Faithful Heart

Released February 1, 2002 | Sleeveless

Love must certainly be in the air! Sara’s most romantic CD, released just in time for St. Valentine’s Day (2002). Check out the habit-forming and haunting “No Name For Love,” and the energy on “It’s Only Natural” is wildly catching. And Sara’s rendition of “When I Fall In Love” is adoring!

NO NAME FOR LOVE by Sara Hickman (Le Petit Bonheur/BMI) and David Batteau (Down Into Eygpt/BMI)

COOLNESS BY MISTAKE by Jon Brion (You Can’t Take It With You/ASCAP) and Sara Hickman (Le Petit Bonheur/BMI)

CHELSEA MORNING by Joni Mitchell (Sony/ATV Tunes LLC / B/O Siquomb Pub.)

WAVE by Antonio Carlos Jobim (Corcovado Music Corp.)

IT’S ONLY NATURAL by Neil & Tim Finn (Roundhead Music/Rebel Larynx Music/BMI)

FAITHFUL HEART by Beth Nielsen Chapman

WHEN I FALL IN LOVE by Victor Young & Edward Heyman (Chappell & Co.)

HAPPY! IN YOUR LOVE! by Sara Hickman (Le Petit Bonheur/BMI) and Nick Trevisick (Nick Trevisick Songs/ASCAP)

CLAIM ON MY HEART by Sara Hickman (Esta Chica/BMI / MCA/ASCAP)

FAITHFUL HEART reprise, vocals only

  • This album was produced by Sara Hickman with you in mind.

    Recorded at Arlyn Studios, Austin, Texas and mixed with love by Mark Hallman at Congress House, also in Austin. Engineered by the best: Marty Lester. Jim Wilson mastered at Yes Mastering. Sara did the doodles and Stingray did the design. Todd V. Wolfson did the photos while eating a breakfast taco at our favorite hang, Maria’s Taco Express.

    All strings and songs arranged by Will Taylor, who loves you too. Except “No Name for Love,” Sara (me) arranged that one, and oh yes, Sara & Marty arranged “Wave” with Edward Hobizal (who played the drum loop, piano & groovy secret sounds). Love him!!

    Musicians that I thank and love:
    Bass/trumpet: Steve Zirkel
    Cello: Shawn Sanders
    Drums/percussion: Brad Evilsizer
    Bkg vox: Kristin De Witt
    Viola, violin, piano, classy guitar: Will Taylor
    Electric guitars: Jon Sanchez
    Acoustics: Sara
    Musicians on “No Name For Love” – Drums: Brad; Ebo bass: Mike Daane; Piano: Danny Levin; Harmonics and awesome vox: David Batteau; Guitar: Sara.
    Thank you to Elixir for strings!

  • No Name for Love
    Love is like a willow
    Bending low
    Stirring up the water
    Stirring up the water
    Love is like a dark road
    Down below
    Crossing through the valley
    Crossing through the valley

    Beyond the good and evil
    Beyond the famous name
    Greater than the hunger
    Greater than the blame

    We walk in paths of rain
    From here to where we’ve been
    For one who’s had no pain
    The hopes and failures dim
    Our wheel’s a constant grind
    Until we drop that rim
    There is no name for love
    There is no name for love
    There is no name for love
    There is no name

    Love is like the badlands
    Holy ground
    Burning in the darkness
    Burning in the darkness

    Beyond the good and evil
    Beyond the famous name
    Greater than the hunger
    Greater than the blame

    We walk in paths of rain
    From here to where we’ve been
    For one who’s had no pain
    The hopes and failures dim
    Our wheel’s a constant grind
    Until we drop that rim
    There is no name for love
    There is no name for love
    There is no name for love
    There is no name for love


    Coolness By Mistake
    Her fingers mushed his hair
    She loved to mess the strands around
    Then watch, as they unwind
    Falling into place
    And now, he’s sleeping in
    She smiles next to him
    And she has never been so awake
    She’s gone and overflowed
    And he’ll be glad to know
    Her coolness is by mistake

    He woke, the day was bright
    He heard her humming in the kitchen
    He was taking in the light
    Just thinking to himself
    She hollered, “I heard that!”
    And now he wears a grin
    As he is falling in
    And he has never been so awake
    She’s gone and called her mom
    To say she’s found someone
    Whose coolness is by mistake

    And now he wears a grin
    As he is falling in
    And he has never been so awake
    She’s gone and called her mom
    To say she’s found someone
    Whose coolness is by mistake
    Whose coolness is by mistake


    Chelsea Morning
    Woke up, it was a Chelsea morning and the first thing that I heard
    Was a song outside my window, and the traffic wrote the words
    It came ringing up like Christmas bells and rapping on like pipes and drums
    Oh, won’t you stay? We’ll put on the day
    And we’ll wear it till the night comes

    Woke up, it was a Chelsea morning and the first thing that I saw
    Was the sun through yellow curtains and a rainbow on the wall
    Red, blue, green and gold to welcome you, crimson beads to beckon
    Oh, won’t you stay? We’ll put on the day
    There’s a sun show every second

    Now the curtain opens on a portrait of today
    And the streets are paved with passers by
    And pigeons fly and papers lie
    Waiting to blow away

    Woke up, it was a Chelsea morning and the first thing that I knew
    There was milk and toast and honey and a bowl of oranges too
    And the sun poured in like butterscotch and stuck to all my senses
    Oh, won’t you stay? We’ll put on the day
    And we’ll talk in present tenses

    Now the curtain closes and the portrait runs away
    I will bring you incense owls by night
    By candle light, by jewel light if only you will stay
    Woke up, it was a Chelsea morning


    Wave
    So close your eyes for that’s a lovely way to be
    Aware of things your heart alone was meant to see
    The fundamental loneliness goes whenever two can dream of being together

    You can’t deny, don’t try to fight the rising sea
    Don’t fight the moon, the stars above . . . don’t fight me
    The fundamental loneliness goes whenever two can dream of being together

    When I saw you first the time was half past three
    When your eyes met mine it was eternity
    By now you know the wave is on its way to be
    Just catch the wave, don’t be afraid of loving me
    The fundamental loneliness goes whenever two can dream of being together
    Together

    When I saw you first the time was half past three
    And when your eyes met mine it was eternity
    By now you know the wave is on its way to be
    Just catch the wave, don’t be afraid of loving me
    The fundamental loneliness goes whenever two can dream of being together
    Together


    It’s Only Natural
    Ice will melt, water will boil
    You and I can shake off this mortal coil
    It’s bigger than us
    You don’t have to worry about it
    Ready or not here comes the drop
    You feel lucky when you know where you are
    You know it’s gonna come true
    Here in your arms I remember

    It’s only natural that I should want to
    Be there with you
    It’s only natural that you should
    Feel the same way too

    It’s easy when you don’t try
    Going on first impressions
    Man in a cage has made his confession
    Now, you’ve seen me at my worst
    And it won’t be the last time I’m down there
    I want you to know I feel completely at ease
    Read me like a book
    That’s fallen down between your knees
    Please let me have my way with you

    It’s only natural that I should want to
    Be there with you
    It’s only natural that you should
    Feel the same way too
    It’s circumstantial, it’s nothing written in the sky
    And we don’t even have to try

    And we’ll be shaking from fear, like buildings of glass
    We’ll sink into the bay, we’ll be under the rocks again
    You don’t have to say I know you’re afraid

    It’s only natural that I should want to
    Be there with you
    It’s only natural that you should
    Feel the same way too
    It’s circumstantial
    it’s something I was born to
    It’s only natural
    Can I help it if I want you?


    Faithful Heart
    Faithful heart
    What more can one life ask?
    One hand to hold along life’s path

    Stay with me
    Yes, now and for all time
    Our souls will be entwined

    I give this love, I live this love
    No greater joy is mine
    Storms may come, but we will never part
    For each of us bequeaths a faithful heart

    I give this love, I live this love
    No greater joy is mine
    Storms may come, but we will never part
    For each of us bequeaths a faithful heart


    When I Fall In Love
    When I fall in love
    It will be forever
    Or I’ll never fall in love
    In a restless world like this is
    Love is ended before it’s begun
    And too many moonlit kisses
    Seem to cool in the warmth of the sun

    When I give my heart
    It will be completely
    Or I’ll never give my heart
    And the moment I can feel that you feel that way too
    Is the moment when I fall in love with you

    And the moment I can feel that you feel that way too
    Is the moment when I fall in love with you


    Happy! In Your Love!
    I’ve been away too long, I’ve forgotten where I left my heart
    Through time
    I heard the sound of a voice, and it told me where to look and where to start
    On a path, hidden with weeds
    Oh, a sign: broken, and pointing the wrong way
    You turned me around, facing solid ground
    Reassuring me
    I’d be okay

    You love me just because
    I’ve begun to see
    That that, well that’s enough for me
    The memory of what was
    I’ve come to let it be
    ‘Cause happy is as happy does
    And I’m happy here
    In your love

    Kept wanting things to change, tried to rearrange my life and all my dreams
    ‘Til you
    You filled up what was gone, with faith so sure and strong
    Your love was surely meant to come along
    To stay
    This moonbeam in my hand
    Oh, a touch
    I can understand
    The feel, the looks, the life of love
    Shining down from up above
    Joy, you just keep on and on

    You love me just because
    I’ve begun to see
    That that, well that’s enough for me
    The memory of what was
    I’ve come to let it be
    ‘Cause happy is as happy does
    And I’m happy here

    Living in a world where someone’s broken
    Cast aside like words unspoken
    Pushed out in the dirt
    Who cares if you’re hurt?
    Thinking the time in the blink of an eye
    Leaving us here to question why
    Some must love
    Some must choose to love
    There’s no answer, but you keep on trying

    Oh, to stay
    This moonbeam in my hand
    Yeah, a touch
    I can understand
    The feel, the looks, the life of love
    Shining down from up above
    Joy, you just keep on and on

    Oh, you
    You love me just because
    I’ve begun to see
    That that, well that’s enough for me
    The memory of what was
    I’ve come to let it be
    ‘Cause happy is as happy does
    And I’m happy here


    Claim On My Heart
    I’d take you to a restaurant
    But I don’t have any money
    I’d take you for a drive
    But I don’t have a car
    I’d take you to Paris
    But I don’t have a jet
    So I hope you’ll settle
    For a claim on my heart

    I’d take you to the moon
    But I don’t have a rocket
    I’d take you to heaven
    But I wouldn’t know where to start
    I’d take you as far
    As my imagination would let it
    But I hope you’ll settle
    For a claim on my heart

    If you’ll just bear with me for a moment
    I’m sure that we can find
    All that we once held as true
    It’s in a crevice
    Embedded in my heart
    And it’s solid as a stone

    I’ll search the world
    For laughter you’ve never heard
    I’ll find the pieces
    That are missing to the part
    I’ll tell you the secrets
    Untold and hidden
    But I hope you’re happiest
    With a claim on my heart





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