Weaving the Pieces

by Sarah Golley

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This is an album about getting to know yourself, accepting yourself, and acknowledging your inner child. The writing, performing, and recording of these songs has been a transformation into a better version of myself. I am grateful for all that I have, and humbled to be sharing it with you. From my living room to your ears, I give you "Weaving the Pieces."

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released July 24, 2015

Music and Lyrics by Sarah Golley
Album artwork by Victoria Taylor Art and Illustration
Recorded in my living room

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Sarah Golley Norwalk, Connecticut

Sarah Golley combines an eclectic mixture of genres, weaved with sincere lyricism, using a keyboard, her voice, and a looper. Her influences include a background in musical theater, Romantic and 20th century post-tonal composers, choral singing, jazz, and visual lyricists. Sarah uses music to grow as a human. She hopes others will relate to her journey on this strange and beautiful planet. ... more

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Track Name: Structures of Us
Wanderer, housing a sea of sharks who cut your ties
Wondering "Where were the laughs shared over apple pies?"
What game shall we play today?
How 'bout the one where you value me?

Dancer, twirling around to get through all the pain
Leaper, what dance can we do to ever stop the rain?
Shall we sing a song, or play with dolls
Or put on a show for all our friends to see?

Rock collisions causing such a fuss
Exploding all the rubble and the dust
Let it die and leave it all to rust
Collapsing all the structures of us
Let it fall there's no structure of us

And through this fog I know that we belong to ourselves
Our hearts lead us to compassion

Rock collisions causing such a fuss
Exploding all the rubble and the dust
Let it die and leave it all to rust
Collapsing all the structures of us
Let it fall there's no structure of us

Believer, your path in life is not the one for me
Dreamer, big dreams are our common ground, or so it seams
Now don't go thinking that you're crazy
You're just as sane as me

And through this fog I know that we belong to ourselves
Our canvas for our own creation
And through our art we find our truths
Track Name: Have You None?
Time and time again I find
The world inside my head's unkind
But everyday it meets it's match with you

Challenging all hope and trust
Splitting hairs of love and lust
Then with the romantics out of the blue

Have you no common decency?
Don't you care that she feels too?
Have you no common decency?
Will you ever be through?

Every one just like the rest
Every girl a new conquest
Just another thing to brag about

Stud is your middle name
Charm is your favorite game
Where you're confident you show your doubts

Have you no common decency?
Don't you care that I feel too?
Have you no common decency?
Will you ever be through?

Then again, I knew what I was getting into
Perhaps it was me who used you
I played with fire and it left me burned

Have I no common decency?
Don't I care that you feel too?
Have I no common decency?
I was wrong and so were you

Is there any common decency?
Are we just some sad excuse?
Is there any common decency?
Why won't our pain just cut us loose?
Track Name: Venom
This venom
It is eating me alive and it dripped from my own fangs
Now I can't breathe

Those eyes they are staring at me blankly
Concerned with what they see through the mirror

Those birds they are circling round in my head
Pecking me day by day

What did I do to deserve this lack of empathy?
I'd never treat you that way

And words, they are shifting and changing their meaning in this skull
And all of those high hopes and dreams they're receding
All is dull

I'd do anything to break free of this bully in me

These snowflakes, each one gathering on my face
Washing my cheeks with warmth
How they burn

These branches, they are bending under this weight
Struggling to bear it all
Of course they'll fall

And words, they are shifting and changing their meaning in this skull
And all of those high hopes and dreams they're receding
All is dull

I'd do anything to break free of this bully in me

I will escape
I'm gonna break free from my grasp
I'm gonna let go of the past
Put all of those thoughts on a shelf
I'm gonna break free from myself

This venom's killing me
I'm crushed
Track Name: Autumn Aspirations
The last leaf of autumn resists the ground
Falling slowly in the wind
For it knows when it lands without a sound
It's a dream that could never begin

He moves so slowly in his day by day
Hoping to turn on the light
But he doesn't, because it's not perfectly his way
It's a spark that could never ignite

We wear our hearts on our sleeves
And we use our sleeves as our walls
Because there are only so many relationships
And not enough time to sync them all

The first breath of spring is such a tease
Giving all life hope of warmth
But soon you feel the stab of that icy cold breeze
And it snows two more months in the north

At the end of the day she stares at the wall
Thinking of all that she hates
For there's no room for passion in ordinary people
All her dreams they'll just have to wait

We wear our hearts on our sleeves
And we use our sleeves as our walls
Because there are only so many relation ships
And not enough time to sink them all

We waste so much time everyday
But is it our time to be wasted?
For time is all we really have
Can it be borrowed?
Can it be tasted?

No it can't
Track Name: Sludge
In the dark when your lips missed mine
I felt the spark that I couldn't find
And all these thoughts, they just unfurled
While you lay there pulling at my curls

And all the phrases pouring out just couldn't be kept
And I laid there bug-eyed as you slept
And the only thing I knew
It was time to finally let all these roaches crawl out of my mind

End of the year
Looking back on my fears
And all that time spent on wasted tears
When I looked you deep in the eyes
And saw reflected a person whom I despised

And all the gifts and all the praise couldn't eat it away
They fed the monster in my brain that's here to stay
Now there's something that I really need to tell you babe
There's a part of me that's so afraid

I don't know where I'm going
I may no where I've been
This is my last and final concession
I'm climbing out the window while you walk through the door
Don't ask me where I'm going
Cause I can't stop anymore

No turning back
The time for that has passed
And these tangles will never be relaxed
All of this time just going at our pace
Convinced that we are all members of a different race

And all the waters in the streams they flow through the spot
Where those little kittens are never forgot
And all those hearts and all those minds just trying to survive
They're seeping out the sludge that keeps them alive
Track Name: Little Bird
He said, "You've been naked a long time"
If only he knew I'd been bare my whole life
It causes a thick skin with infinite open wounds

Makeshift waterfalls shake off the dead of winter
I soak my boot in an imagined creek
Staring at disillusioned ice peaks
Who had no knowledge of their temporary existence

Little bird fly away
Catch my heart on your wings
Rest assured, it is never the master who's pulling the strings
Sigh, and catch my breath lifting you up to the sky
Never half-hearted, never a reason why

All of the vases, yes all of the vases
They are shattered

I thought I was a poet once
And when I did every word that dripped from my tongue rang true to every ear that heard them
Mine.
See I'm the protagonist, yes I'm the protagonist
My antagonist's antagonist thinks I'm the antagonist...
But I'm above all that narcissism
Fuck all those narcissist anyway
They're horrible cause I said so

Little bird fly away
Catch my heart on your wings
Rest assured, it is never the master who's pulling the strings
Sigh, and catch my breath lifting you up to the sky
Never half-hearted, never a reason why

All the vases are shattered
We could fail to fix them with some super glue
Why not try make something new?

Little bird fly away
Catch my heart on your wings
Rest assured, it is never the master who's pulling the strings
Sigh, and catch my breath lifting you up to the sky
Never half-hearted, never a reason why
Track Name: Weaving the Pieces
I'm awake
I'm awake to the noises, awake to the smells
I've yet to distinguish this place from my hell
Have I broken my own spell?
I'll never know

But time goes by quickly and slowly
And I don't know which one's the real me
I float through space
Which way is upwards?
A cosmic race no one can win

But I'll be fine
I don't care what you say
I'll be fine
You'll think what you want anyway

My road may be winding, but I'll get there, see
'Cause weaving those pieces I will become me

In my head
I'm always getting stuck in my head
I see so much promise
I see so much dread
Now I'm going to dreamland
You'll find me in bed

Time stands so still looking in judgement
And I won't care
Not for a moment
Just you wait, I'm going upwards
I'll see you there with a big smile

But I'll be fine
I don't care what you say
I'll be fine
You'll think what you want anyway
My road may be winding, but I'll get there see
'Cause weaving those pieces I will become me
Track Name: Hide
Some days I go dancing in the rain
Some days I go drowning in the sun

Hide me in a box
Lock me up, swallow the key
Ignore my thoughts, I'm not a loss
I'm here to set you free

This basket we weaved together
It can hold so many things
It's tough, it can withstand the weather
But strains out all our seeds

Like a diver caught at the bottom of the ocean floor

Take my love
I have more to give

It seems like years since we parted


Bask in the sunlight
Don't worry 'bout the nightfall
Orange and purple skies will lead you to the moon

Hide your eyes
I can't take your glare on me
I'm not yours you see
Track Name: Tangled Mess of Monsters
I packed up my bags
Decided on a little trip to a scary old place
Where I ran from a fork as a little kid
The arena opened up
I entered as an elephant with a lampshade on my head
Desperately reaching for the space between climax and imagination

Now you and I, I think that we've met before
Or maybe I dreamed you up
Maybe you left me when I was four
Is there any room left in these young and tired bones
For you to come out
For you to feel right at home amongst the apples

I don't know what I'm doing
I don't really care

Now you're so pretty when you're twirling with no shoes
And slippin' around 'cause you're trying to shake the blues
A little lioness pouncing on new ideas
Demanding all the answers without a single trace of fear

Let down your hair
Set that tangled mess of monsters free
Sing your song
Say "Hey would you like to meet me"

I don't know what I'm doing
I don't really care