SongWriting

LYRICS

(songwriter Sabine Heusler-Schick)

I would love to co-write with other song-writers or writers. Email me and let me know if you’re interested. I am always working on my writing and interested in any genre.

 

STARS  (written by Sabine Heusler-Schick)

 

Verse 1: Lay down with me in the cool grass
warm wind in our hair
there’s summer breath 
in the tall trees
it’s fingers caressing the air
you dance slow under canopy
holding me under your spell
darkness it comes unnoticeably
so quiet the stars in the sky
fall right into the hollows 
of your eyes

Chorus: fall to the ground
swallow us up
see the whole world
from another side
lay down with me, 
lay down with me, 
lay down with me,
and all the stars 
fall out of the sky
to live in the hollows 
of your eyes

Verse 2: Lay down with me the 
in the darkness
cool wind in the air
there’s winter breath 
in the tall trees
her fingers caressing our hair
we dance slow under canopy
holding us under her spell
darkness it comes unnoticeably
so quiet the stars in the sky
fall right into the hollows 
of your eyes

Bridge: hair in the dirt, 
your face red from the wine
and the ground would swallow us, 
all up in time
ever entwined in this 
steep mountain side
you can touch gods 
with your genius mind

End Chorus: fall in the ground
back into dust
see the whole earth
from another side
lay down with me, 
lay down with me, 
lay down with me,
lay down with me, 
lay down with me,
and all the stars fall out of the sky
to live in the hollows of your eyes

©all rights reserved Sabine Heusler-Schick & Basement3Productions 2017

 

I’ll Just Drive (written by Sabine Heusler-Schick)

 

you were the last to leave
you left me all alone
I can’t follow you to where you’re
never going
sit in the cold dark car for hours
contemplating
this love to hating
so I’ll move on again

Chorus:
I’ll just drive
forever over white lines
forever till the gas line’s
empty just like me
I’ll just drive
I can take the high road
taking time to reload
just be me, just be with me
just be with me

I’ll take a little time to
figure out myself to
know just who I need and still be me
here I am just being with this love I’m feeling
I’ll never have to leave
just be with me

Chorus:
I’ll just drive
forever over white lines
forever till the gas line’s
empty just like me
I’ll just drive
I can take the high road
taking time to reload
just be me, just be with me
just be with m

Bridge:
I can fill myself up fill my self up fill myself up
there’s a fork sign here
on this dusty roadbut I’ll find my way home

I’ll drive
forever over white lines
forever till the gas line’s
empty just like me
I’ll just drive
I can take the high road
taking time to reload
just be me, just be with me
just be with me, just be with me
just be with me, just be with me

I can fill my self fill myself up….
I’ll drive, I’ll drive, home

© all rights reserved Sabine Heusler-Schick & Basement3Productions 2016


Christmas Together You and I (written by Sabine Heusler-Schick)

 

Verse 1: We’ll light a fire, ignited, by the love in our eyes
we’ll conspire to never be apart
cosy we’ll weather the storm outside
christmas together you and I

Chorus: And when we see, snow flakes
on the window pane
we will know this winter will be
cold again
but under the mistletoe
we will thaw out the snow
christmas together you and I

Verse 2: The best, gift giving, is you here by my side
exchanging kisses by the open fire
the warmest of wishes, are in our eyes
christmas together you and I

Bridge: we’ll take the time, to dine,
and drink with good cheer
the hours fly by,
we hold each other near

©all rights reserved Sabine Heusler-Schick & Basement3Productions 2017

 

Love is Slow Motion (written by Sabine Heusler-Schick)

 

Verse 1
If you give me a breath
I’ll take it
and give you
a part of the ocean
swimming in time to the tide
the weight of the world
deep inside
we just lie

Verse 2
you can hold on to me so tightly
then tear us a part
when you leave me
we could just float
away in this dream
but you turn and go
slow

Chorus
love is slow motion
love is slow motion
love is slow motion
breath and devotion
love is slow

Verse 3
we had it good
for a moment
time on our side
we held on tight
soft like the rain, fall slowly
but there you go
slow

Chorus Build
love is slow motion
love is slow motion
love is slow motion
breath and devotion
love is slow

Bridge
Why did I let myself give myself a hope
I see myself drowning in the under tow
You held on so tight then you just let me go
I don’t let myself breathe
no more

Chorus softer
slow motion
love is slow motion
love is slow motion
breath and devotion
love is slow

Chorus strong
love is slow motion
love is slow motion
love is slow motion
low is slow
love is slow motion
love is slow motion
love is slow motion
love is slow
love is slow
love is so

©all rights reserved Sabine Heusler-Schick & Basement3Productions 2017

 

Oh No! (I will never give in) (written by Sabine Heusler-Schick)

 

You can take what I have from me
that will never break me
its not the reason I carry on
its not the thing that makes me
oh no, oh no, that will never break me

live my life till the day I die
with purpose and with reason
and when I go be sure to know
you’re not the one I’m pleasin’
oh no, oh no,
you’re not the one I’m pleasin’

I work hard
I work hard
I work hard for what I have
and what I have is mine
oh yeah oh
what I have is mine

Wheel of fortune it goes round
not with luck you spin it
a destiny is earned my friend
I am gonna win it
Look at that wheel turn
look at that wheel spin
the train to middle is a fulla fools
and I will never get in
I will never get in
oh no, oh no, oh no, oh no,
I will never get in
I will never get in
I will never get in
I will never give IN!

©all rights reserved Sabine Heusler-Schick & Basement3Productions 2015

Goodbye (written by Sabine Heusler-Schick)

 

I know what I should do
and I know what you wanted me to
say when I am far from you
but I can’t say it

I know that nothing stays the same
and I know what I should do
to let you go home sooner
than stay here in my arms

goodbye’s a sorrow
goodbye’s a tears
goodbye my darling
separated by a thousand years
and all of our longing
lies here at your feet
this goodbye is impossible to keep

I know what you wanted
and words you longed to hear
and we have all those secrets
forever buried here

Words are like the raindrops
falling hard on parch earth
and we know we had more
than both of us are worth

©all rights reserved Sabine Heusler-Schick & Basement3Productions 2014

Mercy (written by Sabine Heusler-Schick)

oh my lord
it sure come down
down from the heavens
unto the ground
a grateful rain
ungrateful storm
sure gonna make me
fall right down,
to my knees
to my knees
oh good lord
there’s a thunder clappin
a lighting strike
on the tin roof rappin
it sure is close
it sure is near
sure gonna make me
wanna leave here
on my knees
on my knees
mercy, mercy, mercy, mercy,
mercy, mercy, mercy, mercy,
down on my knees,
on my knees
have mercy please
widdly whoo
mercy, mercy, mercy, mercy,
mercy, mercy, mercy, mercy,
down on my knees,
on my knees
have mercy please
go tell yo momma
there’s a storm in the air
go tell yo sista
she better take care
go tell yo papa
tie down that house
we all gonna end up
swimmin down south
mercy, mercy, mercy, mercy,
mercy, mercy, mercy, mercy,
down on my knees,
on my knees
mercy, mercy, mercy, mercy,
mercy, mercy, mercy, mercy,
down on my knees,
on my knees
have mercy please

 

 

I am Brave (written by Sabine Heusler-Schick)

Children’s Song

Verse 1:
my voice was small
couldn’t say anything loud at all
imagination had me thinking
everything’s too tall
I used to run from
nothing at all
when I was small
when I was small (beat starts)

Verse 2:
I used to crawl
didn’t get far at all
they had me thinking
to be careful or I would surely fall
I used to worry
about nothing at all
when I was small
when I was small

PreChorus:
some times you just need to look up
some times you just need to look down
see how far you have come now
see how far you could run

Chorus:
I am brave, I am able, I am strong
I’m a survivor, been inside me all along
standing taller, my feet firmly on the ground
I am brave, I am able, I am strong
I am brave, I am able, I am strong

Verse 3:
I can do anything
go as far as I can go
I’m always thinking and planning
and figuring how to grow
I don’t worry over
things I can’t change
I’ll keep moving and learning
and spreading my wings

PreChorus:
sometimes you just need to look up
sometimes you just need to look down
to see how far you have come now
and see how far you could run

Chorus:
I am brave, I am able, I am strong
I’m a survivor, been inside me all along
standing taller, my feet firmly on the ground
I am brave, I am able, I am strong
I am brave, I am able, I am stro … ng…(key change)

Chorus: (with key change)
I am brave, I am able, I am strong
I’m a survivor, been inside me all along
standing taller, my feet firmly on the ground
I am brave, I am able, I am strong
I am brave, I am able, I am strong

PreChorus: (extended version)
some times you just need to look … up
some times you just need to look … down
to see how far you have come now
and see how far you’ll run

Chorus: (quiet)
I am brave, I am able, I am strong
I’m a survivor, been inside me all along
standing taller, my feet firmly on the ground
I am brave, I am able, I am strong

Chorus: (back to louder)
I am brave, I am able, I am strong
I’m a survivor, been inside me all along
standing taller, my feet firmly on the ground
I am brave, I am able, I am strong
I am brave, I am able, I am strong

(quiet)
I am brave, I am able, I am strong

© copyright 2017 – Lyrics Sabine Heusler-Schick & Music Kenny Schick
Performers Kenny Schick & Sabine Heusler-Schick 2017

 

Winter it came suddenly (written by Sabine Heusler-Schick)

celtic inspiration mythology

oh the winter it came suddenly
down into the valley
rain turned the snow
fore we had time
to gather in the kindling

the babe was due in months to come
but wanted to come sooner
of strong mind
it seemed a curse 
it carried from her mother

she came the day
i’d feared the most
while my man went out a hunting
and the blizzard that was due to hit
came early and left us starving

the wind did howl and moan and wail
and hours turned from days to weeks
but god he’d never leave me be
we prayed for his returning

Spring time 10 years later
a traveler did find us
looking for a place to sleep
found me and babe clutched to my breast
and my mans bones upon the landing

© all rights reserved Sabine Heusler-Schick & Basement3Productions 2017

 

DAWG (written by Sabine Heusler-Schick)

 

Spoken Dialogue:
“I’ll make a taxidermy of your head” he said…. “who says that”?
“I’ll come home when I am good and ready woman” he said… “who says that”?
“I’ll throw you out and lock the door and you can go sleep with the dogs” he said… “you treat those dogs better than me” I said…
and when he was up real close in my face… I look for any kinda good in them eyes… and all I see is black…
I don’t recognize myself in the mirror no more….
my eyes used to be a lovely shade of grey…

when the all turned white?….

verse 1:
ohoooo my darling
ohoooo my darling young one
why do you shed a tear for him
when you know he’s not the one
you know he don’t love you
like you think that he should
you know he’s out chasing tail all around the neighbourhood
he treat you like a dog
he treat you like a dog

Verse 2:
ohoooo my honey pie
ohoooo my sweet young thing
who do you cry all night for him
when he don’t give you anything
you know he don’t love you like you think that he should
you know he’ll never be the one that you think he could
he treat you like a dog
he treat you like a dog
widdilywoo

chorus:
you know he don’t love you like you think that he should
you know he’ll never be the man that you think he could
he treat you like a dog
he treat you like a dog

bridge:
Look at yourself
in the mirror tonight
do you see
what you have become…..
you’re better than that
you’re better than that
you’re better than that
you’re better than that

© all rights reserved Sabine Heusler-Schick & Basement3Productions 2015

 

Laddie (written by Sabine Heusler-Schick)

 

I drowned in the sound of your wonderful bickering
that lasted all night till the moon lost it’s glow
she wandered the streets with her hair all a fluttering
in the wind as it blew to the south, laddie don’t go

mind over matter and starry skies lingering
he wears the hat of the master of vines
hang my head over the bright orange rafters
she bends like the reeds of her watery greed, laddie don’t go

Find me a finger that points to the outcast
strangers who walk with the gait of a mule
I’ll find a penny under buckets of rain fall
before I let one more tiny bird fall, laddie don’t go,

lights a cigarette, takes another sip
yellow the light falls on finger tips, he takes another sip
taken to leaning on the gas lights, he stumbles he stumbles he stumbles he stumbles, laddie don’t go, stumbles, he stumbles, he stumbles, he stumbles, he stumbles, he stumbles, he stumbles, laddie don’t go, laddie don’t go.

© all rights reserved Sabine Heusler-Schick & Basement3Productions 2011

 

Annabelle (written by Sabine Heusler-Schick)

 

When i was 13 I had a daydream,
lay on my bed and I stared at the ceiling
followed a whisper to a place,
a blanket of thorns soft under my feet, that went for miles and miles…

tree trunks like poles held canopy,
to keep in the cool and keep out the light
and all about rays pierced like knives, into the the green… and dirt

followed the whisper to a stream, shiny moss and a trickle
walking along over stumbling stones and a fog kept me under

then my eyes caught a pale white hand, catching water falling and to the arm a pale white cheek
and deepest red hair that embraced it, pale white shoulder, pale night dress… and dirt

and in a whisper clear and calm, from cherry lips all pert and round
she turned with eyes pale and worn…….

hope he does’nt find you here…

© all rights reserved Sabine Heusler-Schick & Basement3Productions 2011


Devil’s in the Details (written by Sabine Heusler-Schick)

 

I would go anywhere with you
I’d go as far as you want me to
take a suitcase and a book
be as happy as by happy as by hook or crook
devil’s in the details, god is in the bush
devil’s in the details, god is in the bush

chorus:
and here we go, towards that mountain
baggage in tow to find that fountain of youth

I would do anything for you
I’d go as far as I can go
and all I need the proof
be as happy as by happy as by foot or hoof
devil’s in the details, god is in the bush
devil’s in the details, god is in the bush

chorus:
and here we go, towards that mountain
baggage in tow to find that fountain of youth
fountain of youth

© all rights reserved Sabine Heusler-Schick & Basement3Productions 2014

 

Legs (written by Sabine Heusler-Schick)

 

I knew her who’s smile glittered like pearls
and the sun set deep in her eyes eyes
she lies now muddied withered and cold
on a deserted steep hill side side side side

chorus:
The birds don’t sing anymore
she sits all cold and alone
waiting to be adorned
with a garland to her head head head head

Anguish and pain set steep in the stain
reminder of love’s deep dispair
one brandishing the sword of the ugliest words
that pieced her heart and mind mind mind mind

chorus:
The birds don’t sing anymore
she sits all cold and alone
waiting to be adorned
with a garland to her head head head head

He left her and ran thinking he can forget and remember no more
but she got her revenge when torment and rage his next lover cut off his legs!

© all rights reserved Sabine Heusler-Schick & Basement3Productions 2011

 

Before I met You (written by Sabine Heusler-Schick)

 

Before I met you I was cool
believe it or not
you would have liked me then

Before I met you I was strong
you should have seen me moving mountains,
you would have loved me then

chorus:
now we fight all night and day
and I dont like what I’ve become
now I stray all day from dreams
I had when I could conquered them
you would have wanted me then

Before I met you I was a fool
believed in love and
gave up to it everything

Before I met you I could see how life would be
with you and I and we were forever

chorus:
now we fight all night and day
and I dont like what I’ve become
now I stay in bed all day
i lie in company with tears and heartache
and still cant believe it

when I met you I was cool
do you remember when … you loved me

© all rights reserved Sabine Heusler-Schick & Basement3Productions 2011

 

Cold Wind (written by Sabine Heusler-Schick)

 

Oh how the cold wind blows
Oh how the cold wind blows
blows down deep into into our souls
Oh how the cold wind blows

I’ll wait for you by the old pear tree
I’ll wait for you with my white dress on
I’ll wait for you and you’d better come
I’ll wait for you till the sun goes down

but Oh my lover you take so long
I waited till my dress turned brown
I waited and you didnt come
I waited too long and the sun came up

If I could do it all again
I’d say you come find me in that wind
I’d dance all night till the sun came up
I’d never wait for you
I’d never wait for you
I’d never wait for you…..

but now how the cold wind…. blows….

© all rights reserved Sabine Heusler-Schick & Basement3Productions 2011

 

Francis Rae (written by Sabine Heusler-Schick)

 

oh francis rae by the cat fish river
in the old wood cabin that we built together
if I could write you I would send you a letter
the war is ended and Im only da-y–s away

oh francis rae all these years I’m longing
I miss you more than I could ever say
I hope your ankles are cooling in the river
the war is ended and Im only da-y–s away

chorus:
out past the bridge and the rocks in the river the
waters run red where the angels fell
I saw the light high up above me
hurricane take me to eternal grace
hurricane take me to eternal grace

oh if I could write you and if only you could read
I would send a parson to be waiting when I came
to hold us by the hands and bind us together
now the war is over and you did sure–ly wait

oh francis rae I stand at your door way
empty and hollow the rooms stark and bare
I wonder the street to the house of my brother
I see in the window that you surely did–nt wait

chorus:
out past the bridge and the rocks in the river the
waters run red where the angels fell
I saw the light high up above me
hurricane take me to eternal grace
hurricane take me to eternal grace

oh francis rae I can see you on the table
arms embraced on my brothers kitchen bench
I flew through the door with my face all a flaming
the war is over and my lover did–nt wait

bridge:
took her by the hair and marched her to the river
she lost her footing and she fell on the rocks with
blood on my hands I could surely couldnt save her
the war is over and I have lost m–y love

chorus:
out past the bridge and the rocks in the river the
waters run red where the angels fell
I saw the light high up above me
hurricane take me to eternal grace
hurricane take me to eternal grace
hurricane take me to eternal grace

© all rights reserved Sabine Heusler-Schick & Basement3Productions 2011

 

Daisy Chains (written by Sabine Heusler-Schick)

 

lay down your daisy chains
you’ll never find a kiss so sweet
wide eye’d like a hurricane
waiting by the river way

and he could be
oh so handsome
you know what the gypsies say
come back this time tomorrow
and wait by the river way

chorus:
and he could be as tall as tree
deep as the ocean as smart as can be
but oh if he could carry me
away and take my hand

well on the bridge
he look at me
and fell right in the river way
well he could never salvation be
floating down the river way

chorus:
and he could be as tall as tree
deep as the ocean as smart as can be
but oh if he could carry me
away and take my hand

floating down the river way
damn those daisy chains
floating down the river way
he’ll not come this way again
floating down the river way
he’ll not come this way again
floating down the river way

© all rights reserved Sabine Heusler-Schick & Basement3Productions 2008

 

Beautiful (written by Sabine Heusler-Schick)

 

Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful long black hair
beautiful boy, beautiful, beautiful long black hair
I believed every word you said
you had me with my bags packed
turned my head and knife in my back
dust on your boots and shovel in your hand
dust on your boots and….

holy mother of god, how can you be so blind
(how could I have been so blind)
holy mother of god, how can you be so blind

Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful long black hair
beautiful boy, beautiful, beautiful long black hair
I believed every word you said
you had me with my bags packed
turned my head and knife in my back
dust on your boots and shovel in your hand
dust on your boots and….

© all rights reserved Sabine Heusler-Schick & Basement3Productions 2005

 

Mary Janes (written by Sabine Heusler-Schick)

 

sixteen years these mary-janes
followed your promises
up and down the east coast
in our beatup pickup

I was young and I was pretty – you said
and you were… the only man I’d had
and you were… and you were….
a son of a gun

it wasn’t just the money
it was a living, if living is a life

ahah
thats me in the window, thats me
that me in the window…

years flash by, tears run dry
i looked to the clouds and
saw my future in the sky
hear the words, you hide behind
nothing blue on the outside,
on the inside i’m slowly dying

ahah
thats me in the window, thats me
that me in the window…

they say I fell, they say…
I drowned or something
they say I wasnt happy, but
I was happy… with you

ahah
thats me in the window, thats me
that me in the window…

© all rights reserved Sabine Heusler-Schick & Basement3Productions 2007

 

Pony (written by Sabine Heusler-Schick)

 

i’m gonna ride me a pony
i’m gonna ride really fast
i’m gonna ride down the valley
and up the mountain side

I’m gonna drive me a big truck
gonna go really far
I’m gonna drive from california
to new york and back
new york

chorus:
if you could tell what I was thinking
would you come with me
if you coud tell what I was thinking
would you want to be
would you want to be with me
or stay here without me

i’m gonna fly across the world
i’m gonna go on my own
and when i get to where im going
ill call that my home

if you could tell….

i’m gonna float across the ocean
I’m gonna float across the sea
and i dont know where i am going
but we’ll see wont we,
we’ll all see, wont we

chorus:
if you could tell what I was thinking
would you come with me
if you coud tell what I was thinking
would you want to be
would you want to be with me
or stay here without me, here

© all rights reserved Sabine Heusler-Schick & Basement3Productions 2007