Aug. 17, 2010 11:09pm


So last thursday I went back to Pennsylvania for a WVIA interview with Erika Funke, and a Home Grown recording with George Graham. It was such a great opportunity and Iím very grateful to George a...


Jul. 9, 2010 3:04pm


I can't believe how hot it's been lately. I just went through another tub of ice cream just to survive the heat. I had no choice.....anyway, it's crazy hot. that's all. I've been trying to emb...


Jun. 12, 2010 7:38pm


I got to spend a bit of time back in NEPA these past two weekends. I played a couple of gigs, caught up with family and friends. My parents live in the country, so staying at their place I was able...

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Just Say So

I really wasnít gonna say it, but I swear weíve met before
I donít usually act this way, but I caught your smile and now I gotta know more
About the way you think, about the way you are, about the things you do.
About the way you kiss, yeah, I been wondrin a little bit about that too

But just say so, just say the word and baby I will step aside and leave you here alone
Just say so, and I will walk my little misunderstanding out the door
You wonít hear from me again, unless you want toÖ..so say you want to

I tried hard to play the game correctly, pretending not to notice you
Oh smooth I missed my entrance
Fumbling by, victimized by my shoes
Well Iím kicking them off now, baby
I gotta find it, gotta feel the floor
I see you looking my way again, tell me
What are we waiting for?

But just say so, just say the word and baby I will step aside and leave you hear alone
Just say so, and I will walk my little misunderstanding out the door
You wonít hear from me again, unless you want to Ö.so say you want to

Maybe this is all a little sudden, maybe Iíve got it wrong
But Iíve lived and Iíve learned
Iíve tossed and Iíve turned
Iíve been broken and burned long enough to know what I want, yeah
Oh I know what I want

Just say so, just say the world and baby I will step aside and leave you hear alone
Just say so, and I will walk my little misunderstanding out the door
You wonít hear from me again, unless you want to, so say you want to
I know I want you


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Moments


Long lines, stand before me still
Deep time, finds me holding, holding on tight
To this feeling, please donít try to explain it
How soft, can you be real?
How honest, one kiss and Iím helpless
Iím lost in everything you are
Donít try to contain it

I donít ask for eternity
Just this moment of heaven, wrapped around me
Show my heart how it feels to be
Home, completely

Iíve wandered through dirty streets
Iíve fallen, Iíve lost my way and Iíve screamed
Into shattered walls
You pulled me to safety

I donít ask for eternity
Just this moment of heaven, wrapped around me
Show my heart how it feels to be
Home, completely

Good night, time to say goodbye
So right, were these seconds we shared
Gentle light, help me capture sweet separation
And I wonít ask why

I donít need eternity
Just this moment of heaven, wrapped around me
Show my heart how it feels to be
Home, completely
I donít need eternity
Holding you in my arms, is heavenly
Youíve shown my heart how it feels to be
Home, completely


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A Little More Crazy


I have never been the one to lose control
I can get a little carried away, but I try to take it slow
But the more I get of you, the more I let go
And thereís something I want you to know

Iím a little more crazy than usual, baby
A little more silly than I ought be
I havenít felt like this in a long time, honey
I really really like what you do to me

Laugh a little bit longer let me see your smile
I could be inclined to join you for a little while
Laughin out loud lovin it losin my mind
The more I get of you the more I find Iím

A little more crazy than usual, baby
A little more silly than I ought be
I havenít felt like this in a long time, honey
I really really like what you do to me
Iím a little more crazy than usual, baby
A little more silly than I ought be
I havenít felt like this in a long time, honey
I really really like what you do to me

Is it really you thatís doin this?
If it is, can you keep on doin it?
I am flying higher than I thought that I could fly
And Iím

A little more crazy than usual, baby
A little more silly than I ought be
I havenít felt like this in a long time, honey
I really really like what you do to me
Iím a little more crazy than usual, baby
A little more silly than I ought be
I havenít felt like this in a long time, honey
I really really like what you do to me


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Easier Done than Said


I hang up the phone and turn your picture over
I canít think about this anymore
Weíve said too many words, canít remember what I said
Or what I meant, or what you heard

Itís too much, too soon, too far away from you
Holding on with helloís and goodbyes through telephone lines
Unravelling and fumbling through
Trying way to hard to get this right

When itís so much easier done than said
Iím tired of explaining
And youíre too far away for me to make this clear
Itís easier done than said
So come here

Iíve never been good at this sort of thing
I always end up panicking
I tend to run away
And I feel the words falling from my lips
I know Iím sabotaging this with every word I say

Itís too much, too soon, too far away from you
Holding on with helloís and goodbyes through telephone lines
Unravelling and fumbling through
Trying way to hard
Trying way to hard to get it right

When itís easier done than said
Iím tired of explaining
And youíre too far away for me to make this clear
Itís easier done than said
So come here

Come here, and make it all better
Tell me weíve still got time
Forget about the words we said
And get here tonight
Some things are still uncertain
But one thing I know for sure
All this waiting is breaking us
I donít wanna wait anymore

Iím tired of explaining
And youíre too far away for me to make this clear
Itís easier done than said
Itís so much easier done than said
So come here
Come here


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Such Love


So close, soft breeze, touching me skin
In tiny drops the mist of fog kisses me again and again
No hesitation, simple and real
Iíve been rescued by a faraway heartbeat
When to think, I thought I forgot how to feel

And I want this, such love
Such life-saving heaven, oh, more than anything
I want this, such love
Oh, the kind that changes everything
Oh, everything

So close, but not quite
Huddled in the clouds
The cooling waters wait to spill down
Unsettled, fall down
Fall down like youíll never stop
And cover me up, cover me now
Iíd give everything Iíve got
If raindrops could be enough somehow

Such love,
Such life-saving heaven, oh, more than anything
I want this, such love
Oh, the kind that changes everything

Oh weíve had enough fighting, dying
Oh weíve had enough hopeless tears
Is there any way that something new
Can happen hereÖ..here

So close, but not quite
How much longer will it be
I know itís near
Send it here
Please


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No Harm Done


Itís a good thing that we didnít
I wanted to, but I didnít
I wanted you, I wanted you,
So much more than I ever really admitted
Itís a good thing that we couldnít
I kinda knew that we wouldnít
I wanted you, I wanted you,
Though I always knew that I shouldnít

But no harm done
No harm done
At the very most, it was barely even a close call
No harm done
No harm done
I admit that in the wanting, I was thinking it was something,
But clearly it was nothing at all

A good thing will undo you
A good thing can cut through you
The hurrying, the worrying hit me
Long before I knew you
Some kinda heat taking over
Itís hard to believe it could be so inconvenient
Itís hard to believe all this time that I couldnít see it
But no harm done
No harm done
At the very most, it was barely even a close call
No harm done
No harm done
I admit that in the wanting, I was thinking it was something
But clearly it was nothing

No harm done
No harm done
At the very most it was barely even a close call
No harm done
No harm done
I admit that in the wanting, I was thinking it was something
But clearly it was nothing at all.


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Wrong Turn


Itís nothing more than I had hoped for
Another turn around, carefully placed
Only seconds from my opening statement
I called it again, called it again
Call me uncertain
But I wandered in perfectly okay
It wasnít till I hit the hallway that I felt it again
I felt it again
And Iím still running away

Oh why am I trying to adhere to such sentiments
That havenít meant so much to me
Oh something has changed
My mind again seems to have itís own agenda
Like a deficit to the attention
And Iím thinking about this and that and oh no

I think I made a wrong turn somewhere past distraction
Here I go again
Oh, itís not quite good, not quite bad
But itís definitely throwin me off
A wrong turn some overreaction
Seems to be all that I ever find
Yeah it happens every time

Iím crossing this street for the third time
Someoneís been moving my stop signs
But if you had any clue what starlight can do
To sadly affectionate eyes, youíd know why

My mind again seems to have itís own agenda
Like a deficit to the attention
And Iím thinking about this and that and oh no

I think I made a wrong turn somewhere past distraction
Here I go again
Oh, itís not quite good, not quite bad
But itís definitely throwin me off
A wrong turn some overreaction
Seems to be all that I ever find
Yeah it happens every time

A wrong turn, somewhere past distraction
Here I go again
Oh, itís not quite good, not quite bad
But itís definitely throwin me off
A wrong turn some overreaction
Seems to be all that I ever find
Yeah it happens every time


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Mr. Personality


I met a boy like you once, he was sweet and easy to talk to
I met a boy like you once, he was oblivious, and a little bit lost
I met a boy like you once, he was very intriguing
And we shared a little time and some stir fry
I met a boy like you once
It was so good that I thought I was falling in love
So I stayed away, of course
And I met a boy like you once, he was passionate and driven
And he broke my heart several times
I met a boy like you once
And I thought he was just right

Mr. Personality
Which one is it gonna be?
Are you good, or bad, or anything that could be right for me?
Mr. Personality
Oh, the things that you do without knowing it
And I try and I try till I swear Iím over it
And I amÖÖreally.

I met a boy and he was so attractive, but had absolutely nothing to say
I met a boy and he was sweet and sensitive and artistic and wonderful
And totally gay, but thatís okay
And I met a boy and then he hit on me and he slurred his speech
And he really thought I wanted him, but no, no, no, I really didnít
I met a boy and he was safe and secure and responsible
All I had to do was fall in love, so of course I didnít

Mr. Personality
Which one is it gonna be?
Are you good, or bad, or anything that could be right for me?
Mr. Personality
Oh, the things that you do without knowing it
And I try and I try till I swear Iím over it
And I amÖÖreally.

I met a boy and I kept him close,
He was such a friend, but then again I thought he could be more
I had a friend and I hurt him, and I missed him
I met a boy and then I met him again and again
And I didnít wanna want him this time, but then I kissed him
Well maybe Iím crazy, hopefully not
But thereís still one more, Iím afraid itís true
Heís a really bad idea, but a really good thought
Just like so many others whoíve outdone each other
In keeping me perfectly happy to not have a clue

Mr. Personality
Tell me which one is it gonna be?
Are you good, or bad, or anything that could be right for me?
Mr. Personality
Oh, the things that you do without knowing it
And I try and I try till I swear Iím over it
And I amÖÖreally, I amÖ.really
Yes I amÖ..reallyÖ.not.
No Iím notÖNo Iím not.


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Live Again


I see you there, tearing yourself to pieces
Youíve given up on all the joy in your life
I know youíre scared, believe me, I know the reasons
Itís hard to see the light when thereís emptiness inside

But just hold on
It wonít be long
One day youíll wake, and find the pain is gone
So dry your eyes
And ease your mind
And please believe me when I say,
Youíll be alright

There was a time I saw myself as someone who
Could no longer breathe the life with which I had been blessed
Night after night, I prayed to God to give me strength
And in a little while I began to live again

So just hold on
It wonít be long
One day youíll wake, and find the pain is gone
So dry your eyes
And ease your mind
And please believe me when I say,
Youíll be alright

Dry your eyes
And ease your mind
And please believe me when I say,
Youíll be alright


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All The Time


Baby, all the time, I gotta tell ya, youíve been on my mind
And it would be so nice
If we could find a little place to hide and

I been thinkin bout ya all day, reminiscing
Oh just think of all the fun that weíve been missin
No, no, donít stop
Gimme all ya got
You know I love itÖ.yeah
OohÖyeah

Baby, all the time, I dream about ya all through the night
Say that youíll be mine
Cuz bein with ya feels so right and

I been thinkin bout ya all day, reminiscing
Oh just think of all the fun that weíve been missin
No, no, donít stop
Gimme all ya got
You know I love it

And oh
I donít want you to go
Ooh, baby
Iím crazy for your love
Oh I just canít get enough and

I been thinkin bout ya all day, reminiscing
Oh just think of all the fun that weíve been missin
No, no, donít stop
Gimme all ya got
You know Iím lovin you


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Carried away


I still get dizzy sometimes, thinking about that night
You kept me warm underneath the stars and then you
Casually stole my heart
And I still get dizzy sometimes
Like when I first felt your hand in mine
Or the nights and nights getting lost in each other
Or the way it felt when we ran outta time

Silly me, I got carried away
I thought that you might stay a little longer
Yeah this time I fell too hard
Silly me, so carried away
I wanted you to stay
But instead Iím here getting dizzy just from looking at the stars

I coulda known better
Coulda been more careful
Coulda pushed you away from me
But when youíre holding what feels like forever
Carefulís the last thing you wanna be
And I still get dizzy sometimes
Catch myself wishing for a chance to rewind
For one more day
One more minute of you
And that split-second springtime

Getting carried away
Thinking we could stay, just a little long
And sometimes itís so damn hard
To think weíre better off this way
Oh I wanted you to stay
But instead Iím here getting dizzy
Yeah Iím here getting dizzy just from looking at the stars
StarsÖ
Damn starsÖ.


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Buttercup Tattoos


Grass stains, muddy shoes
A small price for the chance to view
A tiny society underneath a stone
Ice cream, funny faces, silly races
So many places left to go

I still remember buttercup tattoos
And how kitchen spoons became guitars
That could play any tune
And flying machines were made of swings and sliding boards
And piles of leaves could catch you where you fall
Wonderin, ďWhat was I so worried for?Ē

I canít turn around, Iím too scared of falling down
Seeking smiles in pretty cages
Finding only upside-down frowns
Little ones, afraid to speak, afraid to laugh
Afraid to seek better answers when
ďBecause I said soísĒ have worn themselves out

I still remember buttercup tattoos
And how kitchen spoons became guitars
That could play any tune
And flying machines were made of swings and sliding boards
And piles of leaves could catch you where you fall
Wonderin, ďWhat was I so worried for?Ē

They say that love is blind, but I prefer it open-eyed
Broken minds and broken hearts still move in perfect time
People fall apart, still scared of the dark
Growing up and growing lost shouldnít have to be this hard

I still remember buttercup tattoos
And how kitchen spoons became guitars
That could play any tune
And flying machines were made of swings and sliding boards
And piles of leaves could catch you where you fall
Wonderin, ďWhat was I so worried for?Ē
I still remember, buttercup tattoos and now
Years have made me older, but can it still be true,
that flying machines are made of swings and sliding boards?
And piles of leaves, still catch me when I fall
So I wonít be scared anymore
What was I so worried for?


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Hello My Heart


Hello my heart, I know itís been a little while since I opened up your pages
And I know you probably think Iíve been neglecting you all this time
Well I can explain
Locking you away and freezing you up
Icy cold I tried to hide
I was giving up on you, just giving up on you
I was giving up

Icy cold, oh donít you know thatís no way to live
Overflow, oh let it go
I wanna know how much, you can give
Iíd like to see what this lovely sensation is
High flying getting warmer, keep it coming

And donít stop thinking about it if you feel the way I do
Iím not giving up on it
I just canít believe Iím really here,
And all because of you
How long has it been since I locked your love away
Well Iím giving it back again
Iím givin it back again
Iím givin it back
And Iím never gonna be the sameÖ.no

Heartbeats, oh so sweet, bringing me back, loving me back to life
Who knows where Iíll go, following you, my heart, and taking my sweet time
So many people so many things, I just gotta let them in
So Iím givin it back again
Iím givin it back again
Iím givin it back

Donít stop thinking about it if you feel the way, you feel the way I do
Iím not giving up on it
I just canít believe Iím really here
And all because of you
How long has it been since I locked your love away

Well Iím giving back to you
Iím giving it back to you
And Iím never, never, never, never, never gonna be the same
Never gonna be the same

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Banana Pie


Oh, I know your kind
Upside-down and crazy mind
You’re always slipping on
And spilling all kinds of lines
Just to get a taste of life

And oh, I know your style
Can’t control it mile for mile
You’re gonna run around
And ‘round and play a little while
Just to get a taste of life

(Chorus)
And would you believe a silly lie
Make believe banana pie
Giving up, you look to the sky
To save another day

Oh, take another bite
But don’t forget to hold on tight
You’re always flying ‘round
And ‘round your crazy kite
Just to get a taste of life

(Chorus 2X)


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Not Waiting


In this crowded room I see you move
Unaware of all I hold to you
Silly as it seems I can’t let go
Of the memories I’ve yet to know

My heart can’t wait
I need to know
Just say the words and I will go

You could never know what brings me here
Biting at my lips, trembling in fear
I shouldn’t be so weak, I know
But I’m so afraid to let you go

My heart can’t wait
I need to know
Just say the words and I will go
Please tell me now
If I’m too late
I’ll turn my head and walk away

(Chorus)
But I’m not waiting here
For someone to bring me down
But I can’t turn my head
And give up on all that I’ve found
I’ve been waiting for so long
To see you come around
Somebody save me now

Can I have a moment of your smile
Can I have my heart back for a while
I wish that I could hide behind the words I say
But I can’t pretend that I don’t miss you every day

(Chorus 2X)


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Goodbye


I can’t find
All of the words to say
I’m sorry
In my mind
A thousand times over
I’ve cried and searched for you

To forgive my breaking heart
And forgive me for my tears
Forgive me if I’m falling apart

I won’t lie
I would do anything
To have you now
But I’ve tried
And I’m only
Falling faster down

So please forgive my breaking heart
And forgive me for my tears
Forgive me if I’m falling apart
Can you forgive my breaking heart
And forgive my teary eyes
Forgive me as I say goodbye

Say goodbye
‘Cause I just can’t do this anymore
Oh, I’ve tried
But you just keep slipping
Further out the door

So please forgive my breaking heart
And forgive me for my tears
Forgive me if I’m falling apart
Can you forgive my breaking heart
And forgive my teary eyes
Forgive me as I say goodbye


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Outta Here


Hey there
I don’t wanna be the cause
Of anybody else’s pain
Stay there
I don’t wanna be a part
Of this game
In the end
What I do should be my own mistake
Don’t let it be too late

It’s not fair
To try and separate my heart
From my mind
I don’t care
If I have to walk away
A hundred times
In the end
I’ll be cryin’ for ya night and day
So let me walk away

(Chorus)
‘Cause you’re in my mind
You’re in my head
And I am outta here
You heard exactly what I said
I gotta get outta here
It’s not that I don’t wanna see you
It’s not like that at all
But I really could be fallin’Ö..yeah

You could say
I have a little problem keeping
Both feet on the ground
I can’t stay
‘Cause thoughts of you have got my
Senses spinnin’ ‘roundÖ..
Oh yeah, I got a dizzy spell beyond control
So please just let me go

(Chorus 2X)


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Be Here Now


All the time that I have spent with you sleeping in my heart
Moments that I never thought I’d see again could pull me apart
I am so scared, but I can’t turn away from you
You are still here, just the way I dreamed of you

(Chorus)
So be here now, I don’t wanna wait
Be here now, I don’t wanna lose this
Be here now, I don’t wanna wait
I just wanna be with you

A million thoughts, circling me now, wrapping me in pain and tears
But seeing you, and trusting you, and wanting you is stronger than my fears
I am so scared, but I won’t run away from you
You are still here, just the way I dreamed of you

(Chorus)

It’s so good to see you here again, so good to be here now
It’s worth every second, and every tear to be here with you now
I am so scared, but you won’t turn away from me
You are still here, just like I knew you’d always be

(Chorus)


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So Nice


Wouldn’t it be nice if we could stop time for a while
And stay here lying underneath the sun
Forget about our worries, looking at the pretty sky
And stay here till the day is done

(Chorus)
And it’s so nice
Being here, by your side
Can I
Keep you for a little longer
Oh my
I don’t wanna say goodbye
You’re here now and you’re all mine

Isn’t it amazing just how sweet it really is
To stay here looking out across the sea
I could spend forever with you holding me like this
There’s no place I would rather be

(Chorus)


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Don’t Run Away


Baby, do you think that you could take me back to heaven
I promise I’ll be good to you and
Maybe in a little while we’ll take the time to
Open up the doors we left behind

I know this is all a little new for you and
I know that you’ve been running scared
But tell me, do you really think that
Hiding in a corner’s gonna get you anywhere

(Chorus)
So don’t run away, I know it’s not that easy
Tell me you’ll stay and just let go completely
I’m telling you now, you’ll be alright
You’ll be okay
So don’t run away

Here now we’re looking for the things we need
To get out of a sticky situation, baby
Look out, the sky is falling faster and
We haven’t planned another place to hide

Outside the rain falls, let’s dive into the puddles, baby
Splashing ‘round as if we’ve lost our minds
Don’t worry, we’ll make the best of what we have
We just might even have a good time

(Chorus 2X)


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Prove Me Wrong


Never thought that I could feel so much
Never thought that I could care so much
Never thought that I could love so much
But you’ve proven me wrong

I’m amazed at knowing who you are
And how you’ve given me so much
I tried to stay away from love
Now I can’t hold you close enough
You’ve proven me wrong

So I’m here, waiting, wanting you
I’m here, waiting, wanting you
I’m here, waiting, wanting your love

There was a time when you held me close
There was a time when we were strong
I believed that we would never end
But you’ve proven me wrong

So I’m here, waiting, missing you
I’m here, waiting, needing you
I’m here, waiting, wanting your love

My heart is breaking and I’ve given up
I know that soon you will be gone
But if there’s any chance to love again
Please prove me wrong

And I’ll be here, waiting, wanting you
I’ll be here, waiting, wanting you
I’m here waiting, wanting your love


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Is It Really Over


I could run away from him again
Pack my bags and slam the door again
But it wouldn’t do me any good
I would never leave even if I should
I’ll be coming home to him tomorrow morning
Running to his arms again

(Chorus)
So is it really over, baby
Don’t you know you can’t say no to me
I can see right through you baby
You’re not fooling anybody

We’ve been shouting back and forth a while
You’re picking on me and I’m stepping on your style
You think it wouldn’t hurt to go away
But really you would miss me every day
You’ll be coming home to me tomorrow morning
Running to my arms again

(Chorus)

Now tell me dear that I don’t drive you mad
Being with me can’t be all that bad
If you know what’s good for you you’ll be
Happy ever after here with me
You’ll be staying right here right beside me baby
Happy in my arms again

(Chorus)


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Dreams


Moonbeams release me
Falling completely
Now that I am finally here, it’s easy
It’s more than absolutely clear, and so easy
The night keeps me waiting
But my thoughts turn to you

(Chorus)
Lullaby to your arms
Close my eyes to the stars
In my dreams and in my heart
Ever so sweetlyÖ..you

Time escapes in little pieces
Slowly gently it ceases
And I am standing here, alone now
I want to go back, but I don’t know how
The night keeps me waiting
But my thoughts turn to you

(Chorus 2X)


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Welcoming The Night


Everything is slowing down now
Everything’s a little softer
A tiny light now
Water calming underneath the moonlight
Welcoming the stars and the night

(Chorus)
And oh, come and lay your head down
Oh, empty out the light
Oh, gently kiss the day goodbye
Welcoming the night

In a little while you’ll be sleeping gently
Wash away the burdens of the day
Let yourself envelope in the softness
Let it wrap you in a blanket of the night

(Chorus)

Let me be the one to guide your way
Shower you with stardust
Let it float away
I’ll bring you memories of your day
Just close your eyes
And promise me you’ll stay

(Chorus 2X)


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Looking Up


I’m not gonna cry, no
Believe me I’ve cried too much
I’m just gonna let this roll by
I’m okay now
Believe me I’ve had enough
I’m just gonna sit back and let this fly

(Chorus)
Looking up I’ve had my daydreams
Looking up I’ve had my fears
Looking up I’ve seen the sun believe me

Come with me now
Believe me it’s not too much
I’m just gonna show you how to fly
It’s amazing how a smile can lift you up
Dancing in the sky is my new style

(Chorus)

It takes a little while, yeah
To see the light again
But I can assure you, it comes around
Flying high, yeah
Believing in love again
Nothing’s gonna pull me back down

(Chorus 2X)


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Heaven Holds You

Words and music by Sarah Holgate and Jennifer Holgate


Heaven holds you, safe and warm
Love is all around you
Angels greet you at the door
Peace, at last, has found you
In heaven…heaven…

(Chorus)
Wanting just to see your face
And hear your laughter, too
But until that day, we’ll wait patiently
‘Til God brings us home to you

Take our love and hold it tight
And we will remember
The joy you brought into our lives
You’re in our hearts forever
In heaven…heaven

(Chorus)

...in loving memory of our brother, David Holgate


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