Grateful

by Victoria Theodore

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My debut album, a compilation of songs that I love. As an independent artist, I appreciate your support. Please buy the album, or come to a show...or both!! #MusicNeedsYou

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released September 1, 2015

Victoria Theodore: all production, arrangements, piano, vocals
Randy Emata: all production, editing, mixing. Stephen Marsh: mastering

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Victoria Theodore Los Angeles, California

Victoria Theodore joined Stevie Wonder’s band in August 2007 as a keyboardist and singer. She has traveled around the world, is featured in Stevie's DVD "Live At Last", and can be seen in the documentary "Twenty Feet From Stardom".

In 2013, Victoria was hired to perform for the new Arsenio Hall Show.

Victoria's debut album of original music, "Grateful", will be released September 1, 2015!
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Track Name: Night Owls
1 Restless sleep, wakes when the sun goes down. Can’t find peace - her sorrows will be drowned. Nightlife scene gives her the energy. Feel the beat, sounds of the underground. Bom bom bom

2 Charcoal hands, stained from his last attempt. Paints and pens: empty the canvas stands. Lost his fire, longing to be inspired, he steps outside

Chorus: Into the nightfall, which finds us all

3 Strangers meet: kismet or circumstance? Not discreet, he reaches out a hand. Moonshine sky, morning will break the trance. Til then, they dance!

Bridge Fills our every evening, sweeps away the day, redeems love supreme. At night we dream. And the night fall is certain, wraps us in her arms, speaks her peace until the dawn. Night will come, and find us all.
Track Name: All I Need
1 Another morning! The sun is shining gently through my shades. A lazy morning, Nothing here is standing in my way. I’ll have me a glass of juice, an egg or two, a bubble bath to start me on my day. Heading out in the world to see what’s there for me: A bird, a song, the things that bring me joy.

Chorus: It feels so good, so good to me. It feels like I’ve got all I need!

2 So many years I’ve spent searching for what was missing in my life. I couldn’t see everything I needed was inside. So I took me some time for me. My destiny was waiting for me to simply realize that all that I’d ever need is there for me, only if I open up my eyes.

Bridge: I’m doing it right this time. I’m leaving the past behind, finding the inner peace in me. I’m seeing a brand new day. Nothing’s gonna get in my way. Like a bird flying free, all that I have is all that I need!
Track Name: Paris Rain
1 One winter day I saw your face. Love was fast and strong. In the Paris rain, you proclaimed: “we’ll be together tout le temps”. We danced all day, could not contain the feelings that were growing. You promised me that we would be the envy of all those who see a

Chorus 1
Love so true: Me and You! Feels like déjà vu, loving like we do.

2 We played a game, you spoke my name. I had to let you win. Your King has won, but the Queen lives long, So start all over again! Who needs to sleep, when love’s so deep that nothing even matters? Just being here with you my dear is all that I will ever need to keep me satisfied because our

Chorus 2
Love’s so true: Me and You! Feels like déjà vu, loving like we do.

Bridge When we must be apart my heart for you alone will pine. I pray each day: mon cher take care - you are my Valentine.

Chorus 3 Because our love’s so true: Me and You! Feels like déjà vu, loving like we do.
Track Name: Before
1 Last night you stayed and coffee is made before I’m outta bed. Holding the door and my heart, you give more! You stay one step ahead!

Pre-Chorus I’m hooked on you! All that you do! I’m wanting more! My faith renewed, I never felt like this before!

Chorus Oh, like never before! Everyday I love you more!

2 You hold me in mind. There’s no fault to find! Your mama raised you right! A chivalrous knight. They say love is blind but your love is my light

Bridge I’ve waited a while, your kiss makes me smile. Inside the fear is fading. We’re reaching new highs, each day a surprise. I love the love we’re making. We’re breaking new ground every time you’re around. I never knew this could be!
Track Name: Worlds Apart
1 Wrong side of the bed, confusion wakes me again. What are you trying to say?
2 You’re clearly upset at something that I did or said. I can’t defend what I don’t understand and you tear my

Chorus 1 Words apart as I struggle with my muted heart, blindsided, left in the dark trying to figure this out.

3 I’m living on edge, afraid I’ve placed another brick in the wall rising between you and me.
4 Don’t we want the same thing? To live and love, laugh and sing? But my song has a different key; instead of harmony, we are

Chorus 2 Worlds apart, circumnavigating wounded hearts, misunderstood and left in the dark trying to figure it out.

Bridge If love’s in question, you are the answer for me. Love’s the solution, so just hold on, we can make resolution. Let love be our conclusion!

Chorus 3 Worlds apart, circumnavigating wounded hearts, misunderstood and left in the dark. What are we fighting about, really? Are we worlds apart, second guessing if this love is sound? I’ll build a bridge directly to your heart, chart a course of love beyond any doubt.
Track Name: Beautiful
1 Day's been hard, night's been long. I'm sleeping here all alone. Shut you out, now you're gone. Won't pick up your phone. I need to hear you say you’ll be there for me, come what may, yeah

Chorus Tell me that you're not running out of love. I can't do without your touch. Need you by my side, with me do or die. Together we are beautiful!

2 Tried and tried, hundred times, to help you understand. You’re my heart, you’re my life. To you I’m just another man. I gave you everything. You make me feel like my love’s nothing, nothing Chorus We’re beautiful!

Bridge Fear tries to break us. Love can repair us. We're closer than ever. Don't walk away!
Track Name: Blue
1 Blue as azure. Blue as my heart when I finally knew.

2 Blue like midnight in Northern skyline. You were far from me.

Chorus I never knew how much I needed you until the day your love faded away. Now all the colors of my world dissipate into shades of

3 Blue and lonely. Want you only but I pushed you away.

Bridge There is no orange blossom, no silver lining. Ruby red is violet. The daffodil is pale and still. Since I lost you I am blue.

4 Contrition clouds my vision and all I see is rain.
Track Name: Reveal
1 I’ll be the first to admit what I did wrong: I pretended that I could be someone different; that I was the girl I thought you wanted me to become. But I’ll never be anyone but me and that’s alright.

Chorus We came so close. We tasted love. But it strained and stalled. Now it’s gone.

2 Baby, you couldn’t help but criticize me. Nothing I did was good enough to make you happy. I tried to please you but there was no satisfying your need to be my everything. Everything?

Bridge I reveal the real me and you reject completely. I hope you find just what you seek, but tell me what is love if we can’t be genuine?
Track Name: The Way You Want
Verse Caught between lie and truth, don’t know exactly what to do. I love you, it’s true, but I find myself loving him too.

Pre-Chorus You weren’t supposed to know something was really missing but it seemed impossible to find my way out, my way out.

Chorus Oh, I don’t think I love you the way you want me to, the way you want.
Track Name: Human (Posse)
1 Driving I'm pulled aside. All that I can tell, it’s ‘cause I got no seatbelt. Reach inside grab my ID, that’s when I felt it, that’s when I fell.

Pre-Chorus Pop pop goes a gun, oh but I don’t have one. I carry no gun. I never had one! My hands up!

Chorus I represent your greatest fear, your terror. The monster you think see ain’t real. I’m human! Just like the ones you love. No different. I’m no different from you.

2 Rainy night, things on my mind. Walking by myself, hood over my head. You come up behind me, and profile me. I shake my head. Not this again!

Bridge I’m not guilty of a crime. No, nothing, absolutely nothing can justify (how) you judge me: too tall, too dark, too big. Don’t judge me! I’m not a statistic! You don’t even know me! Not acceptable harm me with your bias, prejudice, violence, no! I just wanna live in peace, I only ask for tolerance and kindness, best remedy I know. But only love will save us.
Track Name: Grateful
1 Today is new. Things are changing, rearranging, something shifting in my mind. A different view. Yesterday I was complaining about the color of my hair.

2 People say ups and downs may come around, like lovers on a roller-coaster ride. Night and day, fast or slow the train still goes to the end of the line.

Pre-Chorus But when I close my eyes, I can see

Chorus The lessons, the blessings, even the mistakes. The sunshine and the rain - I'm grateful for it all today! I may fall, lose it all but I will survive. I live with no regret. I'm grateful to be alive!

3 A wake up call: bank denials, bill arrivals, up to my head about to drown. But I stand tall. The money's low but I still know that love is all around.

Bridge But when I close my eyes, I can see that no matter what happens in life there will always be

Grateful!
Track Name: I'm Your Angel
1 I am here for you, anytime you need me, just because I love you. When the dark night comes and you can't find your way, I will light your path, and lead you to daylight.

Chorus I'm your angel, here to hold your hand. I'm your friend, count on me to stand for who you are, for what you need, to build you up when you can't see how beautiful you are to me.

2 I'll be there for you, every time you ask me, just because I love you. I will be the truth when you're tangled in lies. I'll help you free yourself and smile as you fly away.

Bridge No matter what has been or what may come, I will not bend, I will be strong! I'll hold you high and watch you soar, just because I love you more and more.
Track Name: Human (Acoustic)
Composed by Victoria Theodore
Copyright © Victoria Theodore, 2014

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Driving I’m pulled aside.
All that I can tell, it’s cause I got no seatbelt.
Reach inside grab my ID,
that’s when I felt it, that’s when I fell.

Pop pop goes a gun, oh
but I don’t have one.
I carry no gun. I carry no gun. I carry no gun.
I never had one!
My hands up…

Chorus
I represent your greatest fear, your terror.
The monster you think see ain’t real.
I’m human! I’m human!
Just like the ones you love. No different.
Just like the ones you love. No different.
Just like the ones you love. No different.
I’m no different from you.

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Rainy night, things on my mind.
Walking by myself, hood over my head.
You come up behind me, and profile me.
I shake my head. Not this again!

Pop pop goes a gun, oh
but I don’t have one.
I carry no gun. I carry no gun. I carry no gun.
I never had one!
My hands up…

Bridge
I’m not guilty of a crime.
No, nothing, absolutely nothing can justify
(how) you judge me: too tall, too dark, too big.
Don’t judge me! I’m not a statistic!
You don’t even know me!
Not acceptable harm me with your
bias, prejudice, violence, no!
I just wanna live in peace, I only ask for tolerance
and kindness, best remedy I know.
But only love will save us.

Chorus
I represent your greatest fear, your terror.
The monster you think see ain’t real.
I’m human! I’m human!
Just like the ones you love. No different.
Just like the ones you love. No different.
Just like the ones you love. No different.
I’m no different from you.

We’re human…