Kelly Z and "the Lot"

Bittersweet

by Kelly's Lot

Released 01/27/2017
Kelly's Lot
Released 01/27/2017
Kelly's Lot
Singer/songwriter Kelly Zirbes of L.A. based band, Kelly’s Lot, has returned to her roots and written 14 songs that express a lifetime of feelings. With 14 tracks, 'Bittersweet', contains a variety of Americana, Roots and Folk/Rock.
  • 03:39 Story Lyrics
    About Her

    About Her

    You came from a family of diamonds
    You came from a house of gold
    You could have it all
    That your heart desired
    As long as you did what you were told

    Got to do the right thing Your mama always said
    You got to do the right The right thing

    What you going to do about her

    She came from a family of gypsies
    Not the kind that you would take home
    They said it was wrong
    That she didn't belong

    What you going to do about her

    Got to do the right thing Your daddy always says
    You got to do the right The right thing, right thing

    What you going to do about her

    You say that life ain't nothing 
    Without all that something
    All the diamonds and gold 
    But life ain't nothing 
    Without that someone 
    Without that someone to hold.

    She understood your emotions
    Gave you the key to your heart
    She did something to you
    That was warm and true
    But you let it fall apart

    You got to do the right thing Got to do the right thing
    You got to do the right The right thing, right thing, right thing 

    What you going to do about her

  • 02:46 Story Lyrics
    Come Home

    COME HOME

    No walls can hold me like your arms

    No light to start my day

    No answer will bring me peace

    I can not see the way

     

    So come home to me 

    Come home

     

    No rules will ever guide me

    No hands to pull me close

    No freedom will find me

    It's you I need the most 

     

    So come home to me 

    Come home to me 

    Come Home

     

    This shattered heart is waiting

    For you to walk through that door

    I will wait forever 

    There's nothing more

     

    No grace can give me solace

    This hunger will not heal

    No tears can ever wash away

    This emptiness I feel

     

    So come home to me 

    Come home to me 

    Come home

     

    This shattered heart is waiting

    For you to walk through that door

    I will wait forever

    There's nothing more

     

    I'll lay myself beside you

    In a dream that never ends

    In world that is safe and warm

    Together once again

     

    We'll be home 

    We'll be home

    We'll be home

     

  • 03:03 Story Lyrics
    Mr. Chairman

    Mr. Chairman

    Mr. Chairman please help me with these blues

    Mr. Chairman please help me with these blues

    If you just let me sit down, I'll be your fool

     

    Mr. Chairman, let's sit cheek to cheek

    Mr. Chairman, let's sit cheek to cheek

    Get real close and turn up all the heat

     

    Why you keep running away

    With everybody everyday

    If you just sit closer to me

    We'll be free  

     

    Mr. Chairman, hold me in your arms

    Mr. Chairman, hold me in your arms

    I need me a real sweet taste of all your charms

     

    Why you keep running around

    With everybody else in town

    If you just sit closer to me

    We'll be free  

     

    Mr. Chairman It's all up to you

    Mr. Chairman It's all up to you 

    I can't get down with Nothin But The Blues

  • 04:01 Story Lyrics
    Thorn

     

    THORN

    Love is a thorn in my heart

    Since that day you tore us apart

    Don’t want no real love, it’s just too hard

    Love is a thorn in my heart

     

    Dreams are a thorn in my sleep

    Since that day oh you left me

    Don’t want to close my eyes I’ll just weep

    Dreams are a thorn in my sleep

     

    They say forgiveness will set you straight

    And time will tick away the hate

    And truth can nerver come too late

    But it’s too late

     

    Cause hope is a thorn in my soul

    Since you chose you chose to go

    I will not hold my breath I’m saying no

    Cause hope is a thorn in my soul

     

    They say forgiveness will set you straight

    And time will melt away the pain

    And truth comes to those who wait

    But I can’t wait for you to tell the truth

     

    Memories are a thorn in my mind

    Since you left me behind

    Don’t want your memory taking up my time

    Memories are a thorn in my mind

    Your memory is a thorn in my mind. 

    Your memory is a thorn in my mind

  • 04:38 Story Lyrics
    Rise Above

    RISE ABOVE

    It seems long ago when you said I do

    You were young in love, it all was true

    Five years later she walked out that door

    You thought there'd be so much more

     

    It's gonna be hard on you 

    But you'll find a strength to see this through

    It's gonna be so hard on your love

    But you'll find a way to rise above

     

    You loved her more than you thought you could

    She swept you off your feet you knew she would 

    But she found another she took him in

    Said he made her happy and you never did

     

    It's gonna be hard on you 

    But you'll find a strength to see this through

    It's gonna be so hard on your love

    But you'll find a way to rise above

     

    Hard on Your Love  Hard on Your Love

     

    It's gonna be hard on you 

    But you'll find a strength to see this through

    It's gonna be so hard on your love

    But you'll find a way to rise above

     

    Hard on Your Love 

    Rise above

    Hard on Your Love 

    Find your way

    Hard on Your Love 

    Gonna be so hard

    Hard on Your Love 

    Oh yeah

     

     

  • 04:31 Story Lyrics
    Sleep

    SLEEP

    I lie here all alone  I'm not the only one in bed

    And the memories from long ago awaken in my head

    And the little boys I used to love smile as the evening fades

    As their faces turn to angry men in this bed I made

     

    I wish I may I wish I might 

    Get some sleep tonight

    I wish I may I wish I might 

    Get some sleep tonight

     

    Dark and lonely world of mine gives me no reprieve

    Til the morning blesses me I can not leave 

    And I fight the battles I fight the wars but I never win

    I’m searching for redemption of every little sin

     

    I wish I may I wish I might 

    I wish I may I wish I might 

    I wish I may I wish I might 

    Get some sleep tonight

     

    My body is fading fast but my mind is wide awake

    Just for a moments peace I'd give what it takes

    And the monsters in my head speak to me in tongues

    As they get ready for the party that's just begun

     

    I wish I may I wish I might 

    I wish I may I wish I might 

    I wish I may I wish I might 

    Get some sleep tonight

     

    I wish I may I wish I might 

    I wish I may I wish I might 

    I wish I may I wish I might 

    Get some sleep tonight

     

    Now I lay me down to sleep

    I pray the lord my soul to keep 

    If I should die before I wake 

     

  • 03:33 Story Lyrics
    On Fire

    ON FIRE

    Today I woke up and heard

    Every little single word 

    That the world was feeling

    Too many close their minds

    Leaving others far behind

    In this world of so much sorrow

     

    Oh yeah the world's on fire

    Everybody's getting wired

    No one's really paying much attention

    Oh yeah the world's on fire

    And everybody says they're tired

    While we walk in the wrong direction

     

    But we keep walking 

    Oh Walking

     

    As the flames consume us all

    In our pride we stand too tall

    And take away another's freedom

    Afraid of the boogyman

    Coming from a desert land

    Aren't we all just human 

     

    Oh yeah the world's on fire

    Everybody's getting wired

    No one's really paying much attention

    Oh yeah the world's on fire

    And everybody says they're tired

    While we walk in the wrong direction

     

    But we keep walking   

    We keep walking   

    Walking Away

     

    We keep walking  

    We keep walking   

    Walking 

     

    Oh yeah the world's on fire

    Everybody's getting wired

    But no one's really paying much attention

    Oh yeah the world's on fire

    And everybody says they're tired

    While we walk in the wrong direction

     

    But we keep walking   

    We keep walking       

    Walking away

     

    Today I woke up and heard

    Every little single word 

  • 03:10 Story Lyrics
    Bittersweet

    BITTERSWEET

    As I watch our heroes come home

    Memories of my own

    Stir inside me once again

    No one welcomed us back then

     Bittersweet Bittersweet

     

    I'm proud of those that serve today

    I stand beside them in my own way

    But the memories make me feel

    Something so deep something so real

    Bittersweet Bittersweet

     

    We pledged allegiance

    We went along

    But something back there went wrong 

    We gave you blood, 

    We gave you lives

    We came home

    You criticized

    Bittersweet Bittersweet

     

    I am strong and still standing here

    I'm living proof that you can live with fear

    It's time we welcome each one home

    Cause no one should ever feel that alone

    Bittersweet

     

    Many arms are open as our heroes return

    It's nice to know a country can learn

     

     

  • 02:35 Story Lyrics
    Stay Away

     

    STAY AWAY FROM YOU

    One day walking home alone

    I saw you there up on your throne

    Surrounded by all of your girls

    I looked into your big world

     

    You You, Stay Away from you

     

    You caught my eye and then you winked

    My open heart began to sink

    I held my breath I froze right then

    I could tried to not look back again 

    At You You stay away from you

    You You stay from you

     

    I heard your voice It spoke my name

    And I would never be the same

     

    You You stay away from you

    You You stay from you

    I got to stay so far away from you

    Got to stay so far away from you

    But what did I do

     

    I took my turn you kissed my hand

    And I was in a magic land

    There was nothing left to do

    I could not stay away away from you

    You, stay away from you

    You, You  I want to be with you

    I can not stay away away from you 

    I can not stay away away from you 

    Even though I knew 

    You'd make me so blue

     

    Then I opened up my eyes

    You kissed another by my side

    I knew right then you can't be true

    So I had to walk away from you 

    You stay away from you

    You You stay from you

    I got to stay so far away from you

    Got to stay so far away

    From You

  • 06:09 Story Lyrics
    Love Is Hard To Catch

    LOVE IS HARD TO CATCH

    Love is hard to catch

    When you're keeping it to yourself

    Your love is hard to catch

    When you're keeping it to yourself

    Get up get out that door

    You've had love before

    Don't settle for less

     

    A smile is hard to keep 

    When you forget about happiness

    A smile is hard to keep 

    When you forget about happiness

    Get up get out that door

    You've smiled before

    Don't settle for less

     

    Trust me sister, I know that game

    Trust me brother, I've done the same

    Trust me mama, it ain't no lie

    Before you're gone you better get it right

     

    Your kisses are hard to find

    When you've lost them along the way

    Your kisses are hard to find

    When you've lost them along the way

    Get up get out that door

    A kiss will give you more

    Than you can say

     

    Trust me sister, I know that game

    Trust me brother, I've done the same

    Trust me mama, it ain't no lie

    Before you're gone you better get it right

     

    Trust me sister, I know that game

    Trust me brother, I've done the same

    Trust me mama, it ain't no lie

    Before you're gone you better get it right

     

    Your love is hard to catch

    When you're keeping it to yourself

    Your love is hard to catch

    When you're keeping it to yourself

     

    Get up get out that door

    You've loved before 

    Don't settle for less

    Get up get out that door

    You've loved before 

    Don't settle for less

     

  • 03:13 Story Lyrics
    Without A Song

    WITHOUT A SONG

    I’m gonna pray that we stay here for a while

    I’m gonna dream til I wake up with a smile

    Cause it’s been too long without a song 

     

    I’m gonna sing every day that I’m alive

    I’m gonna feel, I'm gonna feel everything I have inside

    Cause it’s been too long without a song

    And I’m barely hanging on

     

    Life gives you chances that you must take

    So live in the moment before it’s too late

    Life gives you choices that you must make

    To live in the moment before it’s too late

     

    And it's been too long without a song

     

    I’m gonna love like I’ve never loved before

    And I’m gonna fly, I'm gonna fly oh through every open door

     

    Life gives you chances that you must take

    So live in the moment before it’s too late

    Life gives you choices that you must make

    To live in the moment before it’s too late

     

    And it's been too long without a song

    It's been too long 

     

    I’m gonna pray that we stay here for a while

    I’m gonna dream til I wake up with a smile

     

     

  • 02:55 Story Lyrics
    Happy

    HAPPY

    Happy is right around the corner

    Happy is right behind the bend

    Things are bound to get better 

    Get better but we don't know when

     

    We gotta find it (oh yeah)

    Wrap our arms around it (come on)

    We gotta get ourselves some more

     

    Love is right there in that cloud

    Love is right behind that door

    Things are bound to get better

    Get better like they were before 

     

    We gotta find it (oh yeah)

    Wrap our arms around it (come on)

    We gotta get ourselves some more 

     

    Get yourself some happy

    Get yourself some love

    Get what you need to rise above

     

    Time is right there running out

    Time is right there walking by

    Things will never get better

    If you just stand still and cry

     

    We gotta find it (oh yeah)

    Wrap our arms around it (come on)

    We gotta get ourselves some more 

     

    Get yourself some happy (come on)

    Get yourself some love

    Get what you need to rise above 

     

    Get yourself some happy

    Get yourself some love

    Get what you need to rise above 

    Happy

     

  • 01:48 Story Lyrics
    Proud

    PROUD

    I stand tall in my glory

    I am proud of who I am

    And I have my own story

    And I stand tall and I stand proud

     

    And I live in my own skin

    Just like you I survive

    And I’ll tell you my story 

    And with love we can thrive

     

    I will fight for freedom

    I will make some noise

    I won't be leaving 

    I found my voice

     

    There's a light in heartbeat 

    Helps us see through the pain

    And if all we just get closer 

    There will be no more shame

     

    And I live in my own skin

    It is there I survive

    It is part of my story

    And with love we can thrive

     

    I will fight for freedom

    I will make some noise

    I won't be leaving

    I found my voice

     

    I stand tall in my glory

    I am proud of who I am

    And I have my own story

    And I stand tall and I stand proud

     

  • 04:33 Story Lyrics
    Colours Of December

    Colours Of December

    December is upon us this year

    Time to welcome those we hold so dear

    Give a little more Spread a little cheer

    December is upon us this year

     

    The colors of December shine so bright

    With Red, Green, Gold and Silver Light

    On the coldest morning or the darkest night

    The colors of December shine so bright

     

    So get a tree extra tall

    To honor those who gave it all

    And for each of the families that were told

    Their blues stars have turned to gold

     

    Hallelujah

    Hallelujah

    Sing Hallelujah

    For Peace on Earth

     

    Hold each other tight and don’t forget

    Keep each other close and don’t forget

    This day’s on a soldier you never met

    Hold each other tight and don’t forget

     

    And get a tree extra tall

    To honor those who gave it all

    And for each of the families that were told

    Their blues stars have turned to gold

     

    Hallelujah

    Hallelujah

    Hallelujah

    Hallelujah

    Sing Hallelujah

    For Peace on Earth

     

    And Peace the families that were told

    Their blues stars have turned to gold

     

NOTES
In 2016 Kelly began asking her friends and fans on Facebook for words to inspire these songs. These compositions became the catalyst for a CD with lots of heart and message-driven lyrics. These words from friends, fans and even strangers conjured up a lifetime of stories and feelings that Kelly had been keeping at an arms length. Genres included on Bittersweet include an Irish ballad, an acapella Gospel tune, an old style Country track, a Blues …
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