How To Be Good

by Dolly Valentine

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1.
Good things come to those who wait I’ve been waiting a long time Traveled through every state On this land and in my mind What do I do with all this sweetness? How to be good in all my weakness How to be good People like to say I’m easygoing I’ll go wherever the wind is blowing Not where you go but how you’re going And knowing How to be good How to be good I give good love with my sweetheart Even when I feel bitter Loving ain’t always easy With this whole world to consider What do I do with all this sweetness? How to be good in all my weakness How to be good People like to say I’m easygoing I’ll go wherever the wind is blowing Not where you go but how you’re going And knowing How to be good How to be good People like to say I’m easygoing I’ll go wherever the wind is blowing Not where you go but how you’re going And knowing How to be good, how to be good How to be good, how to be good How to be good, how to be good
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Go On 03:07
Tumbleweed Down the road I was sitting in I was trying to take it all in But some things get away in the wind Life is bigger than us Bigger than the fuss Of what we're all trying to be You could add a million miles to the road Would it ever set you free?
 Go on, I love my life You’ve got yours I’ve got mine What I need is deep inside
 The hardest part is making choices When you know you’ll never know the way You can always run around But can you run away?
 Go on, I love my life You’ve got yours I’ve got mine What I need is deep inside Do you really love? Oh yeah, I think I do Do you really live? Oh yeah, I think I do Do you really care? Oh yeah Go on, I love my life You’ve got yours I’ve got mine What I need is deep inside Go on, I love my life You’ve got yours I’ve got mine What I need is deep inside Go on, I love my life You’ve got yours I’ve got mine What I need is deep inside Go on, Go on What I need is deep inside
3.
Love Is Love 03:33
I would roll around in daisies with you my whole life When we’re gone we’ll be pushing em’ up side by side Whatever world we have left it’s ours to find Love is love and you are mine Love is love and you are mine I know we don’t always see eye to eye But you always have a shoulder for me to cry The clocks unwind And the storyline falls from the page When love is love and you are mine Love is love and you are mine The world don’t make much sense But I don’t mind When love is love And you are mine I was taking chances On the day I met you You were wearing your wool sweater I liked your music So I asked you your name Who knew, I was looking at forever Love is love and you are mine Love is love and you are mine Whatever road we walk We’ll be walking it side by side Love is love and you are mine Love is love and you are mine Love is love and you are mine The world don’t make much sense But I don’t mind If love is love and you are mine
4.
Good times Bad times All of the above I did it all in the name of love I let life go to let love in Been a lifetime since I’ve seen you last Where do we begin? Knew it when I kissed you How bad I would miss you If you were ever not there I can’t even touch you Without falling in love with you So why’d I touch you everywhere? It’s a stupid love song We don’t have to hang on We can always free flow down It’s a stupid love song We don’t have to play dumb We can always leave this town We don’t have to stay here We can always leave this town We don’t have to stay here We can always leave this town Ride along Let our problems try and chase us around If it’s a stupid love song We don’t have to hang around They think they know More than I do About the love I am feeling for you Jaded by the same old Stories and rhymes they’ve seen end badly a million times It’s a stupid love song We don’t have to hang on We can always free flow down It’s a stupid love song We don’t have to play dumb We can always leave this town We don’t have to stay here We can always leave this town We don’t have to stay here We can always leave this town Ride along let our problems try and chase us around If it’s a stupid love song We don’t have to hang around Something in the air is making me see You gotta get out if you want to be free I am yours You are mine One day they’ll bury us side by side But for now, let us ride Time to move on and live our lives It’s a stupid love song We don’t have to hang around It’s a stupid love song We don’t have to hang around Ride along and let our problems try and chase us around If it’s a stupid love song we don’t have to hang around
5.
Stay Awhile 03:59
I was born into a big family Grew up in an old house At the end of a road When my parents heard me say a bad word They would wash my mouth out with soap Back then, we were always trying to get out Nowadays I never have time to stay 
Every place is someone else’s home You can’t change your family Or where you came from When I get to feeling lost and alone I remember every place is someone else’s home 
If I could go back for just one day See my family the way we used to be I’d tell the little girl who I was then You won’t believe who one day you’re going to be
 Every place is someone else’s home You can’t change your family Or where you came from When I get to feeling lost and alone I remember every place is someone else’s home The dusty sunlight is shining through the windowsill On faded photographs in picture frames sitting still Well, I would like to stay awhile I would like to stay awhile I would like to stay awhile Stay awhile Every place is someone else’s home You can’t change your family Or where you came from When I get to feeling lost and alone I remember every place is someone else’s home I remember every place is someone else’s home
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Hard To Miss 03:58
Driving through American towns Just like the one before The little church The post office And the liquor store Memories of my past project like movies in my mind I watch them play out and then I leave them behind It’s hard to miss what don’t exist anymore The feeling starts to fade As soon as it walks out the door No use trying to make it change If it’s gone Might as well learn what we can from the past and keep keeping on My father mowing the tall grass in the front lawn While I climbed our cherry tree To watch the setting sun Well, part of my heart stays in Cincinnati Where I am from Flowing down the Ohio River by my grandparents farm It’s hard to miss what don’t exist anymore The feeling starts to fade As soon as it walks out the door No use trying to make it change If it’s gone Might as well learn what we can from the past and keep keeping on Trying to make a fire in the snow Trying to bring the light where the light don’t wanna go All the King’s horses and all the King’s men Couldn’t put the past back together again Can’t make it change When it’s gone It’s hard to miss what don’t exist anymore The feeling starts to fade As soon as it walks out the door No use trying to make it change If it’s gone Might as well learn what we can from the past and keep keeping on
7.
We’re far away now From everything we thought we’d be The lovers left in their jet planes The fishermen went back to sea Lying up on the rooftop Looking up at the sky Finding shapes in the clouds For a moment before they pass by Where do you wanna go? Where do you wanna go? It’s okay if you don’t know 1997 Dandelion wish in the wind Talking with my imaginary friends In the backyard in Michigan We create stories of who we used be Like looking for a ghost in an empty house When the future is too hard to see Where do you wanna go? Where do you wanna go? Where do you wanna go? It’s okay if you don’t know Never thought I would be the one To think that I would be the one To blink and life would be this far along Never thought I would be the one To think that I would be the one To blink and life would be this far along It feels like life’s a joke But it’s all mirrors and smoke We cannot really tell just who the joke is on Where do you wanna go? Where do you wanna go? Where do you wanna go? Where do you wanna go? And it’s okay if you don’t know
8.
Rocky Mountain sunshine in the golden air Feeling like I’m just not getting anywhere We’ve been everywhere, love Up on the mountain down by the sea We’ve been everywhere, love It’s time to move on Time to move on All the cities All the pretty things we’ve seen Waterfalls in deserts fill our wildest dreams 
 We’ve been everywhere, love Up on the mountain down by the sea We’ve been everywhere, love It’s time to move on Time to move on Sometimes when it’s late We stay up all night Sometimes in the day We feel all the light Sometimes when it’s golden I know what I’m holding I know what I’m holding I know what I’m holding 
 We’ve been everywhere, love Up on the mountain down by the sea We’ve been everywhere, love It’s time to move on Time to move on We’ve been everywhere, love Up on the mountain down by the sea We’ve been everywhere, love It’s time to move on Time to move on
9.
Everyone’s singing their favorite song You don’t know the tune Can’t sing along That’s fine You just haven’t heard it yet Everyone seems so in love You can’t find the one That fits like a glove That’s fine You just haven’t met them yet The time will come The time will come In its own way You can’t compare to anyone The time will come Everyone seems to have good luck And you can’t get a break Your life feels stuck That’s fine You’re just not there yet You’re looking at what other people got But you’ve got things that they do not And that’s fine You just can’t compare that The time will come The time will come In its own way You can’t compare to anyone The time will come You don’t trust life anymore Living one foot out the door Well I pray You will stay Everything comes back around Trust me darling I’ve been down I pray You will stay The time will come The time will come In its own way You can’t compare to anyone The time will come The time will come The time will come The time will come The time will come
10.
Good morning baby It’s a whole new world since yesterday Sunshine or rainstorm Nothing can change who I’ve been lately Happy Birthday baby It’s a whole new world since yesterday Flowers on the highway Tell me you love me again that way Driving through Rhode Island Your hand is on my hand Love like wind through my weather vane blows Telling me which way to go Happy Birthday baby It’s a whole new world since yesterday Flowers on the highway Tell me you love me again that way Happy Birthday baby It’s a whole new world since yesterday Happy Birthday baby It’s a whole new world since yesterday It’s a whole new world since yesterday
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My Astrology 03:22
Want to live in a castle on a cliff With a path that winds down to the sea Want to grow a garden with my lover And read books in our library I’ve always been a bit obsessive It’s my astrology With all my friends With all my loves Everybody’s had a hold on me Everybody’s had a hold on me Want to read tarot cards by candlelight With a full moon shining in the sky Want to study the palm of your hand and see if our planets align I’ve always been a bit romantic It’s my astrology With all my friends With all my loves Everybody’s had a hold on me Everybody’s had a hold on me In some ways we are different In some ways we’re the same Trying to find peace in a world that’s gone insane Well hey, there’s one thing I know for sure You live a life no ones lived before Hey, hey I’ve always been a bit dramatic It’s my astrology With all my friends With all my loves Everybody’s had a hold on me I’ve always been a bit obsessive could be the Scorpio in me With all my friends With all my loves Everybody’s had a hold on me Everybody’s had a hold on me
12.
These lips are mine I say what I want with them I say what I need to When I know it’s good and true We’ve come a long way Been hiding from a beautiful day Living in a hard place Inside our mind and soul The most important thing Someone’s ever said to me Don’t delay your joy, honey I lost the person who told that to me You know tomorrow’s no guarantee Some things never change Then again nothing stays the same Why do we hate on the rain When we know it makes the flowers grow I don’t know how to be good I just do what I feel I should I know my heart is in the right place And I’m fine to take the long way These lips are mine I fight to win with them Sing what I need to with them Tell you how I feel about it Be proud to say You made it here today You came a long way Time is just the price you pay These lips are mine These lips are mine These lips are mine These lips are mine

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released August 21, 2020

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Dolly Valentine

Dolly Valentine is an American singer-songwriter from Cincinnati, Ohio. Her music feels like a warm hug - dissolving labels and focusing on our shared humanness. Her debut album “How To Be Good”, produced by Ryan Hadlock (The Lumineers) featured on NPR's "All Songs Considered." Her songs ride the tide of a changing world with honesty and hope for the universe at large and the universe in our souls ... more

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