1. Standing Ground
  2. Life
  3. Kerosene
  4. Edward
  5. Woman Waiting to Happen
  6. I Wish I Could Run
  7. Everything’s Red
  8. Dear Tracey
  9. Moment of Grace
  10. Bowl Full of Stars
  11. Come Around
  12. We Are Each Other’s Angels
  13. I’m Not Going Anywhere

Released June 15, 2000 | Sleeveless

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“The world can caress you or it can oppress you, but don’t be swayed by it’s course…”

Liner Notes

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

Lyrics

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