All song lyrics from Melody Angel's debut album:

In The Fire

Outside Our Radius - written by Melody Angel

There are pyramids and waterfalls

There are ballets and orchestras

Outside my radius, outside our radius

There are 9 to 5's with benefits

There are positive images

Outside my radius, outside our radius

There's something more, outside our door

Outside my radius, Outside my radius

From the Ghetto

There are mountains and ocean views

where there's healthy food and better schools

Outside my radius, outside our radius

I need you to see the truth of this

Cause the truth is our only way out of this

Outside my radius, outside our radius

There's something more, outside our door

Outside my radius, Outside my radius

From the Ghetto

Outside my radius X2

-End-

 

Always On Me written by Melody Angel

Why you always wanna mess up

why you can't come through this time

Why you always wanna run away caught in your lies

Why you wanna take me down, when you feel down sometimes

Why you wanna just let it go, after all of this time

Everything, everything is always on me (X3)

It's always on me (X2)

Why you always wanna break up, when things don't go your way

Why you always wanna suffer than do me proud

Just when I'm getting closer you fall apart on me

First of the month the rent is due where is your side

Everything, everything is always on me (X3)

It's always on me (X2)

What do I do now lord (X3)

What do I do...Oh!

Gave you my heart, falling apart Oh! (X2)

 

In the Fire - written by Melody Angel

It's all in the fire, the pictures and frames

Its all in the fire, the lies and the pain

And whatever happened in this house will burn away

Roams through the house angry and mean

Nothings ever right, not a damn thing

Not what she deserves, is all I can think

A life without him, is all that I dream about

It's all in the fire, the lies and the pain

It's all in the fire, the pictures and frames

And whatever happened in this house will burn away

It's all in the fire (X3) burning away

Over the years my rage built up inside

I wanted out for my mother and I

I called him a coward, said please step aside

I told him one more step and you're dead

I meant every word of it. 

Its all in the fire, the lies and the pain

And whatever happened in this house will burn away

It's all in the fire (X3) burning away

I lit the match, I set the blaze, burning it down

I burned it all away, it's all in the fire

The lies and the pain, its all in the fire

burning away

-End-

 

If I Don't Now written by Melody Angel

I got my mind made up, gotta go bye bye

You're finished tearing me down, cause you're bitter cold inside

I'll be gone for good, just like you never thought i would

I'm gonna take that step, like you never could

Cause If I don't leave now, I never will

If I don't dream now I never will, If I don't live now I never will

I'll end up just like you, and that just won't do (X2)

Said you could make me understand, why you chose music over me

I hated you then, but I prayed that hate off of me

I bet you never thought you'd see the day, when I would be free of you

With a smile on my face, cause I never became anything like you

Cause If I don't leave now, I never will

If I don't dream now I never will, If I don't live now I never will

I'll end up just like you, and that just won't do (X2)

I was just a little girl, in the way of your dream

So you pushed me aside, and let my mama raise me

No responsibilities, no ties to me, you said I would understand

when music took over me, but now I know you're a coward

Now I know you're just a coward (X2)

Cause If I don't leave now, I never will

If I don't dream now I never will, If I don't live now I never will

I'll end up just like you, and that just won't do (X3)

 

Mama Said written by Melody Angel

Singing on a street corner for too long I need my shot or baby be gone

Sent from above, I guess you're one of us

Now tell me what a wouldn't do for a song

They say its over and gone, they say this music is dead and gone

They say its over for show, they this music is dead and gone

Mama said, do what you do, go where you go, live how you live, get what ya give (X2)

And go baby, go, go, go, Go for the rock n' roll (X2)

Gotta a lot to prove, I take it too the root I got a lot of funk I can't control

Deep in my soul, I can't let it go, its like an animal I can't control

They say I'm out on my own, they say if I go then I can't come home (X2)

Mama said, do what you do, go where you go, live how you live, get what ya give (X2)

And go baby, go, go, go, Go for the rock n' roll (X2)

Hey mama, I put on my guitar, I'm gonna go far, you'll see

And she said (X3) she said go baby go, go, go

Go baby, go, go, go 

Mama said, do what you do, go where you go, live how you live, get what ya give (X2)

And go baby, go, go, go, Go for the rock n' roll (X2)

 

Long Way Down written by Melody Angel

Lost my mind and money on the same day, ain't no sense in looking for no fail safe

card just declined on me, everything is alright no i aint I just lied but come on

What are you expecting from the gutter, aint nobody here to help the other

Trying just to try for me, gotta be willing to die just to fly, now come on

It's a long way down (X5) no one around, when you're down (X2)

Everybody's watching your reaction, your demise will give them satisfaction

Take a note or two from me, keep your enemies far from your heart and your mind now come on

Everything you want is on a cliffs edge take a mis-step and you might just hit the pavement

Be sure of ever step for me, cause down here there's no reason or rhyme you could die no come on

It's a long way down (X5) no one around, when you're down (X2)

It's a long way down (X5) no one around, when you're down (X2)

-End-

 

I'm Scaring Me written by Melody Angel

Feeling less and less, I'm feeling so depressed

I'm in the darkest place, that I have ever been

I am hurting me, I thought it would never be

How did I get this far, far away from

I am so confused, I don't know what to do

I don't smile no more, you said you miss that too

I feel hopeless now, I don't wanna be

Who's this person in the mirror, staring back at me?

I'm scaring me (X4) What do I do? I don't know..Oh (X4)

I wake up crying now, I hardly ever sleep

I do not inspire, I denied that dream

I double locked the doors, and pulled down all the shades

Cause I don't like it out there, life beats down on me

And I wish I could go back, back to when life made sense

You were still alive, you were still my friend smiling back at me

I thought it would always be, I'm in so much pain

Please take it away

I'm scaring me (X4) What do I do? I don't know..Oh (X4)

I'm scaring me (X4) What do I do? I don't know..Oh (X4)

-End-

 

Drive By written by Melody Angel

Where I live kids don't play outside, where I live we fear the summer time

Where I live the grass aint never green, where I live we are afraid to be

There's a drive by coming, There's a drive by coming by my window

There's a drive by coming, better watch out for the window

Where I live kids don't play outside, where I live we fear the summer time

Where I live the grass aint never green, where I live we are afraid to be

There's a drive by coming, There's a drive by coming by my window

There's a drive by coming, better watch out for the window

Aint no 911 to call on, they aint here to protect me no, no, no

Aint no 911 to call on, they aint here to serve me

There here to protect themselves, there here to serve themselves

I don't know about where anybody else lives, but I know Chicago!

We got to fear the police and the gangs in the streets,

There's no safe haven for me, cause my life don't matter...

Never has never will to you, aint that right?

Behind closed doors I know you know I'm right

Never has never will, my life, mean anything to you

Yes I know, yes I know, yes I know, behind closed doors its true

Black don't mean nothing to you...

And the drive by's keep on coming, and the cops they keep on murdering us! (X4)

We're the public's enemy, will it ever ever stop?

 

20 Something written by Melody Angel

Young man of 15, beaten to death to live the dream

Young girl walking home from school, shot in the back from a crossfire in June

Young boy of 17 doing 25 to life for his killing spree

Making it to 20 something, is really something from where I come from (X4)

Next leaders of the free world might be dead or locked jail

Most find this hard to believe cause its not apart of their reality

But I can't seem to find sleep, over all those mothers crying screams

Making it to 20 something, is really something from where I come from (X4)

Making it to 20 something, is really something from where I come from (X4)

and It makes me sad, it makes me sad (I know), it makes me sad 

Oh help me jesus, help me lord, please, please save us

-End-

 

Nobody Gets Away written by Melody Angel

Hit and run with your car, if you cheat on your lover

Selling drugs for your job, or give a gun to your brother

If you beat on your family, cause you're drinking too much

There will be no redemption, no it'll never come

Nobody gets away what cha running for, nobody gets away no need to lock your doors

Nobody gets away if you're doing wrong, you gonna reap what you sow baby

Thats just the way it go yeah

You take advantage of somebody, who don't know no better

 Well if you be the weather then a storm will stay forever

You've done so many wrong, you could fill up Neptune

But you're running low on time, the reaper's coming to get you!

Nobody gets away what cha running for, nobody gets away no need to lock your doors

Nobody gets away if you're doing wrong, you gonna reap what you sow baby

Thats just the way it go yeah

Nobody! Ever ever gets away (X3) no

Nobody! Ever ever gets away (X2) nobody

Nobody gets away what cha running for, nobody gets away no need to lock your doors

Nobody gets away if you're doing wrong, you gonna reap what you sow baby

Thats just the way it go

-End-

 

The Stones written by Melody Angel

If you had the stones to come and see, if you were man enough to be with me (X2)

Got this facade like you got it all together

As clear as day like the glass in your mirror

A waste of time to pretend you don't want me

Your eyes betray you every time you get caught looking at me yeah

Faster than you know it, you'll be an old old man

Faster than you'll show it, you'll be an old old man

Dreaming of what could've been (X2)

If you had the stones to come and see, if you were man enough to be with me (X2)

You're Ego sick but don't worry I'll forgive you

You could be sweet, yes I know, if you choose to

Showing your heart, makes a man I could love now

I need your truth as my proof so my love can come down, down, down, down, down

Faster than you know it, you'll be an old old man

Faster than you'll show it, you'll be an old old man

Dreaming of what could've been

If you had the stones to come and see, if you were man enough to be with me (X2)

-End-

 

In This America written by Melody Angel

How do I know its safe
To have a son
In this America?
How do I know its safe to have my son In this America?

I always wanted a son
But now I’m afraid
How will you see my baby? How will you treat my baby?

How will I protect him from you?

Protect him from your fears In spite of all these years

Tell me, tell me, tell me, Tell me

I don’t wanna be like those other mothers

Crying in the streets, no, no, no, no Their pain radiates, and
I don’t want that to be my fate, oh no What If I raise him right will that save his life?

Tell me, tell me, tell me.
I just want him to grow old
I just want him to come home.

How do I know its safe
To have a son
In this America?
How do I know its safe to have my son In this America?
Treyvon Martin, Michael Brown Just to name a few
What did they ever do to you?

How do I know its safe
To have my son my son my baby boy In this America, In this America

He don’t mean you no harm, tell me what do I gotta do, tell me?

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