I Should've Known

by Amelia Scalies

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Amelia Scalies, age 14, is a Top 40/AC charting Indie Singer Songwriter from Pennsylvania. This passionate, talented writer has been connecting and moving audiences well beyond her years. Amelia’s deep and powerful lyrics offer universal insight into the human experience. Her debut Album "I Should've Known" offers 11 original tracks and one cover by My Chemical Romance - "Welcome to the Black Parade". Album content ranges from Contemporary Country to Alternative Rock. Audiences of all ages have embraced this talented artist's music at her live performances in New York City, Philadelphia, Wilmington, Washington DC, and Baltimore. The track "Don't Let Them Win", written when she was only 10 years old, is an anthem for children impacted by bullying. The song encourages children to speak up and speak out while instilling an uplifting message. "What I Should've Said" delivers a universal message by reminding all to cherish the ones closest to you. "Macey Brown (Green-Eyed Girl) weaves a tale of lifelong friends discovering a deeper relationship. "Bottom of the Ocean" depicts feelings of loneliness and the pain it brings. "Memory" has a dark tribal rhythm backing heartfelt lyrics of moving on. This eclectic album is sure to delight and appeal to many facets of the human experience - additional music is in the works from this accomplished, young songwriter.

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Amelia Scalies, age 15, is a Indie Singer Songwriter from Pennsylvania. This passionate, talented writer has been connecting and moving audiences well beyond her years. Amelia’s deep and powerful lyrics offer universal insight into the human experience. Her debut Album "I Should've Known" offers 11 original tracks and one cover. ... more

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Track Name: Bottom of the Ocean
Am I in- -visible? When you look, do you see me?
Am I in- -visible? Is that why you can’t see?

That I’m drowning in a sea of scars,
Go under, lose sight of stars.
Nothing’s here anymore to pull me up again.
You’re laughing as you watching how
My en- -tire world has vanished now,
And all I can see is you, I thought you were my friend!

Now I am invisible, ‘cause you are an animal.
It’s freezing cold down here.
I’m all alone down here,
At the
Bottom of the ocean.

Am I a ghost to you? Do you see me at all?
Or do you see right through? Even now, I can’t walk through your walls.

And I’m drowning in a sea of scars,
Go under, lose sight of stars,
No one’s here, anymore, to pull me up again.
I’m sinking in my sea of tears,
Suffocating on my fears,
All I can see is you, I thought you were my friend.

With you, you just can’t tell, unreliable. The proof stands for itself, undeniable.
It’s freezing cold down here,
Empty as your soul down here…
At the
Bottom of the ocean.
Bottom of the ocean.
Oh- -oh.
Oh- -oh.

But I am invisible, you are an animal!
You left me cold down here,
You left YOUR SOUL down here,
At the
Bottom of the ocean,
Bottom of the ocean.
Bottom of the ocean,
Bottom of the ocean.
Track Name: Small Talk Friends
Think I don’t notice how you’ve both got matching braids?
Think I don’t notice your sudden love for lip gloss?
Think I don’t notice how I’m suddenly the one you hate?
Well think again, and shut your mouth, or you can GET LOST.
Think I can’t tell that someone’s gonna get their heart broke?
Think I can’t tell that in your plans it’s always me?
Think I can’t hear all of the petty words that you spoke?
You think I’m lying flat to make this easy,
I’m gonna tell you something, babe, that’ll blow your little mind.
I’ve got the strength to walk away; that’ll serve me well in time!
Small talk friends, I hear the gossip, yeah, I heard it all,
Talking in the school hall.
Small talk friends, you think that I don’t know what’s going on,
Maybe then you judged me wrong?
Did you hear what you wanted, did you?
Something that you’re regretting? Yeah you,
That’s what you get for hanging with your small talk friends.
You think I’m stupid ‘cause I still haven’t fought back.
I think you’re heartless ‘cause you try to break me anyways.
Well baby throw all of the punches you have,
You’ll be washed up, and I’ll be famous, baby, someday!
You think you’ll get away with making me do your work,
You think you’re keeping what you stole from me!
No, I ain’t talking about my friends, because we’re over.
I’m talking about the way you stole my dignity.
Oh, I’m gonna break you, so bad, girl, you’ll never smile again.
I want to crush your “perfect” world, ‘cause babe this is the end.
Small talk friends, I see you gossip in the lunch room,
Baby, I see through you.
Small talk friends, you took my heart and made it cracked,
Now I’m left with only half.
Small talk friends, babe, you think you know it all,
But soon you’ll see your world is small.
Small talk friends, but I just thought that you should know,
I’m happy baby, letting go.
Let me go ,
Small talk friends .

Your world is perfect, you’re unbe--lievable.
You think it’s worth it, that’s incon--ceivable.
Small talk friends, I hope you’re happy now that you’re cool,
You walk around in “your school”,
Small talk friends, you think that I don’t know what’s going on,
Maybe then you judged me wrong?
Did you hear what you wanted, did you?
Something that you’re regretting? Yeah you,
That’s what you get for hanging with your
Small talk friends.
Track Name: Phoenix
Of all of the people I would expect to shatter my heart, you weren’t it,
You knocked me off my guard, my friend.
Your dignity is nonexistent. The truth, to you, is irrelevant,
As long as you were in on the fight.
And now you’re gonna try and make it right?
But I’m not your ghost anymore,
Can’t be thrown around by you anymore.
You can try and hurt me, but you’re never gonna burn me,
Because I’ll stay a phoenix, be born from the ashes again.
You tangled me up, all caught in your trap, then YOU walked away and didn’t look back,
How could you be so cold again?
Love doesn’t live in your frozen heart, but you still took mine and tore it apart.
You said it and you didn’t think twice.
And now you’re gonna try and make nice?
Well, I’m not your ghost anymore,
Can’t be put down by you anymore.
You can try and hurt me, but you’re never gonna burn me,
Because I’ll stay a phoenix, be born from the ashes again.
Well sorry wouldn’t count if you said it,
‘Cause words live on forever.
You blame it on me, but baby I’ve had it,
You did this for worse or for better.
Phoe--nix!
Oh .
Oh, oh,
Oh-oh.
You can’t pull me down.
I’m not your ghost anymore,
You can burn me down in your pointless war,
Come and try and hurt me, but you’re never gonna burn me,
Because I am a phoenix, be born from the ashes again.
Of all of the people I would expect to shatter my heart, you weren’t it,
You knocked me off my guard, my friend.
Track Name: More Than Words
More Than Words © Amelia Scalies
Stab me in the back, one more time, and make sure that it lasts.
Baby don’t a--polo--gize because you’ll fade into my past.
And all the scars you made on my heart will always cause me pain,
Babe you never finish what you start, because in the end, to you, it’s just a game.
I thought I knew you babe, I guess I was wrong.
Just look at the mess you made, because this time, I’m really gone .
It’ll take more than words to fix this, every second that it hurts, I promise,
I’ll be standing here, cursing your name and screaming at nobody .
It’ll take more than words to throw me, you say that you’re so sorry, well then, show me.
Take back what you did to me; what you did to me was unforgivable
More than words.
Come on, can’t you see you’re so cliché when you play Devil’s advo--cate?
Oh I tried to trust you any--way, but baby you’re just hopeless.
And now you’re just a--nother empty frame because I threw your picture out.
I let it sink deep into the flames and watched our past burn to the ground.
I thought I knew you babe, but now I know I was wrong.
Have fun with the mess you made, because this time I swear I’m gone .
It’ll take more than words to fix this, every second that it hurts, I promise,
I’ll be standing here, cursing your name and screaming at nobody .
It’ll take more than words to throw me, you say that you’re so sorry, well then, show me.
Take back what you did to me; what you did to me was unforgivable
More than words.
Stab me in the back one more time…
Baby don’t a--polo--gize .
Come on, don’t you know you’re so cliché?
Oh I tried to trust you any--way .
But it’ll take more than words to fix this, every second that it hurts I promise,
I’ll be standing here, cursing your name and screaming at nobody .
It’ll take more than words to stop me, my broken heart still hurts, feels like you SHOT me,
And we’ll never speak a--gain because what you did to me was unforgivable
More than words.
More than words.
Track Name: Rose Blossom
You make me think of sunset on a warm summer’s beach .
When everything we wanted was just in reach.
You make me think of midnight waters flowing blue.
And when the breeze is just right, I pretend I’m still with you…
You tucked a rose blossom in my hair .
You tucked a rose blossom in my hair .
You make me think of whispers in the hot summer rain .
And now I have to wonder, could we ever be the same ?
You bring me back to boardwalks , the taste of being free .
I remember how the world stopped the first time you looked at me .
You tucked a rose blossom in my hair .
You tucked a rose blossom in my hair .
I can only imagine what you’re doing now.
But baby I still have it, I’ll keep my rose till next summer comes a--round.
Where are you now?
You tucked a rose blossom in my hair .
You tucked a rose blossom in my hair .
I know you’re out there some-- where .
You tucked a rose blossom in my hair .
I know you’re out there some--where ,
I’ve kept the rose blossom from my hair .
Track Name: Memory
Sometimes I feel so lost, get so inside my head.
Although it’s me who paid the cost, I’m left with what’s unsaid.
Slow down and take a breath, this can’t be what you want.
Please, this ain’t over yet, memor--ies come back to haunt.
I’ve heard the words you said now
In my mind just like a symphony.
You’ll live to reg--ret how
You shook me out your memory.
I’m good at slipping through the cracks,
taking chances, not coming back.
Your words are in my mind,
their song replays to me but you are gone.
Will I re--main? Or be re--placed?
All I’ll be is a memory .
Stay still as we fall apart, watch us break in two.
Do you even have a heart? You know what I’ve been through.
Hold on while I have a shot, be--fore I come undone.
Thought you were what they’re not, now I’m the lonely one.
Thought I wasn’t by myself, then she came breaking through.
I know sometimes you just can’t tell, but I was so right about you!
I’m good at slipping through the cracks,
taking chances, not coming back.
Your words are in my mind, their song
still plays long after you are gone.
A shadow in the midnight sun,
wisp of smoke, forgotten one.
Wallflower under attack,
took my chance, not looking back.
Will I remain? Or be replaced?
All I’ll be is a memory .
Are we just a memory? You know that you meant more to me.
Am I just a memory? Will we remain a tragedy?
Mem-ory Mem-ory
All I know is we went wrong, we haven’t talked all week long.
Need to know why you can’t see, did I fade out of your memory?
Mem-ory Mem-ory Mem-ory
You’re a mem-ory to me .
Track Name: I Should've Known
I’m sick and tired of the web of lies you weave around the truth.
I was caught in the worst of it, but now I’m breaking through.
When I figured out the biggest lie of all was you,
It was you.
Don’t you say that you’re sorry, because babe, we both know you’re not.
Don’t tell me “it’s the first time”, what did you think I forgot?
How you were gone when I needed you, how you’ve always blown your shot?
How you were weak, time and time again, because you never made your stand.
Then you came to me, crawling on your knees because they left you with empty hands?
I should’ve known that it would end this way,
With me crying and you screaming at me.
Should’ve known that it would all go down in flames.
I should’ve dropped you that October night,
The day that I found out, the day we had that fight.
I should’ve known you were the leader of their games.
Somehow I thought that you would change.
I should’ve known.
If I believed you were sorry, then you wouldn’t be on your knees.
Begging out, “please for--give me” your useless apolo--gies.
You won’t stick by one word you said, honey, where’s your dignity?
I don’t want to hear “your side of things”, I finally know the truth.
Of all of the mis--takes I’ve made, the worst one yet was you.
I should’ve known that it would end this way,
With you lying, yeah, just screaming at me.
Should’ve known that it would all burn down in flames.
I should’ve heard from you a--bout that night,
But honey, all you did was sit back and lie.
I should’ve known that you’re the one behind my pain.
You should’ve thought before you joi--ned in,
Because baby, YOU’RE what’s got this happening,
You should’ve thought of me the way I thought of you.
Well, maybe you should’ve told the truth !
You’re sorry, you’re sorry,
You’re sorry, you’re sorry,
(Am) Babe, I’m sure that you’re sorry.
You’re sorry, you’re sorry,
You’re sorry, you’re sorry,
(Am) Oh I’m SURE you’re SO SORRY,
I should’ve kno--wn.
I should’ve kno--wn.
Said you’re with me, then you started this,
If that was true we wouldn’t be in this mess,
Your promises lay broken on the floor!
I should’ve known that you love only you,
But after everything that we’ve been through,
I figured maybe we had something more.
But you just had to settle the score.
I should’ve known.
Track Name: Rise
I’m taking (G) back the (G) things I said to you about all (C) that,
‘Cause you don’t (A) own any (D) part of me.
Breathing (G) in, and (G) letting out my tears that I’ve kept (C) since
You (A) made me your (D) travesty.
They’re all (G) lies. (G) Even if the stars all rea-(C)-lign,
The (A) sun shines through the (D) day,
I was (G) wrong, (G) baby it was you all (C) along.
(A) Blocking my (D) way. (G)
I’m sick of (G) it. (G) You and all your twisted little (C) tricks,
How you’re (A) never on my (D) side.
Now it’s (G) time to (G) leave you cold and then take back what’s (C) mine,
‘Cause (A) I feel good (D) tonight.
And (C) all you ever gave to me were (G) promises that you
Would (C) never turn your back on me, (G) and you didn’t even see them (D) through.
So (G) now, at mid-(D)-night,
In the (C) pitch black, I’m (G) finally seeing (D) clear!
I was (G) caught in a land-(G)-slide
Of (C) things I should’ve said to you, but (G) didn’t out of (D) fear,
But now I (Em) know,
Your soul’s as harsh as midnight (G),
Your heart’s as dark as midnight (C),
You are as cold as midnight (G),
But now the (D) sun is gonna (G) rise.
I didn’t even (G) get a (G) single sentence in before you (C) went
And (A) turned it all to (D) you.
Yeah, I was (G) dumb. I (G) didn’t notice just how shallow you’d (C) become,
How you (A) never thought this (D) through.
You promised until the (G) end, and (G) SHE was just a girl who played (C) pretend.
But you still (A) fell for her (D) game.
Now I’m (G) left (G) thinking about all the things you (C) said,
And how I (A) loved you all the (D) same.
But (C) every time I close my eyes, it’s (G) you and her I see.
You’d (C) think that after all this time, (G) I would’ve known you hated me!
(G) Now, at mid-(D)-night,
In the (C) pitch black, I’m (G) finally seeing (D) clear!
(G) Caught in a land-(D)-slide
Of (C) things I should’ve meant to you, but (G) you just didn’t (D) care!
So now I (Em) know,
Your soul’s as harsh as midnight (G),
Your heart’s as dark as midnight (C),
You’re an eternal midnight (G),
But now the (D) sun is gonna (G) rise!
(G) I’m gonna rise above you, (D) shining in the sky.
(C) After all we’ve been through, (G) you didn’t need a reason why.
(G) You trusted her blindly, (D) now you BOTH can’t see.
(C) Because baby, I’ll be rising (G) while you’re staring up at me.
Rise, (D) yeah. (C) Rise, (G) yeah…
(G) Rise, (D) yeah. (C) Rise, (G) yeah…
I’m taking (G) back the (G) things I said to you about all (C) that,
‘Cause you don’t (A) own any (D) part of (G) me.
Track Name: Macey Brown (Green-Eyed Girl)
Written By: Amelia Scalies

When we were babies, our parents were the very best of friends.
Of all the toys we ha, we’ both want the same ones in the play pen.

When we were five or so, you called my name- I was on the floor,
Crying because I scrape my knees, playing ball again.
Now that we’re all grown up, I realize I’ve ha a crush
On you an your blue eyes, but boy, it’s too late now,

‘Cause you took Macey Brown riving a--round the town,
Screaming “I’m in love with a green-eye girl,”
Said you were “so in love”, all that you’re thinking of, is that
So-called perfect green- eye girl.

When I stopped calling you, babe, you know, you were suppose to care.
Boy I’m annoyed about time or whatever happened here.
‘Cause when we were twelve years old, you took my hand, pulled me on the floor,
We slow-danced together for a whole entire song.
Oh, you’re like an undertow, halfway in, but I gotta go,
Drowning in those blue eyes, I should’ve known all a--long…

But you took Macey Brown riving a--round the town,
Screaming “I’m in love with a green-eye girl,”
I saw you an Macey Brown with your car’s windows own,
Laughing together, yeah that green- eye girl.

I never told you what you should know.
Today’s my birthday an you have yet to show.
I see headlights, baby your head--lights,
You step out of your car, with-- out your Macey Brown.
You finally came for me, to tell me you’re so--rry,
I’m prep--are for anything, except what comes out of your mouth.

You said that, “All this time, I in’t think you’ wanna be mine,
So I settle for that green-eye girl.
But then she said some things to me, about you that were cruel an mean,
So I dumped that hateful green-eye girl.
Babe now that I know the truth, would it be fine by you
If I tell the world you’re my hazel- eye girl?”
Colin

Years go by an Macey Brown is married now,
An she’s got a baby green-eye boy.
Now our kids’ll play around, growing up in our hometown,
Yeah her little green-eye boy an our hazel--eye girl.
Track Name: What I Should've Said
When I was a young girl , you told me you loved me.
When I was a young girl , you always stood by me.
And when I was nine, you held my hand while I cried.
Now all I have left of you is what I should’ve said.
When I was a young girl , I believed in fairies.
When I was younger , the world wasn’t scary.
But that little girl was lost, and it was you who paid the cost.
I never said I love you, and that’s my life’s regret.
Because I can never turn back time,
reclaim the things I thought were mine...
So all I have left of you is what I should’ve said.
When I was a teen girl , I’d always avoid you.
And when I made a promise , I’d never see it through.
I would roll my eyes, and give you the look.
Now that I’m looking back it’s the chance I should’ve took.
To say “I will always love you, even when you’re gone.
I’ll sing on our front porch swing all summer long.”
I never did tell you, but now as you lie in bed,
I swear to you I’ll tell you what I should’ve said.
They say the spark has left your eyes, and I was last to know.
They told me you were dying. I came to tell you please don’t go.
Oh, I will always love you, how you’d kiss me good--night.
I came a hundred miles to be here to tell you, don’t give up the fight.
I know I still need you, no matter what I say or do.
Don’t you dare leave me without knowing I love you.
You scare me with your silence; your hand seems cold tonight.
The monitor stops beeping, while I’m frozen in time.
No, I don’t be--lieve it. It has to be a lie.
They said your heart stopped beating, with your hand still in mine.
When I was a young girl , you told me you loved me.
Now that you’re not on Earth , you’re watching a--bove me.
Track Name: Don't Let Them Win
Written By: Amelia Scalies
I know you’re strong enough; I know it’s been long enough, but don’t let them win.
I know you’re great enough; I know it’s gotten late enough, but don’t let them win.
Because you’re like a shadow, there’s no one, and you’re all alone...but you can’t just give in.
You’re like a memory, but, babe it pays off to dream, so, don’t let them win.
Because you’re gonna stand out, gonna scream and shout,
Gonna show them all what you’re all about,
Don’t let them win.
Don’t give in, give the world a spin,
Go and show them all what’s happening,
Don’t let them win.
They turned on you that night, but don’t let that ruin your life, so, keep resisting them.
Because you’re beautiful, and, just because they’re cynical don’t mean they win.
Babe, you’re gonna stand out, gonna scream and shout,
Go and show them all what life’s about,
Don’t let them win.
Don’t give in, give their world a spin,
Show everyone what’s happening,
Don’t let them win.
Don’t let the setting sun turn your world to gray
Don’t let the change to winter ruin every day.
Don’t let anyone tell you what to do.
Don’t let anyone make a fool of you.
Don’t let them win… don’t let them win.
Breathe in, give their world a spin,
Baby show them all what’s happening,
Don’t let them win.
Sing out, play your music loud,
Turn the volume up until the walls crash down,
Don’t let them win.

I know you’re strong enough; I know it’s been long enough, but, don’t let them win.