Or So It Seemed

by Sara Curtin

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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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Track Name: Blame Time
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
Track Name: Or So It Seemed
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.
Track Name: When Was The Last Time
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?
Track Name: Wellish Home
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...
Track Name: What Do I Know
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.
Track Name: Call You Home
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.
Track Name: Song for Thanksgiving
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.
Track Name: Where I'm From
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
Track Name: Run If You're Ready
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