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Lyrics for my new album, "Orange"


"Orange" album artwork for American recording artist Emma Rowley with photo by Jordan Merrigan

Check out the lyrics for all the songs on my new record "Orange" below!


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ORANGE

Flowers bloom

Too many to count

Where you’re in my brain

Buried six feet down


Tangerines

They turn my lips sweet

Wash your name from my tongue

Now I’m finally clean


You were the night clouding my skies

Watering down the tears from my eyes

Using my pain as your disguise


Now I’m orange

It was never yours

The color of my soul, it feels so personal

Now I’m orange


Is it something I do?

Is it something I say?

Now I know that it’s you

Making me think this way


I’m waking up to watch the sunrise

Open the curtains, I am baptized

I’m seeing me seeing you in a new light


Now I’m orange

It was never yours

The color of my soul, it feels so personal

Now I’m orange


I’m taking back what was always mine

I was hiding there the whole time

I’m taking back what was always mine

I was hiding there the whole time

Now I’m orange

It was never yours


Now I’m orange

It was never yours

The color of my soul, it feels so personal

Now I’m orange


I’m taking back what was always mine

I was hiding there the whole time

 

THE WOLF

I made excuses for you

I’ve got bruises for you, uh

But I’ve been keeping score of

Every heart you’re chewing up


And I should have told you how deep it cuts

A promise broken, a sucker punch

But I’m not someone who says enough

When it should open, keep my mouth shut


You’re the wolf

Dressed in low tops, tryna play God

Pitiful

Stuck in black sheep that you can’t keep

Cover up the bones you forgot to bury

That’s the kind of shit you pull

When you’re the wolf

Dressed in low tops but you know I’m not

That kind of vulnerable

That kind of vulnerable


I’m picking up the pieces

I wanna keep around to cut

Up all of your opinions

You’re probably keeping a list of


Your claws get sharper, your heart goes numb

Your eyes get darker, your makeup runs

I’ll be the martyr, you’re out for blood

You’re out for blood, you’re out for blood


You’re the wolf

Dressed in low tops, tryna play God

Pitiful

Stuck in black sheep that you can’t keep

Cover up the bones you forgot to bury

That’s the kind of shit you pull

When you’re the wolf

Dressed in low tops but you know I’m not

That kind of vulnerable (I’m not that kind)

That kind of vulnerable (yeah, say what you like)


You’re the wolf

Dressed in low tops, tryna play God

Pitiful

Stuck in black sheep that you can’t keep

Digging up the dirt in the cemetery

Boy, you keep a graveyard full

When you’re the wolf

Dressed in low tops but you know I’m not

That kind of vulnerable (no, no)

That kind of vulnerable (no, I’m not that kind)


(You talk about dark forces disrupting your life

Well, maybe the dark force is you)

 

WELCOME HOME

Been away for so long you almost forgot

How it feels waking up in a twin sized bed

Never knew drinking from that coffee cup

On that front porch would ever mean much in the end


Just breathing in the air takes you back in time

To being six years old and learning how to ride a bike

Down this very street you never well outgrow

It still says welcome home

Home

Home

Home


Driving on Friday night through the heart of town

Yellow lights slow you down like they should

And everyone cheering at the football game

While mom and dad watch from the stands with a longing look


Just hearing your home crowd takes you back in time

To being seventeen and standing on the edge of your whole life

These traditions you never will outgrow

They still say welcome home

Home

Home

Home

 

SAFE (feat. Sean C Kennedy)

The feelings are shoulder deep

And my feet are tangled

At depths I cannot see

There’s no way out alone


Not a soul for miles and miles, just ghosts on an empty shore

And I’m getting so tired treading water waiting for

Release


Can anybody save me

Before the tide takes me

Can anybody pull me out

The water’s getting higher now

Can anybody find me

Pick me up and hold me close

Saying it’s all okay

You’re not gonna drown today

You are safe, safe now

You are safe with me

Let it rain down (I'll keep you safe and sound)

Let the sunlight fade out (you don’t have to turn around)

You are safe with me

You are safe with me


Losing all sense of time

As the water gets colder

Surrendering to the night

Slipping under


Praying for relief


Can anybody save me

Before the tide takes me

Can anybody pull me out

The water’s getting higher now

Can anybody find me

Pick me up and hold me close

Saying it’s all okay

You’re not gonna drown today

You are safe, safe now

You are safe with me

Let it rain down (I'll keep you safe and sound)

Let the sunlight fade out (you don’t have to turn around)

You are safe with me

You are safe with me


I never meant to get this far out

I never meant to be so reckless

I never meant to get this far out

I never meant to be so reckless

 

JUST LIKE YOU

Selfish, how could you be so selfish

You buy my trust and sell it for something to break

Hurt me, why would you wanna hurt me

Do you think I deserve these ribbons and chains


Well, I’ve lost count of the second chances given

Thinking next time you’ll be different

But you’ll never change


It’s just like you to take me down

And it’s just like me to come back around

Yeah, it’s what we do

A never-ending cycle, embracing denial

In different shades of blue

Yeah, it’s just like you


Helpless, how could I be so helpless

Your lying eyes were well-lit the night you walked in

Hurt me, you twist me up and turn me

Do you think I deserve these needles and pins


Well, I've lost count of the second chances given

Thinking next time you’ll be different

But you’ll never change


It’s just like you to take me down

And it’s just like me to come back around

Yeah, it’s what we do

A never-ending cycle, embracing denial

In different shades of blue

Yeah, it’s just like you


Ooooo, yeah

And it’s just like you

Ohhh, yeah

Yeah…

 

PAPERCUT

You’re just a flesh wound that feels like a dagger in my chest

A heartbeat that feels like cardiac arrest

Another bad dream where I wake up obsessed

Something insignificant i’ll never forget


I wonder why it hurts so much

Every time that we don’t touch

I wonder why it hurts so much

Baby you’re a papercut


You’re just a teardrop baby now everything’s a blur

Why’s it so hard dealing with a lovesick amature

A thread I keep pulling to the ends of the earth

A grain of sand that covers me like cemetery dirt


I wonder why it hurts so much

Every time that we don’t touch

I wonder why it hurts so much

Baby you’re a papercut


Like the wrong end of a blade

Everytime I walk away


I wonder why it hurts so much

Every time that we don’t touch

But I know, yeah I know why it hurts so much

Baby, you’re a papercut

You’re a papercut

 

GOLDEN MEMORY

What happens when the lights go down

At the final curtain call

Looking out at the faces in a crowd

Like they don’t exist at all


But it was magic

When we had it


No slant of light

No space or time

Could ever take you from me

Immortal golden memory


We memorized all of our lines

Found our places in the wings

We drew a breath knowing it wouldn’t last

The best feelings are fleeting


But it was magic

When we had it


No slant of light

No space or time

Could ever take you from me

Immortal golden memory


Marquis flickering all the things we didn’t say

Hands shake, heart races in the ghost light of yesterday

Marquis flickering all the things we didn’t say

Hands shake, heart races in the ghost light of yesterday


No slant of light

No space or time

Could ever take you from me

Immortal golden memory

They could never take you from me

Immortal golden memory




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