All About Me LP

All About Me
written by Christina Simos & Eddie Hedges ASCAP 2008

CHORUS
It's all about me
All about me, all about me
It's all about me

VERSE 1
Kinda’ girl makes you do a double take
Make ya look at your girl like damn I made a mistake
The kinda’ girl that makes you crazy with desire
The kinda’ girl that makes a playa’ retire

PRE-CHORUS
When I walk in a room people whisper - Who Dat?
I don’t know what it is but I got it like that
It's been a long time comin'
The crowd is up and jumpin'
The base is bumpin’
The DJ's playin’ for me


CHORUS
It's all about me
All about me, all about me
It's all about me
I'm a show-stoppin’, scene stealin', sexy, hot fantasy
It's all about me

VERSE 2
Kinda’ girl who knows just how to work it out
Kinda’ girl you only get to fantasize about
The kinda’ girl who takes control but you don’t fight it
The kinda’ girl whose bossy but ya like it

PRE-CHORUS
When I walk in room people whisper – Who Dat?
I don’t know what it is but I got it like that
It's been a long time comin'
The crowd is up and jumpin'
The base is bumpin’
The DJ's playin’ for me

CHORUS
It's all about me
All about me, all about me
It's all about me
I'm a show-stoppin’, scene stealin', sexy, hot fantasy
It's all about me

BRIDGE
Break it down, Break it down
I said I got it, I got it, I got it like that – like that
Oooh oooh
Ladies – I said I got it, I got it, I got it like that
Side to side, front to back – I got it like that
Cuz it’s all about me

REPEAT CHORUS – FADE OUT


 

One Day At A Time
Written by Christina Simos
Background vocals and music by Michael Patrick Coughlin
Ascap 2006


Cuz there’s no place you can’t go
And there’s nothing you can’t do
There’s no reason to believe that your dreams can’t come true

One day at a time
One day you will find
One moment to define
All that you are and all that you can do

One day at a time
One day you will find
That the world is yours
If you have faith in the risks that you take

Cuz there’s no place you can’t go
And there’s nothing you can’t do
There’s no reason to believe that your dreams can’t come true
If I believe in you and you believe in me
Somewhere down the road, we’ll find destiny
One day at time

One day you will go
Where no one’s gone before
One day what you learn
Will open many doors
One day you learn
Unity holds the key
If we learn from each other
We can rewrite history

Cuz there’s no place you can’t go
And there’s nothing you can’t do
There’s no reason to believe that your dreams can’t come true
If I believe in you and you believe in me
Somewhere down the road, we’ll find destiny
One day at time


United We Stand/Divided We Fall
Written by Christina Simos 4/22/99

Produced by Neil Rutman 3/31/2001

Been on the outside lookin’ in
Tryin to figure out where I fit in
Cuz of my land, my roots, my skin
I’m either to black to be white
Or too light to be black
Or something like that
Feel like the whole worlds turned its back on me
This aint how it’s supposed to be
What’s going on?

Let it go, let it go
Question what you think you know
No more where’s my sista’
No more who’s my brotha’
No more bout this color
No more, No more
No more boundaries
No more countries
One world, one people
All created equal

Were cryin’ out loud
Not one but crowds
How many of us die?
Before we start to try
To reach one, teach one,
To love one, to know one

Cuz united we stand, divided we fall
No one stands to win
If no one cares at all

Pay attention to the warnin’ signs
They stood the test of time
This carnage has got to stop
From the bottom to the top, top, top
Cuz everyone’s worthwhile
Yes it takes a village to raise a child

Cuz united we stand, divided we fall
No one stands to win
If no one cares at all

No more where’s my brotha
No more bout this color
No more countries
No more families
If no one, if no one cares at all we will fall
If no one cares at all


 

I’m in Trouble
Lyrics by Christina Simos

Chorus

I’m in trouble, trouble
I’m in trouble, trouble
Left a good one at home, shouldn’t be out alone
Cuz I know I ain’t right but it’s on tonight
I’m in trouble, trouble, trouble
I’m in trouble, trouble

Verse

You should have wrote me my love letters
You should have treated me so much better
You shoulda’, woulda’, but you didn’t
Don’t blame me cuz you’re not innocent
Cuz now I’m on full and I just don’t give a fuck
Best get out my way Mami’s time to play
Don’t need names, don’t need numbers or your sign
I need someone who is fine, fine, fine

Chorus

I’m in trouble, trouble
I’m in trouble, trouble
Left a good one at home, shouldn’t be out a lone
Cuz I know I ain’t right but it’s on tonight
I’m in trouble, trouble, trouble - oooh
I’m in trouble, trouble

Verse

You got me moving in the wrong direction
You got me feenin’ for some love and attention
You got me thinking do unto to you as you’ve done unto me
Gonna treat you like a second class whore
Tease me with your tongue if you want some more
Don’t need names, don’t need numbers or your sign
I need someone who is fine, fine, fine

BRIDGE

That’s right, like that, mmm somebody needs to save me
Cuz I’m in trouble, trouble
I’m in trouble, trouble

Chorus

Left a good one at home, shouldn’t be out alone
Cuz I know I ain’t right but it’s on tonight
I’m in trouble, trouble, trouble – ooooh
I’m in trouble, trouble

Repeat chorus Fade out


 

Save Me
Written by Christina Simos
10.03

Somebody needs to tell me why I’m still doing this
You know, I give and give
And everybody takes and takes
Nobody believes that systems can be changed
Cycles can be broken
But I’m just supposed to keep the faith
Well, I don’t have any faith
And if somebody doesn’t save me . . .
Do I matter?

I’m fallin’ so deep
I can’t eat, I can’t sleep now
I wonder why, I am alive
I need intervention, relief from this tension
Somebody needs to help, can’t do this by myself
Somebody hear my cry, somebody tell me why
Somebody show me how, somebody tell now
Somebody, somebody

Is anybody there?
Does anybody care?
Save me, save me, save me
Is anybody there?
Does anybody care?
Save me, save me, save me

I don’t know what I was thinkin’
I said I’d be okay tokin’ and drinkin’
I was supposed to do different, but now we are the same
Except there’s something in me that tells me I can change
Somebody needs to help, can’t do this by myself
Somebody hear my cry, somebody tell me why
Somebody show me how, somebody tell now
Somebody, somebody

Is anybody there?
Does anybody care?
Save me, save me, save me
Is anybody there?
Does anybody care?
Save me, save me, save me


Bridge
I’m on my knees
I left my pride
I put my ego aside
I need help, are you there?
Do you care?
Does anybody hear me?
Does it matter?

Chorus
I don’t know how much I can take
Dealing with all this negativity – this hate now
Somebody save me
Save Me, save me – fade out


 

Keep it Comin’
Written by Christina Simos

What you see is what you get

I been down and out, broken and abandoned
Used and abused, counted out
But I picked up the pieces with class, dignity
No matter what’s been done to me

Keep it comin’
Give me something to survive for, to stay alive for
Keep it comin’
Give me something, to survive for to stay alive for

I am here today because I deal the demons away
Who are you to take that from me?
You don’t know, know my history

Keep it comin’
Give me something to survive for, to stay alive for
Keep it comin’
Give me something, to survive for to stay alive for

What you see is what you get
You ain’t seen nothin’ yet
Truth, honor, dignity
That’s how I operate
Tryin’ to find myself
Why you playa’ hate?
Why you playa hate me?
I don’t know but I been there and done that too
I understand you, trying to find your way
What can I say/

Keep it comin’
Give me something to survive for, to stay alive for
Keep it comin’
Give me something, to survive for to stay alive for

Did you think you could do me like that?
Did you think that I wouldn’t fight back?
Did you think I’d just sit and cry, just rot and die?
Try again my friend, try again
See I’m my own worst enemy – not you, so don’t get it twisted.
Peace


 

GOODBYE
WRITTEN BY CHRISTINA SIMOS AND EDDIE HEDGES ASCAP 2008
Revised from 10/98

INTRO
You know I’m just sick and tired of being sick and tired
Lettin’ the past hold me back
I’m just tryin’ to be me but I’m scared
I just need to find away to let go, let my light shine
There has got to be better way

Verse
Deeper than the cruelest sea
That’s how I’ve treated me
Fighting no one but my own self
Destroying nothing but my mental health

Chorus
Right now, I gotta find a better way
Right now, I gotta find the words to say
Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye, goodbye, goodbye, goodbye

Verse
Driven by a thousand forms of fear
Watching my light disappear
I wanna let go but I don’t know how
I need some help and I need it now

Chorus
Right now, I gotta find a better way
Right now, I gotta find the words to say
Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye, goodbye, goodbye, goodbye

BRIDGE
Everything I said I’d never do – I’ve done
Every line I said I’d never cross – I’ve crossed
It’s not if you win
It’s not when you fall
It’s how you live your life in spite of it all

Chorus

I gotta let my light shine
I wanna, I need to find a way to say goodbye
to that which does not love me
to that which does not love me


 

Set Me Free
Written By Christina Simos 10/1/2001
Background Vocals and music by Michael Patrick Coughlin 2006

Set me free, Set me Free
Hear my cry for liberty
Set me free, so I can shine somehow today

Let me gather the strength I need
Help me get up off my knees
Let me shine for another day
Let the negativity fade away

Set me free, set me free
Hear my cry for liberty
Set me free, so my light won’t fade away

All these burdens that I bear
I let them go cuz with you I shared
The pain and love of a tragedy
For the first time I see you and me
For the first time I see unity

Set me free, set me free
Let me be, oh let me see
Set me free, so I can be somehow today

And though my skyline has changed
Oh how the spirit remains cuz
You can’t take what we won’t give
We are survivors and we shall live
We are survivors and we shall live

Set me free, set me free
Hear my cry for liberty
Set me free, so I can be somehow today
So I can be somehow today
So I can be somehow today