Time Out

from by Cheryl B. Engelhardt

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A chill song to make you happy.

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Sitting in my car, waiting for the rain to stop
though I’m soaking wet.
I’m fine watching the leaves laugh.
If I don’t move, maybe they won’t see me.
I’ll melt into the rain
somewhere in New York, Tennessee or Maine.

I’m taking a time out
to regroup with my dreams,
taking a vacation from the bright lights
and everything that they mean
I’m taking a time out for me.

I’m exploring the space between
second hand ticks and minute hand tocks.
And somewhere in there our eyes locked.
I’ve come with you this far
now I’ve got the key, need to start the car.

I’m taking a time out
to regroup with my dreams,
taking a vacation from the bright lights
and everything that they mean
I’m taking a time out.

Nothing’s making me want to leave
nothing’s making me stay.
I’ve got the voice to make the choice
and it’ll be okay.

Oh the things I find when I’m not looking,
and they trick me (though not against my will)
to sit here while the rain passes,
perfectly still.

I’m taking a time out
to regroup with my dreams,
taking a vacation from the bright lights
and everything that they mean
I’m taking a time out for me.
Let’s take a time out
to regroup with our dreams,
take a vacation from the bright lights
and everything they mean
I’m taking a time out for you and me.
A time out for me.

Sitting my car waiting for the rain to stop.

credits

from One Up, released May 17, 2011
Written by Cheryl B. Engelhardt and Frank Gagliardi
Piano and vocals by Cheryl B. Engelhardt
Drums by Josh Dion
Guitar and bass by Frank Gagliardi
Keyboards, tracking and production by J. Chris Griffin (www.syntheticmess.com)
Photograph by Stephanie Staidle (www.snsimages.com)

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Cheryl B. Engelhardt New York, New York

Cheryl is a composer and songwriter. She is the composer and author of “Luminary” - music and affirmations for mindfulness, focus, and growth. The New Yorker received degrees in Biology and in Music from Cornell University, studied orchestration at Juilliard, then began her tenure as a composer for films, ads, theater, and choirs, as well as a touring pop recording artist. ... more

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