WHEN I'M AN ANGEL

by Laurianne Fiorentino / LAURIA

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1.
1 Homeland I can see my Homeland from here when I close my eyes and I sit real still I can see my homeland from here, always could and I always will Even when the smell of danger is near and the fire is on the hill I can see my homeland from here, always could and I always will I can feel my family from here When I close my eyes and I sit real still I can feel my family from here, I always could and I always will Even when fear finds a hole in my heart And I become a stranger to my will I can feel my family from here, I always could and I always will I can reach all I need from here When I close my eyes and I sit real still I can reach all I need from here I always could and I always will Even when hunger is haunting me And there’s nothing but wind in the till I can reach all I need from here, always could and I always will I can touch the truth from here When I close my eyes and I sit real still I can touch the truth from here, always could, always will Even when darkness devours me And there’s no holy grail to fill I can touch the truth from here, always could and I always will I can sense all the sadness in the world When I close my eyes and I sit real still I can sense all the sadness in the world Always could and I always will Even when a baby laughs and enemies forgive I can celebrate until I can sense all the sadness in the world, always could and I always will I can lean on love from here When I close my eyes and I sit real still I can lean on love from here, I always could and I always will Even when stillness is shattered by rage, I can refuse to kill I can lean on love from here, I always could and I always will
2.
2 Heaven By Water Bright stars, dark trees, and clear water The time traveler’s wife is dancing on stones Barbarians to angels, under the bridge of sighs The man who stopped time sleeps alone Won’t you walk the blue fields with me Through shadow county And if we get to Heaven By Water, Never let me go No heart of lies, no twisted tree Will ever again speak the quiet word As lords of the silent dream songs in ordinary time the book of air and shadows shuns the absurd The tipping point of the lost symbol blinks in the second brain The Children of the storm dance Where the god of love hangs out If you taste the history of wine and Toast the mistress of the sun The ground beneath her feet will shatter all doubt
3.
3 When I’m An Angel When I grow up I want to be an angel I want to fly away, I wanna watch over every little baby When I grow up someday When I get weary, and I feel so small I can barely stand on my own When I’m An Angel I promise I will carry All the troubles of the world away Until then I’m gonna walk by the river Knowing my thirst for you will be broken Oh, When I’m An Angel I’ve been living for a long long time Battered by rage and warmed by your sweet love I wanna rest easy in the shelter from the storm Before my wings carry me away When I grow up I want to be an angel And leave my bones by the old oak tree You’ll know I’m gone when the rain starts a comin’ Water like promises over the ground
4.
_4 Simple as the Sun Jump into me swim to the back of my heart, Where the beat drills deeper and the blood is red hot Where the sound of the moon is the sound of the stars, And everything is simple as the sun, as the sun Everything is Simple As The Sun If to you I seem distant I am not the only one, Sometimes I feel like I am coming undone But I don’t want you to worry, I love you too much, All I need is something simple Like the warmth of your touch, So won’t you jump into me…. Heaven is the place where the color of fear Is the color of me wanting you to be near If I opened up my heart enough to let you inside, Would it feel like something in me had just folded up and died? I’d have to jump into me…. What would I do with an open heart? How would I pretend to falter How could I pretend to fall apart? When everything I thought I knew Fell right through And left us wide open, all alone – with the truth Absolutely
5.
5 Moon In The Morning Don’t ever take your eyes off of me I am becoming so very hard to see In your eyes is where I long to be When you take your eyes off of me Any minute I might disappear Unless I know you can see me right here Don’t fell asleep or I may fall free of you, When you take your eyes off of me Like the Moon In The Morning fades into blue, I am in danger of fading into you So if you would, if you will Keep this in mind and keep watching me until You see me break free of the fear of loving you, Promise you won’t take your eyes off of me Say you wouldn’t think of taking your eyes off of me, Tell me you just can’t take your eyes off of me
6.
6 All Night Rain Hearts wounded and wild No angel could tame Stumble towards heaven In a tag-you’re-it game Then you come on like a dream A slow turn of the wheel Remembering how to breathe And learning how to feel Is love worth the trouble Does wind blow on the plain Does a seed ever long for an All Night Rain All Night Rain You are sinking into me like an All Night Rain Oh an All night Rain Random puzzle pieces We’re just raindrops and stars Until we fall into each other And discover who we are I can sense a storm coming You won’t hear me complain It’s an answer to a prayer For an All Night Rain Out here in the highlands The Rockies kiss the Rio Grande Whatever doesn’t happen often Happens when it can At first just a whisper Familiar yet strange It still feels lick the first time Whenever love calls my name Like an All Night Rain
7.
7 Digital Radio I can wrap your skin in rays of the sun As soon as every day has begun To remind you you’re not the only one Oh yeah I’ve been a fool like you I can slip the song my raven sings onto your finger as a friendship ring To remind you that courage is a sacred thing for far too long it’s been taboo I can turn the Digital Radio on To prove to you all the static is gone Sweep the dust off the path you’re on This is all I can do for you my love This is all I can do for you I can ask the stars in your eyes at night To reveal the moon who sometimes hides her light So you can see yourself through your second sight What your heart has always known Round the turning and through the fire We meet again and again in a squall of desire Love will find a way as it will surely tire of these endless fields of snow I can simmer shadows of the afternoon And steep them in the mystery of the simplest tune To quench the thirst that always hunts for you Every where you go We three will melt like ice in July Oh you haven’t till now and neither have I For you’ve been promised to fear and I to the lie The war is won, we’ve made it through Can you hear me now, can you dial me in Am I loud & clear or is the signal too thin With reception so good why don’t you pull me through, You got your eye on me and I got nothing on you
8.
8 Drop There’s a darkness coming, my dreams are getting cold Something’s dancing in the distance and it’s losing all control I’m a melted Drop of matter, a tear that never fell When darkness comes to get me, you can find me in the well Down in the well, we all are water Can’t tell a son from a daughter Am I kissing you or are you kissing me It’s dark in here and I can’t see There’s a darkness coming, slashing through the light With a momentary nature and an unforgivable fight How can you say you love me, when to love me is to drown I’ve never see you near the water Beyond the crowds, the noise, the town Solid things are liars, they trick me with their weight They speak of all their permanence They blink and breathe too late So I’m going to be a drop of melted matter A tear that never fell If you want me, Bring your emptiness, and join me in the well I have been fresh air, I have been bad weather I have been the thing that makes you hide and seek I’ve been lifting your cries all the way to the moon I’ve been the thing that makes you weak So snap out of your stupor, till you learn to say please I am the reason why you came, I’m the reason you have knees The clouds were thick last evening, Today the skies are blue I’ve been the thing that crawls inside and gives all this to you So are you ready for the union, are you ready for the heat Are you ready for the end of the game that makes your heart compete I’m asking ‘cause you’d want me to To believe you had a choice I’ve been living I the breath of you I’m the thing that makes your voice So give it up, your sleep is done Give it up, it’s the ringing f the bell Give it up, you’ll never know what hi you And I’m never going to tell I’m always going to be a Drop of melted matter A tear that never fell, So if you want me, bring your emptiness and join me in the well
9.
9 Please Don’t Heaven happened to me when I held your hand in mine 
Even when you’re not here I got you with me all the time I don’t need no blackberry, iPhone or Bluetooth 
I got your voice in my head when I’m looking for the truth My bag of tricks is empty I need something to believe
 Got a cool cool head but I’m steamy underneath
 Got a dream I am dreamin and I wanna make it stick
 your heart has been my compass through the forest and the brick so please don’t take it with you when you go You are pushin my button and pulling my string 
you seem to be connected to my everything
 I thought I could get by without letting you know My heart is hiding but it cannot hide the glow There’s an angel singing in the wide open blue 
Saying stop wasting time girl, you know what to do 
A star was born on the day that we me
 That means we got a good love we are not finished loving yet so Please don’t take it with you when you go I am handing you a wish as you’re walking through the door I need you with me like the ocean needs the floor 
I am not playing around no I haven’t lost my mind
 I am not a beggar I am not the beggin kind The sky is cracking open and the ground is falling in 
The sun is throwing rainbows all over our skin 
I know like to gamble, how much you wanna bet 
we have got a good love we’re not finished loving yet 
Be careful not to do something that you might regret
10.
Got a cool cool head but I’m steamy underneath
Got a dream I am dreamin and I wanna make it stick
your heart has been my compass through the forest and the brick so please don’t take it with you when you go You are pushin my button and pulling my string
you seem to be connected to my everything
I thought I could get by without letting you know My heart is hiding but it cannot hide the glow There’s an angel singing in the wide open blue
Saying stop wasting time girl, you know what to do
A star was born on the day that we me
That means we got a good love we are not finished loving yet so Please don’t take it with you when you go I am handing you a wish as you’re walking through the door I need you with me like the ocean needs the floor
I am not playing around no I haven’t lost my mind
I am not a beggar I am not the beggin kind The sky is cracking open and the ground is falling in
The sun is throwing rainbows all over our skin
I know like to gamble, how much you wanna bet
we have got a good love we’re not finished loving yet
Be careful not to do something that you might regret ‘cause We have got a good love we’re not finished loving yet Please don’t take it with you when you go Teardrop Song All the tears you never cry, Sit it the dark and wonder why They’re just dying to fall, For the thrill of it all From a heavy heart Every tear that you deny, Becomes a tiny little lie Why not let the truth fall, For the thrill of it all From a heavy heart Y’know a teardrop has no shame Every sunbeam feels the same A heavy heart is like a sun Who won’t shine for anyone You never see a heavy sun Rain or shine it’s all for fun Why not let the teardrops fall For the thrill of it all Making light a heavy heart And It’s a perfect day When a teardrop gets its way And like a sunbeam gets to fall For the thrill of it all Making light a heavy heart So let the teardrops fall For the thrill of it all Making light a heavy heart
11.
Trouble Trouble is just tenderness of the heart Held hostage in a troubled mind Trouble will always see you through That forest that keeps the light from finding you I came to you in Trouble, you’d had enough of Trouble I didn’t mean to Trouble you You said it was no Trouble at all Then Trouble surrounded me, and Trouble surrounded you too I wasn’t looking for Trouble, Trouble found me anyway You thought I was giving you Trouble When I was just trying to stay out of Trouble’s way Oh how we Troubled each other And Trouble gave way to more Trouble The next time you’re in Trouble Take the Trouble to stop Troubling yourself Ask Trouble say Hey what’s the Trouble? Let Trouble have its way for a while Then trouble’s gonna work it out and Trouble will melt into no Trouble at all
12.
Fire Like You Burn you Fire, speak to me now Crackle your way to my ear Leave nothing behind but the echo of light Leave nothing to prove you were here Won’t you dance with me every evening Trading poems for pieces of wood I won’t refuse you though I know you might Burn me down if you thought that you could Do you know what it’s like to be drawn to you Not too close and never too far Oh Love, please don’t go out on me now Stay with me in the dark where we are Teach me to tell ancient stories Weaving moments into lifetimes of gold To harness the heat, To signal the sea Teach me to banish the cold Oh Fire, you and I were born in a star No strangers to the way that we live Blazing a trail through the wilderness And burning till there’s nothing to give I have loved many Fires Like You There are some who have dared to love me Tell me, oh tell me what it’s like to be brief To go out, to be gone, to be free

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After 30yrs as a renowned music critic it was my absolute pleasure to be the first iin Oz to hear the latest offering from Lauria aka Laurianne Fiorentino.. so if you search the stars at night and long to go home... belive in the healing power of music...use it for meditation etc this cd is a must for you ..direct from the universe this cd will evoke a journey of Love and healing like no other. SHAYNE SOALL, Australia, March 15, 2017

I can't wait to talk and tell you how inspired I am and how much our whole family is digging the album. We play it in the car and all of us are singing on the way to and from school. The girls (5 & 8) are amazed that we know this amazing singer who made these amazing songs. I am breathless at them all, and want to talk about how I can make a bulk order so I can give it to all my friends for the bday gifts this year. Freaking epic. Kyle Bello, writer/poet/teacher/mother/wife


REPUBLIC OF FIORENTINO “Singer-songwriter Laurianne Fiorentino has always brought a certain panache to her work, an undeniable passion that pulsates outwardly from her guitar and right into your freaking heart. It’s how she was able to crowdfund her new album When I’m An Angel, with the help of hundreds of fans. She put together a killer back-up band, tapped jazz stalwart John Rangel for production and assembled a genre-defying set of textured rock-meets-soul-meets-jazz(ish) songs. “No shoe-gazing here,” Fiorentino, who now goes by Lauria, says. “Just a passionate dance thought a festival of genres.” Amen Sister.

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released April 4, 2017

PRODUCED AND RECORDED by John Rangel. Mixed by John Kurzweg & Pete Keppler. Mastered by Bob Olhsson. Michael Kott - cello. JQ Whitcomb - trumpet. Asher Barreras - bass. Mark Clark & Joel Fadness - drums. Joey Wilson - lead guitar. Barbara Bentree - background vocals. Lauria - guitar, vocals, harmonica, frog.

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