Caitlyn Callery

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Caitlyn Callery

Boy, I need to get outside
Leave reality behind.
Feel the sun’s rays on my face
As I run far from this place.
Breathing slow when panic ends
Again.

This feels too much like hard time,
Misery stealing my prime,
Breaking everything I am,
Laughing at my future plans.
Will this torment ever end
Again?

Right now I’m going
Stir Crazy. How much more can I take?
Stir Crazy. I need to make my break.
Stir Crazy. Before I lose my mind.
Stir Crazy. Leave the madness all behind.

Because I know I’m going…
I know it’s showing…
I know I’m going…
Stir Crazy.

Everything I thought I knew
All the things I thought were true
The confidence I thought I wore
Left in tatters on the floor.
Past the point where it can mend
Again.

And it’s leaving me
Stir Crazy. How much more can I take?
Stir Crazy. I need to make my break.
Stir Crazy. Before I lose my mind.
Stir Crazy. Leave the madness all behind.

Because I know I’m going…
I know it’s showing…
I know I’m going…
Stir Crazy.

Locked up tight,
(The future’s hazy)
Is this what it’s coming to?
(Is this what it’s coming to?)
Locked up tight
(And I’m stir crazy)
This is what it’s coming to.
(This is what it’s coming to.)
All my nightmares coming true.
(Leaves me crazy through and through)
This is what it’s coming to, (coming to, coming to…)

Will this torment ever end
Again?

And now I’m going
Stir Crazy. How much more can I take?
Stir Crazy. I need to make my break.
Stir Crazy. Before I lose my mind.
Stir Crazy. Leave the madness all behind.

Because I know I’m going…
I know it’s showing…
I know I’m going…
Stir Crazy.

Stir Crazy

I talked with you
I walked with you
Sometimes, we popped a cork or two
And now I can’t be with you,
It’s driving me insane.

I laughed with you
A time or two,
With you, the world seemed bright and new.
And now I can’t be with you,
It’s dull and grey again.

Now I can’t hold your hand
Life doesn’t seem as grand
The days seem twice as long
And in the nights,
The lonely nights,
And in the nights…
The memories are twice as strong.

~

I talked with you
I walked with you
Sometimes, we popped a cork or two
And now I cant be with you,
It’s driving me insane.

Now I can’t hold your hand
Life doesn’t seem as grand
The days seem twice as long
And in the nights,
The lonely nights,
And in the nights…
The memories are twice as strong.

We’ll see this through
And one day soon
We’ll be together, me and you.
Till then, knowing I love you
Is what will keep me sane.

The times that I’m not with you
Are driving me insane.

Driving me insane

A minute ago, you were there.
We had our whole lives to share.
The future looked so bright,
Everything was all right,
With love and laughter, and joy and song,
And in a minute, it was gone.

You were there, you were mine to hold,
Each day you were here was gold.
What should've been forever
Has turned into never,
The laughter crashed, and silenced the song,
And in that minute, you were gone.

A minute ago, we were together
A minute ago, life was forever.
A minute ago, my greatest treasure,
Here in my arms, forever, and ever, and ever...

A hollow wind now howls through me
Ice cold, where you used to be.
The sorrow breaks my heart,
Tears my soul apart,
The searing agony shoots me down
And I remember you are gone.

There was love and laughter, and joy and song.
And in a minute, it was gone.
In that lost minute, you were gone.

In a Minute


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Boy, I need to get outside
Leave reality behind.
Feel the sun’s rays on my face
As I run far from this place.
Breathing slow when panic ends
Again.

This feels too much like hard time,
Misery stealing my prime,
Breaking everything I am,
Laughing at my future plans.
Will this torment ever end
Again?

Right now I’m going
Stir Crazy. How much more can I take?
Stir Crazy. I need to make my break.
Stir Crazy. Before I lose my mind.
Stir Crazy. Leave the madness all behind.

Because I know I’m going…
I know it’s showing…
I know I’m going…
Stir Crazy.

Everything I thought I knew
All the things I thought were true
The confidence I thought I wore
Left in tatters on the floor.
Past the point where it can mend
Again.

And it’s leaving me
Stir Crazy. How much more can I take?
Stir Crazy. I need to make my break.
Stir Crazy. Before I lose my mind.
Stir Crazy. Leave the madness all behind.

Because I know I’m going…
I know it’s showing…
I know I’m going…
Stir Crazy.

Locked up tight,
(The future’s hazy)
Is this what it’s coming to?
(Is this what it’s coming to?)
Locked up tight
(And I’m stir crazy)
This is what it’s coming to.
(This is what it’s coming to.)
All my nightmares coming true.
(Leaves me crazy through and through)
This is what it’s coming to, (coming to, coming to…)

Will this torment ever end
Again?

And now I’m going
Stir Crazy. How much more can I take?
Stir Crazy. I need to make my break.
Stir Crazy. Before I lose my mind.
Stir Crazy. Leave the madness all behind.

Because I know I’m going…
I know it’s showing…
I know I’m going…
Stir Crazy.

Stir Crazy

I talked with you
I walked with you
Sometimes, we popped a cork or two
And now I can’t be with you,
It’s driving me insane.

I laughed with you
A time or two,
With you, the world seemed bright and new.
And now I can’t be with you,
It’s dull and grey again.

Now I can’t hold your hand
Life doesn’t seem as grand
The days seem twice as long
And in the nights,
The lonely nights,
And in the nights…
The memories are twice as strong.

~

I talked with you
I walked with you
Sometimes, we popped a cork or two
And now I cant be with you,
It’s driving me insane.

Now I can’t hold your hand
Life doesn’t seem as grand
The days seem twice as long
And in the nights,
The lonely nights,
And in the nights…
The memories are twice as strong.

We’ll see this through
And one day soon
We’ll be together, me and you.
Till then, knowing I love you
Is what will keep me sane.

The times that I’m not with you
Are driving me insane.

Driving me insane

A minute ago, you were there.
We had our whole lives to share.
The future looked so bright,
Everything was all right,
With love and laughter, and joy and song,
And in a minute, it was gone.

You were there, you were mine to hold,
Each day you were here was gold.
What should've been forever
Has turned into never,
The laughter crashed, and silenced the song,
And in that minute, you were gone.

A minute ago, we were together
A minute ago, life was forever.
A minute ago, my greatest treasure,
Here in my arms, forever, and ever, and ever...

A hollow wind now howls through me
Ice cold, where you used to be.
The sorrow breaks my heart,
Tears my soul apart,
The searing agony shoots me down
And I remember you are gone.

There was love and laughter, and joy and song.
And in a minute, it was gone.
In that lost minute, you were gone.

In a Minute

Hacker alert! (Hacker alert!)
You cracked open my heart (This is gonna hurt)
Cut through the firewall (Are you just a flirt?)
Your malware installed. (Hacker, Hacker alert.)

Took command of my keys (Hacker alert!)
And brought me to my knees (Kneeling in the dirt)
Not a thing I could do (This is gonna hurt)
To stop you getting through. (Hacker, Hacker alert.)

Password protected (Hacker alert!)
Yet still I’m infected. (This is gonna hurt)
No longer secure (Are you just a flirt)
And there isn’t a cure. (Hacker, Hacker…)

~

Hacker alert! (Hacker alert!)
You cracked open my heart (This is gonna hurt)
Cut through the firewall (Are you just a flirt?)
Your malware installed. (Hacker, Hacker alert.)

~

All my secrets laid bare (Hacker alert!)
And that makes me scared (Crawling in the dirt.)
While you just grow bold (Are you a flirt?)
Take remote control (Hacker, Hacker alert.)

Hacker alert! (Hacker alert!)
You cracked open my heart (Are you a flirt?)
Control, alt, delete (This is gonna hurt)
Intrusion complete. (Hacker, Hacker alert.)

(Hacker, Hacker, Hacker, alert…)

Control, alt, delete

You let me down again.
I trusted you and it seems this is where it ends,
With one more night of me pretending there’s no pain,
And now I know what I should do.

I’m leaving you behind,
There’s only so long I can go on being blind.
I’m out the door before you start to blow my mind,
And from now on, I’m over you.

From forever, it comes down to this, one last goodbye kiss.
From forever. Won’t be taken in by your honey talking.
From forever. A heartbreak feeling, then I start the healing.
From forever. Oh, I tried to put it right, but it was a losing fight,
And now I can see what you thought of me
And just knowing cuts me free
From forever.

Can’t say I enjoyed the ride,
The churned up, turned up way you made me feel inside,
Savaged my heart and left me nowhere I could hide,
But I survived and I came through

From forever, it comes down to this, one last goodbye kiss.
From forever. Won’t be taken in by your honey talking.
From forever. A heartbreak feeling, then I start the healing.
From forever. Oh, I tried to put it right, but it was a losing fight,
And now I can see what you thought of me
And just knowing cuts me free
From forever.

From forever, it comes down to this, one last goodbye kiss.
From forever. Won’t be taken in by your honey talking.
From forever. A heartbreak feeling, then I start the healing.
From forever. Oh, I tried to put it right, but it was a losing fight,
And now I can see what you thought of me
And just knowing cuts me free
From forever.

From Forever

Maisie’s sitting meekly, shyest of the hens,
Jimmy’s acting carefully, tryin’ to set a trend.
An old man calls for whisky and promises a fight
Everything is yours, if you have the price
Of one more night…
Another night in Paradise.

Jimmy’s hot enough to melt ice cream,
Every head turns, everybody starts to dream.
No-one’s listening to the band,
They’re all following this man
In between the pleasure and the vice,
Promising a night in Paradise.

Maisie squeezes past, her body brushes his,
The quick burn sparks, and the air begins to fizz.
She sucks her thumb and takes her chance,
Draws him to her lethal dance,
He is watching every move she makes,
Giving just exactly what it takes.

And all around
It’s going down…

Barman shakes the cocktails, music’s getting loud,
Hens scream out excitedly, doing Bacchus proud.
Reputations won and lost on the throws of dice
They’re all enjoying one more night,
Another night…
Another night in Paradise.

They want to leave, but it is getting late,
There’s no way out, they can’t avoid their fate.
Don’t care about it any more,
Where it came from, what it’s for,
All they want now is one more night,
Another night…
Another night in Paradise.

And all around
It’s going down…

Maisie's on the table, dancing out of tune.
Jimmy's got his shirt undone, howling at the moon.
The old man complains his drink is watered down with ice
And we're all enjoying one more night,
Another night…
Another night in Paradise.

Another night in Paradise

He's snoring under the table,
She's fast asleep in the chair,
They partied while they were able,
Pushing aside their despair.
Laughing too loud, flying too high,
Maybe today they’ll reach the sky.

It started last year in August,
Sheltering from the soft rain
The smile she gave him was modest
And he could not turn away.
All he wanted, before his eyes,
She held his hand, he reached the sky.

The flame inside them burned brightly,
Nothing could dim it, it seemed.
Her love for him made him mighty,
His love for her was a dream.
Their friends said they’d fall by and by,
They didn't care, they reached the sky.

August turned into September,
Long summer nights closing in,
Then suddenly came November,
Winter was forming within.
Ice on his wings, he couldn't fly,
no longer able to reach the sky.

And now the party is over,
The empties stacked by the door.
he's just another leftover
Nobody wants any more.
But as he leaves he can't deny
For a moment he reached the sky.

He's waiting at the bus station
Sheltering from the hard snow,
She comes, eyes full of frustration
As she asks, “why did you go?
Love doesn't always have to fly,
It doesn't need to reach the sky.”

She turns away disappointed,
Ready to make her way home
Leaves him there, feeling disjointed,
Facing a lifetime alone.
There are times when saying goodbye’s
The only way to reach the sky.

The bus comes and he takes a seat
Ready to go where he will.
They pull out, his heart skips a beat,
And he knows he loves her still.
He can't believe he made her cry
When he thought he could reach the sky.

Heart in his mouth, he rings her bell,
Then stands, shamefaced, at the door.
What will she say? He cannot tell.
Will she want him any more?
She hugs him close, he starts to fly,
Together now they can reach the sky.

Reach the sky

The wind howls a mournful carol and leaves a vicious bite,
White breath hangs in front of faces hurrying home tonight.
Yellow light on white tile walls, the sweet aroma of decay.
A boy and a girl,
tightly curled,
against the cold
and an uncaring world
Did you see them as you walked away?

Shopping bags bulge with presents, in gold and red and green,
Magic shines in faces from glitter and lights and trees,
Hurry on to cosy homes, relax at the end of the day,
But under the town
Battened down
On concrete ground
Where the lost are found
Are the ones who didn’t walk your way.

Joe holds her hand as Mary cries again
Nearly breaks his fingers on another wave of pain,
And there, deep in the underpass, with traffic up above,
Life begins for a baby boy, and he wraps the world in love.

The wind howls a mournful carol and leaves a vicious bite,
White breath hangs in front of faces hurrying home tonight.
Yellow light on white tile walls, the cloying perfume of the poor.
Is this all we are?
Don’t we care?
That love’s disbarred,
Humanity marred.
Is there nothing here worth fighting for?

Joe holds her hand as Mary cries again
Nearly breaks his fingers on another wave of pain,
And there, deep in the underpass, with traffic up above,
Life begins for a baby boy, and he wraps the world in love.

Shopping bags bulge with presents, in gold and red and green,
Magic shines in faces from glitter and lights and trees,
Hurry on to cosy homes, relax on this festive night,
The world celebrates.
All await
A baby’s fate,
The defeat of hate –
But only if we make it right,
Only if love’s worth the fight.

Jesus in the Underpass

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Boy, I need to get outside
Leave reality behind.
Feel the sun’s rays on my face
As I run far from this place.
Breathing slow when panic ends
Again.

This feels too much like hard time,
Misery stealing my prime,
Breaking everything I am,
Laughing at my future plans.
Will this torment ever end
Again?

Right now I’m going
Stir Crazy. How much more can I take?
Stir Crazy. I need to make my break.
Stir Crazy. Before I lose my mind.
Stir Crazy. Leave the madness all behind.

Because I know I’m going…
I know it’s showing…
I know I’m going…
Stir Crazy.

Everything I thought I knew
All the things I thought were true
The confidence I thought I wore
Left in tatters on the floor.
Past the point where it can mend
Again.

And it’s leaving me
Stir Crazy. How much more can I take?
Stir Crazy. I need to make my break.
Stir Crazy. Before I lose my mind.
Stir Crazy. Leave the madness all behind.

Because I know I’m going…
I know it’s showing…
I know I’m going…
Stir Crazy.

Locked up tight,
(The future’s hazy)
Is this what it’s coming to?
(Is this what it’s coming to?)
Locked up tight
(And I’m stir crazy)
This is what it’s coming to.
(This is what it’s coming to.)
All my nightmares coming true.
(Leaves me crazy through and through)
This is what it’s coming to, (coming to, coming to…)

Will this torment ever end
Again?

And now I’m going
Stir Crazy. How much more can I take?
Stir Crazy. I need to make my break.
Stir Crazy. Before I lose my mind.
Stir Crazy. Leave the madness all behind.

Because I know I’m going…
I know it’s showing…
I know I’m going…
Stir Crazy.

Stir Crazy

I talked with you
I walked with you
Sometimes, we popped a cork or two
And now I can’t be with you,
It’s driving me insane.

I laughed with you
A time or two,
With you, the world seemed bright and new.
And now I can’t be with you,
It’s dull and grey again.

Now I can’t hold your hand
Life doesn’t seem as grand
The days seem twice as long
And in the nights,
The lonely nights,
And in the nights…
The memories are twice as strong.

~

I talked with you
I walked with you
Sometimes, we popped a cork or two
And now I cant be with you,
It’s driving me insane.

Now I can’t hold your hand
Life doesn’t seem as grand
The days seem twice as long
And in the nights,
The lonely nights,
And in the nights…
The memories are twice as strong.

We’ll see this through
And one day soon
We’ll be together, me and you.
Till then, knowing I love you
Is what will keep me sane.

The times that I’m not with you
Are driving me insane.

Driving me insane

A minute ago, you were there.
We had our whole lives to share.
The future looked so bright,
Everything was all right,
With love and laughter, and joy and song,
And in a minute, it was gone.

You were there, you were mine to hold,
Each day you were here was gold.
What should've been forever
Has turned into never,
The laughter crashed, and silenced the song,
And in that minute, you were gone.

A minute ago, we were together
A minute ago, life was forever.
A minute ago, my greatest treasure,
Here in my arms, forever, and ever, and ever...

A hollow wind now howls through me
Ice cold, where you used to be.
The sorrow breaks my heart,
Tears my soul apart,
The searing agony shoots me down
And I remember you are gone.

There was love and laughter, and joy and song.
And in a minute, it was gone.
In that lost minute, you were gone.

In a Minute

Hacker alert! (Hacker alert!)
You cracked open my heart (This is gonna hurt)
Cut through the firewall (Are you just a flirt?)
Your malware installed. (Hacker, Hacker alert.)

Took command of my keys (Hacker alert!)
And brought me to my knees (Kneeling in the dirt)
Not a thing I could do (This is gonna hurt)
To stop you getting through. (Hacker, Hacker alert.)

Password protected (Hacker alert!)
Yet still I’m infected. (This is gonna hurt)
No longer secure (Are you just a flirt)
And there isn’t a cure. (Hacker, Hacker…)

~

Hacker alert! (Hacker alert!)
You cracked open my heart (This is gonna hurt)
Cut through the firewall (Are you just a flirt?)
Your malware installed. (Hacker, Hacker alert.)

~

All my secrets laid bare (Hacker alert!)
And that makes me scared (Crawling in the dirt.)
While you just grow bold (Are you a flirt?)
Take remote control (Hacker, Hacker alert.)

Hacker alert! (Hacker alert!)
You cracked open my heart (Are you a flirt?)
Control, alt, delete (This is gonna hurt)
Intrusion complete. (Hacker, Hacker alert.)

(Hacker, Hacker, Hacker, alert…)

Control, alt, delete

You let me down again.
I trusted you and it seems this is where it ends,
With one more night of me pretending there’s no pain,
And now I know what I should do.

I’m leaving you behind,
There’s only so long I can go on being blind.
I’m out the door before you start to blow my mind,
And from now on, I’m over you.

From forever, it comes down to this, one last goodbye kiss.
From forever. Won’t be taken in by your honey talking.
From forever. A heartbreak feeling, then I start the healing.
From forever. Oh, I tried to put it right, but it was a losing fight,
And now I can see what you thought of me
And just knowing cuts me free
From forever.

Can’t say I enjoyed the ride,
The churned up, turned up way you made me feel inside,
Savaged my heart and left me nowhere I could hide,
But I survived and I came through

From forever, it comes down to this, one last goodbye kiss.
From forever. Won’t be taken in by your honey talking.
From forever. A heartbreak feeling, then I start the healing.
From forever. Oh, I tried to put it right, but it was a losing fight,
And now I can see what you thought of me
And just knowing cuts me free
From forever.

From forever, it comes down to this, one last goodbye kiss.
From forever. Won’t be taken in by your honey talking.
From forever. A heartbreak feeling, then I start the healing.
From forever. Oh, I tried to put it right, but it was a losing fight,
And now I can see what you thought of me
And just knowing cuts me free
From forever.

From Forever

Maisie’s sitting meekly, shyest of the hens,
Jimmy’s acting carefully, tryin’ to set a trend.
An old man calls for whisky and promises a fight
Everything is yours, if you have the price
Of one more night…
Another night in Paradise.

Jimmy’s hot enough to melt ice cream,
Every head turns, everybody starts to dream.
No-one’s listening to the band,
They’re all following this man
In between the pleasure and the vice,
Promising a night in Paradise.

Maisie squeezes past, her body brushes his,
The quick burn sparks, and the air begins to fizz.
She sucks her thumb and takes her chance,
Draws him to her lethal dance,
He is watching every move she makes,
Giving just exactly what it takes.

And all around
It’s going down…

Barman shakes the cocktails, music’s getting loud,
Hens scream out excitedly, doing Bacchus proud.
Reputations won and lost on the throws of dice
They’re all enjoying one more night,
Another night…
Another night in Paradise.

They want to leave, but it is getting late,
There’s no way out, they can’t avoid their fate.
Don’t care about it any more,
Where it came from, what it’s for,
All they want now is one more night,
Another night…
Another night in Paradise.

And all around
It’s going down…

Maisie's on the table, dancing out of tune.
Jimmy's got his shirt undone, howling at the moon.
The old man complains his drink is watered down with ice
And we're all enjoying one more night,
Another night…
Another night in Paradise.

Another night in Paradise


About Me

Bio

I live in Sussex, UK. When I'm not writing, I'm reading, knitting, spending time with my family or working for the charity World In Need.

CV/History

I've had 18 stage plays published, one of which won an award, two more were shortlisted. Some include songs I wrote lyrics for. Also had three novels and a novella published. Another novella due out in 2017, and have completed novel number 4.

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