Crashing Waves Inside My Head

by Joelle Doriani

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This is the album of all my singles. This is my most amateur work since I was learning my equipment.

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released April 29, 2014

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Joelle Doriani Phoenixville, Pennsylvania

Joelle is a jazz-influenced Electro Pop artist whose songs swing in subject matter from nervous lovers who just don’t have the courage to break the ice to alien life forms destroying the moon. Her composition skills and and love for all that is unique, quirky, and original give birth to musical concepts that are both interesting and accessible. ... more

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Track Name: Lotus
I'm so good at running away
I smile 'cause I'm going my own way
The ground beneath my feet
is the only one I'll keep

Feet, take me somewhere far and new
I smile 'cause I know I don't need you
You're a rusted jewel,
Once trusted, now a fool

Can I be a lotus, newly blooming every spring?
Or a crafty water form, a rushing, foaming stream
Can I be forever on my own, contentedly?
Will I have to wrestle with a life no good for me?

Kids are running through the street
I've no interest, look at adult me
You played games with my mind,
Oh, you're a child, I ain't blind.

Can I be a tower over-looking everything?
Or a bird, to soar above the noisy rumblings
Can I find a home among some people close to me?
Or will I stay above the scenes and watch life happening?

I'm strong enough to lift the sea
On-lookers are asking, "Who is she?"
But there's someone that I need
to calm the waters and hold me

Can I be a lotus, newly blooming every Spring?
Or a crafty water form, a rushing, foaming stream
Can I be forever on my own, contentedly?
Will I have to wrestle with a life no good for me?
Track Name: Joelle Doriani and ArchangelBeats - A Night (Lullaby)
A Night—a peaceful One—
A Night will calm your bones
A Mystery—when alone
A Darkness to condone

This night will take you under
like Water—Deep
This night will cherish you
and guard your sleep

A Sleep—my tired One—
A Sleep will ease your bones
A Stillness— when alone
A Silence to condone

This night will take you under
like Water—Deep
This night will cherish you
and guard your sleep
Track Name: To Pass the Time
Thinking 'bout you to pass the time
I'm getting older
Would you open your heart up to me?
No cold shoulder
Thinking bout what my life could be
There's no worry
Thinking 'bout what you mean to me
There's no hurry

Always know where I came from
The history is rich
Not as sure where I'm going
Hoping you're in the mix!

Do you know where you're going?
Seem so sure of yourself
There's a spark in your eye
You're so loved, I can tell

Where do I start with you?
You're all in my head
Don't wanna dress up the truth
I want you instead

Thinking 'bout you to pass the time
I'm getting older
Would you open your heart up to me?
No cold shoulder
Thinking bout what my life could be
There's no worry
Thinking 'bout what you mean to me
There's no hurry

Oh, you're something special
Do you see it too?
Can I know what you've got in there?
Let it shine right through

Where do I start with you?
I shake when I talk
Hey, you sing like an angel
Let me hear you rock

Thinking 'bout you to pass the time
I'm getting older
Would you open your heart up to me?
No cold shoulder
Thinking bout what my life could be
There's no worry
Thinking 'bout what you mean to me
There's no hurry
Track Name: The Fight of Love
I’m seeing signs,
and I don’t know how to deal with this love
I’m looking up for answers

When did you become
as bright as the sun? My vision’s changed,
thoughts rearanged, my heart too

With every smile
and laugh from your lips,
my heart kinda skips
Wait, there’s more,
You’ve opened my world
All meaning unfurled

Gotta accept something new
Hoping he’ll answer a few
of my questions

My world inside
is shaking and throwing me side to side
a jumbling jive of feelings

My broken heart
will NOT be forgotten.. I’m holding back
but I can’t combat these feelings

With every smile
and laugh from your lips,
my heart kinda skips
Wait, there’s more,
You’ve opened my world
All meaning unfurled

Gotta consent to this love
I feel my heart looking up
Track Name: Muse
I see you underneath an oak tree
What am I to do
but imagine what you're thinking

Your words are doors to all your feelings
I am curious
but guardedly you use them

And all the meaning in your eyes
cannot hold the worlds in your mind

In all these dreams I happily find
you're an open book and fully mine

I get so tired
of constantly guessing
You've got me guessing, baby
And I get so tired
of secretly missing
a man who's always drifting...

I guess I've always loved a mystery
I like to think
of every possibility

Your depth and all your situations,
they've got me hooked
risky fascination

And all the meaning in your eyes
cannot hold the worlds in your mind

In all these dreams I happily find,
you're an open book and fully mine

Ignite me like
a candle wick 'cause I'm fading,
I'm out of inspiration
The rope will end
with burnt-out indignation
and lingering elation
Track Name: Afloat
I sank down in my seat in the sand
and swelling water grabbed my hand
The crashing waves were a little too loud
to hear my parents calling out

But I'm kept afloat
by the air in my lungs

I reached up to the sun in the sky,
drifting farther from my life
The waves were strong and they tossed me around
The sand was up and the sky was down

But I'm kept afloat
by the air in my lungs

Then, somehow above the waves and foam,
I heard you try to call me home
Then, somewhere beyond the waves and foam,
I heard you try to call me home

I heard you try to call me home,
you never want me all alone, on my own
On my own, may I roam?
On my own, may I roam
for a little while?
For a little while

I sank down in my seat on the couch,
sinking in this empty house
(sinking in this empty house)
Solace is my only friend
and crashing waves inside my head
(crashing waves inside my head)

I go there when I want to leave
I bring the sun and the sea
Walls are prison bars to me
but I can dream that I am free
I am free, I am free
I am free, I am FREE!
Track Name: My Prayer
My Prayer is,
My prayer is

Just a drop in the ocean of many other prayers
Will this drop be chosen, or sink into the foam?
Falling into coolness, lost in a current
Running into things that ruin all discernment

Grace Charis, smile at me
I need someone to give me an identity
that I can’t abandon
Adonai, I am shy of doing what I
know you want from me
You said I was free!

I trust myself every single day,
But I always go the wrong way
Lock me up in hopeful, lasting love
So I cannot say, “I’ve had enough!”

How am I so happy with the life I have?
With a puzzle piece missing, this picture is a laugh
There are some questions living in my head
I’m as white as snow but still I’m fighting red

Grace Charis, smile at me
I need someone to give me an identity
that I can’t abandon
Adonai, I am shy of doing what I
know you want from me
You said I was free!

I trust myself every single day,
But I always go the wrong way
Lock me up in hopeful, lasting love
So I cannot say, “I’ve had enough!”
Track Name: The Painter
You, who calmed the oceans,
breathed your heart into the skies
You, who has the answers,
God your mercy lies
in the hands of all the sinners
where my hands tremble too
stained by shameful transgression
Under crippling weight we cry to you

Lamb of God,
Have mercy on us
Lamb of God,
Have mercy on us

Let me be your canvas
Paint your love over me
As the colors blend together,
a piece of art I’ll be
For there is no one like you,
a being who can see
past the vice in my heart
and know who I can be

Lamb of God,
have mercy on me
Lamb of God,
have mercy on me

You begot perfection,
set him on a tree to die
Passionate Messiah
Embodiment of surpassing love

Painter of the sunset,
Carver of the trees
You who loves all people,
you love even me
Drown me in thy mercies deep
and paint a peaceful life for me
and I’ll try to be like you
The Painter of love and mercy

Lamb of God,
had mercy on me
Lamb of God
had mercy on me
Track Name: Forward/ The Valley
The valley of the hills is misting
I can feel my heart resisting
I can't go back, but I can't stay
Forward is the only way

Now I'm finally driving
all the way back home
through the stony cold
Did you know
you left me hanging
But baby, I'm back on the road

See, I'm sitting here and listening
the sun inspired snow is glistening
Sometimes I feel I'm on my own
and other times I ponder
all the mercies he has shone

Now I'm finally driving
On my way back home
through the stony cold
Did you know
you left me hanging
but another stopped my fall

Oh, through it all
you left me but another called
Oh, through it all
you left me but another called.

Now I'm finally driving
towards a holy home
through the stony cold
Did you know
you left me hanging?
But another stopped my fall
Track Name: The Cattails
I see you by the cattails
and the mossy rocks that trick my feet
We slip and meet

The summer days spent
chasing after the praying mantis in the heat
We would not compete

But somewhere we diverged
and all we have from then are memories
and winsome dreams
Remember when you tried to touch
the light that stumbled through the trees?
We touched to see

"I believe in nature,
not in love", said the little honey bee,
as I set him free

But the giants in the sky
with green and blue did not agree,
'cause it's love that they see

Now the mountains call my name
from nine years time and many miles away
where the skies aren't grey

These skies are grey
but miles away, the skies are celestial things
alive in every way (2x)

Now the mountains call my name
from nine years time and many miles away
where the skies aren't grey
And you look older, hardly the same
but the mountains still stretch on
to give acclaim to the Artists Name
(2x)
Track Name: Riverside/ From the Start
"Meet me by the riverside at sunset" my friend said to me
The dragonflies drew us to the edge and our stones wrecked the peace.

"I will be here for you forever" he said, earnestly
Forever is a very long time and I don't think that you'll outlive me!

I've filled the sky with joyful shouts of freedom
Was I really free? That small town did feel like a prison

Looking into the horizon,
We took in the beautiful ice land
You're holding my heart in your hands
You've loved me "forever", I understand

I'm feeling the wind swirl around me
It's freeing the last hanging leaf
There are secrets earth is keeping
It's waiting for something...
Why is it waiting?

I've always looked to your for answers and to start the beat
It's been a long time since I've felt I have just what I need!

Your smile puts a bit of joy into my heart,
I can say it's been that way from the start.
Track Name: Joelle Doriani and Archangel BEATS - My Prayer
My Prayer is,
My prayer is

Just a drop in the ocean of many other prayers
Will this drop be chosen, or sink into the foam?
Falling into coolness, lost in a current
Running into things that ruin all discernment

Grace Charis, smile at me
I need someone to give me an identity
that I can’t abandon
Adonai, I am shy of doing what I
know you want from me
You said I was free!

I trust myself every single day,
But I always go the wrong way
Lock me up in hopeful, lasting love
So I cannot say, “I’ve had enough!”

How am I so happy with the life I have?
With a puzzle piece missing, this picture is a laugh
There are some questions living in my head
I’m as white as snow but still I’m fighting red

Grace Charis, smile at me
I need someone to give me an identity
that I can’t abandon
Adonai, I am shy of doing what I
know you want from me
You said I was free!

I trust myself every single day,
But I always go the wrong way
Lock me up in hopeful, lasting love
So I cannot say, “I’ve had enough!”
Track Name: Each Others Eyes
You are much more to me
than just another face in the crowd
and you are more to me
than a dreamer with your head in the clouds,
clouds

And I know you like a diamond knows it's worth
and I know you like the fire knows it's hearth
It's saying, "Come! Receive my warmth.
Sit next to me and I will foster all your mirth"

We're so wrapped up in each others eyes,
we're so wrapped up in each others eyes
Who knows the color of the skies?
I don't, 'cause I'm so wrapped up in your eyes
I don't 'cause I'm so wrapped up in your eyes

And I love you like a bluejay loves his song
and I love you, even though they say it's wrong
but it won't be long, no it won't be long

We're so wrapped up in each others eyes,
we're so wrapped up in each others eyes
Who knows the color of the skies?
I don't, 'cause I'm so wrapped up in your eyes

We're so wrapped up in each others eyes,
we're so wrapped up in each others eyes
Who knows the color of the skies?
I don't, 'cause I'm so wrapped up in your eyes
I don't 'cause I'm so wrapped up in your eyes
I don't 'cause I'm so wrapped up in your eyes.
Track Name: Under Stars
I couldn’t shrug his hands off my shoulder—
His grip was strong and he was older
In the valley, caged by his mountains,
a captive bird was happier than I was

Under the stars,
Wished on each one
The sky didn’t hear me
I didn’t know how I could make my pleading heard

Quiet by day
Spirited dreams
Duelling desires
Couldn't escape the choking hold he had on me

So I cried out, “Oh my Lord, will you free me?
This is not how things should be!”
With my hopeful heart and ready feet
Under stars I cried, I think he heard me

Finding my voice
Having a song
And someone who listens
Feeling a rhythm lets me know I am my own

Heading somewhere
My busy feet
Once constricted
Somebody’s lead them to a place by quiet streams

When I cried, the holy heavens heard me
Now I walk through pastures full and green!
The chains, the shackles, they’ve been ripped from me
Under stars I lie, my soul serene.
Track Name: Ancestors
Almond eyes
Restless like Adam was
Why are you looking up?
Clouds veil the heavens

Waiting heart
Hoping for home again
Babylon took you in
But they won't let you leave

Jewish blood
Sorrowful history
I feel your homelessness
No place to rest your head

Our Ancestors were humble, patient
We'll meet later face to face and
Faithlessness will be a memory
Saving grace will be our legacy

They sang their songs in Babylon
But God had turned his head
They cried their tears in Babylon
On psalms their spirits fed

They sang their songs on Krystal Nacht
And God was surely sad
Had no more tears that Holocaust
They waited for the end
They waited for the end

Our blood remembers all these things
Our hearts are heavy still
We've sang their songs through everything
Our city on a hill
Our city on a hill
Track Name: Until the End
What do you do when you find yourself awake at 3 a.m.?
This night is alive as fireworks, the firmament's my friend
Paper and pen are good when thoughts explode inside my head
Company's good, but you're asleep; you're in a better bed

I used to think that I could fly
(If I wished enough times)
Strapped feathers to my arms to try
Never to be satisfied

Pictures and winsome thoughts of you are fluttering through my mind
Someone so unforgettable I'll never leave behind
Wonderful eyes that sense when I am in my darker times
Wonderful laugh to cast away monotony of life
Someone so unforgettable, I'll never leave behind

I always wanted not to die
(Oh, I would pretend)
"If we just had the faith", you said,
"We could live until the end"