THAT'S WHAT IT IS
SONIA T. GORDON
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SONIA T. GORDON
A WATERWAYS PROJECT PUBLICA TION Barbara Fisher & Richard Spiegel co-directors Thomas Perry Assistant
LIFE THAT'S WHAT IT IS
Site Teacher Soulivanh Thammavong Paraprofessional Loretta White Assistant Principal, NYC VTC Alan Werner Principal, NYC VTC Stephen E. Phillips
S u perin tenden t Alternative HS & Programs
with funding support from Learn and Serve America
& the New York State Council on the Arts
©1995 Ten Penny Players
The Past In My Heart The Way Lonely Days Lean on Me To Love You Time Moments
Shall Never Forget Me Love
Hear My Cry Mother
How I Feel
The past has gone to bring the present, The past has left behind the pain,
The pain it brought when it first came, The past has left behind so much shame, The past was cold and filled with shame, And now I live with no one to blame,
I'll take the shame to my grave,
Misery and the pain,
I'll take it all with the shame,
The present has brought back so much pain, And now I'm going to be ashamed,
I'll take the shame to my grave,
I'll take the shame to be laid,
But' won't lie beside that grave,
The past was filled with so much shame.
In My Heart
In my heart there is so much,
So much to share, so much to care,
In my heart I only bear one love that is so dear, In my heart the past moves on,
In my heart my life stays the same, In my heart I wonder why?
Why a why must my life not go on? In my heart I tell my lie,
I love to love, laugh and cry.
The way I love you I could never love another, The way I touch you I would never touch another, The way I love you I will never love again Knowing that you are with another,
I'm never really quite the same,
The way you touched me you should never touch another To do so would be a shame,
To do so would put me in pain.
Lonely days sent from the skies for me to hurt and you to
cry, Lonely nights and I wonder why? Why 0 why can't I cry? Lonely days and lonely nights I sit and sing a lullaby,
A lullaby just for me, a lullaby I will sing.
I'll sing my very soul to sleep.
Lean on Me
Lean on me when all you need is a helping hand, Someone to care and be a friend,
lean on me for I'll be there
To catch you, when you need my hand, When you can't hold on and I am still strong, I'll catch you and help you hold on,
lean on me until the end, the end is when you let me go, Let me go and take control, of your fife and your soul, You can have it all it you'd like,
So be strong and just hold on.
To Love You
To love you my heart would break,
To love you I would never quite be the same, To love you would be in vain,
To love you I would be ashamed,
To love you I would confine my self to hell.
Time has past with so much glass, Time has given task after task, Time has taken so much joy,
Time forgot to take the pain,
Time has passed and taken lives, Time forgot to give me mine,
Mine it took when it firs! passed,
Time wails for no one and it did not wait lor me, Time cares for no one as we can all see.
What I am trying to say is that time goes by so fast, It will grab your very soul if you don't hold on to it, We take for granted the little time we do have,
And don't realize it until someone we love is gone,
I say we because even me,1 take life for granted too, A lot of things I do really don't make sense,
And sometimes I can catch myself before something
stupid happens, Well, anyway getting to the point,
II we don't make the time that we have count, Then we lose, because time waits for no one.
Moments are those that make me cry,
Moments are those that step aside, step aside and let me glide,
Moments are those when no one cares, Moments are those that are quite sincere, Moments are those when you really fear
nothing more than being dear Moments are those that are no longer, No longer here, nolongerdeaG Moments are times to sit and cry, Nothing less than wasting your time.
Shari Never Forget Me
Shall never forget me as long as we both shall live, Shall never forget me even when we're at the end, Shall never forget me and I shall never forget you, Shall never forget me till we are old and grey
Then is when I step aside and let you live your boring life
Love is something I know nothing of, Love is the flowers, love is the trees, Love is everything that surrounds me, Hey, love is me.
The sky is so beautiful in the night,
The sky is the stars shining so brightly in the night The sky is so beautiful in the night
The sky shall never fall down on me, for it is the sky And the sky holds the sun and the moon that shines on
Hear My Cry
Hear my cry I throw to you, Hear my cry I beg of you, Let me down but easily, Hear my cry I want you too,
So you can know how much I thought I meant to you, Hear my cry for hear my life, the life you made a bloody
A joke because I had 10 love you,
A joke because I was the fool for you, Nevertheless, a fool in love,
So hear my cries so desperate.
Mother please hear my cry, Mother please dent you lie,
Mother see I am in need, in need of trees in order to breathe,
Mother please hear my plea,
Help me when I say I cant sneeze Hear me when I say I need help
What I mean about mother, is that we all look up to our mother,
And if they start telling lies, Then they will let us down,
A lot of times parents think kids don't know that they are
lied to, Well, they are wrong, and what I mean by 'in need' is that All children just want to feel that sense of trust,
And if you don't give it to them, you are not showing them a sense of trust
And if you don't trust them. then you make them feel like they can't trust themselves.
How I Feel
How I feel you ask me dear, Quite sincere,
I am aware how I feel You wish to know
How I wish I could telL you so
How I feel so so bad, but aware of all the tales How I feel about you I never know
Cause my heart has taken a toll
The life I live no longer a lie,
The air I breath soon will be gone,
I rest ashore 10 tell you this time no more lies, no more
The tears I've cried have taken their toll The pain has pierced my very soul, Now I can go on and rest aside,
Rest aside my lonely cries,
Rest aside these finished lies,
And stand aside my only love.
Me is who I will always be
Me is what brought me this far Me is who I will always be,
No matter what I'll simply be me Me I'll be the best I can,
Me because I know I can
Hey being me is what I do best.
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