notes. acoustic love songs

by Be Steadwell

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released February 14, 2015

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Be Steadwell Washington, D.C.

Be is a queer pop artist specializing in vocal layering. In addition to her solo endeavors, B is a singer MC in queer pop group The Lost Bois. Her music is simple yet infectious, and always sincere.

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Track Name: notes (acoustic)
it's two o'clock this afternoon
and i'm already tired
and every movement of the wrist that's writing
feels so uninspired and i get
tangled up in your old words
the ones i couldn't spell
and i'm dwelling on my typos
i still can't forgive myself

cuz you whispered your departure
like a dirty, dirty rumor and if
cupid is a tattoo artist with a sense of humor then
i be the sailor hanging over
waking up alone
with your name burned into my skin
an aching in my bones

and it's over
you're gone again
and the notes of all our love songs
are still written on my hands
I can't
it's over
you're gone again
and every thought comes back to you
it's written on my hands i can't
move on

we move to brand new places
we dream we can write new name
with think that no one here will know us
we think everything can change
but our bags are stiched with memories
and packed with clothes and tragedies
we try to rewrite histories
but everything's the same

and you just like every artist
you can't love what you create
and what's new is always better
and what's old you learn to hate
but you're written on my body and
you're written on my soul
and the way you moved and knew me
no one else will ever know

but it's over
you're gone again
and the notes of all our love songs
are still written on my hands
I can't
it's over
you're gone again
and every thought comes back to you
it's written on my hands i can't
move on

it's written on my hands i can't
move on
it's written on my hands i can't
move on
Track Name: who have i become
who.
who have i become?
who have i become?
who have i become?

throat tight
midnight
wait up by the lamplight like a housewife
can't sleep can't sing
staring at the phone still it won't ring, won't ring

get back
get free
get away from the girl you never could be
would be.
so tired so weak.
swollen eyes in the mirror
said this can't be me.


you knew who i was when you met me
i knew who i was till you let me down
when i look at myself
i see somebody else now
you knew who i was when you met me
i knew who i was till you let me down
when i look at myself
i see somebody else now

who have i
who have i
who have i
who have i become?

bad time
bad luck
come back to your bed
said she so wrong fucked up
say no
say what
break up till you make up
get fucked
get free
get back
get more you deserve that, cuz you're worth that
you say
you done
you stay
who have you become?

you knew who i was when you met me
i knew who i was till you let me down
when i look at myself
i see somebody else now
you knew who i was when you met me
i knew who i was till you let me down
when i look at myself
i see somebody else now

who have i
who have i
who have i
who have i become?

who have i
who have i
who have i
who have i become?
Track Name: cartoon girl (acoustic)
Film/Music/Cartoons by B.Steadwell aka B.steady
Poetry/Presence by Taylor Johnson


Cartoon Girl

Cartoon Girl
You look like a doodle in my notebook world.
And what you do to me I can't explain
You make watercolor rain
When you smile, theres cartoon birds a-singin
and your eyes, they light up everything
i can't deny, squiggly lines i feel inside

Feel like i've been sleeping
and its you i'm dreaming
i can't believe this feeling
I drew you into life
my cartoon lover
paint my world in color
i can't see any other
i drew you up just right

cartoon girl you look like
a doodle in my notebook world
and what you do to me i can't explain
you make watercolor rain

When you're gone
its just another day the skies
the trees
even the sun is grey no place to go
feel my heavy world turn slow

but i aint concerning
know that you're returning
i feel my spirit burning
my skin begins to glow
don't say you love her
this girl could be trouble
oh whats in your thought bubble
i'd really love to know

cartoon girl you look like
a doodle in my notebook world
and what you do to me i can't explain
you make watercolor rain
Track Name: love song for a dom stripper (acoustic)
walk into the strip club
ima have a heart attack
naked girls on the walls
and i don't know just how to act
woa.
strippers make me nervous
don't know what i expected
put my ones at their feet cuz
i just wanna respect them

then i see you in the distance
like a scene in a movie
everything it slows down
crank up my shutter speed

she's a girl in her boy jeans
cutest thing that i've ever seen
better than a fantasy
bringing out the boy in me

stratleing in the bass drum
simmer in your smoke screen
watch you in the distance
going down on the melody

you got sexy in your walk
you got heaven in your locks girl
so are everything i want
you got twenties in your boxers

you go down on the melody
ooh girl look at what you do to me
i'm not the type to love a stripper
but if i did you know that you'd be it girl

watching as she undress
bad bitch contest
somehow in this context
2 chainz is feminist

i want you for breakfast
i want you for my birthday
i want you for easter
curled up inside a easter egg

wide stance on the stage
Dance like she owns it
She's too sexy for this whole place
Dancing like she knows it

you got sexy in your walk
you got heaven in your locks girl
so are everything i want
you got twenties in your boxers

you go down on the melody
oh girl look at what you do to me
i'm not the type to fall for a stripper
but if i did you know that you'd be it girl

stops as the music fades
watch her as she leave the stage
finish up my drink now
no reason for me to stay

i strut out of the club like
i'm a rapper in a rap song
look into my wallet. shit.
all my money's gone
Track Name: the day you left
the day you left
i closed the blinds
i closed the doors
and closed my eyes

yea something changed
the day you left
i lost my song
i lost myself

and you.
you.
i used to wake up with you by my side
you used to smile with your eyes open wide
all of your faith in me all of your pride
is gone.

i never felt
so lost before
as when your eyes
fell to the floor
i looked at you
you looked away
now i can't even
keep your gaze.

and you.
you
you used to need me like blood in your veins
you couldn't stand it to see me in pain
now you don't hold me don't kiss me the same
at all

the day you left
i held the blade
one cut for each
mistake i made

yea something changed
the day you left
i lost my voice
i blamed myself

and you.
you
i never worried when we were apart
now all my thoughts seem to fade into dark
now all the song and the light in my heart
is gone.

the day you left
the day you left
the day you left
the day you left
the day you left
the day you left
the day you left
the day you left.
Track Name: witch
i was a king i was a sultan
and every kingdom on the map was mine
I was adorned in golden trinkets
i was so high i was so high i was

i was a god i was immortal
i was star just burning in the sky
i was the sun i was the darkness
i was so high i was so high i was so

and she
crept in from the dawn
and i had no warning she keep calling
and i'm falling and into the dream of her i fell
and she
rose up from the deep
she's a priestess make me need this
know my weakness i am trapped in the spell

I met a girl i met a goddess
and there were stars just burning in her eyes
open her thighs i tasted heaven
i was so high i was so high i was so

then everyday and every minute
needed hit of her just to get by
she was a spell she was a sickness
i was so high i was so i high i

and she
crept in from the dawn and i had no warning she keeps calling
and i'm falling and into the dream of her i fell
she is a priestess. she is my weakness.
and now i'm trapped in her love spell

she's a witch
she's pulling at my soul
why won't she let me go?
casting hexes and shit and
witches be trippin

i lit a match i burned a candle
and from my heart a fire starts to rise
i found a strength within the fire
i was so high i was so high i was so

she was a witch she was a priestess
but no one owns a greater spell than mine
no greater love no greater power
i am so high i am so high.
Track Name: breathe in (live acoustic)
where does it end
where does it begin
the space between the clothes, the air the smoke, the skin
watching it rise
the weight of your sighs
let me inhale
the smoke round your eyes oh

come back, don't go too far
stay right here where you are
come back, don't go too far
stay right here where you are
you're where it ends
i'm where it begins
just close your eyes and
breathe in

spiral skies
i'm hypnotized
by the way
that you breathe
my energy
take off all your cool
unmask all your veils
let me move in you
inhale my exhale

come back, don't go too far
stay right here where you are
come back, don't go too far
stay right here where you are
you're where it ends
im where it begins
just close your eyes
breathe in

ooh don't hold back what are you still waiting for
don't wanna pump my breaks cuz my heartbeat's racing
just let go of your hesitation
i'm trying to stop the boom of these good vibrations
can't you see we blessed just to have this moment
so i stop the hands of time you're who i've chosen
you can't sit here and tell me that you don't want it
just breathe in

ha ha ah lala la la

come back, don't go too far
stay right here where you are
Track Name: rita (acoustic)
it's always so nostalgic
looking out the window
and it's almost tragic
watching all the land go by
too fast to catch the eye

road trip on my birthday
suddenly i see
im sitting so still it feels like
the whole world in front of me goes by
ive lost my sense of time

these colors
kiss my eyes like lovers
ive gone just like you told me
but still somehow you hold me
oh rita
when i sleep i see us
when i wake i reach for you beside me
youre gone now i can't find me


back in massachusetts
and the light is different here
when the night falls i see all the stars
the sky is always clear
somehow
the world is quiet now
but still my mind it wanders
still i taste my fears
i miss you like my home
like I've been away for years.
your song
was playing all along

colliding
land and light im fighting
how i feel about you
how im lost without you
oh rita
when i sleep i see us
when i wake i reach for you beside me
you're gone now i can't find me

there's freedom in my solitude
then again there's always you
knocking like the wind at my door
im taking time and giving space
still its like we're face to face
im not sure what all this is for

the truth is
i can't breathe can't do this
i wish i didn't need you
but everywhere i see you
oh rita
when i sleep i see us
when i wake i reach for you beside me
you're gone now i can't find me

oh rita
when i sleep i see us
when i wake i reach for you beside me
you're gone now i can't find me
Track Name: against the wall (acoustic)
i come i walk in slowly
all eyes but yours are on me
i wanna get up in your way
i beg for your attentions
to ease this tight suspension
you get me on my knees to pray

i want you up
i want you up
i want you up against the wall up up
i want you up
i want you up
i want you up against the wall up up against

break into sweat i see her
and shake in sudden fever
your stare is more than i can take. oohoohooh
this wave it takes me under
you rumble hard you're thunder
you hold me down until i break

i want you up
i want you up
i want you up against the wall up up
i want you up
i want you up
i want you up against the wall up up against

let me lay you down down till you on the ground
and all around me aint gotta take it easy baby
you know you been tryn to please me lady
let me call you baby lately i can't take it when
you tell me you won't let me make it, try.
cuz ima let you break it, and take it to the place
that we created feelin faded, lips got me makin faces.
uh. me and you we get involved, me and you we get
enthralled. me and you we take it all shoulder blades
against the wall.

you strut you play it so cool
beneath your clothes i know you
the melody thats in your sigh. ah. ah.
you want your strength restrained and
you wanna feel this pain and
im gonna push you till you cry


i want you up
i want you up
i want you up against the wall up up
i want you up
i want you up
i want you up against the wall up up against
Track Name: worthy
Colors in my cup of coffee, watch the cream swirl as it do. Find myself get lost in movement as i lose myself in you.

You are like the Day. Always coming back that way. Never asking why. Selfless lighting up her sky. And when you descend, goes back to her world again. Wonder how she'll mind come the day when you don't rise.

She's not worthy. She will never be.
She's not worthy. She will never be.

She is what you know. Tell yourself you'll never go. How long will you pray? For your world, your life to change. Tell yourself those lies, without her, you'd never shine. Give yourself to her. Never have what you deserve.

She's not worthy. She will never be.
She's not worthy. She will never be.

Colors in my coffee. Every morning dreams of you. Quiet how i love her. And thats all i'll ever do. But i know your light. Feel your warmth I see you smile. And someday you'll find. Many Love you just as I.

She's not worthy. She will never be.
She's not worthy. She will never be.
Track Name: brown girl
brown girl the world breaks your heart everyday
so you break a heart to get even.
cuz what can you do with this fistful of pain?
what have you left to believe in?

everyone around you
they all whispered about you.
how could they be wrong?

so brown girl grow up like a duckling
but brown girl be swan.
brown girl be swan.

brown girl be learning to smile again.
smile without worry or reason.
the world beat her up,
beat the world to the punch
and punch till she's numb to the feeling

cuz everybody saw you
they got all their eyes on you
expect you to be strong

so brown girl be tough like a duckling
but brown girl be swan.

brown girl be swan.

brown girl be swan.