lyrics by sara

“Petit Papillon” – Dream in the Blue

(L & M: Sara Gazarek & Josh Nelson, 2016)

Dreaming in a sleepless slumber, he’s wishing for a life gone by,
Taken by her careless wonder, precious little butterfly.
 
Light, brilliant treasure, a dancing muse unto the sun
Bright, breathless pleasure, could her colors ever come undone?
 
Charming her with words so sweetly, captive little butterfly.
 
Blue, fading vision, her wings are frayed, foolish and torn,
Gloom unforgiven, so she rises to a dewless morn.
 
Returning to his sleepless slumber,
He leaves her, he doesn’t need her,
So they c-est fine
 

“I Don’t Love You Anymore” – Dream in the Blue

(L & M: Sara Gazarek, Cliff Goldmacher, & Josh Nelson, 2016)

What a sweet surprise to see you here, I’ll admit I never thought
Our paths ever would cross so soon, yes I’d love to sit and talk
I’m living in the same old place, I fixed that broken door
You look the same, like nothing’s changed. But I don’t love you anymore.
 
I know it seemed that when you left, I didn’t take it very well
But that was then and this is now, and there’s not much more to tell.
Put all the pieces back together, and I’ve never been so sure
That tomorrow’s sun will forget to rise and I don’t love you any—
 
More of this, you’re more to me, more than I, I ever was to you
I know you’re gone, I know the truth, I know I’m lost,
What can I do?
 
I can’t say you’re the only one, whose got everything I need
And all the promises you gave to me, I never could believe
But I’m all about forgiveness, that’s what broken hearts are for
I wish you both the very best, the world is flat, the sky is green
And I don’t love you anymore.
 

“Behind Me” – Dream in the Blue

(M: Josh Nelson, L: Sara Gazarek, 2016)

I don’t know how I got here, to this place, do I belong?
I think I hear love in the distance, a new face, a familiar song.
“look at me now” “take it slow” “it’s her’s to bear”
“tell me his name, you used to know” That’s not fair
So maybe I should go on home, and leave this all behind me. Remind me.
 
It’s lookin’ like now I’m your sunshine, are you happy? The skies are grey.
Tell me the word for this feeling? You can’t help me? I’ll sing it anyway.
“try it again” “take it slow” “don’t be scared”
“love me the way you used to know” but that’s not fair
Well maybe I should go on home, and leave this all behind me. Remind me.
 
Go back the way we came, the road is long and winding
We’re lost and who’s to blame, the darkened light is blinding.
Tho every night pretends, of dreams that might have been,
If home is in the heart, then home is love, within you, within me.
 
Finally now I can see it, so clearly, the writing’s on the wall.
I suddenly know what you needed, sincerely, I’ve always had it all.
“take my hand” “lead the way” “she’s come so far”
“please be kind” “it’ll be okay” “it’s where you are”
So maybe I should go on home, and leave this all behind me. Unwind me. Behind me, Remind me.
 

“Fly Away Birdie” – Blossom & Bee

(L & M: Sara Gazarek & Josh Nelson, 2012)

Fly away birdie, it’s time to fly away
Fly away birdie, don’t want to linger another day
 
Higher than they told you
Faster than they dreamed
Stronger than the storms that they’ve shown you
Imagine you, imagining
 
Spread your wings birdie, take a leap of fate, and jump on in
It’s your right, fight and flight, birdie, it’s where you are, not where you’ve been
 
Higher than the mountains
Faster than than the streams
Stronger than the storms that may find you
Imagine you, imagining
 
Watching your life slip away
Look to your heart for the way
 
Fly away birdie, it’s time to fly away
Don’t look back birdie, there’s nothing, nothing in your way
 
Higher than they told you
Faster than they dreamed
Stronger than the storms that they’ve shown you
Imagine you, imagining
 

“Blossom & Bee” – Blossom & Bee

(M: Larry Goldings, L: Sara Gazarek & Bill DeMain, 2012)

You are the spring, and I am the autumn,
While your song has just begun, mine’s been forgotten
If you are now, then I’m in a while,
And if you’re giving me an inch, I’d walk a mile in this love
 
Just like a dawn that meets the morning sunrise,
Or how a river meets the sea,
I never knew the kind of love I needed,
Blossom & Bee
 
You choose the draw while my fate is written,
And what I had come to find you’d never hidden
I couldn’t know but you’ve always known it
In my solitary mind, I’m not alone in this love
 
Just like a flower needs the touch of sunlight
Or how the wind speaks to leaves
I found a love I never knew I needed
Blossom & Bee
 
Love, love, love
You came along to show me
Love, love, love
Simple and true, love is easy when my heart’s with you
 
Just like the moon that meets that meets the evening sunset,
Or how the heat becomes the breeze,
I found a love I never knew I needed
Blossom & Bee
 
Love, love, love
You came along to show me
Love, love, love
Simple and true, love is easy when my heart’s with you
 

“I Want To Be Popular” – Blossom & Bee Japanese Release

(M: Larry Goldings, L: Sara Gazarek, 2012)

I want to be popular, start the latest trends,
laugh at jokes that don’t make sense,
and have six million friends
 
I want to be recognized, always fine and fair.
Spreading lies that ruin lives,
And toss my Pantene hair.
 
Though I don’t look good in skinny jeans,
I don’t read US Weekly magazine,
So I never made the cheering team,
The lower middle class can dream!
 
I want to be popular, if the in-crowd would agree,
We could all be popular, if only in my dreams
 
Maybe I should put my brain at ease,
And make fitting in my expertise
Pledge alliegance to this make-believe
And ask pretty pretty please
 
I want to be popular, if the in-crowd would agree,
We could all be popular, who wants to be regular?
I want to be popular, if only in my dreams
 

“Summer Song” – Where Time Stands Still

(M: Bernhard Schuler, L: Sara Gazarek, 2011)

The summer rain on the pavement, Young lovers lie in the green grass.
Sweet scents I can remember, Just like the day I fell for you.
 
The sound of birds in the tree tops. And children play in the ocean.
Sunflowers grow in a garden. How well I should remember, when I fell for you.
 
And I am taken back to a time with you
Where love would linger, and that was all we knew
Back when my heart would dance, dance to a song of you
And love would linger, and that was all we knew.
 
Sunsets into the ocean, old lady’s baking a peach pie.
Sweet scents I can remember, just like the day I fell for you.
Kids running round in the dusk light, the smell of wood on the bonfire.
Birds fall to sleep in the tree tops, how well I should remember when I fell for you.
 
And I am taken back to a time with you
Where love would linger, and that was all we knew
Back when my heart would dance, dance to a song of you
And love would linger, and that was all we knew.
 

“You’ll See You” – Where Time Stands Still

(M: Bernhard Schuler, L: Sara Gazarek, 2011)

Glowing candles flicker and dim,
Smoke surrounds the room like a flut’ring whim.
Please let go of the pain, stand up tall without shame
Take a breath and sing the song you’re meant to sing.
 
Couples ducking into the night,
The sequins of your dress shed the only light,
Please let go of the doubt, grab your heart and step out
Close your eyes and sing the song you’re meant to sing.
 
Cuz I know who you are, and who you will be.
There’ll come a time, when you’re ready,
You’ll see you the way I do.
 
Dreams and courage rain from afar,
your last chance coda fades with each morning star
Please let go of the doubt, grab your heart and step out
Close your eyes and sing the song you’re meant to sing.
 
Cuz I know who you are, and who you will be.
There’ll come a time, when you’re ready,
You’ll see you the way I do.
 

“Where Time Stands Still” – Where Time Stands Still

(L: Sara Gazarek & Bernhard Schuler, 2011)

Please sleep, darling sleep, and cease counting sheep.
And we’ll meet at a place where time stands still, despite any will.
All the world and everything has gone.
And we’re two distant stars, the only voice is ours.
At peace, in bliss,
Where time is standing still.
 
Please sleep, darling sleep, give in to the deep.
And we’ll meet at a place where love abounds, only joy is found.
All the world and everything has gone.
And we won’t guard our dreams, or bow to life’s extremes.
At peace, in bliss,
Where time is standing still.
 
So sleep, darling sleep.  We’re both falling deep.
And we’ll meet at a place where time stands still, despite any will.
All the world and everything has gone.
And all you have is me, and all I need is you.
At peace, in bliss,
Where time stands still.
 

“Maybe There’s A Princess Waiting” – Where Time Stands Still

(L: Bernhard Schuler & Sara Gazarek, 2011)

Waiting in a far land of fauns and faries, she dreams of you
Sitting in a tall brick tower, she sings to birds, and waits for you
 
In your dreams you will save her, some what may
Circling through the maze, you’ll find your way
Past the beast that guards the winding stairs,
Open up her door and she’s not there.
 
Out of reach she’s a vision and a dream, a princess far away’s not what it seems.
 
Waiting, in a near land, where joy meets sadness, I’m here for you,
Sitting far below the clouds, I’ll sing my song, and wait for you.
 
What you’ll find is a love that’s real and warm,
free from all the frills and flow’ry charm
No crown or jewels, porcelain skin or flowing hair,
Open up my door and I’ll be there.
 

“Only One Evening” – Where Time Stands Still

(L: Sara Gazarek & Bernhard Schuler, 2011)

The stars don’t wait to shine, and the wind can’t stop from blowing.
The moon can’t wait to share its light, loving luminous the night.
And here we are, we’re careful with our words, we’re loveshy.
Let’s look to the sky and learn that each day is a gift.
Stars shining bright know morning’s never promised.
Our love could light the evening sky if tonight is all we have.
 
The stars don’t wait to shine and the wind can’t stop from blowing.
The moon can’t wait to share its light, loving luminous the night.
We might as well forget our fears and shine amongst them all.