Beyond What We Inherited

by Abi and the Blue Language

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released April 13, 2012

Guitar: Neil Lyons
Bass: Zach Antonio
Drums: Zack Morris
Piano/Sax/Vocals: Abi McGaha Miller

All songs written and arranged by Abi McGaha Miller
Songs were mixed and mastered by Zack Morris

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Abi and the Blue Language Denver, Colorado

This band of soul-quenching goodness was formed in June of 2009. Abi McGaha Miller decided to form a band filled with the most talented, skilled musicians she could find. Friends like Mike Golas, Zack Morris, Zach Antonio, and Neil Lyons have all been part of this project at one time or another. Abi and the Blue Language has played at venues throughout Denver and Northern Colorado. ... more

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Track Name: A Few Words
I would like a paper sign to point me in the direction of where I should be going
And I would like to know you more
I would like to share myself with somebody completely, talk to him so sweetly, as he takes me as I am
And I would like that someone to be you

Well, what you need to know is, what I wanna show it
How wonderful you are
And all I'm really asking, all I want in return is
A few words

I would like a watchful pair of eyes to watch me while I'm sleeping, make sure that I'm keeping all of my promises
And I would like to get you out of my head

Well, what you need to know is, what I wanna show it
How beautiful you are
And all I'm really asking, all I want in return is
A few words

I will never be able to watch another Tarantino flick without thinking about your smile
I will never be able to smoke another bowl without hoping that I bump into you after a while
I will never be able to walk down the hall without getting nervous as I pass your door
And I will never be able to call you on the phone without getting butterflies anymore

Fuck you I don't need you; God, I wanna see you
What a hypocrite I am
God, you make me nervous; God, I don't deserve this
But I don't know how to feel
But I do know that this pain inside is real
You don't know how to feel
But I wish you did
You were the first man to break my heart
Track Name: Badass
I know I intimidate
And you know that I won't hesitate
To put anyone in their place
That's just the kind of girl my daddy raised

Just another badass female
Living in this world full of silly superficial girls
Just another badass female
You don't have to understand, you're just another silly stupid man

I don't need a boyfriend to tell me that I'm pretty
I would much rather be considered witty
When I look at you, all I feel is pitty
Showing off your body to every damn person in this city

Just another badass female
Living in this world full of silly superficial girls
Just another badass female
You don't have to understand, you're just another silly stupid man

I admit I've got a mind of my own
And I will vote third party because I'm not another deadbeat drone
Though in my beliefs sometimes I feel all alone
I refuse to become another brainwashed, American clone

Just another badass female
Living in this world full of silly superficial girls
Just another badass female
You don't have to understand, you're just another silly stupid man
Track Name: Clave Aerobics
There is a quiet here, absence of sound
There is a silence here, no one's around
There is an anger here, there is a pain
There is a hunger here, I feel restrain

Days may come
When the rain just won't stop beating on my window
Maybe I'll just run and hide; you know I've tried;
I need to get somewhere outside
Of here

There is a sadness here, you're going away
There is a madness here, I get crazier each passing day
There is something here that wasn't here before
I feel something here, maybe I should shut my door

Days may come
When the rain just won't stop beating on my window
Maybe I'll just run and hide; you know I've tried;
I need to get somewhere outside
Of here

Days may come
Days may come
Days may come
Days may come

Days may come
When the rain just won't stop beating on my window
Maybe I'll just run and hide; you know I've tried;
I need to get somewhere outside
Of here
Track Name: Ode to a Dead Parakeet
It was the stillest bird I had ever seen
Lying dead in an ashtray with its feathers of green
You are the saddest bird I have ever known
How I wish you could sing for me darlin' and fly on back home

Does your family miss you, do you they even care?
Have they even noticed that you're no longer there?
Do you think they'd have buried you in a proper funeral?
How I wish you weren't in that ashtray so quiet and alone

Were you a lone bird, desperate but free?
If I were a bird, too, you'd be lying there with me
I wish you were a phoenix and could rise up from that ash
But instead you'll lie there in cigarettes and trash

Who are you bird; where did you come from?
To lie, dead, in an ashtray is incredibly random
You are the saddest bird I have ever known
How I wish you could sing for me darlin' and fly on back home
Fly on back home
Fly back home
Track Name: Song #3 About Boy #7
I know your name
Picked you out from across the crowded room
I know your face
But these feelings that I had came on a bit too soon

Well, you ain't worth my time anymore
You ain't worth my rhymes anymore
You ain't worth the effort I put in
To loving you over and over again

You're leaving today
I really do hate to see you go
I'm wishing you could stay
But maybe this will give you the chance you need to grow

Well, you ain't worth my time anymore
You ain't worth my rhymes anymore
You ain't worth the effort I put in
To loving you over and over again

And I realize you aren't worth the tears I've cried
And I know now that I don't need you anyhow
Yes, I know that I deserve so much more
You didn't even bother to shut that fucking door

You ain't worth my time anymore
You ain't worth my rhymes anymore
You ain't worth the effort I put in
To loving you over and over again

Forget my name
Forget the way I look you in the eye
Forget my face
This is goodbye
Track Name: The Getting-Over-It Waltz
I try to act real nice and give good advice
To new people
Turns out that I'm too shy to even say hi
I'm so damn feeble
So, I overcompensate by acting like I hate
The whole world
I'm really not that mean, I'm insecure your see
I'm a damaged girl

Why must I wear my mind on my sleeve?
I cry all the time and I bruise like a peach
I guess you're just gonna have to find a way to get over it

I'm so moody, so much moves me
That I act crazy
I'll smile then I'll pout, I'll whisper then I'll shout
My emotions are a bit hazy
I hate these stupid scars that I put on my arms
Accidentally on purpose
I could talk to you in length about my teenage angst
But I think that would be worthless

Why must I wear my mind on my sleeve?
I cry all the time and I bruise like a peach
I guess you're just gonna have to find a way to get over it

I forget to eat and don't get enough sleep
My mom gets mad
I don't take vitamins, that's probably a sin
But I don't feel that bad
I've been known to panic, yes, I've been called manic
But I prefer the term creative
I refuse to take meds, they're probably from the feds
Just call me jaded

Why must I wear my mind on my sleeve?
I cry all the time and I bruise like a peach
I guess you're just gonna have to find a way to get over it
I think I'm finally starting to get over it
One day, I will be over it
Track Name: Steel
I am weak, I am strong
And I can't figure out which side of this coin I belong on
I am small, I am big
And I can't figure out which kind of world I want to live in

I am tired, I am bored
I can't do this anymore
All I know is what I feel
Neither my heart nor my brain
Are made of steel

I am proud, I am shamed
And I cannot figure out who on this list is to blame
I am scared, but I will fight
And I don't care who or how, I don't care where or when, day or night

I want passion, I want fire
I want beauty and desire
All I know is what I feel
Neither my heart nor my brain
Are made of steel

I am proud, I am shamed
And I cannot figure out who on this list is to blame
I am scared, but I will fight
And I don't care who or how, I don't care where or when, day or night

I am tired, I am bored
I can't do this anymore
All I know is what I feel
Neither my heart nor my brain
Are made of steel
Track Name: MaryAnne
Do Lord, oh, do Lord, do you remember me?
I'm standing way down here and I'm not sure if you can see
Maybe if I scream real loud, you will hear my voice
I'm sorry for all I did, but I didn't have a choice

Go ahead and strap me to that electric chair
Just give me one quick minute to check my curly hair
I wanna look real pretty right before I go and die
Lord, I hope you're waiting for me in that big blue sky

Do Lord, oh, do Lord, do you remember me?
I'm standing way down here and I'm not sure if you can see
Maybe if I scream real loud, you will hear my voice
I'm sorry for all I did, but I didn't have a choice

Mister Executioner, why are you so sad?
Am I the prettiest victim that you've ever had?
Well, dontcha worry, baby, I will be just fine
If you give me one last swig of that blood red wine

Do Lord, oh, do Lord, do you remember me?
I'm standing way down here and I'm not sure if you can see
Maybe if I scream real loud, you will hear my voice
I'm sorry for all I did, but I didn't have a choice

I once had a friend, her name was MaryAnne,
That is until she decided to sleep with my man
The thought of it all just made me feel sick
So I shot her in the mouth that use to suck my boyfriend's dick

Do Lord, oh, do Lord, do you remember me?
I'm standing way down here and I'm not sure if you can see
Maybe if I scream real loud, you will hear my voice
I'm sorry for all I did, but I didn't have a choice

Next, it was my boyfriend's turn to get his
As soon as I came home, I gave him a kiss
Before he could so much as utter a cry
I shot him right there between his sorry, blue eyes

Do Lord, oh, do Lord, do you remember me?
I'm standing way down here and I'm not sure if you can see
Maybe if I scream real loud, you will hear my voice
I'm sorry for all I did, but you know, I didn't have a choice
Track Name: God's Gift to No One
You think that you're in love with me
But I wear a mask don't you see
If you could see all of my flaws
If you understood my cause

You would see that I am not that special
I am God's gift to no one
Isn't it beautiful that none of us are special?
Yet somehow, to me, you are

Infatuation can be grand
I feel weak just touching your hand
Your love is too good to believe
Your love is so hard to receive

Can't you see that I am not that special?
I am God's gift to no one
Isn't it beautiful that none of us are special?
Yet somehow, to me, you are

Why can't you see that I am not that special?
I am God's gift to no one
Isn't it beautiful that none of us are special?
Yet somehow, to me, to me, to me you are

If in love we were to fall
You would have to break down my wall
Track Name: Falling
I thought, I thought, I thought, I thought
I'd never enter into love
And I fought, I fought, I fought, I fought
The inclination to think of

Your voice, you eyes, your smile
Your wise remarks, I feel the sparks
I fear I might be falling

I hope you like the me you see
Because that's all there is
I'm not afraid, I'm not afraid
To take you as you are

Your voice, you eyes, your smile
Your wise remarks, I feel the sparks
I think I might be falling

You make me laugh, you make me laugh
You make me want to sing
I want, I want, I want, I want
To tell you everything

Your voice, you eyes, your smile
Your wise remarks, I feel the sparks
I know that I am falling