Chrysalis

Lyrics & Music by Shannon Marie BurandtWritten on 04/17/2020 in Elgin, Illinois A great stillness on the surfacePassion flows under an icy shellThe process is inevitableThe butterfly knows this wellDeep from the within this cocoonLove takes a different shapeTime with no one but myselfWhere my inner demons cannot escape A trip inward to learn how […]

Shut Off This Love

Lyrics & Music by Shannon Marie BurandtWritten on 02/23/2020 in Elgin, Illinois Minutes crept to hoursThose hours dripped to daysMonths that passed in a painful hazeTiny steps forwardA taste of feeling strongThe breath of life returning to my songBut here comes that second set All I want to do is hold youAnd keep your heart […]

Darkness & Light

Lyrics & Music by Shannon Marie BurandtWritten on 01/10/2020 in Carol Stream, Illinois He never asked and it was not his wishBut I took on his darkness as my ownHeaviness hidden behind laughterI wanted to lighten that heavy load But it’s time to release that energy, it was never my fightTime to let go of […]

Slow Dancing Alone

Lyrics & Music by Shannon Marie BurandtWritten on 12/31/2019 in Los Angeles, California I couldn’t see the mask I woreIn the mirror of our homeI built it with such love for youThat I lost myself in our poemNow I must release you to loveBoth you and myselfYet in the desert of heartbreakYou’re all I’m thinking […]

Gemini Heart

Lyrics & Music by Shannon Marie BurandtWritten on 12/24/2019 in Wayne, Illinois I guess this time it’s really happeningNow I’m drowning in the painNot a stranger to separationBut this time it’s not the sameAlways loved you without conditionI guess my heart’s to blame You’ve been a constant source of energyYou have been my homeA place […]