Covers (2012)

by Kirstyn Hippe

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1.
I have often dreamed of a far off place Where a hero's welcome will be waiting there for me And the crowds will cheer when they see my face And a voice keeps saying this is where I'm meant to be I will find my way, I can go the distance I'll be there someday, if I can be strong I know every mile will be worth my while I will go most anywhere to feel like I belong I will beat the odds, I can go the distance I will face the world, fearless, bright and strong I will beat the odds, I can go the distance To find my hero's welcome right where I belong.
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All my dreams I'm chasing after, they don't need all this laughter I take a grain of salt, stiff upper lip It's not their fault I'm not as hip Wake up kid, you know you're more than this I'm the smartest person that I've ever met So why do I allow myself to possibly forget There's so much I know how to do, So much more than all of you The only thing I wish I knew Is how to make them see, the girl that I can be I am the coolest girl in the whole wide world I know it, but I can't show it at all I am sick and tired of low not higher Places where I should belong And it's about time I proved them wrong Give me a shot, to show what I've got, I am so much more Than this frizzy hair, these frumpy clothes I wear Though I rock 'em like nobody you've seen before Cause I am the coolest girl in the whole wide world I know it, below it all I am done with losing, on with choosing The coolest girl on the face of the planet, The coolest girl on the face of the planet The coolest chick you've ever seen or heard So you can try to bring me down, But sorry guys, I'm stickin' around I've thought about it and I've found That I am the coolest girl, yeah
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Tick tock goes the clock, time is going so slow And I'm supposed to be fast asleep like a couple hours ago But I, I need to exercise the right I've got to rest these eyes And I, I need to knock on some doors so I won't have to lie here by myself anymore But time isn't healing I'm pretty sick of staring at my ceiling And I, I can't help the way I feel about you I have a smoke to try and send me to sleep But things aren't all that they seem The only time I get to spend with you seems to be in my dreams But I, I need to let her go Would it have worked, I guess I'll never know And I, I need to hit the road to find me a girl of my own But time isn't healing I'm pretty sick of staring at my ceiling And I, I can't help the way I feel about you Time isn't healing me no more Time isn't healing me anymore No, time, it don't heal me no more.
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04:27
I've heard it said that people come into our lives For a reason, bringing something we must learn And we are lead to those who help us most to grow If we let them, and we help them in return Well, I don't know if I believe that's true But I know I'm who I am today because I knew you Like a comet pulled from orbit as it passes the sun Like a stream that meets a boulder halfway through the wood Who can say if I've been changed for the better, but Because I knew you, I have been changed for good It well may be that we will never meet again In this lifetime, but let me say before we part So much of me is made of what I learned from you You'll be with me, like a handprint on my heart So now whatever way our stories end, I know you have re-written mine by being my friend Like a ship blown from its mooring by a wind of the sea Like a seed dropped by a skybird in a distant wood Who can say if I've been changed for the better, but Because I knew you, because I knew you I have been changed for good And just to clear the air, I ask forgiveness For the things I've done you blame me for But then I guess we know there's blame to share And none of it seems to matter anymore Like a comet pulled from orbit as it passes the sun (Like a ship blown from its mooring by a wind of the sea) Like a stream that meets a boulder halfway through the wood (Like a seed dropped by a bird in the wood) Who can say if I've been changed for the better I do believe I have been changed for the better, and Because I knew you, because I knew you, Because I knew you, I have been changed for good
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Are you, are you
 Coming to the tree 
Where they strung up a man they say murdered three? Strange things did happen here
 No stranger would it be 
If we met up at midnight in the hanging tree. Are you, are you
 Coming to the tree Where the dead man called out for his love to flee? Strange things did happen here
 No stranger would it be 
If we met up at midnight in the hanging tree. Are you, are you
 Coming to the tree Where I told you to run, so we'd both be free? Strange things did happen here
 No stranger would it be 
If we met up at midnight in the hanging tree. Are you, are you
 Coming to the tree 
Wear a necklace of rope, side by side with me... Strange things did happen here
 No stranger would it seem 
If we met up at midnight in the hanging tree.
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You're insecure, don't know what for You're turning heads when you walk through the door Don't need make-up to cover up Being the way that you are is enough Everyone else in the room can see it Everyone else but you Baby you light up my world like nobody else The way that you flip your hair gets me overwhelmed When you smile at the ground, it ain't hard to tell You don't know, you don't know you're beautiful If only you saw what I can see You'd understand why I want you do desperately Right now I'm looking at you and I can't believe You don't know, you don't know you're beautiful That's what makes you beautiful So come on, you've got it wrong To prove I'm right, I put it in a song I don't know why you're being shy And turn away when I look into your eyes Everyone else in the room can see it Everyone else but you Baby you light up my world like nobody else The way that you flip your hair gets me overwhelmed When you smile at the ground, it ain't hard to tell You don't know, you don't know you're beautiful If only you saw what I can see You'd understand why I want you do desperately Right now I'm looking at you and I can't believe You don't know, you don't know you're beautiful That's what makes you beautiful Na na na na na na na na na Na na na na na na Na na na na na na na na na Na na na na na na Baby you light up my world like nobody else The way that you flip your hair gets me overwhelmed But when you smile at the ground it ain't hard to tell You don't know, you don't know you're beautiful Everyone else in the room can see it Everyone else but you Baby you light up my world like nobody else The way that you flip your hair gets me overwhelmed When you smile at the ground, it ain't hard to tell You don't know, you don't know you're beautiful If only you saw what I can see You'd understand why I want you do desperately Right now I'm looking at you and I can't believe You don't know, you don't know you're beautiful You don't know you're beautiful That's what makes you beautiful
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I wanna be somebody's buddy Somebody who can be my buddy back I wanna be somebody's buddy Anybody but a dumb butler
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Pardon me for my lack of excitement, but I'm not entirely thrilled S-S-Stutter when I talk, flail around as I walk, yeah the moment's been killed And I'm not good at this, no, not at all, I'm not good at this I'm a wreck and I know it, and I tend to show it every chance that I get Butterflies in the sky, they just fly on by, yeah they're making me sick They don't flutter about, I'd do without, all they do is kick Mean it truly, sincere heart Why do you do this to me Tear me apart It's my fault and I know it, and I tend to blow it no thanks to you It's like you sit and you watch me, you poke and you taunt me, it's all that you do And I'm not fighting that, no, not at all Just wanna be something, a name you call The lips you taste just to fall madly in love Mean it truly, sincere heart Why do you do this to me Tear me apart I've got my eyes set on you, My heart is burning red All of my words come out wrong Run circles in my head You had me and I melted In the palm of your hand You know it, yes, I felt it You'll never understand Mean it truly, sincere heart Why do you do this to me Tear me apart Mean it truly, sincere heart Why do you do this to me, Tear me apart
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She's beautiful, in her simple little way She don't have too much to say when she gets mad She understands, she don't let go of anything Even when the pain gets really bad I guess I should have been more like that You had it all, for a pretty little while Somehow you made me smile when I was sad You took a chance on a bruised and beaten heart Then you realized you wanted what you had I guess I should have been more like that Should have held on to my pride Should have never let you lie Guess you got what you deserve Guess I should have been more like her Forgiven you, she's stronger than I am You don't look much like a man from where I'm at It's plain to see, desperation showed it's truth You love her and she loves you with all she has Guess I should have been more like that
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04:38
She was lying on the floor, counting stretch marks She hadn't been a virgin and he hadn't been a god So she named the baby Elvis To make up for the royalty he lacked, and From then on it was turpentine and patches From then on it was cold Campbell's from the can And they were just two jerks playing with matches 'Cause that's all they knew how to play It was raining cats and dogs outside of her window, and She knew they'd be destined to become sacred roadkill on the way She was listening to the sound of heaven shaking Thinking about puddles and puddles and mistakes Cause it's been turpentine and patches It's been cold, cold Campbell's from the can And they were just two jerks playing with matches 'Cause that's all they knew how to play Elvis never could carry a tune, and She thought about this irony as she stared up at the moon She was tracing her years with her fingers on her skin Saying "Well, why don't I begin again with turpentine and patches With cold, cold Cambell's from the can After all I'm still a jerk playing with matches It's just that he's not around to play along, yeah I'm still here playing with candles Blowing out wishes, blowing out dreams Just sitting here trying to decipher, what What's written in braille upon my skin
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There it goes, another one is gone Another try, another one is wrong Where to go? What is there to say here? No one knows, I've never really felt Good about the hand that I've been dealt What kind of game is this anyway, here? I want to make a statement About the pictures and their awful placement I want everyone to see it too I tried to be someone but I don't know how, I don't know how I tried to be the one but it's over now, it's over now I can see the loneliness in you I know it well, and everybody's got it too Funny how I know I'm not alone here That's how it seems, but when I'm walking through the halls Everyone has reinforced their walls It's no one's fault that the vision ain't at all clear I don't know what is worse than Feeling like you're not a person I want everyone to sing along I tried to be someone but I don't know how, I don't know how I tried to be the one but it's over now, over All I ever wanted was to reach out, reach out And have somebody take my hand All I've ever gotten was locked out, locked out Nobody would ever understand I tried to be someone but I don't know how, I don't know how I tried to be the one but it's over now, over I tried to be someone but I don't know how, I don't know how I tried to be the one but it's over now, over Over now, over now
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released January 1, 2012

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Kirstyn Hippe New York, New York

Kirstyn Hippe is a 24-year-old musician and social media enthusiast currently residing in New York City. Please buy this stuff so she isn't broke. Really. I'm so broke please

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