Turtledove

by Rory Michelle Sullivan

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1.
You seem to see inside my head Can read my heart, shake up my bed You seem to get just what this means to me But it’s not meant to be CHORUS If you don’t like me, don’t date me If you can’t stand me, don’t hate me If you don’t want me, don’t date me If you won’t have me, don’t take me You seem to like the way I walk The way I dress, the way I talk You seem to like me, but you disagree With the essence of me CHORUS You seem to like my wavy hair My shapely curves, and all that’s there You seem to like me, but you just can’t see Beyond the physical me CHORUS You seem to like my deepest thoughts My hidden dreams, and all their costs You seem to like me, but you just don’t see The possibility CHORUS (2x)
2.
C F C I vowed to never fall in love G C Am To only rise above my foolish heart C F C But now I see it differently G C Am You brought it out in me – it’s a new start G C And you’ll see – it’s a different me CHORUS: C G Am It’s a different era, it’s a different age, it’s a different way to love C G Am It’s a different shadow, it’s a different heart, it’s a different turtledove C G Am It’s a different era, it’s a different age, it’s a different way to love C G Am It’s a different shadow, it’s a different heart, I’m a different turtledove G C You’ll see – it’s a different me. C F C I vowed to keep my head on straight G C Am To always hesitate, not fall apart C F C And now I vow, I’ll always love you so G C Am I want to let you know: I’ll do my part CHORUS G Am F C Maybe it’s you or maybe it’s me G Am F G C But baby it’s true, this is a different side of me G Am F C Maybe it’s you or maybe it’s me G Am F G C But baby it’s true, this is a different side of me CHORUS (2x)
3.
G C For better or worse, we all have been cursed Em G With the blessings that we have G C And I have to say, I like it that way, Em G Oh, the glass is always half Chorus: G Am D Funny little thing this world is G Am D G Funny little thing is your kiss Am D Am G Funny little thing my heart is Am D Am G Funny little thing, funny little thing G C For better or worse, we all have been cursed Em G With a heart that needs to share G C And I have to say, it’s better that way Em G If only I would dare Chorus Am Em When will we listen, when will we learn? Am Em We all have been missing, it’s not always our turn Am Em Or when will we start to take it to heart to Am Em Count all our blessings, or leave them behind (2x) G C Like it or not, can’t give it a shot Em G If I don’t let you inside G C Won’t always be true, I’m not saying “I do” Em G But I’m now up for the ride Am I’ll let go of my pride Am Em Am Em Chorus (2x)
4.
Am C Em Am The chasm’s causing spasms and I’m standing at the edge Am C Em Am And I look down, can’t see the ground, this is everything I dread Em Am Did you hear a thing I said? CHORUS C D G But it’s worth the fall, ‘cause after all, it is what we’re meant to do C D G It’s worth the fall, ‘cause after all, I would rather be with you C D G Than on my own, and all alone, pretending that I do not care C D G And it’s worth the fall, ‘cause after all, life’s more fun when you are there C D G Oh, safe and sound on solid ground is a boring way to be C D Em Yes, it’s worth the fall, and after all, I just want you next to me Em C I am stronger than I seem Am C Em Am The gap is gaping wider than the whole inside of me Am C Em Am And I am gasping louder than my longing to be free Em Am Forget psychology CHORUS Am Em G Am Am Em Am All the ways this could go wrong could not fit in this simple song G Em Am G Em Am My fearful pride may take a blow if you should give a simple “no” C D, G But here we go CHORUS (3x)
5.
G C D Sometimes sadness is an illusion G C D Sometimes madness is just confusion C D What did I do to deceive you? C D I wanted so bad to believe you C D D D But now I’m left cold on the shoulder of the road C G D D7 G Waiting with thumb out saying please take me home C G D Please take me home C G D Please take me home D Em I’m cold and alone C D G Someone please take me home G C D Sometimes love is an intrusion G C D Sometimes I’m prone to delusion C D Why did you need to deceive me? C D I thought that you would believe me Em Believe me C Believe me D Believe me D C G You said you missed me D C G And before that you kissed me C D Em But you never said so long C D G Oh, please help me be strong C D D D Because now I’m left cold on the shoulder of the road C G D D7 G Waiting with thumb out saying please take me home C G D Please take me home C G D Please take me home D Em I’m cold and alone C D G Someone please take me home C D D D Oh, now I’m left cold on the shoulder of the road C G D D7 G Waiting with thumb out saying please take me home C G D Please take me home C G D Please take me home D Em I’m cold and alone C D D7 G Someone please take me home
6.
G C Summer days are almost here G C My malaise is almost clear Em C Em Happy times are round the corner C F Em You’re afraid that you’ll just bore her C C7 But happy times are near C C7 G It’s limes and lemons dear C G Am And she climbs with fear of falling C G Am Summer days means life is calling C C7 Your name, your name C7 riff CHORUS: G C Oh, when life gives you limes and lemons G C You make lemonade G C Oh when life sends you hells and heavens G C I’ll come to your aid G C Summer, winter, fall or springtime G C You’ll rest in my shade G C So when life gives you limes and lemons G C Let’s make lemonade G C Let’s make lemonade C7 riff G C Summer days are almost gone G C In most ways you turn me on Em C Em Happy times will disappear C F Em Clouds arrive, and then they clear C C7 ‘Cause happy times return C C7 G It’s something you will learn C G Am And she climbs with fear of falling C G Am Summer’s gone and life’s still calling C C7 Your name, your name CHORUS Em C7 It’s all limes and lemons Em C7 It’s all hells and heavens Am G It’s all limes and lemons Am G Some will lose, and who wins? Am G Oh, you’ll win, oh, you’ll win G C Oh, when life gives you limes and lemons G C You make lemonade G C Oh when life sends you hells and heavens G C I’ll come to your aid G C Oh, you’re my sun, my moon, my starlight G C Yes, we’ve got it made G C So when life gives you limes and lemons G C Let’s make lemonade G C Let’s make lemonade
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Let Go 03:53
D C G Oh, I’m throwing my hands up in the air C D Am D Hands up in the air, it’s not that I don’t care Am, D C D G It’s that I do, and I’m giving up control to you G D You’re still on the rollercoaster Am D Whether or not your hands hold tight G D C You’re still on the rollercoaster G D G D Let go, my friend, it will be alright CHORUS G D G Let go, let go, let go C Am D You are scared, I know G D C But let go, let go, let go G D C Whoa, oh-whoa, oh-oh G D G Whoa, oh-whoa, oh-oh G D Oh, you’re on a rollercoaster Am D Throw those hands up in the air G D C Oh, you’re on a rollercoaster G D G D Let go, my love, I’ll still be there CHORUS G D C It’s just as safe as holding on and a lot more fun G D C Oh, I have faith that I’ll be fine when the ride is done G D C Oh, I have faith that I’ll be fine when the ride is done CHORUS G D C It’s just as safe as holding on and a lot more fun G D C Oh, I have faith that I’ll be fine when the ride is done G D C Oh, I have faith that I’ll be fine when the ride is done CHORUS (2x)
8.
Am Em I’m well versed in self-protection Am G Self-sabotage prevents connection Em Am Here’s the thing that I should mention G Am I’m much too good at self-reflection CHORUS C F Get out of my head Am G And into my heart Am G It’s the only way for things to start Am G Am It’s the only way for things to start Am Em I find myself fighting this feeling Am G Losing my ground now has me reeling Em Am Here’s the thing that is revealing G Am It’s mostly me with whom I am dealing CHORUS En F Yet maybe there’s something smart about it Em C F If only I could wrap my heart around it CHORUS (2x)
9.
G C G C I am tired of the selling post, I am tired of the Holy Ghost D C G I am tired of the way I move G C G C I am tired of the smelling salts, I am tired of the ballroom waltz D C G I am tired of the way I choose CHORUS G D G D I want to run away, I’ve no use for today Am D If I stay here with you G D Someone, come and rescue me Am D Take me away, far away G D Someone, come and cherish me Am D Promise you’ll stay, promise you’ll stay G C G C I am tired of me losing you, and you, and you, and you, and you D C G I am tired of the romance blues G C G C I am tired of the month of March, I am tired of the cornfield starch D C G I am tired of paying my dues CHORUS C G C D If only I could listen to my heart, to my heart C D C D If only you were missing, where would I start, where would I start? CHORUS (2x)
10.
Happy Is 02:45
C G F G Keep yourself centered, you needn’t stray too far C G F G All you ever wanted is right here where you are C Dm Happy is as happy does, C G Never were there is or was F G Am And I love you just because you are C G F G Keep yourself exhausted from every day well spent C G F G But keep yourself well-rested to ward off malcontent C Dm Happy is as happy feels C G It’s state of mind that reveals F G Am What to anyone appeals, you choose C G F G Keep yourself happy, no matter how hard it seems C G F G Elbow grease and effort will lead you to your dreams C Dm Happy is as happy says, C G Please just let me decompress F G Am I don’t need to be more or less than I am Am, Em C Am Em You’re OK -- everything you need’s already here Am C G C You’re alright -- you’ll make it through another year C G F G Keep yourself connected, it’s really you you fear C G F G Take some time to just unwind, and look – the gang’s all here C Dm Happy is a choice you see C G Make up your mind, don’t look at me F G Am It takes real guts to muster up the energy Happy is a choice you see, make up your mind, don't look at me It takes real guts to muster up the energy Happy is as happy does, never were there is or was And I love you just because you are Happy is as happy feels, it's state of mind that reveals What to anyone appeals; you choose Happy is as happy says, please just let me decompress I don't need to be more or less than I am
11.
E riff E A Hotel beds, clean lines, too B A E I wish it didn’t make me think of you E A ‘Cause you’re interfering in my mind and in my heart B A E And baby it would be just fine, ‘cept we’re apart CHORUS: B A E You’re so far away B A E You’re so far away A E Just can’t stand another day B A E With you so far away E A I’m tired at night, when I wake up, too B A E Darlin’, I’m tired of thinking of you E A I wish I didn’t think of you with every step B A E I wish I could get on with this and just forget that CHORUS A E A E I’ll dream of you, if you’ll dream of me, too B A E I’ll visit you at night, don’t want to face the morning light, ‘cause CHORUS (2x)
12.
D intro G D Time has its ways G D And I have my days C Em D But I can’t seem to find my way C D Back home, back home G D C If ever you find me D C G Searching for a place G D C If you could please kindly D C G Memorize my face Am D I’m searching for a name Am D I’m tired of this game G D Someone will come through G D Either me or you C Em D But I just want to find my way C D Back home, back home G D C So if ever you find me D C G Searching for a place G D C If you could please kindly D C G Memorize my face Am D I’m searching for a name Am D I’m tired of this game D lick/interlude Am D D9 D Home, home G C D9 Home, home, home A7 D I wanna go home G C D9 Home, home, home A7 D I wanna go home Am D I’m searching for a name Am G I’m tired of this game
13.
E A When we’re in the sea B A E You kiss me and I know I am free E A When we’re in the sand B A E You kiss me and I know where I stand E And I’m singing: A E Come and kiss me, make me yours; B You’re already mine. A E Come and twist with me, close those other doors. B We will be just fine. E A When we’re in the sky B A E You kiss me and I know we’ll get by E A When we’re in the stars B A E You kiss me, I’m no longer behind bars E And I’m singing: A E Come and kiss me, make me yours; B You’re already mine. A E Come and twist with me, close those other doors. B We will be just fine. A B Funny, but it’s true A B I’m freer when I’m only with you B A E I’m freer when I’m only with you E And I’m singing: A E Come and kiss me, make me yours; B You’re already mine. A E Come and twist with me, close those other doors. B We will be just fine. E And I’m singing: A E Come and kiss me, make me yours; B You’re already mine. A E Come and twist with me, close those other doors. B We will be just fine. B E We will be just fine.
14.
Intro: G C Em D G C D What do I have to say? G C D Say it anyway. G D C What do I have to feel G D C The moment I reveal Csus C Csus C The softer side? I’ve tried to hide, well G G7 Am Hiding has lost its appeal. D D7 Am D For the first time, in a long time, I’d rather feel CHORUS: C Em The softer side is there Am D7 Guess I was unaware C D7 G You share a softer side C Em The softer side I’ve dared Am D7 To let on that I care C D7 G Here is my softer side. G C D When will your lips taste mine? G C D Let bodies intertwine. G D C When will our first kiss be? G D C When I let you close to me, Csus C Csus C To the softer side. Won’t try to hide. G G7 Am Hiding has lost its appeal. D D7 Am D For the first time, in a long time, I’d rather feel CHORUS G C Em Am Feel your lips, pillows on my own. G C Em D Feel your chest rise, I feel known. G Em C Em When they say, it hurts to feel G C Em D They underestimate the power to heal G C D So what do you have to say G C D If I’m living for today? G D C And what do you have to feel G D C So that I won’t conceal Csus C Csus C The softer side? Don’t want to hide. G G7 Am Hiding has lost its appeal. D D7 Am D For the first time, in a long time, I’d rather feel CHORUS (2x) CHORUS (Da da da…)

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released January 13, 2013

Music and lyrics (c) 2012 Rory Michelle Sullivan
Vocals, guitar, and egg shaker by Rory Michelle Sullivan

Come and Kiss Me arranged by David Addison Bell
Come and Kiss Me musicians:
Drums - Abram Taber
Acoustic Guitar -- Clinton Degan
Bass - Christopher G. Brown
Violin - Tom Wooten
Backing vocals - Olivia Brownlee
Lead vocals - Rory Michelle Sullivan
Special thanks to cellist Sandra Korn and violst Eric Unverzagt

It's Worth the Fall Backing vocals - Olivia Brownlee

Songs recorded by Christopher G. Brown at Nilbog East
A Different Me, Please Take Me Home, Limes & Lemons, I Wanna Go Home recorded with Charles Murphy
Produced by Rory Michelle Sullivan
Mastered by Devon Wedge @ WonderfulColour Studios - Boston, MA

Photography and album art by Laura Togut

A huge thank you to everyone involved in the making of this CD and to friends and family for their love and support.

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Rory Michelle Sullivan Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Rory Michelle Sullivan is a singer-songwriter, composer, musician, and educator whose work explores relating to ourselves, others, and a spiritual Source in healthy, authentic, creative, and constructive ways.

She has recorded and performed her songs internationally, from parlor rooms in Jerusalem to bars in Vienna to Jimmy’s No. 43 in NYC’s East Village.

Her favorite letter is "p."
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