Michaela Johnson

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Michaela Johnson

This rocking beat resuscitates me
Bringing life into my arteries
My diaphragm, it heaves once more
And I'm transported off this shore

How this occurs is not cerrebral
Cease the pain behind my temples
Rushing through my very being
When the instruments start singing

My feet hit the ground
Hands high in the air
My head goes up and down
Breath as I become the sound

I live for the moments when I come alive because...

I'm a zombie til the music plays
Haven't felt a thing in days, but
The beat as it reverberates
Takes me to another place, I
Don't know how to make it clearer
As the end of song draws nearer
I can feel my heartbeat slow
No other way to make me feel, so...
Alive
Praying this can help me find my place
Cuz I'm a zombie til the music plays

My whole body starts to sway
And I can start to feel my face
My dark liver not withstanding
There are only millions like me

I can't explain the state I'm in
Like I'm shot with adrenaline
All this time I've had to fake it
But this time I might just make it

((Chorus))

So just you wait and don't you stop it
Til this whole fxxxin' room is hoppin'
Get your head into the rhythm
Hit those beats until you kill 'em
This is love but it's a fight
And it could save my life tonight
And when it stops, back in the box
This dead-ass heart, it needs to rock!

Zombie (til the music plays)

Turn off the TV, my dear
The news can wait a day
Change the channel on the radio
Choose something that'll soothe your soul

Give your heart a break, dear
You’ve been on your toes
Let the weights drop to the floor
Just still your mind – and – know

The world won’t crumble in one night
I’ll tuck you in and told you tight
You’ve been strong for far too long

If you want me to leave, it’s fine
Because my heart will never go
Pluck it off my sleeve, put it on your shelf
Hold it close when you’re alone

Test me, find me true, my dear
Something you haven’t found before
Deep down you crave a hand to hold
But I can offer so much more

I’ve seen your best days, seen you smile
See you trudging on through every trial
You’re a fortress with a bruised up heart

Baby I’ll walk next to you
Hold your hand
Let you save the day, and then
Hold you through the night
Oh, I know, your walls are high
I don’t mind
Let’s sit on top and watch the sky
And if you'd let me hold your heart

I’ll hold your hand and hold your heart

Hold

I thought I'd lay low
In times of uncertainty
But how can I know
When these times will come for me

I thought I'd go far
So I could make you proud
It's like my feet are in tar
And you can't see my black rain clouds

If you tell me to go
I'll say I'm already gone
But my journey is slowed
And my sprint is a crawl

Chorus
Cuz the lightening
Lights the sky
Just as well as the sun sometimes
I wanna walk
In the light
But the morning hurts my eyes
What is my
Identity
When I'm not allowed to shine
I don't know how to say my name
With one foot on either side
I guess I'll run by the day
And I'll crawl in the night

I thought I was strong
Like I told you I'd be
Turns out you were wrong
I have more stamina than you'll ever see

Cuz in the storm I still move
Even though I slow down
There's not much I can't do
And I'll make it out of this town

When the smoke has cleared
I'll look back on it all
How far I've come in the years
My knees were bloodied from the crawl

Cuz the lightening
Lights the sky
Just as well as the sun sometimes
I wanna walk
In the light
But the morning hurts my eyes
What is my
Identity
When I'm not allowed to shine
I don't know how to say my name
With one foot on either side
I guess I'll run by the day
And I'll crawl in the night



The rain
Is washing me clean
Clean down to my bones

The rain
Is washing me clean
Clean down to my bones
Opposition makes
The thorns on roses grow

Crawl


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This rocking beat resuscitates me
Bringing life into my arteries
My diaphragm, it heaves once more
And I'm transported off this shore

How this occurs is not cerrebral
Cease the pain behind my temples
Rushing through my very being
When the instruments start singing

My feet hit the ground
Hands high in the air
My head goes up and down
Breath as I become the sound

I live for the moments when I come alive because...

I'm a zombie til the music plays
Haven't felt a thing in days, but
The beat as it reverberates
Takes me to another place, I
Don't know how to make it clearer
As the end of song draws nearer
I can feel my heartbeat slow
No other way to make me feel, so...
Alive
Praying this can help me find my place
Cuz I'm a zombie til the music plays

My whole body starts to sway
And I can start to feel my face
My dark liver not withstanding
There are only millions like me

I can't explain the state I'm in
Like I'm shot with adrenaline
All this time I've had to fake it
But this time I might just make it

((Chorus))

So just you wait and don't you stop it
Til this whole fxxxin' room is hoppin'
Get your head into the rhythm
Hit those beats until you kill 'em
This is love but it's a fight
And it could save my life tonight
And when it stops, back in the box
This dead-ass heart, it needs to rock!

Zombie (til the music plays)

Turn off the TV, my dear
The news can wait a day
Change the channel on the radio
Choose something that'll soothe your soul

Give your heart a break, dear
You’ve been on your toes
Let the weights drop to the floor
Just still your mind – and – know

The world won’t crumble in one night
I’ll tuck you in and told you tight
You’ve been strong for far too long

If you want me to leave, it’s fine
Because my heart will never go
Pluck it off my sleeve, put it on your shelf
Hold it close when you’re alone

Test me, find me true, my dear
Something you haven’t found before
Deep down you crave a hand to hold
But I can offer so much more

I’ve seen your best days, seen you smile
See you trudging on through every trial
You’re a fortress with a bruised up heart

Baby I’ll walk next to you
Hold your hand
Let you save the day, and then
Hold you through the night
Oh, I know, your walls are high
I don’t mind
Let’s sit on top and watch the sky
And if you'd let me hold your heart

I’ll hold your hand and hold your heart

Hold

I thought I'd lay low
In times of uncertainty
But how can I know
When these times will come for me

I thought I'd go far
So I could make you proud
It's like my feet are in tar
And you can't see my black rain clouds

If you tell me to go
I'll say I'm already gone
But my journey is slowed
And my sprint is a crawl

Chorus
Cuz the lightening
Lights the sky
Just as well as the sun sometimes
I wanna walk
In the light
But the morning hurts my eyes
What is my
Identity
When I'm not allowed to shine
I don't know how to say my name
With one foot on either side
I guess I'll run by the day
And I'll crawl in the night

I thought I was strong
Like I told you I'd be
Turns out you were wrong
I have more stamina than you'll ever see

Cuz in the storm I still move
Even though I slow down
There's not much I can't do
And I'll make it out of this town

When the smoke has cleared
I'll look back on it all
How far I've come in the years
My knees were bloodied from the crawl

Cuz the lightening
Lights the sky
Just as well as the sun sometimes
I wanna walk
In the light
But the morning hurts my eyes
What is my
Identity
When I'm not allowed to shine
I don't know how to say my name
With one foot on either side
I guess I'll run by the day
And I'll crawl in the night



The rain
Is washing me clean
Clean down to my bones

The rain
Is washing me clean
Clean down to my bones
Opposition makes
The thorns on roses grow

Crawl

I didn’t need another lesson how to trust no one
I didn’t want to see the tracks again where they’ve all run
Away
Away
I’ve heard all of the reasons so there’s no need to explain
Even though you leave me lonely I am friends with that old pain
Hey
Hey-ay
You knew these things about me yet you knocked upon my door
You whispered that you loved me then you left me on the floor
Oh-oh
Oh, you told me you were different
And you told me you were kind
You told me that I needed someone
Who could sympathize
You rocked me back to sleep
And then you crept into my mind
Then I saw you in the nightmare
That I’ve had a thousand times
For what are dreams but all our tales
Told from another side
I’ll find the map amidst my scars
And know how to survive
Survive

Chorus-
I’m breaking free from the maze
It circled back every time
If you want someone to trust you
Then you really shouldn’t lie
I’m running, running to the beat
I finally feel inside
And after every lesson learned
I think I’ll simply trust myself
This time

Trust myself this time

Thanks to you, I’ll come to only trust myself in time

Verse 2-
I guess I thought it was normal to be raised
Tryna always second guess, and see past the haze
Aye
And after every single time, it burned in my soul
Another reason why a gal should never show
Ohh-oh
Any feeling, deep or dark, or plain elated
For whatever touched the heart’s manipulated
And I hated
How I want to think it’s better
How I want to think they change
Well I’m done with this denial
Cherry picking what is plain
And if I need someone to cry on
I’ve two shoulders just the same
When I tell you I’m a realist
You say I’m jaded for my age
You say that love is better lost
Than never had, well that’s a shame
Guess I'd rather have my back
Than be a helpless pretty dame
Hey-ey

Chorus-
I’m breaking free from the maze
It circled back every time
If you want someone to trust you
Then you really shouldn’t lie
I’m running, running to the beat
I finally feel inside
And after every lesson learned
I think I’ll simply trust myself
This time

Trust myself this time

Thanks to you, I’ll come to only trust myself in time

Trust Myself

She lives in the big house
On the corner up the road
White with perfect shutters
With little hostas in a row

She has pretty blonde hair
And wears designer shoes
Daddy is a banker
And he pays up all her dues

I can't comprehend it
Just a little high-school girl
Sometimes I'd imagine
What life is like for her

When we kicked off our shoes
and closed our eyes
And talked about what we
wanted out of life
Cuz we live a little while
and then we die
But one of our futures
always looked so bright

Chorus:
When the sunrise came
I'd look out my window
I'd always see her shining
Like a perfect halo
And I always wanted that
way of life, though
Didn't get it then, but now
I know
While I'm workin' damn hard
for the bread I eat
And I earn ev'ry penny that
I wanna keep
She can only reflect the sun
but me
Oh when the lights go out
Baby, I'm gonna Glow

I lived in the ranch house
where tracks meet the road
Never quite fit right in
With the hand-me-down clothes

Working at sweet fourteen
And homework late at night
Standing in her shadow
I never felt alright

I can't really complain
They did their best for me
Awkward little teen girl
Just drunk with jealousy

Then I'd strap on my shoes
during her spring break
All work and little play
a strong girl makes
Something daddy can't give
me is...
Tenacity

((Chorus))

I said, I saw your life
And I was inspired
And knew I wanted everything
She said, I looked at you
and how you grew
And knew I could do anything

Glow

Like a butterfly to a flower
Like a moth to a flame
Like a lion with an appetite
I can never be tamed

Like lemonade in summer
Like a dog who cannot stay
I'm a leper with an itch
And it'll eat me all away

Always want what I don’t have
The chase will drive me insane
An insomniac I'm chasing sleep
With too much caffeine in my veins

I'll run, run on empty for miles
In search of anything
Devour, eat what's in my path
Til devoured by the grave
I can't stop to catch my breath
Because I’m never satisfied, Never
Never Satisfied

Shape shifting like a nymph
But too stubborn to change
Though just below the surface
You will never see my rage

I'm a runner with a limp
But I can deal with pain
It may all just be a trap
But used to being betrayed

Always want what I don’t have
The chase will drive me insane
I'm OCD and I'm counting sheep
with no adenosine in my brain

Never Satisfied

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This rocking beat resuscitates me
Bringing life into my arteries
My diaphragm, it heaves once more
And I'm transported off this shore

How this occurs is not cerrebral
Cease the pain behind my temples
Rushing through my very being
When the instruments start singing

My feet hit the ground
Hands high in the air
My head goes up and down
Breath as I become the sound

I live for the moments when I come alive because...

I'm a zombie til the music plays
Haven't felt a thing in days, but
The beat as it reverberates
Takes me to another place, I
Don't know how to make it clearer
As the end of song draws nearer
I can feel my heartbeat slow
No other way to make me feel, so...
Alive
Praying this can help me find my place
Cuz I'm a zombie til the music plays

My whole body starts to sway
And I can start to feel my face
My dark liver not withstanding
There are only millions like me

I can't explain the state I'm in
Like I'm shot with adrenaline
All this time I've had to fake it
But this time I might just make it

((Chorus))

So just you wait and don't you stop it
Til this whole fxxxin' room is hoppin'
Get your head into the rhythm
Hit those beats until you kill 'em
This is love but it's a fight
And it could save my life tonight
And when it stops, back in the box
This dead-ass heart, it needs to rock!

Zombie (til the music plays)

Turn off the TV, my dear
The news can wait a day
Change the channel on the radio
Choose something that'll soothe your soul

Give your heart a break, dear
You’ve been on your toes
Let the weights drop to the floor
Just still your mind – and – know

The world won’t crumble in one night
I’ll tuck you in and told you tight
You’ve been strong for far too long

If you want me to leave, it’s fine
Because my heart will never go
Pluck it off my sleeve, put it on your shelf
Hold it close when you’re alone

Test me, find me true, my dear
Something you haven’t found before
Deep down you crave a hand to hold
But I can offer so much more

I’ve seen your best days, seen you smile
See you trudging on through every trial
You’re a fortress with a bruised up heart

Baby I’ll walk next to you
Hold your hand
Let you save the day, and then
Hold you through the night
Oh, I know, your walls are high
I don’t mind
Let’s sit on top and watch the sky
And if you'd let me hold your heart

I’ll hold your hand and hold your heart

Hold

I thought I'd lay low
In times of uncertainty
But how can I know
When these times will come for me

I thought I'd go far
So I could make you proud
It's like my feet are in tar
And you can't see my black rain clouds

If you tell me to go
I'll say I'm already gone
But my journey is slowed
And my sprint is a crawl

Chorus
Cuz the lightening
Lights the sky
Just as well as the sun sometimes
I wanna walk
In the light
But the morning hurts my eyes
What is my
Identity
When I'm not allowed to shine
I don't know how to say my name
With one foot on either side
I guess I'll run by the day
And I'll crawl in the night

I thought I was strong
Like I told you I'd be
Turns out you were wrong
I have more stamina than you'll ever see

Cuz in the storm I still move
Even though I slow down
There's not much I can't do
And I'll make it out of this town

When the smoke has cleared
I'll look back on it all
How far I've come in the years
My knees were bloodied from the crawl

Cuz the lightening
Lights the sky
Just as well as the sun sometimes
I wanna walk
In the light
But the morning hurts my eyes
What is my
Identity
When I'm not allowed to shine
I don't know how to say my name
With one foot on either side
I guess I'll run by the day
And I'll crawl in the night



The rain
Is washing me clean
Clean down to my bones

The rain
Is washing me clean
Clean down to my bones
Opposition makes
The thorns on roses grow

Crawl

I didn’t need another lesson how to trust no one
I didn’t want to see the tracks again where they’ve all run
Away
Away
I’ve heard all of the reasons so there’s no need to explain
Even though you leave me lonely I am friends with that old pain
Hey
Hey-ay
You knew these things about me yet you knocked upon my door
You whispered that you loved me then you left me on the floor
Oh-oh
Oh, you told me you were different
And you told me you were kind
You told me that I needed someone
Who could sympathize
You rocked me back to sleep
And then you crept into my mind
Then I saw you in the nightmare
That I’ve had a thousand times
For what are dreams but all our tales
Told from another side
I’ll find the map amidst my scars
And know how to survive
Survive

Chorus-
I’m breaking free from the maze
It circled back every time
If you want someone to trust you
Then you really shouldn’t lie
I’m running, running to the beat
I finally feel inside
And after every lesson learned
I think I’ll simply trust myself
This time

Trust myself this time

Thanks to you, I’ll come to only trust myself in time

Verse 2-
I guess I thought it was normal to be raised
Tryna always second guess, and see past the haze
Aye
And after every single time, it burned in my soul
Another reason why a gal should never show
Ohh-oh
Any feeling, deep or dark, or plain elated
For whatever touched the heart’s manipulated
And I hated
How I want to think it’s better
How I want to think they change
Well I’m done with this denial
Cherry picking what is plain
And if I need someone to cry on
I’ve two shoulders just the same
When I tell you I’m a realist
You say I’m jaded for my age
You say that love is better lost
Than never had, well that’s a shame
Guess I'd rather have my back
Than be a helpless pretty dame
Hey-ey

Chorus-
I’m breaking free from the maze
It circled back every time
If you want someone to trust you
Then you really shouldn’t lie
I’m running, running to the beat
I finally feel inside
And after every lesson learned
I think I’ll simply trust myself
This time

Trust myself this time

Thanks to you, I’ll come to only trust myself in time

Trust Myself

She lives in the big house
On the corner up the road
White with perfect shutters
With little hostas in a row

She has pretty blonde hair
And wears designer shoes
Daddy is a banker
And he pays up all her dues

I can't comprehend it
Just a little high-school girl
Sometimes I'd imagine
What life is like for her

When we kicked off our shoes
and closed our eyes
And talked about what we
wanted out of life
Cuz we live a little while
and then we die
But one of our futures
always looked so bright

Chorus:
When the sunrise came
I'd look out my window
I'd always see her shining
Like a perfect halo
And I always wanted that
way of life, though
Didn't get it then, but now
I know
While I'm workin' damn hard
for the bread I eat
And I earn ev'ry penny that
I wanna keep
She can only reflect the sun
but me
Oh when the lights go out
Baby, I'm gonna Glow

I lived in the ranch house
where tracks meet the road
Never quite fit right in
With the hand-me-down clothes

Working at sweet fourteen
And homework late at night
Standing in her shadow
I never felt alright

I can't really complain
They did their best for me
Awkward little teen girl
Just drunk with jealousy

Then I'd strap on my shoes
during her spring break
All work and little play
a strong girl makes
Something daddy can't give
me is...
Tenacity

((Chorus))

I said, I saw your life
And I was inspired
And knew I wanted everything
She said, I looked at you
and how you grew
And knew I could do anything

Glow

Like a butterfly to a flower
Like a moth to a flame
Like a lion with an appetite
I can never be tamed

Like lemonade in summer
Like a dog who cannot stay
I'm a leper with an itch
And it'll eat me all away

Always want what I don’t have
The chase will drive me insane
An insomniac I'm chasing sleep
With too much caffeine in my veins

I'll run, run on empty for miles
In search of anything
Devour, eat what's in my path
Til devoured by the grave
I can't stop to catch my breath
Because I’m never satisfied, Never
Never Satisfied

Shape shifting like a nymph
But too stubborn to change
Though just below the surface
You will never see my rage

I'm a runner with a limp
But I can deal with pain
It may all just be a trap
But used to being betrayed

Always want what I don’t have
The chase will drive me insane
I'm OCD and I'm counting sheep
with no adenosine in my brain

Never Satisfied


About Me

Bio

Scientist, amateur artist and writer, lover of raw, real, beautiful things. You can find me with a latte or kombucha in hand at the lake, scribbling in a notebook after a day of work.I pride myself in the originality of my pieces, drawing from nature, literature, and my own life experiences. So far I've only been working on lyrics, and come up with new ones sporadically but often. I listen to and am inspired by many kinds of music, and have many half-finished pieces. So chances are I have an idea or sample to bring to the table if you reach out. But if you like my style I'd love to work with you to achieve whatever you're envisioning :).

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