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My songs are mostly stories. Some are true, some are mostly true and some are fiction... If you want to know what the song is about, e mail me, I'll tell you.

Song Lyrics:
dancing stars: the life i need: wonder woman: convince me: good for you: someone else's arms: lying: plutocracy and all its discontents: tommy's girl: big al: disestablishmentarianism:

Dancing Stars
written by Kristin Plater © 2000

Youíve been so good to me
Youíve been taking care of me
Youíve been everything I need

You opened my eyes
You took me by the hand and showed me
Whatís so gorgeous about this life

You proved what I hoped was true
And you never even had to try

Why donít I love you when youíve been everything I need
Why donít I love you when youíre the kind of love thatís right
Youíre the kind of love I need but I wonít stay another night
AhÖÖ

The way you touch me
The way you look at me
You fill my heart with dancing stars

The way you wrap your arms around me
The way you never want to let me go
I feel like a precious stone

All the ways you show me
All the ways youíve been thinking of me
Youíve been everything I need

When Iím tired you let me sleep
When Iím angry you let me speak
When Iím lonely, you come and sit with me
When Iím missing you always find me
When Iím sad you come and hold me
When Iím happy you laugh with me

I gotta go, I gotta get in my car and go

The way you call me just to talk to me
Youíve been everything I need

The Life I Need
written by Kristin Plater © 2000

Hit me with your best shot
Iím standing right here ready for your best shot
So come on hit me

You gotta talk to me
Because I know youíve got something up your sleeve
All these tricks youíve been playing on me

I just want to know what the hell you're thinking
This ainít the kind of life I need
This ainít the kind of life Iím gonna let you give to me

Iím fine, Iím mesmerized, Iím just lying here calm as can be
Iím not gonna scream

This has been our saving grace
Because Iíve been waiting to get out
Iíve been wanting to get out

Wonder Woman
written by Kristin Plater © 2000

What do you want from me
I've given you everything I got
Still you want more
Claiming you've had it all before
So, why did you leave
Did it have anything to do with me
What do you want from me
I've given you everything

You think you deserve a wonder woman
Well let me get on my invisible plane
So I can fly away

You know everything I love
But you keep giving me more of what I hate
Is this just a game
Trying to see how long it takes
To break another heart
What do you want from me
I've given you everything

You think you deserve a wonder woman
Well let me get on my invisible plane
So I can fly away

Well I've got my rope around you
I've tortured you by asking for the truth
Diagnosed you with high expectations
Oh honey, there's nothing anyone can do
Nothing I can do

What do you want from me
I've given you everything I got
Still you want more
Claiming you've had it all before
So, why did you leave
Did it have anything to do with me
What do you want from me
I've given you everything

You think you deserve a wonder woman
Well let me get on my invisible plane
So I can fly away

Convince Me
written by Kristin Plater © 2000

What did I do to get myself in this position again
What did I say to make you think I felt another way
And when did I miss all the clues you were throwing out to me
Because I didnít notice so what does that say to you about me

I tried to tell you so many times before
And we would stay up debating back and forth about all the whys and why nots
And it really didnít matter I didnít hear a word you said
And I do not believe you heard me

So when does it end if you had to convince me
Then it wasnít meant to be
Would you really want me here if you convinced me
I would not want to be here if you convinced me

Good For You
written by Kristin Plater © 1999

Are you gonna make me wait?
Are you gonna make me play some sort of guessing game?
Are you gonna wait to see what you can do to me?

Are you gonna stand silently away?
Pretend that you don't notice me?
Are you gonna wait to see exactly how much I need?

I think it's gonna be good for you
I know what it's gonna do to you
When your friends see
How much you love me
And I know you're in love with me
Do do doo...

Are you gonna decide who you are?
Release yourself from the grasp holding you back?
Will you ever let yourself fall unreluctantly?

Will you ever take a risk?
Give yourself something to think about?
Will you ever stop judging the future according to your past?

I think it's gonna be good for you
I know what it's gonna do to you
When your friends see
How much you love me
And I know you're in love with me
Do do doo...

Someone Else's Arms
written by Kristin Plater © 2000

We met unexpectedly
But Iím sure youíre the one for me
So why are you in someone elseís arms?

I guess I took my time
Closed my eyes a little too long
I thought youíd feel it too but youíre in
Someone elseís arms

I wish I could tell you that youíre the air I breathe
I wish I could tell you but youíre in
Someone elseís arms

I canít sleep cuz I imagine you keeping warm in
Someone elseís arms

I try so hard to be the best at loving you
I try so hard but I canít get through to you
What should I do cuz I canít stop loving you
What should I do cuz Iíll never stop loving you

Now weíve made friends and I go out with the two of you
and I just look at you in
Someone elseís arms

I hold my breath, I try not to tell you
that I hate seeing you in
Someone elseís arms

OoooooohÖ..

Lying
written by Kristin Plater © 1999

Well I heard the news today
That you have something you've been giving away
You leave it behind for them to find another day
You've been lying...

He needed a story so he started to write
He started speaking in poetry
He made it sound so naturally original
But he's been lying...

Privately hidden in his bedroom desk
He had the days conversation planned and rehearsed
He edited out anything unbelievable
And added in a few things pitiful
He's been lying...

Plutocracy and all its Discontents
written by Kristin Plater © 2000

Whereís the interest, whereís the curiosity, the hope, possession, lust, the freedom, the hate
Whereís the love, the passion the romance the events of life the friendship where are my friends
Whereís the peace, the justice the chance what are the facts how long will things last
How long does it take for time to pass and when itís overÖ

Where will I go from here

I saw my name on the wall written next to yours all the rumors going around I wish they were true
People start to talk and then they start to wonder and no one knows the truth not even you
You donít know where itís coming from
You donít know if it all started with you

Is it too hard for you, too much risk not enough numbers, too fast or just too hard
Oh stop telling me the stories all the lost glory itíll come and itíll last itíll go and itíll pass

But where will you go from here

Tommy's Girl
written by Kristin Plater © 2000

She used to have brown hair but now itís blond
Nobody recognizes her when she comes to town
Not even tommy.

Sheís a hard woman with a lot on her mind
Sheíll break your door down if she thinks your out of line
Sheís always talking about things that wonít ever happen
She has a lot to say about life

She says I donít want to do it that way
I wonít do it that way

She speaks of death when she scrapes her bones
She thinks sheís going to hell cuz sheís all alone
She likes sitting on the corner watching people go home
To the things they know

Heís always sending me mail
Reminding me that my life is jail
Heís always telling me no
Heís always saying donít
Heís always telling me no no no no no no no no no no
I donít want to do it that way
I won't do it that way

Donít ask me to feel cuz it takes up my time
I already spend enough time alone
Donít ask me to love cuz it messes up my mind
they donít make pills that kind

Big Al
written by Kristin Plater © 1999

He was riding the bus across the town
He had a blue t shirt on with red letters
Saying his name was Big Al

He was beating on his heart
He had a woman in his arms
And he was holding tightly cuz he knew she was thinking about leaving him
And the ride they were on

She couldnít even look him in the eye
She was looking sideways out the window at all the stops passing her by
He was looking forward out the window
Well thatís just like he is always looking forward

She loved this man but not the way of life
And she put it all in her hands
She only saw what was missing in her hands

I need a little more time he said
I am a big man in size darling not in the world we are in
They look at me for other reasons
Not for who I am

He gets a little put off by the people who refuse to hear his view
Heís got a mind full of knowledge that he never gets to put to use
He never could afford to put himself through school
So they see him as a fool not a mind well itís those minds who are the fools
And I wear this shirt so they know I am a man with ideas
A man with a mind theyíve got to see this mind

Disestablishmentarianism
written by Kristin Plater © 1999

Iím socially unacceptable and thatís who I am.
So I have to think more clearly, articulate with clarity, unlike those who live life standardly.
People look at me with pity, like I should be ashamed of who I am.
Well Iíd rather be horrendously clever, than beautifully dumb.
Yeah...

People come to me offering solutions for a problem I never had.
They try to cure me, bless me, recommend me to the best doctors they have ever had.
And they look at me with hazy eyes wiping away tears just to see me smiling and hear me say
Iíd rather be horrendously clever, than beautifully dumb.
Yeah...

Itís hard to make a stand in this world in this cookie cutter world.
Where everyoneís making judgments without ever making an effort to understand.
And I will take my chances because I donít want to add to this consistency.
I will take your stares, push away your condolence if thatís all you have to offer me.
Because Iíd rather be horrendously clever, than beautifully dumb.
Yeah...

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