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Then I Try Some More

by Joanna Sternberg

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1.
THIS IS NOT WHO I WANT TO BE Rain pouring down my head pounds from the sound I'm stuck to the bed with brain zaps in my head I can't fall asleep I cannot stay awake I cry till I weep I shiver and I shake ​ I think of you I think of you I think of you it's all that I can do And lord knows I try I'm trying hard to change I wish I knew why I always stay the same ​ This is not who I want to be This is not who I want to be I am slowly killing me No, This is not who I want to be ​ I wish I was scared of poison pills and pain I wish I was scared of damage to my brain But finally I see I should be scared of me How'd I come to be my own worst enemy? ​ This is not who I want to be This is not who I want to be I am slowly killing me No, This is not who I want to be
2.
Step Away 02:49
STEP AWAY (CHORUS) Step away from me now I can't see you no more Cause there's not a thing that I can do I haven't done before Step away from me dear It's so easy to see Cause anyone who's watching knows You're too beautiful for me I got too close too fast Like I always do I could see it coming Yes I could couldn't you? I tried to kill it But got smacked in my face Now I'm trembling and trying To get out of this place CHORUS Step away from me now I can't see you no more Cause there's not a thing that I can do I haven't done before Step away from me dear It's so easy to see Cause anyone who's watching knows You're too beautiful for me I can't even look you In the eyes anymore Every day you look much better Than you once looked before I am out of control And you don't have a clue But at least I'll admit it Like I always do CHORUS Step away from me now I can't see you no more Cause there's not a thing that I can do I haven't done before Step away from me dear It's so easy to see Cause anyone who's watching knows You're too beautiful for me
3.
My Angel 02:24
MY ANGEL ​ Oh my angel Darling angel You're my angel Come back to my open arms ​ How I loved you Always loved you I still love you Come back to my open arms ​ I see your eyes shine Once they were mine So I'll cry and whine Come back to my open arms ​ You're still out there Out there somewhere I'll always care Come back to my open arms
4.
For You 02:07
For You ​by Joanna Sternberg (humming) With a smile like yours you could get away with murder So I will not trust you no I will not trust you With a face like yours you will know no suffering I can't connect with you I can't connect with you I can't connect although I'll try I'll try each time I won't know why You'll swat me away like a fly I can't connect with you (humming) With a voice like yours you could put the birds to shame But who are you to blame? No you can't be to blame With two eyes like yours you could melt the rising sun So I won't talk to you No I won't talk to you I will not talk I'll stare and gawk That is all that I can do (humming) You will always have anyone that you could want And you won't be alone You'll never be alone You'll never be at all like me You'll never be alone You will always have anything that you could want But what will that get you? Now what will that get you? It will get nothing I bet That's what it will get you.
5.
Pimba 02:55
PIMBA My name is Pimba I'm the littlest penguin I get so chilly in the freezing cold show Of all the penguins I am sometimes ignored But I know what I know what I know What I know I know what I know what I know I said I'm Pimba so I guess now you know me I'm from an iceberg at the edge of the sea I have 9 brothers and 19 sisters I am small but that don't mean a thing Not a thing! I am small but that don't mean a thing Hear my cry Hear my song I am pimba I am pimba Hear me sing And hear it ring I am Pimba penguin of the sea My name is Pimba I'm the littlest penguin I like to sing as I swim through the sea I like to skate on the slippery ice And I know what I know what I know And I know that it is time for me to go
6.
NOTHING MAKES MY HEART SING Something died in me years ago I've been trying to find it each place I go ​Never thought it could go away I cry tears of sorry for it night and day ​ For nothing makes my heart sing Not since long ago Something used to lift me up A dream I used to know ​ Now that dream has faded Tell me where'd it go How I long to sing and laugh and love Like many years ago ​ You lit light up inside my heart Many years ago 'Till we had to part ​ Trauma's filled up my body now I can't get it out 'Cause I don't know how ​ For nothing makes my heart sing Not since long ago Something used to lift me up A dream I used to know ​ Now that dream has faded Tell me where'd it go How I long to sing and laugh How I long to sing and laugh How I long to sing and laugh and love Like many years ago
7.
TRYING TO SAY NO I am never trysting anyone, that part of my heart is lost and gone Promises unkept depressed and under slept Always wondering why I never see it coming People sure are something I will never know just why I can't say no ​ Spending time with you was bad for me I let you in my life easily I saw warning signs but I didn't mind Cause I figured I'm a beggar not a chooser Even with abusers Never saying no I'll never say no ​ Everything that happens starts and ends the same I should know by now that I'm the one to blame Why do I Give my heart out just to know that one day I will cry and cry ​ I do not wish harm to anyone Sorry that it's time that you are gone I can't be your friend It will never end Friends don't put their friends in such traumatic danger Now you're just a stranger And so on I'll go Just trying to say no.
8.
Before it was hard to see how badly they were treating me They called me ugly and they made me feel so unworthy Unworthy of love Unworthy of love Unworthy of love ​ You have something special please don't throw it away They will try to hurt you with the words they say Words that string and words that slay Words that can turn pink to grey ​ You've been walking miles trying to find your way You've been singing sad songs every single day I've been singing sad songs too I've been hurting just like you ​ People that I loved and knew did not know me or love me I put them up in the sky they were so high above me They did not love me They did not love me They did not love me ​ You have something special please don't throw it away They will try to hurt you with the words they say Words that string and words that slay Words that can turn pink to grey ​ You've been walking miles trying to find your way You've been singing sad songs every single day I've been singing sad songs too I've been hurting just like you
9.
DON'T YOU EVER I always say I'm done with trying But then I try some more I don't feel right inside my body Never felt right before ​ Never felt that I was a lady Never felt like a man You're not the first to think I'm crazy How could you understand ​ But don't you ever feel like no one really knows you? Don't you ever feel like no one ever will? Don't you ever feel like no one will ever love you? Don't you dare feel that you are alone ​ All of my thoughts are too distracting Most of my dreams have died Lately I'm scared of interacting That's why I hide inside ​ I sleep and sleep all through the night I sleep all through the day I wish it didn't feel so right Sleeping my life away ​ But don't you ever feel like no one really knows you? Don't you ever feel like no one ever will? Don't you ever feel like no one will ever love you? Don't you dare feel that you are alone ​ Don't you dare feel that you are alone

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released July 12, 2019

All songs written and performed (vocals and all instruments) by Joanna Sternberg © 2019

Produced by Joe Rogers & Joanna Sternberg
Engineered, Mixed & Mastered by Joe Rogers at Room 17, Brooklyn
Humming on "This Is Not Who I Want To Be" by Joe Rogers
Additional vocals on "My Angel" by Tory Giardina

Vinyl-cd-digital available worldwide via Team Love Records 07/12/19

special thanks to these angels: JOE ROGERS, LIS TIMPONE, Tory Giardinia, Billy McShane, *Mom*, *Dad*, the team at TEAM LOVE RECORDS, Nathan Walker, Liam Kirby, Michael Leviton, Grey McMurray, Miwi La Lupa, Conor Oberst, Kate Baker, Ben Zweig, Sami Bronowski, Lua the pup, and Joe Rogers again and again...also tons of other people!

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