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Title
Time
mp3
Dried Up 2:14
Chasing Fireflies 4:57 mp3
Morning Light 3:34 mp3
Suns Moons and Lovers 3:32 mp3
Little Bird 3:53 mp3
Down By the River 4:00 mp3
What Other Choice 4:11  
Minnows 4:22 mp3
Mermaid 4:18
Postman 2:59
Spirit Song 3:20
Away 4:18

All lyrics and music ©2003 by Sara & Kamila Nasr

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DRIED UP
(Sara Nasr)

Sara: lead vocals, back up vocals
Kamila: back up vocals
Terry Stone: back up vocals

Gotta get out on the water, get out on the water,
Gotta feel the waves underneath my boat I gotta float,

But I'm dried up dry land, steel toed boots on the sand,
Weighted down, I'm a heavy stone, baking in the sun I 'm a dry white bone,

I'm the hot black pavement and it's 40 degrees,
I'm the dry brown scabs pealing off of your knees,
You're the old man, I'm your cough and your wheeze,
Saying bring me some water won't somebody please,

I'm dried up, dry land, steel toed boots on the sand,
weighted down, I'm a heavy stone, baking in the sun I 'm a dry white bone,

I'm what's left of the forest after the fire,
What's left of a woman who's lost her desire,
I am the singer who's lost the tune,
I'm the hungry sky around the full moon,

I'm dried up dry land, steel toed boots on the sand,
Weighted down, I'm a heavy stone, baking in the sun I 'm a dry white bone,

Baking fries in the skillet mamma's nowhere to be found,
Waiting patiently for breakfast while the house burns down,
Gotta get away out onto the sea, just need a little boat my inspiration and me,
Just need a little boat my inspiration and me,

I'm dried up dry land, steel toed boots on the sand,
Weighted down, I'm a heavy stone, baking in the sun I 'm a dry white bone,

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CHASING FIREFLIES
(Kamila Nasr)

Kamila: lead vocals, piano, acoustic guitar
Sara: back up vocals
Terry Stone: tenor sax
Ryan Marshall: bass


Suzanne, Suzanne,
Nothing is better than a one night stand, you're gonna miss that girl,
She was an easy catch but she's impossible to keep,
She'll slip through your fingers, she'll go straight for the seams,
She's a late night dancer though you thought you held her in your sleep,
You're shaking your head you're not gonna listen to me,
Cause nothing compares to your one night stand,
You're gonna miss Suzanne.

She had you dancing in the puddles, splashing at the heavens,
Dripping moonlight, I still see the moon in your eyes,
You're chasing fireflies, they'll tease you but by the morning they'll be gone,
Tell me where's she gonna sleep? Tell me where's she gonna sleep?
Where's she gonna sleep tonight?

Because it ain't what she's got it's what she don't get,
She's got you tapping your toes while she so easily forgets,
About the heaven and the moon and the dance on second avenue,
That late night jive, the sparkle in your eyes,
Another evening has arrived, she's off chasing fireflies.

Little sweety in the diner chewing mints and drinking cider,
Waiting for the day when you decide to go and find her,
She's just a pebble in the sand, another feather in your hand,
She ain't got nothing on your old Suzanne,
No one compares to your one night stand,
You're gonna miss Suzanne.

Because it ain't who you got it's who you don't get,
She's got you tapping your toes while she so easily forgets,
About the heaven and the moon and the dance on second avenue,
That late night jive, the sparkle in your eyes,
When ya gonna realize, you're just chasing fireflies.

I was your sweety in the diner wondering why you never came,
I was so easily captured like a moth to a flame,
Look past the pebbles and the sand, you'll have a diamond in your hand,
We'll just forget about your old Suzanne,
Or boy I'm gonna miss you, I'm gonna miss you...
And you're gonna miss Suzanne.

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MORNING LIGHT
(Sara Nasr)

Sara: lead vocals, guitar
Kamila: back up vocals, flute
Terry Stone: tenor sax
Ryan Marshall: bass
Ed Sutherby: drums

Ooh, morning Light, shines through clouds of grey and white,
ooh, of grey and white lending light to take away my sweet dark night,
Take away my sweet dark night.

Oooh mornings leave me lonely nights are with you only, if only in my head,
Oh wish you were here, holding me near we could make it real, real instead,
Could we make it real, real instead.

I'm holding on to a night time feeling, dreams of you are fading,
Lights are dancing on my ceiling and I know the mornings waiting,
Yes I know the mornings waiting singing.

Wake up your sleepy head, it's time to face the day,
There's nothing you can do and there's nowhere that you can hide away,
Ooh, I don't see no sky of blue, just another day of grey to leave me here missing you,
Oooh I'm still missing you, I'm just waiting for another day to be through for,
Another day to be through.

I'm holding on to a night time feeling, dreams of you are fading,
Lights are dancing on my ceiling and I know the mornings waiting,
Yes I know the mornings waiting singing,
Wake up your sleepy head, it's time to face the day,
There's nothing you can do and there's nowhere that you can hide away.

Ooh morning light shines through clouds of grey and white,
Ooh of grey and white lending light to take away my sweet dark night,
Take away my sweet dark night take away my sweet dark night.

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SUNS MOONS & LOVERS
(Kamila Nasr)

Kamila: vocals, acoustic guitar
Jack Daw: bass
Colin Carrigan: violin

You pray for winter, while I crave the desert,
We'd like to trade places if we could still be together,
But to California goes my mythical scholar,
His comic heros, stories of suns moons and lovers.

He was scared to be my baby,
And I was scared to have him be my baby,
Let's start all over tonight from here,
And I'll marry you in the morning ... in another couple of years.

She sings with a dagger, he fights with a vengeance,
She takes home my lover and begs me for penance,
Cause she was scared to be his baby,
But she was scared to have him be my baby,
I don't know what I feel from here,
But I'll know better in the morning... in another couple of years.

She comes to confide me her song of his thunder,
I'm tangled in silence, she's swept up in wonder,
And to California goes my mythical scholar,
His comic heroes, stories of suns moons and lovers,

He was scared to be my baby,
I was scared to have him be my baby,
We don't know where to go from here,
But we'll know better in the morning... in another couple of years.

And to California goes my mythical scholar,
Your comic heros, stories of suns moons and lovers,

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LITTLE BIRD
(Sara Nasr)

Sara: lead vocals, mandolin
Kamila: back up vocals, acoustic guitar
Jason Whelan: bouzouki

I wish I were a little bird, and I could fly so easily,
I would go to mountain peaks, where no one could find me,
I would go to the mountain stream and build a nest of moss,
There I'd hold him in my dreams my child whom I have lost,

As the morning sun will rise over rocky cliffs of snow and ice,
I'd let the high winds carry me and set my weary heart free,

Oh I wish I were a little bird and I could fly so easily,
To the prairies flat and wide as far as I could see,
I would go to the lake shore beneath the changing sky,
There I'd sing for my little one a slow sweet,

And I would wait for summer storms where the lightning brightens the sky,
I would sing while thunder roars so my child he would not cry,

Oh but if I were a little bird and I could fly so easily,
Here I'd stay by the ocean side where my babe rests in the sea,
My child my child so sweet and young you are lost to the ocean so wide,
Here I'll stay to watch over you one with the changing tide,
Oh I wish I were a little bird,

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DOWN BY THE RIVER
(Sara Nasr)

Sara: lead vocals, acoustic guitar
Kamila: vocals, acoustic guitar
Terry Stone: tenor sax
Chris Batstone: acoustic stand up bass
Chris Murphy: drums

I woke up in the morning I've been dreaming of my love,
Waiting for me down by the river, waiting for me down by the river,

In my dream he was dancing and singing for my love,
He knew I'd be coming down to the river, yes he knew I'd be coming down to the river,

But memory fades now as the days have been passing,
And the leaves are fading too from green to yellow,
Yes the leaves are fading from green to yellow,

There's no oil in the furnace and it's cold in our beds here,
There is no love to keep me warm, there is no love to keep me warm,

So I dream of my baby, cause I know he will save me,
We will go dancing down by the river, we will go dancing down my the river,

I woke up in the morning, I've been dreaming of my love, waiting for me down by the river,
Won't you let me go dancing, dancing, dancing down by the river,
Won't you let me go dancing, dancing, dancing down by the river,

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WHAT OTHER CHOICE
(Kamila Nasr)

Kamila: lead vocals, acoustic guitar
Sara: back up vocals

What other choice were we given?
What other choice were we given?
What kind of choice were we given?
What other choice were we given?

What kind of world do you live in?
Allows you to justify killing,
You tell me what other choice were we given,
What other choice were we given?

You stare me down in question,
Where did you come from, who were your parents?
You wear your flag with pride in conviction yourself not an immigrant,
You wear your flag with pride in conviction yourself not an immigrant,

But what other choice were you given?
What other choice were you given?.....

We supplied the bombs and the weapons,
But they make no mention of it,
They don't show us the blood that we shed in the east,
Cause that won't make the shareholders profit,

So the bombs go down in that country,
But all we will see is our towers,
And this date becomes a legend, to protect the rich and their power,
This date becomes a legend, to protect the rich and their power,

But what other choice were they given?
What other choice were they given? ......

Now the lines are fed to reporters,
About how we've graciously dropped them some food,
But after cutting off all supplies at their borders,
Tell me would you take food from them that were killing you?
Would you take food from them that were killing you?

But what other choice were they given?
What other choice were they given?
What kind of choice were they given?
What other choice were they given?

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MINNOWS
(Sara Nasr)

Sara: lead vocals, acoustic guitar
Kamila: back up vocals, piano
Adrian Doyle: pedal steel guitar

All that was left of you was minnows,
A flash of gold and silver and I watched you fade away,
And then when the bears came for me I knew that I was stronger,
But I let them take me anyway.

Virtue takes my lover away from me, virtue leaves me standing alone,
Virtue takes my love away and leaves me free.

I met a man he serves in the army,
He hates the army, but he fights for them anyway,
I met him while I was serving him coffee,
And I hate coffee and styrofoam but I work there anyway.

We talked about if we're affecting the end of the world,
And he said let's not talk about it anymore,
Cause virtue takes our love away and leaves us free.

I loved you when you were minnows, when you were a bear and I love you now,
You always said that I was a woman with too much passion but you loved me anyhow.

Where will I be when I'm forgiven will I still be searching for a way to love,
And who will be there to forgive me on behalf of virtue,
Who's heart will be strong enough.

Virtue takes my lover away, virtue leaves me standing alone,
Virtue takes my love away and leaves me free,
All that was left of you was minnows, I reached out to touch you but somehow you got Away.

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MERMAID
(Sara Nasr)

Sara: lead vocals, acoustic guitar
Kamila: back up vocals, flute
Gayle Tapper: Celtic harp

A mermaid saw a sailing ship upon her ocean blue,
"Sailors! sailors!" she teased them, "Won' t you let me play with you?"
A sailor looked over the starboard side, said, "Life here is far to stern,
I'd trade it all for a day with you for you love my heart does yearn."

"Sailor, sailor don't be fooled, you know my heart is by the ocean ruled,
And to love is just a game I play but I will not stay, no I will not stay."

The sailor though he could not swim ignored his captain's call,
And he listened not to her warning and into the sea did he fall,
As he kissed her salty cheek he knew this was his death,
And so he said to his mermaid love upon his dying breath,

He said, "Maiden, maiden don't be sad, to die for you is all I ever had,
And your simple love has set me free for a sailing ship is a cage to me."

The mermaid wept for her sailor boy she saw then what she had done,
By tempting a lonely sailor, who's heart was pure and young,
When she could no longer hold his weight they fell down to the ocean deep,
She sang for him a song of love to put his soul to sleep,
She sang for him a song of love to put his soul to sleep.

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POSTMAN
(Sara Nasr)

Sara: vocals, mandolin
Kamila: vocals, acoustic guitar
Colin Carrigan: fiddle
Jack Daw: acoustic stand up bass
Neil Rosenberg: banjo

My true love, she left me, I was roving all my days,
She told me that it was my fault to send another man her way,
Yes she told me that it was my fault to send another man her way.

Well I didn't understand her and what she was trying to say,
Wrote her letters to say I missed her and I sent them every day,
Wrote her letters to say I missed her and I sent them every day.

I said, "Don't you know I love you, how did my letters sound?"
She said "I ain't a girl who reads much, but thanks for sending the postman around!"
She said, "I ain't a girl who reads much but thanks for sending the postman around!"

She said, "I was getting lonely never knew when you'd be home to stay,
But the postman I could depend on, rain or storm he'd come every day,
Yeah the postman I could depend on, rain or storm he'd come every day."

My true love, she left me, I was roving all my days,
She told me that it was my fault to send another man her way,
Yes she told me that it was my fault to send another man her way,
Well I guess that it was my fault to send another man her way.

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SPIRIT SONG
(Kamila Nasr)

Kamila: vocals, djimbe Sara: vocals
Aneirin Thomas: didgeridoo

Like the eagle we shall fly, crying to the sky
Spirit capture my spirit send me soaring high
Send me soaring high

Like the forest we shall rise, climbing to the sky
Spirit capture my spirit send me soaring high
Send me soaring high

Like the ocean we will roar, spreading shore to shore
Spirit capture my spirit let my spirit soar
Let my spirit soar.


AWAY
(Kamila Nasr)

Kamila: lead vocals, acoustic guitar, Sara: vocals
Terry Stone: tenor sax, Gayle Tapper: Celtic harp
Jason Whelan: electric guitar, Wayne Hynes: bass
Chris Murphy: drums

I can see you down below me I meet your gaze from so far above,
I see you wanting to control me, wanting to hold me show me your kind of love,
Away...

A hand rests on your shoulder you start to squirm though firmly you're held still,
My freedom makes you wonder, wonder what it's like to wonder at your own will,
Away...

I let go a feather caught by the sunlight it swirls towards you,
You run to catch it, catch a piece of the freedom, the freedom that's haunting you,
Away...

The sky is getting darker, it's getting colder, your family is leaving,
I think about my children, how I never see them they were taken by freedom,
Away...

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Co-produced by Terry Stone, Sara and Kamila

Engineered by Lee Tizzard

Recorded & mixed at the Sound Solution
St. John's, Newfoundland, February to April, 2003

Mastered at The Cave

Photography: Bruce Dienes, Ken Holden
Artwork:
Layout:

For information and booking contact: manager@sarakamila.com

All songs written by Sara & Kamila
(c)2003 All rights reserved

This album would not have been possible without the generous support of;
Marilyn Manzer, Murray Manzer, Mary Isabel Terry, Gayle Tapper, Amin Nasr, Amy Druker, Terry Crane, and all of our guest musicians, thank you thank you thank you.

Many thanks to:
Gail Geltner, Bernard Hughes, Bob & Elizabeth Stone, Ed Hudson, Jason Whelan, Steve Edwards at Music City.
Thanks to all our friends and family for supporting us along the way. We couldn't do it without you.

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