All lyrics by Shana Tucker, unless otherwise noted.

A Secret That I Keep

time after time i ask myself, “what is it about you that makes me smile?” • night after night i find myself dreaming about you and your pretty smile • there’s so much i want to say to you • i want to spend the day with you • day after day i fancy myself living within you and you in me • i’ve got to find a way to have you • given the circumstances, that may never come to be • ah, but a girl can dream • there’s so much i want to say to you • i wanna have my way with you now • caught up in the thought of stolen moments between me & thee • fingers always linger • as i imagine what will be • but that’s a secret that i keep • what if i were to say to you • that my body responds to the thought of what you’ll do to me? • i think it’s only a matter of time before thoughts and words and actions collide • i think i’m gonna let you come inside • caught up in the thought of stolen moments between me & thee • fingers always linger as i imagine what will be • but that’s a secret that i keep • it’s a secret, a secret that i keep


Bow Out Gracefully

two trains running in the same direction • one's moving faster to reach that destination •momentum's gaining as the moon is waning • will it reach the station before they collide, oh • i feel where you're coming from, and • where you're trying to go • i see the things you're looking for • know what you wanna know • and I wanna give you all the loving you deserve • i'm just not ready to do anything, so • i gotta bow out gracefully • you've had a little more time to live on your own • now you wanna settle down, and you've invited me home • you've built walls before, but with me you're wide open • ready to place your heart in my hands, oh • i feel where you're coming from, and • where you're trying to go • i see the things you're looking for • know what you wanna know • and I wanna give you all the loving you deserve • i'm just not ready to do anything, so • i gotta bow out gracefully • bow out gracefully • early on, you wanted to get inside my head • i gave you the greenlight, gave you assurance to pursue with reckless abandon • i made you a promise back then, remember what I said? • that I would be here until I'm not,be here, until I'm not • perhaps you forgot...or was it me who fell short on memory? • i feel where you're coming from, and • where you're trying to go • i see the things you're looking for • know what you wanna know • and I wanna give you all the loving you deserve • i'm just not ready to do anything, so • i gotta bow out gracefully • bow out gracefully •


get out the fast lane, lady • out the fast lane, you know • you're over there, talking on your cell phone • i can't afford to go slower traffic, keep right • the troopers are nowhere in sight • i'm gonna be driving all through the night • to get to where my baby's waiting with the porchlight on • if you had good lovin' waiting on you like it's waiting on me • you'd be driving like a bat outta hell, dipping & diving dangerously, too • if you knew that at the end of the road • there was a cool, tall glass of water waiting to quench your thirst • c’mon now, act like you know, you oughta • get out the fast lane, lady • out the fast lane, you know • you're over there, talking on your cell phone • i can't afford to go slower traffic, keep right • the troopers are nowhere in sight  • i'm gonna be driving all through the night • to get to where my baby's waiting with the porchlight on • miles and miles lay between me and the one I love most • i stay on the road, singing my shows, i hardly get the chance to be close • but when I do, ooh it's as good as the first time • he never misses a beat, so tender, so sweet • get out the fast lane, lady • out the fast lane, you know • you're over there, talking on your cell phone • i can't afford to go slower traffic, keep right • the troopers are nowhere in sight  • i'm gonna be driving all through the night • to get to where my baby's waiting, my baby's waiting... • i've been counting down the days, and imagining the many ways • he's gonna say hello, hello, hello, hello, hello, hello to me • and when the morning comes, i'm gon' be cooking something good • we'll have worked up an appetite getting re-acquainted the previous night • laughing, talking, joking, we’re gonna be stroking like long-lost lovers do • like lovers who are friends, too • get out the fast lane, lady • out the fast lane, you know • you're over there, talking on your cell phone • i can't afford to go slower traffic, keep right • the troopers are nowhere in sight  • i'm gonna be driving all through the night • to get to where my baby's waiting • my baby's waiting on the traffic, keep right • the troopers are nowhere in sight  • i'm gonna be driving all through the night • to get to where my baby's waiting with the porchlight on

Fast Lane


Just A Moment

just a moment, that’s all i ever need • to remember what it feels like being the girl i used to be •  the girl you fell in love with; the one who used to SHiNE • 'Cause lately, the skin i’m in doesn’t feel like mine just a moment, to spread my wings  • and feel the warmth of freedom and the assurance that it brings  • i need to know you trust me  •  enough to let me stray • if i could stray away  • just a moment of each day; not too close, but just far enough to miss you, miss you again • to make my heart grow fond again • just a moment to hear my own heart beat  • to live the dreams i talk about, be in touch with my inner-peace • you’d never have to question why i choose to stay • if i could stray away  • just a moment of each day; not too close, but just far enough to miss you, miss you again • to make my heart grow fond again • if you wake up in the morning and you find my pillow bare, don’t worry • i haven’t gone anywhere • it’s just the quietness of dawn is a haven for my spirit • it beckons me, it reconciles me, it reunites me • with me • just a moment; see? i told you that’s all i ever need  • to remember what it feels like being the girl i’ll always be  • now: ask me if i love you...i would not hesitate • if i could stray away  • just a moment of each day; not too close, but just far enough to miss you, miss you again • to make my heart grow fond again • i can be everything to you • if i keep a little bit to myself


Just Go

well, my life is changing at break-neck speed again • getting harder and harder to keep it all together • people want what they want when they want it, perpetual spin • i’m pulled in a thousand different directions and it’s not gonna get better • said i’m moving a thousand miles a minute and it’s not getting any better, no • but these are the times when a ticket to anywhere sounds so nice • pack an overnight back and throw it in the back seat next to the dog and drive • go to the beach, or to the mountains; destination: unknown • it’s about time to just go • this just in: my boyfriend’s feeling “neglected” and my part-time job is flexing it’s full-time weight • if this is the price i pay for being a struggling artist • well then maybe the bill collectors might give me a little bit more of a break • no, but the bill collectors ain’t trying to give me no break • but these are the times when a one-way ticket just sounds so sweet • pack a carry-on bag and throw it in the overhead and find me a window seat • go to the beach, or to the mountains; destination: unknown • it’s about time to just go • i loaned my GPS to my friend • i guess that means i’m driving ‘til the road ends • these are the times when a personal day just won’t do • these are the times when you give ‘em two fingers and do what you wanna do, oh • these are the times when a ticket to anywhere sounds so nice • pack an overnight back and throw it in the back seat next to the dog and drive • go to the beach, or to the mountains; destination: unknown • these are the times when a one-way ticket just sounds so sweet • pack a carry-on bag and throw it in the overhead and find me a window seat • go to the beach, or to the mountains; destination: unknown • oh, these are the times, these are the times, these are the times • it’s about time to just go


No Get-Back

i don’t know how, i don’t know how to say • how to say it in a way that makes sense, makes sense to you • i’ve been trying now for days, yet i still can’t get through, no • there was once a time, there was once a time when i, once upon a time when i could bet anything on your kiss • now everything you try boils down to this • no get-back, no gettin’ back • no get-back, no gettin’ back • no get-back, there’s no gettin’ back, back together with me • trust was broken from too much water under the bridge • and i was drowning, but you know, the truth of the matter really is • though i forgive you, and i don’t harbor any hate • my heart is so different now, that i’m afraid it’s a little too late for • no get-back, no gettin’ back • no get-back, there’s no gettin’ back, back together with me • trust was broken from too much water under the bridge • and i was drowning, but you know, the truth of the matter really is • though i forgive you, and i don’t harbor any hate • my heart is so different now, that i’m afraid it’s a little too late for • no get-back, no gettin’ back • no get-back, there’s no gettin’ back, back together with me


November

i met you on the 9th • a classic case of seeing you across a crowded room • except it was a church • we were playing a tune the bride had asked for • for when she walked down the aisle • and strangely enough, the song was “the first time (i ever) saw your face” • and in the days that followed, we discovered our Soulmate compatibility • you were mine and i yours, no questions asked, that's just how it was • then one day, all that changed when you called me up and said • that the fear of losing me was greater than the pain of letting go • i miss my november, when my world seemed brand-new • because i was loving you, and i knew you loved me too • and although you're gone, and i'm moving on • i miss the month i loved you • i miss november • november • i'm sitting here and i'm watching the snowflakes fall • reminding me of all the reasons you could've stayed • but you only saw the snow as the biggest one big reason to leave • couldn't stay and watch it melt, and turn into spring • dad to get home before it got too deep • it's funny; in the coldest month of the year i found someone to make me sweat • quicken my pulse and sharpen my senses and silly stuff like that • but now it's ...something, the date escapes me • as i'm sitting here reminiscing 'bout time long gone • i miss november • when my world seemed brand-new • because i was loving you, and i knew you loved me too • and although you're gone, and i'm moving on • i miss november • i miss november • all the things we used to do • and the way you used to kiss me, too • november • i miss november • when my world seemed brand-new • because i was loving you, and i knew you loved me too • and although you're gone, and i'm moving on • i'm moving on • funny how time flies when you're having fun • but i'm moving on • i missed the month i loved you • november


The Precious Ones

far away, past mountains and seas • shines a light • far away, over forests and trees • is a light • that heeds neither rain nor shine • it continues to shine • for you and for me • far away, past valley and hill • shines a light • far away, over field and windmill • is a light • it’s so beautiful to behold • and it continues to glow • for you and for me • it serves as a reminder that  • you can always find a love so real, you'll be able to feel its warmth and glow wherever our souls may go • wherever you go, wherever i go • so look past the mountains and past the seas • see the forest for the trees • and the light will guide us home • so far away, so far away • shines a light • SHiNE


Repeat Again

the sharpest blade most easily blunted •mishandled by someone • the youngest tree's growth is easily stunted • if burned by the sun • cherish the precious ones • we don't cherish the precious ones • the finest wine most easily spoiled • if not allowed to age • the blankest book most easily soiled • teardrops left on it's page • cherish the precious ones • we don't cherish the precious ones • the softest silk, the darkest hour • the sweetest milk, the highest power • what we take for granted are the most enchanting things • on this earth, blind to their worth • we don't cherish the precious ones • we should cherish the precious ones • we must cherish the precious ones

why, why, why don't you ever listen to a word I say? • i, i, i find myself repeating every word I say • if I'm speaking English, and that's your native tongue • why do my words miss their target, why do you play dumb? • we go through this over and over and then • we repeat, repeat again • repeat, repeat again • guys, guys, guys have a disconnect with the word 'No' • surprise, surprise, surprise, 'No' is not the new ‘Yes’ • it really means 'No' • when you ask me a question, and you don't like what I said • don't rephrase it then restate it; you're gonna get what you get  • i've told you this over and over and then • we repeat, repeat again • repeat, repeat again • repeat and repeat again, oh  • i know that with Mars & Venus • there's a battle of will • but that doesn't explain away your lack of listening skills •  • i'm sick and I'm tired of finding new ways • to say it and say it and say • why must I be so cruel? • why must the truth be so cruel in order for you to receive it? • in order for you to get where I'm coming from • and get where I'm not trying to go with you • over and over and over and then • we go through this over and over and over and over and over and over and then • we repeat, repeat again • oh, repeat, repeat again • repeat, repeat again


SHiNE

far away, past mountains and seas • shines a light • far away, over forests and trees • is a light • that heeds neither rain nor shine • it continues to shine • for you and for me • far away, past valley and hill • shines a light • far away, over field and windmill • is a light • it’s so beautiful to behold • and it continues to glow • for you and for me • it serves as a reminder that  • you can always find a love so real, you'll be able to feel its warmth and glow wherever our souls may go • wherever you go, wherever i go • so look past the mountains and past the seas • see the forest for the trees • and the light will guide us home • so far away, so far away • shines a light • SHiNE