Off to Bookclub – words & music by Kathleen Healy © 2007


Some books make me nervous, and others make me laugh
Some books aren’t about what’s on the cover photograph
Some are really scary, and others really sad
But you can bet at Bookclub a good time by all was had
          I’m off to Bookclub, but I didn’t read the book again
          I’m off to Bookclub, gonna sit around and trash the men
          I’m off to Bookclub, ‘cause it’s really more about the wine
          I’m off to Bookclub to have me a good time
Sometimes the books are trashy, the hostess gets to pick
One book was so graphic, I actually got sick
Some books are by women, and others are by men
I don’t much care so long as I can be with all my friends.
          I’m off to Bookclub, this month I read it to the end
          I’m off to Bookclub, gonna make a list of fantasy men
          I’m off to Bookclub, cause it’s really more about the beer
          I’m off to Bookclub, but I’ll return, don’t fear.
Some books are so boring, they act as a sleep aid.
Others are so sexy, my husband he gets . . .  lucky
Sometimes we read novels, so far we’ve read a bunch
We mostly read so we can get together every month
          I’m off to Bookclub, to talk about the book we read
          I’m off to Bookclub, probably end up talkin’ ‘bout our kids instead
          I’m off to Bookclub, ‘cause it’s really more about the booze
          I’m off to Bookclub, now it’s my turn to choose
Someday I’ll write a book about being a mom
And how a woman’s girlfriends keep her sane and calm
I think it will be serious, but witty smart and fun
‘Cause it’ll be about the hardest thing we’ve ever done
          I’m off to Bookclub, gonna write a book for all of them
          I’m off to Bookclub, think I’ll dedicate it to those men
          I’m off to Bookclub, ‘cause it’s really more about the friends
          I’m off to Bookclub, and I’ll be here til the end
          I’m off to Bookclub, don’t want this night to end
          I’m off to Bookclub, don’t tell me how it ends.
 

Just Another Day – words & music by Kathleen Healy © 2009


My day was just okay, a kind of grey and ordinary day
That’s all I really have to say
Tomorrow will be just fine, searching alley ways for some small sign
That I’m going the right way
          And I have another day tomorrow like the day I had today
          I have another day tomorrow like the day I had today
          I have another day tomorrow like the day I had today
And I didn’t get to do all the things I needed to                                            
My thoughts keep leading back to you
Life’s piling up around me, all the undone yesterdays you see
And I still don’t have a clue
          And I have another day tomorrow like the day I had today
          I have another day tomorrow like the day I had today
          I have another day tomorrow like the day I had today
                    Just another day – just another day ay ay ay
 My life story has been told as I sit here growing old
And my dreams have all been sold
What happened long ago to that girl I used to know
Can a different life unfold?
          And I have another day tomorrow like the day I had today
          I have another day tomorrow like the day I had today
          I have another day tomorrow like the day I had today
                    Ay ay - The day I had today, ay ay,  -The day I had today, ay ay
                    The day I had today  - The day I had . . . .

With Abandon – words & music by Kathleen Healy © 2010


She’s in and she’s out, she’s up and she’s down
She’s lost and she’s found out
She’s in and she’s out, mostly she’s out now
She’s spinning and dancing around
            She’ll dance with balance, she’ll dance with grace
            Dance with abandon, a smile on her face
She’s out and she’s in, she’s down and she’s up
Found and she’s lost it
She’s out and she’s in, mostly she’s out now
She’s spinning and dancing around
            She’ll dance with balance, she’ll dance with grace
            Dance with abandon, a smile on her face
                        It is your light she’s reflecting
                        It is because of you she shines
                        So don’t go and take your light away
                        It will return to you in time
She’s in and she’s out, she’s up and she’s down
She’s lost and she’s found out
She’s in and she’s out, mostly she’s out now
She’s spinning and dancing around
            She’s spinning and dancing around
            She’s spinning and dancing around
            She’s spinning and dancing,
            And spinning and dancing
            And spinning and dancing
            Around
 

N'Affirmation Song – words & music by Kathleen Healy © 2011


This is not who I am - this is not who I want to be
You just see what you want – but you don’t see me
This is not where I stand -this is not where I want to be
And it’s out of my hands - I cannot find me
            And I don’t wanna do what’s easy
            And I don’t wanna do what’s fair
            I just gotta do what’s right for me
            I can’t carry your share
And you can say it’ll be okay - and you can say I love you
You can say what you want to say – but you never follow through
This is not about you - this is not about any one thing
This is all about me - and this place I’m stuck in
This is not something you did - and it’s not something you haven’t done
But it’s not all my fault – we can’t blame anyone
            And I don’t wanna do what’s easy
            And I don’t wanna do what’s fair
            I just gotta do what’s right for me
            But it’s not ‘cause I don’t care
This is not who I am - this is not who I want to be
But it’s out of my hands - I cannot find me – I cannot find me
 

Swept Away - words & music by Kathleen Healy © 2011


I have no right yet here I am, stakes and mallet in my hand
Roll up my pant legs, remove my shoes, attempt to lay my claim to this land
Below the high tide line, to keep the kids at bay, I drive my stakes into the sand
I wrap the twine around, weave it between the stakes, to form a barrier - this is my stand
            I come again, again, and again - my stakes are swept away
            I come again, again, and again - nothing ever stays
            I come again, again, and again - I am swept away
I sit and watch the tide come in, I shake my head as it recedes
As one by one my stakes disappear, they drift away among the reeds
I often wonder about the path they take, should I follow where it leads
What would I find there among the rushes something to finally fulfill my needs
            I come again, again, and again - my stakes are swept away
            I come again, again, and again - nothing ever stays
            I come again, again, and again - I am swept away
                        No one owns this land below the high tide line
                        This daily flooded land will not support my sign      
                        Or this line drawn in the sand
            I come again, again, and again - my stakes are swept away
            I come again, again, and again - nothing ever stays
            I come again, again, and again - I am swept away
 

The Ballad of Goody Hallett – words & music by Kathleen Healy © 2011