Sweet Insanity

by Erona

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released April 18, 2004

Vocals-Jessica Santaferraro
EVERYTHING else-Randy Reeman

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Erona Los Angeles, California

Music has never been a stranger to Erona. It began as a choir solo with 300 back up singers at age of 10 and she has not stopped since. Though influenced by artists like Billie Holiday, Janis Ian, Jeff Buckley, and Paula Cole, music, to her, was no longer about telling someone else's story, but rather living her own. A soulful song or a deep blues groove allow her to share her stories this far. ... more

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Track Name: Stay
Stay

Am I seeking a false sense of security?
I feel you when you are miles away
As I battle to liven up my reality
I want you here but I won’t beg you to stay
I wandered away as I longed for the day
And now that it’s here I just wanted to say

Is is so wrong to want you? Would I be bad to need you?
I’m throwing my heart on the line
Take it, but treat it kind, feed it, no flowers or wine needed
Just your hand in mine…and

Gently I will lead you straight into my soul
Taking half of yours with me to finally make mine whole
Run now if this all scares you, run straight into the sun
But stay here because I need you, stay, my only one

Was I too numb to face it? Am I too young to chase it?
I waited for some kind of sign, stopped when I read your decline
Left with my heart and this string
My fault, I should have told you one thing

I know you were the one I was supposed to meet
Stuck wandering in the back of my mind
Until you made me trip on my own two feet
I was roaming aimlessly searching for your kind
I could have run away, or walked away, or turned and been discreet
But then I would have never known what a man could really do to me

Oh I want to lead you straight into my soul
Take half of yours with me and finally make mine whole
Run now if this all scares you, run straight into the sun
But stay here because I need you, stay, my only one

If I am wrong I’ll leave it, But should I go when I feel it?
Thoughts flow and you’re on my mind, blink then it’s you that I find
Right here like you knew where I’d be
Who knew I just wished you to me, come here baby……and

Gently I will lead you straight into my soul
Taking half of yours with me to finally make mine whole
Run now if this all scares you, run straight into the sun
But stay here cause I need you, stay, my only one
Track Name: Back to Me
Back to Me


My head is in shambles, my heart has been shred
My love has up and left me but I still believe what he said
“ Baby you’ve got to be strong”, well I try to be tough
But the demons in my pockets won’t let up

So, I’ll watch the sunset without you
I’ll kiss the moonlight goodnight instead
I’ll dream and wake in my own room
But I will carry your heart with me
Until I find my way back to you
Your way back to me

I’m drowning in my world of dried up tears
Fighting in the ring with my stupid, useless fears
I want you to knock me out, to mow me over with your love
But it’s cold and its silent only rain from up above

Oh, I thought this was
A risk worthy taking, the price worth paying
But the check it never came
And all this shit is still the same

So, I’ll watch the sunset without you
I’ll kiss the moonlight goodnight instead
I’ll dream and wake in my own room
But I will carry your heart with me
Until I find my way back to you
Your way back to me
Track Name: Ode to the Tide
Ode to the Tide


Rusted river, silence disappears
Sleepless motion, gliding through the years
I can walk on your water, sink through your sand
Clap in your thunder and bleed through your damn

The tide is high and my pulse is low
You bring me down to a place I rarely go
My solace in my struggles, my temperamental release
My cage when I’m rattled, my constant source of peace

Tired ocean, falling in your dream
Strange devotion, she crawls back to you desperately
You rise and she crumbles, she’s infinitely in demand
You will shake her and break her and still she follows your commands

The tide is high and my pulse is low
You bring me down to a place I rarely go
My solace in my struggles, my temperamental release
My cage when I’m rattled, my constant source of peace

Tainted waters, cursed by the ones in need
Can’t imagine, feeling what you grieve
I ache and you feed me, repenting for this cause
I will use you and choose you when I am lost and you’re found

The tide is high and my pulse is low
You bring me down to a place I rarely go
My solace in my struggles, my temperamental release
My cage when I’m rattled, my constant source of peace
Track Name: Sweet Insanity
Sweet Insanity


I walked away uncertain of what tomorrow would leave behind
You closed the door, I wanted more
This strange new, this strange place
I swallow tears and follow fears and seal my own twisted fate

It would be so simple, if the path I, I always knew
Walk on and on in my travels
With nothing more to find but the truth
Time would tick on with no one to notice but me

Sweet insanity, music plays in my ears
Painful clarity, words won’t soothe my fears
I want out, I want out, I want out
Oh no, set me free from all this doubt

If I have to crawl with my hands full to get to the end, I will
If I have to cry till my eyes dry out to start it again, I will

It’s not as though I’ve lost my way, I’ve been here many times before
Something’s just got to go right now
Cause it’s been wrong for way too long
I’ll shed my skin to start anew but the naked truth would just beg to let me be

Sweet insanity, music plays in my ears
Painful clarity, words won’t soothe my fears
I want out, I want out, I want out
Oh no, set me free from all this doubt
Track Name: Momma Teach Me
Momma Teach Me


I spent a lonely day inside my head
It took me far too long to get myself out of bed
I wondered where am I, who am I, am I in the right place
So I called you up, so you could set me straight

It was hard to find the words through the endless tears
But you listened patiently to all of your far gone fears
I was trapped in time, it filled my mind, with doubtful worries and regret
Oh, I begged you please, get me out of this self-inflicted mess

Momma teach me how to fly, down this road you’ve already gone by
Momma teach me how to play, with these boys who always run away
Momma teach me how to roam, show me how to be
Momma teach me how to be alone

You had been there years before, you came with just a friend
Left behind your family, a few Hail Mary’s, amen
It was different then, that’s all you said, no excuses, no running home
It was time to live this life, make the journey, be alone

Momma teach me how to fly, down this road you’ve already gone by
Momma teach me how to play, with these boys who always run away
Momma teach me how to roam, show me how to be
Momma teach me how to be alone

I’m walking where your feet were, but I’m losing my footing
I think I lost sight of your light, it’s time to figure out what I’m doing
End up where I’m going, walk in without knowing
A soul

Momma teach me how to fly, down this road you’ve already gone by
Momma teach me how to play, with these boys who always run away
Momma teach me how to roam, show me how to be
Momma teach me how to be alone
Track Name: Note to Self
Note to Self


This is a note to myself on the ways of this path that I’ve laid
No more sorrow filled songs
No more of the hate or the pity I’ve gained
No more time spent on fooled love
No more dreaming of things left unseen

Sun will keep shining whether I soak it up or not
Moon will keep cycling even if I don’t look up
I can lie in my comfort, sheltered completely
Or leap into the ocean and set my soul free

I want to swim through the river of surrender
I want to lie with my secrets by my side
If I could just fight that fight and then remember
Where that little girl went, the one that never cried

No more, hiding my fears, no more
No more, holding back the tears, no more

Heat will keep rising if I keep on my clothes or not
Cold will keep biting even if I cover up
I can hide in my own world naked discreetly
Or run through these glass doors and cut myself free

I want to swim through the river of surrender
I want to lie with my secrets by my side
If I could just fight that fight and then remember
Where all those little dreams went, the ones that never died

Note to self, spend more time alone
Note to self, keep the friends that you keep close by
Note to self, live what you love, love all that you live
Note to self