Fierce Summer

by Val

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    Well, here it is in all it's glorious imperfection! Fierce Summer, a compilation of songs written (for the most part) during 50/90 2009. It was truly a fierce summer with temperatures in Texas in record highs, and me with no air conditioner. It was physically draining, but songs kept pouring out of my melted brain. A couple of FAWM past songs are included, along with one of my favorites acoustic songs, All the Way to Arizona.

    Thanks for listening and downloading it. I hope you enjoy the music. Thanks also to the extra special people at 50/90 (50 songs in 90 Days) And FAWM (February Album Writing Month) for the motivation and inspiration to keep writing music.

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released January 19, 2010

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Val Texas

Texas Singer-Songwriter and all around rockin' chick. Living the music she makes and letting you come along for the ride. It's open, honest, straight forward rock with a little attitude and a lot of heart.

For people who like: Chrissie Hynde, Joan Jett, Melissa Etheridge, The Donnas, Pat Benetar, Heart, Indigo Girls, Tegan and Sara, Kelly Clarkson, Pink
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Track Name: I Like What I See
I LIKE WHAT I SEE

Lately I've been so distracted
Clearly you got me attracted
Believe me that was unexpected
I keep myself disconnected
But when you shot me with those caramel colored eyes
The shock spun my world counter-clockwise

Baby
What you doin' to me
Baby
What you makin' me be
Baby
Somethin's happenin' to me
I think I like what I see

Maybe my mind's been affected
But I don't think I'm defective
You tell me if I should be corrected,
Cause I think we should get connected
The way you move is like a match striking a fire
My engine has been seriously hotwired

Baby
What you doin' to me
Baby
What you makin' me be
Baby
Somethin's happenin' to me
I think I like what I see

I like what I see
And that don't happen to me
Your happening to me
Uuuu I like what I see

Baby
What you doin' to me
Baby
What you makin' me be
Baby
Somethin's happenin' to me
I think I like what I see
I think I like what I see
I think I like what I see
Track Name: I'm Not Ready
Shaking hands making scares that never heal
Tired eyes make tears too heavy to conceal
Why try anymore
Why try anymore

Passing blame on the way to find a home
Too hard to explain why it can't be left alone
Why try anymore
Why try anymore

CHORUS
I'm not ready
I'm not ready
For this responsibility
I'm not ready
I'm not ready
For you to give up on me
I'm not ready


Chasing love with out a heart to put it in
Giving up on stretching out my skin
Why try anymore?
Why try anymore?

CHORUS

Some things never change
While some things are rearranged
Everything's falling, don't you hear the future calling
I just wanna get out of the way

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I'm not ready
I'm not ready
For this responsibility
I'm not ready
I'm not ready
For you to flake out on me
It's too much,
Too soon,
Too many reasons why
And I say why try, why try
But I can't lay down die
I'm not ready
Track Name: Save Me
Your trembling hands
Questioned reality
When they told you what to do
Your blackened tears
Filled with agony
Though you know they want the best for you

But truth be told
Between just you and me
You didn't listen to them then
So why does this have to be

Save me
I'm your baby
And I'm crying
What do you want? What do you want?
Save me
I'm your baby
And I'm dying
What do you want?
Save me

Your breaking heart
Must mean something
I know you want to make them proud
You feel a truth
Somewhere deep inside you
But all these voices are so loud

Our two souls
Crossed into infinity
It's up to you say
When & where we'll meet

Save me
I'm your baby
And I'm crying
Cause I know what you want, I know you want me
Save me
I'm your baby
And I'm dying
I know what you want
You want to save me
Track Name: Consequences
Dig a hole in the dirt
And toss that box in the earth
And cover it quick and don't look back

Rest in peace cut the greiving
Wear the face of relief and
For God's sake stop wearing black

Isn't that what you wanted
Isn't that what you wanted
Isn't that what you wanted so bad

Quit screwing around if you can't handle it
Quit screwing around if you can't handle it
Quit screwing around if you can't handle it
Quit screwing around if you can't handle it
Consequences

Can't keep your hands from shaking
Can't keep your head from aching
Can't keep your shame from coming back

That's what you get for lying
That's what you get for trying
All that crazy crap you can't take back

I gave you what you wanted
I gave you what you wanted
I gave you what you wanted so bad

Quit screwing around if you can't handle it
Quit screwing around if you can't handle it
Quit screwing around if you can't handle it
Quit screwing around if you can't handle it
Consequences

Is it too late
Is it too late
Is it too late
Too late for you

Quit screwing around if you can't handle it
Quit screwing around if you can't handle it
Quit screwing around if you can't handle it
Quit screwing around if you can't handle it
Consequences
Track Name: Getting Your Love
CHORUS
Wanna sing
Wanna dance
Wanna party
Wanna fling
Want romance
With you honey
I'm gettin' your love
See my eyes
You're the one
That I want
You're not mine
Give it time
I feel good
I'm gettin' your love

I'm gonna put my face on
I'm gonna get my game on
I'm gonna put some lace on
And some perfume, that's bold, but not too strong

CHORUS

I'm gonna be fire and ice
Gonna make you look once but not think twice
I'm gonna use my night eyes
To show you I can be naughty and nice

CHORUS

Tonight I'm gonna make you feel so special
Dance with me, let me take away your troubles
Close your eyes, forget about tomorrow
Just be with me tonight, let your passion flow
Track Name: You Lose
I saw the way you turned your head
When I walked in the room. don't you try to deny it
You still want me no matter what you said
But I know you're used to getting what want, but I'm never going back

CHORUS
You go around looking
And wanting what you can't have
You never stop grabbing
And aching for what you had
But I'm here to say something
As someone you treated bad
Now Uuuuuuuu
This time you lose

I know I've taken a lot off you
Something about you is so very hard to refuse
But you walking out with her was the best thing for me
It woke me up from dreaming to see reality

CHORUS

BRIDGE
Tell me how you feel when you look at me
Tell me how you feel when you dream of me
I'll tell me how it feels to still want me
Knowing you can't have me, and I'm not sorry

CHORUS
Track Name: Everybody Wants To Know
It seems like the ruins of a battleground
Bloood-stained dirt and dust all around
The remaining ones left on the run
To be done

CHORUS
Everybody wants to
Know what's going on
Who's going down
Take a second
Take a good hard look around
The clock is ticking
Time is running out
On everyone


It's times like these we need to believe
Take your sword and plant a seed
Cross your heart, and dodge the darts
Just stay smart

CHORUS

BRIDGE
Smoking guns and tears
And sweat and blood
And callous fears
And the ones who refuse to give up

CHORUS
Track Name: All The Way To Arizona
I found an old picture bin
From way back when
Now I'm re-living memories from
Over ten long years ago
Ain't it funny how things go

Just look at your smile
God it's been a while
Since I heard your laugh
But if I try and try really hard
I can hear your voice in the dark

CHORUS
Did you have to move a thousand miles away
To forget my face and erase my name from your existence
Was I so offensive
You go all the way to Arizona

Here's one of you on a swing
At the park just laughing
And one of you and me
God we looked so happy, but you changed your mind
And I still don't know why

CHORUS


I just want to know what you were thinking
On the night you left me stone cold without a reason
And I just think it would be nice of you to give me one more minute of your time
Maybe even say goodbye
I just want to know

CHORUS
Track Name: What Does She Got
I made a promise to you yeah
And I stuck to it like glue
You made the same promise too yeah
But somehow I think I'm gettin' screwed

More than usual
Even more than I expected
It's not unusual
But I just didn't suspect it

CHORUS
What does she got
What does she got
A lot of money for you honey (Dropping money on you honey)
Making you hot
What does she got
What does she got
Driving a Mercedes
Like it's making you big shot


I should have known you'd be swinging
You and your kind ride the fence
I really should have seen it coming
But I fell for you & your pretense

You said you were sure
You said we had forever
I guess now that you're cured
You can pretend we were never together

CHORUS
What does she got
What does she got
Another lover
Cause you think it makes you so hot
What does she got
What does she got
She's drops her panties
Anytime you give her a shot


I made a promise to you yeah
And I stuck to it like glue
You made that same promise too yeah
But love's a bitch and now I'm gettin' screwed

More than usual
And not in a good way
You're a habitual
Gold digging, blood sucking, lying two-face

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Track Name: High
You got me actin' all crazy
Believe me that ain't easy
But I laugh when I should cry
Dance with no reason why
You're like the real deal you're a thrill pill for my mind
What you give me is a crime

I'm high, all the time
I'm high on you all the time

You might think it's time to stop
Oh, but I'll keep on going 'til I pop
I can't see, I'm dizzy
I'm in a dream
I feel a sensation like I'm floating
It's all from what you give me

I'm high, all the time
I'm high on you all the time

My heart beat is erractic
This could turn out to be traumatic
I must admit I'm hooked on you like an addict

I'm high, all the time
I'm high on you all the time