Queen V – Bridges Vol. 2 (EP)

1. This Side of Goodbye
2. Love Song
3. While I’m Alive
4. But I Used To
5. Day One
6. Say What You Want

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"This Side of Goodbye" Lyrics

There’s a fine line
‘tween madness, sadness and love
Way out of reach
Then right there standing in front of you

Pretending I don’t miss you
When all I do is miss you
No way I’m picking up that phone

You’ll never know know know
You can never know know
And I hope you never know how it feels
It’s like a sharp knife cutting you every time
Telling you baby, it’s gonna be alright
That’s what it’s like yeah
This side of goodbye

How’d we get here?
Is this where pride comes before the fall?
Can’t even remember
How we got from so right to so damn wrong

I’m hiding in the shadows
Chasing after your ghost
I just can’t let you go

You’ll never know know know
You can never know know
And I hope you never know how it feels
It’s like a sharp knife cutting you every time
Telling you baby, it’s gonna be alright
That’s what it’s like yeah
This side of goodbye

When the night comes
And there’s no where to run
Well I wonder if you feel it too
Do you miss that rush
My kiss, my touch
Well I’m hoping that you really do, yeah

You’ll never know know know
You can never know know
And I hope you never know how it feels
You’ll never know know know
You can never know know
And I hope you never know how it feels
It’s like a sharp knife cutting you every time
Telling you baby, it’s gonna be alright
That’s what it’s like yeah, that’s what it’s like yeah
This side of goodbye

"While I'm Alive" Lyrics

I could spend all my todays dreaming about tomorrows
But what if my tomorrows never come
There’s only so much time I can steal and borrow
You only get so many trips around the sun

I wanna feel the heat in the heat of the moment
Ride the wind when the wind is blowing
Love who I love and don’t let ‘em go

I wanna follow my heart up until it stops
Taking every single second for everything it’s got
You only get one shot, you don’t get another try, no
So damn if I don’t do it right
Gonna live it up, I’m gonna live it up while I’m alive

Forgive myself for my mistakes and let go of all my grudges
Everyone deserves a second chance
And I won’t care what people think
Who are they to judge all the things I do and who I am

I wanna feel the heat in the heat of the moment
Ride the wind when the wind is blowing
Love who I love and don’t let ‘em go

I wanna follow my heart up until it stops
Taking every single second for everything it’s got
You only get one shot, you don’t get another try, no
So damn if I don’t do it right
Gonna live it up, I’m gonna live it up while I’m alive

I wanna feel the heat in the heat of the moment
Riding that wind when the wind is blowing
And love who I love, don’t let ‘em go

I wanna follow my heart right up until it stops
Taking every single second for everything it’s got
You only get one shot, you don’t get another try
So damn I better get this right
I’m gonna live it up, I’m gonna live it up
I’m gonna live it up while I’m alive
I’m gonna live it up, I’m gonna live it up
While I’m alive

"Day One" Lyrics

First step is a million miles
Next one’s gonna take a while
Watch the stars all disappear

Starting over now
The ending’s getting clear somehow
It took so long to just get here

Pretty soon it’s gonna be done
I’ll find my place in the sun
Here I am again at Day One

Got stuck here in the longest night
But hold on, hold on tight
We’ll breathe just one breath at a time

And we’ll shed those yesterdays
Don’t need them anyway
Sometimes there’s no reason in the rhyme

Walk before you can run
I’ll find my place in the sun
Here I am again at Day One

Oh oh…

First step is a million miles
We’ll look back someday and smile
Take my hand, it starts right here

Pretty soon it’s gonna be done
Walk before you can run
And I’ll find my place in the sun
Here I am again at Day One
Here I am again at Day One
Here we are again at Day One

CREDITS

Produced & Engineered by Chad Carlson
Recorded at Sound Emporium Studios / Mixed at Cabana Sound; April – May, 2017
Mastering – Adam Ayan for Gateway Studios
Production Coordinator – Juanita Copeland
Lead vocals – Queen V
Electric Guitars – Jimi K. Bones / Rob McNelley
Drums & Percussion – Jerry Roe
Bass Guitar – Tony Lucido
Keyboards – Dave Cohen
Acoustic Guitars – Queen V
Background Vocals – Queen V / Chad Carlson
Assistant Engineer – Zaq Reynolds
Management and Marketing – Ed Martin for Royal Noise, LLC
A&R and Marketing – Mike Regan for Artist Garage
Publishing Administration – Travellers Hollow, LLC
Legal – Derek Crownover / Dustin Kovacic, Dickinson-Wright, PLLC; Linda Edell Howard
Webmaster – Stubs for Ravenscape.com
Art Direction & Graphic Design – Melissa Constandse for Open Sea Creative
Photography – Teddy Telles Photography, Inc.
Hair & Makeup, additional styling – Karina Montoya
Photography at Sound Emporium – Lucky Lawler
Merchandise – Off Center Marketing

"Love Song" Lyrics

As time is ticking by
I am lost in the thought that I can’t hide
From the truth tonight
That I still feel the pain I’m up against
Let me count the ways
In the haze of my mind
It’s all you left behind

Could’ve been a love song
If we held on tight when it all went wrong
Could’ve been a love song
If we hadn’t learned how to fight every night
Empty bottles and broken dreams
Are all that’s left of you and me
We could’ve been, could’ve been a love song

And it’s too late to call you up and call you out
On the promises you gave
They’re empty now like the home we made
But I didn’t know what I didn’t know
Too proud to let it go
But now I know I’ve gotta turn the page
And hope those memories fade

Could’ve been a love song
If we held on tight when it all went wrong
Could’ve been a love song
If we hadn’t learned how to fight every night
Empty bottles and broken dreams
Are all that’s left of you and me
We could’ve been, could’ve been a love song

On and on and on this story goes
I’m gonna have to do this on my own
But this moving on is hard as hell

Could’ve been a love song
If we held on tight when it all went wrong
Could’ve been a love song
If we hadn’t learned how to fight every night
Empty bottles and broken dreams
Are all that’s left of you and me
We could’ve been, could’ve been a love song
Now we’ll never be a love song

"But I Used To" Lyrics

Wake up, wake up, wake up
And the nightmare fades away
Hoping that I’d forget you
Why can’t I just forget you

Those memories, like torture
Your darkness takes over

What you done to me
You know I can’t forgive you
Even if you wanted me to
You can’t undo what’s broke in two – the damage is done
I don’t know who you think I am
But I could never expect you to understand
I sure as hell don’t love you
Oh but I used to

Falling apart or fighting back
I’d give anything to feel numb
How could I let you do this
So stupid to let you do this

Don’t need me, stop calling
I don’t care if you’re sorry

What you done to me
You know I can’t forgive you
Even if you wanted me to
You can’t undo what’s broke in two – the damage is done
I don’t know who you think I am
But I could never expect you to understand
I sure as hell don’t love you
Oh but I used to

I used to believe
You were able to love
But that was a dream
And then I woke up

What you done to me
You know I can’t forgive you
Even if you wanted me to
You can’t undo what’s broke in two – the damage is done
Oh I don’t know who you think I am
But I could never expect you to understand
I sure as hell don’t love you, no
But I used to
Yeah, I used to

"Say What You Want" Lyrics

Come over here and sit next to me
That look in your eye – it’s easy to read
You’ve got a question and I’ve got the time
You want an answer that isn’t a lie

Everyday people claim
They don’t want to know
Until they’re driven away

Say what you want to know to me tonight
I won’t argue, I won’t run, I won’t fight
Darlin’ say what you want to know to me tonight
And I will tell you, I will change your mind

I want you to listen like never before
The past is a burden, don’t make it more
Yes I’m running wide open for you, you shouldn’t be surprised
But if you’re ready to look, I’ve got nothing left to hide

Say what you want to know to me tonight
I won’t argue, I won’t run, I won’t fight
Darlin’ say what you want to know to me tonight
And I will tell you, I will change your mind

Everyday people claim
They don’t want you to know
So they’ll drive you away

Oh just say what you want to know to me tonight
I won’t argue, I won’t run, I won’t fight
Darlin’ say what you want to know to me yeah, yeah tonight
And I will tell you, I will change, change your mind

Say what you want to know tonight

THANK YOU

Thank you to everyone who worked on and contributed to this album, from my band in New York, to all the musicians in Nashville, to all of my co-writers near and far. You continue to make the Bridges project more beautiful and meaningful to me than I could have ever imagined. Thank you also to my incredible producer Chad Carlson for making sure I never lost my sense of humor during the recording process.


Big thanks to Amanda Carlson, Ceele Dennis, Maral and Stuart Dill, Leslie and Cliff Downs, Paula Eden, Chantel and John Esposito, Rick Frio, Scott Hendricks, Gordon Kerr, Jasmine Madatian, Chelsea and Ed Martin, Robin Palmer, Mike Regan, Leslie Roberts, Margaret Valentine and John Angelos. Thank you as well to all of my friends and fans who keep supporting me on this journey.


And of course, a very special thank you to my amazing family, including my beloved husband Bill Cowher, the Stigelers, the Cowhers, the Westgarths, the Kellys, and Jason Hill.



“A kiss for luck and we’re on our way…”



Much love,
V