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OLIVIA   (©The Belle Sounds Written by Noëlle Hampton - Released 1/29/16)

There is a storm that rips through all the houses

Tears them apart, leaving all disaster

You are the wind that makes it just get stronger

You are the wind

There is a rain that stays for 18 days

And knocks down the trees, and washes them away

You are the cloud that lingers high above

The ominous shroud

Olivia, Olivia

You are a fire that starts just as an ember

Then comes the wind and gets you all riled up

And you blaze across the wilderness

Until the ocean meets your match

There is an ache that turns into a pain

And soon you can’t move

And it withers you away

But you love this state, and everyone will say

You welcome this pain

Olivia, Olivia

I will be your sun

Whoever knocks you down

Don’t fire all your guns

Olivia, Olivia, Olivia, Olivia

© ALL WORDS AND MUSIC BY NOËLLE HAMPTON , Except The Siren, written by Noëlle Hampton, André Moran, Emily Shirley and Kris Nelson

THE BELLE SOUNDS - BLACK STONE EP  RELEASE DATE: 9/9/2014

BLACK STONE (words and music by Noëlle Hampton)

I was born a December child

Soft and wild, soft and wild

I was born on a snowy night

With a light in my eye, a light in my eye

Dirty hands and dirty knees

A tomboy in the redwood trees

I was born a nature’s child

Soft and wild, soft and wild

Ooh ooh…

Paint my face with red dirt clay

Watch it dry and turn to gray

Hills of golden grasses sway

The rapture of a summer’s day

I was born in a sacred place

Where all those sacred lay in grace

I was born on a mountainside

Soft and wild, soft and wild

Sleeping lady majesty

I think of you, do you think of me?

A red tailed hawk on your highest peak

I dream of you, do you dream of me?

Ooh ooh…

Hold the broken bird in hand

Sugar water, help it stand

As it flies away again

Part of you will never mend

Black stone, Black stone, Black stone, like a mirror

Black Elk, Black Elk, Black Elk coming nearer

Black stone, Black stone, Black stone, I can see her

Black Elk, Black Elk, Black Elk across the river

 

THE SIREN (words and music by Noëlle Hampton, Emily Shirley, André Moran and Kris Nelson)

The radio is screaming noise

It’s like a bullet in my head sometimes

I try to breathe, Can no one see

We stand in blindness to our own decline?

I had a dream, I dreamt of silence

I know a place where the light still finds us

Aahhh, I’m running to the river

I’m swimming through the water

Gonna’ lose all my clothes

Aahhh, the woods are my asylum

The hawk will call the siren

Of the way that it was

I don’t remember the smell of summer

The ice of winter on my frozen face

The war is coming

We should be running

Out to the edge where the light still waits

I try to think, I can’t recall

What it was like through the eyes of love

Aahhh, I’m running to the river

I’m swimming through the water

Gonna’ lose all my clothes

Aahhh, the woods are my asylum

The hawk will call the siren

Of the way that it was

 Run, Run, Run

 Aaaah, there’s darkness all behind us

The stars have come to find us and go leading us on

 Aahhh, I’m running to the river

I’m swimming through the water

Gonna’ lose all my clothes

Aahhh, the woods are my asylum

The hawk will call the siren

Of the way that it was

 

GHOST OF MYKONOS (Words and music by Noëlle Hampton)

Honeymoon out on the Brilliance of The Seas

French Riviera down to southern Italy

Eastward bound to the Grecian Coast

They bring you champagne for the toast

 Like a shadow on the wall I was to you

Fascinated by the story of the two

Have you seen so much joy?

I have seen so much joy

 Oh, I won’t tell them anything

Oh, I won’t tell them anything

Even though the truth will set you free

Now you’re just the ghost of Mykonos

Drowning in a cobalt sea

You bragged of diamonds and of dowry that abound

Befriending strangers and you buy another round

Oh and how the absinthe flowed

That makes a mad man, don’t you know?

 Oh, I won’t tell them anything

Oh, I won’t tell them anything

Even though the truth will set you free

Now you’re just the ghost of Mykonos

Drowning in a cobalt sea

And every night you’re in my dreams

The wind and stars hear your pleas

Next day the bride wakes down the hallway on the floor

No recollection of events the night before

I heard it all through the walls of my room

Now she is the wife of the missing groom

Oooh Oooh Ohh Ooooohhh

Oh, I won’t tell them anything

Oh, I won’t tell them anything

Even though the truth will set you free

Now you’re just the ghost of Mykonos

Drowning in a cobalt sea

 

 

GOLDEN BOY (Words and music by Noëlle Hampton) An ode to Dexter

In the morning light all those little things you did

They’re coming into focus, coming into focus in your head

And the sun across your face makes you look like a golden boy

But I didn’t see it coming, didn’t see it coming again

Lion heart, and the raging sea

Red like blood, that you hide from me

Oh, oh oh oh, you were right

You’ve got a wild side, you’ve got a wild side

Oh oh oh oh, it can’t be denied

You’re like the flood tide

You’ve got a wild side

Don’t you feel all the weight of the world on you

When you’re holding what you’re holding

Holding what you’re holding inside

It’s a crazy thing what real love can do

And you didn’t see it coming,

didn’t see it coming down the line

Burning coal beneath the ash

I see you now, we can’t go back

Oh, oh oh oh, you were right

You’ve got a wild side, you’ve got a wild side

Oh oh oh oh, it can’t be denied

You’re like the flood tide

You’ve got a wild side

Do all those things at night turn off your tragic light?

Do all those things at night turn off your tragic light?

The perfect mask of a common man

With a wounded heart and a master plan

Oh, oh oh oh, you were right

You’ve got a wild side, you’ve got a wild side

Oh oh oh oh, it can’t be denied

You’re like the flood tide

You’ve got a wild side

You’re like the flood tide

DRIFTER (Words and music by Noëlle Hampton)

Friend, you're a drifter to the end

And I still remember when 

I could see you from the shore

 And friend, if you make it back to land

Come and find me if you can

My heart will always live inside of yours

Oooh ooh ooh…

Once, we were young and wild and free

And you tied yourself to me

Like a safety boat, I knew I'd need you

 Once, you would tell me everything

And we'd run and swim and sing

And if I ached, you would ache too

Oooh ooh ooh… 

Oh friend, there's an ocean in the way

And some things I'd like to say

It doesn't help us to ignore

And friend, you're a drifter to the end

And I still remember when 

I could see you from the shore

 

 

 

THE BELLE SOUNDS - EPONYMOUS FULL LENGTH RELEASE 2013 

© ALL WORDS AND MUSIC BY NOËLLE HAMPTON

BOURBON ON YOUR LIPS 

You be the vase and I’ll be the flowers

I’ll be the minutes inside your hours

I’ll be the end to your bad day

If you be the thing I long to say

But don’t, don’t be mad at me

Don’t, don’t, don’t be mad

I’ll be the glow around your star

You can sing like strings on my guitar

I’ll be the bourbon on your lips

If you be the belt around my hips

But don’t, don’t be mad at me

Don’t, don’t, don’t be mad

There’s a pony that could ride us into the sun

And this is just a moment

In a moment it will be done, done, done

Don’t be mad at me

Don’t, don’t be mad at me

I’ll be the blue light in your flame

If you be the bulls eye to my aim

You be the sinker and the hook

I’ll be the last page of your book

 

SHOULD HAVE BEEN MINE

Ever since I was I child

I was taught to feel like I don’t deserve you

And I’m haunted every night by the feeling

That I haven’t earned you

You tease me with a taste

Then make me feel like I’m going crazy

To care about something so illusive and so amazing

MONEY --  You make me feel so hollow

MONEY --  I have to beg or borrow

MONEY -- You know I feel so empty

When you say you’re going to come around

Somehow you know you always forsake me

I don’t trust myself around you enough

To make the right decisions

And you’re the only one that has the power

To change my opinions

And although I want to write you off

I keep getting this feeling

That someday you’re going to stick around

If only I could just keep believing

MONEY – You want to take me downtown

MONEY – You turn me all around

MONEY – You’ll probably leave me for another

The way that this is going

I don’t know why I even bother

MONEY – don’t think that you can break me

MONEY – and don’t think that you make me

MONEY – I’ll see you somewhere down the line

You’ll be begging for forgiveness

‘Cause you know that you should have been mine

Begging for forgiveness

‘Cause you know that you should have been mine

 

 

AWAY AWAY

Away, away, away, away.....

Like a wave on the ocean, won’t you bring it on home

‘Cause it’s escaping and taking the center of my heart

And as a toxic seed is planted deep in ground

We can’t cut it, or break it, or even burn it down

It becomes a thing and you stay

Away, away, away, away.....

Well, I could go, just like you, I could disappear for days

Never knowing or feeling the building bitter pain

But as you touch me, I see into the water’s depth

And there’s a shining glimmer, a glimpse of what is left

Then it goes away

Away, away, away, away....

(Try try try try) Bring it on home

Away, away, away, away....

Bring it on home

 

 

CASSIOPEIA

There’s something different about you lately

I see the shadows around your eyes

Hear a different beat to your heart

But we all know how it is to try and stop once you start

You’re like a greyhound on a racetrack

Out of the gate you’re running fast

You’re going to wear yourself down

Take it easy on the first lap

There’s another time around

This is your warning, This is your warning, This is your warning

Don’t burn out, Cassiopeia

Don’t burn out, Cassiopeia

Don’t burn out, Cassiopeia

You still got light to give

You can kick this if you want to

Put on the gloves, get in the ring and start swinging left and right

Every day’s another chance, but every night’s another fight

You know you’re in a great position

You’re still young enough to change all of those little things

That later add up to changing everything

This is your warning, This is your warning, Let this be your warning

Don’t burn out, Cassiopeia

Don’t burn out, Cassiopeia

Don’t burn out, Cassiopeia

You still got light to give

Don’t burn out, Cassiopeia,

Don’t burn out, Cassiopeia

Don’t burn out, Cassiopeia

You still got light to give

 

 

WHEN WE WERE YOUNG

Can we get it back? Can we get it back?

Oh that feeling we had when we were young

When we were young

Drive up the coast and get lost in the hours

Oh, no one has to know

Hold me tight by the radio towers

The sun comes up, we’ll make it home somehow

Can we get it back? Can we get it back?

Oh that feeling we had when we were young

When we were young

Grab our friends and head down to the river

Oh, the sun can burn our skin

Stay all day ‘til we start to shiver

And pass the bottle ‘round and ‘round again

Can we get it back? Can we get it back?

And as the years go something changes

And we’re not just living for ourselves

And when it all starts getting faded

We want to remember how it was

Can we get it back? Can we get it back?

Oh that feeling we had when we were young

When we were young

Oh you know that feeling we had when we were young

When we were young

Oh that feeling we had when we were young

When we were young

 

 

ROCKINGHAM LANE

I didn’t know you lived on Rockingham Lane

The yellow house with the baby blue porch swing

My aching heart could finally feel no pain

‘Til I saw your car go down Rockingham Lane

Rockingham Lane

Is where I saw my love again

Rockingham Lane

Like a moth to a flame, oh I got burned

After all these years you’d think my heart would learn

How many times I have driven past this way

Now I know you are here and you live on Rockingham Lane

Rockingham Lane

Is where I saw my love again

Rockingham Lane

Is where I saw my love again

Just like you I’ve been moving on

I’ve had so many different lovers since you’ve been gone

What is it love’s made of makes it sting so bad?

The bitter pain of losing that thing you never had

Rockingham Lane

Is where I saw my love again

Rockingham Lane

Is where I saw my love again

Rockingham Lane

It’s where I saw my love again

Rockingham Lane

 

 

NIGHT OWL

Night owl, Night Owl

You’re racing through the blue light to my side

Night owl, Night Owl

Quiet through the cool air, do you fly

Night owl, Night Owl

Is it just the thrill, which we seek?

Night owl, Night Owl

Be on your way, you’ll still come back to me

Darkness won’t you stay ‘til I go down

Darkness won’t you stay ‘til I go down

Night owl, Night Owl

Will you calm my mind and ease my heart

Night owl, Night Owl

Please just calm my mind and ease my heart

Darkness won’t you stay ‘til I go down

Darkness won’t you stay ‘til I go down

Night owl, Night Owl

The stars have left, the sky is turning bright

Night owl, Night Owl

And now you’re gone, I heard your wings take flight

Darkness won’t you stay ‘til I go down

Darkness won’t you stay ‘til I go down

Darkness won’t you stay ‘til I go down

Darkness won’t you stay ‘til I go down

‘til I go down, ‘til I go down, ‘til I go down

 

 

ISLAND

The sands could blow away

A wave could hit today

But it’s way down deep- what holds us up

The storms just passed us by

And somehow we survived another crazy night

We are an island, island

Nothing can touch us way out here

And all around us love’s disasters

Are ships that fade then disappear

My friends keep giving up

And sink when water’s rough

But don’t fear, don’t fear, love will shine again

You’ll know it when it comes

The warmth of real sun

Can’t fool even the heartbroken one

We are an island, island

Nothing can touch us way out here

And all around us love’s disasters

Are ships that fade then disappear

So hold on tight through weather and through war

Sometimes what’s right is to love each other more

In times of anger

in times when you can’t find the strength

to be together

We are an island,

We are an island

Island, island

Nothing can touch us way out here

And all around us love’s disasters

Are ships that fade then disappear

 

JUST LIKE GOLD

It’s pretty clear, by now I know you’re not a friend

You launch ahead, you leave your dust for everyone

But there’s no race and there’s no ribbon to be won

Just a pretty face, alone again without anyone

For what you put me through

Well I can forgive but you can’t undo

It’s times like this I count my blessings

For what’s real and true

And I wish somehow I could take back the love I gave to you

‘Cause it’s just like gold

In proper hands it can buy everything

But you spent it fast like cold hard cash

Now you have nothing

For what you put me through

Well I can forgive but you can’t undo

So what’s so hard, what could be so hard about trusting?

This ain’t no game

If you play your Queen I won’t play my King

I’m not here to trump you

I was only trying to be like golden wings

To an injured bird lying on the ground

With a song to sing

For what you put me through

Well I may forgive but you can’t undo

For what you put me through

Ooooh I, I, I can forgive but you can’t undo

Ooooh I, I, I can forgive but you can’t undo

Ooooh I, I, I can forgive but you can’t undo

 

 

SPARROW’S CRY

The trees are blooming crazy in this town

The light has changed, and sun is sticking ‘round

The chill is through, the chill is through

Sometimes I need the comfort of your voice

And I know the consequences of my choice

But I think of you, I think of you

Oh I hear a lonely sparrow cry

And as fast as winter’s here it says goodbye

Oh but time with you can always heal my heart

As it’s done from the very start

The fireflies will soon be on their way

And I finally had some time I could escape

The Texas sun, the Texas sun

And even just a couple days with you

You clear away the haze that makes me blue

In California sun, California Sun

Oh I hear a lonely sparrow cry

And as fast as Spring is here it says goodbye

Oh but time with you can always heal my heart

As it’s done from the very start

And summer flies by and days you can’t recount

And the birds are back again

And I’m fine for the most part, but I could always use a friend

Of all the years that we have been apart

It’s funny how I never feel that far

Away from you, away from you

Oh I hear a lonely sparrow cry

And as fast as Autumn’s here it says goodbye

Oh but time with you can always heal my heart

As it’s done from the very start

Oh I hear a lonely sparrow cry

And as fast as Winter’s here it says goodbye

Oh but time with you can always heal my heart

As it’s done from the very start, as it’s done from the very start

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