Song a Day 2014

by Be Steadwell

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In August, 2010-I decided to write a song a day for a week. I wasn't an experienced songwriter, and I didn't consider myself a musician. All I knew was that writing songs made me happy. So. Four years, tours, performances, and film scores later: I set out on the same task. Write a song a day for a week. The performances on this album were recorded live in Martha's Vineyard MA. Every song comes from my wildly sincere heart. Thank you for listening.

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released August 31, 2014

Photography by Asha Santee

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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: sirens
sirens

i awoke to a woman's cries
in the glow of warm street light
maybe mother or the mother
of his child
sirens, sirens
sound all night

and oh
another one they say
oh
happens everyday
and oh, oh
comes and goes like rain
sirens call our names

mama when your
son was born
he was drafted to
civil war
mama they won't bring him back
draped in honor and country's flag

and oh
another one they say
oh
happens everyday
and oh, oh
comes and goes like rain
sirens call our names

i don't go
to sleep anymore
all i'll do is dream of war
i need more than
post and prayer
i need cries to cut the air

and oh
another one they say
oh
happens everyday
and oh, oh
comes and goes like rain
sirens call our names
Track Name: greens
i'm gonna give you the best greens the best greens
i'm gonna give gonna give you the best greens

you got that dark green love
you got that summer sweet
i've got the greenest thumb
i promise when you come
we gone be plantin' seeds

i'm gonna give you the best greens in my garden
i'll pick the biggest leaves
i'm gonna give you the best greens in my garden
i need you healthy for me

i wanna keep you here
for a hundred years
i wanna run through trees
with you in front of me
let's go and play with dirt
let's go and save the earth
ooh. this love is so alive!

tomatoes big and full
my basil grows like weeds
got sage and i got thyme
the sun makes you look so fine!
girl come and water with me

i'm gonna give you the best greens in my garden
i'll pick the biggest leaves
i'm gonna give you the best greens in my garden
i need you healthy for me

lookin' in your eyes
is keeping me alive
because before you came
i was just a seed tryin' to germinate
Let's grow above the hurt
let's grow above the dirt
ooh this love is so alive!


drink in the freshest air!
bathe in this sweet sunlight!
oooh honey get you some
I promise when you come
my garden gives you life.

I'm gonna give you the best greens
the best greens
i'm gonna give you
gonna give you the
best greens.
I'm gonna give you the best greens
the best greens
i'm gonna give you
gonna give you the
best greens.

i'm gonna give you the best greens in my garden
i'll pick the biggest leaves
i'm gonna give you the best greens in my garden
i need you healthy for me
Track Name: hold me
hold me
hold me
hold me

I am breathless
weightless in her arms
nothing felt so much like home
yet i'm restless
the parts that i can't trust
reckless urge to stay alone

she said
hold me
when you start to loose control
when you feel like letting go
baby don't.

no one ever could control me
least of all myself
tangled up in consequence
i remember when she told me
she would be the one
spoken with all confidence


she said hold me
that's all i need you to do
break the skin if you have to
i can take the pain
for you

she said hold me

hold me
till you feel it-you can shout
hold me
if you feel it-ride it out
hold me
you can push me-i don't care
hold me
i'm not going anywhere
i'm not going anywhere

she said
Track Name: let's
let's keep it simple
let's let it go
let's not forget
what we both know
let's take it easy
let's take a breath
the world is still turning
the world will not end

let's eat some waffles
let's eat some chips
let's paint some ice cream
onto our lips

let's put on costumes
let's put on hats
let's go pretend
that we're both cats

let's tell a story
let's make a world
let's close our eyes
let's think of girls

let's make a promise
we both swear to keep
let's watch a movie
let's fall asleep

you are a mermaid
this is your sea
i am your island
come swim to me

let's take it easy
let's take a breath
the world is still turning
the world will not end

let's keep it simple
let's let it go
let's not forget
what we both know
Track Name: blue like
blue like joni
blue like miles
blue like
tv sunday nights

Blue like ocean
blue like rain
blue like metal
blue like flame

when nothings right
but nothings wrong
blue like strings
in old love songs

hear you think
hear you sigh
you so stoic
tell me why
was it what i said?
something that i did?
How'd you get so

blue like smoke
and empty roads
blue like strength
blue like stones

you drift away
the empty page
the coffee stains
you sleep alone

self fulfilled
uninspired
you break mirrors
play with fire

you take walks
you get lost
i run to you
you walk away
what's so wrong with you?
what can i do?

how'd you get so blue
so blue
so blue

why you worry?
why you steam?
blue like memory
faded dreams

next to me
you're somewhere far
blue like echo
steel guitars

blue like blood
borrowed pain
blue like ink
the deepest stain
the pair of jeans
worn everyday
why are you scared to change?

maybe it's your style
try hide your smile
girl i know
you're

blue like

sky
Track Name: it's been a long time
it's been a long time
it's been a while
since i have seen your beautiful smile

i wrote you letters
i called you twice
a little physical connection would be nice

i just want you to know
i wanna rip off your clothes
i don't wanna hold hold back
i don't wanna go go slow
baby when i get back
i'm gonna wanna go go fast
i'm gonna wanna go go off
go off on that ass

it's been forever
it's been a while
since i have grazed your
beautiful thighs

ima be honest
i don't wanna lie
all these emotions are building up inside

i just want you to know
i wanna rip off your clothes
i don't wanna hold hold back
i don't wanna go go slow
baby when i get back
i'm gonna wanna go go fast
i'm gonna wanna go go off
go off on that ass

ass
ass
ass
ass
ass
go off on that
ass
ass
ass
ass
ass
that
ass
ass
ass
ass
ass...

i just want you to know
i wanna rip off your clothes
i don't wanna hold hold back
i don't wanna go go slow
baby when i get back
i'm gonna wanna go go fast
i'm gonna wanna go go off
go off on that ass

but i won't
unless that's what you want
Track Name: switch
Lips
part
eyes
run
lips
teeth
taste
tongue

breath
rise
voice
sighs
deep
breath
voice
comes

girl just let me love you
love me
touch you
touch me
put my hands all on your
make me
make you
crazy

switch it baby love me
love you
touch me
touch you
put your hand all on my
make me
make me
crazy



arch
back
heart
beat
skin
soft
sweat
heat

sweet
high
cheek
flushed
slow
down
pause
rush

in
sync
move
twitch
sink
deep
ride
switch

feel
my
love
come
shall
we
re
run

girl just let me love you
love me
touch you
touch me
put my hands all on your
make me
make you
crazy

switch it baby love me
love you
touch me
touch you
put your hand all on my
make you
make me



push
pull
fall
rise
lost
in
your
thighs

take
down
give
up
take
all
this
love