Ghosts & Men

by Beth Wimmer

Released 2011
Radiosky Records
Released 2011
Radiosky Records
Americana, Modern-Folk tales of men past, present, and dearly departed. Confident, worldly and warm - a la Aimee Mann, Tracy Chapman, Chrissie Hyde.
  • 04:41 Lyrics
    Lover On the Run

    Lover On The Run  

    Beth Wimmer  c2011

     

    The temperature is dropping, it's getting cold

    I can see your breath in here against the night

    I think my heart is stopping, words frozen in my soul

    Now i hear the reasons why you say we have to hide

     

    I dove into this hole with you my heart above my head..

    possessed in our exuberance, you said

    But it can't be too late, to change our fate

    We gotta make this right or else our Love could end up dead

     

    Chorus...  

    Do you really think that we should disappear

     Baby don't go sayin' things you think sound good to hear

     We got to be real, we can't be hiding from the sun

     but I'm gonna stay with you no matter what you've done

     I'm with you....my Lover on the run

     

    They're not gonna understand you killed the man for good

    if you don't turn yourself in, Babe i think you should

    I know a decent law man down on Gallahad

    he can explain he had it comin', he was bad 

     

    tell everyone it was self defense, you laid the devil dead

    just when he was gonna put a bullet in your head

    I know you're a good man, I believe in you

    even fully knowing what you're capable to do...

     

    Chorus~

    Do you really think that we should disappear

    Baby don't go sayin' things you think sound good to hear

    We got to be real, we want our places in the sun

    but I'm gonna stay with you no matter what you've done

    I'm with you....my Lover on the run

  • 04:47 Lyrics
    Sweet Tragedy

    SweetTragedy

    BethWimmer c2011

     

    Fantasies in your head, liquid courage   

    Painting the night with vivid image

    Come to my door your words of Passion

    Down on the floor next day you're crashing

    Every time you tell me you're coming 

    the road looks fine your engine's running

    Coming my way like a train full of candy 

    broken down the next day your world is ending

     

    Chorus 

    My bittersweet sweet poetry man, sweet tragedy

    sweet dirty bundle of nerves, sweet tragedy

     

    You let people down & call it their drama

    lie to yourself whenever you wanna

    Call me up drunk, tell me you Love me... 

    next day you're talking like you don't know me                                                      

    Spontaneous man lives life in the moment, spontaneous man can't stay in the moment

     

    Chorus

    My bittersweet sweet poetry man, sweet tragedy

    sweet dirty bundle of nerves, sweet tragedy

     

    Bridge...        

    He would do well to live all his life with me

    and i would live in hell tryin' to help him to be happy

     

    Your face in the dirt, officer's boot print

    you're swearing to God you'll alter your blueprint

    you're walking disaster, you tell me you know it

    so you finally ask me to help you not blow it

     

    I really love you my sweet, sweet poetry man, sweet tragedy

    sweet dirty bundle of nerves, sweet tragedy

    My bittersweet sweet poetry man, sweet tragedy

    sweet dirty bundle of nerves, sweet tragedy...

  • 04:15 Lyrics
    Bring You Back

    Bring You Back         

    Beth Wimmer c2011

     

    i sleep in the shirt you wore on your back, but it don't bring you back, don't bring you back

    i bring cake to your uncle and your pa, but you don't stop around you don't even call

    i left a note of love on your door, but later i saw it crushed on the floor

    i sleep in the shirt you wore on your back, but it don't bring you back, don't bring you back

     

    CHORUS...

    This town is grey without you   nobody here is laughing

    everybody talks about you... say are you comin' back...

     

    i wish i could make you answer my call,  do you know where you are, have you have a bad fall

    i don't know if you're dead or alive, but if you were alive i would feel it inside

    i took the dog out looking for you...   we came back home with only a shoe

    i sleep in the shirt you wore on your back, but it don't bring you back, don't bring you back

     

    CHORUS...

    This town is grey without you   nobody here is laughing

    everybody talks about you... say are you comin' back...

    This town is grey with worry   nobody here is laughing

    they tell me they're so sorry... and are you comin' back...

     

    Bridge:

    can you feel me pray and grieve? were you so unhappy you had to leave?

    i wish you trusted me with your fear. you could have stayed not disappeared

     

    CHORUS and...

    (bckng vox)

    baby where you gone to wanna bring you back now

    baby where you gone to come on home

  • 04:10 Lyrics
    Blame Yourself

    Blame Yourself

    beth wimmer c2011

     

    We all loved him, we could all have warned him

    You can't blame yourself

    You can't blame yourself

     

    I saw it coming that he could not take the storm

    You can't blame yourself

     

    You always tried your best, it wasn't you who failed this test

    You can't blame yourself

     

    You have the sweetest sensitivity

    and i'm praying for your clarity

    don't shoulder the responsibility, please...

     

    There were words unspoken, you think they would have changed things

    You can't blame yourself

     

    His heart was already broken, you just can't know what life will bring

    Please don't blame yourself

    You can't blame yourself

     

    the sadness and the beauty lie in Love lost that has changed our lives

    please don't blame yourself

     

    Well i love your sensitivity

    and i'm praying for your clarity

    don't shoulder the responsibility, please...

  • 03:25 Lyrics
    Beautiful Friends

    Beautiful Friends

    Beth Wimmer c2011  

     

    you have such beautiful friends since i left you

    i thought i'd be the one who would get you

    to be my only one but i let you

    drink the love well dry

     

    you said you've been lonely and cry, and...

    you never had lovin' like i can

    but you cannot be faithful to one and

    fill the love well high

                                      

    we said we'd be friends so you're calling me every day 

    with your latest news

    it's hard to hear all that you say, i'm not over you....   ooooh  oooh...

     

    SOLO...

                              

    we said we'd be friends so you're calling me every day 

    with your excellent news

    what do you want me to say, i'm happy for you....   ooooh  oooh...

     

    your new beautiful friends will help you

    feel ok in your hell and propel you

    for a spell but you still are compelled to

    drink the love well dry

  • 04:06 Lyrics
    Easier Life

    Easier Life

    Beth Wimmer  c2011

     

    The more miles I put behind me   The less I recall his face

    I got your magic love beside me   I’m being kissed in every place 

     

    Chorus...

    Along this road to the easier life

    Along this road to the easier life

    I can’t believe it’s true  Every path that I’ve been down has led me to you

     

    Driving through his city   His bad ways clouding my mind

    But then you turn and call me pretty  And you take me by the hand

     

    Chorus...

    Along this road to the easier life

    We’re on this road and it's an easier life

    Crazy but it’s true  Every block that I been ‘round has led me to you

    It’s led me to you

     

    Bridge...

    I’m counting my lucky stars that you came into the bar

    when I was in your town playing my guitar

    Now wherever we go, home is where we are

    Funny but it’s true  Every gig I ever done has led me to you

     

    I feel the beauty of this country   Now I’m leaving it behind

    As we drive through different counties   Different faces come to mind

     

    but on this road to the easier life

    now i know i wanna be a good wife

    We're on this road to the easier life

    I can’t believe it’s true  Every road that I’ve been down has led me to you

    it's led me to you.... it's led me to you... it's led me to you

  • 03:08 Lyrics
    My Babe

    My Babe 

    Beth Wimmer c2011

     

    My man is the perfect combination of high and low

    My babe is the sweetest sensation of fast and slow

    Every time i fall he raises me up, if i gotta crawl then he stops to wait up

    My babe, he's the finest lovin' man i ever had

     

    My babe got the mix just right of boy and man

    He don't ever need to fight for me but i know he can

    He's the right balance of work and play, he's gotta work a lot but then we get to get away

    My babe, he's the finest lovin' man to come my way

     

    Bridge...

    You might say that i have said enough, but i say damn i can't believe my luck                         

    For years i've been singing through my crying eyes

    Now i wanna sing praises for my favorite guy

     

    BRIDGE...

     

    My babe is a sensual potion of earth and clean

    Sometimes he can play dirty but he's never mean

    He's had his share of pain and joy, his daddy left him when he was just a little boy

     

    My babe, he's the finest lovin' man i ever had

    My babe, he's the finest lovin' man to come my way

    My babe, he's the finest lovin' man i ever had

  • 03:18 Lyrics
    Makin' War

      Makin' War

    Beth Wimmer     c2011

     

    Boy you left me in a haze 

    said you'd be back in 20 days... it's a really beautiful town

    but honey without you i don't get around

     

    Chorus:

    well you say you don't love your gun... and you say this has to be done

    but while you're makin' war my love bleeds on the floor

     

    you love me up, i'm down with your ways                   

    tell me each night that i better stay... loved me so well, now i need you so                      

    this place feels like hell until you come home

     

    Chorus...              

    well you say you don't love your gun... and you say this has to be done

    but while you're makin' war my love bleeds on the floor

     

    Bridge:

    well i feel so cold and tired, everything i do is wrong

    yeah without you by my side, babe i just can't seem to be strong

     

    i can't reach you on the phone

    i hate sleeping all alone...  all i can think of 24 hours

    is making love with you in the shower

    Chorus...

     

    bridge...

     

    i can't reach you on the phone

    i go drinking all alone... all i can think of 24 hours

    is making love with you in the shower

     

    CHORUS... x 2

    well you say you don't love your gun

    but i think that you're having fun

    and while you're makin' war my love bleeds on the floor  

  • 04:27 Lyrics
    Bad Moon Rising

    Bad Moon Rising  

    J.C. Fogerty

     

    I see the bad moon rising

    I see trouble on the way

    I see earthquakes and lightning

    I see bad times today

     

    CHORUS:

    Don't go around tonight

    Well, it's bound to take your life

    There's a bad moon on the rise. 

     

    I hear hurricanes blowing

    I know the end is coming soon

    I fear rivers over flowing

    I hear the voice of rage and ruin

     

    CHORUS...

     

    Hope you got your things together

    Hope you are quite prepared to die

    Looks like we're in for nasty weather

    One eye is taken for an eye

     CHORUS...

  • 04:32 Lyrics
    Damn Angel

    Damn Angel

    Beth Wimmer c2011

     

    Damn Angel damn you, i could have loved you, can you hear me say

    Trusted i trusted, with all that you gave that you would stay

     

    Did you think you would never shake off the cover of black clouds above you

    How did you hide the darkness inside from the souls who loved you

     

    Damn Angel damn you, i could have loved you, can you hear me sing

    Bless you God bless you, send you on your way and give you wings

     

    Did you think you would never find you a lover and white light within

    Here we are many who miss every thread of music in your skin

     

    Did you think of your Papa, alone in his Casa a sonless man

    Here we are many who miss every thread of beauty in your skin

     

    Damn Angel damn you, i could have loved you, can you hear me say (can you hear me...)

    Trusted i trusted, with all that you gave that you would stay (can you hear me...)

     

    Damn Angel damn you, i could have loved you, can you hear me sing

    Bless you God bless you, send you on your way, give you wings

     

    can you hear me, can you hear me, can you hear me?

  • 04:09 Lyrics
    For the Living

    For The Living

    Beth Wimmer c2011

     

    Hard to believe you're getting what you need

    when your world is on fire and you can barely breathe

    Strange to accept the world is thinking of your best

    when you lose your home or when you hurt yourself

     

    Where there is injury the Universe will see... and works divinely

    Where there is injury there is an energy that flows to right it

     

    When everything you touch seems to melt and break away

    it's time to leap out with your Heart and honey keep your Faith

    Life will let you down and there's struggle all around

    you can stand for what feels right, or meditate into the night

     

    Love and Compassion are the actions we can practice

    patience and forgiveness are the best ways for the Living

     

    Communicate don't isolate, you can shout aloud or pray alone

    there's a power in together and a power in your soul

     

    Poetry we'll see when our brothers... and sisters breathe and move in Peace

    Imagine all the people Free.........

     

    Love and Compassion are the actions we can practice

    patience and forgiveness are the best ways for the Living

     

    (Where there is injury the Universe will see... and works divinely

    Where there is injury there is an energy that flows to right it)

     

    Love and Compassion are the actions we can practice

    patience and forgiveness are the best ways for the Living

     

    (Where there is injury the Universe will see... and works divinely

    Where there is injury there is an energy that flows to right it)

NOTES
"Ghosts & Men is one of those albums which when you find, you wish you'd found earlier. Wimmer places two standout tracks in front of us--- one a standard, a cover of CCR's 'Bad Moon Rising'. While it is a song I usually can do without (I think I've just heard it way too many times), Wimmer slows it down and Damiano Della Torre grits it up with such class slide work, I find myself actually …
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Mahogany Hawk

by Beth Wimmer

Released 2015
Released 2015
here is Mahogany Hawk, my new single...

want to honor nature with me? i am pleased to share in a song my feeling that nature and creatures - in particular this beautiful hawk - are clean, simpler, and more pure and natural than being human.
  • 04:32 Lyrics
    Mahogany Hawk

    Mahogany Hawk  **  Words and Music by Beth Wimmer  c2015

     

    Mahogany Hawk in the treetop staring me down

    your eyes reflect light from the skyline   wings downy brown

    i see you circling high over my town

    you keep your calm in the sky, scanning the ground

     

    ooh you're so good at what you do

    humanity's so complicated  i wish i were you

     

    Mahogany Hawk in the vineyard looking so fine

    i see your life as a clean one, nothing like mine

    you've only a few simple needs and the patience of saints

    actions based purely on spirit, not greed or hate

     

    ooh your moment is now, each second is new

    society's hurried and wasteful  i wish i were you

     

    oooooh    oooooh   oooooh

     

    Mahogany Hawk at the highway as i'm passin' by

    my heart is glad to imagine you're here at my side

    consumed by calls coffee contracts and video cams

    at times i lose faith in the nature of who i am

     

    ooh but you've known your place from the moment you flew

    humanity's so complicated   i wish i were you

     

    most beautiful creature sharp eyes of star gold if i could hold you i'd kiss your wings

    my animal teacher, my avian saint, and prayer of patience and natural things

    most beautiful creature sharp eyes of star gold if i could hold you i'd kiss your wings

    my animal teacher, my avian saint, my prayer of patience and natural things

     

    ooh you're so good at what you do

    humanity's so complicated  i wish i were you

NOTES
here is Mahogany Hawk, my new single! (October 27, 2015)

want to honor nature with me? i am pleased to share in a song my feeling that nature and creatures - in particular this beautiful hawk - are clean, simpler, and more pure and natural than being human. LYRICS and LINER NOTES...

MAHOGANY HAWK - Words and Music by Beth Wimmer c2015
Beth Wimmer - acoustic guitar and vocals / David Raven - doumbek
recorded and mixed by …
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Miracle Girl

by Beth Wimmer

Released 2008
Released 2008
With quiet fire from Beth's glowing, folk-informed voice come ten new songs of power, love, brotherhood and realization. Blending qualities of Folk, Americana, and Rock - with a couple of surprises.
  • 04:26 Lyrics
    Miracle Girl

    Miracle Girl            Beth Wimmer c2008

     

    Fat bus driver

    bringin' me to you

    my Love's a survivor

    brave and crazy things I do

     

    Sleep alone tonight

    watchin' you drive away

    my Hope remains inside

    you'll be ready

     

    Chorus:

    For a Miracle like me

    this chance don't come often

    for pure Magic in your world

    with a Miracle Girl

     

    with a Miracle like me

    this chance won't come again

    I'll bring Magic to your world

    i'm a Miracle Girl

     

    You don't want her

    but she's into you like a pill

    on your smooth water

    she's an oil spill

     

    Midlife situation

    so many paths you could take

    with no wrong direction

    with the Love you'll make

     

    Chorus:

    With a Miracle like me

    this chance don't come often

    for pure Magic in your world

    with a Miracle Girl

     

    with a Miracle like me

    this chance won't come again

    I'll bring Magic to your world

    i'm a Miracle Girl

  • 02:16 Lyrics
    Ten-Four

    Ten~Four          Beth Wimmer c2008

     

    Hey buddy that's a big ten four

    hey buddy and a big F.U.

    i'm over and out the door 

    cause you just can't do what you say you'll do

    just can't do what you say you'll do

     

    Hey buddy that's a big ten four

    i'm pickin' up what you been layin' down

    i won't wonder what's your twenty any more

    i don't care if you're home or if you're out of town

    don't care where you're going when you're out of town

     

    There's a sweet breeze in the winter air

    it's a warm December but you're frozen there

    my Heart is open and my Love is free

    but i wish you were beautiful enough for me

    wish you were beautiful enough for me

     

    Hey buddy that's a big ten four

    hey buddy and a big F.U.

    i'm over and i'm out the door 

    cause you just can't do what you say you'll do

    can't be the man you say that you're up to

     

    Six weeks since i've heard your voice

    you took the low road when i made my choice

    i'm west-bound down into the winter sun

    with my Heart wide open Spirit on the run

    Heart wide open Spirit on the run

    it's all waiting for me and here I come...

  • 03:20 Lyrics
    Lover From Last Summer

    Lover From Last Summer        Beth Wimmer c2005

     

    Chorus

    you're my lover from last summer, why you callin' me this spring

    you're the one who said last summer that it didn't mean a thing

     

    V1

    well i wanted something more with you

    you said it was only physical

    purely recreational

    now you're knockin' at my door

     

    Chorus

    you're my lover from last summer, why you callin' me this spring

    you're the one who said last summer that it was only a fling

     

    you're my lover from last summer, why you callin' me today

    don't try messin' with my mind with all the charming words you say

     

    V2

    well i had a little fun with you

    now i'm happy to be done

    i need more feeling in my man

    one who's doing all he can 

    (not last year's lover)

     

    guitar solo/break-down

     

    Chorus

    you're my lover from last summer, why you callin' me this spring

    you're the one who said last summer that it was only a fling

     

    you're my lover from last summer, why you callin' me today

    don't try messin' with my heart with all that charming crap you say

     

    you're my lover from last summer and you weren't even that nice

    i guess you never had it this good and so now you're thinkin' twice

     

    you're my lover from last summer and you weren't even that good

    you should fade into my history just like last summer should!

     

    you're gonna fade into my history just like last summer should

    you will fade into my history just like last summer should!

  • 05:43 Lyrics
    I Couldn't Do It

    I Couldn't Do It          Beth Wimmer c2008

     

    Sometimes I think i should trade in my life

    give up my dreams for a cause much greater than this

    I don't know but maybe the soldiers that go 

    got more Passion in their toes than i have in my finest Kiss

     

    I wanna know... how it feels for you

    to give up your rights... and fight where they tell you to

     

    Chorus:

    But I Couldn't Do it

    do what you done

    it takes crazy courage

    it takes brave Blood

     

    I can't imagine fighting in war

    i got my causes but only one of them worth dying for

    we're all the same but we change at the core

    i guess it depends on the ends of the Earth you were born

     

    I wanna know...  how it feels for you

    to give up your rights... and kill who they tell you to

     

    Chorus:

    But I Couldn't Do it

    do what you done

    it takes crazy courage

    it takes brave blood

     

    I Couldn't Do it

    kill with a gun

    you couldn't count on me

    i'd turn and run

     

    I wanna know... how it feels for you

    to give up your Life... and die when they tell you to

     

    Chorus:

    But I Couldn't Do it

    do what you done

    it takes crazy courage

    it takes brave blood

     

    I Couldn't Do it

    kill with a gun

    you couldn't count on me

    i'd turn and run

  • 05:25 Lyrics
    O My Brother

    O My Brother           Beth Wimmer 2008

     

    You go through the motions    not really knowing what for

    you shut out the pain and the sadness behind your white door

    you can come to me    you know that i will take your hand

    why don't you call me   i will try to understand

     

    Chorus:

    O My Brother   don't you take yourself and hide

    'cause we all need each other  to make it thru this life

    the grass will still be growing on the other side

    with happiness and freedom    but you gotta take that ride

     

    The way that you're living   like emptiness is always yours

    you can have what you want when you make up your mind to change course

    you can defy gravity if you're willing to take every chance

    let the flames round your ankles inspire you to finally dance

     

    Chorus:

    O My Brother   don't you take yourself and hide

    'cause we all need each other  to make it thru this life

    the grass will still be growing on the other side

    with happiness and freedom    once you finally take that ride

     

    Nature don't judge you if you feel ashamed

    but to waste away life goes against Nature's grain

    it's time to make a change

     

    Chorus:

    O My Brother    stay here by my side

    'cause we both need each other   to make it through this night

    the grass is always growing   on the other side

    with happiness and freedom   once you finally take that ride

    to happiness and freedom

  • 03:05 Lyrics
    Dreams Bring Me Down

    Dreams Bring Me Down                Beth Wimmer c2008

     

    Life is just extraordinary i have everything a girl could need

    a lovin' man with able hands, clothes and friends and pretty things indeed

    but lately when i go to sleep visions come into my bed and haunt

    images come swimming in of Love lost and of happiness forgot

     

    My Dreams are bringin' me down

    my dreams are bringin' me down

     

    While i'm sleeping color tinted fantasies are played out in my head

    the man i've always loved is making camp for us beside a riverbed

    with smoky eyes he deeply sighs he'll keep his fire burning all his life

    that's when i wake with tears in eyes and realize i'm someone else's wife

     

    My Dreams are bringin' me down

    my dreams are bringin' me down

     

    and every night i pray i'll be refreshed, but again i wake depressed

    and every day i feel my worries lost, but at night i turn and toss

     

    Sad scenarios and empty echoes every time i close my eyes

    i'm riding with a murderer while in the back seat someone's baby cries

    the man i've always loved arrives with watercolor eyes to save my Soul

    but when i turn to run to him i fall 1000 miles down a black hole

     

    My Dreams are bringin' me down

    my dreams are bringin' me down

    my dreams are bringin' me down

  • 02:51 Lyrics
    My Name Is Love

    My Name is LoveBeth Wimmer c2008   

     

    Allow me to reveal myself

    my name is Love

    i'm here for everybody else

    my name is Love

     

    I care for you the moment that you let it

    so completely that you won't forget it 

    you'll never be the same now that you have met it

    my name is Love

     

    Feel the power, warm sweet fire

    my name is Love

    all you need is a desire

    for living above

     

    Leave behind your painful past

    pin your heart on true Love's mast

    if you can't you will still be blessed

    my name is Love

    my name is Love

     

    It's an impossibility that i will fight you

    my name is Love

    my heart's desire is to delight you

    my name is Love

     

    Lighten up let down your guard

    have trust in the human Heart

    in any moment joy can start

    my name is Love

    my name is Love...

  • 03:50 Lyrics
    Powerful Love

    Powerful Love        Beth Wimmer c2008    

     

    We better take this thing easy, care for what we found

    savor protect it, let it lift up our hearts Heaven bound

    it's a Powerful Love comin' down

     

    We can't take it for granted with our souls on the line

    help grow what we planted, now is the divine right time

    for a Powerful Love comin' down

     

    Here and now, it's a Powerful Love comin' round

     

    I know i need never go without

    i know i don't ever need to doubt

    it's been here all along and together we make it so...

     

    Strong as the ocean's magnetic pull

    alive and in motion like 1000 earths spinning around

    it's a Powerful Love comin' down

     

    Here and now, a Powerful Love comin' round

     

    I know i need never go without

    i know i don't ever need to doubt

    it's been here all along and together we make it so...

     

    Strong as the ocean's magnetic pull

    on fire and in motion, 1000 suns spinning around

    it's a Powerful Love comin' down

    it's a Powerful Love comin' round

  • 03:08 Lyrics
    Only Love Can Break Your Heart

    Only Love Can Break Your Heart         Neil Young/Broken Arrow Music

     

    When you were young and on your own

    how did it feel to be alone

    i was always thinkin' of games that i was playing

    trying to make the best of my time

     

    Chorus:

    But only Love can break your heart

    try to be sure right from the start

    yes only Love can break your heart

    what if your world should fall apart

     

    I have a friend i've never seen

    he hides his head inside a dream

    someone should call him and see if he can come out

    try to lose the down that he's found

     

    Chorus:

    But only Love can break your heart

    try to be sure right from the start

    yes only Love can break your heart

    what if your world should fall apart

     

    I have a friend i've never seen

    he hides his head inside a dream

    yes only Love can break your heart

    yes only Love can break your heart

    yes only Love can break your heart

  • 03:46 Lyrics
    Self-Righteous Son of a Bitch

    Self Righteous Son-of-a-Bitch   Beth Wimmer c2005

     

    V1

    well i tried to be your friend i tried to help you til the end

    but you're a self-righteous son-of-a-bitch

    thought maybe we could just have sex once in a while we'd reconnect but you're a self-righteous son-of-a-bitch

     

    B

    i don't hear from you for weeks, then you call me up real sweet 

    and talk me into hookin' up, cause you need to use my stuff

     

    Chorus

    we'll you're a self-centered, inconsiderate, immature, manipulative,

    self-serving, non-deserving....

     

    V2 

    i don't mean to diss your mama, i'm sure she did the best she could

    but you're a self-righteous son-of-a-bitch

    well it's true you're very smart, got lots of head but got no heart

    you're a self-righteous son-of-a-bitch

     

    B

    well you call me on the phone, invite me over to your home

    then don't offer me a drink and talk all night like i'm your shrink

     

    Chorus

    well you're a self-centered, inconsiderate, immature, manipulative,

    self-serving, non-deserving...

     

    B

    well it's time to cut my loss cause i finally see the cost

    of spending all my precious time, you won't even spend a dime

    then you're pickin' on my friends, but sit beside me and pretend

    that you treat me with respect while you're kissin' on my neck

     

    Chorus

    well you're a self-centered, inconsiderate, immature, manipulative,

    selfish lover, egotistical, narcisistic, opinionated, self-serving, non-deserving, yellow-bellied, egg-suckin, double-standard, hypocritical, lying, cheating, reckless, deceiving...

NOTES
"Beth Wimmer embraces Americana with alt. country, rock and folk...The result may be called astonishing. Wimmer with the title track immediately indicates a very clear business card: '..with a miracle like me...brave and crazy things I do...I'll bring magic to your world, I'm a miracle girl.' Superb song! An honest voice. Miracle Girl is full of heart and soul and incredible songs." -Swa, Rootsville.be, Belgium

Peace At Christmas

by Beth Wimmer

Released 2015
Released 2015
Peace At Christmas, by California-Swiss americana artist Beth Wimmer. Wishing you peace and envisioning a world of humanity where acceptance, support, and respect are practiced with love.
  • 03:52 Lyrics
    Peace At Christmas

    Peace At Christmas    **   Words and Music by Beth Wimmer    c2009   

     

    I had a dream, snow covered every land

    All buildings winterized     

    warm glowing light inside and we realized

    we're all the same

    with our differences, we still share one flame and we sang

     

    Chorus:

    Peace at Christmas, Serenity in the New Year

    Peace at Christmas - hoping that Paradise, Paradise is near

     

    Oh in this dream,

    a homeless man gave me communion then lit the Menorah

    and Pope Francis danced the Horah with a Palestine tribe on the Israeli side

    and a Cherokee band spirit-danced 'cross the land singing...

     

    Peace at Christmas, Serenity in the New Year

    I wish Peace at Christmas - hoping that Paradise, Paradise is near

     

    I had a dream, snow covered every land

    all women and every man

    and children in harmony harmony sang

     

    Peace at Christmas, Serenity in the New Year

    Peace at Christmas - hoping that Paradise, Paradise is near

    Peace at Christmas, Serenity in the New Year

    Peace at Christmas - hoping that Paradise, Paradise is here

NOTES
Peace At Christmas Words and Music by Beth Wimmer c2009
Beth Wimmer - acoustic guitar, bells, tambourine, lead and harmony vocals
Suzie Candell - harmony vocals
Roger Szedalik - electric guitars, bass, and harmony vocals
Lawrence Lampert - mandolin
Produced by Beth Wimmer and Roger Szedalik
Recorded and mixed in October 2015 by Roger Szedalik

Peace At Christmas LYRICS...

I had a dream, snow covered every land
All buildings winterized
warm glowing light inside and we …
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Live Within Live Without

by beth wimmer

Released 2003
Released 2003
Soulful and psychedelic folk-rock. Earth-warmed songs of Love lost and found and personal redemption.
  • 04:46 Lyrics
    Situations

    Situations    Beth Wimmer c2003

     

    these situations i get myself in i wish i would stop them before i begin

    i set myself up so it’s so hard to win

    i know i could be doing more the universe is keeping score

    i believe that’s what karma is for

     

    i don’t need nobody i’m strong enough

    (my mama told me that i’m all i need)

    perhaps i’m alone because i’m so tough

    (i’m strong but i’m soft where i need to be)

    i’m independent but i’m ready to Love

    i hope that if i do my best to work hard and give

    all of the rest of Love will come to me i will be blessed

     

    it’s hard to have faith when nothing’s quite right

    and most of this world thinks that life is a fight

    i’m singing this song cause i look to the light

    to the light (i'll do my best to work hard and give every day, i'm unafraid to get down on my knees and pray, if I have faith, I know I will find my way)

    to give me life... to the light

     

    these situations i get myself in i need to think clearly before i begin

    if i let Love rule i know i can win

    i’ve got to get out of my way and do my best every day

    it’s the only way i will be saved

    i’ve got to get out of my way and work hard and give every day

    i believe i will be saved

  • 04:46 Lyrics
    Move On

    Move On         Beth Wimmer c2003

     

    you think you got me safe here at home

    cause you think i don’t want to go it alone

    but you’ve been around the world before you met me

    and i haven’t been anywhere and there’s so much to see

     

    i’m not saying it’s your fault there are things that i lack

    you been good to me honey but you’re holding me back

    i got to move on, move on without you baby

    i got to sail on, sail on, can’t stay here another day

     

    you say it’s comfortable you want me to stay

    you say you’ll take care of me but i got to find my own way

    my heart is hurting baby but i got to be free

    i will come back to you if it’s meant to be

     

    it ain’t nothing you done it’s just things that i lack

    you been good to me honey but you’re holding me back

    i got to move on, move on without you baby

    i got to sail on, can’t stay another day

    i got to find myself and everyone else without you baby

    i got to spread my wings don’t need material things i got to move on

     

    maybe someday i’ll find that i got some Peace of mind

    and i will come look for you but until i do...

     

    it ain’t nothing you done it’s just things that i lack

    you been good to me honey but you’re holding me back

    i got to move on, move on without you baby

    i got to sail on, can’t stay another day

    i got to find myself and everyone else without you baby

    i got to spread my wings don’t need material things i got to move on

  • 05:50 Lyrics
    Live Within Live Without

    Live Within Live Without         Beth Wimmer c2003

     

    i walk down this road and see obstacles in my way

    but they don’t stop me like they used to yesterday

    i know i have something in this world to give

    unafraid and with Love is the way i will live

    to know myself is key no doubt

    i must look within or live without

     

    we look for the truth then we don’t believe what we see

    it’s hard to swallow but must be tasted to be free

    i’m far from fearing what is in my mind

    my fear from falling is what i leave behind

    to know thyself is key no doubt

    to live within is to live without

    to know myself is key no doubt

    i must look within or live without

     

    unshakable faith sends me on my way

    embracing impermanence brings me Peace today

    a message of Love is what i wish to bring

    won’t you join me lift your heart and sing

    to know thyself is key no doubt

    to live within is to live without

    to know myself is key no doubt

    i must look within or live without

    to live within is to live without

  • 03:07 Lyrics
    With Our Eyes Closed

    With Our Eyes Closed     Beth Wimmer c2003

     

    we move together with our eyes closed

    the body’s go to follow what the heart knows

     

    it’s unmistakable it’s Love sensational

    your spirit dances for me my soul entrances in thee

     

    we move together with our eyes closed

    the body’s got to follow what the heart knows

     

    your heart - pounding hard and free - with mine in silent harmony

    within your arms i fly, when we make Love i cry

     

    we move together with our eyed closed

    the body’s got to follow what the heart knows

    i Love you 

  • 04:30 Lyrics
    Hey Babe

    Hey Babe         Beth Wimmer c2003

     

    hey babe i wanna talk to you

    sweet face...what’s behind your eyes

     

    you say you think it could be great

    but you’re not sure you got what it takes

    you got to open up more than just your door

    to let me inside and be satisfied

     

    hey babe i wanna talk to you about you and me

    sweet face what’s behind your eyes

    i need honesty

     

    i don’t ask for much but please don’t hide

    and your honest word that you will try

    you think i’m tough i’m like one of the guys

    but this woman feels and inside i’m crying

     

    it seems we take a step ahead and then you step away

    i can’t believe i’m guessing every day

     

    i feel you holding back your heart

    if you want Love you gotta make a start

    take a look inside and look in my eyes

    speak your mind tell me what you find

     

    hey baby well i wanna talk about it

    i gotta talk to you about you and me

    sweet face what’s behind your eyes

    and please don’t tell me lies

    i need honesty

    hey babe you know the time is now

    for tenderness

  • 05:04 Lyrics
    Lose My Way

    Lose My Way           Beth Wimmer c2003

     

    i live a fine line of truth and fantasy

    i turn a blind eye to my reality

    inside my own world i could disappear

    but i want you to know i don’t mean to let go

    i need you to hold me here

     

    chorus...

    if i lose my way, don’t let me go too far

    remind me of today, tell me who you are

    if i lose my way don’t you let me go far

     

    i know you want me to be here right now

    but it feels safer inside my dream somehow

    in that direction i go without a sound

    but i need you to see i need you to bring me

    back down to the ground

     

    chorus

     

    bridge...

    i know it seems like i am here with you

    but i feel like a shadow only passing through

    but if you hold me tight deep into the night

    well i just might make it through all right

     

    i live a fine line of truth and fantasy

    i turn a blind eye to my reality

    inside my own world i could disappear

    but i want you to know i don’t mean to let go

    i need you to hold me here

     

    chorus...

  • 03:43 Lyrics
    Saturated

    Saturated             Beth Wimmer c2003

     

    hard day at work and i stumble home

    my girlfriend calls on the telephone

    crying about what her lover said

    i pay my bills and fall into bed

     

    now i can’t handle another thing on my plate

    i know it takes patience to see the daylight

    but i just can’t wait

     

    chorus...

    i’m saturated emotionally i’m saturated emotionally

    i’m sinking fast baby can’t you see

    i’m saturated emotionally

     

    i got a lover who won’t commit

    my mama’s bugging me to visit

    my boss is calling for saturday

    i got this gig but it doesn’t pay

     

    there’s no telling just how much more of this i can take

    i usually bend just fine but i feel anytime now

    i’m gonna break

     

    chorus

     

    i try to hold on tight but i can’t sleep at night

    cause i’m thinking it through

    and i say my prayers that someone upstairs

    will show me just what to do

     

    i got deadlines to meet but i’m dead on my feet can’t you see

    i’m at my wit’s end so for now my friend

    you probably better let me be...

     

    i’m saturated emotionally

    i’m sinking fast anyone can see

    can’t hold no more sensitivity

    i’m saturated emotionally

  • 03:55 Lyrics
    Calling All Hearts

    Calling All Hearts Beth Wimmer c2003

     

    when i wanted lovin i knew what to do

    i’d pick up the phone babe and place my call to you

    but last time i gave my heart and you didn’t give it back

    you took it and somebody saw you headin down the track

     

    chorus...

    i said calling all hearts calling all thieves

    i’m calling on the angels to pick me back up off my knees

    calling all hearts calling all thieves

    won’t you bring my heart back babe have mercy on me please

     

    i thought it would be easy to be involved with you

    we’d hook up a couple times and i knew that we’d be through

    but my downfall was when i fell for sweet words that you said

    now you disappeared and i can’t get you out my head

     

    chorus

     

    i knew that i wouldn’t fall in Love i knew i was strong

    but the way i feel today i know i was wrong

    feel like i been violated how could i be so blind

    how could you be so cruel to commit emotional crime

     

    chorus

  • 05:06 Lyrics
    Hard

    Hard     -   Beth Wimmer c2003

     

    i know you long to be the man you dream you are

    you feel defeated when your dream seems too far

    you think you’re losing ground you’re not where you should be

    you can find Peace and inspiration here with me

    chorus...

    don’t be so hard on yourself lover mine

    lie here beside me awhile and you’ll feel fine

    kiss your frustration goodbye when i kiss your skin

    feel your sensations run high from within

     

    you search to live the truth each moment of the day

    then you get so down when you’re pulled the other way

    you’re beautiful but human baby you got to feel it all

    don’t crucify yourself every time you fall

     

    don’t be so hard on yourself lover mine

    lie here beside me awhile and you’ll feel fine

    kiss your frustration goodbye when i kiss your face

    feel all the power inside this embrace

     

    i listen to the words you choose so carefully

    and in your eyes you’ve shown me things i’d never seen

    and i believe that you will reach the higher ground

    with your heart filled with Love and lessons most profound

     

    chorus

  • 04:49 Lyrics
    The Wheel

    The Wheel   -   Beth Wimmer c2003

     

    we take the hand we’re dealt and mix in our own energy

    and even when we try we cannot change the synergy

    sometimes we fight the tide, sometimes we float

    and where the beauty lies is we’re in the same boat

     

    the same game for everyone, the same game for everyone

    we’re warmed by the same sun

     

    and in our darkest time the light is always near

    so in our hardest trial we find the strength to persevere

    the cycle takes us in, its force unseen

    and where the beauty lies is seeing Love in everything

     

    the same game for everyone

    we’re burned by the same sun

    and you should know the deal, no matter how it feels

    you can’t stop the wheel

     

    repeat chorus

     

    no use hiding no use fighting

    just grab hold and don’t forget

    all your needs are being met

     

    it’s the same game for everyone

    we’re warmed by the same sun

    and now you know the deal, no matter how it feels

    you can’t stop the wheel

     

    and it will reveal everything that’s real

    it’s all inside the wheel

  • 04:58 Lyrics
    Holdin' Out

    Holdin’ Out    -    Beth Wimmer c2003

     

    i felt you coming like a freight train running

    you kissed me hard and sweet i’m falling at your feet

    i will wait for you to settle down

    i have faith that you will come around

     

    chorus...

    i’m holdin’ out for you i’ll just give it time

    holdin’ out for you i’ll wait for the divine

    i’m holdin’ out for you it’s all i wanna do

    hold out for you to be mine

     

    i felt you coming like a freight train running

    in my veins to my soul and i lost control

    but i will wait for you to be with me

    i have faith this was meant to be

     

    chorus

     

    i can’t wait to look into your eyes

    with this Love i will not compromise

    cause i believe that you were made for me

    i have faith this was meant to be

     

    chorus

  • 03:37 Lyrics
    Every Time

    Every Time    -    Beth Wimmer c2003

     

    i know i’ll see you on friday it’s not a moment too soon

    i have been dying inside i’ve heard the voice of doom

    too sad to turn on the tv everything makes me cry

    this world is so overwhelming but you give me reason to try

     

    chorus...

    every time i know i’m gonna see you

    my pain melts away inside

    every time i know that i can feel you

    it makes sense to be alive

     

    sometimes when i’m in the darkness i wouldn’t tell anyone this

    i hope the day never finds me i long for heaven’s kiss

    it’s so hard alone here without you even though i got some friends

    i know that i should be happy it’s all i can do to pretend

     

    chorus

     

    i melt the moment you touch me and tell me not to cry

    this world is so overwhelming but you give me reason to try

     

    chorus

NOTES
"Wimmer has a visually attractive product that's as warm and earthy as her music. Most striking is this performer's hearty, folk-informed voice, complemented by violin and B3 organ. Wimmer sings effectively about self-realization ("Move On") and even gets psychedelic on "Live Within..." which includes bells and gongs..." -Music Connection Magazine, Los Angeles

Lover from Last Summer

by beth wimmer

Released 2005
Released 2005
Beth Wimmer is the conscious person's songstress - here are four fearlessly sensitive songs addressing the completion of one-sided relationships and unrequited Love, with honesty and humor.
  • 03:19 Lyrics
    Lover from Last Summer

    Lover From Last Summer        Beth Wimmer c2005

     

    Chorus

    you're my lover from last summer, why you callin' me this spring

    you're the one who said last summer that it didn't mean a thing

     

    V1

    well i wanted something more with you

    you said it was only physical

    purely recreational

    now you're knockin' at my door

     

    Chorus

    you're my lover from last summer, why you callin' me this spring

    you're the one who said last summer that it was only a fling

     

    you're my lover from last summer, why you callin' me today

    don't try messin' with my mind with all the charming words you say

     

    V2

    well i had a little fun with you

    now i'm happy to be done

    i need more feeling in my man

    one who's doing all he can 

    (not last year's lover)

     

    guitar solo/break-down

     

    Chorus

    you're my lover from last summer, why you callin' me this spring

    you're the one who said last summer that it was only a fling

     

    you're my lover from last summer, why you callin' me today

    don't try messin' with my heart with all that charming crap you say

     

    you're my lover from last summer and you weren't even that nice

    i guess you never had it this good and so now you're thinkin' twice

     

    you're my lover from last summer and you weren't even that good

    you should fade into my history just like last summer should!

     

    you're gonna fade into my history just like last summer should

    you will fade into my history just like last summer should!

  • 03:48 Lyrics
    Self Righteous Son of a Bitch

    Self Righteous Son-of-a-Bitch   -    Beth Wimmer c2005

     

    V1

    well i tried to be your friend i tried to help you til the end

    but you're a self-righteous son-of-a-bitch

    thought maybe we could just have sex once in a while we'd reconnect but you're a self-righteous son-of-a-bitch

     

    B

    i don't hear from you for weeks, then you call me up real sweet 

    and talk me into hookin' up, cause you need to use my stuff

     

    Chorus

    we'll you're a self-centered, inconsiderate, immature, manipulative,

    self-serving, non-deserving....

     

    V2 

    i don't mean to diss your mama, i'm sure she did the best she could

    but you're a self-righteous son-of-a-bitch

    well it's true you're very smart, got lots of head but got no heart

    you're a self-righteous son-of-a-bitch

     

    B

    well you call me on the phone, invite me over to your home

    then don't offer me a drink and talk all night like i'm your shrink

     

    Chorus

    well you're a self-centered, inconsiderate, immature, manipulative,

    self-serving, non-deserving...

     

    B

    well it's time to cut my loss cause i finally see the cost

    of spending all my precious time, you won't even spend a dime

    then you're pickin' on my friends, but sit beside me and pretend

    that you treat me with respect while you're kissin' on my neck

     

    Chorus

    well you're a self-centered, inconsiderate, immature, manipulative,

    selfish lover, egotistical, narcisistic, opinionated, self-serving, non-deserving, yellow-bellied, egg-suckin, double-standard, hypocritical, lying, cheating, reckless, deceiving...

  • 04:18 Lyrics
    Weather

    Weather    -   Words and Music by beth wimmer c2004

     

    When the wind blows like this it makes me think of you, we made weather baby

    When the wind blows like this I only think of you, we made weather baby

    Rain comin’ down all day, I drift and dream of you, we made weather baby

    Rain comin’ down on me, leaves me wet and blue, we made weather Love

     

    And when the night falls into day, here in my bed the video plays

    the reel in my mind of the storm every time you stayed

     

    Snow falling peaceful and pure, feels like I’m in your arms, we made weather baby

    but snow makes what’s so obscure, you took away your arms, we made weather baby

    Rain soaks the earth all night, I drift and dream of you, we made weather baby

    we made weather Love

    You soaked me up all right, left me dry and nude, we made weather baby

     

    And when the night falls into day, I wake and I swear I see your face

    A smile on your lips on my skin and we’re makin’ weather again

     

    When the wind blows like this it makes me think of you

    Nobody knows my kiss the way you do

    Rain comin’ down all day, I drift and dream of you

    Rain comin’ down on me, leaves me wet and blue

    We made weather baby

    We made weather baby

    We made weather baby

    We made weather Love

  • 04:44 Lyrics
    Break My Heart

    Break My Heart   -   Beth Wimmer c2001

     

     i’ve seen you, and i see you notice me too

    you won’t be mine, but that’s fine, one night will do

    i been burned, and i’ve learned i don’t heal easily

    but i need some new seed to set my spirits free

     

    please break my heart, break my heart again

    break my heart again

     

    i hurt so bad, it’s time i had someone change my mind

    you’re not him, but in the dim light i know you’ll do fine

    be my guest, i’m too stressed to feel it anymore

    take me now and somehow help me close the door

     

    please break my heart, break my heart again

    break my heart again

     

    and with each kiss, i know this will take me from this place

    and this new ache just might make me forget i know his face

    be my guest, i’m too stressed to feel it anymore

    break my heart, it can’t hurt worse than it did before

    i hurt so bad it’s time i had a new man Loving me

    you’re not him, but in the dim light i can’t really see

     

    please break my heart, break my heart again

    break my heart, break my heart again

NOTES
Beth Wimmer traverses a panoramic, emotional palette with her gut-straight songs of humanness, hope and humor - and personal and spiritual redemption. Her music vibrates within the unique family of Americana - embracing Alt-Country, Rock, and Folk music.

beth wimmer

by beth wimmer

Released 2001
Released 2001
Intimate, acoustic/soul/folk - 8 quiet but certain songs of Love and self-discovery.
  • 04:55 Lyrics
    River

    River    -   Beth Wimmer c2001

     

     

    my Love is a River

    it keeps flowing down the street into the ocean

    my Love is a River

    it keeps on rolling to your door but you don’t open

     

    but you could change your mind

    and jump in any time

    i’ll show you Love so fine it fills you up

     

    my Love is a River

    it keeps flowing down the street into the ocean

    yeah it’s a river

    it keeps on flowin’ to you like a Lover’s secret potion

     

    to make you change your mind

    cause babe the water’s fine

    and you just take your time...ease into it

     

     

    Bridge:

    cause i know this is hard for you

    and you’ve been torn in two

    we all fear something new

    my aim is true...i’ll pull you through

     

    i know you’ll change your mind

    and all we have is time

    to feel a Love so fine it fills you up

    it can fill you up

     

    my Love is river

    it keeps flowing down the street into the ocean

    yeah it’s a river

    it keeps on rolling to you like a Lover’s secret potion

    to your door until you open

    till you feel your heart in motion

    down the street into the ocean

  • 04:47
    Guard Myself
  • 03:25
    Hooked On You
  • 04:35
    I Can't Say
  • 05:22 Lyrics
    Break My Heart

    Break My Heart   -   Beth Wimmer c2001

     

     

    i’ve seen you, and i see you notice me too

    you won’t be mine, but that’s fine, one night will do

    i been burned, and i’ve learned i don’t heal easily

    but i need, some new seed to set my spirits free

     

    please break my heart

    break my heart again

    break my heart again

     

    i hurt so bad, it’s time i had someone change my mind

    you’re not him, but in the dim light, i know you’ll do fine

    be my guest, i’m too stressed to feel it anymore

    take me now, and somehow help me close the door

     

    please break my heart

    break my heart again

    break my heart again

     

    and with each kiss, i know this will take me from this place

    and this new ache just might make me forget i know his face

    be my guest, i’m too stressed to feel it anymore

    break my heart, it can’t hurt worse than it did before

    i hurt so bad, it’s time i had a new man Loving me

    you’re not him, but in the dim light i can’t really see

     

    please break my heart

    break my heart again

    break my heart again

    break my heart again

  • 04:57
    It's For You
  • 03:19
    You
  • 05:01
    Like I Do
NOTES
"Beth Wimmer's debut CD is brilliant and heartfelt. Even with its simple approach of just vocals and guitar, the songwriting is deep and intricate. With songs like "Break My Heart", "River" and "It's For You", Beth Wimmer has a bright future ahead." - Armen Hambar, Future World Music