Erin Kyle

Erin Kyle

 Belton, Texas, USA
BandCountryPop

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Turnout

Written By: Erin Kyle

Turnout

Verse 1

Why does Tchaikovsky tug at my heart?
In my infirm’ry from your burning art?
Rising to meet the recording complete,
I dance, holding hands with a bedsheet.

My fav’rite measures are nearing, my dear.
I send you sound waves, and they sear your ear.
I’m on my tippy-toes; you’re on your guard.
En garde! Play your part.

CHORUS 1

How’s my turnout?
How’s my turnout today?
If practice makes perfect, I’m well on my way.
How’s my turnout?
Will I turn out okay?
Am I warming up, just to burn out?

Verse 2

You’ve branded me an imposter replete
With cheating feet, though I don’t miss a beat.
Envy my balance, incompetent dancer!
Two left feet greet me in answer.

Twirl me once more, for this girl loves a whirl
On chancy dance floors where furies unfurl.
I spot my turns, eyeing you in the hall--
Unmoving maneuvering framed on a wall.

CHORUS 2

How’s my turnout?
How’s my turnout today?
Your tongue, as a hot branding iron, masquerades.
How’s my turnout?
Will I turn out okay?
Am I warming up, just to burn out?

BRIDGE

You awake, in my peaceful Swan Lake
After sleepwalking there by mistake.
And you drown, in demands that I make
In your panicking state, of late!

How’s my turnout?
How’s my turnout?--
Now?

BRIDGE CHORUS

How’s my turnout?
How’s my turnout, turnout, turnout today?
My injuries, healed, nonetheless were sustained.
How’s my turnout?
Will I turn out okay?
Am I warming up just to burn out?

Verse 3

Backstage disaster, when stars start to fall
Repertoire stalls at the curtain call.
Follow my lead, take my hand, for I need
A man who’ll accompany me up to speed.

Drugged and dragged, lagging, you’re pulled to the stage,
And I fear we’re clearly, not on the same page.
Everyone’s watching, so what will it be?
A touching waltz or puppetry?

CHORUS 3

How’s my turnout?
How’s my turnout today?
My movement’s improving, but my partner sways.
How’s my turnout?
Will I turn out okay?
Am I just a-warming up...?
Opinions are forming of...!
Why am I just learning of...
How love turns out?
How’s my turnout?

If He Doesn't Want It

Written By: Erin Kyle

If He Doesn't Want It

Verse 1

Impressive...
This intricate web you're weavin',
But listen...
'Cause I learned the Art of Leavin'.
My cute superhero,
I wanted for life,
Got caught while escaping;
I threw him a line.
He swung down to safety,
Despite my design.

The strongest silk can't hold him if:
He isn't mine.

CHORUS 1

If he doesn't want it,
You must say goodbye.
Wish him well,
And, be dignified.
You don't have to know the reason--
His isn't your life.
And for the sake of your own, you better--
Tell him goodbye.

Verse 2

Nothing...
Is brought from a bout of shyness.
You're hoping...
His heart's open wide, for business.
In this tricky trade,
You're an entrepreneur.
You've managed to save up,
All your l'amour,
Gone out on a limb,
To love him, for sure.

And though he gives you credit for it,
He isn't yours.

CHORUS 2

If he doesn't want it,
You must say goodbye.
Wish him well,
And, be dignified.
You know, he might be flattered, that
You gave him a try.
But if he isn't in love, or he lies--
Just say goodbye.

BRIDGE

Hard to accept, he doesn't want your love,
After all the trouble.
But, I'm a veteran of half-done love--
The consequences aren't subtle.

BRIDGE CHORUS

If he doesn't want it,
You mustn't assume,
He is cruel, to
Walk out on you.
It isn't in your nature;
You won't play the fool--
No point in chasing someone who,
Does not want you.

Verse 3

You're on it!--
Determined to get that romance
You wanted.
Why shouldn't you pounce, on your chance?
A meteor shower,
A balcony, shared--
A date makes itself, but,
You're both unprepared.
The closet romantic
Is caught unaware...
He panics when the feelings hit him--
He wouldn't dare!

CHORUS 3

...He might want it,
So, give it a try.
If it goes well,
If you're satisfied,
Remember, "Easy does it,"
And things'll go fine.
So, give him plenty of what he wants:
Give him some time.

Verse 4

Breaking...
Your heart wasn't his intention.
You're making...
A common mistake, I'll mention:
You want to possess, when
You don't have a claim.
Then he almost choked when
You wrote your new name.
He's taken no oath,
But, he's takin' the blame.
You scared him off, complaining, that he
Can't feel the same.

CHORUS 4

If he doesn't want it,
You must say goodbye.
Wish him well,
And, be dignified.
No one bargains for rejection,
But, it's part of life.
Just show that you respect him 'cause,
You know it's right.

CHORUS 5

If he doesn't want it,
Let go tonight.
Do not spite him;
Don't analyze.
You know, he might be sparing
Himself the sight,
Of disappointment settling in,
Inside your eyes.

HALF-CHORUS

You won't let him forget it--
That he hurt your pride.
Don't tell him he'll regret it, just,
Let him decide.

ENDING HALF-CHORUS

You don't have to know the reason--
His isn't your life.
And for the sake of your own, I tell ya--
Just say goodbye.

If He Doesn't Want It

Written By: Erin Kyle

If He Doesn't Want It

Verse 1

Impressive...
This intricate web you're weavin',
But listen...
'Cause I learned the Art of Leavin'.
My cute superhero,
I wanted for life,
Got caught while escaping;
I threw him a line.
He swung down to safety,
Despite my design.

The strongest silk can't hold him if:
He isn't mine.

CHORUS 1

If he doesn't want it,
You must say goodbye.
Wish him well,
And, be dignified.
You don't have to know the reason--
His isn't your life.
And for the sake of your own, you better--
Tell him goodbye.

Verse 2

Nothing...
Is brought from a bout of shyness.
You're hoping...
His heart's open wide, for business.
In this tricky trade,
You're an entrepreneur.
You've managed to save up,
All your l'amour,
Gone out on a limb,
To love him, for sure.

And though he gives you credit for it,
He isn't yours.

CHORUS 2

If he doesn't want it,
You must say goodbye.
Wish him well,
And, be dignified.
You know, he might be flattered, that
You gave him a try.
But if he isn't in love, or he lies--
Just say goodbye.

BRIDGE

Hard to accept, he doesn't want your love,
After all the trouble.
But, I'm a veteran of half-done love--
The consequences aren't subtle.

BRIDGE CHORUS

If he doesn't want it,
You mustn't assume,
He is cruel, to
Walk out on you.
It isn't in your nature;
You won't play the fool--
No point in chasing someone who,
Does not want you.

Verse 3

You're on it!--
Determined to get that romance
You wanted.
Why shouldn't you pounce, on your chance?
A meteor shower,
A balcony, shared--
A date makes itself, but,
You're both unprepared.
The closet romantic
Is caught unaware...
He panics when the feelings hit him--
He wouldn't dare!

CHORUS 3

...He might want it,
So, give it a try.
If it goes well,
If you're satisfied,
Remember, "Easy does it,"
And things'll go fine.
So, give him plenty of what he wants:
Give him some time.

Verse 4

Breaking...
Your heart wasn't his intention.
You're making...
A common mistake, I'll mention:
You want to possess, when
You don't have a claim.
Then he almost choked when
You wrote your new name.
He's taken no oath,
But, he's takin' the blame.
You scared him off, complaining, that he
Can't feel the same.

CHORUS 4

If he doesn't want it,
You must say goodbye.
Wish him well,
And, be dignified.
No one bargains for rejection,
But, it's part of life.
Just show that you respect him 'cause,
You know it's right.

CHORUS 5

If he doesn't want it,
Let go tonight.
Do not spite him;
Don't analyze.
You know, he might be sparing
Himself the sight,
Of disappointment settling in,
Inside your eyes.

HALF-CHORUS

You won't let him forget it--
That he hurt your pride.
Don't tell him he'll regret it, just,
Let him decide.

ENDING HALF-CHORUS

You don't have to know the reason--
His isn't your life.
And for the sake of your own, I tell ya--
Just say goodbye.

What Am I Gonna Do About You?

Written By: Erin Kyle

What Am I Gonna Do About You?

v. 1

I welcome the Autumn
Into my room.
Leaves stir up mem'ries, that leave their perfume,
Where the lovers I knew,
Doctor my heart:
One binds it up, and one rips it apart.

lead-in 1

Under moonlight I own,
I recover, alone.
What now to do about you?

CHORUS 1

Never been so in awe!
When did I start to fall?
Oh, what am I going to do?
Damn it all! If I fall,
Can I still call it off?
What should I do about you?
Oh! What am I gonna do about you?

v. 2

The key to my heart
You hold sacredly.
I didn't even have one made for me.
Such an innocent love, trusting and true!
Who lent the key out, for now there are two?

lead-in 2

I stay true, to my heart;
It's in two--that's the hard part!
What now to do about you?

CHORUS 2

Never wanna undo,
What I'm feelin' for you.
Oh, what am I going to do?
Never-ending connection,
Everlasting affection!
What would I do without you?
Oh! What am I gonna do about you?

Bridge

Don't remind me!
I won't take it back!
You are finding
My promise intact--
In the time that it takes,
For one strong heart to break--
Inasmuch, as I knew,
At the time I met you,
I loved you!--
Can't deny that now I...
Love him, too.

Repeat CHORUS 1

v. 3

In white I said, "I do."
I thought, "I am through."
I didn't see hidden Green from my view,
As a Monster-of-Honor, waiting on me!
He carried my train...

lead-in 3

Down the aisle, through the years,
As it hung among fears--
In closets I never went near.

CHORUS 3

Though, I want you so much,
I fear Jealousy's touch.
What am I going to do?
But if you only knew
All the hard thinkin' I do,
You'd never envy us much.
It's true! What am I gonna do about you?

v. 4

Imprisoned, by two,
I do hesitate,
To break free: it isn't an honest escape.
Bread and water at stake!--
Who'll jeopardize?
--Cruel, the jailers; gentle, the eyes.

lead-in 4

If I'm true, to my heart,
It'll beat off the chart!--
Panicking love can't pull through!

CHORUS 4

No, I can't let you go--
It would be wrong, to do so.
What am I going to do?
I can't take off, and run;
Somethin's gotta be done!
What should I do about you?
Oh! What am I gonna do about you?

END CHORUS

No, I won't let you go--
Not until I will know,
Just what I'm going to do.
Shouldn't take off, and run;
Somethin's gotta be done!
What must I do about you?
Think it through...what am I gonna do about you?
What am I gonna do about you?
What am I gonna do about you?
What am I gonna do about you?

Her Love Burns

Written By: Erin Kyle

Her Love Burns

Verse 1

Her love turned on the light
That used to be.
The latent blaze, revived,
Now burns in me.
Her love burns.

Verse 2

Our fire is the force
Our furnace breathes.
And more than hearts endorse
The warmth it leaves--
As her love burns.

Verse 3

Her touch, it leaves behind
Hot sentiment.
Bright days and soothing nights,
A tribute, lend--
To her love-burn.

BRIDGE

Her love can hurt,
Or heal a man.
I know first-hand,
For, I'm branded.

Verse 4

Our sunburns run their course--
A finite pain.
But I have no remorse--
For joy I gain...
'Cause her love burns.

Verse 5

My longing never ends;
I crave her charms.
But how it burns me when
I'm in her arms!
Her love burns.

Verse 6

She doesn't know how much
I love her name.
I've trained my tongue to just
Conserve her flame.
Still, her love burns.

Verse 7

Time's agent was a girl
Reminding me:
Spend hours in the world
Like currency--
Time is burning.

Verse 8

Too close to city lights,
I fail to see
Black clarity at night;
Stars earn their keep--
See them burning?
Ever-burning,
Like her love burns...
Her love burns.

Return to Sender

Written By: Erin Kyle

Return to Sender

Verse 1

These unopened letters--
How they pierce my heart
But I won’t feel better
Knowing where to start.
Feelings sealed in envelopes--
I just can’t go there.
I won’t open up her hopes,
And what she has to share.

Chorus

Return to sender--that’ll get her!
What if I refuse her letters?
Tell the postman I’ll forget her.
Oh, I’m a mean pretender--
Return, return to sender.

Verse 2

I just treat the symptoms
Of the aching past.
You lose some and you win some
But too much time has passed.
I can’t bear to witness
All her endless dreams.
I’m not back in business--
My spirit is diseased.

Chorus

Return to sender--that’ll get her!
What if I refuse her letters?
Tell the postman I’ll forget her.
Oh, I’m a mean pretender--
Return, return to sender.

Bridge

I only read one
And then I was done.
She guessed my grief
And she wasn’t brief.
Ever since that day,
I put her away.
I’m throwing her words
Back in her face.

Verse 3

They say I’m a hard one
And I would agree
But I cannot pardon
These wrongs done to me.
The fanciest handwriting
Etched in my soul.
I began pining,
And she took control.

Chorus

Return to sender--that’ll get her!
What if I refuse her letters?
Tell the postman I’ll forget her.
Oh, I’m a mean pretender--
Return, return to sender.

Verse 4

The pile’s getting higher;
It’s time to act.
Throw them on the fire?
Or send them all back?
Hiding this secret
Is driving me mad.
My mind cannot keep it;
It makes me so sad.

Repeat Chorus X 2

Have You Ever Felt a Woman's Tears?

Written By: Erin Kyle

Have You Ever Felt A Woman’s Tears?

Each moment spent without her,
My heart was pumping myrrh.
To death, a little closer—
She was life’s second-doser.
Liquefied disaster
Circulating faster:
I thought I was master
Of roles in which I cast her.
She has proven otherwise;
Moving in my blood, she cries.
Have you ever felt a woman’s tears?

Her tissues must be ripping,
For it’s my heart she’s gripping.
Unhappy, restless nymph!—
Her grief runs through my lymph.
No pharmacy is selling
A blocker for tears’ welling.
I know, it’s just as well—
I love her fluid spell.
And were she sent to Hell,
I’d bargain there as well—
And beg the Devil, “Let me taste her tears…”
Have you ever felt a woman’s tears?