Serina Jung

by Serina Jung

Released 1999
Independent Self-Release
Released 1999
Independent Self-Release
A blend of acoustic, rock and soul. This is get-in-your-car-and-drive music!
  • 03:58 Lyrics
    I Don't Have to Be Strong

    I Don't Have To Be Strong

    (c) 1999, Serina Jung / Eric Bernard

    you know, I hate to cry

    makes me feel so weak

    and I feel ashamed of my vulnerability

    instead I scoff while I quiver like a leaf

    but it’s easier than admitting I’m sensitive

     

    when you get too close

    I seek solitude

    a place to hide but I find no shelter

    I’m not consoled by my desperate company

    but it’s easier than saying I need you

     

    I don’t have to be strong

    shouldn’t need to be in control

    if my tears want to fall I should let them flow

    I don’t need to be cruel or tough or hard

    I should learn to let go

     

    I can be such a fool when I push you to extremes

    when I need to win to make me bigger

    so I rock the boat and flounder while I sink

    cuz it’s easier than making apologies

     

    I don’t have to be strong

    shouldn’t need to be in control

    if my tears want to fall I should let them flow

    I don’t need to be cruel or tough or hard

    I should let my feelings show

    I should learn to let go

     

    I’m curt when I’m caught off-guard

    angry when I must justify

    silent when I’m cornered

    aloof when I’m ignored

    cocky when I’m questioned

    adamant when I’m uncertain

     it’s wearing me down

     wearing me down 

     

    I don’t have to be strong

    shouldn’t need to be in control

    if my tears want to fall I should let them flow

    I don’t need to be cruel or tough or hard

    I should let my feelings show

    I should learn to let go

  • 04:31 Story Lyrics
    He Is There
    He Is There
    (c) 1999, Serina S. Jung / Eric Bernard
    No mystery, nothing to earn
    never before have I known love so pure
    his touch is a soothing caress
    he gives me assurance and strength
    I think of him, he is there
    I reach for him, he is there
    I call to him
    in a rush, he is there
    he is there
    nothing compares to his warm embrace
    close to his heart I'm always welcome and safe
    I could not ask for anything more
    his love is worth living for
    I think of him, he is there
    I reach for him, he is there
    I call to him
    in a rush, he is there
    he is there
  • 04:36 Lyrics
    Wait For Me

    Wait for me


    (c) 1999, Serina S. Jung / Eric Bernard

     

    I’m just an ordinary girl

    trying to get a sense of who I am

    I sometimes wonder if I was meant for greater deeds

    or if I’m letting someone down

    I can’t help but notice how different we are

    how many times you’ve saved me from myself

    Wait for me

    I’m falling behind while I battle my demons desperately

    I’m trying to keep up but you’re so far ahead of me

    emotions shouldn’t be so oppressive

    but sometimes they just are

    I get tangled up in my own insecurities

    I get lost and can’t get out

    you’re so confident things will fall into place

    I’m amazed by how you leave no room for doubt

    Wait for me

    I’m falling behind while I battle my demons desperately

    I’m trying to keep up but you’re so far ahead of me

    I wasn’t always this confused

    it crept up on me from behind

    next thing I knew I was sealed up and all alone

    a bottle cast out to sea

    you would do anything to take away my pain

    but how long can you suffer it with me?

    Wait for me

    I’m falling behind while I battle my demons desperately

    I’m trying to keep up but you’re so far ahead of me

    wait for me

    I need your strength to drive my despair out of me

    I’m trying to keep up but you’re so far ahead of me

  • 04:22 Lyrics
    A Kiss and An Apology
    A Kiss And An Apology
    (c) 1999, Serina S. Jung
    If he doesn't come
    will it be because
    he never meant to come?
    of course he'll be here soon
    with a kiss and an apology
    maybe I misheard
    maybe he said eight
    then he's really not that late
    I'll buy another cup of coffee
    and flip through a magazine
    but if he doesn't show
    then he will never know
    that I was here waiting
    could it be he didn't have the heart
    to go out of his way to tell me
    that it's over
    or could I be naive
    I can be so naive
    he must have been delayed
    and any moment now
    a taxi will deliver him to me
    but if he doesn't come
    will it be because
    he never meant to come?
    of course he'll be here soon
    with a kiss and an apology
    I know he'll be here soon
    with a kiss and an apology
    I'm sure he'll be here soon
    with a kiss and an apology
  • 03:57 Lyrics
    Strong and Beautiful
    Strong and Beautiful
    (c) 1999, Serina S. Jung / Eric Bernard

    now and then she looks around

    taking stock of everything she’s striving for

    a year of slaving over-time

    to save her pennies

    she’s still living hand-to-mouth

    but she won’t resign herself

    to living this way

      

    she’s alive, she dreams

    she’s strong and beautiful and free

     

    she’s thinking about her future

    while she takes the time to fold the rags

    that make up her clothes

    boyfriend left her belly full

    he needs his space he’s gone to forge a life of his own

    but she won’t lay down

    won’t curl up and die

     

    she’s alive, she dreams

    she’s strong and beautiful and free

     

    she could resign herself to living this way

    but she’s sure her life is going to change

     

    she’s alive, she dreams

    she’s strong and beautiful and free

     she’s strong and beautiful and free

  • 04:07 Lyrics
    High On Life

    High On Life

    (c) 1999, Serina S. Jung
    Silk sangria on a terrace
    pollowcase and chocolate-sundae breakfast
    romantic, classic, black-and-whites
    or Duke and Ella on the hi-fi
    ordinarily, days were dull
    but with you I'm way out there
    getting high, high, high on life
    kissing on the pedestal of a statue
    in the summer
    or the dim light of scented, floating candles
    timid inhibitions fall away like old skin
    ordinarily, I'd be shy
    but with you I'm way out there
    getting high, high, high on life
  • 03:00 Lyrics
    Jumping in Heart First

    Jumping In Heart First

    (c) 1999, Serina Jung

    I know there are some risks involved

    can't predict the final outcome

    and a waste of time to over-analyze

    'cause it won't ensure a future

    he's professed his feelings

    clear as glass and at first I held back

    but despite the odds of love's success

    all I want is to be with him

    I'm jumping in heart first

    for better or the cursed worst

    giving all without reserve

    I'm plunging in

    I'm leaping, diving, no holds barred

    no matter what our chances are

    no time to test the waters

    'cause I'm jumping in

    I know it could come to a shattering end

    or maybe get stale and boring

    stats are so discouraging

    I'd prefer to ignore them

    he's funny, sexy, just my type

    he wants me, no other

    instinct tells me to go ahead

    throw prudence to the wind

    I'm jumping in heart first

    for better or the cursed worst

    giving all without reserve

    I'm plunging in

    I'm leaping, diving, no holds barred

    no matter what our chances are

    no time to test the waters

    'cause I'm jumping in

    a friend expressed deep concern

    a long courtship's her suggestion

    outrageous flirting, double entendres

    stoke his fire with mystery

    but why waste time on playing games

    with a man who's this magnetic?

    It might be a gamble, a hit or miss

    either way, I'm jumping in

    I'm jumping in heart first

    for better or the cursed worst

    giving all without reserve

    I'm plunging in

    I'm leaping, diving, no holds barred

    no matter what our chances are

    no time to test the waters

    'cause I'm jumping in

    I'm jumping in heart first

    cross my fingers, hope it works

    I'm charging forward with wild abandon

    I'm jumping in, jumping in, jumping in heart first

  • 02:57 Lyrics
    What Have You Got to Sell?

    What Have You Got to Sell?

    (c) 1999, Serina Jung / Eric Bernard

    I've heard it said so many times

    everybody's got their price

    the truth of this is evident

    when you compromise yourself to get ahead

    oh, beware, when opportunity rings your bell

    and asks ever so politely

    "what have you got to sell?"

    uh uh, uh uh

    a pretty girl meets a wealthy man

    nearly twice her age and full of connections

    he doesn't turn her on in or out of bed

    but oooh Mamma, the ring is impressive!

    oh, beware! when opportunity rings your bell

    and asks ever so discreetly

    "what have you got to sell?"

    uh uh, uh uh

    that red mini dress is so sexy!

    borrowed only for the day

    a little snug on the chest and butt, don't you think?

    hell man, there's an interview to think about

    oh beware! when opportunity rings your bell

    and asks ever so nicely

    "what have you got to sell?"

    I say now, oh beware! when opportunity rings your bell

    and asks ever so nicely

    "what have you got to sell?"

    well, what have you got to sell?

    oh, baby, what have you got to sell?

    what have you got to sell?

    oh, baby, what have you got to sell?

    uh uh, uh uh

  • 06:00 Lyrics
    I Sway

    I Sway

    (c) 1999 Serina Jung, Eric Bernard

    If I could have your honest opinion

    you'd say I'm out of touch, a little peculiar

    you think I'm trying to run away from reality

    how you misunderstand me

    No, I'm not interested in social analysis

    or the latest new flashes

    no, I've a passion for a soul full of melody

    it's a tonic that keeps me whole

    I dim the lights and barefoot, turn up the volume

    I let my body say whatever it wants to

    I sway

    I let music fill my empty cup

    I sway

    I let it flow, let it fill me up

    All your good intentions can't match or better

    this primal expression

    when life's a river with a dam at the deepest end

    I used it to keep afloat

    I dim the lights and barefoot, turn up the volume

    I let my body do whatever it wants to

    I sway

    I let music fill my empty cup

    I sway

    I let it flow, let it fill me up

  • 05:22 Lyrics
    The Children Sang

    The Children Sang

    (c) 1999, Serina Jung / Eric Bernard

    I had a dream so fair and real

    that while I slept my heart fluttered

    there were children holding hands

    prayer and song filled the land

    I heard a voice call out my name

    I sought the source of melodious tenor

    the amber sky poured molten gold

    the children sang and formed a circle

    a tiny bird flew northward bound

    it carried a parchment, a declaration of love

    and people flocked towards the voices

    the children's message spread through the crowd

    there were sorrows and open wounds

    ther were healers with balsamic balm

    like rays of sunlight through dense-set trees

    joy came whispering of coming release

    and still we heard them with fervor strong

    a myriad voices al raised in song

    Mother Earth laughed in such embrace

    the children sang and we sang with them

    the children sang and we sang with them

    (we are the children, children of the world

     come join our circle, children of the world

     voices, all raised in song, la, la, la la)

     

     

  • 02:29 Story Lyrics
    Moonlight Casts a Shadow

    Moonlight Casts a Shadow

    (c) 1999, Serina Jung

    Moonlight casts a shadow did you know?
    I saw it, I stood in it
    I had been feeling like I was in the dark
    suddenly, I was bathed in silver light
    I watched the moon glide slowly across the sky
    I followed it, I traced its path
    I had always thought that only the sun could shed such light
    how I yearned to be able to touch it
    hours on my doorstep in my spotlight,
    I lived it, I breathed it in and
    I discovered I was not in the dark
    moonlight casts a shadow
    moonlight casts a shadow
    mine is with me tonight
    yeah, mine is with me, tonight
NOTES
Debut album from Canadian songstress/poet Serina Jung will rock you or cradle you with equal ease. Wait for Me is the all-time top request.

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