Extraordinary Girls

by Helen Robertson ~ Valerie Cox

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This album is a true trans-Atlantic production. Val lives in Texas. Helen in England. After meeting and collaborating on several songs during FAWM, they came to realize that musically, they live on the same street. The natural conclusion was to make an album together. Song files were independently created in Texas and London, bounced back and forth across the ocean, and eventually formed into a 13 track album called Extraordinary Girls.

So what happens when two extraordinary chick musicians decide to make some noise? Listen and find out.

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released January 18, 2013

Helen Robertson - Vocals, Bass, Songwriter, Producer
Val Cox - Vocals, Guitars, Songwriter, Producer, Mixer

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Track Name: Make Some Noise
Don't care what you say; I just want you to say it LOUD
What it means doesn't matter as much as how it sounds
Can't dance when it's quiet, need to turn it up
Then we dance, dance 'til we drop
And it's not about the moves, it's about having fun
If you've got two left feet, it's not a problem
So won't you join in with me
And make some noise


'Cause we've got the time and we're going to make some
We wanna dance, so we're going to make some
We've got the voice so we're going to make some noise
Make some noise


Forget all your worries and feel the music
You want to lose control, this is where to do it
Jump around, move your feet, throw your arms up
Keep it going, keep it going, never let up
Call all your friends, tell them this is where you'll be
And get your dancing shoes to put on your dancing feet
There's a band over there say they're going
To make some noise


'Cause we've got the time and we're going to make some
We wanna dance, so we're going to make some
We've got the voice so we're going to make some noise
Make some noise


Gonna gonna gonna gonna gonna make some...


'Cause we've got the time and we're going to make some
We wanna dance, so we're going to make some
We've got the voice so we're going to make some noise
Make some noise
We've got guitars and we're going to make some
We've got the drums and we're going to make some
We've got the voice so we're going to make some noise
Make some noise
Track Name: Wanna Be Your Girlfriend
I bet a million stars couldn't shine as bright as you
I bet a million dollars what I just said is true
I bet that line will get me at least through the door
But I'm hoping it will get me that and much more

I know I kinda sound like a dude
Running these cheesy lines past you
I hope you don't think I'm too crude
But I want to

CHORUS
Wanna be
Wanna be your girlfriend
Wanna be
Wanna be your girlfriend
Wanna be
Wanna be your girlfriend
Yeah it's true
I really want you

I've studied every angle so I would know the deal
You like blue and blondes and brains, trucks, and Ferris wheels
You don't like green, or garlic, or curls, or waiting in long lines
But on a thing or two I hope I can change your mind

I know I'm not tall or blonde
But I'm gonna work it til you respond
The reason why I'm telling you
Is cause I want to

CHORUS
Wanna be
Wanna be your girlfriend
Wanna be
Wanna be your girlfriend
Wanna be
Wanna be your girlfriend
Yeah it's true
I really want you

Tell me if I'm wrong, but I feel a strange connection
Gonna be hard to move on if I have to face rejection


CHORUS
Wanna be
Wanna be your girlfriend
Wanna be
Wanna be your girlfriend
Wanna be
Wanna be your girlfriend
Yeah it's true
I really want to

Wanna be
Wanna be your girlfriend
Wanna be
Wanna be your girlfriend
Wanna be
Wanna be your girlfriend
Yeah it's true
I really want you
Track Name: Never Wanna Be
You see me coming and
You turn away then
I ask you why and
You can't look at me
You can't look at me

CH
And oh, you say that everything, everything changes and
Oh, you say you never wanna be
Never wanna be like me

I ask you to stay the night
I don't want to be alone
You mutter some excuse
And then you tell me
And then you tell me

CH
And oh, you say that everything, everything changes and
Oh, you say you never wanna be
Never wanna be like me



It's too late to tell me that
It's too late to take it back
It's too late to talk about trust
It's too late to change your mind
It's too late to tell me that
It's too late to take it back
It's too late
It's too late

CH
And oh, you say that everything, everything changes and
Oh, you say you never wanna be
Oh, you say that everything, and everyone changes and
Oh, you say you never wanna be
Never wanna be like me
Track Name: Superstar
Hard not let them kick you when you're down
Hard to stop the punches when you're lying on the ground
You need to stand up tall and watch them run and hide
Your self-respect is worth more than they are, baby

You're going to fly out of the shadows
You're going to be queen of all you see
Pick it up, my darling
Take a tip from me
Don't you know that you are my superstar

I will give you a hand, if you will take it from me
You can lean on me 'til you can stand on your own two feet
You will bounce right back, it's just a matter of time
Your inspiration flows further than you could ever know

You're going to fly out of the shadows
You're going to be queen of all you see
Pick it up, my darling
Take a trip with me
Don't you know that you are my superstar
Track Name: Run Away With Me
Run away with me
Run away with me

We always said we'd like to see the clear, blue ocean
The only things stopping our dream are the laws of motion
And the fact that we seem to lack ambition
That's why I am bringing you this proposition

Run away with me
Run away with me


We always said we'd like to leave to a deserted island
And live there just us you & me where no one would find us
I know that's a crazy kind of dream, but it sounds delicious
And don't you think we need to be a little more ambitious

Run away with me
Run away with me

We could stop wishing on 4 leaf clovers
Wipe the slate clean and start all over
Find us new jobs that we're not qualified for
And live the way we wanna not like how we did before

Run away with me
Run away with me
Run away with me
Run away with me
Run away with me
Run away with me

We always said we'd like to see
The clear blue ocean
Track Name: Extraordinary Girls
Two kids, one dog, one ring
Nothing wrong with that dream, but
I never fantasized about my pure white wedding
I never stuffed a pillow
To see how I'd look prego
I never set my sights on living with Apollo

I always thought I might be more than ordinary
In fact I thought I might just be extraordinary

I see me living free
And I see me and you
Living like we
Always wanted to
Being extraordinary girls

I know a lot of girls
Whose husbands are their worlds
They love to play house and wear little white pearls
I would not hesitate
To argue or debate
That they feel great living in such a happy state

I always thought that might be a little boring
In fact I think I'd like to be a little more exploring

I see me living free
And I see me and you
Living like we
Always wanted to
Being extraordinary girls

Extraordinary
Strong and smart and on our own
Nothing wrong with trying to be
Like yourself not just anyone


They say it goes tick tock
I must not have a clock
I've never had the urge to get myself knocked up
Can't be the only one
Who's marching to this drum
I never wanted to hear kids calling me Mom

Some people think that's just crazy and out of the ordinary
But I think girls like me are extraordinary

I see me living free
And I see me and you
Living like we
Always wanted to
Just being ourselves
Living like no one else
Just being extraordinary girls
Track Name: Crush Me
I know what you're gonna do
I might as well just tell you
Crush me, crush me
Babe you're gonna love me

I know you've been digging me
I've seen you looking baby
Crush me, crush me
Anyway you want me


CH
Crush me, crush me
Babe you're gonna love me
Thrill me, thrill me
Girl you're gonna kill me
Crush me, crush me
Babe you're gonna love me
Thrill me, thrill me
Crush me

I feel it coming baby
I know you're gonna drive me crazy
Crush me, crush me
Tell me how you want me

CH
Crush me, crush me
Babe you're gonna love me
Thrill me, thrill me
Girl you're gonna kill me
Crush me, crush me
Babe you're gonna love me
Thrill me, thrill me
Crush me

I know the wait is killing you
I confess it's killing me too
Crush me, crush me
Anyway you want me

CH
Crush me, crush me
Babe you're gonna love me
Thrill me, thrill me
Girl you're gonna kill me
Crush me, crush me
Babe you're gonna love me
Thrill me, thrill me
Crush me

CH
Crush me, crush me
Babe you're gonna love me
Thrill me, thrill me
Girl you're gonna kill me
Crush me, crush me
Babe you're gonna love me
Thrill me, thrill me
Crush me
Track Name: What Is It That You Need
I’m not strong and I’m not brave
I’m not kind and I’m not pure
I’m not true and I’m not your hero
I’m not good enough for you
Not good enough for you

Uuuuuu...Ohhhh....

You say you always wanted something else
Well, what do you want from me?
You say you always wanted something else
Well, what do you want from me?
What is it that you need?

You are my guide; you are my mentor
You always bring out the best in me
You bring out the best in me

Uuuuuu...Ohhhh....

You say you always wanted something else
Well, what do you want from me?
You say you always wanted something else
Well, what do you want from me?
What is it that you need?

Give me your strength; give me your courage
Give me a hand that I can hold
A hand that I can hold onto

Uuuuuu... Ohhhh...

You say you always wanted something else
Well, what do you want from me?
You say you always wanted something else
Well, what do you want from me?
What is it that you need?
Track Name: So Wrong
I knew when I first saw you; the way that you could draw me in
Make me feel
Could be some big mistake; a little complicated
Oh so wrong

And I
want you
And I want you


Your sweet voice makes me shiver; I can't help but give
Myself to you
Your burning eyes ignite me; your touch electrifies
But it's oh so wrong

And I
want you
And I want you


And I try to fight it and I try do right and try to be a better women than I am
I try not to be weak and not to give in and I try not to let you into my head
But you're driving me crazy; I don't know if you even mean all the things that you say
Can't help but feeling it means more to me than it ever could to you

And I
want you
And I want you....
Track Name: Wring Me Out
Wring me out
And hang me dry
Wring me out
And hang me dry

Why should I be mad
Why should I be sad
Why should I expect more from you
When this is what you always do

Wring me out
And hang me dry

Why should I ever cry
Why should I even try
Why should I think you might stop using me
If you give me salt every time I'm thirsty

I may not be here when you come back for me
I may not be here when you come back for me
I will cry, but I will not fear you, will not fear you
I will try to be strong

Wring me out
And hang me dry

Why should I give you more
Why should I be the one who hits the floor
Why should I have to submit
When you don't respect me one single bit

Wring me out
And hang me dry
Track Name: Nobody's Girl
Something strange going on - my mind is racing
You’re like no-one I’ve ever met; And no-one else can compare - oh
Can’t say quite what it is, and I don't know what to do
You push, you pull you kill me, every time I’m near you -oh

I know you’re nobody’s girl
but I’d like to move a little closer

Take me into your arms
You keep me running back to you
Make me come undone
Then you leave me begging for more

I wonder if you know, the effect you have on me
Wonder if you can see how you tear me apart - oh
Maybe it’s all just fun; just a game to you
Honestly, I don’t mind; I’ll play whatever you want to

I know you’re nobody’s girl
But I’d like to move a little closer

Take me into your arms
You keep me running back to you
Make me come undone
Then you leave me begging for more

You have your way every time I see you
Do you even know what you do
Girl I'm dying, trying to get through
If I had my say, we'd jump off this roller coaster
And we'd steadily drift closer
But you're nobody's girl

Oh......
I wanna move a little closer

Take me into your arms
You keep me running back to you
Make me come undone
Then you leave me begging for more
Track Name: The Dream's On Me
Fate, don't bother me
I got my own dream
I don't need you messing with me
Fate don't bring me down
I ain't gonna mess around
I don't need you to carry me on your merry-go-round

CHORUS
I gotta dream
I gotta dream I can be anything
Fate can't you see
Can't you see
The dream's on me

This ain't my first rodeo
This ain't my last picture show
I got this all under control
I got this locked and loaded
So Fate can't tell me my time's foreboded
I ain't got no time to wait for Fate to notice me

CHORUS
I gotta dream
I gotta dream I can be anything
Fate can't you see
Can't you see
The dream's on me

Mama says I got it all so wrong
Says it's written in the stars
Yeah, she says that we can't change the future
But I ain't standing for that
No, no, no no no...

Fate, you're the crazy one
Cause I ain't gonna be outdone
I'm getting my time in the sun
Fate, you can move along
Can't you see I'm strong
And I surely don't need you to show me how I'm wrong

CHORUS
I gotta dream
I gotta dream I can be anything
Fate can't you see
Can't you see
The dream's on me

I gotta dream
I gotta dream I can be anything
Fate can't you see
Can't you see
The dream's on me
Track Name: Just Fall
Distant heights and star lights trapped in your eyes
Tell the entire story, it took you by surprise
You have fear
But dear

CH
Just fall
Let me catch you baby
Just fall
Let go now baby
Just fall
Don't you trust me baby
Just fall

The way you look at me speaks volumes about what's happened to you
I can see in your eyes, all the things that you've been through
But I'm here for you and
Don't you know that you can

CH
Just fall
Let me catch you baby
Just fall
Let go now baby
Just fall
Don't you trust me baby
Just fall

Give in, believe in more than what you see
Oh, my darling, you can put your faith in me
Fly through the air, feel the wind and know I'll be there
To catch you on the way----
There's no need to be afraid---

Just fall...