“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.

You Said the Same Thing About Me (Stripped)-New Release

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So… I’m still figuring out the best way to release new music and let people know about it. Communication is such an art, and it’s an art that I’m not too proud to admit that I’m still learning 🙂 The stripped version of my song “You Said the Same Thing About Me,” is now available on all streaming sites.

I’ve already released this version of my song on my YouTube channel, so many of you have heard it. If you haven’t already, please listen to it! I feel like I didn’t realize how emotional this song was until I changed the way it was presented. (They do say that presentation is everything). It’s weird to see something that you’ve created from a different point of view; To realize that everything we are and everything that we produce has layers and chapters; It’s almost like a different translation of something that I thought I already understood… and I like it better. In short, after recording this song this way, I feel that it is the way that it was always meant to be communicated. I love the original version, but this version makes me feel so much more.

If you don’t already know, I love doing this. I love writing music. I love singing. I love recording. I love performing. I love every part about it. But most of all, I love the way that music can connect people. And when my music connects me to people, and people to other people, that is real, genuine, pure magic. Thank you for bringing magic to my life. I really don’t care if I make money doing music. If this is a side-project forever, I will still do it forever. Thank you so much to telling me, showing me, reminding me that what I do has meaning. That incredible gift that you give to me is worth more than anything. Thank you.

xoxo-Abby

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.

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

Gabriella: A Song

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By Abby Berman Mazenod

 

Given the circumstances

Given the chain of events

I’ve made my deductions

I’ve come to my conclusions

With theories upon theories

That I’ve made up in my mind

Didn’t take long to discover

That you’ve left him behind

 

Gabriella, Gabriella

Oh, he’s such a perfect fella

But you won’t listen to me

And the love that it could be

Gabriella, Gabriella

You’re his only Cinderella

And oh, you’re missing the boat

I only hope you’ll still float

…Given the circumstances

 

You deserve a good man in your life

So many have taken advantage of you

And maybe you look for that

But you deserve some sanity too

You’re my friend and I respect that

But I think you should listen to me

And I wish you could see in you

All that I see in you

 

Gabriella, Gabriella

Oh, he’s such a perfect fella

And you won’t listen to me

And the love that it could be

Gabriella, Gabriella

You’re his only Cinderella

And oh, you’re missing the boat

I only hope you’ll still float

 

‘Cause he won’t wait around

As long as you want him to

You’re lucky enough

He’s still around after what you put him through

Don’t you see it?

Don’t you feel it?

Don’t you get it?!

He’s all you’ve been waiting for

You’re letting him walk out the door

 

Gabriella, Gabriella

Oh, he’s such a perfect fella

But you won’t listen to me

And the love that it could be

Hope you find him, hope you found him

‘Cause you know you’re only drownin’

And oh, you’re missing the boat

I only hope you’ll still float

…Given the circumstances

 

(This song was written about a beautiful friend of mine who has had a little bit of rough luck with love. She’s still on the journey of finding love, and I know she will find someone who really deserves her soon.)

 

xoxo-Abby

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