Lyrics from the 2014 album “The Girl You Thought You Knew”

Bridges We Burn
music and lyrics by Mary Scholz

Can I leave
Can I let it all go
Can I just walk away from the life that we’ve built
Into all I don’t know

Can I follow my heart                                    
Does it lead me to you
Will I regret all the things that I said or
The things that I couldn’t help but do

Where is my life
Tell me where did it go
I saw for a moment the way it could shine
Then I lost all control

And where is my light
Guiding me through
And how can I see past the days and the words
When all I can see is you

Chorus:
Oh
Give me the space to return
And give me the lessons to learn
There has to be reasons for Bridges We Burn
Oh

Well is it all here
If I walk away
Will I look back and see all of the things that I thought I needed
And wished I stayed

Or will I stand tall
And know I chose right
And will I still feel all the strength that I feel
After every cold and lonely night

Oh
Give me the space to return
And give me the lessons to learn
There has to be reasons for Bridges We Burn

Or do we just burn
Burn down every road I’ve been on
Burn down every memory and every last song
Burn down all the things that I thought I did wrong

Oh
Oh
Oh
Oh

Can I leave
Can I let it all go
Can I just walk away from the thing that I thought would be the only thing
I’d always know

The Girl You Thought You Knew (I’m Sorry Baby)
music and lyrics by Mary Scholz 

I’m sorry baby but I tried
Sorry for telling you those lies
Sorry for messing with your mind
I never meant to make you cry

You say you can’t believe the things I do
Can’t believe the words I say
But I’m just trying to catch the truth
So I can throw the scars away
Well you had your distance to review
You had your miles in the way

I’m sorry baby but I tried
Sorry for telling you those lies
Sorry for messing with your mind
I never meant to make you cry

Well I’m not the one you wanna hold onto
I’m just the one who got confused
Your eyes they can’t see through the bruise        
From the girl you thought you knew
Well my lips are twisted and refuse
To find the words to say to you

I’m sorry baby but I tried
Sorry for telling you those lies
Sorry for messing with your mind
I never meant to make you cry

You were everything, everything, everything
And I came so close to being, close to being, close to being
All the things that I’m supposed to be, supposed to be, supposed to be
But am I supposed to be for you or just for me?

I’m sorry baby but I tried
Sorry for telling you those lies
Sorry for messing with your mind
I never planned to say goodbye

Someone Else’s Wife
music and lyrics by Mary Scholz

If I were looking I’d never find you
I’d keep my eyes peeled on a door you’d never walk through
Well I made my choices to live my life
Then you pulled your car up right beside me
But I’m Someone Else’s Wife

If I never knew you I’d never know
The way your eyes feel like the ocean when my body’s trapped in snow
And I’d never see the light you are
Or the beauty in the darkness              
As I slip and fall apart

Woah
How many days can I be standing here
Woah
With your eyes on mine
Woah
Fixed and intent to draw me near
As you confuse the life
Of Someone Else’s Wife

I don’t regret the life I chose
But I wish I knew why you were here and where this will go
Well you have your choices like I had mine
And I know you’ll choose to walk away if I give it time
So I’ll give it time

Woah
How many days can I be standing here
Woah
With your eyes on mine
Woah
Blurring the lines I thought were clear
As you confuse the life
Of Someone Else’s Wife

And I can’t let you walk away
But I know I can’t let you stay
And I don’t want to let go of your green eyes or your beautiful face
Your beautiful face

Woah
How many days can I be standing here
Woah
With your eyes on mine
Woah
Whispering truths I’d always feared
As you consume the life

Beautiful, Tortured Mess
music and lyrics by Mary Scholz

Can you feel the waves between us
Can you feel the way they pulse
The way they sound
Cause I can feel when you step closer
I can feel the way the world is all around

We’ve become this
Beautiful tortured mess
We’ve become this mess

Can you feel the way I see you
Can you feel the way I want you
Around
Cause I can feel when I step closer
Yes I can feel my walls falling down

We’ve become this
Beautiful tortured mess
We’ve become this mess

I could tell you that I don’t feel a thing
I could tell you that I think it’s all a dream

But can you feel the waves between us
Can you feel the way they pulse
The way they sound
Cause I can feel when you step closer
I can feel the way you are all around

We’ve become this
Beautiful tortured mess
We’ve become this mess

One More Day
music and lyrics by Mary Scholz

You were warm as the winter
You were strong as the sea
Hold my arms under water
Let you wash over me                             
My body like your weather vane
Your lightning struck through me

Give me one more day
Give me one more way to feel the pain I’m in
Then you’re free to walk away
But give me one day
Before you fade away

I still feel you in moonlight
Pull your hands through my hair
I still thought you’d be waiting
I still see you everywhere
My body is your weather vane
Your lightning runs through me

Give me one more day
Give me one more way to feel the pain I’m in
Then you’re free to walk away
But give me one day
Before you fade away

I’m still waiting for the answers
I’m still waiting to feel the way you knew we would
I’m still waiting for answers
And I believed
I thought you believed

So give me one more day
Give me one more way?I swear I can handle the pain
Then you’re free to walk away
Give me one more day
Give me one more way to feel the pain I’m in
Then you’re free to walk away
But give me one day
Before you choose to fade away

Run, Baby, Run
music and lyrics by John Clinebell, Jill Krachmer and Mary Scholz

Looking straight ahead
Thinking of what you said when you said
‘stay on the track, don’t ever look back’

All that you said was true
Somehow you always knew
Yeah you knew I’d work it out
I had my doubts but you said

Run
Run baby, Run
Follow your feet into the distance
It’s only just begun
Oh run
Run baby, run
Don’t ever wait until tomorrow for your time in the sun
Just run

Something has knocked you down
What’s got you spinning round, spinning round
Wondering when
This circus will end

Well take it from yourself
You know that no one else
No one else knows it like you
You know what to do

Run
Run baby, Run
Follow your feet into the distance
It’s only just begun
Oh run
Run baby, run
Don’t ever wait until tomorrow for your time in the sun
Just run

You showed me how to make it through
And now I give it back to you
I give it back
I give it back to you

Run
Run baby, Run
Follow your feet into the distance
It’s only just begun
Oh run
Run baby, run
Don’t ever wait until tomorrow for your time in the sun
Just run

Till I Die
music and lyrics by Mary Scholz

You wanna tell me how to live
You wanna tell me what to keep and what to give
You wanna tell me when to stay
And that’s okay

Kiss me and cut me open                     
Throw me to the ground
Let the rocks fall where I’m open
And leave me with no sound
This is my life that I am building
A life that isn’t yours
And no matter how you scrape me or lead me in a lie
This is my life that lay before me
And I’ll live it till I die

You led me down this gravel road
Drag me around and tell me this is how it goes
You let the grit get in my eyes
But I am fine
I’m fine
I’m fine
I’m fine

So Go On

Kiss me and cut me open
Throw me to the ground
Let the rocks fall where I’m open
And leave me with no sound
This is my life that I am building
A life that isn’t yours
And no matter how you scrape me or lead me in a lie
This is my life that lay before me
And I’ll live it till I die

You want
You want
You want
You want from me
So I
I gave
I gave
I gave
I gave until I bleed
Oh
You want
You want
You want
You want from me

So Come On

Kiss me and cut me open
Throw me to the ground
Let the rocks fall where I’m open
And leave me with no sound
This is my life that I am building
A life that isn’t yours
And no matter how you scrape me or lead me in a lie
This is my life that lay before me
And I’ll live it till I die

I Can’t Tell You Why
music and lyrics by Mary Scholz

How many days can I spend walking up to you
Hands on your face as I try to work through
Why I
Always say goodbye

I can see the kindness in your smile
And the gentle way you linger
As you catch me for a while
But I

Don’t want to tell you how I need to turn and run
So just for now can we pretend that I’m the one?

Can you hold me for a day
Knowing I could never stay
Will it break you down inside
After everything I’ve tried
Still it’s always time
To say goodbye
But I can’t tell you why

I still remember when I wanted nothing more
Then spending days curled up beside you on the floor
And I
Can still see why

But I have changed and everything we knew
Is out of focus now and slipping out of view
And I
Can’t understand whatever’s pushing you aside
That doesn’t mean that I don’t miss when you were mine

Can you hold me for a day            
Knowing I could never stay
Will it break you down inside
After everything I’ve tried
Still it’s always time
To say goodbye
But I can’t tell you why

Why?
I swear I’ve tried

Can you hold me for a day
Knowing I could never stay
Will it break you down inside
After everything I’ve tried
Still it’s always time
To say goodbye
I wish I could tell you why

Can you hold me for a day
Knowing I could never stay
Will it break you down inside
After everything I’ve tried
Still it’s always time
To say goodbye
But I can’t tell you why

Walk Away
music and lyrics by Mary Scholz

I look inside my heart for you and I can see you’re everywhere
I look inside my world for you and I can’t find you anywhere
And I can feel me pull away
And I wonder if you should stay

I look inside my mind for you and I can see you’re fading fast
I look into this empty room and I am scared to think that I thought it would last
And I can feel me pull away
And I wonder if you should stay

I kept you in this perfect world cause I – I wanted everything
But now I see, one look around, that I kept you in a dream
And I can feel me pull away
And I wonder if you or I should stay

Or should we walk away

 Beautiful Girl (Live My Life)
music and lyrics by Mary Scholz

It’s another day
I wake up tired again and hear myself begin to say
‘Wait just another night
You might find what you’re looking for if you just stay and fight’
Stay and fight

But how do you know how to win
When you just begin?

I’m still learning to breathe
But I’m a beautiful girl
And I’ll be learning till I walk out of this world
And I don’t always get it right
But I deserve the song I sing and the love I bring
And the chance to live my life

Sometimes I’m wrong
But I still deserve the chance to stand and sing along
You don’t know what’s best
You have your eyes to see and I have mine
So let it rest
Let the fire rest

Night will come tomorrow too
And when it does will I know what to do?

I’m still learning to breathe
But I’m a beautiful girl
And I’ll be learning till I walk out of this world
And I don’t always get it right
But I deserve the song I sing and the love I bring
And the chance to live my life

I don’t know what tomorrow brings
All I know is I’ll be fine                                
If I just sing

I’m still learning to breathe
But I’m a beautiful girl
I’m a beautiful girl
I know that I’m a beautiful girl

I’m still learning to breathe
But I’m a beautiful girl
And I’ll be learning till I walk out of this world
And I don’t always get it right
But I deserve the song I sing and the love I bring
And the chance to live my life

In My Bed
music and lyrics by Mary Scholz

I wanna feel you in my bed
I wanna know if it feels the same
As it does in my head

I wanna feel you in my sheets
And feel the way the world gets tangled
Up in our feet

Pull me closer to you baby
Let me feel the way your skin can dance with mine
Pull me closer to you baby
And take your time
Take your time                  

I wanna feel you in the room
I wanna know the way you whisper
And the way that you move
I wanna feel you inside
I wanna know that it’s not just
Inside of my mind

Pull me closer to you baby
Let me feel the way your skin can dance with mine
Pull me closer to you baby
And take your time
Take your time

Woah
Oh

Pull me closer to you baby
Let me feel the way your skin can dance with mine
Pull me closer to you baby
And take your time
Take your time

 

 Standing on the Edge of Goodbye
music and lyrics by Harold Allen and Mary Scholz

Boxes waiting patiently for me to make up my mind
What stays and what goes
What’s his and what’s mine
It’s been coming for a while, now I’m running out of time
He’ll be home soon trying to change my mind

Standing on the Edge of Goodbye
Lord knows how long we’ve tried
It’s hard for this broken heart to understand why
All these memories seem like someone else’s life
Trying to see the other side
Standing on the Edge of Goodbye

Staring down the door
Like I’ve done so many times
If I go turn the knob
Will she still be inside
This used to be a home
But it’s turned into a cage
I’ve done everything she wanted
But let her fly away

Standing on the Edge of Goodbye
Lord knows how long we’ve tried
It’s hard for this broken heart to understand why
All these memories seem like someone else’s life
Trying to see the other side
Standing on the Edge of Goodbye

There’s nothing to decide anymore
And nowhere else to go but through that door

Standing on the Edge of Goodbye
Lord knows how long we’ve tried
It’s hard for this broken heart to understand why
All these memories seem like someone else’s life
Trying to see the other side
Standing on the Edge of Goodbye
Standing on the Edge of Goodbye

 A Joyful Noise
music and “lyrics” by Mary Scholz

Woah
A-aye
Aye
Woah
A-aye

Carry On
music and lyrics by Mary Scholz 

I don’t like the girl I am
When I can see me holding another’s hand
When I can see myself making other plans
When I can see the heart of another man

And I don’t like the girl I see
With a perfect world stretched in front of me
And all the love that a heart should need
And all I think is that I should leave

Woah
But you can’t stop the world from spinning
And you can’t keep your heart from moving on
You can’t go back to the beginning
So carry on, carry on, carry on

I just spent another day
Trying to tell myself there’s another way
Trying to tell myself that it’s all okay
Trying to tell myself that I should stay

But that just keeps me hanging on
And keeps me singing another song
It keeps me thinking that I am wrong
It keeps me thinking that I’m not strong

Woah
But you can’t stop the world from spinning
And you can’t keep your heart from moving on
You can’t go back to the beginning
So carry on, carry on, carry on

Who knew
Who knew
But if you
If you
If you’re scared of the road you’re on
You’re not wrong

‘Cause you can’t stop the world from spinning
And you can’t keep your heart from moving on
You can’t go back to the beginning
So carry on, carry on, carry on

You can’t stop the world from spinning
And you can’t keep your heart from moving on
Just trust the song your heart is singing
And carry on, carry on, carry on

Head up, hope strong, carry on

 

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