Or So It Seemed

by Sara Curtin

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1.
Blame Time 04:02
BLAME TIME Oh I've been meaning to call you Swear I meant to Been so long I forgot I meant to call you Blame time, blame time, blame time for flying Oh I've been meaning to get a real job Swear I meant to Write your emails, screen your phone calls Swear I meant to Blame time, blame time, blame time for flying Sydicated memories of running wild in Brooklyn. Thought we knew what love was We wedged the hurt so deep in. And I've been meaning to forgive you Swear I meant to Swear I meant to
2.
OR SO IT SEEMED Used to be smarter, or so it seemed Used to be stronger, not ashamed to dream Made a million dollars, or so it seemed Serving lines, wiping counters. Make ends meet. Oh, what a waste of time To hold on to what used to be mine. Used to be an artist, or so it seemed Hurting, loving, wanting, busting at the seams Used to sit there breathing in and out Knowing what I needed before running out. Oh, what a waste of time To hold on to what used to be mine, Or so it seemed.
3.
WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME We seldom rise with the sun these days No longer November cold to blame Take it for granted each coming day When was the last time? Harder still to see the setting sun Through all the fog and construction When did these buildings define my home? When was the last time? We all seem used to it And I'll be the first to admit I'm happy in bed at sunrise. When was the last time? When was the last time?
4.
Wellish Home 03:48
WELLISH HOME When my well dries up, How will I fill my cup? Dip my head deeper down? Pray for a leaky sound. Nothing but damp on stone Down in my wellish home Toss me my bag, I'll stay Nobody knows where I live anyway. I have tried to enjoy every heartbreak. I've been searching for you, boy, in every mistake And milking the chase, But now that I found you won't you let me go? When my well dries up, How will I fill my...
5.
WHAT DO I KNOW When I was a girl - wide eyed - running circles 'round the boys "Had it up to here" we shouted, worshipping a tragic voice. What do I know? What do I know? What do I know about it? Sick and tired of seeing women in their two-piece suits Pageant-walk around pretending the crown's beholden to their views What do I know? What do I know? What do I know about it? Maybe Mama liked it. Oh my... Now I'm fielding your questions and compliments laced with surprise. How'd I learn to do what I'm doing? Would you ask those other guys? What do I know? What do I know? What do I know about it? Yeah, about it See, I can lift it on my own.
6.
CALL YOU HOME Oh, are we on the road best suited to these boots? From time to time I wonder. How bout you? How bout you? We might get it wrong for all we know, But I will be glad to call you home. Do, oh, do you get the feeling it might be relief When, oh, when we call a spade by name? We'll see. We'll see. We might get it wrong for all we know, But I will be glad to call you home. I promise I will always call you home.
7.
SONG for THANKSGIVING Oh, my heart is cared for And my home is warm And my dreams are breathing I have so much to be thankful for. But lately my heart's been grieving About those fleeing from war. Left their homes without warning Searching for safety in this storm. We must teach our children How to open our homes How to share good fortune And how to love everyone Oh, how to love everyone.
8.
WHERE I'M FROM Future Husband, I'm on my way for the weekend. Pack my bag. I need a break from where I'm from. It's Friday. My spaceship touched down. It landed on some unfamiliar ground not like where I'm from. I walk among them. Friendly species! They ask no questions. Don't care what I have to say about where I'm from. Well, it's my last day. I'm headed back home to be with you for all of our lives long back where I'm from. - Yours
9.
RUN IF YOU'RE READY Dreamed it again last night. You wore the shirt I like. Down by the creek, Take me down by the creek Take me. Dine on the stars and moon. Ate 'em up with a spoon. Down by the creek, Take me down by the creek Take me. Run if you're ready Won't you run if you're ready

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released October 6, 2017

Sara Curtin (music, lyrics, vocals, electric & acoustic guitars, synthesizer, snare drum, percussion.

Maureen Andary (vocals: Blame Time, When Was The Last Time, What Do I Know)

Olivia Mancini (electric guitar: Blame Time, When Was The Last Time, What Do I Know, Run If You're Ready)

Brendan Polmer (drums)

Ryan Walker (bass)

Jeff Curtin (theremin: Run If You're Ready)

Recorded by Sara Curtin & Eamonn Aiken (Bastille Recording).
Mixed by Eamonn Aiken. Mastered by Charlie Pilzer (Airshow Mastering).
Photography by Amanda K. Reynolds (Plume Photography). Design by SC.

www.saracurtin.com * Local Woman Records * ASCAP * © 2017

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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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