Songs For Tall Women & The Short Men Who Love Them

by Adjoa Skinner

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Debut Full Length Release from Adjoa Skinner.
Featuring the single "God Made Me Tall" and "The Recession Song"

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released 23 June 2012

PRODUCER CREDIT:
Executive Producers Adjoa Skinner & Ellis Burman III
Additional Production by Robb Leo Gilligan III
Mixed at RG3 Studios by Robb Leo Gilligan III
Mastered by Bradley Murphree for M4Audio

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© 2012 All Songs Adjoa Skinner, ASCAP, Salty Productions
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PHOTOGRAPHY: Justin Edwards, JAYBANZIA.COM
ART DIRECTION: Timothy Garrett, TIMOTHYGARRETT.COM

ADJOA SKINNER ENDORSES Alvarez Guitars, Lampifier Microphones & Fishman Amplifiers.

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A seasoned music veteran with over 20 years of session vocal work under her belt. Adjoa is a multi-instrumentalist & songwriter whose jazz & musical theatre background along with years of living in Africa have shaped Adjoa's show to include an array of bells, whistles and rhythms that leave audiences smiling. A recipient of multiple awards in voice, songwriting & performance. Adjoa delivers! ... more

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Track Name: God Made Me Tall
You're not a short guy I'm just a tall girl,
So we're never ever gonna fit    
If you're lookin for a companion there's no way I could be it

You may have money, You may be ripped,
But if we can't stand lip to lip
Then I'll be honest. My height is high.
I wanna man thats at least eye to eye

You're quite sufficient You're down-right grand
But you cannot hold my hand
If you wear heels than how can I?
It'd be better if we don't even try

I'm not too picky, I'm just aware,
that when you're playin with my hair
The need for tip-toes, when I wear flats.
My dear there's something wrong with that

The lament of the long legs,
of the arms that could be wings  
Here's her story so often lonely,
with her head in the clouds she sings

God Made Me Tall, But its no curse.
When lookin at it, it could be worse
God Made Me Tall to hit my head,
And date short men til I'm dead.

You see its not you, its really me.
Its the way life must be
Forced to look downwards and you look up.
My dear its just by chance or luck

That when I stood to give you hugs
your face was buried in my jugs
And then its awkward and downright weird.
Oh yes the very thing I feared

The greatest men I always find
are never one of my own kind.

God Made Me Tall, But its no curse.
When lookin at it, it could be worse
God Made Me Tall to hit my head & date short men. 
oh date short men til I'm dead.
Track Name: Bikini
BIKINI
If I played piano in a bikini, then everybody would be dyin to see me
If I played concerto in just a sombrero, then all of the critics would finally care - Oh
And everyone on earth, would come to my show.
If I played cabasa, looked like Megan Fox-ah, Then I would rock-ah, off a your socks, uh
If I sang soprano if I fake tan-oh, and kissed a guy who looked like Marlon Brando
Then everyone on earth, oh yeah everyone on earth would come to my show...
I’d sell out to cash in, forget myself from back when
Lose forty five pounds, make party rounds.
Tell myself that I found bliss... where did all my happiness... Go.... So
I play piano, for my grandma, pose for pictures with the family camera
But if I played piano in a bikini, then everybody would be dyin to see me
And everyone on earth, oh yeah everyone on earth, everyone... we got the old people, young people, everybody! Everyone on earth would come to my show.
Track Name: The Recession Song
RECESSION SONG
I believe in dreams, I believe in life so many different things
I believe its true, that there is someone watching over you.
I believe that there’s power in a simple quiet prayer
I believe you’ll see that there are many reasons to believe
Cause maybe life ain’t handed you no rainbows
and when you smile you really wanna frown
and when you got the world upon your shoulders
I’m telling you don’t be down.
I believe my soul is resting in a hope that makes me whole
I believe you’ll see that there are many reasons to believe
Cause maybe life ain’t handed you no rainbows
and when you smile you really wanna frown
and when you got the world upon your shoulders
I’m telling you don’t be down.
When there’s a reason to be smiling (oh yeah)
a reason to be glad
Just look at all the good things that you have.
Cause maybe life ain’t handed you no rainbows
and when you smile you really wanna frown
and when you got the world upon your shoulders
I’m telling you don’t be down.
You got no no reason I said you don’t... look at all the good things you have...
Track Name: Freedom
FREEDOM
I was a busy child, never was meek and mild, cause, I had way too much to do
My mother said stay away, you’ll find love another day, for now there’s a better life for you.
Now I waited all these days, now what do I wanna say?
I wanna say I found freedom, I wanna say I found me
I wanna say that I love it, I love being free
But something inside me is screaming, to have something more than my goals
Something inside me is saying, I don’t wanna be alone.
You were a handsome boy, young and full of joy
You never stopped long enough to look
The other boys chasing tail, but you didn’t want to fail
So you kept your face stuck in a book.
You waited all these days, now what do you want to say?
You wanna say you found freedom, you wanna say you found you
You wanna say that you love it, but you know it ain’t the truth
Cause something inside you is screaming to have something more than your goals
Something inside you is saying, you don’t wanna be alone.
Just two children making dreams, on top of the world it seems
Their true feelings coming out, as they begin to shout.
I wanna say you complete me, I wanna say that you’re mine.
I don’t care if I got nothin, as long as you’re near me I’m fine.
Cause something inside us is screaming to have something more than our goals
Something inside us is saying, we don’t wanna be alone.
My mother said stay away from men... but I didn’t listen.
Track Name: The Way You Hold Me
THE WAY YOU HOLD ME
How could I imagine this? Here it is, I’ve become that girl
He looks at me, and all eternity could pass before me, while I’m sitting on top of the world.
Its like you read my mind, only heaven makes your kind
You might truly know me, by the way you hold me.
Praying please, I’m on my knees. Let this moment last forever if you will
I could just see the two of us, with the sky falling down we would stand completely still.
Its like you read my mind, only heaven makes your kind
You might truly know me, by the way you hold me.
I know that we’re both scared and slightly unprepared for what may come to pass
Tomorrow isn’t clear but while I have you here, you’re all that I ask... for
Its like you read my mind...
You might truly know me... by the way you hold me.
Track Name: Universe
UNIVERSE
I’m just sitting on the front porch watching the rain fall
Seeing the lightning and feeling the thunder of.... Love
I’m just holding my breath because you got me swimming
under the waterfall of... Love.
And nothing in the universe feels like love
No nothing in the Universe.
I’m just laughing at the thought that I could discover such a lover.. To love
I’m just wishing on a star and praying for sunshine everyday all mine... to love
and nothing in the universe feels like love
No nothing in the universe
And nothing in the universe feels like love
No nothing in the Universe.
I just want you to know that I have been waiting
waiting for someone... to love
the way you look at me now I just can’t explain it
but somehow, somehow I know... that its love.
And nothing in the universe feels like love
No nothing in the Universe.
Track Name: This Dark Night
THIS DARK NIGHT
Wish I could say it’ll go away in a short while
Wish I could come and carry you through this trial
Wish I could say that he loved you dear but he don’t
Wish I could say it gets easier but it won’t
Wish I was wrong
Wish you were right
Wishin there wasn’t such a thing as a lonely night
Wish on a star, wherever you are
But don’t give up yet... you’ve come so far
This Dark night’s just making way for the light
Waiting for him for years you’re hope grew dim
Why can’t he get past his fears and live
Oh, you carried burdens for two so that he’d change his mind
While dying inside for the love you know you’ve got the right to find.
Wish I was wrong
Wish you were right
Wishin there wasn’t such a thing as a lonely night
Wish on a star, wherever you are
But don’t give up yet... you’ve come so far
No now don’t give up yet... you’ve come so far
If you gotta cry then that’s okay
This too shall pass away
If you gotta cry then that’s okay
This too shall pass away.
Wish I was wrong
Wish you were right
Wishin there wasn’t such a thing as a lonely night
Wish on a star, wherever you are
But don’t give up yet... you’ve come so far
No now don’t give up yet... you’ve come so far
This Dark Night is just making way....
ooooo, Making way for the Light,  
ooooo, Making way for the Light,  oooooo
Making way for the Light, ooooh For The Light..
Track Name: Don't Leave Me Hanging
DON’T LEAVE ME HANGING
I remember when we shared everything
nothing seemed to keep us apart
then winter came, its not the same
as when the sun shined
no going back to the start
know that I’m different
Much different than you
But don’t leave me hanging
cold and alone
don’t leave me hanging
on my own.
Everytime I see you at a distance
I tell myself just look away
Hand in hand is what I planned but you won’t hold mine
I just want you to stay
I know that I’m different
Much different than you
But don’t leave me hanging
cold and alone
don’t leave me hanging
don’t leave me hanging
no don’t leave
Its not up to me now
You’ve drawn the line
I want you to listen
You wanna hide
I know its worth fighting for
if you change your mind
Don’t leave me hanging... on my own
Track Name: Near
NEAR
He’s a good man
With a good heart
He’s so patient
understands art
with a wisdom he has attained with time
knows a purity that we fail to find here
That’s why I want him near.
Teaches true love
gives me good rest
He’s enough
and experienced
With a wisdom he has shown well
Speaks in sweet tones
that make me melt... here
Thats why I want him near.
So tell me I’m a fool to let go
of an image that the world has made me know
Tell me why it seems so clear... here
Thats what I want him near.
Hold me closer be my baby
Oh no Sir, there’s no maybe
Thought this through now right
in the days and nights
and I know dear...
thats why I want you
thats why I want you near.
Track Name: Freedom (Acoustic Version)
FREEDOM
I was a busy child, never was meek and mild, cause, I had way too much to do
My mother said stay away, you’ll find love another day, for now there’s a better life for you.
Now I waited all these days, now what do I wanna say?
I wanna say I found freedom, I wanna say I found me
I wanna say that I love it, I love being free
But something inside me is screaming, to have something more than my goals
Something inside me is saying, I don’t wanna be alone.
You were a handsome boy, young and full of joy
You never stopped long enough to look
The other boys chasing tail, but you didn’t want to fail
So you kept your face stuck in a book.
You waited all these days, now what do you want to say?
You wanna say you found freedom, you wanna say you found you
You wanna say that you love it, but you know it ain’t the truth
Cause something inside you is screaming to have something more than your goals
Something inside you is saying, you don’t wanna be alone.
Just two children making dreams, on top of the world it seems
Their true feelings coming out, as they begin to shout.
I wanna say you complete me, I wanna say that you’re mine.
I don’t care if I got nothin, as long as you’re near me I’m fine.
Cause something inside us is screaming to have something more than our goals
Something inside us is saying, we don’t wanna be alone.
My mother said stay away from men... but I didn’t listen.