Just Walk Away

I need to calm to calm my mind There is some peace I need to find Maybe tomorrow not today Just walk away

There’s a pounding in my chest I wanna scream I need to rest You won’t get it no matter what I say Just walk away

Just walk away don’t turn back Just walk away let it fade to black Swallow the anger spit out the pain I don’t want my life to be in vain

If you see me seeing red There’s already sirens going off in my head No black no white it’s all gray Just walk away

It took me 25 years To get to this place to be standing here If you’re in my shoes I hope & pray That you too can walk away Just walk away Written by: R & T Park Slope Women's Shelter

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Rock n Roll

Last call with Karl at Niemans Allllllll aboard All you Uptown girls with your Chanel bags And all that money can afford

Step into the spiral All you butterflies New York will eat you And eat you alive Then the truth will come out About this modern world Are you a made out of gold Or are you a counterfeit girl

Where are our idols Brittany & Justin Matching in denim We thought we could trust them And then they broke
They broke our hearts And a darkness fell over These here parts America is dangling from a cliff Melania Ivanka how did it come to this

Runaway brides Bachelorettes Nothing to remember Nothing to forget We lived together once The rich and the poor Till they bottled all the oxygen And wired all the doors

There’ll be no trading places Dan will be Dan And ol legless Eddie Will never be the man

So Step into the spiral All you butterflies New York will eat you And eat you alive Then the truth will come out About this modern world Are you a made out of gold Or are you a counterfeit girl Written by: R & T, Park Slope Women's Shelter

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How You Get To New York

Sometimes a mothers got a hard time finding her way home And sometimes a daughters gonna do what she’s been shown Trouble lord trouble that ain’t hard to find Especially when you’re the troubled kind That road has no fork sometimes that’s how you get to New York

And just because you’re loud that don’t mean you’ve got a voice And free to fuck up endlessly still don’t mean you’ve got a choice Cause over here on the poor side of town High’s the only up & it’s meant to keep you down That road as no fork And sometimes that’s how you get to New York

How you get on the streets On your back & on your knees All the while thinking you’ve landed on your feet

Sometimes rock bottom’s on the 8th floor of the Empire Hotel Wishing this stranger would have killed you Cause you ain’t had no luck yourself 29 years shouldn’t seem like forever But no one ever told you deserved any better That road had no fork And sometimes that’s how you get to New York

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I Know I Know

i wasn’t born more like shot from a canon then splat into a big brick wall and when that’s where you begin good news is you ain’t got far to fall

and don’t you know when you’re down that low just makes you wanna get high

but i mean to say here on this very day that ain’t no way no way to touch the sky

i know i know because i have tried don’t know why i lived when i seen so many die

i know i know i been there then one day on my knees found myself in prayer

now i’m a true believer i’m a truth seeker i don’t got no time for all those midnight creepers

so just keep on walking get busy with those feet whatever you are looking for don’t live here on my street

i know i know it stills calls my name says i’ll never be free i won’t never change

i know i know i’m not the mistakes i’ve made i’ve laid them all to rest threw dirt on those graves

i’m rising up rising up like a phoenix thru the smoke and the ash ain’t nothing gonna stop me

nothing gonna drop me nothing gonna make me bat a lash

i know i know just where i’m bound after where i’ve been nothing can turn me around

Written by: J, S, G& T Park Slope Women’s Shelter

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Be Somebody's Angel

Everybody calling for angels up above Who could blame’em these times sure are tough We all need one but we could be one Be somebody's angel

cause Someone to your left someone to your right Might be wondering how they’re gonna make it thru the night We all need one but we could be one Be somebody's angel

Be somebody’s angel Someone’s nick of time Someone’s answered prayer Ooh somebody’s lifeline you Don’t need no halo Don’t need no harp - unless you want one Just eyes to see And a beating heart

You don’t know me I may not know you But one thing I do know is we’ve both sung the blues Maybe in a different language our Skin of a different hue On the skids or On Park Ave we all need one but we could be one Be somebody’s angel

so i get down on my knees and pray that as i walk thru
this world today I send a little love to whoever comes my way a smile just might make it all seem ok We all need one we can be one Be somebody’s angel

Written by: R, C, O, T & T Park Slope Women's Shelter

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Trying To Get Back On The Bus

85 kills under my belt but when that ice water in my veins it began to melt i was washed away in that flood of guilt and shame booze & drugs it was them against us now it’s just me
trying to get back on the bus

1st one lingered on my mind then less and less and less and less each and every time till it was just lining up them dots just line’em and take my shot it was them against us but now it’s just me
trying to get back on the bus

it may seem like no big deal to walk thru those doors sit above those wheels feel‘em spinning round & round while your hands shake and your heart pounds what it feels like in my shoes I would never wish on you or anyone the things i’ve seen the things i’ve done

truth is we gotta go way back before the war before iraq crosstown bus with my girl 79 i was top of the world a gun in her back a knife to my throat something snapped something broke it was them against us now it’s just me trying to get back on the bus

i’m living one breath at a time i know my stop i know my line i got landmarks along the way i’m making new ones every day it ain’t them it ain’t us it’s just me Trying to get back on the bus

Written by G & T Park Slope Women’s Shelter 4.22.19

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Walking On Air

i’ve got no idea of whats coming next except my next step i’ll figure it out sooner or later hopefully it’s greater

than where i’ve been and what i’ve done i’m thru with the blues i wanna have some fun some fun in the sun

walking on air can’t wait till i get there we never sleep every minute has a beat as i strut down these new york city streets

i’m shinning i’ve been washed cleaned there’s so much to do there’s so much to dream day dreaming with my eyes open a brand new life here is what i’m hoping

a place to call home a place thats all my own i’ve got my own keys to my own door i’m gonna work like i never have worked before

no looking back to the places i have been the doom the gloom the horror of sin

i’ve got my hands on my hips feet firm on the ground i’m conquer the world i will not be turned around

i’m shinning i’ve been washed cleaned there’s so much to do there’s so much to dream day dreaming with my eyes open a brand new life here is what i’m hoping

you’re not alone i’ve been there too there’s so much room for hope so much that you can do and if there’s a night a little too long sit down and listen to this song

Written by: M, A, N, S, M, S, N, R, B, D & T Broadway House 4.6.19

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Anger Raging Snapping Turtle

My Richter scale Is passed a million I’m clocking in At about a billion smacked by the nail But the hammer is not the one smacking Life is not a box of chocolates And sometimes shit happens

Go to the therapist Tell them everything They give you some medicine But it don’t do a thing And you just wanna run away Send this whole life packing Life is not a box of chocolates And sometimes shit happens

Sometimes its hard to Get in your right mind When the same shit
happens time after time

I wanna be bird In no harms way
So I can fly Far from yesterday You best believe I won’t be looking back Cause there was never a prize In this Cracker Jack Life is not a box of chocolates But I coulda told you that Sometimes shit happens And that’s a fact Written by: L, S, D, R & T Park Slope Women's Shelter

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Way Cross Town

hard to find your way when it’s all when it’s all brand new hard to find your way when it’s all when it’s all brand new you don’t know these streets and these streets don’t know you

hard to make any any kinda home when you keep getting moved around hard to make any make any kinda home when you keep getting moved around yeah one day you wake up on jay but then they send you way cross town

and no time for goodbye or to pack your things everything you own in this world scattered to the wind and no one seems to know or care if you’ll ever seem them again

hard to close your eyes when it’s all when it’s all on your mind hard to close your eyes when it’s all when it’s all weighing on your mind you can’t get no rest and you’re feeling bad all the time

i’m not asking for it easy just not so damn hard not asking for it easy just not so damn hard i just need a little break from this house of cards written by: C & T park slope women's shelter

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Luna Star Smile

luna star smile is coming to town she’s walked a long hard mile to spread kindness around

luna star smile melts away danger and when you’re not afraid nobody’s a stranger

and her will has power power power in the deepest darkest hour it’s stronger than the dope stronger than the smoke it’ll blow it all away

luna star smile she’s got a sidekick they call her tough little cookie that’s her lil sis

their moms always tired she needs to rest So luna star smile & tough little cookie do their best Written by: M & T Park Slope Women's Shelter

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Whatcha Think About That

my minds up in the sky spinning round and round gravity can’t touch it it’s safe from the ground i know the clouds by name the skies a blue royale i can see the lights of the golden corral

whatcha think whatcha think whatcha think about that you can close your eyes and find your way back just blink whatcha think whatcha hey whatcha think about that

the pieces of the puzzle are falling into place it’s been such a long road this smile on my face seems so out of place you may not recognize me without the tears the tears in my eyes

whatcha think whatcha think whatcha think about that you can close your eyes and find your way back just blink whatcha think whatcha hey whatcha think about that

i whisper in heavens ear that’s my confessional i’m feeling proud like a real professional at this thing this thing called life so bring on the day bring on the night

whatcha think whatcha think whatcha think about that you can close your eyes and find your way back just blink whatcha think whatcha hey whatcha think about that Written by G, J & T Park Slope Women’s Shelter

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