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