Gail Terry

Gail Terry

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I'm a lyricist who's been writing songs since my teens (a long time ago ;-). My lyrics are emotion charged & from the heart. I write about experiences I've had, those of others around me and about life as I see it. My songs are grass roots stuff...honest & easy for the average person to relate to.

Biography

I've been influenced by many great songwriters and singers, but a few definitely stand out in the crowd ... Bonnie Raitt, Don Henley, Sade, Faith Hill & Jack Johnson. I know ~ it's an eclectic mix!! I write lyrics that are believable and with good emotional hooks. I've been told by writing partners that they're ready to go, just waiting for the perfect melodies to complete them! I guess I'm a little like Bernie looking for an Elton!! ;-)

Lyrics

I'VE SEEN THE LIGHT

Written By: Gail E. Terry

I’VE SEEN THE LITE

You heard the word on the local grapevine
that someone else might wanna be mine
So now you waltz back into my life
just when I swore I wouldn’t do this twice

You promised you’d change, it’d be different this time
you’d clean up your act, there’d be no more lyin …
Be there when I need you, do whatever it took
but baby this reads like an overdue book

CHORUS:

Now I’ve seen the lite once and for all (it’s true)
This man’s not gonna get down and crawl (no more)
Baby I’ve seen the lite (that’s right)
Ain’t gonna take one more fall (not again)

So now we’re here in the same damn place
chapter and verse no words can erase
You claim that you care but you carry a knife
God what am I doin’ with this pain in my life?

REPEAT CHORUS

BRIDGE:

And what made me think this was the real thing
Always boilin’ inside from the pain it brings
I ain’t takin’ no more – I’m outa this door …

You swear that you love me then laugh in my face
mentally whip black and blue with disgrace
I ain’t gonna give you more of this heart
Now I’ve seen the lite, I’m movin’ out of the dark

REPEAT CHORUS:

Now I’ve seen the lite once and for all (it’s true)
This man’s not gonna get down and crawl (not again)
Baby I’ve seen the lite (oh yeah)
Ain’t gonna take one last fall (no more)

OUTRO:

I’ve seen the lite and I’m gone ….
And I ain’t lookin’ back this time
no no, I ain’t lookin’ back …


Written by Gail E. Terry, Sept. 25/06

LOVE EMERGENCY

Written By: Gail E. Terry

LOVE EMERGENCY

It’s so damn hard to stay away
not to call you each and every day.
I ache for you deep down in my bones,
wanna give in to love and pick up the phone.

I just wanna show you what I feel,
make you understand this heart is real.
Wanna get in my truck, drive to your place,
knock on your door, tell you face to face.

CHORUS:

Call 911
got a love emergency,
I’m dyin’ baby can’t you see.
Call 911
it’s a love emergency,
you’ve got the only cure for me.

Don’t wanna sit here and play the game,
Lettin’ this love die would be such a shame.
Gonna get on the roof, howl at the moon
til my voice gives out and my face turns blue.

My temperature’s risin’ way too high,
heart gonna burst if I don’t see a sign.
Call a nurse, a doctor, get a real fast ride,
need to get help quick for this fever inside.

REPEAT CHORUS:

BRIDGE:

Need a double dose of your love
to cure me once and for all.
Gimme a great big shot of your love
to stop this emergency call.
Need a visit right now
from the doctor of higher love,
save me from a wounded heart
give me strength from up above.

CHORUS (repeat 2 X):

Call 911
got a love emergency,
I’m hurtin’ baby can’t you see.
Call 911
it’s a love emergency,
you’ve got the only cure for me.

OUTRO:

It’s a love love love emergency,
c’mon save me from this love emergency.
It’s a love love love emergency,
I’m dyin’ baby can’t you see.

Written by Gail Terry, Sept. 7/06

WHAT IF

Written By: Gail E. Terry

WHAT IF

I wipe the tears from my eyes
mascara streaks my face
It’s been such a long long time
since I’ve been in this place

Each time I think about you
it takes away my breath
My heart is hangin on my sleeve
and it scares me half to death

CHORUS:

And what if you’re the right one
the one I’m meant to love
What if you’re my angel
come down from up above
What if God has sent you
and it’s you I’m s’posed to love

BRIDGE:

It’s been too long since feelings this strong have had their way with me
Are you the one in the crystal ball she said was meant to be?
What if, what if, what if

I think about our double life
wonder if we’re temptin fate
I know the line is sometimes fine
between the sinner and the saint

But I can’t stop, no not now
there’s so much for us to share
Been half way ‘round this great big world
and I know this thing is rare

CHORUS:

And what if you’re the right one
the one I’m meant to love
What if you’re my angel
come down from up above
What if God has sent you
and it’s you I’m s’posed to love

OUTRO:

What if
what if
what if
Baby what if
What if
baby what if

Written by Gail E. Terry, July 31/08

Discography

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Set List

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