Green Tea

I’ve been in my head so much

I’m getting kind of dizzy

Overthinking this and that

The choices keep me busy 

Running like olympics

Hope to stumble

Hella trippy

Guess that gene ain’t miss me

Talking to myself

No psilocybin but I’m hazy

Been this way so long

I’m convinced that I’m just crazy 

Heard I could get help and I’ve

been thinking bout it lately 

Family say I need some Jesus

Say I’m being lazy

Friends just say I need to turn up

Stop crying like a baby

Cuz talking ‘bout

my issues is a no no

And looking strong is king 

Swinging back and forth

just like a pend’lum

Often thinking “am I just alive,

not really living?”

Searching for the

yellow bricks that lead me 

To the answers of existence 

Oh how my heart has stiffened

From words unwritten

Self-harming indecision

Inner division

Digging myself a grace no kidding

But it’s just my normal day

Ancestors do my bidding

I need a fixing

My angels they be snitching 

With no tongue bitten

So I stop and listen 

To learn a better way

If you let this world will turn you

bitter like a green tea

Wondering where you went wrong

like ya momma and ya aunties

Carr’ing ‘round those hand-me-down weights

‘Cause if you let this world will turn you

bitter like a green tea

Wondering where you went wrong

like ya momma and ya aunties

Free your heart and don’t you wait

If I do the work for myself

Maybe we’ll be free

If I do the work for myself maybe we’ll be free

No more time for la di da

I’ve got to do the deed

Gotta find a way to get us some peace

Lyrics by Jada N.E. Henderson

© 2020

My Time

Welcome to the real World

Life is in the making 

Eye are wide open

To unyielding chances

Standing in my way is

Mirroring  reflections

Filled with distractions 

To ease my mind

Lately I've been feeling a serious low 

Thought I could just sit still and let it go 

Feeling the bottom of a steep plateau

Guess it's time to take control

Cuz I'm so done

Waiting on the sideline

No need for permission

I'm reclaiming my time

Lessons in the real world

What you want go take it

Things steady moving

Forget about your patience

Life isn't waiting

For doubting and debating

Living in the silence 

Won’t ease my mind

Lately I've been hearing a series of no's

This time I can’t sit still and let it go 

Feeling the weight of a mountain load

Guess it's time to take control

Cuz I'm so done

Waiting on the sideline

No need for permission

I'm reclaiming my time

Cuz I'm so done

Waiting on the sideline

No need for permission

I'm reclaiming my time

Lyrics by Ivontae Corbin & Jada N.E. Henderson

© 2019

Doors

Sweet mystery
I'm tempted to see
What it would be like
If I let you inside of me
As cautious as can be
'Cause it could end in misery
With endless possibilities
We'll never know if we don't go

Risk it ready to explore new views
(Risk it all with you)
Opening every door for clues
(Opening every door)
We've got something I'm interested in
Who knows what we could do

It's come clear to me
Crystal clear I can see
You might be the one to
Give me everything I need
Fearful as can be
Gotta let the heart free
To find endless possibilities
To know where this could end for sure

Risk it ready to explore new views
(Risk it all with you)
Opening every door for clues
(Opening every door)
We've got something I'm interested in
Who knows what we could do

I'm overjoyed 'bout falling
I swear
But deep down inside I'm scared
Out of my mind
(My mind)
'Cause I'm 23 and you're 25
And I've had visions of our life
(You might be the one)
I see myself standing by your side
And maybe even being your wife
Let's open up and take flight
'Cause I'm ready to explore

(I will risk it all with you)

Said I want to
Open up every door with you
Ready to leave my past

behind for you
We've got something I'm interested in
Who knows what we could do

Said I'm ready
I'm ready
I'm ready, ready yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah

Who knows what we could be
We could be something
So amazing, baby
Yeah

Lyrics by Jada N.E. Henderson

© 2020

Dont wanna

(Be Alone)

Silence is one thing I loathe
Can’t sit with truths that I know
I know it’s been a while 
Because I blocked you on my telephone 
But I’m calling, hope you don’t mind
If I make you my baggy’s home
Cuz all of this stuff is too much
To carry on my own

I don’t wanna be alone
I don’t wanna be alone
Can’t believe I’m doing this
But my pride is far gone
Really hate to ask this of you
But don’t leave me alone 

Tell me I’ve been on your mind
And maybe that will filter
All the thoughts that are clouding mine
Just looking for a place 
To lay my burdens down for the night
(Just for the night)
Don’t mean to sound desperate but
Please call me when you find the time
(I hope you find the time)
Cuz I just miss your presence
And I know you know the reason why
(Only you know why)

I don’t wanna be alone
I don’t wanna be alone
Can’t believe I’m doing this
But my pride is far gone
Really hate to ask this of you
But don’t leave me alone 

I don’t wanna be alone
Could use a shoulder to cry on
I know it’s been a while
But my pride is far gone
Please just give a damn
And don’t leave me alone

(Only if you want to)

I will admit
Feeling this way
Has made me be irresponsible
I want you even though I don’t need you

Lyrics by Jada N.E. Henderson

© 2020

Georgia

Feeling homesick lately
I’ve been thinking maybe
I can book a one way flight
Back to familiar faces
Comfortable spaces
Where I don’t even have to try
Living dreams imagined
Dying to be old fashioned
And just leave it all behind
Think I’ve finally made up my mind
Decided for myself
Gotta leave cuz going home feels best

Wanna go back to Georgia
(Take me back)
Wanna go back
Wanna go back to Georgia
(Take me back)
Wanna go back
Cuz I can’t stand to stay here

Losing focus lately
Having thoughts of maybe
Giving up to call it quits
Packed all my shit this evening
My midnight train’s soon leaving
And I don’t think that I should miss
Counting all conflictions
Uncompleted missions
Do I dare to try again
Seems I still can’t make up my mind
And I don’t wanna give up yet
But gotta leave cuz going home feels best

Wanna go back to Georgia
(Take me back)
Wanna go back
Wanna go back to Georgia
(Take me back)
Wanna go back
Cuz I can’t stand to stay here

A runaway with no delight
There’s something missing
(There’s something missing
Where can I find it)
Far away from southern skies
That used to hold me
To make a stormy mess of my dreams

Wanna go back to Georgia
(Take me back)
Oh yes I wanna go back
And I think I'll be leaving soon
Wanna go back to Georgia
(Take me back)
Cuz I wanna go back
Wanna go back to…
That’s what I wanna do

Wanna go back to Georgia
(Take me back)
I’m leaving right now
Know it’s too soon
But I don’t know what else to do
I wanna
I wanna
I wanna
Cuz I can’t stand to stay here

Lyrics by Jada N.E. Henderson

© 2020

The City

This is my sentiment
Questioning if being here

is truly fulfilling
I feel like I’m out of bounds
Wanting to know the

meaning of belonging
Pacing with my head hanging down
Circling like a merry-go-round

Wandering around in the city
Wandering around in the city
Wandering around in the city
Wandering around in the city 

Grayscale of cloudy skies
Shadow the way
To hide solid grounds 
(Solid grounds)
Tracing old steps of mine
Searching for remains

of shattered wishes
Voices of so many around
Paying me no mind while

Wandering around in the city
Wandering around in the city
Wandering around in the city
Wandering around in the city (2x)

And I’m getting kind of tired
Searching for home as I’m

Wandering around in the city
Wandering around in the city
Wandering around in the city
Wandering around in the city (2x)

Lyrics by Jada N.E. Henderson

© 2020

Petty


Can I be petty

Let me be petty

She ain't me

What’s gotten into me

Is it my ego

All I’m sayin’ is

I feel the energy

This ain’t a real thing

She’s just a replacement

You say new year and a new thing

It seems like a facade to me

You say that to make

yourself feel complete
Enjoy painting with your

temporary colors

That very soon will fade

It won’t equate

Cuz you’ve erased what we

so sacredly created

Can’t replace it
Can I be petty

Oh I'm so petty

Are you desperate

Am I just crazy

(Am I losing my mind)

And seeing my own things

Or is it really this clear

You settle cuz I’m not near

(You're settling)

Cuz you hate to be lonely

Don’t wanna let your heart breathe

Downgrade cuz you couldn't match me

 Try but you’ll never

find someone like me

Sailing along in your shallow sea

Enjoy painting with your

temporary colors

That very soon will fade

It won’t equate

Cuz you’ve erased what we

so sacredly created

Can’t replace it

 (Everything that we created is dust)

Can’t replace it

Enjoy painting with your

temporary colors

That very soon will fade

It won’t equate

Cuz you’ve erased what we

so sacredly created

(Y-y-y-you should know by now)

Can’t replace it

(You can't replace my love, yeah)
Call me petty

Call me petty

Call me petty

Call me petty

Lyrics by Jada N.E. Henderson

© 2019

To You

(Patience)

I've been creeping crawling

Searching for a light

Running out of breath

Bending over backwards

Kneeling to the sky

Is there anyone left?

I'm just pacing myself

Bracing for the tides

Swimming in the depths

Drowning in my mind

But maybe it's okay 

to walk to the finish line

Cuz I hear a voice say all the time

Patience

I can feel it coming

Moving slowly

Surely you'll hear it

Sweet whispers

Psalms of nirvana

Take my hand and

I’ll do the honor

Patience

Tell me why you ponder

Wearing yourself thin

With the opposition

Focus only on you're wishing

And it will come back to you

I’ve been racing rampant

Looking for a fire

The smoke is in the air

Tip toeing 

making sure the way is right

Then running with no care

(I don't care)

My earth quakes

Shatter shifting overnight

Feel it in my soul

The wait might be kind

(So I’ll be still)

And sing a song 

while I’m waiting by
Patience

I can feel it coming

Moving slowly

Surely you'll hear it

Sweet whispers

Psalms of nirvana

Take my hand and

I’ll do the honor

Patience

Tell me why you ponder

Wearing yourself thin

With the opposition

Focus only on you're wishing

And it will come back to you

Yes

It will come

B-b-b-back

Back to you

(It will come back to you)

If you say what you want

And say it out loud
 

Lyrics by Jada N.E. Henderson & Ivontae Corbin

© 2020

Comfortable

I’m coming back to my senses
All I really need is me
Closing the gates to my magic
No entry without a key
Here I am back to my center
finding the space to relax
Finally here in my solace
Taking the peace back

Sometimes I don’t mind company
But people can be draining
This privacy is needed ‘cause
Nothing feels much better 
Than choosing to be alone
Taking time for yourself 
Acting like you lost your phone
Being self indulgent 
Even though it might feel wrong
Some might call it selfish 
But this feeling’s overdue
There’s no better place for me 
Than in my solitude

I am so comfortable
Sitting alone in my room
Daydreaming

dancing through world anew
Only these four walls know what I do
I love being alone
I really love being alone
Doing whatever I want to do
When I’m alone
In my zone

Don’t get offended
‘Cause I canceled plans
Just decided my best confidant is me
Just wanted noise for distraction
Now I'm filling places no one can complete

Sometimes I don’t mind company
But people drive me crazy
Can’t bare with all the madness
So I forfeit the apparatus
Meant it when I said it
I don't want a rendezvous
If you just don’t get it 
Guess I’ve got to cut you lose
Some might call it selfish
But this feeling's overdue
There’s no better place for me
Than in my solitude

I am most comfortable
Sitting alone in my room
Daydreaming 

dancing through world anew
Only these four walls know what I do
I love being alone
I really love being alone
Doing whatever I want to do
When I’m alone

I am most comfortable
Sitting alone in my room
Daydreaming

dancing through world anew
Only these four walls know what I do
I love being alone
I really love being alone
Doing whatever I want to do
When I’m alone
In my zone

In my zone 
In my zone

Lyrics by Jada N.E. Henderson & Ivontae Corbin

© 2020

Twenty-

Three


Last year I was down

always looking around

At the things I was seeing

wondering “why not me?”  

Spent way too much time

too much energy

Worried 'bout people

who don’t know I’m breathing

Overthinking little shit

all in my head

Constantly the death of me

 like overkill

A little too numb to feel

Wasting my younger days

Lately I been feeling

like a change must come

Moving onto brighter

from those darker days

Use em as a lesson

all the hurt and pain

Doing what I can

to never live it again

On the 23rd you know

I’m turning 23

Gotta take advantage

of this high energy

Manifesting all of my dreams

Watch them come along
One year older

A couple heart aches stronger

23 might be my lucky number

So I'mma leave it all in the past
One year older

A couple heart aches stronger

23 might be my lucky number

So I'mma leave it all in the past
Last year I felt stuck

in all my crazy ways

Felt as though my sanity

was taken away

Riding wild emotions

like merry-go-rounds

Treated like a fraction

Breaking myself down

Doubting all my greatness when

I knew it was no good for me

Uh huh (uh huh)

 Lately I’ve been loving

all the change I see

Think that I’m becoming

who I wanna be

Got a little peace of mind

 I’m healing scars

Still got some work to do

This heart’s my job

On the 23rd I’m turning 23

Gotta take advantage

of this high energy

And manifest all that I want to see

Watch it as it comes

One year older

A couple heart aches stronger

23 might be my lucky number

So I'mma leave it all in the past

One year older

A couple heart aches stronger

23 might be my lucky number

So I'mma leave it all in the past

I'mma leave it all in the past

I'mma leave it all in the past

Lyrics by Jada N.E. Henderson

© 2019