A Curious Paradox

by Sara Hallie Richardson

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1.
Simpler Love 02:22
Ours is a simpler love Made from jokes that make us laugh Fireflies and beachside kisses I feel my cheeks turn red Ours is a simpler game Made by finding tickle spots We don't need no silly nicknames We cut our names in half And I realize love as something brand new I feel it too Our's is a simpler task Finding things by speaking out Figuring out what's right to say I've bit my tongue Ours is a simpler road Made by checking things twice What once was bumpy now is smooth And the glances shared are always kept near They're kept right here Our's is a simpler test Every question probable Every problem solvable And when I think that's all there is to see What happens is a mystery
2.
Penny castles Blue Tattoos Changing weather Changing views Harbor hoping Arms extend News beginnings A happy end I know the world will find the way, the way it's used to Writing rules upon a blackboard wall Doesn't make me want to follow them at all Patience wavers Love exudes Peaceful riots Warless feuds I know the world will find the way, the way it's used to
3.
Seymour 03:44
It always rains around you Every time that I see you Dripping drops along the rows of lashes Lining your big bold eyes Never mind the winter Never mind that snow will soon collapse your heart Never mind the efforts made Never thought I'd be the one to love you from the start Nothing hurts more than to See these packages at your door Presenting themselves to you To let them in You can be realized You can be idolized You could be holding the world within your hands It always rains around you Every time that is see you Dripping drops along the rows of lashes Lining your big bold eyes Never mind the winter Never mind that snow will soon collapse your heart Never mind the efforts made Never thought I'd be the one to love you from the start But the wind blows your front porch chimes And you've closed the doors too many times And this cold north wind will blow right over you But when the world turns cold It can be hard to mold The visions and fantasies of folks who look to you It always rains around you Every time that I see you Dripping drops along the rows of lashes Lining your big bold eyes
4.
Lonely hearts Don't make good company Lonely hearts Don't make good friends They're too strung out hung over and stressed They don't allow for happiness Lonely hearts You came along you were So headstrong My heart was taken by you Then came the day You turned and you walked away Now I left With the memory of you Lonely hearts Being carefree and in love you see The loneliness passes by But playing the part of the lonely heart All you can do is cry Lonely Heart Lonely hearts don't make good company Lonely hearts they don't make good friends They take your time They take your love You're left to feel not taken care of Lonely hearts
5.
Sandy 02:43
You were my saving grace In times of sadness you were always a sweet face As I watch the leaves fall from trees outside my window I realize why they call it fall Somebody's dying People are crying There's something to be said for finding it in it To greet the bottom line and strip off those fine layers That were once worn as a very warm coat Why is anybody worth the suffering Why are we always left wondering Why do we show up anyway When you touched my heart I knew The only one I needed was you And now I'm left to live on all the love that you gave me That's what saved me Sandy
6.
Sulu 05:11
Today I stepped outside for the first time ever And what I came upon was the most glorious site A tiny box which sat upon my doorstep I opened it Having known not what to expect I hesitated I kept and open mind and tried to keep an open heart I'm glad I did What I found Was a map With directions of what I must do With all it's winding trails and paths It led me to you The night it fell upon us A sky of cobalt blue The prospect of having all of us together But no one showed Just you and I In each other's arms we found home
7.
When yesterday erases From my memories embraces Then I will be free But for now I am sinking to the bottom of the sea Oh my God Please catch me It's not ok My heart has strayed And you can't even tell But I can Oh I can And I am Sinking Falling Floating Calling for you From the bottom of the sea And no one can hear me Oh my God Tonight We had the chance to make it right tonight Sinking Falling Floating Calling for you From the bottom of the sea
8.
Andrew 05:21
Oh well Our time is getting weary It's unable to see clearly what to do Oh well Must we feel the same to see the difference It makes such sense But still my sense of you keeps wavering in the wind And I can feel myself pulling And i can feel myself pulling away And you're not pulling back And I can see why Oh well Don't be afraid 'Cause this road is a long and winding one With help at every bump along the way Oh well May this path come round again So we can share our stories In the glory of each other's company I can feel myself pulling away I can feel myself pulling away And you're not pulling back And I am pulling away And I can see why

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released July 12, 2009

all songs written and arranged by sara hallie richardson and michael flannery.
all lyrics by sara hallie richardson
live drums in sandy, sulu and andrew performed by andrew clifford.
rhodes piano in sulu and seymour performed by dan flannery.
produced, tracked and mixed by michael flannery**
mastered by dave kutch
**except bottom of the sea: vocal tracking and mix at maine sound by ryan newell

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Sara Hallie Richardson Portland, Maine

Portland, Maine based singer/songwriter, Sara Hallie Richardson, performs and writes music through folk, indie, and electronic styles. With influences such as Joni Mitchell, Kate Bush, and Bjork, Richardson's songs are known for dense vocal harmonies and soaring melodies as well as combining synthetic and acoustic orchestral sounds. ... more

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