Sarah Slean

Day One

album.day_oneSeptember 28th, 2004 (WEA)
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TRACKS

1. Pilgrim
2. Lucky Me
3. Mary
4. California
5. Day One
6. Out in the Park
7. Vertigo
8. When Another Midnight
9. The Score
10. Your Wish is My Wish
11. Wake Up
12. Somebody’s Arms


Pilgrim

A little blood and vomit on the car seat
And a tooth is sitting in my lap
Brother if you’re hungry but not wounded
Then it’s time to stop and check the map
Pilgrim
Where’s your head at?
Are you paying the birds to sing?
Well it won’t work
On the true path
Where the wretched are growing wings.
If the ancient wisdom came in bottles
I would tell my terror where to go
But I don’t know who would do the dishes
‘Cause I’d be lying wasted in the road
Pilgrim
Where’s your head at?
Are you paying the birds to sing?
Ah come on meet me
On the true path
I’ll be dizzy from growing wings.
My tears, my tears!
My kicking up the love dirt!
I fear it’s the only way
Pilgrim
What are you looking at me for?
My disaster has come and gone
It left me by the roadside
With my shadow and one more song
Pilgrim
What are you looking at me for?
My disaster has come and gone
It left me by the roadside
With my shadow and one more song
With my shadow and one more song

Lucky Me

Science wears a new suit
To his coffee toast and eggs
But he has to skip the stairs now
Because of two broken legs
“Whine whine, I cannot climb!”
Every time’s the same
I’d be more inclined to help him
If he could remember my name
And you’re sad, and you’re sorry
Let it all out, what are you running for?
This is your chance, be ready
I’m taking my seat
O Lucky Me
Faith can’t fill the dance hall
‘Cause her powers have declined
But at the beauty pageant
She will always take the prize
Light light, Easter white
Roll her in the dirt
When it comes time for kneeling
She’ll say “You go first!”
And you’re sad, and you’re sorry
Let it all out, what are you running for?
This is your chance, be ready
I’m taking my seat
O Lucky Me
La la la la la la la…
La la la la la la…
A wise man once tried to tell me
How to sugar coat the grave
But the game is for the adults
And I don’t know how to play
O o where will I go?
Toss me out to sea
When the jar’s all out of candy
Don’t come blaming me
And you’re sad, and you’re sorry
Let it all out, what are you running for?
This is your chance, be ready
I’m taking my seat o o…
O you’re sad and you’re sorry
let it all out what are you running for?
Tell the whole world, we’re waiting
I’m taking my seat
O Lucky Me

Mary

She’s looking up and out to
A galaxy
A fateful boat trip ‘cross a northern sea
And on a frosty window
She writes her name
O daughter, this is how she became
Mary
Go ahead and have your little baby
Mary
Toughest of the tough but still a lady
O I’ve got all the courage
I’ll ever need
I wax poetic on my enemies
The century is raging
But so are we
No matter what I know I ’ve got a
Symphony called
Mary
Go ahead and have your little baby
Mary
Toughest of the tough but still a lady
Out of dark days, stay up airplane
Take my last name, stay up airplane
Go ahead and have your little baby
Mary
Toughest of the tough but still a lady
Mary
Toughest of the tough
Toughest of the tough

California

I went to California
I met a lovely man
He rubs a wedding finger
Without a wedding band
O he knows better anyhow
His kisses are just all in his eyes
O I know better, I know better
Still I wish I was by your side
The taxi open window
The summer on the wind
I’d ask about a lover
But how would I begin?
O he knows better anyhow
His kisses are just all in his eyes
O I know better, I know better
Still I wish I was by your side
O he knows better anyhow
His kisses are just all in his eyes
O I know better, I know better
Still I wish I was by your side

Day One

I put my head back
Where it belongs up there in the clouds
I’m spreading love like
a terrorist now
O what a morning
O what a day to be alive
Sweet hope is glowing
in your glorious eyes
Pushing paper ain’t enough
I bet you think that you’re so tough
But all your green won’t mean a thing at all
On day one
Day one
After Boy Wonder
After the dream came out of the mines
Bus boys and bankers
Were wiping their eyes
Be still my lionheart!
A revolution ready to pounce
All passioneers
Up and out of the house!
Beauty faked a heart attack,
Now I feel it coming back
And all your green won’t mean a thing at all!
On Day one
Out In the Park
Don’t you know what time it is?
It’s the new time
All disciples gathering by the boats
Your revolution is chasing its tail
You love to take the wind out of my sail
But not this time
In between commercial breaks
It’s a new war
Men with books have run away to the coast
All the ladies quit calling them back
And started plotting a counter attack
You foolish animals!
She’s out in the park, conducting the birds
Trying to remember which bicycle’s hers
Filling her pockets with handfuls of dirt
It’s amazing

Out in the Park

Out in the park
For sale: forgetfulness
At a new price
I saw it advertised on TV
But all the children were busy outside
Building sand castles skyscraper-high
You foolish animals!
She’s out in the park, conducting the birds
Trying to remember which bicycle’s hers
Filling her pockets with handfuls of dirt
It’s amazing
Out in the park
Out in the park
Out in the park
By way of the dark . . .
The summer sun will be ours . . .
Out in the park, fight the war!
What are your hearts and your wheelbarrows for?
Lean on me, man, I don’t keep score
Out in the park conducting the birds
Covering France with the trail of her skirt
Singing a sermon to beautiful earth . . .
Out in the park
Out in the park . . .

Vertigo

the heavens dropped a bag
of red and white lights,
pearls that keep the highway bright
and it feels like being born,
night driving,
the moon hangs a dangerous height….
terrible calm,
terrible cold,
this dream I have
it’s gold
easier now,
a place to go,
vertigo
the faces drop like flies,
their memory fades,
into the rushing road below
I can take this night,
and any night,
just try to tell me no
terrible calm,
terrible cold,
this dream I have,
it’s gold
easier now,
a place to go,
vertigo
I am full of love and consequence
merciful, the sky of coal
the beauty of the cars, electirc light,
the speed with which their destinies glow
terrible calm,
terrible joy,
this dream I have,
it’s gold
easier now,
a place to go,
vertigo,
vertigo

When Another Midnight

When another midnight comes to rest
On the cheek of our sleeplessness
All the crusaders will wake and dress
Pull their flags from their pillowcases
You could hear all of Eden hold its breath
On this, the anniversary of wonder’s death
Unholy occasion, what a terrible mess
Oh, it’s time for a new dress
How to live a noble life
In this, the age of insanity
When every prophet’s face is turning white
It’s the look, the look of
“Can it be?”
It’s shock, it’s horror, it’s despair!
It’s Socrates weeping in a wheelchair
Teacher drooling, unaware
“Where, my students, where, where?”
Poet to poet, nun to nun
I’ve met a distance that I have to run
No matter what madness must come undone
I’m throwing down a smoking gun!
All the commuters will hear our words
And hide in garages like frightened birds, but
You can’t stop the moaning of the Earth
And the midnight crackling of my nerves!
Come out, come out, angels of love!
It’s just the sound of another midnight falling
Come out, come out
It’s not the end of the world
It’s just the sound of another midnight falling
Come out, come out! The time is now!
It’s just the sound of another midnight falling

The Score

Oh I
Rented a motorbike
And all night
I had the Fear…
But onward,
Oh how the terrifying choice was clear
So white!
The moon was a wicked sight
His cruel wife
Had cut off an ear
When the fog cleared
I heard the voices of a million cheer
This time
The pleasure’s all mine
I’ve got your number
I know the score
I’d be a hopeless romantic
But for the fortune I made in gold
My heart bent
Towards the circus tent
A man in red
Beckoned me near
In his wild eyes
I saw the faces of a million cheer
He said,
“This time,
The pleasure’s all mine
I’ve got your number
I know the score
And you and
your hopeless romantics
Will wipe the highway I pave
in gold…”
In his wild eyes,
Oh how the terrifying choice
was clear
This time
oh the pleasure is all mine
I’ve got your number
I know the score
And I’d be
a hopeless romantic
but for the fortune I made
The fortune I made
The fortune I made
in gold.

Your Wish Is My Wish

In my mindstorm I did carry you
Through the briars of disbelief
Through the woods of lethargy
Through a groaning dark so deep
I thought I died
In the fountain I did cool our feet
Under red and rainless skies
Singing ragged lullabies
Through the grief all advertised
In neon lights
Baby, your wish is my wish
And I have only this
From now on
Baby, your wish is my wish
Keep on running to the dawn
I hear Beauty crying in her sleep
So I bend for one more kiss
All our tears will turn and twist
We make bliss to end all bliss
And all time
Baby, your wish is my wish
And I have only this
From now on
Baby, your wish is my wish
Keep on running to the dawn
Running to the dawn
Keep on running to the dawn…
I hear Beauty crying in her sleep

Wake Up

Wake up
Wake up
You don’t want to sleep through this
Night has fallen and all the stars are coming out
O the sky’s a lullaby, like
That sweet little light of mine
Come out come out
It’s not like we’re strangers here
No more lying here waiting, the sun’s coming up
O that hole made of gold is like
That sweet little light of mine

Somebody’s Arms

Old record playing on my old radio
And I know it’s time to go
Get up and out of this black hole
I’m gonna get it right
Gonna quit these drugs
I’m gonna get inside
Somebody’s arms
Tonight, tonight
Can’t remember who I was before
Tonight, tonight
Oh, my heart is halfway out the door
Tonight
Sweet city, come on and give me
an eyeful of stars, blink with the lights of cars
I’m ready for the midnight show
I’m gonna light a fire
On the street I love
I’m gonna get inside
Somebody’s arms
Tonight, tonight
Can’t remember who I was before
Tonight, tonight
Oh, my heart is halfway out the door
Tonight
I’ve gotta get it right
I’ve gotta quit these drugs
I’ve gotta get inside
Somebody’s arms
Tonight, tonight
Can’t remember who I was before
Tonight, tonight
Oh, my heart is halfway out the…
Oh, my heart is halfway out the door
Tonight, tonight
Can’t remember who I was before

Discography

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