Kind of Blues

by Norine Braun

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No More Reprise No more sleeping in this bed No more tears about you shed No more lying to keep me sane No more playing I’m out of the game Tried to love you Did my best You’re no different, you’re no different You’re just like the rest Gonna leave you, gonna watch you go away hey hey hey yeah No more counting on you to change No more why you acting strange No more listening to your woes No more waiting, I’ve packed your clothes.
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J'en Suis Desolee J'en suis desolee. Je ne parlez pas francais. J'en suis desolee. Je ne parlez pas francais. J'en suis desolee. Je ne parlez pas francais. J'en suis desolee. Je ne parlez pas francais. J'en suis desolee. Je ne parlez pas francais. J'en suis desolee. Space in the molecular Indelible spectacular We ride the Milky Way Infinitely swayed Me and the seven sisters Got seperated, Antiquated We avoided The shaded and the jaded They never created Only looked for hooks and crooks While millions die in their cerebral sky Rationalizing why Cynics don't cry They deny To feel they'd die Which side of the screen do you live on? Who milks your thoughts ? Why are you asleep? Do you hear me? CHORUS To see your own shadow you have to see your own light. Don't believe the right and everything they hand you Question everything And if they brand you Where the label proud and know what you stand for Believe in something a credo, a vison, a prayer For when you despair on the horizon It is still your decision to withstand derision or catacylysm becomes your ism We the seven sisters we dance and no one catches us Dance until the fever scratches us Dance to feel what matches us We dance to come home You know what I'm saying? CHORUS Walked miles in one's footsteps found the blind can't lead I looked for wisdom in meanings of words that never cease I rubbed the belly of the buddha Wished for luck to meet me in time, one more time When I dance in the darkness or the lightness moves my soul divine, One more time,one more time CHORUS ©Norine Braun All Rights Reserved
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03:46
99% I got something I got it in the bag Don’t look at me mister You’d be better off dead We got busted for planning It’s in the back of my head We got morning in the coffee yeah The blues is back in bed Mama's in the kitchen Papa hit the sack Up all night he’s looking But no one calls him back Do we pay for groceries? Or do we pay the rent? Scrounging in the garbage We’re the 99% Occupy corruption Overtake and lead Even Jesus angered When he tossed away the greed Lining up for lunch People’s rights should rule Lining up for jobs Corporate wrongs so cruel Watching our destruction Or are the 99 ahead? We won’t lose the world to evil But to those who watch instead My gal’s on piano She playing it real well Musing on this blues riff As we drift on down to hell We dream of baskets and the babies Dream of corn and the gravies Living on empties Living on maybe, maybe, maybes Nothing to fall back on On nothing to depend We got a sweet sense We got no cents We got a sixth sense We got no sense We got a sweet sense
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Lightning Strikes Twice Lightning strikes, it strikes twice Yeah lightning strikes, strikes twice Devil and the deep blue sea Oh my baby and me We saw lightning strike, strike twice Devil and the deep blue sea Oh my baby and me We saw lightning strike, strike twice Walked from the bayou to the back of the bay We found ourselves stranded when it started to rain We had cover in a cabin on cliff where we prayed A crackling white light and a bellowing boom gave way CHORUS Spotted in the distance was a man dressed in red His hands raised up to heaven, he called on the dead Floating ‘round in circles was his boat on the bay A second white lightening connected the red devil’s grave.
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03:41
ONLY ONE After all is said and everything is done You ask me to come along Just me out of everyone I see your eyes wandering and you smile I catch you looking Oh I want to be your only one Yes I want to be your number 1 Want to be your only one number 1 please When you’ve fallen down Oh who do you run to Can’t find a new romance Oh who do you come to I tell you baby the time has come My heart is taken you’re the only one It’s time now to settle down These days you can’t be fooling ‘round You need me honey I know what’s right I’ll make you happy oh every night Do I have to get down on my knees Beg you baby please oh please ©Norine Braun SOCAN
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GONE TO THE SPIRITS BLUES Oh he changed me He took my sex away Those white devils Wouldn’t let me play All their rules and regulations Tethered emancipations enslaved I ain’t a woman I ain’t a woman no more No I buried her Below the forest floor You can call me what you want to But I ain’t a woman no more I am Gone-To-The-Spirits now Oh he made me Just like him self But I can see the why’s and how’s My visions and my boughs brushed down the way I am Gone-To-The-Spirits now
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03:49
Cruel Streak Am7, D9 E9 I knew you had a cruel streak But I never knew it ran so deep I got daggers coming in my eyes You got words that cut me down in size Well i knew you had a cruel streak But I never knew it ran so deep baby, whoa baby I give you all of the world but it ain't enough I give you all of loving until you can't get up I give you all of the world I give you, I give you all the world I give you, I give you all the world Chorus Guitar solo chorus You give me lame excuses Oh, it's never your fault Well, I'm on to you Yes, you've just been caught All your poor excuses All your oh, I'm sorry babes I'm gonna leave you 'Cause I don't want no early grave CHORUS Yeah I knew you had a cruel streak But I never knew it ran so deep Baby © Norine Braun SOCAN All Rights Reserved.
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WOUNDED LITTLE BIRD You're a wounded little bird Can you risk to share your hurt? For a winged one that can't fly high Is a bird that's doomed to die [repeat] You've soared the skies Justified there's no dream that dies You're just a bird girl Smashing in walls to get away You're just a bird girl Smashing through glass to get away Above it all you seemed No one could reach your stars Above it all you dreamed The measure of your scars yeah chorus You hop around Unaware, never leaving the ground You're just a bird girl Whose hunted heartbeat flutters fast Find the mercy seat at last Lifted by hands you join The birds of a feather flight Lifted by hands unseen Delivered from your plight yeah CHORUS © Norine Braun SOCAN All Rights Reserved.
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Hanna to Hollywood I went from Hanna to Hollywood Nobody told me that I could I looked for myself in other's eyes Held back honesty for lies I searched fortune and fame But no one knows my name I'm still the same I longed for something to make me high Feel freedom, touch the sky Feel passions stir inside Let me know that I'm alive I thought fortune and fame But no one knows my name I'm still the same I tried to make life happen It's hard to make things stay I need to let life happen It's easier that way or so they say I wanted someone to climb inside Show me how to work this ride I kept waiting for my life to glide But I find that now is the time It's not fortune and fame It's all in the game of believing There's a reason I tried to make life happen It's hard to make things stay I need to let life happen It's easier that way or so they say I went from Hanna to Hollywood Nobody told me that I could I looked for myself in other's eyes Held back honesty for lies I searched fortune and fame But no one knows my name I'm still the same ©Norine Braun All Rights Reserved. SOCAN/ASCAP www.norinebraun.com
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FRONTLINER BLUES Working on the frontline I get handed down the news Working on the frontline Well I never pick andchose Just working on the frontline I get handed down the news Oh working on the frontline I got those forntliner blues They say I should be happy About my frontline job 9 to 5 with most weekends off And achance To advance I cleared security I got my pass Now meet the boss And go kiss his ass Don't want no rebel We're a company team Don't want no trouble Just do as we deem Don't give us opinion Well now how could you know You're just a frontline Another Jane Blow And the minute your out honey Another one's in I wear my suit I comb my hair I count my paycheques Before they're there Obey the memo Sign on the line Evaluation means You're wasting my time
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Christmas cards are written Candle light a glow Looking out my window Watching silver snow Hidden in the corner Lies a photograph of you Smiling eyes looking at me The way you used to do. I'll put a wreath on it From the dark closet Deck it all out to see Cedar and holly Fat man jolly Twinkle yuletide tree If you want me You can find me I'll be home Christmas eve Empty stockings hang in firelight Through the cracks cold winds breathe ©Norine Braun SOCAN All Rights Reserved
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TRUTH AND DARES © N.BRAUN SOCAN All Rights Reserved Never needed anyone She always did it on her own Life seemed always black and white People get there on their own Willful youth she sacrificed Her glass filled half way In the night, in the night She plays truth and dares She wakes up living on the street She’s hungry can’t find enough to eat She’s lonely, drunks lie at her feet Downtown, she lives downtown She looks at me with vacant eyes I worry that she might recognize My interest or my empty lies Downtown, she lives downtown Garbage in her livingroom She threw her pearls to the swine World’s my oyster anyways You see I manifest divine Mystic visions watching me I get connected all the time In the night, in the night She knows truth and dares I walk past her most everyday She asks for change I give away I give my penance for the day Downtown she lives downtown I stand corrected in front of truth My mind unravels the naked ruse The spirit moves me into use Downtown she lives downtown REPEAT FIRST VERSE

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Norine Braun releases “Kind of Blues” which is a collection of blues influenced scintillating songs from her previous recordings. Braun is a Vancouver singer-songwriter renowned for writing wide ranging compositions in various genres from blues, roots, ambience, rock to jazz music in her impressive catalogue of 10 albums.

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released November 8, 2017

All Words and Music written by Norine Braun

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Norine Braun Vancouver, British Columbia

Her signature funky folk-blues sound simply cannot be matched. Best listened to as loud as your neighbours will tolerate. Abortmag

Her music sounds like the union of Nick Cave with Patti Smith & City and Colour deep in the Canadian forests.
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An imaginative display of fine musicianship, potent vocals and heartfelt lyrics, talent like hers doesn't exactly come around too often. Music Emission
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