“Hungry Eyes” New Release Available Now!

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Abby Berman "Hungry Eyes"

My new single “Hungry Eyes” has just been released! I am so excited! It’s very different from what you’ve heard of me in the past. I hope you like it! Please comment, share, follow, like, and love is always appreciated 🙂

xoxo-Abby

-Music and lyrics by Abby Berman. @abbyberman
-Performed by Abby Berman
-Produced by Abby Berman & Gabe Dulek
-Recording Engineer: Gabe Dulek @gabedulek
-Mixing and Mastering: Gabe Dulek
-Artwork by: Erika Hernandez @erikahcreative

Hungry Eyes

Hungry eyes,

They take me,

Take over me,

This isn’t who I use to be,

Or who I want to be.

I used to be stable,

Now I’m not able…

To feed these hungry eyes.

The door was left open 

And I wandered in,

Looking for comfort, 

Looking for sin,

And now that I’ve stumbled 

Past my picket fence,

I forgot who I was,

I forgot my defense.

Hungry eyes

Awake in me,

They ache in me,

To swallow 

Everything I see.

Consuming,

They consume me.

How will I ever be

Rid of these hungry eyes?

It was easy 

When I was the victim,

When I was the weak one

When I was they prey.

And maybe I used it,

To fuel the hunger,

To feed the desire

That won’t go away.

Hungry eyes

Awake in me,

They ache in me,

To swallow 

Everything I see.

Consuming,

They consume me.

How will I ever be

Rid of these hungry eyes?

Satiate…

I can’t wait…

So much resentment turned into rage…

Can you forgive me? 

Can it be the same?

I didn’t know how to control…

Satiate…

I can’t wait…

So much resentment turned into rage…

Can you forgive me? 

Can it be the same?

I didn’t know how to control…

How to control…

How to control…

These ravenous eyes. 

Hungry eyes,

They take me,

Take over me,

This isn’t who I use to be,

Or who I want to be.

I used to be stable,

Now I’m not able…

To feed these hungry eyes.

Don’t Give Up On Me Yet-A Song

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Don’t Give Up On Me Yet

By Abby Berman

It’s simple, they say,

Life simply gets in the way;

And I forget to remember

What’s really real.

I’m sorry I don’t show,

I forget to let you know,

Times have changed.

But the phone still goes both ways.

I’ve disappointed a few

Like I’ve disappointed you

Can you forgive and forget?

Yes, I’ve disappointed a few,

And I disappointed you,

But don’t give up on me yet.

Do you rewind through memories?

Perfect times with perfect ease

It all makes sense now-

We had no idea.

If we went back right now, right here,

Would it finally all be clear?

All that seemed so important

Meant nothing at all.

Well I’ve disappointed a few

Like I’ve disappointed you.

Yes, I have my regrets.

And I have forgotten a few,

But I never forgot you.

Don’t give up on me yet.

Tell you right here, right now

That I finally see how much you mean to me.

It’s taken time

And has happened so very gradually

But I’ve had my time

Made my life the way I wanted it to be,

And you’ve had yours

And I know that made you happy.

It’s simple they say,

Life simply gets in the way;

And I forget to remember

What’s really real.

Well I have forgotten a few,

But I never forgot you

So don’t give up on me yet.

You Said the Same Thing About Me: A Song

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I’m so excited! I finally have a lyric video for “You Said the Same Thing About Me,” from my album Don’t Kiss the Frogs. If you get a chance, please check out my music on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, etc. (links below). Thank you so much for listening/viewing!

(Also, a live/stripped version is on my YouTube channel.)

***Available now on: iTunes, Spotify,Apple Music,Amazon,Bandcamp,Reverb Nation, Soundcloud…

You Said the Same Thing About Me

by Abby Berman

I cannot imagine

I cannot even fathom

You loving her.

Don’t bother with her name

Because they’re all just the same,

And I don’t need to know.

Tell me she’s the one,

Tell me she’s your dream,

Tell me she’s your home,

She’s your everything.

Then tell me

You know you’ll love her tomorrow.

I cannot speak…

It hurts my heart to think

You’d spend your life with her.

And you pretend with ease-

You’re just so eager to please

Is it exhausting?

Tell me she’s the one,

Tell me she’s your dream,

Tell me she’s your home,

She’s your everything.

Then tell me

You know you’ll love her tomorrow.

Because you said the same thing about me.

And I know, I know you think you love her.

And I know, I know you think you need her.

But I know, I know you better than that,

And you said the same thing about me.

Looking through our past,

What I was sure would last,

Is just laughable.

And from you there’s no denial

It was real all the while

It’s just insulting.

Tell her she’s the one,

Tell her she’s your dream,

Tell her she’s your home,

She’s your everything.

Then tell me

You know you’ll love her tomorrow.

Because you said the same thing about me.

And look, and look at where it got us.

I could have done, I could have done without the heartache.

I could have done, I could have done without a lot of things.

And I could have used a little more affection.

Maybe a little more, a little more truth

Because I really, I really loved you,

And you had me fooled

You had me going for longer than I care to admit.

I cannot imagine,

I cannot even fathom,

You loving her.

For more than just a while,

I was your reason to smile.

That’s all I’ll ever know.

xoxo-Abby

It’s Simple that You’re Complicated: A Song

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Written and Performed by Abby Berman

 

It’s Simple

That you’re complicated

And it’s fine

That you have your own mind

For something so easy to say

I wish it was easy that way

To believe the words tumbling, stumbling

From my mouth

 

It’s shameful

My attempt to tie you down

Like some exotic creature

I don’t get used to seeing you around

Hypnotic words you say

They do all they can to steal my heart away

Without a warning it’s still beating as you’re leaving

Tucked tightly in your hands

 

Because I’ve tried and tried

So many times

Even from the start

To convince my heart

It doesn’t love you

But my heart is a stubborn one

It runs miles and miles

Through mountains and streams

It does what it wants

It lives in it’s dreams

That someday you’ll love me

Buy my heart is a stupid one

Oh my heart is a stupid one

And it’s torturing me

 

These people

They’re not complicated

They’re fine

There’s nothing that they mind

They’ve never had a struggle to see

They know not of what you burden on me

And I wouldn’t wish it or curse it, not the worst of it

Though I feel so alone

 

Because I’ve tried and tried

So many times

Even from the start

To convince my heart

It doesn’t love you

But my heart is a stubborn one

It runs miles and miles

Through mountains and streams

It does what it wants

It lives in it’s dreams

That someday you’ll love me

Yes, my heart is a stupid one

Oh, my heart is a stupid one

And it’s torturing me

 

This can’t be good for me

It just can’t be good for me

My belly is hungry

I’m starving for more

This can’t be good for me

It doesn’t feel good to me

But I guess I’ll always get what I settle for

 

Because I’ve tried and tried

So many times

Even from the start

To convince my heart

It doesn’t love you

But my heart is a stubborn one

It runs miles and miles

Through mountains and streams

It does what it wants

It lives in it’s dreams

That someday you’ll love me…someday you’ll love me…someday you’ll love me

Someday you’ll love me…someday you’ll love me…someday you’ll love me

Someday you’ll love me…someday you’ll love me…someday you’ll love me

My heart is a stupid one

Yes, my heart is a stupid one

And it’s torturing me

 

It's Simple That You're Complicated-A Song by Abby Berman

It’s Simple That You’re Complicated-A Song by Abby Berman

Writer of Song: A Song

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Written and Performed by: Abby Berman

Recorded by: Gabe Dulek

 

I met a man

On the train yesterday

He told me he was married

But we could talk just the same

Was on his way back home

To see his lovely wife

He told me of his travels

He told me of his life

Then he said “Hey Sister,

What you plan to do?

Your life is just beginning

Your childhood finally through.”

And I just said “Well Mister

Anything else would be wrong

I want to be a writer of song.”

 

Well that’s beautiful through and through

And there’s nothing else that I could ever do

Than be a speaker of dreams and truth

A writer of song

 

So I will take this harmony

And I will take the tune

And I will show the world

What a melody can do

These words they will have meaning

And their truth will be said strong

When I become my writer of song

 

Well that’s beautiful through and through

And there’s nothing else that I could ever do

Than be a speaker of dreams and truth

A writer of song

 

So I will taste this sunset

And speak the broken earth

While I relive this beauty

At its humble birth

This moment not forgotten

It will live forever long

Sheltered by this writer of song

 

Well that’s beautiful through and through

And there’s nothing else that I could ever do

Than be a speaker of dreams and truth

A writer of song

 

These words they will have meaning

And their truth will be said strong

When I become my writer of song

 

(**I wrote this song quite a while ago, and decided to rerecord it recently. It really was written on a train about a month before I graduated high school. )

 

xoxo-Abby

www.TracingAbby.com

 

"Writer of Song", a song by Abby Berman, www.tracingabby.com
 

 

 

 

 

 

She’s the One: A Song

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By Abby Berman

 

 

Like a storm that drowns your soul

Then waits for you to come back again

Take the pieces, once so whole

She waits for you to run back again

 

She’s the one

Your angel, who somehow fell from grace

She’s the one

You kiss her, her porcelain angel face

Let her go

It kills you, it breaks your tender heart

You should know

She’ll slowly tear you apart

 

Like a storm that drowns your soul

Then waits for you to come back again

Take the pieces, once so whole

She waits for you to run back again

 

She’s the one

Your savior, the healer of your pain

In your dreams

You see her, she lets you live again

Let her go

It kills you, but you’ll be better off in time

You should know

They watch her, eat you alive

 

Like a storm that drowns your soul

Then waits for you to come back again

Take the pieces, once so whole

She waits for you to run back again

 

She’ll never give to you

All the things you expect her to today

She’ll only say to you

All the world she knows you want her to say

She’ll never give to you

All you need

Because there is no cause for hope…  when there is no loss of vanity

 

Like a storm that drowns your soul

Then waits for you to come back again

Take the pieces, once so whole

She waits for you to run back again

 

…Take the pieces, once so whole

She waits for you to run back again

 

Written and performed by: Abby Berman

Recorded by: Gabe Dulek

 

***In simplest terms, this is a song about a man who falls in love with a demon.

"She's the One", a song by Abby Berman

“She’s the One”, a song by Abby Berman

Because of You: A Song

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By Abby Berman

 

Do I have to look alive

To be living

Do I have to look alive

To be breathing

I choose not to move

Because of you

 

Do you have to see my pain

For me to be hurting

Do you have to see the pills

For them to be working

I’m hurting whether you like it or not

Because of you

 

Such answer waiting here

Such a dream to be taken from me

Scared to death to lose everything

That doesn’t mean anything… anything… anything

Oh, I’ve felt it too…

To love somebody who doesn’t deserve you

 

Do I have to grit my teeth

While I’m smiling

Will I ever understand

Such a wild thing

I’m crazy, I’m losing my mind

Because of you

 

Such an answer waiting here

Such a dream to be taken from me

Scared to death to lose everything

That doesn’t mean anything

Should have known better from the start

But who could live that way

Scared to death to lose everything

That doesn’t mean anything… anything… anything

Oh, I’ve felt it too…

To love somebody who loves to hurt you

 

Do I have to look alive

To be living

Even though I close my eyes

I’m still breathing

I watch the world spin me to sleep

Because of you

 

 

Note: This is one of the saddest songs I’ve ever written… it captures a time in my life when I was experiencing true heartache. Luckily the specific details of this song are not literal and were inspired by a piece of literature I was reading at the time.

 

Have a beautiful day,

xoxo-Abby

 

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