Jennifer Burkholder

Jennifer Burkholder

 Arlington, Virginia, USA
BandFolkSinger/Songwriter

I am a singer/songwriter

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Lyrics

Bittersweet

Written By: Jennifer Burkholder

It seems only fair
That when it rains
There will flowers
Amidst the pain
But when I look out your window
I see only gray
What I wouldn't do
To take your hurt away

But you say
Just let me go
I know it's what I should do
But you haven't even left this earth
And I'm already missin' you

You're gonna' have your window box
You're gonna' have your dirt road too
I can see that little red house
Comin' into view
I can see Grampa waitin' with his arms open wide
He'll say girl it's good to see you
I sure have missed your smile
It's gonna' be bittersweet
I'll be here all alone
But I'll be smilin' through my tears
When you go on home

Still no answers
Though I keep askin' why
You couldn't have the life you hoped
No matter how you tried
A few happy memories before you die
What I wouldn't give
For just a little time

But you say
Just let me go
I know it's what I should do
But you haven't even left this earth
And I'm already missin' you

You're gonna' have your window box
You're gonna' have your dirt road too
I can see that little red house
Comin' into view
I can see Grampa waitin' with his arms open wide
He'll say girl it's good to see you
I sure have missed your smile
It's gonna' be bittersweet
I'll be here all alone
But I'll be smilin' through my tears
When you go on home

Foolish Heart

Written By: Jennifer Burkholder

I believed those lies about you
That you didn't care
I was alone then in my darkness
You were somewhere way out there
I was runnin,' I was fallin'
I was desperate for that cure
I was lookin' for most anything but you

Oh, where did you go my foolish heart
Where did you go so wrong?
Did you think that you could outrun God?
His arm is long
His love is strong

I tried leanin' on the bottle to dispel some of my gray
But I found I needed more and more
To keep my wolves at bay
But the wolves they were so cunning
I soon thought of them as friends
And before I knew what hit me
I was welcoming them in

Oh, where did you go my foolish heart
Where did you go so wrong?
Did you think that you could outrun God?
His arm is long
His love is strong

Mama warned me 'bout Bathsheba
She was woo'd by David's charms
How she traded her innocence
For a moment in his arms
Though he told me that he loved me
I still felt the shame
And I shrank from the emptiness
When the morning came

Oh, where did you go my foolish heart
Where did you go so wrong?
Did you think that you could outrun God?
His arm is long
His love is strong

Oooh, I heard you callin'
Oooh, you called my name
Though you know the worst of me
You love me,
You love me just the same

Oh, where did you go my foolish heart
Where did you go so wrong?
Did you think that you could outrun God?
His arm is long
His love is strong

Foolish Heart

Written By: Jennifer Burkholder

I believed those lies about you
That you didn't care
I was alone then in my darkness
You were somewhere way out there
I was runnin,' I was fallin'
I was desperate for that cure
I was lookin' for most anything but you

Oh, where did you go my foolish heart
Where did you go so wrong?
Did you think that you could outrun God?
His arm is long
His love is strong

I tried leanin' on the bottle to dispel some of my gray
But I found I needed more and more
To keep my wolves at bay
But the wolves they were so cunning
I soon thought of them as friends
And before I knew what hit me
I was welcoming them in

Oh, where did you go my foolish heart
Where did you go so wrong?
Did you think that you could outrun God?
His arm is long
His love is strong

Mama warned me 'bout Bathsheba
She was woo'd by David's charms
How she traded her innocence
For a moment in his arms
Though he told me that he loved me
I still felt the shame
And I shrank from the emptiness
When the morning came

Oh, where did you go my foolish heart
Where did you go so wrong?
Did you think that you could outrun God?
His arm is long
His love is strong

Oooh, I heard you callin'
You were callin' out my name
Though you know the worst of me
You love me,
You love me just the same

Oh, where did you go my foolish heart
Where did you go so wrong?
Did you think that you could outrun God?
His arm is long
His love is strong

Because you stayed

Written By: Jennifer Burkholder


I was living in December
I embraced that bitter wind
I was angry at the blue sky
When you came waltzin' in
When you didn't run for cover
I said there's something about you
And when I asked you why you stayed you said
'Cause that's what real men do

You said, I 'll stay
And I'll wipe your tears away
And when you come up fighting I'll hold you
And when I say I love you, you'll know that it is true
You will know that it is true because I'll stay

Now I know at times you doubted
At times I caused you pain
But you never turned your back on me
You never walked away
No instead you turned your eyes to the Father up above
You said He's the one who taught you how to love

You said, I 'll stay
And I'll wipe your tears away
And when you come up fighting I'll hold you
And when I say I love you, you'll know that it is true
You will know that it is true because I'll stay

Now you say that you're still smitten
You say I'm still lookin' fine
You know I've heard those words from you so many times
But when you say I'm beautiful I know that it is true
I am beautiful when I am with you

I thought love, it was a fickle thing
But that's not the love that I have known with you
'Cause you placed your heart like a seal on mine
You are faithful, darling you are true

Because you stayed
And you wiped my tears away
And when I came up fighting you held me
And when you say you love me, I know that it is true
I know that it is true because you stayed

Red Boots

Written By: Jennifer Burkholder

Well it seems like only yesterday
you were still a child
Not afraid of anything
Half broke and a little wild
And you wore those red boots
and would sing your favorite Elvis tunes
Your laughing eyes
would make us all join in
But now your broken heart
is tearing us to pieces
Liza where does your sorrow end?

Well and I won't tell you that everything is fine
I know I can't convince you
that sun is gonna shine
No I can't hold back tomorrow and the trouble it may bring
But just wear your red boots Liza
Cause you still have songs to sing

Well It's only been a little while
Since that no good boy has left you
We were taken in
by his good looks and his charm
But there is something wrong
with a man who could walk away
from those laughing eyes
and that baby in your arms
And there's something wrong
with the way this world is turning
when it silences, it silences your song

Well and I won't tell you that everything is fine
I know I can't convince you
that sun is gonna shine
No I can't hold back tomorrow and the trouble it may bring
But just wear your red boots Liza
Cause you still have songs to sing

Well we once believed in fairy tales
And I know you did too
But there is a happy ending
And she's looking up at you
And she's the reason why you've gotta keep on living
Though there are days you can barely breathe
Cuz someday your baby girl
Is gonna wear those red boots
So come on Liza
You just gotta song

So sing little Liza
Sing loud and stron
Sing little Liza
And we will sing along (2x)

Well and I won't tell you that everything is fine
I know I can't convince you
that sun is gonna shine
No I can't hold back tomorrow and the trouble it may bring
But just wear your red boots Liza
Cause you still have songs to sing

Lucy's Song

Written By: Jennifer Burkholder

Don't you cry little one, little one
I know you think I've gone and left you all behind
But from where I stand at the Father's throne
I can pray for you day and night little one
I am praying for you day and night

When you put your little hand in mine
You stole away my heart
And even though I'm gone now
We're not so far apart
Because there is a bridge darlin'
Between your heart and mine
You see The Father holds your hand in His
and He holds mine

Don't you fear little one little one
Don't you fear the darkness of the night
Cause I can see more clearly with my new eyes now
And you're surrounded with His angels' light little one
You're surrounded with His angels' light

When you put your little hand in mine
You stole away my heart
And even though I'm gone now
We're not so far apart
Because there is a bridge darlin'
Between your heart and mine
You see The Father holds your hand in His
and He holds mine

Well I know I didn't say goodbye little one
And that was not the way that I had planned
But I know you're gonna be alright now girl
Cause I left you in the Father's hands little one
You're safe now in the Fathers hands

When you put your little hand in mine
You stole away my heart
And even though I'm gone now
We're not so far apart
Because there is a bridge darlin'
Between your heart and mine
You see The Father holds your hand in His
and He holds mine