Sarah Slean

Beauty Lives

album.beauty_livesDecember 2010 (The Baroness Inc.)
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TRACKS

1. Count Me Out
2. Everything By the Gallon
3. My Song
4. Ogoni Star
5. Sadie
6. Closer
7. Hooligans
8. The Right Words
9. I Do
10. Glenn Gould Song

Count Me Out

A cup of coffee
Out on the freeway
I hear the morning geese
I think of beaches
Maybe of dying
I buy a magazine
Change the channels
Change the bed sheets
Envy my children’s dreams
Frozen dinner
Dull conversation
What does it all mean
If this is the car
That I’m to drive to the job
That I must keep for a house
And a man I don’t love
Then count me out
Measure the minutes
Wait for the weekend
Something will happen then
I’ll drink ‘til something
Comes out of hiding
‘Til I believe again
But then it’s
Change the channels
Change the bed sheets
Envy my children’s dreams
Frozen dinner
Dull conversation
What does it all mean
Everything by
the Gallon

Everything By the Gallon

Nothing at all half-way
He said to me
It’s the only way, only way
and when I meet my dying day
I won’t be watching the clock
cause I’ve heaved and wept and overslept
I’ve squeezed out every drop
Beauty lives and it’s out there
There’ll be songs to sing, lengths to go to
This is just the beginning
I am on my feet I’ll be dancing soon
When did my fine attentions turn
away from the task at hand
Drink up drink up,
if you call yourself a man
And when I meet my dying day
I won’t be watching the clock
‘Cause I heaved and wept and overslept
I squeezed out every drop
Beauty lives and it’s out there
There’ll be songs to sing, lengths to go to
This is just the beginning
I am on my feet I’ll be dancing soon
La da da….

My Song

I am not beaten
No not yet
The fire is hot, but not blinding
Vultures are circling
They think I’m dead
But my weary heart still beats
I have my song
I have my song
I have my song
Alone in the ocean
Where’s the life guard?
I wait so long for a boat
Endless horizon
No land in sight
But somehow I’m still afloat
I have my song
I have my song
I have my song

Ogoni Star

There’s an Ogoni star in the sky shining, shining bright
do you see their star in the sky shining, shining bright
you can’t say you’re not afraid
you can’t say you’re not afraid
but if I stop to wrestle with why
dawn will come and I’ll have missed the night
So dance o people
Dance
Sing away your lonely tears
Dance for freedom
Dance
Sing away your lonely tears
Do you see their stars in the sky, shining, shining bright
I see stars of my sisters in the sky, shining, shining bright
you can’t say you’re not afraid
you can’t say you’re not afraid
but if I stop to wrestle with why
dawn will come and I’ll have missed the night
So dance o people
Dance
Sing away your lonely tears
Dance for freedom
Dance
Sing away your lonely tears

Sadie

Sadie wait a while
I’ve got to prepare the world for that Sadie smile
You’re gonna be so strong
Not like your mother who’s been crying
For so long
You know she lets it bring her down
You know she lets it bring her down
Sadie I’m scared for you
Sadie I’m scared for you
Gonna catch all the bad guys
and lock ‘em in the zoo
That’s what I’d do for you
Sometimes I’ve lost your face
I forgot how real you feel and I
Wanted it all to go away
But you’re gonna be so strong
Not like your mother who’s been fighting
For so long
You know she let’s it bring her down
You’re not gonna let it bring you down
Sadie I’m scared for you
Sadie I’m scared for you
Gonna catch all the bad guys
and lock ‘em in the zoo
Sadie I’m scared for you
Sadie I’m scared for you
Gonna mark all the bad guys
with purple tattoos
that’s right that’s what I’d do
for you

Closer

Why do I hide from you?
Why do I play this game?
Telling myself let go
I know I know I know
O I know
I hear the screaming dark
It’s the misery of my doubt
Yours are the safest arms and still I can’t get out
Paralyzed and freezing
Your truth has left me bleeding
and closer than I’ve ever been
This body of winter bones
The glacier hands I’ve known
Have ripped up the landscape here, but
You make it warm so warm
Paralyzed and freezing
You truth has left me bleeding
and Closer than I’ve ever been
Is it that you want me
Or is it that you’re lonely or
closer than you’ve ever been?

Hooligans

Where does the mail go when it rains?
Lost in the cartwheel of a plane?
Over the ocean blue
I’m sending out my words to you
Tiniest music you ever heard
Tucked in the wings of silver birds
I have just a little light
But I’m shining with all my might
To the Hooligans
Poking beauty with a stick again
I’m mad and praying with my dirty hands
That one day we’ll meet
Where did my mail go to the skies?
Lost in the trails of butterflies?
I’ve been waiting oh so long
But the pain of the world comes to my dreams
Blood and commercials, gasoline
I have just a little light
But I’m shining with all my might
To the Hooligans
Poking beauty with a stick again
Mad and praying with my dirty hands
That one day we’ll meet
Worthy friend
Let them race until they understand
‘Til it’s dark and all the money’s spent
All the money’s spent
Hooligans
Tip your hat and raise your mighty pen
We’ll be raging ‘til the very end
To the very end….

The Right Words

you will find the right words
just you wait and see
they’ll be falling from the rooftops
on a blossom-covered breeze
and the song you need to hear
it will be singing through the trees
are you listening?
don’t you see?
you are on the right path
you will realize
that the tears are there to leave you
with a brighter pair of eyes
and the pain that you’ve been fighting
is an angel in disguise
it is love and love,
love is wise
Throw your heart into the ocean
Throw your heart into the sea
You will find that all the right words
Just come out naturally
There’s still time to notice
Still time to believe
That a door at last will open
Where doubt and darkness used to be
and that the paradise you long for
is underneath your feet
what are you runnin’ for?
where’ve you been?
Throw your heart into the ocean
Throw your heart into the sea
You will find that all the right words
Just come out naturally

I Do

Half afraid of the stars
When I gaze at the skies
Oh my death is a flirt
And he fills up my eyes
Do you wake in the night
To the eyes you don’t see?
To the horrible sound
Of your heart being weak?
I do know love, I do know love
I do.
Should we listen to love
The emergency there?
He’s a man with a cane
At the end of the stairs
I erase my sad ways
And I throw myself in
I believe and believe
‘Til belief wears thin
I do know love, I do know love
I do.

Glenn Gould Song

I have my favorite shadows
Ghosts and other quotes bizarre
Sometimes I believe I’m your mistress
Sometimes you are dying in my arms
You visit when I am listening to the earth turn
You ask me if I know your name
I can smell the sweetness of the silence
I wonder if your lips taste quite the same
O love, O love bigger than I had planned
Oh love, I love a stranger a lonely man
Can I have a picture of your calm face
You can have the space behind my eyes
When we finally meet to drink some tea
I somehow know it won’t be a surprise
Oh love, oh love, it’s silly, its juvenile
I love, I love a quiet, a dead man’s smile
Oh love, Oh love, bigger than I had planned
I love, I love, a stranger, a lonely man.

Discography

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