Lyrics//

Choosing Happy CD

 

Big Arm Chair

 

© 2015 Words & Music Teri Scheinzeit

 

I’m back from the dead

At least I’m out of bed

Scalpel, chart and meds

Rest, the doctor said

 

I used to be a busy bee

Doing endlessly

Now I barely even read

Sometimes I just breathe

 

Now I just sit and stare

By the window in my big armchair

 

My big, big, big, big armchair

My big, big, big, big armchair

 

Time is moving slow

Or is it fast, I don’t know

Trees sleep covered in snow

Where did the summer go?

 

Pillows all around

My feet up off the ground

I sit without a sound

Hmmmm

 

Think I’ll just sit and stare

By the window in my big armchair

 

My big, big, big, big armchair

My big, big, big, big, big armchair

 

Calls to make, I don’t care

Friends to thank, I don’t care

Walks to take, do I care

 

I’m sitting in my big armchair

I’m sitting in my big armchair

Sitting in my big armchair

The cat meets me there

 

 

Tasty Bites

 

© 2015 Words & Music Teri Scheinzeit

 

I forgot how good this feels

I forgot what you taste like

I forgot you’re the real deal

I forgot your tasty bites

 

I forgot how luscious life can be

I forgot how parts blend

I forgot how you savor me

I forgot how hunger ends

 

Here we are together

Here we are again

Here we are together

And I’m better, I am

 

I was thinking I was fine

Living simply on my own

Never needing to wine and dine

I should have known

 

Here we are together

Here we are again

Here we are together

And I’m better, I am

 

Here we are together

Here we are again

Here we are together

And I’m better, yes I am

 

I forgot how good this feels

I forgot what you taste like

I forgot you’re the real deal

I forgot your tasty bites

I forgot your tasty bites

I forgot your tasty bites

How I need your tasty bites

 

 

Winter Moon

 

© 2015 Words & Music Teri Scheinzeit

 

Our souls could have landed anywhere

Kashmir, Dublin or Delaware

Amber skin or fiery red hair

Anywhere

 

Our homes could have turned up any place

Tiny hut or majestic space

Or swirling ‘round in some big rat race

Any place

 

There’s a winter moon out tonight

Where ever darkness falls

One moon as we look up

In New York and Nepal

 

We could have been born Hindu

Me a Muslim, or you a Jew

You staring at me, me staring at you

Smiling, too

 

There’s a winter moon out tonight

Covering us all

One moon as we look up

In New York and Nepal

 

What might be?

If for one day I were you

And you were me

Maybe, we’d live in harmony        

 

Winter moon, Winter moon

Winter moon, Winter moon

 

There’s a winter moon out tonight

Where ever darkness falls

One moon as we look up

In New York and Nepal

 

One moon as we look up     

Covering us all

 

Our souls could have landed anywhere

 

 

Laundry Room

 

© 2015 Words & Music Teri Scheinzeit

 

I like being in the laundry room

After hours by the light of the moon

I like it most when I’m alone

No emails or telephones

Just me, my quarters and the sudsy foam

 

I like separating dark from light

Making piles, making things right

Spraying on stuff that removes

All the crap I get into

Once a week I start anew

In the laundry room

 

Swish, twirl, tumble, swirl

I’m going down

Swish, twirl, tumble, swirl

I’m going now to the laundry room

 

Down in the laundry room

I call the shots

A cold, cold rinse for you

Out, out damn spot

No one says I’m moving slow

There is no line, which I must tow

No reports I must show

In the laundry room

 

Swish, twirl, tumble, swirl

I’m going down

Swish, twirl, tumble, swirl

I’m going now to the laundry room

 

Some people like to meditate to calm down

Others like to congregate at bars uptown

But me, oh no, I’d rather go

With softeners and Ivory Snow

Six flights down to a world below

 

Out of the dryer come towels sweet & hot

Inside I feel a warm and fluffy spot

I neatly fold my underwear

Socks have partners everywhere

Life is good. Life is fair

In the laundry room

 

Swish, twirl, tumble, swirl

I’m going down

Swish, twirl, tumble, swirl

I’m going now to the laundry room

To the laundry Room

To the laundry Room

 

See you later. I’m going down

 

 

Lili

 

© 2015 Words & Music Glen Roethel & Teri Scheinzeit 

 

I feel wild, I feel free

Why don’t you sit by the pond with me?

The sun’s shining down, no one’s around

Don’t you feel skinny dippy?

 

I feel mellow, I feel fine

Let’s get loopy with some summer wine

Lay on our backs, chill and relax

Have a full-bodied time

 

My name is Lily

This is my pad

Come over when you’re feeling sad

I’ll soothe your soul

Come be my tadpole

 

Wrote you a love note, the ink is green

Splash and take a leap with me

The water is fine, we’re divine

Let’s have a little wet whoopee

 

I feel tender, no need to beg

I know you’ve got your eyes on my legs

You’ll feel alright, a true delight

When we jump onto that waterbed

 

Chorus

 

And when you come knock on my door

I’ll let you in

Then you’ll come back for more

Cause you’ll like where you’ve been

 

My name is Lily

This is my pad

Come over when you’re feeling sad

It’s the place to be

When you’re feeling lonely

We’ll kiss on the rocks

They’re steamy and hot

I’ll soothe your soul

Come be my tadpole

 

 

Choosing Happy

 

© 2015 Words & Music Teri Scheinzeit

 

Blue skies are muddy grey

Again the F Train is delayed

Lost a client who always paid

But I’m choosing happy today

 

Global warming like we’ve never known

On a bus I left my cell phone

It’s been years since my arms were toned

But I’m choosing happy today

 

Choosing Happy

Choosing Happy Today

Choosing Happy

Choosing Happy Today

 

Winter flu is here again

We’re fighting wars that never end

I’ve been yelling at my dad’s girlfriend

But I’m choosing happy today

Another victory for handguns

Another wrinkle from all the sun

I keep waiting for my time to come

But I’m choosing happy today

 

Choosing Happy

Choosing Happy Today

Choosing Happy

Choosing Happy Today

 

Higher taxes up ahead

I painted our walls way too red

To fall asleep now I’m taking meds

But I’m choosing happy today

 

Choosing Happy

Choosing Happy Today

Choosing Happy

Choosing Happy Today

 

Choosing Happy

Choosing Happy Today

Choosing Happy

Choosing Happy Today

Today, Today

 

 

Groove With Me

 

© 2015 Words & Music Teri Scheinzeit

 

I’ve been walking out of step

Free falling without a net

Throwing good money at bad debt

Poor me

 

Ice-skating without a rink

Writing love letters without ink

Dancing the two-step out of sync

Poorly

 

Now I found my true groove

Come on now watch me move

Come on, Come on,

Come on, Come on, Come on now

 

Do do do do do do do 

Groove with me (2x)

 

Windsurfing without a board

Playing music with all wrong chords

Crying out, Dear Lord,

Help me

 

Deep-sea fishing without a line

Out of touch, out of time

Watching myself decline

Save me

 

Now I found my true groove

Come on now, watch me move

Come on, Come on,

Come on, Come on, Come on now

 

Do do do do do do do

Groove with me (4X)

 

I’ve been rolling wrong dice

Selling low, paying the price

Measuring once, cutting twice

Screw me

 

Downhill skiing without a pole

Fitting square pegs into round holes

Trying to rock, trying to roll

Awkwardly

 

Now I found my true groove

Come on now, I’m quite the dude

Come on, Come on,

Come on, Come on

Come on now

 

Do, do, do, do, do, do, do

Groove with me

Do, do, do, do, do, do, do

Groove with me (2x)

 

With me, with me, Groove with me

 

 

Don't Do This Now

 

© 2008 Teri Scheinzeit

 

I trusted you with my heart

I trusted you’d do your part

Never, never, never let anybody in this far

Don’t do this now

 

I knew you had a past

Never lied about it when I asked

But you swore, you swore that was then

Don’t do this now

 

People love, they cry

They move, they die

People pray, try

But they don’t change

 

People hope, try

Squirm, lie

But they don’t change

 

Old dogs can’t learn new tricks

Too busy chasing the same old sticks

Crazy me, I thought I’d be the fix

Don’t do this now

 

Spiderman morphs on movie screens

Ken might change in little girl Barbie dreams

Tired of waiting for what won't be

Don’t do this now

 

Chorus

 

Wish I may wish I might

Have this wish, this wish, this wish

Tonight

 

People love, they cry

People move, they die

People pray, try

But they don’t change

 

People hope, try

Squirm, lie

But they don’t change

They don’t change

They don’t change

You won’t change

 

 

Falling Again

 

© 2015 Words & Music Teri Scheinzeit

 

I’m falling again          

Don’t know when the fall will end

How far will I drop?

Again

 

I’m tired again

Not just now and then

Laying low in bed

Again

 

Bright bouncing balls that soar

And quickly rise

Come crashing down sometimes

I’d gladly give up my electric highs

To lose these stormy skies

 

I’m trouble again

Saying mean stuff to

All my friends

They don’t know what to say

Again, Again, Again

I’m wondering again

How long can I pretend

Everything is just fine

Again, Again

 

I’m falling again          

Don’t know when it will end

How far will I drop?

Again, again, again, again

 

 

Joe

 

© 2010 Teri Scheinzeit

 

Once upon a time

I ran out of rhymes

No words I chose

Would fit

 

One unusual day

I found myself a stray

A cat in the snow

Moving slow

Crouching low

Nowhere to go

He had no flow

He would not grow

Sweet? Oh no

You’d say, “Oh”

I call my cat Joe

 

My cat Joe

Sitting on my lap

My cat Joe

He likes a little nap

Joe

 

Luckily for me

He couldn’t climb up trees

He stayed on the ground

Grew fat and round

He gained 8 pounds

Followed me around

His ears are brown

And he calms me down

He digs my sound

Yeah, he digs my sound

 

Look now who was found

 

My cat Joe

Sitting on my lap

My cat Joe

He likes a little nap

Joe

 

Take it, Joe

Chorus 2x

 

 

Rock Me Home

 

© 2015 Words & Music Teri Scheinzeit

 

Holding tight

With all my might

I’m letting go tonight

 

Moving slow

Nowhere to go

I’ll let it flow tonight

 

You take charge tonight

Make what’s hard all right

 

Bring me home

Sing me home

Rock me home tonight

 

Breathing out

My fears and doubts

Try to release it tonight

 

Here at last

Without the past

Try to forget tonight

 

You take charge tonight

Make what’s hard all right

 

Bring me home

Sing me home

Rock me home tonight

 

I’ll lie still

Wait until

I drift tonight

 

Here I’ll rest

Forget the mess

I want to be blessed 

 

You take charge tonight

Make what’s hard all right

 

Bring me home

Sing me home

Rock me home tonight

 

Bring me home

Sing me home

You’re my home