What We Tell

Amy Obenski

Track Listing

  1. Manipulated Winter 
  2. Arabian American 
  3. Waves of Moments 
  4. Today’s the Day 
  5. My Baby 
  6. In the Air 
  7. Bein’ Free 
  8. Fade 
  9. Sandstorm 
  10. Nothing More to Say 
  11. No Way to Know

 

Manipulated Winter

Manipulated Winter in the Summer 
Manipulated Winter in the Spring 
The past is far behind us 
Don’t we know that this world is all a fantasy 

Manipulated Winter in the Summer 
Encapsulated hours in the breeze. 
The sun is setting faster than the moments 
Wring our hands free of dreams we wish to be. 

Pass through the daytime, stomach Pass through the night 
No line between us, stomach Still we choose to fight 
Fight like an army marching through the Winter storm 
Fight for the heartache that we blame each other for. 

A lesson for the preacher, order we’re all leaders. 
A lesson for the teacher, we’re all wise. 
A message for the chorus, don’t we know that 
We are all born to live and die 

We try to make some reason for the season 
Try to make some answers to the rhyme 
Just let your heart beat faster with the laughter 
Of filling our glasses with the richest of time.

Arabian American

Arabian American- Be True 
Please don’t cower when I look at you. 
Arabian American – Be Brave 
It so happens that we need a face to blame 

So lets all react now for show 
We can brave the wind and not let go 
The winds may be strong so hold on. 
Clasp your hands real tight and carry on. 

And the faces are all the same. 
It’s just a single teardrop in a passing rain. 
You can aim your gun at me. 
You can aim your gun at society. 

Arabian American- Be Strong 
We only start a war when all hope is gone. 
Maybe I could be louder- speak out 
Can’t just sit here while we count the missiles out.

Waves of Moments

I’m always looking foreword, tadalafil I’m always running ‘round 
I’m always looking foreword, find can’t keep my feet on the ground 
When I’m here I look beside me, search I never turn to where I am 
Never pleased with in the moment, I keep on moving once again 

But I could practice satisfaction with every move that I have 
My dreams fulfilled this very moment, no better place than where I am 

I’m building to an ending where I can catch my breath 
But only to discover there is no place to rest 
You can’t catch the waves of moments no matter how hard that you try 
My only hope is in the pleasure of watching memories pass by

Today's the Day

And it just goes on and on and it seems I’m never here 
Times, shop they pass and disappear and it seems I’m never here 
I’d like to look through your eyes at me and see what I know I could never see 
I know there’s only so much I can listen. I am like a leaf on a tree shaking in the breeze 

And the years keep passing by and it seems I’m never here 
I’ve got witness and alibis but it seems I’m never here 
It won’t be until I’m gone I finally awake 
Until that stone in the ground has my name and date engraved 
I’m a stone, I’m a star, I’ll be alive that day 
Because when the people speak I won’t be there to turn away 

So why not start today 
Gonna listen to every word you got to say 
So why not start today 
Let go of reason, today’s the day 

So I picture me this way and I’m scared I’ll look too weird 
I could let go of my fears but I’m scared I’ll look too weird 
So I hide away, why not, I got plenty of time 
Maybe tomorrow I’ll be this possibility of mine 
Maybe I’ll wait till I’m feeling motivated 
Maybe I’ll wait, cause things are far to complicated 

So why not start today 
Gonna listen to every word you got to say 
So why not start today 
Let go of reason, today’s the day 

The years, they seem so long since I let go of my fears 
Seems a lifetime lived and strong within every passing year 
If I could feel the wind without a shiver I could rise above our suffering 
The winds could rage and the roaring river would cast into my soul and being 

And it just goes on and on and it seems I’m never here. 
Times, they pass and disappear and it seems I’m never here. 
I’d like to look through your eyes at me and see what I know I could never see. 
I know there’s only so much I can listen. I am like a leaf on a tree shaking in the breeze. 

So why not start today 
Gonna listen to every word you got to say 
So why not start today 
Let go of reason, today’s the day

My Baby

Oh my baby he loves me deep, he loves me deep, my baby 
We rock like a cradle when we sleep at night, he holds me tight, my baby. 

Oh my baby he loves me right, he loves me right, my baby 
His eyes ring out like a tame feline, when his eyes meet mine, my baby. 

We dance to the market, we dance to the sea. 
We dance to our dreams in the night. 
His warmth is the flame to my frozen frame 
He melts my pain, my baby 

Oh my baby he loves me wild, he love me wild, my baby 
We drive and drive till we lose all sight of our country’s side, my baby. 

Oh my baby he loves me sweet, he loves me sweet, my baby 
He sheds the tears from a thousand years of people’s fears, my baby

In the air

Sometimes the emptiness is too much for me. 
Sometimes the nonsense is all I can see. 
And I’m running out of passion and I’ve got no company,  
There’s no pull in one direction- just an empty movie screen. 

Sometimes the rhythm is faster than the feet. 
Sometimes the melody is just out of reach. 
When I can’t hear the notes, only harmony, 
Without a single line to follow and no end within my reach. 

You and I, You and I, You can’t tell me that there’s a divide. 
Let’s swim to the sea, find a place where we can be 
Like seaweed on the breeze. 

There are days when people are all the enemy. 
And there are times I hope things aren’t just what they see. 
And I’m choking on the air when there’s no soul to breath. 
Can’t support my own salvation when there’s nothing there to feed. 

I like to watch the actors playing on the movie screen. 
Then I stand up, my silhouette appears upon the scene. 
And the color is disconnected in that place where I reside. 
I can feel all there emotions, but the actors can’t see where I hide. 

You and I, You and I, You can’t tell me that there’s a divide. 
Let’s swim to the sea, find a place where we can be 
Like seaweed on the breeze

Bein' Free

Out in the Wilderness, I close my eyes. 
All I hear and feel is the wind against my side. 
And I wonder if there’s more to be 
More to be that bein’ free. 

I shield my head as the leaves hit my face. 
I wonder if there’s more to us than human race. 
Is there a world where we exist in harmony? 
Is there a place where we have always been free? 

I realize it’s all inside. 
I need your help please, be my guide. 
I’ve got to choose no parachute. 
Push me out to sky- how can I loose 

A man approaches me, he starts to plead his case. 
All I am to him is just a pretty face. 
And I’ve done the same, I’ve looked in your eyes 
I’ve seen the color but I haven’t seen the size. 

I have a dream of me lining castles in a row. 
They’re going on and on, they’ve got no where to go 
And then a bigger me comes blowing into time 
I take my hand and I brush them all aside. 

It’s all the same old questions 
so tired of my reflection 
There’s nothing worth to follow 
When I get to the middle it is hollow.

Fade

Keep me posted on your fingertips. 
Leave me in your memory. 
Hold me closely to your treasured dreams- 
and I won’t fade into misery. 

Catch me on a safe, sale healthy cradled leaf. 
Pour the drops into a jar. 
Close it tightly 
I don’t need no air to breath. 
I’ll stay here till you open the door. 

How many years must I struggle to be free? 
Keep wasting my breath on this sweet misery. 
How much longer will I long for your eyes? 
I can bury my head. 
I can use my disguise. 

Follow my fears like a lost little girl. 
Nowhere else to run but Here. 
Tears call to my Mother to come hold me- 
and I won’t fade into misery. 

I know that all there is to explore 
is foreign to me, but it’s inside the door. 
I am ashamed of this struggle I’ve found. 
I know that I know but I can’t understand.