A Brief Moment in Time

by Jodi Ann

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This album in is memory of the late Rick Finney. He was my co-writer, mentor and best friend.

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released March 6, 2011

All tracks are written and recorded by Jodi Ann (BMI)

All guitars, bass, drums, and keyboards played by the immanently talented Seth Burrows.

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Track Name: Beautiful Day
Beautiful Day

Looked out the window
And the sun was shining
Went outside
And the world was blinding
Spent my life
Hiding from the sun
I looked up and a
New day has begun

CHORUS
You’re not here
I don’t care that will not
Darken up my day
The clouds rolled out
Brought me down
But since they cleared
I can honestly say
It’s a beautiful day
Yeah it’s a beautiful day

Walked to the mailbox
With my head held high
Waved at the neighbors
As they drove by
I’ll pull some weeds
Maybe plant some flowers
So much to do
In this brand new hour

(Chorus)

Your umbrella may
Have stopped the rain
But it kept the sun
From shining on my face
Now I wonder why
It took so long
Now I’m standing here
Sunglasses on

(Chorus)

Written by Jodi Ann (BMI)
Track Name: Wheels
Wheels

All my bridges have been burned
and i've got nowhere to turn
so i drive the straight and narrow
out of town
I do my driving late at night
so no one can see me cry
and i listen to the rhythm
of my own wheels going 'round
they say

(chorus)
Where you gonna find
another one like him
You've been out here
flying blind and the
road will never end
It's another nowhere town
as another sun goes down
and I listen to the Wheels
Goin' 'round

I see houses full of light
showing all the warmth inside
and i wonder just where everything
went wrong
And I realize it now
but it's too late to turn around
His arms were just the place
where i really do belong
Oh
(go to chorus)

Somewhere South of Tennessee
I'm into old memories
and i wonder when the running
all will end
Should I stop and make that call
But would he answer it at all
or do I keep on moving
like a leaf caught in the wind
oh oh
Track Name: Dumb Girl
Dumb Girl
(spoken)
We don’t know why she married him
She was always such a smart girl
Her bright future grew dim
When she got caught up in his world
He would leave her full of doubt
And wanted things his way
He kept her down and shut her out
And every chances he got he’d say….

You’re such a dumb girl nobody like you
If it weren’t foe me you’d fall flat on your face
Your mama doesn’t care and your daddy don’t know you
You’re such a disgrace

CHORUS
Dumb dumb girl
Dumb dumb girl
Dumb dumb girl
You’re such a dumb girl

You’re such a dumb girl everybody wonders
Why do you let him walk on you
He isn’t what he seems with his hand me down dreams
Yeah you’re such a dumb girl
-chorus-

She’s finally had enough she’s taking her life back in her own hands
No more getting pushed around by any man

She has a lot of plans and she knows when to act
And she’s really pretty smart for such a dumb girl
-chorus-

Smashed the windows in his car
Threw his stuff out in the yard
Cleaned out the back accounts
Overcharged the credit cards
Loaded up the Cadillac
She aint coming back ……No

She aint such a dumb girl
Chorus out

Written by Jodi Ann (BMI)
Copyright 2010
Track Name: Always The Bridesmaid
Always The Bridesmaid
I have been your girlfriend now for
Ten years running
Last one to the alter
‘cept my younger cousin

Perpetual fiancé
Overqualified bridesmaid

Always the bridesmaid
So much for love

Time is something borrowed
I’m your something blue
Makes me wonder why
I’m still in love with you

If you really want me
I’ll be at my cousins wedding

Always the bridesmaid
So much for love

To have to hold
Through all the rags and gold
All primped and curled
Holding the hand of the flower girl

Always the bridesmaid
So much for love

This is getting old
I want something new
I’m tired if being just
A penny in your shoe

Thought you were my soul mate
Over glorified roommate

Always the bridesmaid
So much for love

I have been your girlfriend now for
Ten years running
Last one to the alter

Always the bridesmaid
So much for love
Track Name: A Brief Moment in Time
A Brief Moment in Time

It’s starting to rain
It don’t matter without you
Love was a game
But what else could I do
I knew all along and so did you

We used to laugh
And run through the raindrops
I held your hand
Then my whole world stopped
The anticipated bomb was dropped

CHORUS
For a brief moment in time
You walked beside me
The rain was all right
For a brief moment in time

I look back now
There’s a pain in my heart
I wonder how
We let it go that far
Now I can’t be there where you are
But

(Chorus)

It’s starting to rain
And I walk through it without you
It’s not the same
But I guess we always knew
Society looked down on me and you

(Chorus out)
Track Name: Don't Talk Down To Me
Don’t Talk Down To Me

When we dance I’d lay my
Head on your chest
And look up into your eyes
I used to see warmth and tenderness
But that dissolved with time

CHORUS
And now when we talk
You slap me with words
The venom in your voice is
Is enough to hurt
Just because I look up to you
Don’t talk down to me

It sounds like the respect is gone
Your heart has turned to stone
I hear it in the way you speak to me
In that condescending tone

(Chorus)

You know I’m not a little girl
Say it differently

I’m no walking a step behind
If you look, I’m right beside
I’ve never been the following kind
And you know I’ve got my pride

(Chorus x 2)

You know I’m not a little girl
Say it differently
Track Name: The Only Thing Missing Is You
The Only Thing Missing is You

Your friends say that you're okay
You got a little apartment in Nashville
Our old car has seen better days
And your job keeps you busy still

You still go dancing on Fridays
And you do all the things you used to
And before they walk away they turn to me and say
The only thing missing is you

CHORUS:
The sun still rises and the moon still shines
It may be a little colder alone at night
He's still the same and not much has changed
And that's the truth
The only thing missing is you

I saw your sister one night
We had a beer and talked for awhile
She said all in all he's doing alright
Smiles smaller but he still has style

He still visits momma on Mondays
And he does all the things he used to
I'm glad I saw you here and thank you for the beer
The only thing he's missing is you
-Chorus-

Nothing stings the soul like regret
I'm the one who left don't forget
I'm sorry now, I'm sorry now

I guess that I'm alright
On the patio under the moonlight
In deep thoughts sipping white wine
This is such a beautiful night

I still go to church on Sundays
So I should go to bed real soon
This is the perfect way to end the perfect day
The only thing missing is you
-Chorus-

The only thing I'm missing is you

Written by Jodi Ann (BMI)
Copyright 2010
Track Name: Living This Way
Livin’ This Way

I want an open mind
Not a closed hand
I need a loving heart
Not an angry man
Don’t want to cry all night
Don’t want to worry all day
I’m tired of livin’ this way

I want a gentle touch
I need to laugh a lot
Find a man to share
Every dream I’ve got
Somebody to give
Instead of always take
I’m tired of livin’ this way

CHORUS
All the cold winds blowin’
Across my life
All the words that cut
like he was using a knife
I’m gonna take a chance
I’m gonna make a change
I’m tired of living this way

I want to run in the sun
and not get caught in the rain
I want to have some fun
And never have to explain
Rock me to sleep and then
Kiss me awake
I’m tired of livin’ this way

Chorus x 2 and tag
Track Name: Black Tears
Black Tears

She’s the last one out of bed
She’s the first to shine
She’ll tell him ’bout her dreams
But not what’s on her mind
He should know her by now
But he doesn’t even try
Or he’d hear how she cries at night

CHORUS
Crying black tears
On the pillow where she lay
All the make-up
Her cryin’s washed away
But he doesn’t really see
And he doesn’t ever hear
So he doesn’t understand black tears
No he doesn’t understand black tears

She waits for him to sleep
Before one tear falls
If he ever knew he wouldn’t
Understand at all
Is it needing his love
Or missing his touch
All she knows is she cries too much
-chorus-

She has to be strong
That’s the way it’s gotta be
If only take the time
To watch her sleep
She hides all the pain
And smiles through her tears
And that’s how it’s been for years
-chorus-

No he doesn’t understand black tears

Jodi Ann (BMI)
Track Name: Just In Tennessee
Just In Tennessee

I hugged your neck and said I loved ya
Right before I moved to Georgia
I didn't want to let go. It's so hard to say Goodbye
Life moved on and so did we
Got caught up in other things
But this loss is killing me inside

So to me, you're just in Tennessee
Soaking up the neon lights
It's just another Nashville night
It's the only way I know to make it through
So that's how I'll think of you
You're just in Tennessee

Won't take your number off my phone
Cause that's admitting that your gone
I'm still making music with your old guitar
You always believed in me
So many happy memories
I can't believe I won't see you anymore

So to me, you're just in Tennessee
Soaking up the neon lights
It's just another Nashville night
It's the only way I know to make it through
So that's how I'll think of you
You're just in Tennessee

So to me, you're just in Tennessee
Whitfield's, Sperry's, having fun
Writing songs, club 301
Helping each other make it through
That's how I'll remember you
You're just in Tennessee

Soaking up the Nashville lights
It's just another crazy night
It's all I know to make it through
So that's how I'll have to think of you
You're just in Tennessee

Jodi Ann (BMI)