S.M. Tinker (Elizabeth Overmyer)

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Verse One:
Hello from Ohio
I’ve just reached a new low
Can you help my girlfriend’s brother
I tried to ask my mother
But I don’t like confrontation
And they’re going at it again
Whoa-oh! Whoa-oh! Whoa-oh! (Send help, -Man)

Chorus:
Dear Annie
What are you in this for
A suture stitch for heartache
A homemade, fix-all cure
Between the cash and attention
Did you find a glimpse of light
I couldn’t find my answers
In the column that you write

Verse Two:
Hello from some far land
I wish to take a stand
But I don’t have a clue how
To fix the pain and hurt in
The world; and it is a ginormous mess
Solve that all in two paragraphs
Whoa-oh! Whoa-oh! Whoa-oh (Send help, - Daft)

Chorus

Bridge:
Sometimes, always, I mean almost every
Single day I find myself asking
Searching
Needing
Wondering
Reading your column and thinking
What’s inside our brains?
Whoa-oh! Whoa-oh! Whoa-oh! Let’s talk it out

Chorus

Dear Annie

Verse 1
This world is full of claustrophobia
A man can’t catch his breath
No religion worth livin’
Have we reached sudden death?

Then—at last!—I see You
With Your arms held open wide
You say if I believe in you, Jesus
You’ll never leave my side

So many years of waitin’

Chorus
Just to breathe, Lord
Yes, I breathe You
To be with you
Every minute of the day
Yeah, I need to
Breathe you
In every way
To breathe

Verse 2
Life’s full of changes, varying terrains
I’m slogging through the mire
Every breath is a strain

Now, at last, I see hope
For my dry yet drowning soul
Come, Lord, quench and revive me
I surrender control

So many years of fighting

Chorus

Bridge
The altitude I’m reaching
The air is getting thin
I listen to your teaching
Your Word, my oxygen

So many years of gasping

Chorus x 2

Breathing Lessons

Verse 1:
Won’t you take my hand
Guide me to the light
Can’t we just pretend
Our love stars have aligned

I thought I knew and had it all
When Love was spring, but now it’s fall

Chorus:
And among the dying embers
A manor so cold
I wonder if she remembers
She was mine to hold
Oh how I fight the tears
Someday we’ll laugh over
My tragedy of errors

Verse 2:
Ash was my last sight
I recall the burn
It does not compare
To my love’s offer, spurned

Though I deserved every mile
I’d die right now to see her smile

Chorus

Bridge:
Is there a possibility of walking today?
I’d hate for us to miss this chance just because of rain.

Chorus 2:
And among the phoenix feathers
A manner so bold
I know that she remembers that
I am hers to hold
Oh how I fight the tears
As we laugh over
My comedy of errors

A Comedy of Eyres


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Verse One:
Hello from Ohio
I’ve just reached a new low
Can you help my girlfriend’s brother
I tried to ask my mother
But I don’t like confrontation
And they’re going at it again
Whoa-oh! Whoa-oh! Whoa-oh! (Send help, -Man)

Chorus:
Dear Annie
What are you in this for
A suture stitch for heartache
A homemade, fix-all cure
Between the cash and attention
Did you find a glimpse of light
I couldn’t find my answers
In the column that you write

Verse Two:
Hello from some far land
I wish to take a stand
But I don’t have a clue how
To fix the pain and hurt in
The world; and it is a ginormous mess
Solve that all in two paragraphs
Whoa-oh! Whoa-oh! Whoa-oh (Send help, - Daft)

Chorus

Bridge:
Sometimes, always, I mean almost every
Single day I find myself asking
Searching
Needing
Wondering
Reading your column and thinking
What’s inside our brains?
Whoa-oh! Whoa-oh! Whoa-oh! Let’s talk it out

Chorus

Dear Annie

Verse 1
This world is full of claustrophobia
A man can’t catch his breath
No religion worth livin’
Have we reached sudden death?

Then—at last!—I see You
With Your arms held open wide
You say if I believe in you, Jesus
You’ll never leave my side

So many years of waitin’

Chorus
Just to breathe, Lord
Yes, I breathe You
To be with you
Every minute of the day
Yeah, I need to
Breathe you
In every way
To breathe

Verse 2
Life’s full of changes, varying terrains
I’m slogging through the mire
Every breath is a strain

Now, at last, I see hope
For my dry yet drowning soul
Come, Lord, quench and revive me
I surrender control

So many years of fighting

Chorus

Bridge
The altitude I’m reaching
The air is getting thin
I listen to your teaching
Your Word, my oxygen

So many years of gasping

Chorus x 2

Breathing Lessons

Verse 1:
Won’t you take my hand
Guide me to the light
Can’t we just pretend
Our love stars have aligned

I thought I knew and had it all
When Love was spring, but now it’s fall

Chorus:
And among the dying embers
A manor so cold
I wonder if she remembers
She was mine to hold
Oh how I fight the tears
Someday we’ll laugh over
My tragedy of errors

Verse 2:
Ash was my last sight
I recall the burn
It does not compare
To my love’s offer, spurned

Though I deserved every mile
I’d die right now to see her smile

Chorus

Bridge:
Is there a possibility of walking today?
I’d hate for us to miss this chance just because of rain.

Chorus 2:
And among the phoenix feathers
A manner so bold
I know that she remembers that
I am hers to hold
Oh how I fight the tears
As we laugh over
My comedy of errors

A Comedy of Eyres

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About Me

Bio

"Tinker" writes plays, novels, short stories, and what-have-you for a living. Her favorite artists are (at the moment) David Bowie, Kaleo, Imagine Dragons, dc Talk, and Frank Sinatra. Favorite poems include The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes, The Battle of the Kegs by Francis Hopkinson, and The Castaway by William Cowper.She writes mostly fiction, but has always had a love for verse.

CV/History

~Author of speculative and mainstream fiction with an ear for dialogue~

Publication credits:
- IN A PICKLE (Middle grade novel - MuseItUp Publishing, 2012)
- THE CAPTIVE (Flash fiction - Spark, ?)
- DIAL E FOR EVIL (Short story - It Came From the Boiler Room anthology, ?)
- RED (Flash fiction - The Lorelei Signal, ?)
- MIRROR IMAGE (Short story - Notes From the Underground anthology, 2011)
- A FAIRY TALE INTERVENTION (Flash fiction - AlienSkin, ?)
- THE PRICE OF SECRETS (Short story - Alphanumeric, 2016)

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