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Sarah's first album, fifty unique hand painted hardcopies of this recording were made and sent out all over north america. Thank you for listening.

Sound by Peter van Haaften
Recorded at Oscar Peterson Hall in Montréal
Art by Daniel Nadeau

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released December 1, 2013

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Sarah Osborne Victoria, British Columbia

Sarah's sultry voice is a colourful velvet painting in a second-hand store. Exotic, dark, and textured, it beckons us, in its nostaglia, to bring it home and hang it on the wall, to remind us of a time that was, and a part of ourselves that is sweet, simple, and real. ... more

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Track Name: St. Jerôme
I'd rather die
than be inside
trapped inside
that st. jerôme
pure insanity
hell for humanity
in st. jerome
in st. jerome

a sunny sunday afternoon
helicopter ride
the only way i had out
of feeling dead inside
of st. jerome

the wind came up,
so hard so fast,
between those walls
ten meters high
our rope to freedom came
unexpected from the sky
of st. jerome

we nearly made it out
but the found us
escape from st. jerome
but the found us

back i go, back i go, back i go, back i go
back i go, back i go, back i go, back i go
back to st. jerome

i'd rather die
then be inside
trapped inside
that st. jerome
pure insanity
hell for the man in me
it ain't no home
it ain't no home
Track Name: Lake Song
i see you in the water
as the sun it blinds my eyes
though i'm an oceans daughter
the lakes and streams
oh i don't mind

darling there's no need to fear
we're nothing but safe
we're nothing but safe here
even with the stingers
and wildbeast near
we're nothing but safe
we're nothing but safe here

chorus:
she rows to a new lake
and gets lost
gets lost again
in her old, in her old,
in her old ways
so she rows, she rows,
to a new place

the sun goes down
behind the blue ridge mountains
the lake a mirror of
everything above
swimmin in the ancient fountain
i feel nothing but love

why cant it stay like this?
the way it is
the way it is
cause the only the same
is that everything changes
that's the way it is
the way it is

chorus

are we gonna chop down our oceans?
drag nets across the forest floor?
when will we remember our notions?
when will we stop asking for more?
Track Name: Crazy Eyes
crazy eyes lure me in
think I'm going back again
would you smile
stay awhile and make me behave?

if you're without the shape I'm in
I'll take you on a little spin
no rules, just hearts,
to be broken

i mountain climbed up thoughts untwined
a pleasure river running wild
and I don't want to
It's okay, you'll say

chorus:
it's the first time and the last time it'll ever happen
when you see me on the street
it's like it never happened
it's the first time and the last time it'll ever
it'll ever happen

and they'll never know how much that you don't mean to me
or are you paddling my weak side,
with hopes of walking in unison stride?
in unison stride

chorus

to think of what we had together
it could've caused some sordid weather
i felt light as a board, and stiff as a feather
if i am rubber and you are glue
are you the foot that's gonna fit to my shoe
a silly girl with crazy plans
to legs at a time she puts on
her pants

as i wander this world
in self pitiful gloom
i forget to remind that elephant in the room
i wont remember any of this
will you remember any of this?
i wont remember any of this,
will you?

it never happened
it never happened
it never happened
Track Name: Grandma's House
burnt down,
flattened out,
did anyone see this coming?
i cry for the thirty years we knew
this house.

broke down,
as I passed by,
how could anything disappear that fast?
I smile for the good times we had
in this house
in this house

how will I know it's midnight if there's no grandfather clock to tell me?
now where will we go when we come home?
to the eyes it's all gone, but here in my heart to remind me.
it's all gone but the memory lives on.

dog bones in the backyard
you're never gonna get another apple from that tree
ain't a tree to be seen to be seen

the only familiar place
in a world of change
for my sisters and I

How will I know it's midnight if there's no gramma sippin her coffee?
Now where will we go when we come back home?
To the eyes it's all gone but here in my heart to remind me
It's all gone but the memory lives on

now where will we go when we come back home
Track Name: Sea Waltz
let me tell you a story
stop me if you've heard before
bout a little shell, that found its little self
washed up upon these very shores
well i picked it up and held it to my ears
i held it to my ears to hear what i could hear
they always told me the oceans what i'd hear
but i heard...

chorus:
life is the sea
one day nice n smooth
the next rough n mean
from the shallows to the depths
and everywhere in betweens
it comes in waves
it comes in waves
it comes in waves, comes in waves
just like the sea

with slow dancing rhythm
i began to move about
my toes sinking in to that soft sand
n my head, forgettin all about
the sun glistenin on my wet, salty skin
I couldn't help but smile as I listened
to it sing to me...

chorus

well i put that little shell back down
i put it on the ground so it could be found
and i take it's little message with me everywhere i go
and i share this little message with everyone i know
oh i sing...

chorus
Track Name: Aisle Three
he met her at the one stop grocery shop in aisle three
she reached for the same can of creamed corn as he
they both looked down at the ground so ashamed
a few seconds passed, he got the courage said
'what's your name?'

hadn't had a sparkle in his eye in so long
she hadn't felt those butterflies in so long
in so loooooooooong

she said 'i used to buy the corn on the cob
but lately i ain't got time for all that shuckin'
he said 'well i buy this canned stuff,
cause it gives me lots of time...for thinkin'

'I do a lot of that these days'
she said 'i do a lot of that too these days'

she gave him her number
he gave her his business card
their first date took place in her front yard

neither of em felt like this in so long
neither of em kissed like this in so long
in so long

three years later
here they are getting married
all because the met
at the one stop grocery shop
in aisle three

may they be happy

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