Song Lyrics

Little Girl

Little Girl ©2018 Rebecca Alfrey Music, BMI

Chorus

Little girl, how long you gonna run
Trying to find peace that you couldn’t find at home
Little girl, are you having fun
Looking for that man that’s long gone you don’t have to be alone anymore
Little girl

You grew up too fast, the wind in your face
Your childhood didn’t last, I know you lost your place
What I wouldn’t give to change the past, to give you a taste of the good life

Have you found the answer in the bottom of the bottles?
That I see in the pictures you send back home
Have you found the man that your daddy should’ve been?
In the bars where you don’t leave alone

Do you wake up at night and wonder about me
The way that I think of you
Are the stars aligned in this world of yours
Where we’ll be together soon

Bridge

My heart breaks for you, I wish that I could prove,
That there’s no need to keep running from the past,
But I can’t and I know that you’ll keep going,
Until you come to me at last, little girl.

 

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Song Lyrics

When the Bell Tolls

When the Bell Tolls, ©2018 Rebecca Alfrey Music, BMI

When the bell tolls and my time on earth is done
Will you cry for me, oh lovely one, will you cry for me?
When the bell tolls and I am no more
I’ll be walking on heaven’s bright shore, I’ll be walking there with my Lord

Verse 1
I’ve lived a long life, a good one, too, done all the things that I’m supposed to
I gave of myself, time and energy, shared all of the gifts that were given to me
Watched the death angel sweep through my town, bringing the poor and the rich down
We all mourn for those we’ve lost, cover our mirrors to help them across

Verse 2
Who will be there to lay my body out? Before I’m placed in the cold ground?
Who will sit and wait with me, until I’m gone and my soul is set free?
Don’t give me flowers or cry at my wake, I am not there, it’s too late
Just hold my hand as we go along, be here with me as we walk toward home

Bridge
I am here, I am home, I see the folks from long ago
I am here, I am free, just where I’ve longed to be
When the bell tolls and I am no more
I’ll be walking on heaven’s bright shore, I’ll be walking there with my Lord

Outro
I’ll be walking there with my Lord

Quick Read, Song Lyrics

I’m Getting Used to Lonesome

I’m Getting Used to Lonesome, ©2017 Rebecca Alfrey Music, BMI

You walked away, took my heart, left the key by the door,
Said I was better off without you, that you didn’t love me anymore

I’m getting used to lonesome, just me, myself and I
No one to tell me what to do, or how to live my life
I’m getting used to lonesome

No one complains about morning breath, the dog doesn’t seem to mind
If I drink my breakfast or leave a mess, as long as I feed him, he’s fine

I have my coffee, just like I want, bitter and strong
No use for sweetener since you’re not around, my need for sugar is gone

I moved your clothes and the things you left, to the box for the second hand store
Soaked with tears that I couldn’t stop falling, as I thought of the good times and more

My bed isn’t cold, as you’d expect, the dog, he keeps me quite warm
He doesn’t steal the blanket and freeze my feet, and he doesn’t snore

 

 

 

 

 

 

Song Lyrics

This Is Me

This is Me, ©2017 Rebecca Alfrey Music, BMI

Jump out of bed, get dressed, gotta do my face and my hair,
Eyes and lips and lashes and nails, showin’ the world I’m there
Does buying all this stuff really mean I care?

Cho:
At night, when the face comes off and I’m undone, this is me.
Fresh and clean, if you know what I mean, this is me.
Comfy clothes, got my t-shirt on, the dog by my side and my favorite songs,
This is me.

Got my war paint on, headed out to work, gotta prove myself as a girl
Glass ceiling is high, but I can break through, taking on the world
Making my mark to prove a point, will it get me anywhere?

Headed to the wedding of Jenny and Joe, bought a gift I can’t afford
Gotta let them know how much I love them, by the price on their new toys
Doesn’t love just come from the heart?

Bridge:

I wanna run away, run back home, to the place where I belong
Let my hair down, lay aside my care and prove the world wrong
I just wanna, I just wanna, I just wanna….be me

Song Lyrics

Dulcimer Girl

Dulcimer Girl, ©2017 Rebecca Alfrey Music, BMI

Chorus
Dulcimer girl, play me a tune, make it soft and sweet
You take my worries with your song and fill me with peace

There once was a fair maiden, with skin so fair and eyes like the skies
A voice from heaven and fingers so nimble, her dulcimer made the king cry
He heard her one day from his throne room so high, she sang a song about love
The earth held its breath for her melody was sweet as the turtle doves’

He asked to find her, he need her there, this sweet little dulcimer girl
Her words were like magic, like none else he’d heard in this whole wide world
He couldn’t find her, this fair young maiden, whose voice brought him such joy
He sent out a party to bring her to him for he needed her so

We found the young maiden in the village below, hocking her wares
Humming a tune beneath her breath, working without a care
We asked her to come to the castle so high and play for our king
She packed her possessions and came along with, happy to sing

The king was enraptured, he worshiped her there, this sweet little dulcimer girl
Gave her fine clothes and riches galore, gold, rubies and pearls
He couldn’t wait to listen to her as she played her tunes
When sleep wouldn’t come, he called for her, to sing away the blues

The sweet young maiden, with skin so fair and eyes like the skies
Soon realized that even with all the gold in the world, her happiness died
Kept in a fine prison of rubies and pearls, she felt her magic fade
The songs took more than she could give and she vanished one day

We searched near and far for this dulcimer girl, she never was found
In the forest at night, if you listened as well, you’d hear a sound
Of the king on his search for the dulcimer girl, riches he carried with him
Calling out as he sought for her, his voice carrying with the wind

Song Lyrics

The Waltz

The Waltz ©2017 Rebecca Alfrey Music, BMI
on my new album coming out later 2018!

Watching you across the room, my heart is beating so
Fast that I can hardly move, but I know that I must go
Bowing low, full of hope, that I may hold you near
And dance this waltz or two and show you that I care

Chorus
One, two, three, One, two, three, one, two, three and turn
One, two, three, One, two, three, one, two, three and turn

You take my hand, your smile so shy, as we move across the room
Pretty people passing by, I only have eyes for you
Alas, our dance has ended now, but I’m not ready to let go
I want to hold you longer still, my love for you show

Bridge:
Maestro, play us another song, make it sweet and slow
I want to hold my darling near and never let her go

Song Lyrics

The Reason Why

The Reason Why ©2017 Rebecca Alfrey Music, BMI
Song on new album coming out late 2018!

I got tired of running, so I went back home
Wanted to see mom and dad
Forty four, divorced and alone
Not the best time I’ve ever had

I wished I hadn’t stayed away so long
It was only fear that kept me gone
I got so busy living life
I forgot the reason why

Daddy took my hand, walked me down the lane
Said it’s been a while
Momma went to heaven, about a year ago
Time sure does seem to fly

We sat and talked, over a cup of joe,
Catching up on good times passed
Daddy caught a yawn, said, “I’m turning in,
‘Cause five o’clock will get here fast.”

Watched the sun set, skies of red and gray
Kind of like my life has been so far
No regrets for yesterday,
The past shows us who we are.