Deanna Sweidel

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Deanna Sweidel

8/20/19
Darkness set in
I am lost
It’s cooler now
In the frost

Can’t find my way
Can’t get out
Feeling alone
Cast about

When will I see
The light through the trees
When will I feel
The light gentle breeze
And move on from
Those sweet memories
Oh, When will I see
The light through the trees

Darkness set in
You are gone
Now I just search
For the dawn

Can’t find my way
Can’t get past
Everything changed
Way too fast

When will I see
The light through the trees
When will I feel
The light gentle breeze
And move on from
Those sweet memories
Oh, When will I see
The light through the trees

The touch of your hand
The warmth of your kiss
The sound of your voice
Lost in this abyss

When will I see
The light through the trees
When will I feel
The light gentle breeze
And move on from
Those sweet memories
Oh, When will I see
The light through the trees

Light Through The Trees

Won’t obey the rules
Don’t need to be saved
I’ll go my own way
Travelin’ roads unpaved

Take a crooked path
Off road never straight
Getting what I want
Never want to wait

Yeah I’m a little zany
Don’t mean that i ain’t brainy
So what, yeah I smoke and drink
Really don’t care what you think
You be you, I’ll be me, baby
Offbeat, carefree and zany

I’ll find my own beat
I’ll bang my own drum
Can’t go through life
All uptight and numb

Hear my own music
Blastin’ in my ears
Dance like I want to
Don’t care what you hear

Yeah I’m a little zany
Don’t mean that i ain’t brainy
So what, yeah I smoke and drink
Really don’t care what you think
You be you, I’ll be me, baby
Offbeat, carefree and zany

Maybe oh just maybe
I’m a little zany
Don’t mean that I’m crazy
You might see things hazy
But believe me baby
Life’s more fun with zany

Yeah I’m a little zany
Don’t mean that i ain’t brainy
So what, yeah I smoke and drink
Really don’t care what you think
You be you, I’ll be me, baby
Offbeat, carefree and zany

Zany

You shined your light
Despite tough times
Inspiring us all

You shined your light
No matter what
Defying all the odds

I hope that we’ve all learned
The lessons left behind
To smile and laugh
And every day to live
Life pure and kind
I hope we won’t forget
The lessons left behind
To smile and laugh
And every day to live
Life unresigned

You shined your light
Despite such pain
Uplifting all our souls

You shined your light
Through thick and thin
Resisting fear’s stronghold

I hope that we’ve all learned
The lessons left behind
To smile and laugh
And every day to live
Life pure and kind
I hope we won’t forget
The lessons left behind
To smile and laugh
And every day to live
Life unresigned

Your light will shine
On all of us
A bright and loving glow

Your light will shine
Forever now
And through it we will grow

I hope that we’ve all learned
The lessons left behind
To smile and laugh
And every day to live
Life pure and kind
I hope we won’t forget
The lessons left behind
To smile and laugh
And every day to live
Life unresigned

Your Light


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8/20/19
Darkness set in
I am lost
It’s cooler now
In the frost

Can’t find my way
Can’t get out
Feeling alone
Cast about

When will I see
The light through the trees
When will I feel
The light gentle breeze
And move on from
Those sweet memories
Oh, When will I see
The light through the trees

Darkness set in
You are gone
Now I just search
For the dawn

Can’t find my way
Can’t get past
Everything changed
Way too fast

When will I see
The light through the trees
When will I feel
The light gentle breeze
And move on from
Those sweet memories
Oh, When will I see
The light through the trees

The touch of your hand
The warmth of your kiss
The sound of your voice
Lost in this abyss

When will I see
The light through the trees
When will I feel
The light gentle breeze
And move on from
Those sweet memories
Oh, When will I see
The light through the trees

Light Through The Trees

Won’t obey the rules
Don’t need to be saved
I’ll go my own way
Travelin’ roads unpaved

Take a crooked path
Off road never straight
Getting what I want
Never want to wait

Yeah I’m a little zany
Don’t mean that i ain’t brainy
So what, yeah I smoke and drink
Really don’t care what you think
You be you, I’ll be me, baby
Offbeat, carefree and zany

I’ll find my own beat
I’ll bang my own drum
Can’t go through life
All uptight and numb

Hear my own music
Blastin’ in my ears
Dance like I want to
Don’t care what you hear

Yeah I’m a little zany
Don’t mean that i ain’t brainy
So what, yeah I smoke and drink
Really don’t care what you think
You be you, I’ll be me, baby
Offbeat, carefree and zany

Maybe oh just maybe
I’m a little zany
Don’t mean that I’m crazy
You might see things hazy
But believe me baby
Life’s more fun with zany

Yeah I’m a little zany
Don’t mean that i ain’t brainy
So what, yeah I smoke and drink
Really don’t care what you think
You be you, I’ll be me, baby
Offbeat, carefree and zany

Zany

You shined your light
Despite tough times
Inspiring us all

You shined your light
No matter what
Defying all the odds

I hope that we’ve all learned
The lessons left behind
To smile and laugh
And every day to live
Life pure and kind
I hope we won’t forget
The lessons left behind
To smile and laugh
And every day to live
Life unresigned

You shined your light
Despite such pain
Uplifting all our souls

You shined your light
Through thick and thin
Resisting fear’s stronghold

I hope that we’ve all learned
The lessons left behind
To smile and laugh
And every day to live
Life pure and kind
I hope we won’t forget
The lessons left behind
To smile and laugh
And every day to live
Life unresigned

Your light will shine
On all of us
A bright and loving glow

Your light will shine
Forever now
And through it we will grow

I hope that we’ve all learned
The lessons left behind
To smile and laugh
And every day to live
Life pure and kind
I hope we won’t forget
The lessons left behind
To smile and laugh
And every day to live
Life unresigned

Your Light

She’ll wipe your tears
She’ll drink your beers
She’ll give it to you straight

She’ll fight your fights
She’ll stay up nights
She’ll argue and debate

She’s your B F F
Your own life ref
Telling when you’re
Right or wrong
By you all along
She is always there
She’ll always care
Telling when you’ve
Had enough
When your times get rough
She’s your B F F

She’ll light the match
She’ll itch your scratch
She’ll post bail if she must

She’ll let you cry
She’ll help you try
She’s the one you trust

She’s your B F F
Your own life ref
Telling when you’re
Right or wrong
By you all along
She is always there
She’ll always care
Telling when you’ve
Had enough
When your times get rough
She’s your B F F

She knows too much
There in a clutch
Always by your side

She’s got your back
Gives you a smack
When you think all hope has died

She’s your B F F
Your own life ref
Telling when you’re
Right or wrong
By you all along
She is always there
She’ll always care
Telling when you’ve
Had enough
When your times get rough
She’s your B F F

Always talkin shit
You get what you get
She’s your B F F

Your B F F

I want to ask
I want to plead
I want to beg
For what I need

Just one more time
Just one more day
Just one more kiss
Can’t end this way

You owe me this
You can’t deny
The end’s not right
I know you tried
But after all
The tears I’ve cried
You owe me one
One last goodbye

I want to ask
I want to pray
I want to beg
Beg you to stay

Just one more time
Just one more night
Just one more kiss
To make it right

You owe me this
You can’t deny
The end’s not right
I know you tried
But after all
The tears I’ve cried
You owe me one
One last goodbye

Though I want more
I’ll smile and say
Goodbye to you
And walk away

You owe me this
You can’t deny
The end’s not right
I know you tried
But after all
The tears I’ve cried
You owe me one
One last goodbye

And after all
The tears I’ve cried
You owe me one
One last goodbye

You Owe Me One

You broke me
You hurt me
You don’t seem to care

I sat here
I waited
With just a blank stare

How could you do this
After all these years
How could you do this
Cause so many tears

Can’t be honest
Can’t be true
You don’t seem to care

Gave my heart
Gave my soul
You remained unaware

How could you do this
After all this time
How could you do this
Callus and benign

You broke me
You hurt me
You just don’t care

I’ll sit here
Still waiting
With just a blank stare

How could you do this
After all these years
How could you do this
Cause so many tears

How could you do this
After all this time
How could you do this
Callus and benign
You broke me
You hurt me
Are you aware

You broke me
You hurt me
And you just don’t care

You Broke Me

Not everyone will be just right
Stand by your side
Through every fight
Not everyone will be a friend
Be there for you
Until the end

Here’s my advice
Life’s not complex
Some will, some won’t
So what? Who’s next?
Yeah
Some will, some won’t.
Who cares? Who’s next?

Not everyone will love you back
Hold your hand
Pick up the slack
Not everyone will be a friend
And stick around
Until the end

Here’s my advice
Life’s not complex
Some will, some won’t
So what? Who’s next?
Yeah
Some will, some won’t.
Who cares? Who’s next?

Wish I had better guidance
‘Cuz most people
Ain’t shinin’ diamonds

So listen up
Life’s not complex
Some will, some won’t
So what? Who’s next?
Yeah
Some will, some won’t.
Who cares? Who’s next?

Next (spoken)

Who's Next

100 texts daily
I can’t forget to delete
No GPS usage
For the places we meet

No one can see us
No one can know
Be sure to go home, babe
And put on a good show

You don’t have to remind me
Every time that we meet
To watch out for my make up
And my perfume's too sweet
Take off my lipstick and
Don’t park next to your car
Stop all your worries
There’s no need to remind me
Because I know what we are

Let’s meet at the hotel
The one that’s real old
Lunch at the cafe
A couple miles down the road

Don’t use your credit card
Stick with just cash
Be sure the receipts
Don’t end up in your trash

You don’t have to remind me
Every time that we meet
To watch out for my make up
And my perfume's too sweet
Take off my lipstick and
Don’t park next to your car
Stop all your worries
There’s no need to remind me
Because I know what we are

Can’t stay the night dear
Can’t take a whole day
Can’t raise the suspicion
This is our only way


You don’t have to remind me
Every time that we meet
To watch out for my make up
And my perfume's too sweet
Take off my lipstick and
Don’t park next to your car
Stop all your worries
There’s no need to remind me
Because I know what we are

No need to remind me
Because I know what we are

No need to remind me
Because I know what we are

No need to remind me
Because I know what we are

No need to remind me
Because I know what we are

No need to remind me
I can’t forget what we are

What We Are

My Uploads

8/20/19
Darkness set in
I am lost
It’s cooler now
In the frost

Can’t find my way
Can’t get out
Feeling alone
Cast about

When will I see
The light through the trees
When will I feel
The light gentle breeze
And move on from
Those sweet memories
Oh, When will I see
The light through the trees

Darkness set in
You are gone
Now I just search
For the dawn

Can’t find my way
Can’t get past
Everything changed
Way too fast

When will I see
The light through the trees
When will I feel
The light gentle breeze
And move on from
Those sweet memories
Oh, When will I see
The light through the trees

The touch of your hand
The warmth of your kiss
The sound of your voice
Lost in this abyss

When will I see
The light through the trees
When will I feel
The light gentle breeze
And move on from
Those sweet memories
Oh, When will I see
The light through the trees

Light Through The Trees

Won’t obey the rules
Don’t need to be saved
I’ll go my own way
Travelin’ roads unpaved

Take a crooked path
Off road never straight
Getting what I want
Never want to wait

Yeah I’m a little zany
Don’t mean that i ain’t brainy
So what, yeah I smoke and drink
Really don’t care what you think
You be you, I’ll be me, baby
Offbeat, carefree and zany

I’ll find my own beat
I’ll bang my own drum
Can’t go through life
All uptight and numb

Hear my own music
Blastin’ in my ears
Dance like I want to
Don’t care what you hear

Yeah I’m a little zany
Don’t mean that i ain’t brainy
So what, yeah I smoke and drink
Really don’t care what you think
You be you, I’ll be me, baby
Offbeat, carefree and zany

Maybe oh just maybe
I’m a little zany
Don’t mean that I’m crazy
You might see things hazy
But believe me baby
Life’s more fun with zany

Yeah I’m a little zany
Don’t mean that i ain’t brainy
So what, yeah I smoke and drink
Really don’t care what you think
You be you, I’ll be me, baby
Offbeat, carefree and zany

Zany

You shined your light
Despite tough times
Inspiring us all

You shined your light
No matter what
Defying all the odds

I hope that we’ve all learned
The lessons left behind
To smile and laugh
And every day to live
Life pure and kind
I hope we won’t forget
The lessons left behind
To smile and laugh
And every day to live
Life unresigned

You shined your light
Despite such pain
Uplifting all our souls

You shined your light
Through thick and thin
Resisting fear’s stronghold

I hope that we’ve all learned
The lessons left behind
To smile and laugh
And every day to live
Life pure and kind
I hope we won’t forget
The lessons left behind
To smile and laugh
And every day to live
Life unresigned

Your light will shine
On all of us
A bright and loving glow

Your light will shine
Forever now
And through it we will grow

I hope that we’ve all learned
The lessons left behind
To smile and laugh
And every day to live
Life pure and kind
I hope we won’t forget
The lessons left behind
To smile and laugh
And every day to live
Life unresigned

Your Light

She’ll wipe your tears
She’ll drink your beers
She’ll give it to you straight

She’ll fight your fights
She’ll stay up nights
She’ll argue and debate

She’s your B F F
Your own life ref
Telling when you’re
Right or wrong
By you all along
She is always there
She’ll always care
Telling when you’ve
Had enough
When your times get rough
She’s your B F F

She’ll light the match
She’ll itch your scratch
She’ll post bail if she must

She’ll let you cry
She’ll help you try
She’s the one you trust

She’s your B F F
Your own life ref
Telling when you’re
Right or wrong
By you all along
She is always there
She’ll always care
Telling when you’ve
Had enough
When your times get rough
She’s your B F F

She knows too much
There in a clutch
Always by your side

She’s got your back
Gives you a smack
When you think all hope has died

She’s your B F F
Your own life ref
Telling when you’re
Right or wrong
By you all along
She is always there
She’ll always care
Telling when you’ve
Had enough
When your times get rough
She’s your B F F

Always talkin shit
You get what you get
She’s your B F F

Your B F F

I want to ask
I want to plead
I want to beg
For what I need

Just one more time
Just one more day
Just one more kiss
Can’t end this way

You owe me this
You can’t deny
The end’s not right
I know you tried
But after all
The tears I’ve cried
You owe me one
One last goodbye

I want to ask
I want to pray
I want to beg
Beg you to stay

Just one more time
Just one more night
Just one more kiss
To make it right

You owe me this
You can’t deny
The end’s not right
I know you tried
But after all
The tears I’ve cried
You owe me one
One last goodbye

Though I want more
I’ll smile and say
Goodbye to you
And walk away

You owe me this
You can’t deny
The end’s not right
I know you tried
But after all
The tears I’ve cried
You owe me one
One last goodbye

And after all
The tears I’ve cried
You owe me one
One last goodbye

You Owe Me One

You broke me
You hurt me
You don’t seem to care

I sat here
I waited
With just a blank stare

How could you do this
After all these years
How could you do this
Cause so many tears

Can’t be honest
Can’t be true
You don’t seem to care

Gave my heart
Gave my soul
You remained unaware

How could you do this
After all this time
How could you do this
Callus and benign

You broke me
You hurt me
You just don’t care

I’ll sit here
Still waiting
With just a blank stare

How could you do this
After all these years
How could you do this
Cause so many tears

How could you do this
After all this time
How could you do this
Callus and benign
You broke me
You hurt me
Are you aware

You broke me
You hurt me
And you just don’t care

You Broke Me


About Me

Bio

I've been writing for about 3 years now and I love it! Expressing myself though lyrics has become a daily activity. I participate in FAWM and 50/90 every year as well as several other challenge groups. I cannot read or write music, so I only write lyrics. I am a career retail manager, mother of 3 grown children and Mema to one spunky little 5 year old.

CV/History

In 2018, during 50/90, I wrote 110 original lyrics and had 35 of those set to music by various artists. I have 2 songs available on all digital platforms "Listening To The Rain" and "Does She" - both performed by Joanne Cooper

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