Random Thoughts

by Natalie Brown

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The long-awaited Sophomore release by singer/songwriter Natalie Brown features soulful Pop compositions that experiment with a variety of thematic and musical thoughts.

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released January 30, 2009

All songs written by Natalie Brown & Jeremy Rwakaara + All lead & background vocal sweetness by Natalie Brown + Keyboard & drum programming, recording, mixing & mastering by Jeremy Rwakaara at Studio 302 Toronto, Ontario CANADA & Gaithersburg, Maryland USA www.studio302.com + Produced by Jeremy Rwakaara for Zikki Productions
Visit Natalie on the web at:
www.natalie-brown.com
www.twitter.com/Natalie_Brown

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Natalie Brown Kampala, Uganda

Born in Canada, Natalie Brown‘s passion for music was nurtured from a young age by her involvement in theater, gospel music, creative writing and local session work as a vocalist and writer. With a substantial body of recorded work behind her in addition to this latest release, Natalie is now living in Africa and sharing her adventures via her weekly Vlog on YouTube. Click the YouTube link below. ... more

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Track Name: It's A Beautiful Day
It’s A Beautiful Day

(N. Brown /J. Rwakaara)
© Copyright 2008 natfunk music BMI / Zikki Publishing ASCAP

V1
Today is a new day
I’m waving goodbye to yesterday
I’m summoning all the good vibes my way
I’m basking in the warmth of the sun rays today

CHORUS
La La La it’s a beautiful day
Things are going my way
Nothings’s gonna bring me down
La La La it’s a beautiful day
And I’m singin away
Cuz it’s a beautiful day

V2
The wind is in my face
I feel so alive being in this place
Surrounded by a positive embrace
I’m taking this ride at my own pace today

CHORUS
La La La it’s a beautiful day
Things are going my way
Nothings’s gonna bring me down
La La La it’s a beautiful day
And I’m singin away
Cuz it’s a beautiful day

BRIDGE
It’s a beautiful day
I’m attracting all the things I want
Things are going my way
Feeling all my power in the now
It’s a beautiful day
I’m connected to the source of life
Things are going my way
Track Name: Things That You Do
Things That You Do

(J. Rwakaara/N. Brown)
© copyright 2002 natfunk music BMI / Zikki Publishing ASCAP

V1
The rose you bring
That little thing
That makes me sing
So glad you’re mine

Your crazy ways
Color my days
Take me away
Oh what a ride

Your naughty talk
Strikes up a spark
Cuts through the dark
You turn me on

You turn my frown
Make silly sounds
Act like a clown
Dark days are gone

Pre-Chorus:
All the little things you do
Way you walk, way you talk
Baby by you I am moved
You make my life a dream come true
Wanna be, wanna see
Wanna live my life with you

Chorus:
Funny things
Silly things
Strange things
That you do
Crazy things
Kind things
Naughty things
That you do (X2)

V2
Fulfill my needs
Are what you seem
Say what you mean
Speak honestly

You don’t complicate
Insinuate
Things that you hate
You’re straight with me

Strange things you do
Draw me to you
Make you my boo
You’re so sublime

You wake me up
Hot coffee cup
Cream on the top
You are divine

Pre-Chorus:
All the little things you do
Way you walk, way you talk
Baby by you I am moved
You make my life a dream come true
Wanna be, wanna see
Wanna live my life with you

Chorus Repeat
Track Name: You're Mysterious
You’re Mysterious

(N. Brown /J. Rwakaara)
© Copyright 2008 natfunk music BMI / Zikki Publishing ASCAP

Verse 1
You’re mysterious
I wonder what’s behind your smile
I wish that you would stay sometime
Ooooh, Ooooh
It would be so nice
You’re mysterious
A shadow in my dreams, sublime
A misty rain that falls so fine
Oooooh, Oooooh
Caressing me

Chorus
Will you let me inside
Be a part of your life
And your light
Let’s begin
We could write our own song
Make the melody strong
We belong
Let me in

Verse 2
You’re mysterious
I wonder if I catch your eye
And do you even notice when I smile
At you
As you walk on by
It’s mysterious
This feeling that you’re part of me
A glimpse of what our love could be
If we
Were together
Track Name: Hold Your Head Up High
Hold Your Head Up High

(N. Brown /J. Rwakaara)
© Copyright 2008 natfunk music BMI / Zikki Publishing ASCAP

V1
It’s not the way you thought that it should be You did not win
It feels like there’s no light, no
A different ending you could not foresee
It dragged you in, oh yes it did

Pre-Chorus
You’ve lost your way
A steep price to pay
Strength should prevail
There’s always tomorrow
A new day will follow
Chorus

So hold your head up high
So hold your head up high
V2 You’ve got to play the hand that you’re given You can’t complain
You move on, stay strong, yeah
You make the path that leads to your heaven It’s not in vain, life’s lessons learned

Pre-Chorus
You’ll find your way
That price you’ll pay
Strength will prevail
A new day’s tomorrow
And others will follow

Chorus
So hold your head up high
So hold your head up high

BRIDGE
You gotta hold your head up high
It will be alright
Oh yes it will
Cuz all you can do is try
You got to dry your eyes
(Wake up, wake up, wake up, wake up, get up, get up, get up, get up, get up)
Chorus So hold your head up high
So hold your head up high
Track Name: How I Love 2 Luv U
How I Love 2 Luv U

(N. Brown /J. Rwakaara)
© Copyright 2008 natfunk music BMI / Zikki Publishing ASCAP

V1
I wanna write you a letter
To say what’s on my mind, for the next
Time we’re together, oh baby
It’s gonna be a night to remember
A ride you won’t forget, I’ll give you some
Spice and some sugar, oh baby

CHORUS
Ooooh how I love 2 luv u baby
Ooooh how I love 2 love you
Ooooh how I love 2 luv u baby
Ooooh how I love 2 love you

V2
Why don’t you just save me some time
So I don’t have to write this, I wish you could
Read my mind, and just come over
I’m burning deep down inside
And only you can relieve this, so baby lets
Make a plan, come on over
Track Name: Queen Of Me
Queen of Me

(J. Rwakaara/N. Brown)
© Copyright 2003 natfunk music BMI / Zikki Publishing ASCAP

V1
She said, “9 to 5’s the way to make a living
Quit your dreaming, stop your scheming.”
He said, “95 pounds and you would be perfect
It would be worth it…” oooh and
You said, “if you wanna get ahead
Come on over, share my bed,
I can make it happen”
They said, “you gotta watch what you say
Choose your words carefully”
But I won’t listen, cuz I…

Chorus:
Do what I wanna do
Say what I wanna say
Play how I wanna play
I am the Queen of me (X2)

V2
Sticks and stones may break my bones
But words will never hurt me
I’ve heard all the rumors
They have spread about me
Not conforming… uh-oh and
I’ve seen what can happen to your dreams
If you follow the main stream
Without question
I’ve gone through out much of my life
Listening to the voice inside
And it tells me that I gotta do…

Bridge:
I gotta do what I please
I ain’t gonna hurt nobody
Cuz I live consciously
I am the Queen of me
And I live my life free
Track Name: Come Closer
Come Closer

(N. Brown /J. Rwakaara)
© Copyright 2008 natfunk music BMI / Zikki Publishing ASCAP

V1
Have you heard the news today?
There’s just so many problems
It’s a shame what some people will say
That you’re different from me
And so we cannot solve them
CHORUS
Look at me look at you
There’s a difference you see
But it don’t even matter
Where you’re from
Where I’m born
We all wanna be free
We got to come closer

V2
Don’t you know when you’re all alone
It seems like there’s a mountain to climb
On our own divided we fall
So united we stand as we drink
From the fountain of life

CHORUS
Look at me look at you
There’s a difference you see
But it don’t even matter
Where you’re from
Where I’m born
We all wanna be free
We got to come closer

BRIDGE
And so let’s go
Down to the place
Where we all show
The world that together
We can all flow
As one people we can all grow
We’ve got to come closer

CHORUS
Look at me look at you
There’s a difference you see
But it don’t even matter
Where you’re from
Where I’m born
We all wanna be free
We got to come closer
Track Name: Around The World
Around The World

(N. Brown /J. Rwakaara)
© Copyright 2008 natfunk music BMI / Zikki Publishing ASCAP

V1
Pack your bags let’s get away
I’m in the mood to leave today
Don’t you worry ‘bout the rent and all the bills
Cuz they’ve been paid
Tell your boss that you’re on leave
Call your friends and family
Hold the mail
And change the message on your voice mail
We’ll be gone for quite some time
Lots of places we can fly
People everywhere will see
Our message written in the sky
You’re all work and I’m all play
Why don’t we just meet half way
Pack your bags, I want to leave today

CHORUS
I wanna rock around the world
Take you on a carpet ride
No need to rush, let’s take our time
Unwind, to the beat of life

V2
Chocolate San Francisco treats
We’ll be dancing in the streets
Make our way to Mardi Gras and funky Blues in New Orleans
Rio’s Sugarloaf we’ll climb
Listen to the Big Ben chime
Ride the ferry, cross the channel with Parisian Pantomimes
Travel to the Taj Mahal
See the wonders of Nepal
Listen to the roaring thunder of the waters of the Nile
Barrel down Niagara Falls
In Ibiza lose control
Pack your bags, I want to leave today

CHORUS
I wanna rock around the world
Take you on a carpet ride
No need to rush, let’s take our time
Unwind, to the beat of life

BRIDGE
Let’s rock around the world
And roll together
eh-eh, eh-eh, eh-eh-eh-eh
We’ll rock around the world
And roll together
eh-eh, eh-eh, eh-eh-eh-eh

V3
We’ll have all that we need
It will be you and me
And the places we’ll see
There’ll be treasures to find
In the sparkling sky
We’ll fulfill our desires
Let your spirit fly free
There’s no place we can’t be
We’ll do more than sightsee
Life’s a journey we should take
Lots of memories we’ll make
Pack your bags, I want to leave today

CHORUS
I wanna rock around the world
Take you on a carpet ride
No need to rush, let’s take our time
Unwind, to the beat of life
Track Name: I Knew You Were The One
I Knew You Were the One

(N. Brown /J. Rwakaara)
© Copyright 2008 natfunk music BMI / Zikki Publishing ASCAP

V1
I’ve loved you since the day your eyes met mine
But I didn’t even know it at the time
And now I’m here in your arms
I took a chance and walked through the open door
And every day since then I’ve loved you more
Cuz you bring me joy and I’ll never let go

CHORUS
I knew you were the one
When I looked at that picture taken from
that place, soaking in the sun
Was the moment I knew you were the one

V2
You were the one that was always by my side
And you always found a way to make me smile
And it was you that was always standing by
And I know I’ve told you many times before
That I’ve found a love that’s truly touched my soul
And that’s for sure
I’ve always known

CHORUS
I knew you were the one
When I looked at that picture taken from
that place, soaking in the sun
Was the moment I knew you were the one
Track Name: Let's Just Waste Some Time
Let’s Just Waste Some Time

(N. Brown /J. Rwakaara)
© Copyright 2008 natfunk music BMI / Zikki Publishing ASCAP

Verse 1

Morning sunshine paints the sky
The night’s a lingering goodbye
And I’m so glad we got away
From the same old day-to-day
Making footsteps in the sand, me and you
As we gather scattered seashells
Touched by morning dew, oh-oh-oh-oh-oh….

Chorus:
Let’s just waste some time today
Let’s just stay away
From the world today
Let’s just leave the world behind
Let’s just waste some time
Baby, let’s unwind

Verse 2

Far away from prying eyes
The ocean bears its cool surprise
We’re basking in this perfect day
Until the moon lights up our way
As we’re walking hand in hand, me and you
There’s a feeling that this moment
Is a dream come true

Chorus:
Oh, Let’s…
Let’s just waste some time today
Let’s just stay away
From the world today
Let’s just leave the world behind
Let’s just waste some time
Baby, let’s unwind (X2)
Track Name: What's Going On Next Door?
What’s Going On Next Door?

(N. Brown /J. Rwakaara)
© Copyright 2008 natfunk music BMI / Zikki Publishing ASCAP

V1
Here I go again
Covering my ears so I don’t hear it
(What a doggone shame)
Time and time again
I close my eyes
So I don’t see it
(It just feels insane)
But I wanna know

CHORUS
What’s goin’ on next door?
It’s hard to tell for sure
It’s not my business, no
What should I do?
What if that’s me next door?
Would I want you to know?
If I was hurting so
What should you do?

V2
It’s no concern of mine
But I could be mistaken
(It’s a chance I’ll take)
There might come a time
When it’s too late
Someone’s forsaken
(It’s a sad mistake)
Still, I wanna know

CHORUS
What’s goin’ on next door?
It’s hard to tell for sure
It’s not my business, no
What should I do?
What if that’s me next door?
Would I want you to know?
If I was hurting so
What should you do?

BRIDGE
I need to know if I’m responsible for
My neighbor, or a stranger
But if I wait, it might be to late
For an answer
Wake up people this has got to STOP

CHORUS
What’s goin’ on next door?
It’s hard to tell for sure
It’s not my business, no
What should I do?
What if that’s me next door?
Would I want you to know?
If I was hurting so
What should you do?
Track Name: I Wonder
I Wonder

(J. Rwakaara/N. Brown)
© copyright 2002 natfunk music BMI / Zikki Publishing ASCAP

V1
She looked cold and she shivered
Even though the sun was shining down
Life, it roared on despite her
But she couldn’t even hear the sound
I could tell by the wrinkled lines
Like a map criss-crossing her face
She had seen much and I wondered
What had brought her here to this place

Pre-chorus1:
It’s amazing what this life can put you through
Yes it is
There’s a choice to make in all the things you do

Chorus:
I wonder what brought her to this place
Is it memories gone without a trace
Seems as though she’s lost in time and space
I wonder

V2
She just stared straight ahead
Like she was trying to concentrate
Maybe if she could focus
She would open her memory floodgate
Something strange seemed to possess her
And it would not let her go
Searching deep down inside her
To find a feeling she had once known

Pre-Chorus2:
And I wonder what this life has put her through
Yes I do
And I wish that there was something I could do for her

Chorus Out
I wonder what brought her to this place
Is it memories gone without a trace
Seems as though she’s lost in time and space
I wonder
Track Name: Leaves Are Turning
Leaves Are Turning

(J. Rwakaara/N. Brown)
© copyright 2002 natfunk music BMI / Zikki Publishing ASCAP

V1
Love came
Soft as a breeze in May
It was whispering my name
Moons came
Lighting the season’s change
To a secret shore, we sailed away
And now

Chorus:
Leaves are turning once again
Here we are at summer’s end
Wading through the tides of time
Another season comes and goes
Leaves once green will turn to gold
Time won’t break the tie that binds

V2
One mind
When two hearts and souls combine
Brought together by a sacred tie
Sweet wine
I taste when your lips touch mine
Each sip I take gets better with time

Chorus

Bridge:
Oh oh oh, oh oh oh, oh oh oh, oh
Oh oh oh, oh oh oh, oh oh oh, oh
Leaves are turning once again
Here we are at summer’s end
Wading through the tides of time
Leaves are turning once again
Another season comes and goes
Leaves once green will turn to gold
Time won’t break the tie that binds
Leaves are turning once again