Rachel Leavy

Rachel Leavy

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Stand Up For You Now

Written By: Rachel Leavy

Stand Up For You Now (a cappella)

Over the years, through all of my tears, I’ve only begun
To understand the sense of betrayal that you must’ve known
The ones you trusted, the ones you loved took all you had
And I was afraid, just like a child, left you on your own

I used to be weak
But I can do better now
I want you to know
I’ll prove it to you now

I’ll stand up for you now
I’m not moved by flattery
I’m not fooled by what I see
By what I see

Over the years, through all my regret
I finally see what I actions meant
Why you forgave me – I don’t know
Why you still care for me – I don’t know
Why you refuse to believe the lies that surrounded me
I don’t know

I used to be blind
But I can see clearly now
I want you to know
I’ll prove it to you now

I’ll stand up for you now
I’m not moved by flattery
I’m not fooled by what I see
By what I see

Ba-da-da-da …


I’ll stand up for you now
I’m not moved by flattery
I’m not fooled by what I see
By what I see

Artist Against Artist

Written By: Rachel Leavy

Artist Against Artist

My dear, don’t put me in a category
Don’t assume and say that I’m just … you
Or cut me short for the way I feel

Don’t take away my freedom
Don’t take away my love
My beauty, life’s purpose
Don’t take away my –

Oh, maybe you’re right
Maybe we’re painfully creative
But don’t hold me so tight
I’d sing songs even if I never knew you
I don’t need your help to say,

“I cannot wait
I wanna taste your kiss
Stick to my skin
Slide across, burn all you …”

Burn all you touch
Your lips could tear me into pieces
I’ve waited so long,
So long I don’t know what I’m waiting for
Don’t know why I’m waiting

Artist against artist
Your victory – my hell
Your open space – my suffocation

Don’t take away my freedom
Don’t take away my love
My beauty, love’s purpose
Don’t take away my –

Oh, maybe you’re right
Maybe we’re painfully creative
But don’t hold me so tight
I’d sing songs even if I never knew you
I don’t need your help to say …

Even if I never knew you
I don’t need your help today
Even if I never loved you
I won’t need your help today - so go away
Even if I never loved you
I don’t need your voice in my head
So go away, go, go, go away
Go away

All Around My Wrist

Written By: Rachel Leavy

All Around My Wrist

I am sitting on the street
What do I see?
I’m sitting on the street
It’s you I see

I don’t even know you
What do I owe you? (2X)
I only just met you
How’d I upset you?
I only just met you
How’d I upset you now?

You’re all around my wrist
All around my wrist
Solidify, insist
All around my wrist

The cops are gonna kill you
Am I really hearing this?
For your marijuana medicine
Yes, I’m really hearing this

When will you get it
I don’t wanna hear about it
Why don’t you get it
No one wants to hear about –
You’ll never make a friend
If you never understand
You’ll never make a friend
If you always condescend to them

You’re all around my wrist
Crying out my name
Like a child needs to be tamed
Like an animal needs to be chained
All around my wrist

(Oohs)

You need to leave me alone
I don’t care if I never see your face again
You need to put down the phone
I won’t answer - I hope I never hear your voice again

Hypothetic Rediculae

Written By: Rachel Leavy

Hypothetic Rediculae (Ridiculous Hypothesis)

You’re certain to be inspiration of good art to come.
That casual smile and improvised hum
will ornament inmost emotions straight onto my core.
I’ll search myself high-and-low, wholly for
every last stomach knot exhaustively.

I’ll spread them before me entirely,
as if they were parts of a scrutiny,
interpret my evidence logically,
formulate certain hypotheses …

You’re certain to be a new song,
as soon as I’m alone.
That casual tone in your voice
on the phone
will bring me to ecstasy
with a shiver to the bone.
I’ll search myself high-and-low, wholly for
every spark in my eye, every burn in my chest,
and anything more …

I’ll spread them before me entirely,
as if they were parts of a scrutiny,
interpret my evidence logically,
formulate certain hypotheses …

Could there be a case, in her chemical life
when a scientific girl cannot repeat a trial?
This may be a case in the molecular strife –
The Scientific Method cannot be applied.

Dispose of my evidence properly,
Forget all my ridiculous hypotheses.
My theory is a significant part of me.
I’ll hide it somewhere safe, where no one can see –
Get bored with these sagacious experiments,
So I’ll take my theory and orchestrate poetry.
Using this poetry, whip up a melody.
I’ll sing to you sweetly
and make a note as you smile for me:

“I’ll make a habit and do this more frequently.”

My Love For You

Written By: Rachel Leavy

My Love For You

Now it’s all clear to me
Now I see the colors you see
So I painted my life
Everything changes with you by my side

Seasons change leaves
Stars fill the sky
The air is sweet
And I feel alive
With you

Ah, Ah
No one’s gonna change my mind about
You, Ah
I will never loose my love for you

Life is meant to be lived to the fullest
So hold on to your faith, to your love
I will never fade into gray
I will always hold you in sunshine and rain

Trees lose their leaves
Clouds form above
The years go by
And I’m still in love with you

Ah, Ah
Nothing’s gonna change my mind about
You, Ah
I will never lose my love for you

(Piano interlude)

Ah, Ah
Nothing’s gonna change my mind about
You, Ah
I will never lose my love for you

Now it’s all clear to me
Now I see the colors you see
So I painted my life
Everything changes with you by my side

Blue and Green Music

Written By: Rachel Leavy

Blue and Green Music

You are who I want
You are who I choose
And now I’m so vulnerable to you

If I destroy myself for wanting you
I’ll come back to want you again

Now that I’ve caught your eye (I) may rightfully declare myself insane
Now that I’ve bled for you may rightfully declare yourself a saint

You are, when I sleep,
You are who I see,
So much more beautiful than me

There was a time when you seemed real - (reel) me in and never let me go
If I were to hold you against your - will - I still lose you anyway?
If I were to kiss you against your – will – you ever kiss my tears away
Hey, hey

(Piano interlude)

Have I really done this – tried to leave you with no choice? (2X)

You are, in this dream,
You are just a memory
Of what can never be.
We are just a story,
Just a melody
I sing before I sleep.

November

Written By: Rachel Leavy

November

That we would be warned when beauty is a fever,
Is contagious and will hurt another -
That what I did for you, when I fought for you,
Was meant to be a favor -
That after all the shouting died,
I would remember how you gazed into my eyes -
That you would take me to a place far away from here
And leave me there -

I’m here for you now.
Would you believe me if I say
I could love you anyway?
I’m here for you now,
Arms wide open,
My heart still broken

That I stood up for you against your enemies,
That I gave you the right to carry me,
And then I became nothing inside the only thing that I’ve ever created …
If it was in my hands, why am I crying today?
If it was our choice, why are we walking away?
Why did I place myself inside the only thing that I ever gave away?

I’m here for you now.
Would you believe me if I say
I could love you anyway?
I’m here for you now,
Arms wide open,
My heart still broken

(Piano interlude)

I don’t know about you
but I find it so hard to be satisfied
with the love I receive from the ones around me
My heart is a hole, my heart is so empty

Elaborate Costume

Written By: Rachel Leavy

Elaborate Costume

Your life is a continual cycle
where victim after victim
offers you a part in their play,
only to find you mid-second act
without that gorgeous costume –

Tell me, was that dress yours?
Or did you snatch it,
oh so quietly from the dungeon,
after you realized: your true self is without virtue?

I’ve stripped you bare of your elaborate costume
Hey, you’re no longer beautiful, Beautiful
I’ve stripped you bare of your elaborate costume
Hey, you’re no longer beautiful

I believe that dress belongs to someone else
I would demand you return it
and never trick a loving heart again
I would demand it,
but I know you’d simply
walk to the theatre across town
only to snatch a new dress
with a new, young fascination in mind

I’ve stripped you bare of your elaborate costume
Hey, you’re no longer beautiful, Beautiful
I’ve stripped you bare of your elaborate costume
Hey, you’re no longer beautiful

You can call me obsessed
You can call me a pain
Your words just cover what you are
With every song that I sing,
(with) every tear that it brings,
I’m just healing another scar

Did you know I saw you yesterday,
facing a wall, holding a pen?
You wrote, “DO NOT WRITE ON THIS WALL”

I only hope you don’t steal my dress one day,
only to flatter in vain, and ruin the play,
of another of those dearest to me
I’ve stripped you bare of your elaborate costume
Hey, you’re no longer beautiful, Beautiful
I’ve stripped you bare of your elaborate costume
Hey, you’re no longer beautiful, Beautiful, beautiful

Not Your Girl

Written By: Rachel Leavy

Not Your Girl

I’d like to think
that if someone needed me,
I would look into their eyes;
I would cry when someone cries
And I’d like to think
I have so much love to give
If you ever need a friend
I’ll be here till the end

Pardon me for my inability to speak to you
Forgive me for my capacity to love you

But when you find her
Your beautiful lover
On the other side of the world
I’ll know I’m not your girl
Don’t filter through her
Like you filtered through me
She’s not pure gold
There’s no pure gold

I’d like to say
We’re still friends and it’s okay
But I can’t break down the wall
If you won’t sympathize at all

Pardon me for my inability to speak to you
Forgive me for my capacity to love you

But when you find her
Your beautiful lover
On the other side of the world
I’ll know I’m not your girl
Don’t filter through her
Like you filtered through me
She’s not pure gold
There’s no pure gold

Now I can see
it’s gonna be
played out this way.
Here comes the day.
I won’t run around
I won’t scream and shout
Wrong or right,
it ends tonight.
Wrong or right,
here comes the night.
It ends tonight.

When you find her
Your perfect lover
On the other side of the world
I’ll know I’m not your girl
Don’t filter through her
Like you filtered through me
She’s not pure gold
There’s no pure gold

Love Run Free

Written By: Rachel Leavy

Love Run Free

How can you not ache
just like I,
when you know you loved
just like I

This heartless disease
has no part of me,
so I’d love to drain your blood
and pour it into me.

I cry and I sleep and I eat and I don’t eat.
I work and I sing and I …
think of how you loved me.
It turns me around, around,
around, around, it turns me –
I lost what I found, I found,
I found, I found, it turns me.

It isn’t fair, what you’ve done
You’ve broken all the boundaries
And you won, you won, you won,
You found me

I cry and I sleep and I eat and I don’t eat.
I work and I sing and I …
think of how you left me.
It turns me around, around,
around, around, it turns me –
I lost what I found, I found,
I found, I found, it turns me.

How can you not break
Just like I,
when you know you loved,
And you crawled on hands and knees?

Let your love run free
As if you’ve never been used before
Let your love run free
As if you’ve never been scarred before
Let you love run free
Let it, let it run free
Let it come home to me
Let your love run free