Spiritual Appliances

Released June 15, 2000 | Sleeveless

STANDING GROUND words and music by Sara Hickman (Le Petit Bonheur/BMI)

LIFE words and music by Sara Hickman (Le Petit Bonheur/BMI)

KEROSENE by Sara Hickman and Nick Trevisick

EDWARD music by Sara Hickman and Danny Levin, lyrics by Sara Hickman

WOMAN WAITING TO HAPPEN by Sara Hickman (Le Petit Bonheur/BMI) and Barbara K (Fire Sister Songs/BMI)

I WISH I COULD RUN words and music by Sara Hickman (Le Petit Bonheur/BMI)

EVERYTHING’S RED by Sara Hickman and David Bassett

DEAR TRACEY words and music by Sara Hickman (Le Petit Bonheur/BMI)

MOMENT OF GRACE words and music by Sara Hickman (Le Petit Bonheur/BMI)

BOWL FULL OF STARS words and music by Sara Hickman (Le Petit Bonheur/BMI)

COME AROUND by Barbara K (Fire Sister Songs/BMI)

WE ARE EACH OTHER’S ANGELS by Chuck Brodsky (BMI), additional words by Sara Hickman

I’M NOT GOING ANYWHERE by Sara Hickman and Wendy Waldman

  • Produced by Sara Hickman
    Recorded at Cedar Creek, Austin Texas with
    Fred Remmert, engineering
    George Morgan, assistant engineering
    Additional engineering: Marty Lester of Tequila Mockingbird, Austin, Texas

    Songs and vocals arranged by Sara Hickman
    Strings arranged by Will Taylor
    Horns arranged by John Mills

    Photos by Todd V. Wolfson and Lily Blessing (age 2.5)
    Design by Neil Ferguson

    drums and percussion: Paul Pearcy
    bass: Glen Kawamoto
    electrix and sitar guitars: Andy Timmons
    electric on “I Wish”: Lance Schriner
    acoustix, backing vox and whistles: Sara
    backing vox: Kristin de Witt, Lance Schriner
    piano, keys and dijeridoo: Chip Dolan
    B-3 organ: Riley Osburn
    clarinets, saxaphones and flutes: John Mills
    french horn: Margaret Ayer
    trombone: Jon Blondell
    trumpets: Gary Slechts
    pedal stell, papoose and boss: Lloyd Maines
    fiddle: Gene Elder
    claps: Amiti, Paul and Sara
    tambourines: Daryl Burgee
    violins: Cathlin Reese and Javier Chaparre
    cello: Shawn Sanders
    viola: Will Taylor

    Angel singers: Kristin de Witt, Barbara K, Grant Melcher, Jon Sullivan, Kenda Taylor, Julie Noble, Sue Kratochvil, Chip Dolan, amanda Gammage, Carolyn Roark, Lance Schriner, Todd Wolfson, Adam and Nina Barker, Tish Hinohosa, Clay Bartholomew, Chole Talbot, Lauren Albrecht, Caroline and Javier Chaparro

  • Standing Ground
    where has the time gone?
    why did it take so long?
    why didn’t i meet you
    back when i needed to…?

    Ohh oh
    And time plays her tricks on me
    she’s holding my hand while she’s shoving me free
    these questions i ask of you
    seeming so old, and feeling so new

    oh, look what i’ve found….such a sweet sound
    who would’ve thought…i almost forgot!
    love’s peace of mind…in a world
    that keeps on spinning round
    thank god you took the time to help me find
    standing ground

    Ohh Oh Oh
    standing ground

    i was stuck between here and there
    i kept throwing my hands up in the air
    i didn’t care…
    til you put your love in my life
    you’re a penny in the water
    sparkling in the light

    Ohh Oh Oh

    and, look how the time’s flown
    smack dab in the middle of a love that’s grown
    it feels just like yesterday, i’m
    forgetting what to do, forgetting what to say…

    {chorus}
    oh, look what i’ve found….such a sweet sound
    who would’ve thought…i almost forgot!
    love’s peace of mind…in a world
    that keeps on spinning round
    thank god you took the time to help me find
    standing ground

    Ohh Oh Oh

    you woke me up to say
    an earthquake was shaking the bed we were on
    mmm, you held me close, i could feel your heart
    beating in the dark like a big bass drum
    we were laughing through it all
    til all the fear was gone

    Ohh Oh
    oh, look what i’ve found….such a sweet sound
    who would’ve thought…i almost forgot!
    love’s peace of mind…in a world
    that keeps on spinning round
    thank god you took the time to help me find
    standing ground

    such a sweet sound
    who would’ve thought…i almost forgot!
    love’s peace of mind…in a world
    that keeps on spinning round
    thank god you took the time to help me find
    standing ground

    Ohh Oh Oh
    Standing Ground


    Life
    Life…life..life..life is just a question
    He…he…he…he… he runs to me and
    I… I…I…I… I turn to him
    and he…he…he…he… he says to me:

    “Report your instincts to the station
    This sixth sense of yours is on fire…
    Your desire to insult the situation
    Can be controlled if you’d just let it go!”

    What the hell is he saying? should I return to the good book?
    Am I too defensive? is he…always right?

    Because life, life, life, life…is just a question…
    She…she…she…she… she runs to me…and
    I…I…I…I… I turn to her
    and she…she…she…she… she says to me…

    “Fill the vases…up with flowers…
    Fill the faces…up with laughter…
    Fill your heart up with echoes…Fill your mind up with
    nothing…”
    And

    I have to scribble quickly she talks so fast, so full of life
    There she goes around the corner into another dimension and…

    I scratch my head I waste time thinking about…scratching my head…
    And I wonder:
    Do we really hold all power here inside?
    I jump for joy…at the thought…I jump off cliffs and into
    Fields of love…

    la da da daa da da daaa
    la da da daa doda da dooo da daaa
    la do da daa da da daaa
    la da da do doda da dooo da daaa

    She knocks me over mid-thought
    My elbow’s scratched, he is holding her stare…
    She is smiling…he is toothless.
    Together they are a potent pair…
    I kick the can, we run seperate through the trees
    I remember:
    Once I was naked and I blame it on Adam and Eve…

    Life…life..life..life is just a question
    He…he…he…he… he runs to me and
    I… I…I…I… I turn to her
    and she…she…she…she she says:

    “Life…life..life..life is just a question”
    He…he…he…he… he runs to me and
    I… I…I…I… I turn to him
    and she…she…she…she she says…

    Ohh Oh Oh
    Ohh Oh Oh
    Life…life..life..life
    Life…life..life..life


    Kerosene
    Here we are
    Shallow but inspired
    Jumping into fires we set
    Here we are
    We’re dumb enough to learn
    Risking all we know to forget

    So don’t make me lead the way
    Or make me say
    It’s real
    The way
    I feel…

    CHORUS
    Cuz words burn like kerosene
    Flickering
    Then gone…
    Words burn like kerosene
    Seldom seen…again

    Well, damn the lies
    I’m choking on the truth
    Time is passing by
    It’s no excuse
    Stale goodbyes,
    Oh, really, what’s the use?
    To try and save what we long to lose

    So, don’t make me lead the way
    Or make me say
    It’s real
    The way
    I feel…

    CHORUS

    Cuz words burn like kerosene
    Flickering
    Then gone…
    Words burn like kerosene
    Seldom seen…again

    Words burn like kerosene
    Flickering
    Then gone…
    Words burn like kerosene
    Seldom seen…again

    Sometimes you need to go astray
    So throw caution to the wind
    Sometimes it carries you away
    Ohh, please don’t hate me when I say…

    Words burn like kerosene
    Flickering
    Then gone…
    Words burn like kerosene
    Seldom seen…again

    Kerosene
    Oh, Seldom seen
    Ohh oh oh,
    Then gone


    Edward
    edward can i borrow your coat
    edward can i borrow your hat
    through an open door i see
    rain about to wash my fallen heart…clean

    and edward can i borrow your smile
    oh, i’d like to take it home and try it out for awhile
    i’m sitting in a room
    where the smell of you is still upon my fingers

    Ohhh, it’s news to me…how we came to be
    that you and i could ever be together
    i wasn’t even looking
    but now i’m jumping up and down
    a thousand kisses waiting here for you

    Ohhh, it’s news to me…how we came to be
    that you and i could ever be together
    i wasn’t even looking
    but now i’m jumping up and down
    a thousand kisses waiting here for you

    edward will you hold my hand
    i’d like to grow old with you, i’d like to understand
    why some things have to change
    and some things stay the same
    either way i’m here
    beside you
    inside you


    Woman Waiting to Happen
    Heart be still…you’ve had your fill
    Of lovers who’ve come and gone
    The time is right…I see through the light
    That blinded me for so long

    It’s no secret that I love you…but this is like a love I’ve never known
    My mistakes…brought me to this place…where the flowers replaced the thorns

    I kept alive…the dream inside
    That brought me to you here…
    The time to grieve what I believed…
    Has left me silent all these years…

    But it’s no secret that I love you… but this is like a love I’ve never known…
    My mistakes…brought me to this place…where the flowers replaced the thorns…

    where the flowers replaced the thorns…

    I’m a woman waiting to happen…I’m a lover waiting to dream…I’m a mountain waiting
    to be climbed… I’m an eagle ready to scream…

    I’m a story waiting to be told…I’m a child awaiting to be held…I’m a tear awaiting to fall
    on the face of a stranger standing next to me…

    And I’m a song awaiting to be sung…I’m a prayer awaiting an answer…I’m a horizon
    kissing the dawn…I’m a star shining like I’ve never shown…

    I’m a page about to be turned…I’m a dance about to begin…I’m a moment awaiting eternity
    I’m a whisper awaiting a sigh…

    And I’m a river awaiting the ocean…I’m a baby waiting to crawl…And I’m a heart…
    Waiting to fall…
    I’m a heart…Waiting to fall…

    I’m a heart… heart…Waiting to fall…
    I’m a heart…Waiting to fall…

    In love with you…

    Ahhhh…It’s no secret that I love you…but this is like a love I’ve never known…
    My mistakes…brought me to this place…
    Where the flowers… Where the flowers…
    ohhh Where the flowers replaced the thorns…

    Heart be still… You’ve had your fill
    and I’m a woman waiting to dream.

    Heart be still… You’ve had your fill
    I’m a woman waiting to scream.

    Heart be still… You’ve had your fill
    I’m a woman waiting to be held.

    Heart be still… You’ve had your fill
    I’m a woman about to begin

    I’m a heart…Waiting to fall…
    I’m a heart…Waiting to fall…
    I’m a heart…Waiting to fall…

    In love……


    I Wish I Could Run
    Outside the lines of Baltimore
    There’s a cemetery sleeping
    I stopped to watch you yelling at your dog
    The effect was rather creepy
    In front of strangers, long since gone
    I watched you hammer home your hate
    Someday you’ll look back at what you’ve become
    A ghost behind a gate…

    CHORUS
    Oh-ohh-oh
    I wish I could run to save you
    I wish I could run
    I wish I could run to save you
    I can’t be the one…

    You could blame it on the way he would hit you
    The taste of blood mingled with shame
    And there’s a feeling that lies deep within you
    But you cannot give it a name
    No one can understand me, you say
    No one knows your pain…
    You shake your fists and raise your voice
    Here comes the madness again…

    CHORUS
    Oh-ohh-oh
    I wish I could run to save you
    I wish I could run
    I wish I could run to save you
    I can’t be the one…
    No I can’t be the one.

    You wish you were more like me but I’m not
    Who you make me out to be…
    You wish you were more like me but
    I’m not who you make me out to be…
    No one can understand me, you say
    No one knows your pain
    You shake your fists and raise your voice
    Here comes the madness again…

    CHORUS
    Oh-ohh-oh
    I wish I could run to save you
    I wish I could run
    I wish I could run to save you
    I can’t be that…
    I wish I could run to save you
    Ohh I wish I could run
    I wish I could run to save you
    I can’t be the one.

    No I can’t be the one.
    No I can’t be the one.


    Everything’s Red
    Seems that you’re here
    But it feels like you’re dead
    Did someone forget to lock the door…?
    It’s more than a dream cuz when I hit the floor
    The whole world turns red
    And green
    With silver bells…
    I’m laughing while wrapping a box that you sent me
    Full of your regrets
    With a key
    And a ring
    And the gun…

    It’s almost…never the same…almost…I can taste it… almost…Yea, it’s done…

    CH: To the phone booth down the street (everything’s red)
    To the heart I couldn’t keep (everything’s running through my head)
    The lips you kissed until they bled
    And the angry words you said
    Here they are…take them back!
    Curtain’s closing…fade…to black

    Where I was warm, oh now I feel cold
    And when did the light through my window change?
    I pass by your house
    It’s so empty to see all the colours have gone
    Like the wind
    Blowing snow
    Down my back
    And Christmas is coming I sit by the tree
    And sing your favorite song…
    With a key,
    And a ring
    And a gun

    It’s almost…never the same…almost…I can taste it… almost…Yea, it’s done…

    CH: To the phone booth down the street (everything’s red)
    To the heart I couldn’t keep (everything’s running through my head)
    The lips you kissed until they bled
    And the angry words you said
    Here they are…take them back!
    Curtain’s closing…fade…to black

    BR: Fade to black, oh its such a simple term
    But not quite our ending…no, it was a long, slow burn
    I’ve quess there’s no turning back
    From the red where you have sent me….

    Oooooh!

    To the phone booth down the street (everything’s red)
    To the heart I couldn’t keep (everything’s running through my head)
    The lips you kissed until they bled
    And the angry words you said
    Here they are…take them back!
    Curtain’s closing…fade…to black

    To the phone booth down the street (everything’s red)
    To the heart I couldn’t keep (everything’s running through my head)
    The lips you kissed until they bled
    And the angry words you said
    Here they are…take them back!
    Curtain’s closing…fade…to black


    Dear Tracey
    dear tracey
    you left too soon
    cuz when you left
    the light went with you out of the room
    dear tracey
    you hung the moon
    over my shoulder
    each and every night
    now my heart hangs heavy
    but it still beats steady for you
    dear tracey

    and in my darkest hour
    i can hear
    the way you used to whistle
    the way you could turn every head in the room
    with just the sound of your laughter

    and in my darkest hour
    i can hear
    the way you used to whistle
    the way you could turn every head in the room

    dear tracey
    golden moments are not easily found
    now that you are homeward bound
    and this will not be easy to think of you and
    to sing this song
    now that you are gone
    my dear,
    dear tracey


    Moment of Grace
    i didn’t want a river
    but you handed me the sea
    i didn’t want a forest
    but you chopped down every tree
    i didn’t want these blue skies
    but you shot down every bird
    i didn’t want these questions
    that you’re screaming to be heard

    and the distance between stars
    is the distance between our hearts
    and the difference between runners in a race

    is a moment of grace

    i didn’t want a feature length film
    i said, a preview will do
    but somehow you convinced me
    to sit here in the dark with you

    And you carry this hole in your heart
    you expect me to fill it..on the double
    But, i can’t carry more than myself
    Oh my own shit and shovel

    and the distance between stars
    is the distance between our hearts
    and the difference between runners in a race

    is a moment of grace

    da dum dum dum daday
    da dum da dada day
    da dum dum dum daday
    da dum dada day

    i don’t…i don’t…i don’t…i don’t…i don’t…i don’t…i don’t want you
    i just needed you the night
    You say a man’s got to do what a man’s got to do
    i say
    a woman’s
    got
    the same right!

    and the distance between stars
    is the distance between our hearts
    Oh-ohhh-oh
    and the difference between runners in a race

    is a moment of grace

    is a moment


    Bowl Full of Stars
    i poured some stars in your cereal
    you ate half a bowl and said you were full
    oh, honey, where’s your appetite
    you used to eat a bowl every nite
    Ah…uh-huh!

    baba bada bap ba badiyidi
    baba bada ba

    lassoed the moon and laid it at your feet
    but when i left you kicked it out on the street
    the neighbors heard it cryin’, took it in
    now i’m not sure the moon will trust you again
    ah…uh-huh!

    baba bada bap ba badiyidi
    baba bada ba

    baba bada bap ba badiyidi
    baba bada ba

    the world can caress you or it can oppress you
    but don’t be swayed by it’s course
    a smile’s a moonbeam, a happy daydream
    pouring straight from the source…

    where did you go…i want you back
    your smile’s as flat as a paper sack
    oh, let me pour your favorite cereal
    and hang the moon to light your meal
    ah…uh-huh!

    baba bada bap ba badiyidi
    baba bada ba

    baba bada bap ba badiyidi
    baba bada ba

    your heart was open twenty-four hours
    your love was my chosen sunflower
    weren’t you the one who said a smile’s just a frown?
    that we’ve turned upside down…

    where did you go…i want you back
    your smile’s as flat as a paper sack
    oh, let me pour your favorite cereal
    and hang the moon to light your meal
    ah…uh-huh!

    baba bada bap ba badiyidi
    baba bada ba

    baba bada bap ba badiyidi
    baba bada ba


    Come Around
    I thought I’d have to pay to feel good
    By all the pretty things that caught my eye
    Empty as my pocketbook I stood
    With only common sense to tell me why I..

    Can’t put my finger on it
    I can’t hold it in my hands
    But I’ll wrap my arms around it
    Then let it go
    To come around again

    Elusive as a lizard in the grass
    Compelling as an ancient mystery
    Sudden as a twister, and as fast
    As a train from Leon to Paree I…

    Can’t put my finger on it
    I can’t hold it in my hands
    But I’ll wrap my arms around it
    Then let it go
    To come around again

    Mothers hold their babies to their breast…Sisters see their brothers off to war…
    Lovers put each other to the test…Oceans spend their waves upon the shore…

    I told you there was something in the air…
    Beyond our limitations to perceive
    A feeling that there’s more than nothing there
    Challenging us simply to believe in love

    Can’t put your finger on it
    You can’t hold it in your hands
    But you’ll wrap your arms around it
    Then let it go to come around again

    Can’t put my finger on it
    I can’t hold it in my hands
    But I’ll wrap my arms around it
    Then let it go
    To come around again

    Ooohh come around!


    We Are Each Other’s Angels
    Well, I hope I see you later
    Cuz it’s time for me to go
    And my ride has just pulled over
    But it sure was good to know you

    Go answer your calling
    Go and fill somebody’s cup
    And if you see an angel falling…
    Won’t you stop and help her up?

    Ohh Oh
    Cuz we are each other’s angels
    Ohh Oh
    And we meet when it is time
    Ohh Oh
    We keep each other going
    And we show each other signs…

    Sometimes you’ll stumble
    Sometimes you’ll just lie down
    Sometimes you will get lonely
    With all these people around

    Ohh Oh
    You might shiver when the wind blows
    Yea, you might get blown away
    Ohh Oh
    You might lose a little colours
    You… you might lose a little faith…

    Ohh Oh
    But we are each other’s angels
    Ohh Oh
    And we meet when it is time
    Ohh Oh
    We keep each other going
    And we show each other signs…

    Well, I reached my destination
    Yea, I finally made it home
    God sent ten thousand angels
    To make me one of his own…

    Ohh Oh
    But we are each other’s angels
    Ohh Oh
    And we meet when it is time
    Ohh Oh
    We keep each other going
    And we show each other signs…

    Oh, we are each other’s angels
    we are each other’s angels
    Oh, we are each other’s angels
    And we meet when it is time
    Oh, we are each other’s angels
    Ohhh, I’ve forgotten how to fly!
    Oh, we are each other’s angels
    Won’t you show me how to fly?
    Oh, we are each other’s angels…


    I’m Not Going Anywhere
    Look at the sky, isn’t it fine?
    Such a pretty day…

    Look at the grass, so green…
    Almost takes my breath away

    Walking around, how I love to see
    you standing there

    Since you took my hand
    Well my heart sees you everywhere

    Who knows when or where
    Our time is gonna come
    I only know that I care…to live each day like this…
    With a kiss…and I promise I’m not going
    Anywhere

    La da da da….da da da

    I read surprise
    In your eyes
    You think I might leave

    But where would I go?
    What would I do?
    There’s no one else like you…

    Who knows when or where
    Our time is gonna come
    I only know that I care…to live each day like this…
    With a kiss…and I promise I’m not going
    Anywhere

    I love you so…
    And I never thought I’d find my heart again

    Oh, you’ve got to know
    That no one could ever take this heart from you…
    la da da da

    I love you so…
    And I never thought I’d find my heart again

    Oh, you’ve got to know
    That no one could ever take this heart from you…
    la da da da

    Who knows when or where
    Our time is gonna come
    I only know that I care…to live each day like this…
    With a kiss…and I promise I’m not going
    Anywhere

    Ooooh!
    Who knows when or where
    Our time is gonna come
    I only know that I care…to live each day like this…
    With a kiss…and I promise I’m not going
    Anywhere

    La da da da….da da da
    La da da da….da da da





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