BeThisBell Lyrics

Hometown (Reprise) 

"Hometown (Reprise)"
by Beth Isbell
©2015 BeThisBell



v.1
Vonnegut can see my twisted future, from his front porch,
He wrote it down, in my hometown (2x)

Thomas Edison invented the lightbulb, in my hometown,
We light one up and burn it down

ch.
All my dreams have died in this city …
Schenectady, Schenectady!
The city that lights and hauls the world (3x) …
And all our crap to you!


v.2

Things they never change, they stay the same, in my hometown,
It’s burning down to the ground (2x)
The world is tripping and I’m not getting any younger, so I light one up,
in my hometown, and burn it down!
The world is tripping and I’m not getting any younger, so I light one up,
and my hometown is burning now!

Bleed 

 "Bleed"
by Beth Isbell
© 2015 BeThisBell



v.1
Sittin' in this darkness,
Smoke my weed,
And you don't understand,
What it means to me

Hiding in the shadows,
With my disease,
And I hope you don't catch,
What's inside of me.


v.2
Bucket full of kerosene,
All over me,
Johnny with a match now,
Guess it's time to bleed

And the Mushroom Lady,
Says drink this tea,
It'll make you feel better,
When it's time to bleed.


v.3
Bucket full of kerosene,
All over me,
Johnny with a match now,
Guess it's time to bleed

And the Mushroom Lady,
Says drink this tea,
It'll make you feel better,
When it's time to bleed.

Shine On 

"Shine On"
by Beth Isbell
© 2011 BeThisBell


v.1

Sometimes, when I'm feeling down,
I feel the breeze and I smile,
It's always the little things that mean the most,
Trial after trial after trial

Life is a test of my angel soul,
And we all have a light that shines,
So even when it's cloudy, I still believe in you,
And inside this soul, I feel fine


pre-ch.
And there ain't no reason for us to ever cry,
'Cuz we're all big stars in this great earth & sky,
so take your light ...


ch.
And shine on!  Shine on!  Shine on!
Shine on!  Shine on!  Shine on!
Shine on!  Shine on!  Shine on!
Oh come on people, you got to take your light and shine on!
  You got to let everybody around you see the star that you are!
And shine on!


v.2
We're all big stars in this universe,
And everybody has a light that shines,
We're all big stars in this universe,
And inside this world, I feel fine


pre-ch.
And there ain't no reason for us to ever cry,
'Cuz we're all big stars in this great earth & sky,
so take your light ...


ch.
And shine on! Shine on! Shine on!
Shine on! Shine on! Shine on!
Shine on! Shine on! Shine on!
Oh come on people, you got to take your light and shine on!
You got to take your light, you got to show 'em the star that you are,
You got to take your light, and shine on, shine on, shine on,
And shine on!

 

Words 

"Words"
by Beth Isbell
© 2015 BeThisBell


ch.
Your words are killing my soul,
You stand up on high, just to make me feel low,
I give you my love, but you take all control,
And your words are killing my soul


v.1
It's hell to be all and ever want more,
The prices you pay for your dreams are paved with your woe,
And I may be a fool for all that you know,
But these dreams that you kill in my head still never let go


ch.
Your words are killing my soul,
You stand up on high, just to make me feel low,
And I may be a fool for all that you know,
But your words are killing my soul


v.2
I don't understand why it tortures you so,
You claw & you claw & you claw 'til I'm down in your hole,
You tear down my love with your lack of a soul,
But the prizes you want me to prize only melt down to gold


ch.
Your words are killing my soul,
You stand up on high, just to make me feel low,
You tear down my love with your lack of a soul,
And your words are killing my soul


 

Work It Out 

"Work It Out"
by Beth Isbell
© 2015 BeThisBell


v.1
There's a melody in my head,
I can't sleep now or go to bed,
Work it out, got to work it out (yeah now)

And in the morning when the light first comes,
Got a feeling now that she'll be done,
Work it out, got to work it out (yeah now)


I got to work it out,
I got to work it out


v.2
And I don't know where she's gonna go,
Just got to catch her, got to feel that flow,
Work it out, got to work it out (yeah now)

Beautiful and so am I,
Come together, let the people cry,
Work it out, got to work it out (yeah now)


I got to work it out,
I got to work it out


ch.
Ain't no reason now for you to lie,
Ain't no reason now for me to cry,
Just the way I feel, the way she grooves tonight
Ain't no reason now for you to lie,
Ain't no reason now for me to cry,
Just the way I feel, the way she grooves tonight
 yeah,... the way she grooves tonight


v.3
There's a melody in my head,
I can't sleep now or go to bed,
Work it out, got to work it out (yeah now)

Beautiful and so am I,
Come together, let the people cry,
Work it out, got to work it out (yeah now)


I got to work it out,
I got to work it out


ch.
Ain't no reason now for you to lie,
Ain't no reason now for me to cry,
Just the way I feel, the way she grooves tonight
Ain't no reason now for you to lie,
Ain't no reason now for me to cry,
Just the way I feel, the way she grooves tonight
yeah, ... the way she grooves tonight



 

We Are The Gods! 

"We Are The Gods!"

©2013 BeThisBell/WCI Music and
David Bowie/Essex Music Intl. Inc.


Verse 1:

I am a god,

I write in stone,

All my decrees are my own,

Because I am a god.

And I love you.

Verse 2:

Because you are a god

You make me happy,

You set my world on fire,

Because you are a god.

And you love me, and we are free,

Because we are the gods!

Bridge (David Bowie):

Ground control to Major Tom,
Countdowns started, engines on,

Start ignition and may god’s love be with you …

Solo Break:

And may god’s love be with you (2x)

And may god’s love be, And may god’s love be, And may god’s love be with you


Verse 3:
We are the gods,

We fly to the stars,

We have the scars to prove,

That we are the gods.

And we are love

And you’re love too.

 Verse 4:
We are the gods,
We write in stone,
And all our dreams are our own,
Because we are the gods.
And we love you,
And you love us too.
Because we are the gods!

Hometown 

"Hometown"
by Beth Isbell
©2014 BeThisBell


v.1
The world is tripping and I’m not getting any younger,
It’s passing me by, it’s passing me by, uh-oh (2x)
Schenectady why you fucking with me, don’t you do it bitch,
I want to die, with New York in my eye!


v.2
Queens and indians murdered my whole village, they burnt it down,
They're dancing round, and round and round (2x)

In 1748, they burnt it down, killed my hometown,
they burnt it down to the ground


ch.1
I see orange and atomic junk, …
And lots of useless crap!
I see an American locomotive …
The last Mohican chops it down!


v.3
Vonnegut can see my twisted future, from his front porch,
He wrote it down, in my hometown (2x)

Thomas Edison invented the lightbulb, in my hometown,
We light one up and burn it down

ch.2
All my dreams have died in this city …
Schenectady, Schenectady!
The city that lights and hauls the world (3x) …
And all our crap to you!


v.4

Things they never change, they stay the same, in my hometown,
It’s burning down to the ground (2x)
The world is tripping and I’m not getting any younger, so I light one up,
in my hometown, and burn it down! (2x)
The world is tripping and I’m not getting any younger, so I light one up,
and my hometown is burning now!

Ruby 

"Ruby"
by Beth Isbell
© 2011 BeThisBell



v.1
I love the way your body makes me feel,
And the way your lips can seal the deal,
Ah Ruby with your massive sex appeal,

I love the way your mind turns on a dime,
I live to steal your kisses, it's a crime,
I always want to be with you, be mine,
... or I'll say ...

ch. (2x)
Fuck you, you fucking bitch!
Fuck you, you fucking bitch!
Fuck you, you fucking bitch!
You cunt!


v.2
Hey Ruby I'm just trying to say hello,
But I can't even raise you on the phone,
Baby, please don't leave me all alone,


Now Ruby won't you come on home to me,
I'll give you everything a girl could need,
I'll even let you do your dirty deed,

... right here on this bridge! ...


v.3
Hey Ruby, I just want you to be mine,
Come and be my little concubine,
Just say the word and help me see the sign,
... or I'll say ...


ch. (2x)
Fuck you, you fucking bitch!
Fuck you, you fucking bitch!
Fuck you, you fucking bitch!
You cunt!
 

Moment 

"Moment"
by Beth Isbell
© 2011 BeThisBell


v.1
I've worked all my life to be good at this thing,
that you cheer, that I fight, just to fly, get it right,
And I try and I try and I try and I try,
I claw and I scratch just to light this wet match

The fire it burns through the rain and the hail,
The seasons fly by like I'm sitting in jail,
And I run and I run like I'm standing in place,
Through the tears and the pain of my frustrated brain


pre-ch.
And ask why?
Did'ya have to make it so high?
And I try and I try and I try and I try,
I keep up the fight, 'cuz I must get it right


ch.
'Cuz I love (love, love) the way that I feel in this moment,
And I love (love, love) the way that I feel in this moment,
Yeah, I love (love, love) the way that I feel in this moment,
with you


v.2
The latest dark princess is singing her song,
Asking me about life and where it went wrong,
And my friends sing along like they all know the tale,
While I stumble and fall and feel like I fail


pre-ch.
And ask why?
Did'ya have to make it so high?
And I try and I try and I try and I try,
I keep up the fight, 'cuz I must get it right


ch.
'Cuz I love (love, love) the way that I feel in this moment,
And I love (love, love) the way that I feel in this moment,
Yeah, I love (love, love) the way that I feel in this moment,
with you


v.3
I'm sitting on top of this step at the bottom of life,
Looking up at the sky and I'm wondering,
Why is my life such a wreck, such a hell,
And I finally stop and I ring my own bell,
I open my wings and take to the sky


pre-ch.
And I fly,
Where dreams testify,
When you finally decide just to be who you are.
The world opens up just to make you a star


ch.
And I love (love, love) the way that I feel in this moment,
And I love (love, love) the way that I feel in this moment,
And, I love (love, love) the way that I feel in this moment,
Yeah, I love (love, love) the way that I feel in this moment,
with you


 

She's Not Catholic 

"She's Not Catholic"
by Beth Isbell
© 2014 BeThisBell


v.1
I met a girl, but she didn't like me,
We had sex, BUT I LOST!
All her friends think I'm a psycho,
And all my friends are JUST FUCKED UP!


ch.
I don't know where the money goes,
All I know is she's not catholic,
And everytime that I pet her fish,
My head's screaming, she's not catholic!   (2x)


br.
I spent, all my money,
She stole, all my stuff,
I think, that she'll love me,
She says you're SO FUCKED UP!


v.2
I met her father, he just shot me,
I met her mother, and WE HAD SEX!
All I want is second chances,
And all she needs is a BIG FAT CHECK!


ch.
I don't know where the money goes,
All I know is she's not catholic,
And everytime that I pet her fish,
My head's screaming, she's not catholic! (2x)

She's not catholic!
She's not catholic!