1. No Name For Love
  2. Coolness By Mistake
  3. Chelsea Morning
  4. Wave
  5. It’s Only Natural
  6. Faithful Heart
  7. When I Fall In Love
  8. Happy! In Your Love!
  9. Claim On My Heart
  10. Faithful Heart (Reprise)

Released February 1, 2002 | Sleeveless

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Love must certainly be in the air! Sara’s most romantic CD, released just in time for St. Valentine’s Day. 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!

Liner Notes

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!

Lyrics

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