From the Heart

by Monica Dockery

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This is my first collaborative album with the very talented guitarist/producer Derek Cornett. It is a collection of songs that are compiled in a way that gives traveling glimpses into specific points inside one woman's heart. I hope you find something that connects to something in your own. Peace.

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released September 12, 2014

All lyrics and vocals: Monica Dockery
All music: Derek Cornett
Mixing/Mastering: Derek Cornett

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Monica Dockery California

If blues/jazz/soul music had a baby...

Two years ago, I embarked on a journey to find my own sound. I taught myself to play the guitar and began writing and sharing my songs on Soundcloud. Since then, I have continued to develop as an artist and have been featured an over 50 projects from other artists across the the globe. I felt it was time to make my own project. And now..I have. ... more

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Track Name: From the Heart
Hungry as a lion/stronger than a bear/I got to be an animal if/I'm gonna get there/'cause if I don't get where I'm goin'/why the hell did I start?/now, you see where I'm coming from/I'm coming from the heart

from the heart/heart/heart 2x

I know when you look at me/you see a scared lil' lamb but/I know how the world works/and I know who I am/Now now, just because I'm gentle/that don't mean I won't bite/and just because I love peace/that don't mean I won't fight for..

my heart/heart/heart 2x

Well the, world's on fire
crumbling down
but I, I will stay standing
Cause I, got a fire
and it, burns brighter
brighter than the sun
so let it, burn down
let it, burn down
everything that stands against me
let it, burn down
burn down
everything but what comes

from the heart, the heart

stronger than a bear/I got to be an animal if/I'm gonna get there
Track Name: How It Feels
Swing with me down by the sea/build a lovely memory/I'll be sure to surely be your everything/Cotton candy reverie/You and me plus love makes three/I'll be sure to surely be your everything

Chorus:
I'm gonna show you how it feels
show you how it feels
show you how it feels to be loved

I'll make you some honey tea/we'll sit by our favorite tree/I'll be sure to surely be your everything/I'll tell you, you tell me/secret dreams and fantasies/I'll be sure to surely be your everything

Chorus 2X

Wondering star/broken heart/let go of the dark
love is light/when it's right/let me love you tonight/
tonight.....
Track Name: CaliLife
Take a walk with me downtown to where all the hipsters come to play/where the streetlights all turn into stars along the Frisco Bay/feel the rhythm beating, the city leading to freedom and delight/as we move our feet along the street and watch our souls take flight

Chorus: ooh, let the city lead/ooh, as we feel it beat/ooh, underneath our feet/oh ain't this CaliLife so sweet?

With the skyline all dressed up in heels and the shore wearing a tux/oh they look so fancy don't you think, looking like a million bucks/with a toe-tap here a toe-tap there, now they start to strut their stuff/better step our game up and when we're done/we say goodnight good luck

Chorus

Well, this CaliLife so sweet you know, you can taste it in the air/sunshine barbies, muscle men, sushi, and fresh hair/hippies, b boys, Rodeo Drive, and don't forget the coast/Newport, Monterrey, San Diego, all deserve a toast/but, it's the shades of skin on everyone co-habitating/it's in THIS mix, that's where it is, do you where just what I'm saying?/do you hear just what I'm saying?

chorus
Track Name: Who Needs Coffee
Who needs coffee, when it's you I wake up to?/I don't need anything but you/Who needs sunshine, when it's you who makes the day?/Nothing more to say, I don't need anything but you

Well, they can take away my guitar, my peanut butter cookies, and wine/they can take away my chocolate/even take away my mind/and I won't mind/but if they take away my baby/ooh my man/if they take away the love of my life/ooh I, oh I, I would cry/ooh I, oh I, I would die

Who needs money, when I'm ballin' out in love?/I don't need anything but you/Who needs water when your soul, it gives me drink?/always makes me think, I don't need anything but you

Well, they can take away my movies, my jacuzzi, my yoga, and my rhymes/they can take away my bed and any other way I unwind, and I won't mind/but if they take away my baby/ooh my man/if they take away the love of my life/ooh I, I, I would cry/Ooh I, I, I would die

And I'm sure it makes me sound weak to say it
I know it isn't pretty to see
but it's the truth, so let me go on now and say it
If they take you they may as well take me
If they take you they may as well take me

who needs coffee, who needs sunshine.....
Track Name: Small Lives
There is a man named Joe/who lives this life alone/wonder when the night man comes/will anybody know?/that he sang a good song and loved crochet/and he once found love on a summer's day/but she loved that money more than his touch/yeah, he's seen a lot but it still ain't much

small lives...oooh////

Now, there goes Marisol/her heart is made of gold/she crossed her t's and dotted i's/but it still came as a surprise/when they up and took her house away/cause the bills got high and she couldn't pay/now she lives on the street that we all pass by/tell me tell me how is this a paradise?

small lives...oooh///

small lives, small lives ain't what it seems
small lives, small lives is you and me//
there's a universe and we're it's dust,
small lives is all of us//
Track Name: Up2U
There I am in pigtails, watching you so close/hanging up the clothes on the line out back/and I remember sunshine, and the smell of rain/not one single stain left on the front or the back

and it...looks like I'm looking up to you///

There I am sitting in the front row pew/And I'm watching you sing your song for the crowd/and I sit there smiling, glad to hear you sing/imagining it's me and I seem so proud

and it...looks like I'm looking up to you///

but the years have made my eyes turn down/I no longer see you where the crown/that I used to see and it makes me so sad

One day, when I'm older and it's too late, I'll see/it was mostly me, it was mostly me/and maybe I'll forgive you for all your faults instead of/placing on your head the blame for all of mine/maybe I'll remember how you held my hand/and, that just like sand slips through our fingers so does time

and I hope I'll be looking up to you///
Track Name: Dragons and Diamonds
Tonight I am fighting dragons and diamonds/a war I was never set up to win/stacked high beside me and all around/my fate has been sealed in these pages

story of old/my story's been told/in the stories of those who came before

The outline is there, am I meant to just fill up the space?/Or is there a place for something new?/Can I escape these dragons and diamonds?/hard to replace such ancient runes

but, I just got here/so, let me be here/find me an empty page to write on

I don't need a chapter, just give me a line....
Track Name: Gypsy Woman
I am a gypsy woman/// nowhere feels like home

I gotta keep it moving, don't stop my feet from moving/I gotta keep it moving/nowhere feels like home

You are the only one that/// make me want a home

Maybe for you I could now/ maybe for you I would now/ maybe I could I would now/ let my freedom go

but no, no no
oh no, no no

I'm still that gypsy woman/// I'm always lookin for a road
a road that leads to nowhere/// a road

a road, a road,
that never, never, never, never
that never leads me home
Track Name: Unsaid
I've got so much to tell you/I've got so much to say/I've got so much to tell you/but the words they get in my way/every time I come closer/they change up the pace/and I find myself fallin' behind in the chase

pre chorus:
but if I, I let you go
without let, letting you know
tell me how can I live that way
how can I live

oh this evening has been such a beautiful time/why don't we keep it that way/let's make tonight our own silent night/words never matter much anyway

So instead of with words/I will reach out my hand/and I'll touch you so gently/so that you understand/what must never be spoken/lest it be made plain/and the meaning get drowned out/washed away in the rain

Pre-Chorus and Chorus

Well now, somethings are better better left un-
somethings are better better left un-
somethings are better left unsaid//

I got so much to tell you/I got so much to say.....
Track Name: Inside of me
Heart beatin/lungs breathin/a good feelin/inside of me
I'm reeling/it's so thrilling/I can't believe that you're inside of me

this place can be cold/it's scary, I know/but, I will keep you so close inside of me/I want you to stay/but, if you have to go/you'll always have a home here inside of me

Heart beatin/lungs breathin/a good feelin/inside of me
I'm reeling/it's so thrilling/I can't believe that you're inside of me

I know this world and how it seems/feels like the wrong place to be/but, we can still be happy, stay with me/we want you in our family/no lonely spot there in our tree/now, you will fit so perfectly/stay with me

won't you stay, stay stay?///
stay, won't you stay, with me?

this place can be cold/it's scary I know/but I will keep you so close inside of me/I wanted you to stay/but, I know you had to go/you'll always have a home here inside of me/inside of me/inside of me/oooh
Track Name: Your Home
Wild horses in my heart/want to tear the ground apart/run away to Tripoli/see the people I can see/every night I go to sleep/and dream of foreign beauty/but when I wake there's something/that keeps on whispering to me

Chorus:
No matter where you go, your home will be your home
Nepal or Mexicao, your home will be your home
and the clouds danced across the sky
with the sun shining bright and I
I see, there is no better place to be

We linger in our broken past/worry about our future path/underestimating the beauty underneath our feet/when on the ground we want the sky/when in the sky we start to cry/because we miss the ground we know/and round and round and round we go/and round and round and round we go/round and round and round we go

Chorus

dooo, doo doo doo yeah///