Better Late Than Never

by Kama Linden

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What took you so long You ask me as I stand here in your doorway Breathless, dripping from the rain And I think I left my lights on…again Well I’m really sorry I got delayed Got turned around and so confused At one point I lost my way Didn’t know what path to choose So here I am a little late But it’s better late than never Here I am, yeah I’m a little late But it’s better late than never What took me so long Just take my coat I’ve decided to come to you Was all tied up in the traffic jam My fears and doubts from being used I had to pack my emotional baggage Had to kiss the past goodbye Put away all my insecurities Now I wanna give love a try CHORUS (2X) I’ve removed all the barbed wire fences Took me a while but I’ve come to my senses Broke the chain of past transgressions (regressions) Will you be my new obsession? Show me inside…my clothes are all wet Show me a night I’ll never forget Don’t just stand there, show me in And show me show me love….(oh oh, oh oh, oh oh oh oh…..) CHORUS Vamp Show me inside, my clothes are all wet Show me a night we’ll never forget
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Met him at a club, just like many others Can I buy you a drink and dance up close to you? I really love your body I’d like to get to know it better and forget you tomorrow, is that cool? I look him over, acting so proud (through the smoky cloud) I listen to his lines and I laugh out loud CHORUS Because I’ve been there, done that Already had that Show me something different or I’m walking away Because I’ve been there, done that Don’t really need that Give me stimulation or I’ll bid you good day met him at the gym he takes care of his body He likes them kinda dumb with nothing to say You’re really kinda pretty how can you lift more than me? Could you just do your nails and smile that way I roll my eyes, and do a double take (cause I know he’s on the make) And I sigh, cause I can’t catch a break! (CHORUS) This time will be different This time it’s forever Or at least maybe a week or two Maybe he’ll respect me Maybe he’ll want something more than just to be his conquest What does he take me for? This guy tells me he’s 10 years my senior Don’t make much $$$, got child support to pay (He has) nothing to offer, don’t want no commitment Still he thinks he’s Romeo to this day Oh please! Do you expect me to bow down? Oh take me home, because I have to have you now No no… CHORUS
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05:01
I try to talk . I try to help I try to make suggestions but you merely yell That I’ve got problems too. I’m worse of than you But you can’t look in the mirror at what’s right in front of you Look inside and ask yourself Is this really me. Is this how I want to be Look inside and ask yourself Is this really me. Is this how I want to be seen CHORUS!!!! Cuz it’s easier to blame me, and to hate me, than to fix yourself Yes it’s easier to blame me, than to break free of what’s wrong Peel back the layers of the onion, and if you dig deep, extract the bitter from the sweet Squeeze out the sour from the lemon Open your senses and you’ll find the hidden treat Look inside and ask yourself Is this really me. Is this how I want to be Look inside and ask yourself Is this really me. Is this how I want to be seen CHORUS Cuz it’s easier to blame me, and to hate me, than to fix yourself Yes it’s easier to blame me, than to break free of what’s wrong Bridge: You’ve got more issues than a magazine More Drama than a tv scene More hangups than the phone company But it’s easier to blame me More trouble than my favorite game U refuse to change so you’re still the same It’s easier to place the blame Yes easier to blame me Look inside and ask yourself Is this how I want to be Look inside and ask yourself Is this really me. Is this how I want to be seen Cuz it’s easier to blame me, and to hate me, than to fix yourself Yes it’s easier to blame me, than to break free of what’s wrong
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If looks could kill you’d be dead by now If thoughts were leathal you’d be underground Too cute to be angry Too nice to be of harm But what you can’t see can hurt you I wouldn’t be disarmed Cause you’ve been taking advantage And I’ve been gaining control Yeah I’ve been waiting patiently But now I’m ready to roll (Chorus) Yeah you’re a dead man walking Yeah you’re about to pay For what you think you were given I’m about to take away You think that you can push me And I’ll cower to the floor But I’ve been sizing up my prey This lioness is ready to ROAR.... (Chorus) My eyes have tiny daggers Aimed right for your soul Say your prayers make ammendsThis bomb’s about to BLOW The power has been shifted I stand up straight and tall I hope you have a parachute cuz it’s a long long way to fall Every dog will have its day Every sleeze will have to pay And I’ll be dressed to kill And I’ll be dressed to kill And I’ll be dressed to kill to kill (4x) If looks could kill, you’d be dead by...now.
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03:37
Drink Kama Linden Did you think of me when you looked over her sleek figure Did you think of me when your hand ran down her side Did you remember me when your lips touched her lovely openning Did you taste it slow, or swallow it whole Chorus: If it were only another woman I know I could compete If It were only another woman maybe I could win How can I hold a candle to the love of your life The one that gives you pleasure...and the devil within How can you say to me you love me when you love her so much more If there were a competition, I know who’d have the higher score Leave me my dignity it’s just not easy when you know That I don’t hold your attention, or make you come running home (Chorus) Does she fill you up inside and every need she satisfy Give you courage give you strength and hope like me One day she will let you down and you’d wish you’d never met She’ll fill you with regret for what you promised me, YOU PROMISED ME! How can you say to me I’m your moon and stars when your very existence Revolves around her intoxicating nature Do you think of me, when you’ve had your fill and you can’t take it anymore Do you dream of me, and all we’ve been when you’re lying passed out on the floor Or has she made you forget your empty promises like you said you’d be there for me You’ll regret choosing her over me Chorus
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02:14
I’m all about love I mean no harm I even like to wear my feelings like a badge of courage on my arm I’m all about colour (bright) I’m all about fun The only beige you’ll ever see me in is next to nothing in the sun PRE-CHORUS I’m all about, all about Find out what I’m all about (2x) VERSE 2 I’m all about truth I speak my mind Yeah I’ll piss you off with honesty Guess the truth for some is hard to find I’m all about candid I’m nothing but kind Come on dig a little deeper cause I think that you will like what you find PRE-CHORUS I’m all about, all about Find out what I’m all about (2x) Don’t just scratch the surface babe sit and stay a while Don’t just pass some judgments on me, friendship comes in time Find out what I’m all about
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03:17
Don’t hate me, cause I’m a happy girl (3x) Happy, happy girl BRIDGE I know you can’t stand it That things that bother you don’t seem to matter to me I know you feel cheated That I can let your jealousy whiz by me I let things slide right over me Never looking back no need to fear I smashed my rear view mirror long ago It’s downhill running from here I’m a happy girl CHORUS Don’t hate me, cause I’m a happy girl (3x) Happy, happy girl BRIDGE 2 I see you cringe at my elation I know your skin crawls with agitation You can’t hide that you want my ovation But what I got I got with determination G-d’s been good to me. Cause he let me see things just aren’t so bad, after all Please don’t hate me cause, I’m a happy girl CHORUS (VARIATION) Find your own happy, happy girl (Simultaneously singing all about love) Find your own happy, be a happy girl 2x (First time low harmony) Find your own happy, happy girl (Simultaneously singing all about love) Find out what I'm all About
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I wore a cheap pair of sunglasses To keep the sun out of my eyes Cheap pair of sunglasses Didn’t I look cute in my disguise? Silver frames with purple lenses made my world (look) a pretty shade My fashion statement was budget chic Worth more than the price I paid You voyeuristic perve You haven’t got the nerve to look at me, right at me Don’t think that I’m not on to you You know I caught you looking I caught you slipping your hand down below Don’t pretend you’re scratching cause everybody knows (what you’re up to) CHORUS With your CHEAP PAIR OF SUNGLASSES Avert my gaze, avert my eyes (to keep us distanced from your eyes) Cheap pair of sunglasses I can see through your disguise Your dirty looks, your creepy stare You wouldn’t know what to do if you got there Take your cheap pair of sunglasses, and slither away. It’s not so much what you wear, it’s how you wear it (2x) VERSE 2 He was a young dreamer, young schemer Wants to be a movie star Worked all day at Starbucks, but tried his best to look the part With his red beret tilted slightly Cigarette hangs (unlit of course) Cause those things don’t come cheap Yeah if you have the image: what you sow is what you reap CHORUS 2 But with a cheap pair of sunglasses He views the world with dreamy eyes Cheap pair of sunglasses He fools the world with his disguise One day he’ll be a famous man And trade those shades for ones by ray ban For now those cheap pair of sunglasses will let him: dream away Dream away, dream away, dream away... It’s not what you wear, it’s how you wear it
9.
Here she lies Underneath the earth she once walked upon What will it say on my tombstone? What will my epitaph read? Here she lies Will I have contributed something? What will mourners say when they pass my grave that reads: Here she lies She was a devoted mother fantastic lover of her common people Curious and Giving Here she lies Made her living helping others Not only thinking of herself as some choose to believe What will they say? What will I be remembered for? What will they say? What will I have been here for? Here she lies Looks like she lived a life worth living or will someone notice that I lived and died all alone Here she lies She will be loved and missed by many Or will no one notice the space left now that I’m gone What will they say? Will my existence be good for something? What will they say? Will I be reknown and good for something? Here she lies She was taken from the earth too soon Never finished her purpose (work/goals) before she met her doom Here she lies Fate struck her down but not before she made her mark And have everlasting glory in our hearts I hope I will be remembered fondly I hope I will have served the world somehow I hope I will have fulfilled some purpose when I take my final bow and they say here she lies
10.
I remember we met on the 4th of July The fireworks were beautiful, and you said so am I We got caught in the pouring rain…. we were drenched to the core Our clothes clung cold to our bodies But you were there to keep me warm Remember how you felt when I held you And caressed you in my hands I remember how you smelled like Downy All of this seemed planned I remember how I fit so perfectly against your body I remember we were good together But you’ve forgotten me You said you’d call me later Well that was weeks ago How did we go from perfect match to overlooked I’ll never know The one thing you learned from America was how not to call when you want it over No need for messy goodbyes. No need to invent lies But I’ll remember how you looked last time and how you looked at me I’ll remember how you cared and listened so intensively I’ll remember making love in the car and how you made me scream I’ll remember every inch of your body Though you’ve forgotten me And I’ll remember not to trust And I’ll remember not to let my lust for latin men get the best of me Never cloud my reasoning And I’ll remember to be false I’ll never give and only take I’ll remember to be distant That way my heart won’t break Next time it won’t be easy, next time I’ll be the one who doesn’t care who doesn’t follow through and I’ll just shake it off. You’re an imprint in my mind and a thing I can’t erase You walk by, and you see my face…..and shrug Like you’ve forgotten me, you’ve forgotten me You’ve forgotten me. (after all we’ve been together) You’ve forgotten me.
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05:06
CHORUS: Well it’s been fun And a good time was had by all But now it’s time to go It’s last call, last call, last call I loved the carousel. I loved to watch it go round I had my favorite horse. I was the queen of the merry go round But it was getting cold. And business was kind of slow He said I’m closing up. Take this last spin for the road Chorus It’s graduation day. Throw your cap and gown in the air I’ll say goodbye my friend. And hello to what’s waiting out there We’ll keep in touch I’m sure. No matter what keeps us apart Let’s drink one more to us. Our future is waiting to start Chorus When I came home that night. To find all his bags had been packed This ain’t my home no more. He said there was something I lacked He said I’m leaving you. For a younger woman, someone new I hope you’ll understand. I got a lot of practice with you. Chorus Got the test results, And the doctor just shook his head He said we tried our best, I wish it were good news instead I’ll call the family, I think that it’s time that they know Six weeks just ain’t much time to get things in order you know.... Chorus
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I took the road less traveled Didn’t do what I was told Spun my wheels, wasted time Was left out in the cold For I know now I have everything I think I’ll stay for a while So I took a breath, unpacked my bags, I looked around and smiled Chorus: It was the first time, that I realized that I was happy It was the first time I didn’t rue about the past And for the first time, I didn’t second guess Or wonder what would be It was the first time I allowed myself to be free I have angels looking out for me What a wild card I’ve been thrown I’m completely satisfied I’ve made it on my own If you’d told me years ago I might not have believed I’ve jumped the highest hurdles Look what I’ve achieved Chorus: Bridge: No more worries no more cares No more heavy heart to bear If I seek you’re always there Guiding me through the night No more sadness no more tears Erase the pain of all those years With HIS love I’ll never fear I am happy Chorus:
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This is a single woman's journey through finding love, loss, the trials and tribulations, and finding G-d. Even the end of one's life. A story from start to finish in a variety of music styles.

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released October 6, 2017

Artist: Kama Linden
Words and Music: Kama Linden
Engineers: Paul Snook, Night Owl Studios
Richie Canata, Eren Canata, Kieran P., Cove City Sound Studios.
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Kama Linden is a fireball of energy, passion, and versatility. The long-awaited new studio album, EVERYTHING IN GOOD TIME, which is both a dedication to her Nana, Mom, and love for the Jersey Shore, but the self-reflective, mostly biographical, adult contemporary album you have all been waiting for. Her songs are dominating, sexy, and will make you think and feel about the human experience. ... more

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