Naomi Richardson

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Naomi Richardson

Shining Lights


V1
Look with your eyes, but watch with your soul
I am the mirror that you hold
In my life, in your life, Love is the goal
Shining lights in the dark.

V2
Lovers and lanterns glitter and gleam
Floating candles on a rising stream
The higher we go now, the lighter we seem
Shining lights in the dark.

Chorus
Shining lights – look like moon on water
Follow the lights and you will see
Out in the night, stars set sail on water
Others...others like you and me.

Bridge
You are my shining light
I am your guiding star
We are like bright satellites
Shining lights in the dark.

V3
When all of the shadows that trap us in fear
One by one start to disappear
Well, you are the one I want to be near
We’re shining lights in the dark.

Chorus
Shining lights – look like moon on water
Follow the lights and you will see
Out in the night, stars set sail on water
Others...others like you and me.

Shining Lights

V1
A good man works, a bad man deals
Nice boys don’t drive dealer’s wheels
The taxman hurts, the fat man steals
but a bad man knows how a good woman feels.

Chorus 1
Oh yes, you’re a bad man
Moon-crazy, mad man
One lazy, sad man
Ooh yes, you’re just a bad, bad man.

V2
Little Red sleeps while the grey wolf prowls
Grown women weep and mad dogs howl
You give me the creeps – I know that smile
Sometimes I think you’re gonna drive me wild.

Chorus 2
Oh yes, you’re a bad man
Lay in the gutter, like an old trash can
Garbage and clutter, rag n bone man
Ooh yes, you’re just a bad, bad man.

V3
Good girls want what bad men got
But they don’t want to pay the cost
The heat in the kitchen gets way too hot
And the colours of love come out in the wash.

Chorus 3
Oh yes, you’re a bad man
Shape-shifting, shadow man
Plains drifting - shallow sand
Ooh Yes you’re just a bad, bad man.

Just a Bad Man

V1
She drew a leaf from their little black book
She knew much better than Eve where to look
She couldn’t give two figs for a date
Stood Adam up and danced with the snake.

V2
She claimed her voices were angelic beings
They blamed her choices on Which Magazine
She didn’t know if she’d got what it takes
Hedges her bets as they put up the stakes.

Chorus
Well, speak of the devil, look at her go
My beautiful bat out of hell
Ever the rebel, just look at her glow
My Celestial Jezebel

V3
She holds her head high and her arms open wide
She’s nobody’s pin-up – she’s your sister, your bride
She is Mary, Madonna; she is Joan of Arc
The Vamp of Savannah, a light in the dark

Chorus
Well, speak of the devil, look at her go
My beautiful bat out of hell
Ever the rebel, just look at her glow
My Celestial Jezebel

V4
She is the Goddess that christens the dream
Lip-gloss and lacquer glisten and gleam
He stands six foot three in his heels
A man’s got to feel what a real woman feels.

Chorus
Well, speak of the devil, look at her go
My beautiful bat out of hell
Ever the rebel, just look at her glow
My Celestial Jezebel

My Celestial Jezebel


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Shining Lights


V1
Look with your eyes, but watch with your soul
I am the mirror that you hold
In my life, in your life, Love is the goal
Shining lights in the dark.

V2
Lovers and lanterns glitter and gleam
Floating candles on a rising stream
The higher we go now, the lighter we seem
Shining lights in the dark.

Chorus
Shining lights – look like moon on water
Follow the lights and you will see
Out in the night, stars set sail on water
Others...others like you and me.

Bridge
You are my shining light
I am your guiding star
We are like bright satellites
Shining lights in the dark.

V3
When all of the shadows that trap us in fear
One by one start to disappear
Well, you are the one I want to be near
We’re shining lights in the dark.

Chorus
Shining lights – look like moon on water
Follow the lights and you will see
Out in the night, stars set sail on water
Others...others like you and me.

Shining Lights

V1
A good man works, a bad man deals
Nice boys don’t drive dealer’s wheels
The taxman hurts, the fat man steals
but a bad man knows how a good woman feels.

Chorus 1
Oh yes, you’re a bad man
Moon-crazy, mad man
One lazy, sad man
Ooh yes, you’re just a bad, bad man.

V2
Little Red sleeps while the grey wolf prowls
Grown women weep and mad dogs howl
You give me the creeps – I know that smile
Sometimes I think you’re gonna drive me wild.

Chorus 2
Oh yes, you’re a bad man
Lay in the gutter, like an old trash can
Garbage and clutter, rag n bone man
Ooh yes, you’re just a bad, bad man.

V3
Good girls want what bad men got
But they don’t want to pay the cost
The heat in the kitchen gets way too hot
And the colours of love come out in the wash.

Chorus 3
Oh yes, you’re a bad man
Shape-shifting, shadow man
Plains drifting - shallow sand
Ooh Yes you’re just a bad, bad man.

Just a Bad Man

V1
She drew a leaf from their little black book
She knew much better than Eve where to look
She couldn’t give two figs for a date
Stood Adam up and danced with the snake.

V2
She claimed her voices were angelic beings
They blamed her choices on Which Magazine
She didn’t know if she’d got what it takes
Hedges her bets as they put up the stakes.

Chorus
Well, speak of the devil, look at her go
My beautiful bat out of hell
Ever the rebel, just look at her glow
My Celestial Jezebel

V3
She holds her head high and her arms open wide
She’s nobody’s pin-up – she’s your sister, your bride
She is Mary, Madonna; she is Joan of Arc
The Vamp of Savannah, a light in the dark

Chorus
Well, speak of the devil, look at her go
My beautiful bat out of hell
Ever the rebel, just look at her glow
My Celestial Jezebel

V4
She is the Goddess that christens the dream
Lip-gloss and lacquer glisten and gleam
He stands six foot three in his heels
A man’s got to feel what a real woman feels.

Chorus
Well, speak of the devil, look at her go
My beautiful bat out of hell
Ever the rebel, just look at her glow
My Celestial Jezebel

My Celestial Jezebel

V1
Destiny’s daughter drives like the devil
Hand on the horn, foot down hard on the pedal
Idaho plates on a black Cadillac
Indigo shades and a calico hat.

Chorus
A smart woman writes her own story
A sharp woman speaks her own mind
You gotta have guts to win glory
You gotta be bright to shine

V2
Calamity’s child, she got hip-hop eyes
Stuns her victims and paralyses
Her prey – those spaced out racer guys
car-crash cowboys on road-rage highs.

Chorus
A smart woman writes her own story
A sharp woman speaks her own mind
You gotta have guts to win glory
You gotta be bright to shine

Bridge
Be up-front with your six-gun bravado
Don’t hunger for a Desperate Dan
Hitch your wagon to your own Wells Fargo
and your star to a moderate man.

V3
Snake-bite Sister strikes a chord in your heart
Sit tight Mister, keep your hands on the bar
You might just be familiar with my medicine song
“if it doesn’t kill you, then it sure makes you strong”.

Chorus
A smart woman writes her own story
A sharp woman speaks her own mind
You gotta have guts to win glory
You gotta be bright to shine

Gotta Be Bright To Shine

V1
Flowers in the rain dance till they drop
They tell me bad pennies always turn up
But that’s more - more than could be said for you
In a race against time, in the final act
the reluctant hero’s supposed to come back
But that’s more, more than could be said for you.
More fool me….
More fool you.

V2
Fools rush in, they never learn
That angels follow the Law of Return
Well, that’s more - more than could be said for you
I remember when the curtain came down
“I’ll be back” said the waving clown
But that’s more, more than could be said for you.
More fool me….
More fool you.

Chorus
More fool me, more fool you
If you could change your mind, would you?
More fool you, more fool me
If we could turn back time, would we?

V3
As the ice floes melt on the northern plain
The birds of passage fly home again
Well that’s more - more than could be said for you
For the rest of my life the sun will rise
To greet me each day when I open my eyes
That’s much more - more than I have seen of you.
More fool me….
More fool you.

Chorus
More fool me, more fool you
If you could change your mind, would you?
More fool you, more fool me
If we could turn back time, would we?

More Fool Me, More Fool You

V1
We speak to each other in the tongues of angels
Life’s little postcards you find on the street
Through the eyes of a lover, in the glances of strangers
These are the places where you and I meet.

V2
In the company of jugglers, musicians and fools
Everyday people who land on their feet
In those times of communion that break all the rules
We dance to the tune of a different beat.

Chorus
Birds of a feather are we... two of a kind
Out of touch, maybe, but not out of mind
Do you think of me – wherever you are
Are you there for me? Say a prayer for me.

V3
By a trick of the light in familiar spaces
Other world moments we cannot repeat
There in the smiles on similar faces
These are the places when you and I meet

Chorus
Birds of a feather are we... two of a kind
Out of touch, maybe, but not out of mind
Do you think of me – wherever you are
Are you there for me? Say a prayer for me.

Birds of a Feather

My Uploads

Shining Lights


V1
Look with your eyes, but watch with your soul
I am the mirror that you hold
In my life, in your life, Love is the goal
Shining lights in the dark.

V2
Lovers and lanterns glitter and gleam
Floating candles on a rising stream
The higher we go now, the lighter we seem
Shining lights in the dark.

Chorus
Shining lights – look like moon on water
Follow the lights and you will see
Out in the night, stars set sail on water
Others...others like you and me.

Bridge
You are my shining light
I am your guiding star
We are like bright satellites
Shining lights in the dark.

V3
When all of the shadows that trap us in fear
One by one start to disappear
Well, you are the one I want to be near
We’re shining lights in the dark.

Chorus
Shining lights – look like moon on water
Follow the lights and you will see
Out in the night, stars set sail on water
Others...others like you and me.

Shining Lights

V1
A good man works, a bad man deals
Nice boys don’t drive dealer’s wheels
The taxman hurts, the fat man steals
but a bad man knows how a good woman feels.

Chorus 1
Oh yes, you’re a bad man
Moon-crazy, mad man
One lazy, sad man
Ooh yes, you’re just a bad, bad man.

V2
Little Red sleeps while the grey wolf prowls
Grown women weep and mad dogs howl
You give me the creeps – I know that smile
Sometimes I think you’re gonna drive me wild.

Chorus 2
Oh yes, you’re a bad man
Lay in the gutter, like an old trash can
Garbage and clutter, rag n bone man
Ooh yes, you’re just a bad, bad man.

V3
Good girls want what bad men got
But they don’t want to pay the cost
The heat in the kitchen gets way too hot
And the colours of love come out in the wash.

Chorus 3
Oh yes, you’re a bad man
Shape-shifting, shadow man
Plains drifting - shallow sand
Ooh Yes you’re just a bad, bad man.

Just a Bad Man

V1
She drew a leaf from their little black book
She knew much better than Eve where to look
She couldn’t give two figs for a date
Stood Adam up and danced with the snake.

V2
She claimed her voices were angelic beings
They blamed her choices on Which Magazine
She didn’t know if she’d got what it takes
Hedges her bets as they put up the stakes.

Chorus
Well, speak of the devil, look at her go
My beautiful bat out of hell
Ever the rebel, just look at her glow
My Celestial Jezebel

V3
She holds her head high and her arms open wide
She’s nobody’s pin-up – she’s your sister, your bride
She is Mary, Madonna; she is Joan of Arc
The Vamp of Savannah, a light in the dark

Chorus
Well, speak of the devil, look at her go
My beautiful bat out of hell
Ever the rebel, just look at her glow
My Celestial Jezebel

V4
She is the Goddess that christens the dream
Lip-gloss and lacquer glisten and gleam
He stands six foot three in his heels
A man’s got to feel what a real woman feels.

Chorus
Well, speak of the devil, look at her go
My beautiful bat out of hell
Ever the rebel, just look at her glow
My Celestial Jezebel

My Celestial Jezebel

V1
Destiny’s daughter drives like the devil
Hand on the horn, foot down hard on the pedal
Idaho plates on a black Cadillac
Indigo shades and a calico hat.

Chorus
A smart woman writes her own story
A sharp woman speaks her own mind
You gotta have guts to win glory
You gotta be bright to shine

V2
Calamity’s child, she got hip-hop eyes
Stuns her victims and paralyses
Her prey – those spaced out racer guys
car-crash cowboys on road-rage highs.

Chorus
A smart woman writes her own story
A sharp woman speaks her own mind
You gotta have guts to win glory
You gotta be bright to shine

Bridge
Be up-front with your six-gun bravado
Don’t hunger for a Desperate Dan
Hitch your wagon to your own Wells Fargo
and your star to a moderate man.

V3
Snake-bite Sister strikes a chord in your heart
Sit tight Mister, keep your hands on the bar
You might just be familiar with my medicine song
“if it doesn’t kill you, then it sure makes you strong”.

Chorus
A smart woman writes her own story
A sharp woman speaks her own mind
You gotta have guts to win glory
You gotta be bright to shine

Gotta Be Bright To Shine

V1
Flowers in the rain dance till they drop
They tell me bad pennies always turn up
But that’s more - more than could be said for you
In a race against time, in the final act
the reluctant hero’s supposed to come back
But that’s more, more than could be said for you.
More fool me….
More fool you.

V2
Fools rush in, they never learn
That angels follow the Law of Return
Well, that’s more - more than could be said for you
I remember when the curtain came down
“I’ll be back” said the waving clown
But that’s more, more than could be said for you.
More fool me….
More fool you.

Chorus
More fool me, more fool you
If you could change your mind, would you?
More fool you, more fool me
If we could turn back time, would we?

V3
As the ice floes melt on the northern plain
The birds of passage fly home again
Well that’s more - more than could be said for you
For the rest of my life the sun will rise
To greet me each day when I open my eyes
That’s much more - more than I have seen of you.
More fool me….
More fool you.

Chorus
More fool me, more fool you
If you could change your mind, would you?
More fool you, more fool me
If we could turn back time, would we?

More Fool Me, More Fool You

V1
We speak to each other in the tongues of angels
Life’s little postcards you find on the street
Through the eyes of a lover, in the glances of strangers
These are the places where you and I meet.

V2
In the company of jugglers, musicians and fools
Everyday people who land on their feet
In those times of communion that break all the rules
We dance to the tune of a different beat.

Chorus
Birds of a feather are we... two of a kind
Out of touch, maybe, but not out of mind
Do you think of me – wherever you are
Are you there for me? Say a prayer for me.

V3
By a trick of the light in familiar spaces
Other world moments we cannot repeat
There in the smiles on similar faces
These are the places when you and I meet

Chorus
Birds of a feather are we... two of a kind
Out of touch, maybe, but not out of mind
Do you think of me – wherever you are
Are you there for me? Say a prayer for me.

Birds of a Feather


About Me

Bio

I have been writing songs since I was about 7 years old and had often wondered where my musicality came from.

I recently discovered that I was related to a well-known female singer songwriter. Sadly she is no longer with us, but I have begun to take my creativity seriously.

CV/History

UK Song Writing Competition 2020 Semi-finalist + Highly Commended lyrics.

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