
Maybe this was meant to be, and maybe I’m wrong
But now I’m trapped in the haunted world of monsters, but you see

What do you think when the ghost cries?
How do you go on when the werewolf howls into the moonlight?
What do you do when the vampire’s on his knees?
And how should you feel when you’re the one they need?

Why did I let myself get so caught up in fantasy?
Is it love or is it torture when you’re needed and cannot leave?
I can’t let them go, not after everything they’ve done
But how can I stay when death is on its way?

What do you think when the ghost cries?
How do you go on when the werewolf howls into the moonlight?
What do you do when the vampire’s on his knees?
And how should you feel when you’re the one they need?

I’m torn between two worlds and a hundred hearts
But now I know from neither one can I be apart
How do you choose when you love them all?
How am I supposed to live?

What do you think when the ghost cries?
How do you go on when the werewolf howls into the moonlight?
What do you do when the vampire’s on his knees?
And how should you feel?
How should you feel?
How should I feel when I’m the one they need?
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

 


Remember
written by Brooke Cottrill 
copyright 2012

Do you remember yesterday?
Do you remember hiding in the rain?
We used to feel like we had it all
But now I wonder if you can recall
Do you remember owning the world?
Feeling like we were the most important girls?
We look back and feel ashamed
Do you remember playing that game?

But now we’ve grown up inside
Now you’ve wandered away
Now it feels like we both have died
Now you won’t listen to a word I say

We used to conquer certain death
We used to live without any regrets
Now and then, we both were queens
And we could do what was unheard and unseen
Do you remember fighting the dark?
Giving our all and leaving our mark?
Do you remember when believed
In fairytale endings and that we would never leave?

But now you’ve gone off with him
Now you won’t listen to the voice within
You can’t see past his disguise
And I’m here to help you open your eyes

You don’t need that boy
A temporary decoy
You’ll outgrow him and forget
The way you felt when you first met
So hold on, hold on
Don’t give up just yet

Do you remember feeling alive?
Flying high and touching the sky?
You are beautiful, so leave that cage
‘Cause the right one for you wouldn’t change a thing 

 
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