The Candlelight Series

by Geena Renee

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released June 7, 2016

Music, Lyrics, Performance, and Mix by Geena Renee

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Geena Renee is a 20 year old indie-alternative singer / songwriter from New Jersey. First picking up the violin at the age of seven, she became so passionate about her classical training that she decided to take her music to the next level, teaching herself the piano and guitar at the age of ten. She has been writing songs ever since. ... more

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Track Name: Sirens
Beautiful but dangerous
Lure me in with your smooth voices
Make me crash along the shore
I keep on coming back for more

Your song is just so pretty
Even with its sad melody
The words are just so pretty
It's like you wrote them just for me

Bang the piano to drown you out
Stuff my ears to absorb the sound
But your voice is just too loud
And then I'm shipwrecked and I start to drown

Your song is just so pretty
Even with its sad melody
The words are just so pretty
It's like you wrote them just for me

Bind me down, don't untie me
'Til I can swim the water safely
And if the sirens scream for me
And if I beg, do not release me

No song can be that pretty
When the sirens are in different keys
Sing your song for Hades
And let me sail upon the sea

No song can be that pretty
When the sirens are in different keys
Sing your song for Hades
And let me sail upon the sea

Let me sail upon the sea
Let me sail upon the sea.
Track Name: Footprints
People are footprints, I'm glad that you're one of mine
And I promise not to wash you with the coming tide
If for nothing else you gave me a smile
For a spot of time

If sand turns to ink I won't cross you out
And if it rains I won't hold you down
I'm not dreaming of anything but now
If your footprint's impermanent, I'm fine with it

I just met you but everything felt so easy
My head hit your shoulder as the clock struck three
Didn't even have to choose my words carefully
Cause I knew you wouldn't judge me

If sand turns to ink I won't cross you out
And if it rains I won't hold you down
I'm not dreaming of anything but now
If your footprint's impermanent...

If your footprint's permanent, I'm fine with it.
Track Name: Safe Haven
I am a giver, expecting nothing in return
But a smile on your face only I can bring
I am a giver, because I want your love
And I want your love because you made me want it

Because you made me want it…

Where’s my safe haven, where’s my safe haven
You should be giving, you should be giving
No second chances, no compromises
Where’s my safe haven, where’s my safe haven?

I am a rebel against my own skin
I’m a master of self-destruction

Because you made me want it…

Where’s my safe haven, where’s my safe haven
You should be giving, you should be giving
No second chances, no compromises
Where’s my safe haven, where’s my safe haven?

No warmth from your body could make me feel less cold inside
No gaze from your eyes could make me feel less dead inside

Because you made me feel it…

Where’s my safe haven, where’s my safe haven
He should be giving, he should be giving
No second chances, no compromises
Where’s my safe haven, where’s my safe haven?
Track Name: Microscope
Are your teeth a little big, are they just too white?
Jump underneath the microscope
Are your legs a little wide, or are your jeans too tight?
Jump underneath the microscope

I’ll need paper, a pen, a ruler, a scale, a magnifying glass
Charts with decimals, percentiles to show it to the class
Let’s blow up the frame, let the blemishes escape
From underneath the microscope

And do you have wrinkles when you frown, lines that scream your age loud?
Jump underneath the microscope
Do your eyes droop down, are your feet as big as a clown’s?
Jump underneath the microscope

I’ll need paper, a pen, a ruler, a scale, a magnifying glass
Charts with decimals, percentiles to show it to the class
Let’s blow up the frame, watch perfection take shape
Underneath the microscope

No need to be ashamed, no need to have fright
Grab a needle, count to three, go under the knife

This will have to be ’til the next time we meet
Underneath the microscope

Let's blow up the frame, watch addiction take shape
Underneath the microscope.
Track Name: Midnight Oxygen
Hold me close, and wait for the come down
Pick me up, just to watch me fall again

You’re getting too close
You’re getting too close
Save your ignorance

Lend me your ears, so I can tell my secrets
Of lowest lows and wavering innocence

You’re getting too close
You’re getting too close
Save your ignorance

At the eleventh hour
You’re my midnight oxygen
A line through my tired veins
To give me a fix I can have

Hold me close, and wait for the come down
Pick me up, hope that I will breathe again.
Track Name: A Science
After all of the seconds, all of the moments
I ran out of breath and tried not to show it
Marked my skin so your scars were my scars too
After all we’ve been through, I was a body to you

Burned my morals, shut my lips
Redefined what true love is
Did whatever you wanted me to do
After all we’ve been through, I was a science to you

Begged me to sleep in your bed
Then told me the next day our love was dead
Told me things felt wrong for a week or two
After all we’ve been through, I was a cradle to you

I was kisses and touches, skin and bones
Animalistic gazes and moans
Torn clothes and dirty sheets
Someone to call and somewhere to sleep

I was your undercover lover
Minus the love because
I was a stepping stone to you

After all we’ve been through
After I cared for you
Even though my heart was true
I was a body to you.
Track Name: My Silhouette
When the street lights came on
I’d race you to the swing set
We’d play tag until the sun was gone
And you’d chase my silhouette

Eyes are drawn to shadows
There’s no hiding unless you’re all alone

Rosie turned to rose petals
And games far less fun
My silhouette became easier to find
With years of practice time

Your eyes are drawn to my shadows
There’s no helping what you’ve always known

We teach little boys to be smart and kind
Until no one’s around
When in search of a silhouette
Mine will always be found
Mine will always be found.
Track Name: Dandelions
One day I will be the girl I’ve always wanted to be
I’ll see the world through crystalline and fear nothing
There will be more than rosebuds inside of me
I’ll look in the mirror and feel something

And when you said to me,
“You’ll never love this life you’re living”
I never thought I’d realize you were right
And if I had known
There’s much more I could be giving
The girl in me wouldn’t be this hard to find

One day I will be the girl I’ve always wanted to be
I will see in blues and reds and yellows and greens
I will turn myself inside out and let others see
I will be a character and not a figurine

And when you said to me,
“You’ll never love this life you’re living”
I never thought I’d realize you were right
And if I had known
There’s much more I could be giving
The girl in me wouldn’t be this hard to find

But I’ve tried loving and I’ve tried jumping
For others but never for myself
Love is blind and I’ve lost the light in my eyes
But I’ll keep working and I’ll keep searching
For dandelions in cavities
In need of light, in need of light to bloom

For somewhere, there are dandelions in you.