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Sue Broudy
10/15/16
Sue Broudy

Lyrics

Stars in the night sky shine bright

For all lost loves who might

Venture way back to finding home

 

You might surprise yourself

Once you allow yourself

Time to understand where we all come from

 

We are right, right where we need, we need to be

We are right, right where we need to be

 

No time no space

No where no place

That we can be sure of

 

We are here in a blink

One sparkling wink

A labor of light above

 

We are right, right where we need, we need to be

We are right, right where we need to be

 

You’ll find a way, no matter what you say

So why don’t you give in

 

We are right, right where we need, we need to be

We are right, right where we need to be

We are right, right where we need, we need to be

We are right, right where we need to be

 

We. Are. Right. Where. We. Need. To. Be.

(aired on Women of Substance Radio 2017 http://www.wosradio.com/)

 

Scott Weber lead, Open Road Musicians and special guest John Widgrin on slide pedal steel guitar
Feb 2017
Sue Broudy

Lyrics

©Sue Broudy and Scott Weber

 

Life has settled a little    

There’re lines by your eyes

And a touch of grey    

Sent down from the skies

 

Being old isn’t done

Just a little worn from use

It sure doesn’t mean

That we still can’t cut loose


I’m watching you walk

Across the lawn 

Up in the morning

 At crack of dawn

Dew on the window

Mist in the air

You’re smiling at me 

With your blue-eyed stare

 

Our children are grown

They’ve all moved on

There’s a roof over our heads

And a fire here to fight the fog

 

No use complaining

Like my dad used to say

Who wants to listen

To bitchin’ anyway?

CHORUS

Feeling the days drive by

Getting old isn’t new

Feeling your love by my side

Where would I be? …

Without you, without you

 

I’m watching you walk

Across the lawn

Up in the morning

At crack of dawn

Dew on the window

Mist in the air

You’re smiling at me

And I’m watching you walk

Across the lawn

Up in the morning

At crack of dawn

Dew on the window

Mist in the air

You’re smiling at me…

With your blue-eyed stare

 

 

Sue Broudy
09/19/2016
Sue Broudy

Story

This song was created for the Alliance for Conscious Transitioning, (http://theallianceforconscioustransitioning.org/) whose mission is to help open the conversation and provide resources and services to support and embrace end-of-life transition.  This new endeavor has helped me to tune in and write a little differently, not as a performer, but as a vehicle to help sooth and comfort.  As an artist you are constantly creating in your head and your heart, and sometimes, doing something different is exactly right.  I hope you enjoy.

Lyrics

JOURNEY HOME                                                                           

©SueBroudy2016                                                                          

suebroudy@gmail.com

 

 

Voices sing in the stars, to you

Trees reach out with their arms, for you

 

All these things we know will help

With your long journey home

 

Sit still be still, lay your ego down

Feel the hummm, what a wonderful sound

 

I will love you every day until the day I die.  I die.

And as time goes by, I will love you forever more

 

You will see me in your dreams at night

You will know I’m there, without sight

 

The darkest of nights will soon see the light

Sue Broudy
11/30/2016
Sue Broudy

Lyrics

CHANGE                                                                                 

©Sue Broudy and Scott Weber 2015

 

I don't know what to say to you, or anyone
This is the time we've got to go through
Winds are strong as I lean in
There's wisdom here if I give in

Change is hard, you know
But I'll grow, yes I'll grow

Change is hard, you know

But I’ll grow, yes I’ll grow

           

I see possibilities today

You can ask for help to see, a new way

Winds are strong as I lean in
There's wisdom here if I give in

Change is hard, you know
But I'll grow, yes I'll grow

Change is hard, you know

But I’ll grow, yes I’ll grow

Pay no mind to glass half empty                 

You know you’re strong, it’s in your heart

 You can have anything you want, just start //

 

Change is hard, you know

But I'll grow, yes I'll grow

Change is hard, you know

But I’ll grow, yes I’ll grow

                                    
Change is hard, you know, but I’ll grow, yes I’ll grow...

Open Road Band
11/18/2016
Sue Broudy

Lyrics

PRAYER WHEEL        ©2015 Sue Broudy and Scott Weber

I hear the Canaan train blowing

Through the back woods tonight

It’s not just me you see

That feels a certain knowing

Standing still for way too long

That whistle stirs my soul

Need to find out who I am

Need a certain knowing

 

Time to go ‘cause I know

Hearts needs to heal

Time to see who I can be

Spin the prayer wheel

Spin the prayer wheel…//

Get on the road

 

I keep doing for others

What I won’t do for myself

Should I travel the Canaan rails

And just forget I’m a mother

The days just keep rolling by

Rolling by the wind

Need to find out who I am

Need a certain knowing

 

Time to go ‘cause I know

Hearts needs to heal

Time to see who I can be

Spin the prayer wheel

Spin the prayer wheel…//

Get on the road     

Get on the road

 

What would you do now

If standing in my shoes

If I go on this path alone

I'll be looking for the truth

What would you do now?

I hear the Canaan train blowin... “ooooo”

 

Sue Broudy
11/30/2016
Sue Broudy
Open Road
02/29/2016
Sue Broudy & Scott Weber
Sue Broudy
Sue Broudy
Sung by Sue Broudy, Scott Weber, Nancy Burger
2014
©Sue Broudy and Scott Weber

Lyrics

On this train              

Swaying side to side

Rolling me a-way

Lights flying by on this familiar ride

You told me not to stay

 

The way it feels         

As the miles pile on

Rolling me a-way

Ninety miles an hour in the darkest night

Only time will say

           

Will we know, will we know, to go home, to go home

Will we know, will we know, to go home, to go home

 

I travel long

And travel hard

Rolling me a-way

I want to understand the way you are

But you told me not to stay

 

The way it feels

As the miles pile on

Rolling me a-way

Ninety miles an hour in the darkest night

Only time will say     

                       

Oh-o-o-oh, Coming home is hard but the leaving is worse

Every time we roll a-way

It feels like forever and a day

Only time will say…  will we know.  will we know.   to go home.  to go home  

 

Will we know, will we know, To go home, to go home

Will we know, will we know, To go home, to go home 

The way it feels as the miles pile on, rolling me away

Ninety miles an hour in the darkest night, rolling me away

Sung by Sue Broudy with Scott Weber on guitar and Cole Smith on violin
03/02/2014
© Sue Broudy

Story

Heading Home is a song about me and my dad (he passed in 2011).  He had a unique life long before I came along.  I miss him but I know when I head home, he watches over.

Lyrics

How do you know a man’s life?   

Is it written in what he does?

Is is ever going to be the way you thought it would be in your memory?

 

I grew up in suburbia

My people are from the south

They fought in the Civil War in Tennessee, my grandpa spoke of bravery.

 

My headlights are heading home

Still too far away to roam

Time to lay down my heart

Time to make a new start

 

At fifteen I was taking the train

Always taking the train to New York.

To find an identity to wear, to hide behind, to prove to him that I was right.

 

I worked every day of my life.

I owed nothing and I had some fun.

But my dad was always there like he is now even in the blackest of the night.

 

My headlights are heading home

Still too far away to roam

Time to lay down my heart

Time to make a new start

 

Find the time

Find the time                                    

Make some time

To store it all away.

 

My headlights are heading home

Still too far away to roam

Time to lay down my heart

Time to make a new start

Sung by Sue Broudy, harmony by Maggie Jo Shapiro
03/02/2014
© Sue Broudy

Story

Oh My Love  The more I know about love the less I know about love, especially in matters of the heart, but it still takes two...

Lyrics

I liked him from afar

But he’s your friend

He only paid me

Attention

 

He saw me out walking

And we had coffee

But he’s gone now

Did I mention?

 

Oh-Oh my love

Oh…………O-Oh my love

It’s me and you

Oh-Oh my love

Oh………….O-Oh my love

It takes two

 

Now you’re resting on my heart

And residing in my head

 But last night when we lay to rest

You turned your back on me in bed

Now I hear birds in the morning

Singing in the light

As the evergreens whispered

Past midnight

 

Oh-Oh my love

Oh…………O-Oh my love

It’s me and you

Oh-Oh my love

Oh………….O-Oh my love

It takes two

 

A tug of war of wills

We’re worn out

Did we forget

Forever?

 

I vow to you

I’ve always been true

We’re a time worn

Endeavor

 

Oh-Oh my love

Oh…………O-Oh my love

It’s me and you

Oh-Oh my love

Oh………….O-Oh my love

It takes two

Sung by Sue Broudy, harmony by Maggie Jo Shapiro
03/02/2014
© Sue Broudy

Story

Barynya*, which is Russian for “barn dance” and “sudarnya” for “young lady”, is a song about my grandmother Charna, who emigrated from Odessa, Russia to Ellis Island, NY, then made her way to South Carolina to start her life over after an Odessa pogrom**. 

*The violin intro and inspiration for writing the song Barynya is taken from the intro to Czardas, written by Italian composer Vittorio Monti in 1904.

**A pogrom is a violent massacre or persecution of an ethnic or religious group, particularly one aimed at Jews.  The term, a Yiddish variation on a Russian word meaning "thunder", originally entered the English language to describe 19th and 20th-century attacks on Jews in the Russian Empire.

Lyrics

                                                                    

The streets were filled with broken glass                                      

And mama says close your eyes and dream at last

Mama says, to close your eyes

Close your eyes, and dream

 

You knew this was a place that you couldn’t stay

Where life was brutal and cold every day

Deep down you knew

You couldn’t stay

         

Ai-yi yi yi yi Barynya                       

Barynya  sudarynya, barynya                    

Ai-yi yi yi // Barynya

 

Passage on the S.S. Majestic was paid

And you sailed so far away

You sailed

So far away

 

You landed on free soil in the land of liberty

Greeted by the brave and the free

In the land

Of liberty

Ai-yi yi yi yi Barynya                       

Barynya  sudarynya, barynya                    

Ai-yi yi yi // Barynya

Then you traveled by rail to the South Carolines

Where the heat was like fruit off the vine     

You kissed the land and said
Ple-e-e-e-ease, be mine

Ai-yi yi yi yi Barynya                       

Barynya  sudarynya, barynya                    

Ai-yi yi yi // Barynya

Now the streets are filled with children and games

Although you still dream of glass you know your life’s not the same

Thank God.

It’s not the same 

 

Ai-yi yi yi yi Barynya                       

Barynya  sudarynya, barynya                    

Ai-yi yi yi // Barynya

 

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