Holly Ann Lewis

 
 

Music

Miles Around

by Holly Ann Lewis

Released 02/12/2016
self
Released 02/12/2016
self
Holly Ann Lewis releases her 3rd solo album " Miles Around". A collection of her Earthy-folk-pop-jazz rooted sound! With over 100 songs for her to choose from, it is a story of Holly's life is Seattle to moving back to California, to the high desert.
  • 04:16 Story Lyrics
    Miles Around

    Miles Around

    Words and music written by:

    Holly Ann Lewis

    ©2013

     

    Verse 1          

    We gathered our things

    And packed up that U-Haul

    You didn’t know what to do

    So I had to make the call

     

    Forced out of our home

    Well the only home we knew

    Looking back it was so hard for me

     And I know it was hard

     For you

     Verse 2

    We found ourselves driving

    Down a lonesome highway

    Our kid and our cat

     I had to do it my way

     Dirt road led us

     To our new place

     You’d never been there before

     And I was thoroughly entertained

     By the look On your face

     Chorus

    Cause there’s no one for miles around

    You can see every star

     And hear every sound

     Cause there’s no one for miles around

     Honey

    Welcome to your high desert town

     

    Verse 3

    Schools so small you might just

    Pass it by

    Dropped the boy off

    For his first day

    I started to cry

    It feels so strange living back here

    In California

    You don’t talk about it much

    But I know it must feel the same way

    For ya

    Verse 4

    Convenient store opened

    About a week ago

    No gas no mall

    But I kinda liking it though

    I spend more time doing

    The things that really matter

    Spend less time feeling stressed out

    Spend less time

    Feeling scattered

    chorus

    Cause there’s no one for miles around

    You can see every star

    And hear every sound

    Cause there’s no one for miles around

    Welcome to your high desert town

    We gathered our things

    And packed up that U-Haul

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • 03:28 Story Lyrics
    Country

    Country

      Words and Music By:

     Holly Ann Lewis

                           

    Verse 1 

    I used to be one of those women

    Go out shopping every day

    I used to be one of those women

    Worried about what people say

    I used to be wrapped up in myself

    And how I looked

    Now I’d rather put my feet in the garden

    And read a good book

     

    Chorus

    I never thought I’d be

    I never thought I’d be

    Country

     

    Verse 2

    Used to drive out to the city

    Going to the next big show

    But now I just sit on my porch

    Listening to the wind blow

    I hear the rooster crow

    I got seeds to sow

    And the town’s so small

    You can’t drive by anybody

    You don’t know

     

    Chorus

    I never thought I’d be

    I never thought I’d be

    Country

     

    Bridge

    You don’t’ have to drive

    On the interstate

    No traffic for miles

    So your never late                              

    All I need now is my cowgirl hat

     And a horse to ride

     and I'm satisfied

     

    Verse 1 

    I used to be one of those women

    Go out shopping every day

    I used to be one of those women

    Worried about what people say

    I used to be wrapped up in myself

    And how I looked

    Now I’d rather put my feet in the garden

    And read a good book

     

    Chorus

    I never thought I’d be

    I never thought I’d be

    Country

  • 03:26 Story Lyrics
    To Let you Go

    To Let You go

    Words and music written by:

    Holly Ann Lewis

    ©2006

     

    Verse 1       

    You used to be the

    love of my life

    You used to be my friend

    I used to be

    The one you could talk to

                                           

    The one who would understand

    But now

    My heart is broken

    And I am outspoken

    And it’s so cruel

    That you would be the one

    To make me a fool

     

    Bridge

    And I found the letters

    You didn’t want me to read

    And I guess it’s the truth

    The way it ought to be

    But…..

     

    Chorus

    I don’t want to believe it

    And I don’t want to know

    What it feels like

    To let you go

    To let you go

     

    Verse 2

    I remember the way

    You would look at me

    You gave your soul away

    Little did I know?

    The price that I would pay

    My love was too strong

    And my heart was too weak

    For you were the only one

    I wanted to seek

     

    Chorus

    I don’t want to believe it

    And I don’t want to know

    What it feels like

    To let you go

     

    To let you go

    To let you go

    To let you go

    To let you go

    To let you go   mmmmmmmm

     

  • 03:58 Story Lyrics
    Close Call Near Miss

    Close Call, Near miss

    Words and music written by:

    Holly Ann Lewis

    ©2014

     

    Verse 1

    Life is precious

    We don’t know                                         

    What tomorrow will bring

     

    Live in the moment

     

    And let your

    Beautiful heart sing

     

    I almost had a bad wreck tonight

    Out in the country

    Now I can count my stars

    Cause I got lucky

     

    Chorus

    It was a

    Close call,

    A near miss                                                            

    Some people don’t walk away from this

    It was a

    Dark night

    I’m all alone

    Driving on the highway

    Far from home

    Horse, jumps out

    Before my eyes

    Swerved to the left

    Oh surprise

    It was a

    Close call

    A Near miss

    Some people don’t walk away from this

    Some people don’t walk away from this

     

     

    Verse 2

    Time is fragile         

    We all want

    A little more

    Caught in a cycle

    Of what this life

    Is really for

    Well I can share a few things I learned

    In a minute

    The complaining stops

    The moment

    You’re not in it

     

    Chorus

    It was a

    Close call,

    A near miss

    Some people don’t walk away from this

    It was a

    Dark night

    I’m all alone

    Driving on the highway

    Far from home

    Horse, jumps out

    Before my eyes

    Swerved to the left

    Oh surprise

    It was a

    Close call

    A Near miss

    Some people don’t walk away from this

    Some people don’t walk away from this

    Bridge

    I can see my life before me

    My blood rushing through my veins                                                      

    When something like this happens oh

    You’ll never be the same

    Today I feel so good

    I don’t wanna miss a thing

    I just want to sing

    Chorus

    It was a

    Close call,

    A near miss

    Some people don’t walk away from this

    It was a

    Dark night

    I’m all alone

    Driving on the highway

    Far from home

    Horse, jumps out

    Before my eyes

    Swerved to the left

    Oh surprise

    It was a

    Close call

    A Near miss

    Some people don’t walk away from this

    Some people don’t walk away from this

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • 03:44 Story Lyrics
    Simple

    Simple

    ©2016 Holly Ann Lewis

    Verse 1

    It’s been a long time since you smiled

    It’s like we’ve been apart for years

    Sharing this space

    Our daily race

    I can’t seem to cry those tears

     

    And I’ don’t think we imagined our lives

    Ending up this way

    I count my blessings and pray for grace

    Just about every day

     

    Chorus

    Cause it’s simple

    So simple baby

    And it’s simple yeah

    So simple baby

     

    Verse 2

    And I wish that you would talk to me

    Like the first time but even better

    But the truth is that we hardly speak

    It’s come down to writing letter

     

     

    And I know you’ve got a lot to say

    You’re just keeping it to yourself

    But I’m all done with nick knacks

    So you can

    Sit up on that shelf

     

     Chorus

    Cause it’s simple

    So simple baby

    And it’s simple yeah

    So simple baby

     

    Bridge

     

    And I’ve spent so much time

    Chasing after rainbows

    And I believe we’ve crossed that line

    And only heaven knows

    Where it goes

     

    Verse 3

    Now that I’ve said my peace

    Are you gonna say yours too?

    Cause I can’t read you mind now honey

    Those words can only be said

    By you

     

    Back to Chorus

    1x

    So simple baby

    So simple baby

    So simple baby

     

  • 03:36 Story Lyrics
    A Difference

    A Difference

    Words and Music Written By:

    Holly Ann Lewis

    ©2002

     

    Verse 1

    Looking out my apartment window

    I’ve got iron bars up and down

    I know there’s a war outside

    But it ain’t making no sound

    TV’s on the news station 

    They’re showing live coverage

    Of the death in Iraq

    Well I’m just wondering when

    They’ll get their country back

     

    Chorus

    But it don’t’ make a difference               

    Cause nothing seems to change anyhow

    So we do what we can

    And hope

    That it all works out

     

    Verse 2

    Outside the cars are passing by

    As fast as they can 

    Everyone’s going somewhere

     

    Everyone’s got a plan

    Me I’ll just write my songs

    Sing about the life that I live

    And maybe someday

    There’s more that I can give

    Chorus

    Cause I wanna make a difference

    Cause something’s got to change somehow

    So I’ll do what I can

    And hope that it all works out

     

    Bridge

    Love

    Come and save us

    Oh love

    Come and save us

    Love

    Come and save us

     
     

    Looking out my apartment window

    I’ve got

    Iron bars up and down

     

  • 02:32 Story Lyrics
    Love is Kind

    Love is kind

    Words and music written by:

     Holly Ann Lewis

    ©2013

     

    Verse 1

    Love is kind

    It’s a seed in the mind

    And if un-watered

    It just might die

     

    Verse 2

    It’s nothing like

    The movies

    And the stars   

    It’s nothing like 

    Venus or Mars

     

    Chorus

    Love’s kind kind

    Open your mind

    Love’s kind  Kind

    You’ll see in time

    Love’s kind

    Open your mind

    And see

    Oh, Oh Oh OH

    OH, Oh, oh, oh,

     

    Verse 3

    It’s not hot

    Or cold

    It’s not young or old

    It’s not here

    Or there

    It’s everywhere

     

    Verse 4

    And we need it now

    Just like before

    Have we learned our lesson?

    What are we fighting for?

     

    Chorus

    Love’s kind, kind

    Open your mind

    Love’s kind, kind

    You’ll see in time

    Love’s kind

    Open your mind

    And see

     

    Bridge

    I used to think it was for the lucky

    That no one would think that of me

    But then you came to town

    Turned that feeling all around

     Now my feet won’t touch the ground

     

    Repeat verse 1

    Love is kind

    It’s a seed in the mind

    And if un-watered

    It just might die

     

     

     

     

  • 02:34 Story Lyrics
    This Dream

    This Dream

    Copyright 2007

      Words & music written by:

      Holly Lewis

                                                                                                               

    Verse 1

    Can’t wake up from this dream

    I can’t believe this is my body

    Nothings at it seems

    And I don’t know nobody

    No I don’t know

    No I don’t know

    Nobody

     

    Verse 2

    I’m driving in my car

    My foot is on the pedal

    And I’m passing all the signs

    Yet there is no direction

    No there is no

    There is no direction

     

    Chorus

    So I slow down

    Wait for the day

    To come to

    An ending someway

    But it doesn’t

    It just keeps going on, and on..

     

    Verse 3

    My heart keeps on telling me

    I think you should turn back now

    But I’ll ignore her plea

    Til I can make the right decision

    Til I,

    Till I,

    Can make the right decision

     

    Chorus

    So I let go

    I bid farewell

    To the place that

    I used to dwell

    In my sorrow

    But not anymore

     

    Verse 4

    I can’t wake up

    From this dream

    I can’t believe this is my body

    Nothings as it seems

    No I don’t know nobody

    No I don’t know nobody

  • 03:32 Story Lyrics
    Weak Seam

    Weak Seam

    © 2014 written by Holly Ann Lewis

    & Frank Lewis

     

    Just Look at us                                                                                                                   

    A weak seam

    About to bust

     

    What are you seeing?

    What is there?

    You got a lot of Giving

    To get anywhere

     

    Chorus

    I know somebody’s got to

    Know what to say

    Got a lot of learning

    Coming your way

    Coming your way

    And I feel like

    Shining

    So you can find me out there

    Don’t you forget about me

    Don’t you dare

     

    Verse 2

    Lost in this place

    Can’t find my way

    I know without you

    I go astray

    And sure

    As the stars

    That melt

    And fall from the sky

    Love is not very kind

     

    Chorus

    I know somebody’s got to

    Know what to say

    I’ve got a lot of learning

    Coming my way

    Coming my way

     

    And I feel like shining

    So you can find me out there

    Don’t you forget about me

    Don’t you dare

     

    Last verse

    Just look at us

    A weak seam

    That’s about to bust

     

     

    What are you seeing?

    What is there?

    It takes a lot of learning

    To get anywhere

     

     

     

     

  • 03:00 Story Lyrics
    Bright Side

    Bright Side

    Words and music: Holly Ann Lewis ©2014

     

    Verse 1

    It’s hard to get up

    After you fall

    Lying there broken

    No one left to call

    But somehow

    You feel a little hope

    Dangling from

    Dangling from that rope

     

    Chorus

    Cause you

    Look at the bright side

    Look at the bright side now

    Yeah look at the bright side

    Look at the bright side now

    Yeah

    You got to

    Look at the bright side

    look at the bright side now

    Your gonna get through this

    Your gonna get through somehow

    Yeah, if you

    Look at the bright side

    Look at the bright side now

     

    Verse 2

    It’s hard to open up

    After you are closed

    But sometimes it what you need to do

    The most

    It’s all right it’s going to be okay

    Just don’t let anything

    Get in your way, way

    You got to…

    Chorus

    Look at the bright side

    Look at the bright side now

    Yeah look at the bright side

    Look at the bright side now

    Yeah

    You got to

    Look at the bright side

    look at the bright side now    

    Your gonna get through this

    Your gonna get through somehow

    Yeah, if you

    Look at the bright side

    Look at the bright side now

     

    Bridge

    I know that it’s not easy

    But you got to believe me

    You got to believe me

    It’s hard to get up

    After you fall

     

     

     

  • 03:12 Story
    Asking for you
  • 02:57 Story Lyrics
    All Right Now

    It’s All Right Now

    Words and music written by:

    Holly Ann Lewis

    ©2009

     

     

     

    Verse 1

    I’m headed back home

    After all of these years

    I’m driving down that road

    With a lap full of tears

    And it’s been so long

    Since I’ve been this free

    It’s been too long

    Since I was me

     

    Chorus

    But it’s

    All Right now

    It’s all right now

    Oh it’s all right now

    It’s all right now

     

    Verse 2

    And I wanna make some changes

    Or let the change make me

    I want to be more courageous

    Be more care-free

    And I wanna love                                                                                                                                                                         

    Like I ain’t never loved before    

    I wanna give

    I wanna give

    Give so much more

     

    Chorus

    Cause it’s

    All Right now

    It’s all right now

    Oh it’s all right now

    It’s all right now

     

    Verse 1

    I’m headed back home

    After all of these years

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

NOTES
Album Special Thanks to: I would like to say a special thanks to my husband Frank and my Son, Keegan for sticking by me during this project. It's taken 3 years to make this happen, and they supported me every step of the way. Thank you and I love you so much! To my parents, and family for riding out the waves of my dreams and all your love and support. To my friends, co-workers, fans …
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