Fly Her And Keep Her

by Sara Curtin

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"Fly Her And Keep Her" was recorded at Grand Street Recording, Treefort Studios, and various living rooms in Brooklyn. Engineered by Tomek Miernowski, Sara Curtin, and Jeff Curtin. Mastered by Tomek Miernowski at Grand Street Recording.

All the songs were written from 2008-2010 while I was living in a tiny room one block off Prospect Park in Brooklyn, NY. I was working as a fishmonger and a waitress to make ends meet. I got my heart broken. A couple times.

Cover art by Genevieve McClendon (www.genevievemcclendon.com)

Photography by Lieh Sugai

Graphic design by Maureen Andary

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released June 19, 2010

Sara Curtin (music, lyrics, vocals, electric & acoustic guitar, ukulele, glockenspiel, percussion, accordion, melodica, organ)

Tomek Miernowski (electric & acoustic guitar)

Spencer Zahn (electric & upright bass)

Jeff Curtin (drums, organ)

Caroline Beck (violin)

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Sara Curtin Washington, D.C.

CMJ Top 200

"Visionary" - Glide Magazine

American Songwriter "Daily Discovery": www.americansongwriter.com/2015/06/daily-discovery-sara-curtin-summer/

"One of D.C.'s finest" - Brightest Young Things

2014 Artist Fellow - DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities.


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Track Name: Fetch The Broom
Quick, fetch the broom! I'm beginning to fall apart.
I fear I might end up everywhere.
It's starting. Yes, I think it's about to start
So please fetch the broom from somewhere.

And while I'm waiting for that first piece to fall
I bite my lip and hope it won't shatter
I know you know it's not like me at all
But sometimes I'm porcelain inside here

I meant it when I said we'd better find the dustpan
I'm tumbling down piece by piece
My shoulder blades are running so very fast away
They're jumping ship. They know it's hopeless.

And soon all of me will be lying there
Down on the hardwood
But I don't want anyone to see
So please fetch the broom if you could.
Track Name: Drink Up
No fairytale fantasy
No pillowcase veil for me
No starry eyes
No pale moonlight

Just a slow romantic romanticizing you
Just a shallow dreamer drowning in you.

We're captive in the wood
It's dark and haunted and filled with wolves
We call them each by name
They come to us safe and tame

Pull me out
Put me out
Pull me out
One drink will do me in.

Drink up.
Track Name: Airborne
Do you want to go for a ride?
Hop in the front seat and I'll drive.
I'll really step on the gas
So if we hit a pothole we won't just crash,

We'll go soaring through the air,
Maybe spin a few times,
But haven't you always wanted to be airborne?

Do you want to go for a swim?
The water's freezing but let's jump in.
They'll find us up to our ears
Stiff from the cold but shaking with fear.
They'll send a helicopter team -
One by one pull our bodies out of that icy stream

We'll go soaring through the air,
Maybe spin a few times,
But haven't you always wanted to be airborne?

Haven't you always wanted to be airborne?

Do you want to go for a ride?
Hop in the front seat and I'll gladly drive.
Track Name: Fly Her And Keep Her
I'll give you a kite
You can fly her, but keep her
Red and white
Pull her string tighter
She'll slip away
Promise you'll keep her
A muted gray
The sky around her turns silver

We watch as love dies.
Does only foolish love die?

You're miles below
And she's begging you keep her
But take her slow
You're paralyzed by her
For if a kite, you can fly her and keep her
But if a bird, the mourn.
You're going to lose her.

We watch as love dies.
Does only foolish love die?
We watch as dreams die.
Do only foolish dreams die?