The Jailbird EP

by Omnia Hegazy

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released September 22, 2011

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Singer/Songwriter, Global Citizen, Cat Lady.

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Track Name: Grace
Cover your face
Before you poison all our souls
Cover your mouth
Before it tells us something we don’t know
Cover your body
For your skin incinerates
The will of weakened men who just might lose their faith


Our heads our full of color inside
Why is it that we should hide
Who ever gave you the right to step on our pride?

What if we stood up right now
And spoke out and sung out loud
What if we all danced with joy
For what we are, would it annoy?
What if we took back our place
In this dying human race
What if we stood side by side
And changed the world with all our grace?

Why don’t you stop yourself
And learn some self restraint
Why should you just be free
While I stay here to suffocate
I’m not an object, but a woman
Don’t you see
It would do you some good
To learn the way to talk to me

Our hearts are full of so many dreams
And so much more that we can achieve
Are you scared you might not be able to compete?

What if we stood up right now
And spoke out and sung out loud
What if we all danced with joy
For what we are, would it annoy?
What if we took back our place
In this dying human race
What if we stood side by side
And changed the world with all our grace?

You can keep on trying to hold us down
Keep us blind and dumb so we won’t figure out
All your sad attempts to take control
Of our bodies, minds, and of our souls

What if we stood up right now
And spoke out and sung out loud
What if we all danced with joy
For what we are, would it annoy?
What if we took back our place
In this dying human race
What if we stood side by side
And changed the world with all our grace?
Track Name: What's Become of Us
Sitting back I watch the world move around me
Circling slowly inside itself
I feel the cycle start to overwhelm me
Watching as it evolves into hell
All these visions of anguish around me
Bruising the beauty that should be life
Knowing all of the things that it could be
Watching it all fall down from the strife

Just look away
Enjoy your day
Don’t dwell on other people’s pain
Just sit there and wait
For better days

Just turn the other cheek
And go with life
It don’t affect you so don’t even try to change the
The harsh reality of what has become
Of our humanity, what’s become of us
What’s become of us?

What becomes of the child on the street with nothing to eat
And nowhere to go
What becomes of the girl getting married
To someone that she don’t even know
What becomes of the man behind bars
Who has not been charged and won’t see a trial
All the families that are torn apart
When war must depart souls into the sky

Just look away
Enjoy your day
Don’t dwell on other people’s pain
Just say a little prayer
For better days

Just turn the other cheek
And go with life
It don’t affect you so don’t even try to change the
The harsh reality of what has become
Of our humanity, what’s become of us
What’s become of us?


Turn off the news
Why would you ruin your good mood
Don’t deal with what lies
Outside of your white picket fence


Just turn the other cheek
And go with life
It don’t affect you so don’t even try to change
The harsh reality of what has become
Of our humanity, what’s become of us
What’s become of us?
Track Name: Read the Sign
You go shrinking my head
Into something that may actually make sense
You laugh at my pretense
Acting tougher than I am
Got me all figured out
Know how I tick, you’ve got me down
Bet you even know how
You’ll get me where you want me baby

Don’t get too close
Or I push you away
Cuz Lord only knows
All the games you can play
Are you having trouble deciphering the sign
I wear on my forehead
To shorten the line
Of cunning deceivers and turpentine
It says stay away, can’t you read, or does that not apply to you
Do I want it to?
Never mind, read the sign

I feel you look in my eyes
But I try not to return the favor
For it would not be wise
To let you see past these walls that I savor
I fear what you would see
If you looked too deep into me
Why you still around
You should be gone right now
While you still can flee

Don’t get too close
Or I push you away
Cuz Lord only knows
All the games you can play
Are you having trouble deciphering the sign
I wear on my forehead
To shorten the line
Of cunning deceivers and turpentine
It says stay away, can’t you read, or does that not apply to you
Do I want it to?
Never mind, read the sign


Does it challenge you to
Try to see through
The front I put up
To weed out the few
That are crazy enough
To go call my bluff
So you called my bluff did you?

Don’t get too close
Or I push you away
Cuz Lord only knows
All the games you can play
Are you having trouble deciphering the sign
I wear on my forehead
To shorten the line
Of cunning deceivers and turpentine
It says stay away, can’t you read, or does that not apply to you?
Do I want it to?
Never mind, read the sign
Track Name: Hide
Look up at the sky as it rains
Do you think that it will wash away
The letters you wear on your face
That scarlet letter A

Hide if you like
Do you think that you can get away
Watch your life
Through the looking glass, nice and safe
Block out anyone who lets you in
They’ll just hurt you, it ain’t worth it
Hide don’t let them find you Hide

Look down at the ground, don’t raise your gaze
You know that you still wear those stains
The time passes by, you’re still left with the shame
Your scarlet cheeks remain

Hide if you like
Do you think that you can get away
Watch your life
Through the looking glass, nice and safe
Block out anyone who lets you in
Hide your pain and put on a grin
Hide, don’t let them find you, Hide

Sing
And they may just know the way you feel
Anything
Is better than having to deal with yourself
Go ahead, go ahead, go ahead and hide

But what if your haven caves in on you?
What if you crawled out of your cocoon?
Hide if you like but what will it do
Let life pass you by, just like a fool

Hide if you like, Hide if you like
Hide if you like
and watch your life pass you by
Hide if you like, Hide if you like
Hide if you like
and watch your life pass you by
Track Name: Jailbird
Dark as the night were his eyes
When I caught his gaze I took a bite
From the forbidden fruit
that never should be taken off the vine
Beautiful crescent moon above me
Over the dunes of my desire
Hovering like a stern reminder of where my temptation lies

My life has changed to color from its hues of black and white
Like heaven's coming down to grace me with its paradise
I'm trying to resist it but I must admit that I'm
Not sure what you have unleashed in me
But when you touch my skin it sets me free
I'm jailbird finally released from prison to take flight

Feeling my body ripe with hunger
Feeling my lips parched by by the thirst
Letting a thrill come over me
As I explore your universe
Something inside me starts to tremble
Yet something else feels oh so right
Feeling my senses rise up to the clouds inside my velvet sky

My life has changed to color from its hues of black and white
Like heaven's coming down to grace me with its paradise
I'm trying to resist it but I must admit that I'm
Not sure what you have unleashed in me
But when you touch my skin it sets me free
I'm jailbird finally released from prison to take flight


Free me from this dark and dreary place
Could you be the one to break these chains?
Be that long awaited drop of rain on my burning, desert day

My life has changed to color from its hues of black and white
Like heaven's coming down to grace me with its paradise
I'm trying to resist it but I must admit that I'm
Not sure what you have unleashed in me
But when you touch my skin it sets me free
I'm jailbird finally released from prison to take flight
Track Name: Change This Place
Stars exploding in the night
Never stop to look up at the sky
See if we’ll grow wings to fly

Many never visualize
Change occurring in their lifetimes
But sons and daughters pay the price

Oh
Rise up now
Oh
Stand up now
Oh
Speak up now
Let’s make them listen

Oh
Sing out now
Oh
Shout out now
Oh
You know how
To change this place up

Take the moon into your hands
Take command and start to change the tides
It will be a sacrifice

They will try to silence you
They will try to take away your rights
Will they win without a fight?

Oh
Rise up now
Oh
Stand up now
Oh
Speak up now
Let’s make them listen

Oh
Sing out now
Oh
Shout out now
Oh
You know how
To change this place up

Society is yours, is yours
Society is yours to defy,
The world, the world, is yours is yours
The world is yours to revolutionize
Yours to revolutionize

Oh
Rise up now
Oh
Stand up now
Oh
Speak up now
Let’s make them listen

Oh
Sing out now
Oh
Shout out now
Oh
You know how
To change this place up