karen marino

karen marino

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lyricist only, all genres.

Biography

I write song lyrics in all genres. I have placed twice as runner up, one honorable mention, and once as a recommended artist in the VH1 Song of the Year competition.

Lyrics

My House in Maine

Written By: Karen Marino

I could tell you were attracted
The first time I saw you
You brought back all the memories
Of other girls I knew
I thought it would be easy
To get inside your heart
But somehow you were different
We never had a start

You're looking for a memory tonight
But I'm not free
to make your life right

I told you not to quit
Said to come to my house
You didn't want to come
Cause your mind was filled with doubt
I gave you my number
I wanted you to call
But you never did anything at all

I said I would take you to my safe house in Maine

You were married to a madman then
Sometimes you just seemed scared
I wanted to help you out
So you would know I cared
But you didn't believe me
I never really knew why
Didn't take me seriously
I wish that you had tried

You're looking for a memory tonight
But I'm not free to make your life right

I told you not to quit
Said to come to my house
You didn't want to come
Cause your mind was filled with doubt
I gave you my number
I wanted you to call
But you never did anything at all

I said I would take you to my safe house in Maine

Now ten years later
You've lost all self esteem
You don't know where the time went
You've forgotten how to dream

You're looking for a memory tonight
But I'm not free to make your life right

I told you not to quit
Said to come to my house
I wish that you had come
Wish that you had gotten out
I gave you my number
I wanted you to call
But you never did anything at all

I said I would take you to my safe house in Maine
Now there's someone else living in my safe heart in Maine

Seagull Feathers

Written By: Karen Marino

We're up at six, rush out the door by seven thirty
We're running late, come on, we better hurry
No time to stop and play
We'll do it another day
We're bound to hit too much traffic along the way

Broken dreams don't have to make broken people
We'll live a life of seagull feathers and church steeples
Protrect each other from the monsters
When we turn out the lights
And in the morning play red light-green light

Sometimes you look so sad when I drop you off at school
The teacher says you don't follow all the rules
And I'm not always kind
But I'll try to remember
As hard as it is for me, it's even that much harder when you're three

Broken dreams don't have to make broken people
We'll live a life of seagull feathers and church steeples
Protect each other from the monsters
When we turn out the lights
And in the morning play red light-green light

When we come home at night I'm tired as can be
And you're so restless it always gets to me
This isn't what I had planned
But that's not really so bad
Cause you and I will always be a family

Broken dreams don't have to make broken people
We'll live a life of seagull feathers and church steeples
Protect each other from the monsters
When we turn out the lights
And in the morning play red light-green light

Repeat chorus

You Held My Hand

Written By: Karen Marino

You held my hand
When there was nobody there
As I lay in the dark
Waiting for someone to care
You made me courageous,
A coward like me
And restored my hope
Of what this life could be

You held my hand
When there was nobody there
As I stepped on the train
My destination unclear
You gave me no choice
I had to believe
It was enough
To just depend on me

For a long time I was mad at you
But even then you helped me through
I slowly learned I'd have to wait
For a love I could appreciate

You still hold my hand
Now that somebody's here
As we wake in the morning
Our sincerity clear
You've given me more
Than I have ever asked
At last I see the truth of life unmasked

God, thank you for holding my hand