Lyrics to Music for Film & TV

Growing Back
Music & lyrics by Carla Rose Fisher (BMI) & Thomas J Fisher (ASCAP)

A smile burns through your darkness
offers up a warm hello.
So caught up in the moment,
You don’t feel the letting go.

As the conversation takes a twist,
the emptiness in you starts to lift.

And you see the light,
then you take a breath,
let the fear inside relax.
Yes, you feel the glow
as you’re breaking through
so you cut yourself some slack.
That’s when you know your heart is growing back.

You hid behind your shadow.
Settled in to daily doubt.
You couldn’t stop the tailspin.
Only time could pull you out.

Now with all you have you rise again,
minus the weight of what might’ve been.

Yes, you see the light,
then you take a breath,
let the fear inside relax.
Yes, you feel the glow
as you’re breaking through
so you cut yourself some slack.
That’s when you know your heart is growing–

Back to those days you couldn’t get enough.
Back when you dared to fall and feel too much.
Back to those days when you felt the rush.

Now you see the light,
then you take a breath,
let the fear inside relax.
Yes, you feel the glow
as you’re breaking through
so you cut yourself some slack.
That’s when you know your heart is growing back.

Yes, then you know your heart is growing back.

 

Go On
Music & Lyrics by Carla Rose Fisher (BMI) and Amy Sky (SOCAN)

You’re sitting in a dark room
You’re staring down the bad news
Hoping in vain to sort it out.
Friends offer up their kindness
But all you hear is silence.
You’re trapped within a world without.
And you wonder if it’s OK to crumble.
Well, there’s no rule that says you must smile through.

So Go On, feel.
Go On, wallow.
It’s hard to swallow cos we’re not built for this. Go On, cry.
Go On, break down.
No one can tell you the way you grieve is wrong. So just Go On.

You’re standing two years later.
Your life’s been good on paper.
But there are days you just can’t breathe. One memory finds another,
Enough to blow your cover.
You’re left with half the strength you need. And you wonder if it’s careless to cave in. Cos you can’t find a way to leave your bed.

So Go On, feel.
Go On, wallow.
It’s hard to swallow cos we’re not built for this. So Go On, cry.
Go On, break down.
No one can tell you the way you grieve is wrong. So just Go On.

Ooh, how it changes you. Ooh, how it changes you. Ooh, how it changes you. Ooh, it changes—

So Go On, feel.
And Go On, cry.
If you’re gonna break down, break down. The only way you’re ever gonna heal
Is to Go On, feel.

 

Listening
Music and Lyrics by Carla Rose Fisher (BMI)

I don’t need a fix.
I don’t need a change of subject.
I don’t need ways to busy up my evenings.

I don’t need revenge.
I don’t need a shiny new prospect.
I just want my friend to sit here.

It’s gonna take some time to process this.
It’s gonna take some time to process this.
And you just Listening helps me greatly.

Oh, the beauty of the rainstorm’s the stillness within.
Oh, it could be coming down in torrents
or quietly, drop by drop,
you’re safe inside, the whole world stops.
And you listen,
you really listen.

It’s gonna take some time to process this.
It’s gonna take some time to process this.
And you just Listening helps me greatly.
Yeah, you just Listening helps.

 

Rather Look at You
Music & Lyrics by Carla Rose Fisher (BMI) & Thomas J Fisher (ASCAP)

Little conversation over wine
We can be so easy with our time
I’ve got this little song
That might just turn you on
I hope we hang out on your rooftop late tonight.

I think you’re cute when you get mad
You press for answers I don’t have
Why not just wait and see?
Don’t spoil the mystery
Cos I think I’m getting used to you and I tonight.

I think you’re a nerd
Cos you say there’s a word for this
You call me absurd
Why should we wreck this with words?

Oh, I’d Rather Look at You
Than look it up.
Rather Look at You
Oh, I’d Rather Look at You than look it up.

You cling to timelines out of fear
Why not keep the future in the clear?
I don’t care what you lack
Baby, I’ve got your back
But you know labels make me wary with new love.

I think you’re a nerd
Cos you say there’s a word for this.
You call me absurd
Why should we wreck this with words?

Oh, I’d Rather Look at You
Than look it up.
Rather Look at You
Oh, I’d Rather Look at You than look it up.

We’ve got our scars
Our broken parts
They’re in repair
So let’s just leave our cares
Let’s leave our cares.

I think you’re a nerd
Cos you say there’s a word for this.
You call me absurd
Why should we wreck this with words?

Oh, I’d Rather Look at You (look at you, look at you)
Than look it up
Rather Look at You (look at you)
Oh, I’d Rather Look at You (look at you, look at you)
Than look it up.

 

Prettied Up
Music & Lyrics by Carla Rose Fisher (BMI) & Thomas J Fisher (ASCAP)

I was never one for manicures
I’d ruin them by playing sports
But now suddenly I give a damn
about the state of my left hand

You caught me off guard
asked me the question
You gave me your heart
Of course I said yes and now here we are — here we are

When you Prettied Up my finger
You Prettied Up my life
Now I sparkle like this ring I’ve got — because you’re mine
Since you Prettied Up my finger
How those words of love linger
And I just can’t wait to live in our Prettied Up new world
You made it shine
You made it so fine, so fine
So special
You made it shine

People catch me all the time
Smiling like I’ve lost my mind
I see the joy in simple things
That’s the magic your love brings

Everyone knows
our little story
of how you proposed
And they can see just how my face glows — how it glows

When you Prettied Up my finger
You Prettied Up my life
Now I sparkle like this ring I’ve got — because you’re mine
Since you Prettied Up my finger
How those words of love linger
And I just can’t wait to live in our Prettied Up new world
You made it shine

We stood there in the ocean
That’s where you set our future in motion
And I’m so excited for you and me today — and always

Prettied Up my finger
Prettied Up my life
Now I sparkle like this ring I’ve got — because you’re mine
Since you Prettied Up my finger
How those words of love linger
And I just can’t wait to live in our Prettied Up new world
You made it shine

You made it shine
You made it so fine, so fine
When you Prettied Up my finger
You made it shine
You made it so fine, so fine
When you Prettied Up my finger
You made it shine

 

The Clearing
Music and Lyrics by Carla Rose Fisher (BMI)

Lately your bed is the only place I can be present.
Cos from 8 o’clock on, it’s a race to be done with the work that just drags me down.
Well, last week while walking, my cell phone went dead.
Cut off from the world, I was left with my head.
That was precisely the moment The Clearing began.

I swear your smile looks to me like a room filled with candles.
I can tell by your glow you’ve got nowhere to go, and that’s perfectly cool with you.
You’ve found a balance between work and play
I know with practice I’ll get there someday.
Escaping with you brings me closer to clearing my mind.

Oh, feeling you breathe,
Time suddenly slows.
You take hold of me,
Time lets me take you in,
As if somehow it,
As if somehow it knows.
Escaping with you brings me closer to clearing my mind.

Lately your bed is the only place I can just be.

 

Where We Begin
Music & lyrics by Carla Rose Fisher (BMI) and Thomas J Fisher (ASCAP)

Five words brought us here,
My question, your answer.
My heart was racing when I got down on one knee.
I’m such a lucky man
Your beauty makes the moment.
That dress you’re wearing is a stunning sight to see.

I would marry you more than once.
I would marry you ten years to this day.
Here and now, we take our vows
And live them everyday.
This is Where We Begin.

They play our favorite song,
We feel like Fred and Ginger.
You don’t get bothered if I mess up now and then.
We see with sparkling eyes,
So wrapped up in each other.
When we’re alone tonight, I’ll tell you again:

I would marry you more than once.
I would marry you ten years to this day
Here and now, we take our vows
And live them everyday.
This is Where We Begin.
This is Where—

Oh, long before our hearts collided,
I was lonely and misguided.
I know fate brought us together,
cos we make each other better.
This is love.

This is Where We Begin.
This is Where We Begin.
This is Where We Begin.
This is Where We Begin.

 

All I Could Do
Music & Lyrics by Carla Rose Fisher (BMI)

Haven’t seen you since that first wave of weddings.
All our mutuals paired off so soon.
We brought plus-ones but who knows where they are now
The plus tonight was you and I in the same room.
Luckily, our nearness was four friends deep,
so your full attention was impossible to keep.
I swear without that buffer, I wouldn’t have made it through

cos it was All I Could Do
to keep from wanting you.
Yes, it was All I Could Do
to keep from wanting you.

Stayed till last call, just like back in the day
You were kind to let me bum a ride home.
Conversation never drifted to our love lives,
too excited for the chance to catch you alone.
Sitting in my driveway, we paused for more,
the same verbal dancing we’d done many, many times before.
I filled the car with questions I knew the answers to.

and it was All I Could Do
to keep from kissing you.
Yes, it was All I Could Do
to keep from kissing you.

What’s with this bad timing?
I’m finally free and you’re still with her.
I keep thinking if we’re meant to be, we’ll be.

And it was All I Could Do
to keep from telling you.
Yes, it was All I Could Do
to keep from wanting you
and kissing you
and telling you I love you.

 

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