Sharon Murphy Music

Lyrics of the songs from Sharon Murphy's album Where I Belong

01 - Irish Reels and Jigs

02 - I Am Where I Belong

03 - This Is Nothing New

04 - Sisters

05 - Mama

06 - I Miss You

07 - A Whole Lot of Loving

08 - That's O.K.

09 - Barbie

11 - Peace Starts with Me

12 - We Are Dancing

 

 

Irish Reels and Jigs

I'm walking down city streets
In a beautiful morning breeze

People moving all around

Going where they need to be

The sun is out,

People sitting soaking up the heat

Drinking coffee or tea

A young man comes up to me

He said ‘This is not where you're from

I suggest go back where you belong’

 

I said ‘Young man, just so you know,

Let’s be clear, before you go

Before you were born,

I was Irish, living here’,

I said ‘Young man, just so you know,

Let’s be clear, before you go

Before you ever lived

I was play Irish reels and jigs

 

No matter what you do

No matter what you say

We are all earth people

And like you, we belong here too

You have travelled the globe

And everywhere you go

You claim it as your own

Everywhere you go you make it your home

This is where I come from

I am where I belong

 

I said young man, just so you know

Let’s be clear, before you go

Before you were born

I was Irish living here

I said young man, just so you know,

Just so your clear, before you go

Before you ever lived

I was playing Irish reels and jigs

 

 

 

I Am Where I Belong

As a child I learned that people

Who look like me needed people like you,

To feed to clothe to educate and to civilise us too

I am old enough to know

These worn out myths, although untrue

Has been the cause of oh so much pain

And grief, between me and you

 

And I have found my way home, in my heart

I am where I belong, in my soul, through the rhythm of song

 

Many years I have longed to be accepted right here

And the wonder of it all, I let go finally

Just like you I belong in this land we walk upon

But unlike you I must explain how come I do

 

And I have found my way home, in my heart

I am where I belong in my soul, through the rhythm of song

 

Oh, many years I have watched you

Define people who look like me

And the wonder of it all is our beauty and our diversity

I disagree with the way you define me

So let’s agree to disagree

Because what you do, you do to you

What you do, you do to you

 

And I have found

And I have found my way home, in my heart

I am where I belong in my soul, through the rhythm of song

 

 

This Is Nothing New

I listen again with sadness and dread

To hear what's said about people like me

Across the airwaves you choose to confuse

To divide and exclude

This is nothing new

 

What you do says more about you

What you say says more about you

This is nothing new

 

You’re new in town and you need to impress

To stay in the game at other's peoples expense

While you choose to ignore the truth in front of you

I understand people’s need to express,

Their insecurity and fears in our social unrest

But some views expressed are offensive and cruel

And how it hurts, oh it hurts

 

What you do says more about you

What you say says more about you

This is nothing new

 

And those who feel it the most

Do not feel they have a voice

To undo the wrong you do

You invite us to express our views

To defend our dignity, could you?

When it's clear to me that it's your need

To stay in the game at people expense

 

What you do says more about you

What you say says more about you

This is nothing new

This is nothing new

This is nothing new

 

 

Sisters

Sisters, religious dears, why can’t you listen, why won't you hear

Religion you say is about the love and generosity

But what I saw, what I saw, what I saw was your hypocrisy

 

I don't mean to patronise, when I say I sympathise

With the God you say you love, for the way you behave in God's name

Oh the way you behave in God's name, in God's name

 

It's hard to believe you still claim you’re not to blame

You say you've done no wrong, you done no wrong

You say you've done no wrong in those days gone

In those days gone, in those days gone

 

Sisters, religious dears, why can’t you listen, why won't you hear

Religion you say is about the love and generosity

But what I saw, what I saw, what I saw was your hypocrisy

 

 

Mama

I’m just a kid, I walk through hells door

What happened Mama, why leave me there, alone

 

They tell me they’re my masters now

I must do what they say

You gave them that power and I must obey

 

My home is St Josephs School

Lots of kids about

What happened Mama?

Did you try, or just walk out

 

It’s not easy Mama, to be

Lost in a crowd

They say I must be grateful

I got food in my mouth

 

Where are you Mama

Was it hard to go your way

Do you still remember me

Or have I faded away

 

Mama, why leave me there alone

Mama, why leave me there alone

Mama…

 

 

I Miss You

I go up stairs, climb into bed

Turn off the lights, cover my head

Cause I don't want to feel 
I don't want to feel

Someone's knocking on my door 
I pretend I'm not home

So I ignore, cause I want to hide, deep inside

I miss you, where are you now

I miss you, where are you now

 

I fall into a deep sleep, in my dreams you and I are dancing

I look into your eyes, I see your smile, I wake up and realise

It's just a dream, leaving me empty

I miss you where are you now

I miss you where are you now

 

I turn on the radio, a mother pleads for help
For her troubled son

I look out my window, the tall tree stands bare

In a few week it will be covered in leaves

Nothing stays, every changes

Still, I miss you where are you now

I miss you where are you now

Where are you now

Where are you now

I miss you where are you now

 

 

A Whole Lot of Loving

You don't struggle like you used to do

You believe you can do anything

I'm a little envious it's true,

But mostly I'm grateful to you,

You accept me as I am

You  accept me as i am

 

There's a whole lot of loving inside,

A whole lot of loving inside of me,

There's a whole lot of loving inside me

A whole lot of loving inside of me for you

 

I look at you with surprise, how did you get to be so wise

I like to spend some time with you, spending time with you makes me feel fine,

You accept me as I am

You accept me as I am

 

There's a whole lot of loving inside,

A whole lot of loving inside of me,

There's a whole lot of loving inside me

A whole lot of loving inside of me for you

 

 

That's OK

Give yourself a break you’ve got your life

Don't fight so hard in your sweet mind

You don't have all the answers and that's Ok it's called life

 

You spend too much time thinking what others might say

And then you lose yourself accepting their way

Learn to trust yourself even though you're afraid and that's ok

 

You may feel the pain when others speak out against you

Feel misunderstood when they criticise you

You may even fail what you have set out to do and that's ok

 

And no matter what they say, no matter what they do

You have a right to be you

A right to choose, to express your views and that's ok

 

So give yourself a break you got your life

Don't fight so hard in your sweet mind

You don't have all the answers

And that's Ok

It's called life, life, life

And that's OK

 

 

Barbie

Barbie in the window dressed in style

If she were alive wouldn't she what to hide

She would need to struggle, she would need to deny

Her most basic need, Barbie must eat

 

They tell us how we should be

They tell us how we should be

How we should live, in the so-called land of the free

 

Psychology, multinationals

Working together to create another lie,

Mass media, the power that they weave

Class distinction, race division

 

I want to know why you need to control

My mind my heart my soul

I want to know why you need to control

My mind my heart my soul

 

Peace Starts With Me

I can't ignore what I feel, I can't ignore what I see

Deep beauty all around me, birds singing in the trees

Wild flowers and honey bees, the grass swaying in the breeze

The sun is smiling down on everyone

 

You help me see, peace starts with me

You help believe it’s your love is what I need within me

It's your love it’s what I need that sets me free

 

They are those who use the earth, for profit for greed

To them the earth is a blank cheque, they do as they please

But I believe that water is more powerful

Than anything we have ever achieved

 

Sometimes life feels hard, so many feel alone

Oh the ache to be loved goes unnamed

Because we’re afraid to reveal just who we are

 

 

We Are Dancing

It's your smile in your eyes that shine,

full of fun and deep desire

oh the magic that is you

taking my hands in yours

we are dancing, close

 

Thank you for the mystery in your heart, in your heart

thank you for loving me with your heart, in your heart

 

I love the way you move lightly on your feet

spinning with ease,

I love the way your tease me

but most of all I love that you love me

 

I remember one time, I was lying in my bed

Not sleeping, tossing and turning

I remember how excited I felt,

Waiting for the morning cause you will be calling