Ruby Amanfu

Lyrics from

So Now The Whole World Knows

All songs copyright 1998 Lost Frogs Records

 

crybaby
(Amanfu/Mueller)


I've missed out on a lot of things in life
And I'm only eighteen years old
I'm no one's granny but sometimes
I feel like I am old
I've said no when I meant yes 
And sent happiness right out my door
If I expect to get anywhere
Maybe I will love you once more
or maybe...
I'll cry and be a baby
Maybe that's what I'll do
Why do I get myself in messes like this
Sometime I'll grow up
And stop whinin' about where 
I went wrong
But for now I'll be a baby and
Don't try to come and save me cause
I'm having fun and for now that's fine

There are gals who think they're happy
With rings and things that suck them in
They believe that diamonds and delusions
Are their true best friends
And when they turn around
Their men are straight out the door
And love is gone
So take his clothes
And throw them all over the floor

And cry and be a baby
That's what you should do
Why did you get yourself
In a mess like this?
Sometime you'll grow up
And stop whinin' about
Why you went wrong
But for now just be a baby
And I won't try to save you
'Cause you're having fun
And for now that's fine

So now the whole world knows
You ain't perfect
Who really cares
Who is?
Poor thing don't beat up on yourself
Just sit back before you drain him
For all he's worth and take
A deep breath

And cry and be a baby
That's what you should do
Why did you get yourself
In a mess like this?
Sometime you'll grow up
And stop whinin' about
Why you went wrong
But for now just be a baby and
I won't try to save you 'cause
You're having fun
And for now that's fine

Sleeper and the Gong
(Amanfu/Mueller)


We took a picture outside
With pleasant smiles on our faces
I had this look on my face
Pretending I was your lover

Don't think I'm like a child
Crying in vain for toys she can't have
There have been many things taken from me
But I don't believe heaven on earth is bad

I have no time for rhyme and reason
Life is but a whim
I won't ask if you love me
There are other things I fear within

I know what vanity is
That big thing there beside my bed
Don't make that face at me kid
Don't try to guess what's in my head.

Now is not the time to be alone
I'm not saying you're the sleeper
And I'm the gong
Don't lose your focus 'cause you
Like the tune of this song
Just let me fan this baffling haze
Until it is gone

I'll never be that girl
Who giggles at everything that you say
You need me just because
I love to put up with you everyday
 And I'll never come to you saying
Give me some time to see what my future is
There are some things I just won't say
I've put up with pain greater than this

If you say that you're confused
I'll call you a liar and then kiss you
 You're not a baby anymore
Time to listen to your heart
It'll make you sure

And still I want to be yours
In spite of all you tell me no
If I were hurt I would say so
I start to hurt as soon as you go

Now is not the time to be alone
I'm not saying you're the sleeper
And I'm the gong
Don't lose your focus 'cause you
Like the tune of this song
Just let me fan this baffling haze
Until it is gone

You seem to think something
Has got to be wrong
For this to be right
Believe me we're not
The only people on earth
Who discuss instead of fight
If it'd make you happy
I'll think of something serious
To nag you about
The other day I heard
You cuss the referee out

And now is not the time to be alone
I'm not saying you're the sleeper
And I'm the gong
Don't lose your focus 'cause you
Like the tune of this song
Just let me fan this baffling haze
Until it is gone

Hide Away
(Amanfu)


Oh, I feel like I could
Hide inside of your eyes
Away from all I fear inside

Cause you do something good to me 
You take all the chains from me
You can't go away from me
You've got what I need

So I can go wherever
I have to go
And if you feel
And if you wonder
If I still love you
Just to know that

You do something good to me 
You take all the chains from me
You can't go away from me
You've got what I need
Find a way past today
To see if love is truly real
I can say how I feel
And what I feel says 
"Yes, it's real."

Drive away all the things
That try to make you run away
Come and stay under my leaves
Sleep awhile, sleep awhile
Sleep awhile, sleep awhile

Oh, I feel like I could hide

You do something good to me 
You take all the chains from me
You can't go away from me
You've got what I need


Aaron
(Amanfu)

I wanna be with you tonight
And I wanna take you out of sight
And be there when you wake
And love you through this day
I wanna hold you in the park
And I wanna run straight through the dark
Into a light with you
No more black and blue

You made me believe that
I could do anything anywhere with you
Who's to say that
We're not meant to be so true?
I'm in love with you

I wanna kiss you baby dear
And say sweet nothings in your ear
'Till we forget our fear
Only lovin' here
I think we should take a day or two
And change the jaded point of view
of our society
And they will see true love in you and me

You made me believe that
I could do anything anywhere with you
Who's to say that
We're not meant to be so true?
I'm in love with you


Mr. Cunningham
(Amanfu/Mueller)

Summer was quickly fading
And innocence was a thing I'd soon forget
Staring out of confusion
I saw a man with a mystery in his ways
Full of pictures and places
He always had an important thing to say
Someone said he was crazy
Cause he never put actions to his rage

Then someone called him Daddy
I knew that he was like me
And maybe he could be crazy
He always had a story
He could see right into me
He's an amazing part of me

Spent some time down in Africa
And the sun was as mean as it could be
Never see him complaining
He just tips his hat and smiles at me
"Why you wearing that hat?", I say
He says "If I don't they'll come for me
Don't you worry about it
No one ever said it'd be easy."

I never stop to question
Why he sought perfection
And where the wind blew he'd fly to
He didn't stop to worry
He wasn't meant to hurry
And when he loved his life I knew

Shakespeare on your lips
Life is in your fingers
I already know
That you are my hero
Teach me brilliant things
Tell me who to believe
Where's your wedding ring?
Do you love what I can't see?

With him I was always thinking
He was so alive it affected me
Eyes ablaze every morning
As he spoke of Greek mythology
Where'd he learn how to smile like that?
Kind of sly, but always very sweet
Now I wonder about him
He's probably on his very own odyssey

And someone called him fighter
Said he was once a boxer
And maybe he was like Ali
I never heard him speak of
The things he did not know of
He never wore a mask for me

Who knows of your life?
Who can tell your story?
Now I'd like to try
To release this glory
I don't claim to be
Fully understanding
You're a mystery
Yet you're still a part of me
I'm in love with you


Empty
(Amanfu/Mueller)

Okay
So I missed out on whatever you thought 
Was the chance of a lifetime
And I sat at home and counted my toes
And felt good about free time
Okay
So I put away the things that you gave me
To make me what you wanted
But I'm sorry to say that's not the way
And I'm still here undaunted

You didn't tell me
You were gonna be this way
I never said I needed
You to tell me where to go
Stop right here
Look at me
Have you ever heard the word
Unconditionally?
Last chance
You're driving on empty

Don't say that I
Think about myself all the time
I see you've got clean laundry
When I left home I told all the gang
That you would protect me

Riding around
(Can't you see I'm walkin'?)
Sun beating down
(Would you know if it was melting?)
Take off your shades
(It's time to see the real me)
Look at the gauge
(Time's up, choose your pride or me)
Or me

Okay
So I'm not the queen of Fashion t.v.
Whoever said I would be
Remember the way you used to love me?
I'll give you a chance to come clean

Riding around
Sun beating down
Take off your shades
Look at the gauge
Or me
Or me
Or me


Because of Love

(Amanfu)

Why do you wish
For her cheek in your palm
For her hand in your hand
And your heart in her heart?
Why do you wish
For her eyes to meet yours
And her smile to be because of you?

Because of love
Because of love
Because of love
Because of love

Why do you care for her
Why do you long
For the time when she's near
When her soul touches yours?
And why does her gaze
Send you soaring through stars
And why do you smile when she is near?

Because of love
Because of love
Because of love
Because of love

Love will take you so high
Love will laugh and love will cry
Love will smile when there's no clown
Pick you up and turn you around
Turn you around

One day she'll be your star
Make sure she's not too far
From your embrace
Let her rest in your arms
Don't ever leave her
And hope on forever
Make her smile
Because of you

Because of love
Because of love
Because of love
Because of love


Simplicity
(Amanfu/Mueller)

Simplicity
My heart and me
Will you stay by my side?
Can you say you'll love me?
Love me

Heart in hand and hand in mine
Lover's sigh when I can't find you at all
Don't be confused
Simplicity is all I feel with you
So don't you try to spend my time
'Cause it's okay when I'm by your side
You make me and I make you
Simplicity is all I feel with you

Simplicity
The stars I see
They stay in my eyes
Can you say you'll carry me?
Carry me

Heart in hand and hand in mine
Lover's sigh when I can't find you at all
Don't be confused
Simplicity is all I feel with you
So don't you try to spend my time
'Cause it's okay when I'm by your side
You make me and I make you
Simplicity is all I feel with you

With you I feel the thunder
Without the slightest rain
With you I taste the laughter
And dissolve the pain
With you I cannot wander
Too far from all my dreams
With you I am at one
With my simplicity

Simplicity
You and me
I'll stay by your side
I'll stay by your side
I'll stay by your side


Release
(Amanfu)

I'm going away, far away
And I don't care if you miss me
You've had your days
Your evil ways are all forgotten
Now I'm carefree

I want to be something great
And beautiful one day
Hating you won't get me there
You can try
But I won't cry anymore
The score is two to one
And I won

My mother said, 
"Don't lose your head."
Glad I listened 
Or you'd have beat me
I'm getting tall
Climbing your wall
Knocking hate down
That you built for me

I want to be something great
And beautiful one day
Hating you won't get me there, no
You can try
But I won't cry anymore
The score is two to one
And I won

Na, Nanny Boo Boo
I'm not scared of you
Fee, fi, foe, fum
I'm now the bigger one
Yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah

What's that you say
You want me to play
With your toys now
But see I've got my own
Could it be 
Now you see
Where you went wrong
Wish I wasn't gone

I want to be something great
And beautiful one day
Hating you won't get me there, no
You can try
But I won't cry anymore
The score is two to one
And I won
And I won
And I won


True Love
(Amanfu/Mueller)


Tick, tock, tick, tock 
Sun is falling, 6 o'clock 
And I'm still
here with flowers in my hair 
Bells don't ring when lovers 
Forget how to feel 
And yet I'm
not in too much pain at all 
And if you knew what I know 
You'd understand that I don't feel alone 
I have true love 
And if you felt what I feel 
Inside my heart 
There's one who has a home 
I have true love 
If I wrote a book 
About the times when I've been wrong 
I'd be too sad to carry on 
And if I sang a song 
For every day I've been abused 
You'd say I'd be happier on my own 
And if you knew what I know 
You'd understand that I don't feel alone 
I have true love 
And if you felt what I feel 
Inside my heart 
There's one who has a home 
I have true love 
And I don't want to seem 
Like everything just flies above my head 
There are times I think I want to die 
Yet if I were to end my life 
Can I be foolish 'cause he did the same 
So I could lay my fears down 
Knowing he is by my side 
I'm not what you call the perfect girl 
So don't think that 
I am speaking out of turn 
There are things 
That I would change about myself 
If I cared what handsome boys thought 
And if you knew what I know
You'd understand that 
I don't feel alone 
I have true love 
And if you felt what I feel
Inside my heart 
There's one who has a home 
I have true love 
I have true love 
I have true love 

All songs copyright 1998 Lost Frogs Records