Monday, August 12, 2013

PLEASE


So around 11:30 Saturday night I decided to release the first track from my upcoming album under  "Bette".... as in, a band name like "Feist" or "A Fine Frenzy", "Wakey Wakey", etc...  but also kind of a nick name.  I usually make my best and worse decisions on such an impulse.  We'll see which this one turns out to be.  At any rate, the song, PLEASE, is live on iTunes (or if you have a PayPal account, Vibedeck gives artists a better deal). You can download from iTunes HERE and from Vibedeck HERE.

Please
Written by Bethany Joy Lenz

If you’re in love with me
why dont you show me
If you can’t live without holding me then hold me

I have been ignored and abused and rejected so it’s time you told me
if this is what it is then it is not 
anything for me

Are you going to try 
or is it so easy to watch me 
walking out the door

Please
get down on your knees
or stand there and shout my name
till the walls some tumbling
kiss me and say 
you know you can’t let me go 
baby please say ‘stay with me’

I get so tired of scratching
scratching at your door
You push me out, then let me in
then you push me out all over again

With you I have been so exposed,
unprotected, and you’ve never known me
Is it me that you need?
Or is the need simply to own me?

Are you going to try 
or is it so easy to watch me 
walking out the door

Please
get down on your knees
or stand there and shout my name
till the walls some tumbling
kiss me and say 
you know you can’t let me go 
baby please say ‘stay with me’



62 comments:

  1. Great song! Amazing voice and lyrics! Can't wait to hear the rest of the album! :)

    @JennF82

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  2. Loving your new single! So glad you recorded "Please"! Really looking forward to hearing rest of your album!

    -Katie

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  3. When I first saw the name "Bette" above "Please" on the album artwork, I thought it was an intentional play on the phrase "Bitch, Please" and I loved it! Clearly, based on the above post, this was NOT intentional, but I still love the idea of a musical alias.. It shows that you are interested in expressing your individual talents as opposed to just pimping out your name for the sake of self-promotion

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  4. Omg Joy. I have NEVER seen such talent from an artist before anywhere. In all the history of music, I haven't seen such a person to write things and say things the way you do and the stuff you come up with is beautiful and sad and uplifting and heart wrenching. I'm so excited about this album and everything you have done and will continue to do. You're an amazing person whether you show us nothing or everything. Thank you for your music and your words. For giving us this. I hope this album brings you what you want and need most. Whatever it is. You're so inspiring and these are some of the reasons I admire you so much. If you read this thanks for taking the time to do so. Thanks for everything

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  5. Hi joy

    I'm really loving listening to please, it's been on repeat seen buying it. That great that you were finally able to get it up on iTunes for everyone. When it comes to your new name I think it's awesome, will turn out to be a great late night decision.

    Zara

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  6. DYING over Please!!!! Any chance you would be willing to tease the names of the other songs on the new album? I don't know that I can wait until September!!!

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  7. Amazing song .... powerful and sad at the same time we can see you put your entire heart in this song ! Can't wait to buy the whole record i'm sure i'm gonna play it on repeat for months :) i would say that for me i prefer Bethany Joy Lenz than Bette but i understand that you want a new name for a new life and a new record as long as thiq name makes you happy it's ok for me ;)
    With all my love

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  8. Dear Joy,
    Amazing song! Again! Can't wait for the entire album and I really hope to see you in concert during an European tour :) For me you're always be Joy but I totally understand that you want a new name for your musical career!
    Love you and take care
    xoxo

    Laure

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  10. Beautiful song. Really fits my frame of mind right now! Funny how that happens.

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  11. Joy, this song is so amazing, I've fallen in love with the sound of that. 'Baby please say "stay with me"' - love it!
    I'm waiting for all album.
    xo Natalia

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  12. I love Please sooooo much!♥ Can't wait for Your Woman!!!:D♥♥♥

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  13. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and the words of your song so melodious.
    I adore the harmony which you put in yours songs it's a real pleasure for the ears to listen to you singing!!

    Vanessa

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  14. Joy - So glad you made the impulsive decision to share your new work with us all. Can I just agree with everyone else who said it is AMAZING! You have such a beautiful voice of which I am very jealous. I always wanted to sing and was never very good. This song is incredible and I can't wait for your new album!

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  15. Love it and can't wait to hear more! It is a dream of mine to see you perform live (although it will never happen) I think you have a truly amazing voice. I am a massive fan of yours, I love your work I would be so great if you were reading this, so can you please tweet me at @KayleighJayne15 it would mean the world to me xxx

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  16. Thank you for making this song available now, Joy. This echoes what is currently happening for me, and I could not have captured my thoughts and feelings as perfectly as you did in "Please." I am looking forward to rest of your album!

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  17. You are so greate! I wish you much success.

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  18. I love all of your music!
    This song is just amazing!
    I have been wanting to buy ur songs but can't! So glad u decided to release this song! Amazing!
    I would love to see u sing live, but being in Australia- this wont happen!
    All the best - cant wait for more!!
    Jayne

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  19. Awesome song and lyrics. You are so talented. Great! Fantastic!

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  20. Amazing song and lyrics. You are so talented. And beautiful. Wish you the best!

    Greta

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  21. Awesome song! Thank you for sharing. I will download the song from iTunes as soon as possible! Excited for what is to come in September.
    Wish you all the best!
    Julia

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  22. Couldn't wait for this release. On repeat. It's beautiful!

    :) happy to hear from you this week via blog!

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  23. Great to hear some new music from you, especially a song as stunning as 'Please'. Can't wait to hear the new album - and hopefully see you live in Europe later in the year! Take care.

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  24. Your song is beautiful. I was already falling in love during your concert in New York in September 2012. Thank you for sharing. :)
    I wish you a beautiful musical road.
    Nathalie.

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  25. With me, it isn't always about the song, it is about the voice. And yours is one that I love! So happy you enjoy creating music and we all definitely enjoy listening. Can't wait for the rest of the songs and possibly a live show one day...

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  26. I love the song! I really hope the album does well and so does everything else for you! Im a huge fan of One Tree Hill and im still sad its over. I cant wait to see you in other shows and movies in the future! You are truley an inspiration!

    -Kelsey

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  27. I love your song! I truly cannot wait for the rest of your album to come out! To tell you the truth, I do not buy music from iTunes or Vibedeck (or any place else online) but I loved "Please" so much that it was the first ever song I purchased online. Now it is on repeat :)

    Thank you,
    Tasha

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  28. Best decision :-).
    Happy to have you back in my I-Pod!
    Lots of love from France. xx

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  29. I can't wait for your new album! I have been playing this song on repeat. It has such a natural flow and your voice and your words are just so beautiful. Thank you for releasing early!!

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  30. Joy,

    I don't know you - you don't know me. We have much in common and much also differenciates us. But you create a bridge between you and us with your songs that makes me want to write this little note to you. I won't talk about your immense talent, I just wanted to thank you deeply for your generosity, your righteousness and your sensibility. I sometimes feel like I was born at a wrong time, and it is strong, funny and talented women like you who give me hope that nothing is lost yet! Thank you for being who your are and give us someone to look up to :)

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  31. It's amazing song and lyrics,you're great singer and actress and one of my biggest dreams is to see you in a concert... you're awesome, come to Brasiiiiiiiiil :)

    kisses <3

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  32. Great song! The music and voice and lyrics matches perfectly! And it's even better cause it's availabe in German iTunes store! :D
    PLEASE keep on making such great music!

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  33. Finally! I was waiting for this for so long. I can't wait to hear your upcoming album, Joy.

    Amazing job, definitely best decision.

    J.

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  34. I love this song and I can't wait to hear of the album! :)

    Have you decided the dates of the tour in Europe? Pleaseeeeeeeeeee!!

    Kiss Debby

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  35. Heey joy,

    Great song! It's beautiful!

    I live in the netherlands and i here your song now. Really beautiful!!!

    Wish you all the best.

    Melinda.

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  36. Heey joy,

    Great song! It's beautiful!

    I'll hope you can see mine massage to you.

    I live in the netherlands and it's a little bit difficult for me to find out how ot works.

    You have a great and beautiful song!!!

    Wish you all the best.

    Melissa

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  37. Great song Bethany! Looking forward to the album. Are you planning to tour?

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  38. HAHA OMG I LOVE THIS SONG, FINALLY YOUR RELEASING YOUR ALBUM OMG BEEN WAITING FOR SO LONG, BETHENNY I LOVE YOU:** A TRUE FAN FROM SWEDEN!!

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  39. I'm definitely purchasing this song! Your voice gave me goosebumps just within the 30 second preview! YOU'RE MUSIC IS BEAUTIFUL!

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  40. Oh my god the song is amazing! It sounds so deep- I can't wait for the whole album!
    I hope one day you will do concerts in Germany!
    Lots of Love from Germany!
    Jenny K.

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  41. I rarely like a song the first time I hear it. Usually I have to listen to it a few times to let it grow on me. This is true even for my favorite songs. But it was different with 'Please'. I really loved it the very first time I heard it. And I've had it on repeat for probably the last 45 minutes. You have a really beautiful voice. I've loved it ever since you sang on OTH. Now I need to see you live. When are you touring the US?

    @ninaheartskc

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  42. I just love this song!

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  43. I can't explain how grateful I am you're making another album, I literally have no words. Your music has been such an inspiration to me for years now, making my bad days better on so many levels. I think I just need you to know how much a look up to you, how big of an inspiration you are to me, and how much a really care about your music and acting - it means the world to me. I just truly couldn't have asked for better news than you making another album right now.. Thank you, thank you so, so much! Hugs from Norway<3

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  44. HI Joy! Your song is beautiful. I love it and you can believe me, i'll listen it again and again. Thank you for your natural. You're my favourite in "one tree hill". I'm french, so excuse me for my english...I wish you and your daughter the best. Happy new life. Ingrid

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  45. awesome song I love it! Can't wait for the album :)
    I also love songs in my pockets wish we could buy it ;)
    xo

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  46. A beautiful song, and absolutely stunning lyrics. Incredible.

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  47. please contact me at ashton@miamishoot.com
    we'd like to feature your music in our upcoming issue.
    thank you!

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  48. I love you and your music and your acting.. I'm happy every time I see you and you just made my day....!!! I wish you all the best. Lots of love, Nicole from Switzerland :-*

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  49. Bethany, I can't wait for the album any longer! Great song :)

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  50. Great song! When is the new release date for the full album? I thought it was September, but it has come and gone...Cant wait to hear it!

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  51. Love this song! Can't wait to hear the rest of the album!

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  52. Wonderful.
    I bought it in I Tunes since the first listening.

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  53. I love this song. I can't wait for the whole album. Love seeing your tweets and messages

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  54. awesome track! one of my favourite tune at the moment!!! on repeat all the time! can't wait to hear the rest of the album!! xxx

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  55. Do you have contact with the others actors from one tree hill? :) Love that show! From Norway :)

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  56. Enchanting song... couldn't stop listening to it-- kept me spell bounded! Thank You soo much for sharing...
    Good Luck for your Album Release, i bet its gonna be a huge success-
    Prayers!!
    -Misba

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  57. Just dropping a line to say that I'm still loving this song and can't wait to hear more. Hope you are well and we all hear from you again soon. XO.

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  58. When your album will be disponible in France because i want to be the first who buy it in France lol xoxo and big love

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  59. What I love the most about music is that it comes to me when I really need it. Those words and this music came while I was struggling with my broken heart and ruined friendship. So I cried and I hurt but I found some kind of antidote. Thank you, Bethany. Thank you for Haley, thank you for One Tree Hill and thank you for your music. Because it heals me everytime.

    J.

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  60. When I hear your voice it makes me smile becuase I love it so much! (Same happens when listening to Kelly Clarkson btw). Now I see that you wrote the song. I'm from Cuba, and we used to skip the boring 6pm political propaganda (someone guarding at the classroom door) to watch OTH. I stopped watching the show long before it was over but I always loved your music. Can't wait for the whole album!

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  61. I love your voice, but especcially I love the texts.. In your songs there is magici. Each word take on a meaning. Every time I hear your songs I feel better. Keep doing what you do because you change people's life.. Kiss by S

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  62. AaliaAslamNaleyGreatestFan23February 26, 2014 at 12:55 PM

    Great song. I just found your blog but I am a great fan. I cried when I found out I could get a collectors first edition of 'your woman' but I was too late. But great song.

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