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Earthling

by Janine Cooper Ayres

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Earthling 04:28
I'm floating down... to my new home. I wave good bye. I'm all alone. With barking dogs and car alarms. I feel new skin on my face and arms. I am an earthling now. I'll make it through some how. I am an earthling child. Soon I'll be running wild. Cuz I am an earthling... I am an earthling now. I'm floating down... to my first day. The sun is bright. Now I'm on my way. To human thoughts... and earthly scenes Like Friday nights... and afternoon daydreams. I am an earthling now. I'll make it through some how. Cuz I am an earthling child. It's time I reconcile... That I am an earthling... I am an earthling now. Good bye Electra. Good bye Maia, Taygete, Alcyone, Asterope, Merope... I'm an earthling now. I'm an earthling... And it's okay. And it's all right. I won't put up a fight. I'm an earthling... I'm an earthling now. Good bye Pleiades. Good bye my Pleiades. I'm an earthling now.
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You and I, let's go back. 1949 - Irene and Jack. Then to the time when I was born. Before these shoes were ever worn. Then we go away. Then we go away. Then we go away. Then we go away. You and I, we grew up. We fought it all the way. We screwed up. From the back seat of a car. To the front seat in a maze. My father said it was just a phase - just a craze. Then we go away. Then we go away. Then we go away. Then we go away. And in the mean time, I traveled all of the world. And the things that I've seen - oh the things that I've seen. So I packed them all up. I put them in my bag. And I put the bag in my closet. Lifetimes of pain. Lifetimes of pain. Lifetimes of pain. Then we go away. Then we go away. And the people that we love go away. And our houses and our cars.... and our dogs and our cats. Yes, they all go away. So, when it's time for me to go I think I'll take a train. Oh, I don't want to go away. Why don't you. You can do it. Just close the door behind you...
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Sonnet 55 03:53
If there be nothing new, but that which is Hath been before, how are our brains beguil'd, Which labouring for invention bear amiss The second burthen of a former child. Oh that record could with a backward look, Even of five hundred courses of the sun, Show me your image in some antique book, Since mind at first in character was done, That I might see what the old world could say To this composed wonder of your frame; Whether we are mended, or whe'er better they, Or whether revolution be the same. Oh sure I am the wits of former days, To subjects worse have given admiring praise.
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Butterfly 02:26
I hold you in my hand just like a butterfly. You can stay with me tonight - in the morning you can fly. I told you once, my love for you would never die. Just like a star I see you as a beacon in the sky. I'm not afraid... afraid to let you go. I realize you were never really mine, you know. My love for you - was meant to set you free. You're not my prisoner. It's okay for you to leave. A seed of love can take root in the deepest snow. These feelings that I have for you will never cease to grow. I hold you in my hand just like a butterfly. You could stay with me forever. Or tomorrow you could fly. Fly. Fly. Fly.
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72 Years Old 04:45
Once I was a knock out, yeah. The boys said I was a knock out, yeah. Now I'm 72 years old living here in my mobile park home in Ohio. Once I looked like Marilyn Monroe. I was a platinum blonde with a graceful. Now I'm 72 years old living here in my mobile park home in Ohio. And I was gonna move to L.A. Then I got knocked up in the back of a Chevrolet. Now I'm 72 years old living here in my mobile park home in Ohio. Oh I'm 72 years old living here with my bird and my dog in Ohio. OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO- Ohio OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO- Ohio But I have a daughter and she loves me. She moved to California when she was seventeen. And I'm 72 years old living here in my mobile park home in Ohio. I'm 72 years old and I'm still here in Sandusky, Ohio. And I have a son and he loves me - and two grandchildren that I never see. And I'm 72 years old living here in my mobile park home in Ohio. I'm 72 years old and I'm still here in Sandusky, Ohio. OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO- Ohio OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO- Ohio Once I was a knock out, yeah. The boys... they said I was a knock out, yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah...
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Skyclad 04:02
Oh, you... you caught me off guard. While I was out in my backyard. I was nude. I was naked. Oh, I was baring it all. You saw my shame, you watched my grace fall. And you, you took me by surprise. Oh, the skin that we wear - how it mystifies. Oh I was stripped, yet modest lying under the sun. You saw my shame - what my religion has done. And so I walked down the street on that Sunday morn with humility and anger but no clothing was worn. And I was nude and I was naked and I was baring it all. You saw my shame, you watched my grace fall. Now, my shame is a cloak that I've worn for too long. So, watch me disrobe through the words of this song. I am stripped of my pain here and I'll bare it all to the world. I'm a soul in a container, I'm an innocent girl. So I walked through the churchyard on that Sunday morn With a flower in my hand but no clothing was worn. And I was nude and I was skyclad and I was baring it all. You saw my shame, you watched my grace fall. You saw my shame, you watched my grace fall. You saw my shame... you watched it fall. La da da da .. La da da da...
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Marvelous 03:14
And every time I see him - he makes my heart start beating. And every time I'm with him. I never end up leaving. I feel him when I'm sleeping. I see him when I'm dreaming. He's marvelous - it's marvelous. You're marvelous. He's marvelous - we're marvelous. Well, more or less... He's marvelous. It's marvelous. You're marvelous. And on the streets of Londons. On a deserted island. And on a New York subway I see him walking my way. I feel him when I'm sleeping. I see him when I'm dreaming. He's marvelous - it's marvelous. You're marvelous. He's marvelous - we're marvelous. Well, more or less... He's marvelous - it's marvelous. You're marvelous. We're marvelous - it's marvelous. Well, more or less. He's marvelous - it's marvelous. She's marvelous. Well, more or less...
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Earthling - An etheric sounding collection of songs written by singer/songwriter Janine Cooper Ayres

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released February 16, 2016

All instruments played by Janine Cooper Ayres - also produced by J-9

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Janine Cooper Ayres Los Angeles, California

Hi there. My name is Janine and I am an L.A. based singer/songwriter. I also like to paint, create other-worldly looking characters and write stories too. Thanks for dropping by my Bandcamp page. I'm happy to share my music and art with you and would be even happier if you would make a purchase. :) ... more

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