Sarah Slean

Universe

album.UniverseOctober 1st, 1997 (Independent release)
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TRACKS

1. Weight
2. I Know
3. Angel
4. Me and Jerome
5. Universe
6. Pie Jesu
7. John XXIII
8. Climbing up the Walls


Weight

What did I give to you?
What did you give to me?
A nothing-trail of silences that warp in the rain
You said I don’t really know the reason
It’s just not the same
What a vacant breath when,
When you say my name
And do you know the weight I’m under
When everything revolves around you you you you?
Soon the shoulder falls
All forgotten handshakes
Names like falling leaves
Apathy will spread like wildfire
Take you away from me
I’m leaning out the window
Gonna catch the August rain
I’m gonna fill your mouth up
Make you live again
And do you know the weight I’m under
When everything revolves around you you you you
Soon the shoulder falls.

I Know

Loud mouth, suits and ties
Liars, with money and girls
The kind you fit in your pocket
I can’t save them from this darkness
My sisters, I love them all
My faeries pinned against the wall
I know what you want
And I know what you want
And I know
Doll, made of paint and china
Your worth lies only in these
But you’re real to me
Little bones, will you break these legs like twigs now?
There’s pain here you’ll never have to feel
Never have to feel
I know what you want
And I know what you want
And I know
And I would fight a thousand men
I’d fight fire and wind and rain
I’d cry a river of tears for them
The bodies floating there
Christ-like and bare
Tell me, is that fair?
There are some things I can’t forgive
Some things I just can’t forgive
Some things
Jesus, I thought we had an understanding
The fact that you can buy a woman
Makes me want to die
Where were you last night?
Jesus, Jesus
Where were you?
And I know what you want
I know it all too well
And I know
I know

Angel

I bought my angel on the Fourth of July
I didn’t plan it, it just happend that way
and I guess fate stepped in again,
‘Cause I needed him then.
When I bought him they said, “Are you sure?
No refunds, returns or exchanges because
once he’s yours, he’s yours for good”
Now you behave like an angel should.
‘Cause I saw it on TV,
they were selling pieces of heaven
and I thought, “Hey, what about me?
When am I considered?”
I chained my angel to the eavestrough
It was November and I think I pissed him off
He’s mad but I don’t care
You’re my Angel, so there.
I figure it’s only about sixty more years
So come on angel, stop all the tears
Come sing me a song or two
Whatever it is you angels do.
‘Cause I saw it on TV
They were selling pieces of heaven
And I thought, “Hey what about me?
When can I make reservations?”
My pet angel’s got a long lost friend
Who says he’s coming back when the world ends,
when us humans have lost our touch…
God never liked people that much.
‘Cause he saw it on TV
they were selling pieces of heaven
and he thought, “Well, how can this be?
What in the Hell are they thinking?”

Me & Jerome

Here’s a story ‘bout me and Jerome
I just convinced him to come out of his home
Free as freedom with the highways to roam
He said ‘I’ll take a drink, but I don’t smoke anymore,
no’
He loosened up when we hit Tennessee
Drinking bourbon and laughing at me
I asked him why he disappeared so suddenly,
He said ‘I ran away before they made a movie out
of me’
And I’m charmed, charmed, charmed
Glad to take a ride.
You’re a song, song, song my friend
At lunch we split a book and a banana pie.
On the interstate I ran out of gas
Had a vision of the motel we passed
The needle was falling, and falling fast
Pulled her in the drive and the whole thing collapsed
I’m charmed, chamed, chamed
Glad to take a ride
You’re a song, song, song my friend
At lunch we split a book and a banana pie
He said ‘I must admit I’ve never done this sort of thing
But I like your eyes and the way you sing
It doesn’t matter where you ought to be
How you get there’s the thing’
I’m charmed, chamed, chamed
Glad to take a ride
You’re a song, song, song my friend
At lunch we split a book and a banana pie

Universe

Once I took the universe to dinner
When she failed to yield to earth’s demands
‘Oh,’ she said ‘you mean that little ant farm?
I’m alright, dear, I’ve got other plans’
And we’re sad because we think we don’t belong here
We’re guilty ‘cause we think we should be stars
Floating in a navy soup, we’re sailing
There you are
There you are
She’s so bright
And then she’s gone
Don’t mind me
I’m just sailing
On a sunrise
It’s my favourite thing
And when are you
Going to realize
I don’t blame you
I never have
And when she talks she fills the room with sunlight
She can name her babies, every one
I’ve returned to the place of my beginning
And I can see her turning off the sun
And we’re sad because we think we don’t belong here
We’re guilty ‘cause we think we should be stars
Floating in a navy soup, we’re sailing
There you are
There you are
She’s so bright
And then she’s gone
Don’t mind me
I’m just sailing
On a sunrise
It’s my favourite thing
And when are you
Going to realize
I don’t blame you
I never have

Pie Jesu (Latin text)

Pie Jesu Domine
Dona eis requiem
Done eis requiem
Pie Jesu Domine
Dona eis requiem
Dona eis requiem
Dona dona Domine
Dona eis requiem
Sempiternam requiem
Sempiternam requiem
Sempiternam requiem
Pie Jesu Pie Jesu Domine
Dona eis
Dona eis
Sempiternam requiem
Sempiternam requiem

John XXIII

Inside the heart
Of freezing boys
Searching for the answer
In a shiny dime
Who beg for sleep
And peace of mind
Why must the aging page
Decide?
Me and John the 23rd have
Tasted these sour words and I
Just can’t shake this belief that it’s not a
Test of devotion, or something you read
From the dawn of time
They taught her why
Not to ask those questions
And to never cry
A plate of stars
Could never take the place of the
Boy who swore to catch me
As I run through the rye
I know it’s been quite a long time since I
Sang a hymn without guilt in my eyes
And I believe He truly wouldn’t care
‘Cause if you really tried, He’d save a place for you
there
My weary heart
Is looking, restless
Not for a pardon
But just one promise
All the faith that one can deserve, it’s
Enough to wonder why you punish your girls
Sure he’s facing you now, and not the wall, but
wasn’t that
Better than facing nothing at all?

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