This Could Be Love

by Betty Morrell

Released 7/1/2017
Schaeffer Lane Publishing
Released 7/1/2017
Schaeffer Lane Publishing
Betty has a gentle voice that moves seamlessly through Country, Blues, Pop and Jazz. Music that stays with you long after the first time you've heard it. All original songs about love, loss and lessons learned in the familiar, traditional styles.
  • 04:16 Lyrics
    Bridges Burned

    Well you're riding high and you're acting like you're one step from the top

    And no-one dares to tell you it's a fantasy

    That the highs will keep you going, but the journey never stops

    And the lows are not as low as they’re gonna be

    So you change your clothes and you change your hair

    You change your friends cause you think somewhere things are better

    In another time and another place

    With another voice and another face it could be better

    But you’re sure you’re gonna fly cause it’s your turn

    And you’re sure you know the price of bridges burned.

     

    Well you sold your soul for the right to say that you got here on your own

    But you thought that you could buy it back tomorrow.

    Now you try to end a letter that you started weeks ago

    But no matter what you write it all sounds hollow

     Cause you changed your name and you changed your face

    You play the same old game in another place that should be better

    But you wake up cold and you cry out loud

    You’re all alone in another crowd, what could be sadder

    And you know that there’s no prize for lessons learned

    And you know that there's a price for bridges burned.

          When you’re standing in the spotlight, no-one dares to ask you how you got this far

         When you step off stage, they step away, no-one ever seems to wonder who you are

          What a price to chase that star

     So you spend your days with your plans and schemes

    You spend your nights with the same old dream of something better

    But you always thought you could go back home

    You never knew you’d be so alone or that it mattered

    Now there’s no-one by your side to be concerned

    And there’s no-one knows you’ve cried for lessons learned

    And you know you pay the price for bridges burned

  • 04:08 Lyrics
    Time Stand Still

    Time can be a fleeting thing, a whisper in the wind

    Close your eyes, the moment disappears

    Never quite complete it seems, a dream that might have been

    A moment lost that haunts your heart for years

    Chorus

         Let's make time stand still, let our hearts unfold

         Only time will tell what our hearts will hold

    You say you want to know me, you softly touch my hand

    You're a mystery I want to understand

    I feel you close beside me, you whisper in my ear

    I just close my eyes; where will we go from here

    Chorus

    Some momentary shyness when your lips meet mine

    Am I flying high, or just flying blind

    Your gentle touch is magic, the moment weaves it's spell

    Where this kiss can lead, only time will tell

       This time let the dream be mine - play a harmless trip on time

    Chorus.... Make time stand still.....

    Time can be a fleeting thing, a whisper in the wind

    Close your eyes, the moment disappears.

  • 03:44 Lyrics
    Secrets Buried In The Bayou

    Midnight and there's Old Joe fishing in the Bayou

    Moonshine in a mason jar, crawfish on the line

    Gators on the bank watching for a wrong move

    Old Joe don't worry none, he's just passing time

    And no-one knows for sure what he's waiting for

    Chorus

    There are secrets no one whispers; there are mysteries with no clues

    It's a world you could get lost in, you'd avoid it if you knew

    Secrets Buried in the Bayou

     

    Old Joe, he's all alone, that's the way he likes it

    Swamp rats and water snakes, they're his only kin

    Backwater shack on stilts, Cypress trees surround  him

    Flat boat that takes him no-where, brings him back again

    From where he needs to go - and no-one needs to know

    Chorus

    He comes and goes, he's here and gone, it's been that way for years

    And you can hear a dozen theories why he disappears

    His stories told, his ghost gets old, cause that's the way round here

    Chorus

    Midnight and there's Old Joe

    He's just passing time

  • 04:12 Lyrics
    There's Nothing Left Here But The Blues

    Empty night, the moon won't even show its' face, empty heart just taking up space

    Empty dreams are wearing out my shoes, There's nothing left here but the blues

    Got nowhere to bury all this hurt inside, got no way to turn the tide

    Got no choice, there's nothing left to chose. There's nothing left, there's nothing left here but the blues

    Chorus

    Every morning I wake up alone, every evening I wait by the phone

    All by myself with these tears in my eyes 'til there's no tears left to cry

    There's just the blues

    Heart so numb, it can't even hear the beat, heart so broke, it can't even bleed

    Heart so torn, so shattered and confused. There's nothing left, there's nothing left here but the blues

    Chorus

    Lost my love, never saw him slip away, lost my dreams I've lost my way

    Lost it all, there's nothing left to lose, there's nothing left

    There's nothing left here but the blues.

     

  • 04:05 Lyrics
    You Make Your Own Kind of Trouble

    Well you're out and you're searching for a new heart to own

    And you know that you're hurting the one who's waiting at home

    Sure you call, but you're lying 'bout the places you've been

    Cause you thing that you're playing some kind of game you can win

    You've been working late hours, somehow time slips away

    You've been helping an old friend, at least that's what you say

    While you shuffle and juggle all these stories you spin

    You make your own kind of trouble - that's the way it all begins

         And you, you don't believe you can lose

         But it's true, you'll end up crying the blues

    You'll keep playing with fire til the winds shift and turn

    And you're caught in the pyre of the bridges you've burned

    Oh you'll curse and you'll struggle, but it's a fight you never win

    You make you're own kind of trouble.  I've seen it time and again

         And you, you keep fooling yourself

         But the truth is you can't blame nobody else

    When your heart's left for rubble, where you think you're gonna pin

    All the blame for the trouble that you find yourself in

    Well I hate to burst your bubble, but you're guilty as sin

    You make your own kind of trouble, that's the way it's been,

    You make your own kind of trouble.

  • 04:00 Lyrics
    This Could Be Love

    One look at her smile and the warmth makes you wonder if the room is on fire

    It's hard to believe that one smile pulled you under, then sent you flying you can't get much higher

    Wouldn't you know you were turning to go - now one face in the crowd has you wondering out loud

    You need to be sure, to be safe if you're honest, then you'll take it from here

    If you lead with your heart and a promise, you will know you've got nothing to fear

    It wouldn't take much, just a word or a touch

    To decide if you stay or you just walk away

         All of your life you've been standing around - waiting for love with both feet on the ground

         Now you're walking on air, still not sure if  you dare to believe this could be love

         This could be love  -  this could be love

    That look in her eye is as soft as a whisper only your heart can hear

    This could be love, you won't know 'til you've kissed her, you won't breathe 'til you're holding her near

    Your heart begs for more, you must open the door

    Heaven knows what you'll find in that moment in time

         All of your life you've been waiting for this

         The promise of love could be sealed with a kiss

         A kiss and a sigh, you stop wondering why

         You believe this could be love - this could be love - this could be love

    That look in her eye is as soft as a whisper only your heart can hear

    This could be love.

  • 03:17 Lyrics
    Learn The Rules

    When the man says that he needs you and he swears you'll never part

    If you notice that he's crossed his finger, better get smart

    It oughta make you wonder, you wanta get this right

    Is he talking 'bout forever or just talking 'bout tonight

    Honey it's a shame they don't teach you this in school, but if you're gonna play the game, then learn the rules

     

    The first thing to remember, don't hang on every word

    Or you'll be making plans like you're believing what you've heard

    You gotta pay attention, start watching for the signs

    No matter what he says, you better read between the lines

    Honey it's a shame they don't teach you this in school, but if you're gonna play the game then learn the rules

    Chorus -

         Cause you wanta keep from falling for almost anything

         Til he wants to meet your Mama and he's shopping for a ring

         When loves the game, you better learn the rules

         Cause you're gonna play the game or play the fool

     

    The dinners and the movies, the flowers that he sends

    You're thinking he's the one then catch him winking at his friends

    He's playing with your feelings, he's stringing you along

    He knows the words by heart and so he sings the same old song

    Honey it's a shame they don't teach you this in school, but if you're gonna play the game then learn the rules

    Chorus

    When you ask him if he loves you, does he answer "you're so cute"

    Is he quick to change the subject and then list your attributes

    He's handling your heart here, he's messing with your mind

    He'll say whatever suits him cause it works most every time

    Honey it's a shame they don't teach you this in school, but if you're gonna play the game then play the rules

    Yeah, honey it's a shame they don't teach you this in school, but if you're gonna play the game

    If you're gonna play the game, yeah if you're gonna play the game then learn the rules.

  • 02:45 Lyrics
    Come Dance With Me

    Hello again. I hoped I'd find you here so I stopped in.

    I'd sure like to take you for a spin, so come dance with me

    I'm ready for two-steppin' all around the floor

    Don't have two left feet anymore, come dance with me

         You remember last time, I can tell; bet you'd rather sit this out

         But I've been taking lessons, I've done well and this is all I've been dreaming about

    Just for fun, we could dance until this song is done.

    Then maybe we could try another one. Come dance with me

         Let's forget the last time, there's no harm.  I was trying way too hard

         This time when I take you in my arms, I know to start with the beat of your heart

    One more time, another two step in these arms of mine.

    It's just a dance I promise you'll be fine.  Come dance with me

    Come dance with me.

  • 03:06 Lyrics
    It's A Doggone Shame

    Well, it's a doggone shame that you miss me

    I guess you should have thought of that before you walked away

    You wanted the freedom to test your wings

    You got your way - what can I say?

    Well, it's a doggone shame that you've been thinking

    That we could start again or that I'd even wanta try

    I'm finding that I kinda like it on my own

    You said good-bye, now you can just cry..

          the blues.   I know that don't sound nice

         But you choose and then you pay the price

    Well it's a doggone shame that you've been crying

    Cause if those tears are real, they still don't mean a thing

    I'm sorry that you're ending up all alone

    With broken wings, but you can just sing

         the blues.  I know that don't sound nice

         But you choose and then you pay the price

    Well, it's a doggone shame that you've been thinking

    That we could start again, cause it'll never be the same

    You got what you wanted, now you want more

    You should have thought twice before you walked out that door

    Now you'll have more time on your hands that's for sure

    And darling it's a doggone shame, it's so sad

    Honey it's a doggone shame, it's too bad

    Yeah it's a doggone shame.

  • 02:54 Lyrics
    I Should Be Through Loving You

    I should be through loving you.  I know you said it's over

    But I still pretend, it's not the end, it's not true.

    Though you've been gone for so long, I still dream about you.

    It's said but it's true cause I should be through loving you

         The tears that I cry, the memories I try to forget

         I've got to move on, accept that you're gone, but that hasn't happened yet

    I know it's time so I'll find a whole new world without you

    And love that is true, then I should be through loving you.

         Chorus

    I know it's time, so I'll find a whole new world without you

    And love that is true, then I should be through loving you

    What else can I do, I should be through loving you.