song a day 2015

by be steadwell

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Song a day is now an annual challenge of mine. I write a song everyday for a week and share the song online at the end of each day. This is my second song-a-day album. I hope it inspires you to write!

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released September 1, 2015

Written and produced by Be Steadwell, co-produced 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: milkywave
milkywave

you and me in orbit
turning with the earth
i can feel your heartbeat
underneath the dirt

look at what the universe has done
tell me you will catch me when i come
falling like a star into this love

you and i
particles of light
tiptoe on the earth
fingertip to sky

i could ride this wave all night

you and me in orbit
like the earth and moon
all my deepest oceans
rise and fall to you

these are not the freckles on your thighs
these are all the stars out in the sky
this is where you show me how to fly

you and i
particles of light
tiptoe on the earth
fingertip to sky

i could ride this wave all night
Track Name: hungry!
hungry

i don't dream of the tops
of mountains
i don't wish for the golden crowns and
i crave gold in the light of sunrise
courage, peace and a side of french fries

mmm hmmm
it tastes so good
getting what i want in spite of you you you
mmmhmm ooh honey look at you
try and tell this woman what this woman can't do

if you know ya girl
know ya girl be working
up late nights and the early morning
full plate don't take no or maybe
eat her mashed potato with that
extra gravy

mmm. mmm.
it taste so good.
getting what she wanted like she knew she would.
ooh woa ooh oh honey look at you
try to tell the woman what the woman won't do

oohoohoohooh
the girl be hungry
oohoohoohooh
the girl be hungry
oohoohoohooh
the girl be hungry
get what she wanted

honey don't you worry bout the stride I'm walking
baby don't be jelly of the curves i'm rocking
appetite for love and i'm a
hungry lover
eat my hot rolls with that extra butter

mmm. mmm.
it taste so good.
lick the plate clean like I wanted to.
ooh, woa ooh, oh honey look at you
try to tell a woman what a woman won't do

oohoohoohooh
ya girl be hungry
oohoohoohooh
ya girl be hungry
oohoohoohooh
ya girl be hungry
get what she wanted

hungry
hungry
hungry...
hungry for words I am endless
loquacious and primal like wolf
appetite be voracious
get hungry so chase it
get hungry so taste it
no diet no waiting
got hungry. i ate it.

hungry for life that is better and worth it
i want to be happy
i know i deserve it

hungry for life that is better and worth it
i want to be happy
goddamn i deserve it

oohoohoohooh
ya girl be hungry
get what she wanted
Track Name: jaded
jaded

how you wake up tired
how you wake up wishing for the dark
water on a fire
getting up should never be this hard

ashes on the counter
empty glasses
echoes of the night
wishing for excuses
tell yourself it's really the last time

you too happy to be blue
you too new to be so old
you too blessed to be so broken
too hot to be so cold
you too young to be so jaded
you too young to be so jaded

body of a goddess
wake up with woman of your life
portait of perfection
still you find a reason you should fight

body in the sunlight
hoping maybe she will give you some
rushing through the romance
all you really want to do is come

you too happy to be blue
you too new to be so old
you too blessed to be so broken
too hot to be so cold
you too young to be so jaded
you too young to be so jaded

lover lover
please don't go
i'll be better than before
spirit
spirit
let me live i
i won't forsake
the gifts you give

sad song
melody
you have made a mess of me

one day
i'll look back
wonder why i was so sad

you too happy to be blue
you too new to be so old
you too blessed to be so broken
too hot to be so cold
you too young to be so jaded
you too young to be so jaded

you too happy to be blue
you too new to be so old
you too blessed to be so broken
too hot to be so cold
you too young to be so jaded
you too young to be so jaded
Track Name: catching up
catching up

saw a red bearded boy in the coffeeshop
a boy that i knew i once knew
maybe we were not friends
but we'd shared a moment a
some time ago back in high school

as i stood near the boy in the coffeeshop
something was sad his eyes
we were both much to tired at the
end of the night
we did not wish to be recognized

cuz catching up is so much work
it's hard to hold a smile
as you briefly recall what you have not done with your life

though you grew up with everything you could dream up
in the glow of the cells of a screen
you were blessed
with no shortage of buttons to push
and somehow you have nothing you need

and your parents can't tell if you're brilliant or slow
with no job and no money in hand
they grew up with a war
like their parents before
they know you will never understand

cuz growing up is so much work
it's hard to hold a smile
as you briefly recall what you have not done with your life

now the music you sing is your freedom
the woman you love is your home
and you still have no money, the debts you can't pay
but you know you are never alone

so you smile at the boy in the coffeeshop
you're so different and also the same
he is older and tired and sad at the world
he has grown and he hasn't much changed

you're catching up to what you thought
your someday would be like
as you briefly recall what you have not done with your life
Track Name: good to me
good to me

last night
couldn't get to sleep i felt my
whole life
crushing down on me
i turn to you
you find the energy to turn and
hold me

woke up
fighting through the daylight
cruel and wrekless
you look into my eyes
like you know me
underneath the fire
see i'm hurting

i don't know where you came from
how you came to be
but i know no one's ever been
so good to me
so good to me

that day
the day we really met
i was so afraid
afraid i couldn't let you go
your laughter
you were like
the freshest breath of air

i was so careless
didn't hear you calling oh so
reckless
tell me that you're falling
i was gone
but anytime i called
you were always there

i don't know where you came from
how you came to be
but i know no one's ever been
so good to me
so good to me

now i
pray you stay my greatest friend so
grateful.
never let you go again
your love has
always been so patient
and so true

now i am never
never second guessing
look in your eyes
every second blessing me
i pray to spend the highs and lows
of life with you

i don't know where you came from
how you came to be
but i know no one's ever been
so good to me
so good to me
Track Name: soul go
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Song a day: Day 6
Soul go written and produced by be steadwell

Soul go
where does the soul go when it is stolen
shook from the earth in a violent blow
where does the soul go when it is stolen
shook from the earth in a violent blow
where does the soul go when it is stolen
where does the soul
where does the soul go?


does it take to air
in a witch's spell
does it linger there?
from the ship to the field to the prison cell

is it in the dark
in a woman's name
does it burn like rum?
does it move with the wind in the
sugar cane

where does the soul go when it is stolen
shook from the earth in a violent blow
where does the soul go when it is stolen
where does the soul
where does the soul go?

does it cut the air
in the snare drum roll
of a civil war
does it beat in the heart
of the guilty soul?

does it burn the skin
like the southern sun
the a summer fire?
does it rise in the smoke
of the fired gun?

where does the soul go when it is stolen
shook from the earth in a violent blow
where does the soul go when it is stolen
where does the soul
where does the soul go?

I am the voice and the blood of the spirit
i am the voice of the oldest song
sing to the ground and the roots can hear it
sing for the spirits come and gone

I am the soul when the soul is stolen
shook from the earth in a violent blow
I am the soul when the soul is stolen
here where the soul
here where the soul go.
Track Name: todolist
todolist

square one
gotta get this room clean
head to the mall
cuz my phone got a crackd screen

three
pack a bag for nightshift
check the voicemail
for these calls that i just missed

gotta go to the store
get fruit get spinach
take the 'ru to the shop
get fixed when i finish
got a bill to pay,
a call to make
never seem to have enough
time in the day

I-YAh! ma help you be productive
I-Yah! ma show you what good love is
I-YaH! I know you wanna put this
I-Yah! At the top of your list BABY

take my momma on vacation
give charity big donations
teach all these kids to be dreamers
number one hits in your speakers

Write a song
buy a house
get deep into activism
make a film
write a book about
prison abolition
get some inner peace
get my people free
so hard to set the time aside
for you and me but

I-YAh! ma help you be productive
I-Yah! ma show you what good love is
I-YaH! I know you wanna put this
I-Yah! At the top of your list BABY

too busy checkin' off yo boxes
it's one thing you forgotten
drop your pen and your paper
you can save that list for later

take a second
wait a minute
what's a life
if you ain't in it

put your phone down
look at me
ima give you everything you need

cuz
I-Yah!
I-Yah!
I-Yah!
I-Yah!

I-YAh! ma help you be productive
I-Yah! ma show you what good love is
I-YaH! I know you wanna put this
I-Yah! At the top of your list BABY

At the top of your list BABY
At the top of your list BABY
At the top of your list BABY
At the top of your list BABY