Susan Friend

Susan Friend

 New York City, New York, USA
SoloPopCountry

Susan Friend is an intensely dedicated songwriter who's prolific and eclectic catalog often has her described as 'Diane Warren meets Irving Berlin meets Nashville'. Her songs have been solicited by artists and music supervisors all over the world, and she recently won a Hollywood contest judged by Mick Fleetwood and Marla Maples. She thanks you for stopping by!

Biography

Susan Friend is a rising songwriter and artist whose passion, talent and eclectically vast catalog often has her described as ‘Diane Warren meets Irving Berlin meets Nashville’ and whose voice has been praised for its equally inspired diversity. An award-winning writer and musician since childhood, she is intensely dedicated to her craft and has written and performed a long roster of songs ranging from Pop, Rock and Country, to R&B, Soul and Broadway/Cabaret.

The Songwriter

A member of ASCAP, NSAI, The Songwriters Hall of Fame and The Film Music Network, Susan earned a coveted spot in The Songwriters Hall of Fame Master Class and has been noted by both fans and professionals as a writer who is ‘going places’. She is currently pitching to several major artists, and her tunes have been solicited around the world by a range of new talent including a European boy band, an Asian Pop artist, and a Nashville Star contestant.

Most recently, Susan has caught the attention of a Grammy award-winning producer, Warner Chappell and Cherry Lane publishing execs, and MTV and ‘All My Children’ music supervisors -- and she's had two VERY cherished accolades to celebrate: Her song God Help The Next One made the Top Five of the 2009 Song of The Year international songwriting competition, and her oft-requested Hot Rain made the Top Ten out of 350 entries in the 2010 We The Children national songwriting contest -- flying Susan out to Hollywood's House of Blues where she opened for Mick Fleetwood and competed before a celebrity judging panel that included Mick, Marla Maples and several renowned international recording artists. The song brought the house down and won 2nd Place at this amazing Pre-Grammy gala that also helped raise funds for Haiti.

The Artist

While the breadth of Susan’s catalog poises her to pitch to a variety of recording artists, her own artistry has become increasingly evident. From NYC's Triad Theater, Don’t Tell Mama and CBGB to Hollywood's House of Blues, her ability to tailor her voice and piano-playing to the emotion of the story at hand has often brought audiences to tears – and to their feet. This chameleon-like delivery combined with her exceptional ear for harmony has also made her a natural in the studio where she arranges, co-produces, and often sings on her own tracks – some of which she plans on releasing someday on her own independent albums.

Lyrics

Hot Rain

Written By: Susan Friend

Our love was pink roses and English prose
but you threw it away
Left me standin' here wonderin' why my sky just went gray
Now there's a chill inside
tryin' to bring me to a deep, deep freeze
But I'll keep warm until the mornin' comes
'cause these tears I cry are little drops of sun

Hot Rain falls down on me
and I'm changed by a sweet release
I'm not afraid of the dark 'cause I know my heart will be saved
by the Hot Rain

I was never much on words, baby
but my body sure can speak
It whispered truth to you, now now
but all you gave was lies - how could you do that to me?
I was blinded by that shining armor you wore
But I am the lucky one 'cause you ain't real
You ain't nothin' but a tin man, but baby - baby I can feel

Hot Rain falls down on me
and I'm changed by a sweet release
I'm not afraid of the dark 'cause I know my heart will be saved
by the Hot Rain . . .

. . . is beautiful, and I am not ashamed
So let it dance down my cheek and burn right through
and I'll be over you

Hot Rain - let it fall down on me
And I'm changed - yea, watch me be set free
I'm not afraid of the dark 'cause I know my heart will be saved
I'm gonna love again, 'cause baby I got faith

And if it hurts again, all I gotta do is bathe
In the Hot Rain

Hot Rain

Gonna Get You Out

Written By: Susan Friend

You keep your door closed, afraid the heat'll escape
But still a cold wind blows while you're busy
keepin' everyone away
Now you got a cyclone spinnin' you into a stranger
You're in danger
And I . . .

I'm gonna get you out, gonna set you free
Gonna take these walls that surround you
and toss 'em to the sea
Gonna watch 'em fade with all your fear and doubt
Just let me in, let me in - and I'm gonna get you out

You say you don't wanna be saved
There's nothin' that you need
But you're in a bad place
Hearin' thoughts even you can't believe
I don't know who hurt you, maybe you hurt yourself
All I know is, I'm here to help - I'm here to help

I'm gonna get you out, gonna set you free
Gonna make those demons who haunt you
Crash to their knees
Gonna chase 'em away, 'til you don't hear a sound
Just let me in, let me in - and I'm gonna get you out

And I know it's not my job, but if I do it right
You're gonna sleep good tonight

Gonna get you out, set you free
Gonna rock your world, rock your world
'til you're up on your feet
We're gonna climb to the stars
Get you back to who you really are
Just let me in, let me in - and I'm gonna get you out

Just let me in, let me in - and I'm gonna get you out

God Help The Next One

Written By: Susan Friend

Spinnin' through the ashes of one too many crashes
Been burned beyond recognition
Was sweet, now I'm tough, my faith is just dust
Floatin' 'round the edges of my ignition
Once again, love didn't treat me right
and whoever comes along now is in for a fight

God help the next one
He's gonna have to be a superhero
God help the next one
Gonna have to pay for all those tears, oh
God help the next one
I just might make him bleed
But God help the next one find his way to me

Yea, I'm bent but not broken, cold but not frozen
There's still a heart in here
I'm dyin' to use it, but who can get through
Who's gonna make this kryptonite disappear?
If you're out there, come my way
But boy, you better be brave

God help the next one
He's gonna have to be a superhero
God help the next one
Gonna have to pay for all those tears, oh
God help the next one
Might bring him to his knees
But God help the next one find his way to me

And if you love me right, you just might survive
Don't need to save me or serve me
Just deserve me

God help the next one
Come on, bring on my superhero
God help the next one
I ain't cryin' no more tears, no
God help the next one
'Cause I can still believe
So God help the next one find his way to me

Comin' To Life (DigiTour Theme)

Written By: Susan Friend

Comin' To Life
(DigiTour Theme)

by Susan Friend

Little screens full of big dreams, for all the world to see
Music played, a connection was made
One that was meant to be
Meant to be shared in 3D!
So now we're . . .

Comin' to life, right before your eyes
to say thanks for believin'
We're playin' our songs, you're singin' along
You're in our hearts and you're never leavin'
You turned us on, you turned us up
and now DigiTour is spreadin' the love
Yea, we're comin' to life
and we're comin' to you

We're makin' our way 'cross the USA, buildin' a community
We're gonna party down in every town
Be loud and wild and free
So come on and get ready!
'Cause we're . . .

Comin' to life, right before your eyes
to say thanks for believin'
We're playin' our songs, you're singin' along
You're in our hearts and you're never leavin'
You turned us on, you turned us up
and now DigiTour is spreadin' the love
Yea, we're comin' to life
and we're comin' to you

Yea, you made this possible
Now this party is unstoppable
(DigiTour, DigiTour, DigiTour!)
And we're . . .

Comin' to life, right before your eyes
to say thanks, thanks for believin'
We're playin' our songs, yea you're singin' along
You're in our hearts and you're never, ever leavin'
You turned us on, you turned us up
and now DigiTour is spreadin' the love
Yea, we're comin' to life
and we're comin' to you

You turned us on, you turned us up
and now DigiTour is spreadin' the beautiful love!
We're comin' to life
and we're comin' to you
Yea, we're comin' to life
and we're comin' to you

Will My Dog Still Know Me?

Written By: Susan Friend

Faithful soldier, fightin' for peace in the world
ends his five-year duty, boards a bus for Tennessee
Slides his bag off his shoulder, starts talkin' to a little girl
who's askin' him about his family

She said, 'You must'a missed 'em a lot
and now you've got to start all over again'
He said, 'I missed 'em like crazy, but the years don't faze me
My wife and kids, I ain't worried 'bout them, 'cause . ..

It don't matter how much time passes
Or how fast the earth spins on its axis
My family will be as close as close can be
Only one thing worries me:
Will my dog still know me when I get back home?

The little girl let out a laugh
Said, 'Never thought about that'
He said, 'Funny, neither did I'
'Cause he was just kiddin', but now he's sittin'
with his head in his hands
Then he stands up to the whole bus
Says, 'Does anyone know if this is gonna end bad?'
'Cause . . .

It don't matter how much time passes
Or how fast the earth spins on its axis
My family will be as close as close can be
Only one thing really worries me:
Will my dog still know me when I get back home?

And the questions went 'round and 'round
'til they got to his town and they all knew what to do
And that driver, he did too

So they pulled right up to his house
Wife and kids ran to his side, and everyone cried
And when that dog burst right through the screen door
they cried and cried some more
Singin' . . .

It don't matter how much time passes
Or how fast the earth spins on its axis
Our families can be as close as close can be
And the same goes for our little buddies
They'll always know ya when you get back home

It don't matter how much time passes
Or how fast the earth spins on its axis
Families can be as close as close can be
Yea, families -- they're as close as close can be
And they'll always know ya when you get back home

[repeat & fade]

Crawl

Written By: Susan Friend

You're livin' on the edge and I just don't get it
I don't understand what you do
You're actin' invincible, you don't get the principle
You dig a whole you're gonna slip through
But you think you can fly
So go ahead and try

But I won't be here to catch you this time
I'm not perfect like you, my arms'll get tired
from waitin' for you to fall
So I'm headin' out and I won't look back
'cause when you hit the ground you'll have a heart attack
and I can't bear to see you crawl

You're laughin' as I go but you just don't know
how much you're gonna miss me when I'm gone
You'll keep self-destructin' 'til you start wonderin'
Was I the one helpin' you hang on?
Yea, I was your superhero, your superglue
Now what'cha gonna do?

'Cause I won't be here to catch you this time
I'm not perfect like you, my arms'll get tired
from waitin' for you to fall
So I'm headin' out and I won't look back
'cause when you drown it's gonna all go back
and I can't bear to see you crawl

And oh, what a pity
When you're whole you're so damn pretty
But now you'll fall apart

'Cause I won't be here to catch you this time
I'm not perfect like you, my arms'll get tired
from waitin' oh waitin' for you to fall
So I'm headin' out and I won't look back
'cause when the **** comes down you're gonna want me back
and I can't bear to see you crawl

And oh, what a pity . . .

Take Me To Church

Written By: Susan Friend

I know it's hard to reach me
when I'm stuck in my sometimes polluted, convoluted mind
And heaven forbid you try to teach me
when the noise of life spins me in circles half the time

Oh no, I ain't an easy one, some boys would run
pack up their guns and their hearts
But not you, you pull me through with your guitar

So let it play, let it play
And I shall lay, I shall lay
upon your altar, where the world gets softer
the louder that six-string cries
So take me to church, take me to church
'til sweet music pours from my eyes

Woah, it's a damn miracle baby
that I met your beautiful, dutiful soul
'cause you calm, you calm the crazy
You help me find God 'stead of losin' control

Yea, I'm a lucky one, some girls would run
right outta faith without your touch
And when you take it to the bedroom, baby
our song, woah our song is just too much

So let it play, let it play
And I shall lay, I shall lay
upon your altar, where I get softer
the louder our mad love cries
So take me to church, take me to church
'till sweet music pours from my eyes

You're my angel, my priest
You see what's inside of me
And you say it's ok to . . .

Let it play, let it play
and I will pray, I will pray
to always be near your altar
the one place I can falter
and where, lord, it feels good, so good to cry
So take me to church, take me to church
'til sweet music pours from my eyes

Oh, you take me to church, take me to church
take me to church, take me to church
Let sweet music pour from my eyes

Grasshopper

Written By: Susan Friend

You landed in my life from outta the blue
So happy, like I made your dreams come true
But I shoulda got the lowdown from everyone in town
Then I woulda known you’d never stick around
‘cause you’re always . . .

Jump, jump, jumpin’ from one girl to the next
Hope, hope, hopin’ the next’ll be best
You always think the grass is greener on the other side
You make a big, big entrance then disappear
And we’re supposed to be glad we had you here
You think you’re a big showstopper?
You’re just a grasshopper

I planted this garden oh so perfectly
Just waitin’, so patient, for someone to plant a seed
Then you come along and you wanna go down on everyone in town
You better slow down, you’re gonna wear yourself out
‘Cause you’re always . . .
Jump, jump, jumpin’ from one girl to the next
Hope, hope, hopin’ the next’ll be best
You always think the grass is greener on the other side
You make a big, big entrance then disappear
And we’re supposed to be glad we had you here
You think you’re a big showstopper?
You’re just a grasshopper

So go on your way, I’ll set you free
So someone can step on you, the way you stepped all over me
But I’ll survive, ‘cause at least I can come back to life
You’re always . . .

Jump, jump, jumpin’ from one girl to the next
Hope, hope, hopin’ the next’ll be best
You always think the grass is greener on the other side
You make a big, big entrance then disappear
And we’re supposed to be glad we had you here
You think you’re a big showstopper?
You’re just a grasshopper

You’re always . . .

Jump, jump, jumpin’ from one girl to the next
Hope, hope, hopin’ the next’ll be best
You always think the grass is greener on the other side
You make a big, big entrance then disappear
And I don’t give a damn that you were here
You think you’re a big showstopper?
You just a grasshopper

Outshining You

Written By: Susan Friend

Like the moon glowin' though the sun does all the work
you take credit for the light in my soul
Always tellin' the world what you're worth
You're the diamond, I'm just the coal
But there's a crack in your zirconia glass
I'm pushin' through and you're fadin' fast
'cause I'm . . .

Out doin' things for myself now, everyone's lookin' at me
Out feelin' what it's like to shed this anonymity
Out bein' somebody new
Outshinin' you

If love's a drug, then love's to blame
but I was the one who took it in
But I've had enough of this love's restraint
It's time for my sentence to end
I let you take control, take me down
But I'm risin' up and turnin' it around
I'm . . .

Out doin' things for myself now, everyone's lookin' at me
Out feein' what it's like to be strong and free
Out findin' a whole new truth
Outshin' you

And now that I'm really here
you've disappeared
I'm . . .

Out doin' things for myself now, everyone's lookin' at me
Out feelin' what it's like to have clarity
Out bein' somebody new
Out findin' a whole new truth
Yea, while you're out gettin' a clue
I'm outshinin' you

Outshin' you

Fling Thing

Written By: Susan Friend

I'm a Georgia peach, not ready to rot
Don't wanna ride with no guy into Camelot
'Cause I'm too damn young and too damn fun to grow up today
So when they say, 'Hey baby, won't you maybe, maybe marry me'
here's what I say:

It's a fling thing, don't mean anything
Just a roll in the 'hey, what the heck' thing
Don't want no clipped wings, a prince or king
No strings, no bling, just a fling thing

It's gonna take a real man and some real time
to get me to settle down
But in the meantime I sure like them boy scouts
We can play some games, dance in the rain
with beer and fried chicken
But when they get too close gotta fly to the coast
Can't be tyin' knots on me

It's a fling thing, don't mean anything
Just a roll in the 'hey, what the heck' thing
Don't want no clipped wings, a prince or king
No strings, no bling, just a fling thing

And nothin' against you married ladies
makin' all those beautiful babies
But right now the only thing I wanna make for me is
a little history, so . . .

It's a fling thing, don't mean anything
Just a roll in the 'hey, what the heck' thing
Don't want no clipped wings, a prince or king
No strings, no bling, just a fling thing
Sing it:

It's a fling thing, don't mean anything
Just a roll in the 'hey what the ____' thing
Don't want no clipped wings, a prince or king
No strings, no bling, just a fling thing

[repeat & riff]

Twisted

Written By: Susan Friend

Knots in my stomach, knots in my heart
Veins chokin' one at a time
I'm all tied up, but I'm fallin' apart
Thought I was over you, but now I'm losin' my mind
I'm restricted, conflicted, and . . .

Twisted inside and I cannot hide
what it's done to me, what it's done to me
But I'm feelin' alright 'cause I know tonight
I'm gonna get to you, gonna get to you
If it's the last thing I do
I'm gonna get you twisted to

You put your poison in me then left the scene of the crime
but now crime's headin' your way
And when I'm through, be nothin' left of you
but regret for yesterday
Your heart will be a chalk outline on the ground
I'll turn your perfect little world upside down
'cause I'm . . .

Twisted inside and I cannot hide
what it's done to me, what it's done to me
But I'm feelin' alright 'cause I know tonight
I'm gonna get to you, gonna get to you
If it's the last thing I do
I'm gonna get you twisted to

So come here, these cherry lips are gonna turn yours blue
Come here, one kiss and I'll pass this disease back to you
pass this disease back to you
'cause I'm . . .

Twisted inside and I cannot hide
what it's done to me, what you've done to me
But I'm feelin' alright 'cause I know tonight
I'm gonna get to you, gonna get to you
If it's the last thing I do
I'm gonna get you twisted to

If it's the last thing I do
I'm gonna get you twisted too

She Carries On

Written By: Susan Friend

Livin' a life of extremes, either too dirty or too clean
She's never known any other way
And all the people around her, they just stare as she goes
As if she's there to entertain
They watch in amazement every day
'cause

She flies like an angel then sinks like a stone
But somewhere in the middle she carries on
She carries on

She loves how it feels always to be spinnin' her wheels
Standin' still ain't in her blood
She rides the rollercoaster and she never takes it slow
She hit the ground then touches the sun
Then it's right back down
Her work is never, never done
'cause . . .

She flies like an angel then she sinks like a stone
But somewhere in the middle she carries on
Oh, she carries on

And the people try to help her, they say 'here's the way it should be'
But they really wanna be her 'cause she's so, so, so free
free to cry, and free to fly

She flies like an angel then she sinks like a stone
But somewhere in the middle she carries on
Oh, she carries on

So don't you try to help her, you just let her be
She don't need to get better
She just needs to be free
So let her cry, then watch her fly

She flies like an angel then she sinks like a stone
But somewhere in the middle she carries on
She's baptized by the beautiful
then takes the weight of the world as her own
But somewhere in the middle she carries

[repeat & fade]

Like You're Still Here

Written By: Susan Friend

I got a bed the size of a cadillac but I sleep on one side
Got a chair as comfy as a cloud but I don't sit inside
Got so many things around me that I can't go near
I'm livin' my life like you're still here

There's a six-pack in the fridge but I don't drink a drop
I don't watch tv, but it's always on, oh lord I just can't stop
all these little things I do, the things that make me fear
I'll keep livin' my life like you're still here
Like you're still here

And it ain't right, but it ain't wrong
It's somehwere inbetween and that's where I belong
And I'll try to change my ways one of these days
But for now I don't see how I can keep from leavin' the . . .

. . . shower on full blast for at least an hour after I'm done
Sometimes I leave it on all day, oh yea I just let it run
Like these tears on my face it keeps me company
While I'm livin' my life like you're still here, still here with me
How long will I live my life like you're still here
still here with me?

Tell Me No

Written By: Susan Friend

There's somethin' I'm supposed to do
A dream I gotta make come true
and it's pulsin' through my veins like a train on Red Bull
And it's so big that sometimes I get stuck in it
and all the encouragement in the world can't move my gears
That's when one little word is music to my ears:

Tell me no, tell me uh-uh
Tell me no way, Jose, give up
Tell me I ain't gonna make it, I can't tap the well
Tell me absolutely not, tell me I ain't got
a chance on God's green earth or in cold hell
You wanna see how far I can go?
Tell me no

I know it won't be easy, got a tough road ahead of me
Goin' after the impossible, yay
And it feels great to hear, 'You can do it - break a leg!'
But the ones who push me down are a blessin' in disguise
They put the steam in my soul and the fire in my eyes
So . . .

Tell me no, tell me uh-uh
Tell me no way, Jose, give up
Tell me I ain't gonna make it, I can't tap the well
Tell me absolutely not, tell me I ain't got
a chance on God's green earth or in cold hell
You wanna see how far I can go?
Tell me no

So all you naysayers and dreamslayers, bring it on
You're only makin' me strong -- strong, strong
So . . .

Tell me no, tell me uh-uh
Tell me no way, Jose, give up
Tell me I ain't gonna make it, and I will burst that well
Tell me absolutely not, 'cause I know that I got
every chance on God's green earth and I don't need nobody's help
You wanna see how far I can go?
You're gonna hear, 'Ha ha, I told you so'
Tell me no

Hurricane Me

Written By: Susan Friend

You tried to steal my thunder but couldn't carry the noise
Now I'm miles high and ya got no choice but to look up to me
And when you do you'll be quiverin' 'cause you know that I'll be deliverin'
your destiny, you're gonna get the best of me

And not in a good way
So, you better pray

I'm gonna huff and puff and blow your house down
Rock your world with an awful sound
One Mississippi, two Mississippi, three
Here I come, Hurricane Me
You'll get wet with regret as I pour on you
I'm a wind-whippin', mind-trippin' hullabaloo
You've survived other storms, whatever their names may be
But better watch out for Hurricane Me

You still alive? Well, not for long
No way you'll live to the end of this song
Make your last wish
And when you do I'll be listenin'
'cause I know you're gonna wish you were a better friend
Shame shame, tsk, tsk

Yea, you think you can stop my dreams?
Think again, and hear me scream

I'm gonna huff and puff and blow your house down
Rock your world with an awful sound
One Mississippi, two Mississippi, three
Here I come, Hurricane Me
You'll get wet with regret as I pour on you
I'm a mean-feelin', pain-dealin' bolt o' blue
Hide under the covers 'cause you're about to see
Ain't nothin' stronger than Hurricane Me

And I'm beautiful, gonna make this world a better place
And I will start by erasin' you

Gonna huff and puff, blow your house down
Rock this world with my beautiful sound
One Mississip . . . aw, gee
Here I am, Hurricane Me
Yea, you're so wet with regret, poor, poor you
Guess I'm too damn good at what I do
You've seen some muthas but no one ever did see
a more magnificent mutha than Hurricane Me, yea

Yea, yea-yea-yea
Ooh yea yea-yea-yea
Hurricane Me

There Ain't No Rules

Written By: Susan Friend

So you're lookin' for advice on how to live your life
Well, thanks for come comin' to me
But don't expect some textbook philosophy
'Cause I've lived that way, by the quote of the day
most tellin' me what not to do
But I have found, no matter how profound
sometimes they just ain't true

'Cause you can sweat the small stuff
if the small stuff feels big
Make a mountain' out of a molehill
if that's what it takes to climb it
And cry over spilt milk if it helps you clean it up
It's your cup, do what you gotta do
There ain't no rules

You can put all your eggs in one basket
if it's the only one you got
Put too many irons in the fire if that fire's ragin' hot
And count those chickens 'fore they hatch
if it helps you believe
It's your dream, do what you gotta do
There ain't no rules

And if life gets harder and dreams seem farther than you'd ever expect
and you find yourself doin' somethin' you might regret
Well, you can . . .

. . . bite the hand that feeds you, if it stops you from feedin' yourself
Just put down the bad and pick up somethin' else
It's all within you, you got the power to choose
Man, it's your life, do what you gotta do
There ain't no rules

Play to win or play to lose
But no one can tell you that it's black or white, wrong or write, every time
'cause there ain't no rules

I hope you like what I've said, but if you don't, go ahead . . . shoot the messenger

This Train of Thought

Written By: Susan Friend

I've had a one track mind for the longest time
Chuggin' and a-tuggin' at memories
Could never let go -- no, no, no
Always hung up on what used to be
No, it hasn't been an easy trip, 'stallin' day after day
But now my engine's revived, I feel alive
I'm hearin' 'all aboard' and oh, my lord

This train of thought is pullin' outta the station
and it's leavin' somethin' behind
This train of thought is on vacation from games of the heart and mind
It's on a brand new track of life and it's screamin' wooh-hooh
'Cause this train, this train of thought is leavin' you

You've had the upper hand long as one man can
so baby don't be surprised
Next time you see me I'll be ridin' easy
right past your big brown eyes
Yea, you reveled in my heartbreak, didn't want me to move on
Yea, you had me hooked, but now take a look
No more bein' blue or missin' you
'cause . . .

This train of thought is pullin' outta the station
and it's leavin' somethin' behind
This train of thought is on vacation from games of the heart and mind
It's on a brand new track of life and it's screamin' wooh-hooh
'Cause this train, this train of thought, is leavin' you

And I don't know how it happened
Maybe the steam built up too long
But I'm so glad it's happened
As of today, as of this song . . .

This train of thought is pullin' outta the station
and it's leavin' somethin' behind
This train of thought is on vacation from games of the heart and mind
It's on a brand new track of life and it's screamin' wooh-hooh
'Cause this train, this train of thought, is leavin' you

This train, this train of thought, is leavin' you
This train, this train of thought, is leavin' you

Bye bye!

This Far

Written By: Susan Friend

Lookin' around, I can see you're proud
of the things I've done under this precious sun
You watched me grow, and you've shown what life is all about
You've been with me from the start
You helped me get this far

But this far isn't far enough, I gotta go where I can touch the heaven
that's been callin' out to me
But my heart holds so much love
for the place where I come from
So don't worry 'bout me
When I find my star I won't forget how I got this far

Hits and misses, hugs and kisses
A million miles of dreams and wishes
They'll keep me strong as I move on
And you'll only be a thought away
I'll just be thinkin' of you from a different place
I don't know where it'll be, but that's exactly what I need
'cause . . .

This far isn't far enough, I gotta go where I can touch the heaven
that's been callin' out to me
But my heart holds so much love for the place where I come from
So don't worry 'bout me
When I find my star I won't forget how I got this far

And leavin' won't be easy, but wasn't it you who told me:
Don't follow your dream, lead it -- don't want the best, need it
And I need it

This far isn't far enough, I gotta go where I can touch
the heaven that's been callin' out to me
But my heart holds so much love, I got faith in what I'm made of
So don't worry 'bout me
When I find my star I won't forget how I got this far

When I find my star I won't forget how I got this far

What This Heart Can Hold

Written By: Susan Friend

I know what you see when you look at me
Just a child of simplicity
Too young to really care, be really scared
about this life

But you don't know what lives in me
Complexities, possibilities
So don't be fooled by my years
There's a canyon runs so deep in here

A thousand suns, a million songs sung
or the saddest story ever told
Any heartache, every mistake
or the greatest glory the world has known
Every dream from black to gold
That's what this heart can hold

I know what you feel when you think of how
the real world might change me somehow
Will I get jaded or faded?
Will my sensitivity wane, like the rain?
Or will it be too much? Will I not be strong enough?
Will I break down and weep when I see angels or thieves
Oh, but don't you be fooled by my tears
There will still be room in here for

A thousand suns, a million songs sung
or the saddest story ever told
Any heartache, every mistake
or the greatest glory the world has known
Every day as I grow old
That'll still be what this heart can hold

So pour it, pour it on in
I am just beginning

A thousand suns, a million songs sun
or the saddest story ever told
Any heartache, every mistake
or the greatest glory, glory, the world has known

Every dream from black to gold
Every day as I grow old
Nothin' that can be bought or sold
Oh, that's what this heart can hold

That's what this heart can hold