I Think I Am

by Colette O'Connor

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Singer-Songwriter Colette O'Connor offers a bright, thoughtful, acoustic declaration in her very creative album "I Think I Am." This is a strong follow up to her 2014 debut CD release "Web In The Corner." A refreshing essence of universal affirmation, each "I Think I Am" song has heart, a real story, a core of humanity to suit every mood. The album affirms the forgiving philosophy that everyone changes throughout life.

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released March 17, 2017

Album recorded at Ultrasound Productions, Hanover Street Studios, Hanover MA. by Owner/Sound Engineer, the Omnipotent Joe Clapp.

Album produced by Independent Artist Label, Colette O'Connor/Spinning Time Records (ASCAP) and is an artist by Web In The Corner Publishing, ASCAP

Visit www.coletteoconnor.net for more information and artist connections

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Colette O'Connor Halifax, Massachusetts

This music comes from a desire to refocus kindness. Sometimes eye-twinkles need re-charging. Colette’s music crafts magic, in many colors, to vibrate the invisible heart-strings that connect us all. We all have different needs. Her guitar weaves it all together. When music allows the sunshine to stir up memories that say "it's ok to be yourself; that's singer songwriter love. ... more

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Track Name: Ground To Dust
Times of glory always fall
So much to grind between us all
Feel that grindstone as it turns
Every stone was a lesson learned
Ground to dust
into the cracks
The world goes 'round on everyone and nothing every lasts.
We only have one moment on this land of sacred trust
until it all gets ground to dust.
There is a name under all
By which we pay Peter from Paul
What's your name?
Say it now.
Because on stone someday it shall be found
Ground to dust
into the cracks
The world goes 'round on everyone and nothing every lasts.
We only have one moment on this land of sacred trust
until it all gets ground to dust.
See the glory
as it falls
This fragile place we share between us all.
When each headstone
is in its place
Where will be the human race?
Hey what's that mark we thought to make?
Nothing left for us to take, it's
Ground to dust
into the cracks
The world goes 'round on everyone and nothing every lasts.
We only have one moment on this land of sacred trust
until it all, until it all, until it all gets ground to dust.
Ground to dust.
Track Name: I Think I Am
Walks with dad in the sunshine.
Watching robins, with mom, in the spring.
The helped me learn for the first time
Those are some fine memories.

I'm kinda mystified
Life keeps moving; never quite sure why.

Now life isn’t black and white,
it’s colorful and crazy,
a little hazy sometimes;
but for the most part on the straight and narrow,
I am.
I think I am,
I think I am.
I am.
I think I am,
I think I am.

How the wind blows every day
re arranges things so often.
A little wiser mistakes I am.
I think I am,
I think I am
I am.
I think I am,
I think I am.


Many things undefined
but so in love with life
I think I am
I think I am


Walk a while in the sunshine.
Welcome robins every spring.
Smile at someone for the first time.
Introduce a mind to a new thing.

Hear the wind harmonize.
See the hope in my eyes.
With all I’ve loved there is just one question;
with all we share it’s a good connection;
If you’re there, here’s my declaration
I think I am I think I am
I think I am, I think I am
I think I am.
Track Name: Hey Sunshine
Got a morning coffee
put a dollar in her jar.
Just a little something for the pain.
Saw him in the doorway
he had tattered jeans
and a guitar
Broken strings and subways
in the rain.
Hey sunshine,
you're just fine.
Everyone can smile sometimes.
Just a little something for the pain.
Just a little something, Just a little easy something.
Just a little something for the pain.
In the morning headline
there's another thing to mourn
Chalk outlines fade away.
We forget sometimes and turn away from who we are.
Fallen angels in the rain, but
Hey sunshine,
you're just fine.
Everyone can smile sometimes.
Just a little something for the pain.
Just a little something, Just a little easy something.
Just a little something...
Life can happen 'til it's ugly.
Anger gets a strangle hold
but as I'm only looking for my morning coffee who am I?
Oh who am I?
Who am I to tell you so.
Hey sunshine,
you're just fine.
Everyone can smile sometimes.
Just a little something for the pain.
Just a little something, Just a little easy something.
Just a little something...
See my own reflection and it's so hard to refrain
Just a little something,
Just a little easy something
Just a little something for the pain.
Track Name: Back Of My Hand
This page of my life
ink stained, blurry
colors cry
but don't ask why I made them
do I?
Found a lock of your hair
cut away while I held your hand
I understand the season's
changing.
Whatever went away
at least had the chance to stay
but I, I wrote your name today
on the back of my hand.
Gone away in the night
running straight into
colored lines
these broken time connect us
don't they
Don't they scar our skin
while the ink settles in
staining like a sin
on the back of my hand
I can't chose the way
that you let my thoughts remain
if you blame them for your sorrow
Let it scar my skin
while the ink settles in
staining like a sin
on the back of my hand
Gone away in the night
running straight into colored lines
these broken times connect us
don't they.
I could not make you stay.
The ink began to fade, oh but I, I know so well this pain.
I felt your touch today
on the back of my hand.
The back of my hand
Track Name: Penny In The Pond
That place by the pond
Windows boarded shut
Doors have all been locked
Everything forgotten
A broken fairy tale
From once upon a time
But time no longer cared
And left it all behind

Did you put a penny in the pond a penny in the pond a penny in the pond
Did you put a penny in the pond a penny in the pond one day?
Did you put a penny in the pond a penny in the pond a penny in the pond
Did you put a penny in the pond a penny in to throw it all away?

Gate around the back
Briars over grown
Water deep and black
Where pennies all were thrown
Cast into the mud
All the fragile hope
Pennies every one
Wishes left alone

Did you put a penny in the pond a penny in the pond a penny in the pond
Did you put a penny in the pond a penny in the pond one day?
Did you put a penny in the pond a penny in the pond a penny in the pond
Did you put a penny in the pond a penny in to throw it all away?

There was a little girl
A sparkle in the fountain
One ribbon by the stone
Her family name upon it
A penny for each thought
A prayer sent away
For every penny tossed
Into a silent grave
Did you put a penny in the pond a penny in the pond a penny in the pond
Did you put a penny in the pond a penny in the pond one day?
Did you put a penny in the pond a penny in the pond a penny in the pond
Did you put a penny in the pond a penny in to throw it all away?
To throw it all away? To throw it all away.
Track Name: The Ocean Is A Home
Earth, sky and water
support all the people
high and low
A natural order
of beauty and life
in a flow
Let think about it
what we don't see
The ocean's water
lives and breaths,
a home to many.
Let's sing about
Home, home, home,
The Ocean is a home.
Home, home, home,
The Ocean is a home.
Waves in the ocean
are driving the wind around the globe
The pure rain water
begins in the sea
for clouds to grow on
Lets learn about it
what we can't see
The Ocean' waters
live and breathe,
a home to many,
Lets sing about
Home, home, home,
The Ocean is a home.
Home, home, home,
The Ocean is a home.
Deep in the Ocean
or in the corals right off shore
That salty potion
is where all life on earth was formed
and lets think about it
where life began
it's time to shout it
Let's hear every woman, child and man
Let's sing about
Whales are singing, whales always singing,
whales always singing at home.
Life is teeming; new life beginning,
the Ocean is their home
Home, home, home,
The Ocean is a home.
Home, home, home,
The Ocean is a home.
Home, home, home,
The Ocean is a home, to many creatures,
Home, home, home,
The Ocean is a home.
Track Name: Rising Up
Halfway back from where I started
Halfway down that worn out track
Half a mind don't always make it
Halfway home and fading fast.
Threw away those broken pieces
keeping me weighed down.
Getting mind and soul to face that
Half a heart can never make it.
Better be rising, rising, rising, rising up;
Rising, rising, rising, rising up
Rising, rising, rising; rising up now.
Every day a million choices;
every choice another chance
Bringing all I have to face that
at this point I have to make it.
Better be rising, rising, rising, rising up;
Rising, rising, rising, rising up
Rising, rising, rising; rising up now.
If I go it alone,
strong and on my own
Half a lie-half a chance;
halfway back again but fading fast.
Every day a million choices;
every choice another chance
Got to raise a host of voices
so we all can share the dance.
I've got to be rising,
you want to be rising
we need to be rising
Rising up
Rising, rising, rising, rising up
Rising, rising, rising; ...rising up now.
Track Name: People On The Porch
In a sleepy little place called Tinkertown there’s a mystery of sorts.
Two manikins, a girl and a guy, are dressed out on a porch.
Depending on the weather, he and she outside are suitably dressed and together they sit like people on a porch.

When I’m driving by- I slow down to see.
I feel like such a spy- what are they wearing?
It’s kinda rude to pry but not like I can go up and say hi. (That’s crazy.)

Those people on the porch.
Weird people on the porch.
And I’m the dummy watching this fashion mystery,
and wishing now that I never did see those people on the porch.

In the winter they wear scarves and hats, ski jackets, and warm pants.
Summertime it’s beach attire; margaritas in their hands.
It’s fun to watch their story, soap opera quality,
like that week they refused to speak; with backs turned stubbornly.

It damned near made me cry- such a tragedy!
I wanted them to try! What’s come over me?
I called a flower guy but hung up when he started asking? why..exactly?
(Don’t ask me!)
Weird people on the porch.
And I’m the dummy watching this fashion mystery.
and wishing now that I never did see those people on the porch.

Then one day in Fall- I could hardly breathe.
They were not there at all. What was happening?
That’s it, once and for all!
I went up to the railing, I didn’t stop to think but then I saw the notice with so much great relief. (“On va-ca-tion!”)
Ah!
Those people on the porch.
Weird people on the porch.
For years they’ve been together, loyal night and day;
still a mystery but I’m glad to see those people on the porch.
Weird people on the porch.
My people on the porch.
Track Name: Web In The Corner
Spider web in the window
catching dream I've ignored
When I wake every morning
something climbs to the corner.
A single thread reality
woven into mystery
opens up the possibilities
of that web in the corner
tangled up in me.
Spider hangs in the dawning,
just above my eyes
When I wake every morning
truly a surprise.
A single thread reality
woven into mystery
opens up the possibilities
of that web in the corner
oh that web in the corner
that web in the corner
tangled up in me.
Maybe everything could be trapped in
a web in the corner
that lives in a dream.
Nobody's told me
the reason for dreaming.
How can I see by closing my eyes
to that web in the corner
oh that web in the corner,
that web in the corner
tangled up in me.
Track Name: China Shoppe
Someone in the China Shoppe waits.
Minutes into hours fade.
Do not strike the glass
for if it breaks, it can't go back.
Love was born of fire,
long, long ago.
Turning desire into the mold
every beating heart became,
and, in time, remains,
stronger than the glass you can not see
broken in me.
Hope left behind
still beating, beating
Hoping you'll find
all the pieces keeping
where I locked them away
all the fragile things lay
now in the china shoppe case.
Every beating heart became
and in time remains
stronger than the glass you can not see
broken in me.
Someone in the china shoppe waits
minutes into hours fade
Do not strike the glass
for if it breaks it can't
go
back.
Track Name: My Amazing Child
Daylight is fading away now.
Come here and sit by my side.
The wishing star is the first out.
and It's always there in your eyes, oh,
My amazing child
In between the dark and the light.
Breathing together.
Holding the moment,
and when it's over,
we'll be fine.
Deepening soft into twilight
I feel you reach for my hand.
Flickering stars hear us whisper
They number more than the sand.
My amazing child
In between the dark and the light.
Breathing together.
Holding the moment,
and when it's over,
we'll be fine.
Wish I may.
wish I might
have the wish
I wish tonight.
Nothing is lost in the darkness
everything hidden, is there.
other things may come between us
but I'll still be holding your hand.
My amazing child
In between the dark and the light.
Breathing together.
Holding the moment,
and when it's over,
we'll be fine.
Track Name: Into The Wind
A filly foaled at dawn
My daughter had seen the wonder
and instantly made the bond
They would ride- into the wind.

This is a tale
Combed and braided
A filly and girl who share a spirit.

Growing up, sure enough
The year they played was plenty
To teach the trust and love
They would ride,
Into the Wind.

Working on the farm,
After the chores comes freedom
in pastures from the barn
They would ride- into the wind.

This is a tale
Combed and braided
A filly and girl who share a spirit.

There’s only one stretch of time
Youth is alive with passion
I feel it racing by
As they ride- into the wind.

Warm night
Porch light,
Dinner’s waiting
But I smile, with pride
Watching them ride

Thunder of hooves at night
The crest of the moon to light them
Capturing souls in flight
As they ride- into the wind.

This is a tale, combed and braided
A filly and girl share a spirit.
Track Name: Huckleberry Finn
Past the hedge and through the fence
He had muscle, I had sense
his had freckles, mine had none
dirty faces having fun, and
Down the path until we reached the bog
Hidden raft behind the hollow log
up ahead, there's trouble to get it while we
played Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn.
Grubby fingers; grassy knees
we caught frogs and we climbed trees
his was red; mine was brown
heads together all around town
In the river, through the weeds,
built a fort between the willow trees
he was funny, I had style
true companions all the while
Down the path until we reached the bog
Hidden raft behind the hollow log
up ahead, there's trouble to get it while we
played Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn.
Army guys; tonka trucks; secret spies running out of luck
All good things, or so they say,
seem to change in just one day.
Mine are brown, his were blue,
he was a boy and thought I was one too.
'Til he learned I was a girl
seemed to shatter his whole world
Found him hiding up in a tree
told him "land sakes, I'm still me!"
Down the path until we reached the bog
Hidden raft behind the hollow log
up ahead, there's trouble to get it while we
played Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn.
La, la, la, la, la, it was me and him,
La, la, la, la, la Huckleberry Finn
La, la, la, la, la.
Track Name: Been There Done That
Life as a carefree rover
means that I"m starting over
that's fine, here i go again.
it's all just what I've made it
nothing too complicated
things all work out in the end
and I know now,
what happened then, and I'm all right
where I'm at because I've been there and done that.
Married at seventeen,
it wasn't a teenage dream but
motherhood was good for me.
We had a happy home,
though I raised the kids alone
love made us a family.

and I know now,
what happened then,
and I'm alright where I'm at because
I've been there and done that,
ya, I've been there and done that

been right being wrong
been weak being strong
got wise when the day was done
the lesson's what I won.

For the almighty dollar,
I wore a heavy collar
sometimes in white, or in blue
Working for fruits of labor
Lost like a drunken sailor
Treasure I never knew

but I know now,
what happened then,
and I'm alright where I'm at because
I've been there and done that,
ya, I've been there and done that

been broke and abused
done everything I thought I had to do
got best, when the worst was done,
the lesson's what I won.

Been there and done it over
now I'm a carefree rover
thankful for all that I see
Nothing too complicated
loving that I have made it
perfect simplicity.

Don't matter where the wind will blow
storms always pass
I'll follow where my heart will go
'cause I've been there and done that.
Ya, I've been there and done that.
Track Name: Twilight Tuckin' In
There's a lazy crescent moon tonight
laying back on a pillow of sky
gazing up at the stars everywhere
wishing everyone a fond good night
Twilight tuckin' in
Twilight tuckin' in
Twilight, crescent moon good night
Twilight tuckin' in.
There's a wandering star out there
had a restless heart it seems
took itself away and now,
in the dark alone it dreams, oh
Twilight tuckin' in
Twilight tuckin' in
Twilight, crescent moon goodnight,
your smile's bright.
Twilight tuckin' in
Twilight tuckin' in
Twilight, crescent moon, good night,
you smile because your mother's near.
There's a lazy crescent moon tonight
laying back on a pillow of sky
gazing up at the stars everywhere
wishing everyone a fond goodnight
gazing up at the stars, everywhere
wishing everyone a fond good night.
Twilight tuckin' in.