Shadows & Sparks

by Anne-Marie Sanderson

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released February 3, 2015

Anne-Marie Sanderson - vocals & guitar
Mirabai Peart - violin
Anna Fritz - cello
Erin Stephens - percussion

All songs written and arranged by Anne-Marie Sanderson
Recorded and mixed by Josh Powell at The Map Room in Portland, OR
Mastered by Timothy Stollenwerk
Photography by Keri Friedman

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Anne-Marie Sanderson England, UK

Anne-Marie Sanderson is a British singer-songwriter.
Following in the tradition of timeless singer-songwriters, her music is often compared to that of Joni Mitchell and Nick Drake, but fans and critics alike recognize that Anne-Marie Sanderson is all her own. ... more

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Track Name: Shadows & Sparks
If you found a message in a bottle would you throw it back?
And if you found a box under the floorboards wouldn’t it take you aback?
If I could find one now I’d give a lot of thought to its mystery

If you heard a truth long long forgotten would you turn time back?
And if you heard a song while you were sleeping could you sing it back?
If I could find one now I’d give a lot of thought to its mystery

I’m looking for shadows, I’m looking for sparks
I’m looking for answers alone in the dark
If I could find one now, I’d give a lot of thought to its mystery

And if you found a sign under the stairway would you write it down?
And if you found it buried in the garden could you leave it in the ground?
If I could find one now, I’d give a lot of thought to its mystery

I’m looking for shadows, I’m looking for sparks
I’m looking for answers alone in the dark
If I could find one now, I’d give a lot of thought to its mystery

We all need little mysteries
Cos we are all mysteries
And I’m hoping for something, I’m hoping
I’m hoping for something new

I’m looking for shadows, I’m looking for sparks
I’m looking for answers alone in the dark
If I could find one now, I’d give a lot of thought to its mystery
Track Name: Lilac Time
Did you make it down to the river in time
To see the river man about the plan for lilac time?
The lilacs are blooming now, yeah the lilacs are blooming
And Mary-Jane and me
Are picking them from the trees, yeah we’re picking them from the trees

Oh, shall we meet you somewhere
Oh, shall we meet you somewhere
Oh, shall we meet you somewhere
Oh, shall we meet you somewhere

And did you take a seat by the old oak tree
To think about the ban on feeling free?
Did you find an answer, oh did you find an answer?
Cos Mary-Jane and me
We’ve been thinking about it too, we’ve been thinking about it too

And oh, shall we meet you somewhere
Oh, shall we meet you somewhere
Oh, shall we meet you somewhere
Oh, shall we meet you somewhere
S o m e w h e r e
In lilac time
In lilac time
In lilac time
In lilac time
In lilac time
In lilac time
S o m e w h e r e
Ooo ooo ooo oo oo oooo
Track Name: The Outside of Town
I’m looking for the gap in the fence that you’ve climbed through
So if I ever need a way to get by I can look for you

On the outside of town
Or down by the river
That’s where we’ll all go

The cracks in the pavement seem to open up wider, watch your step
It’s easy to fall, it could happen to all of us, don’t forget

Oh the outside of town
Or down by the river
That’s where we’ll all go
When it all runs out
When it all runs out
When it all runs out
When it all runs out

There’s a path by the railway that I’ve seen from the bridge, was that the one?
I think I saw you on a freight train, returning my wave, then you were gone

Oh the outside of town
And down by the river
Yes, that’s where we’ll all go
That’s where we’ll all go
The outside of town
Or down by the river
That’s where we’ll all go
That’s where we’ll all go
That’s where we’ll all go
Track Name: It May Not Always Be
The low sun in early winter reminds me
That all that is good may not always be
By fading light we see our breath on cooling air
One moment it looks alive, the next I look and there’s nothing there

And I know that’s not the first time this has been observed
But I’m surrounded by so much beauty I don’t feel I deserve
And I know that this is nothing new
But with all my strength I’m holding on to you, my dear
Cos this may not always be

The jaded blooms of summer flowers remind me
That all that is good may not always be
Their silken petals turn brown and crisp and crumble and bow their heads
And end up back with their roots in their deep dark beds

And I know that’s not the first time this has been observed
But I’m surrounded by so much beauty I don’t feel I deserve
And I know that this is nothing new
But with all my strength I’m holding on to you, my dear
Cos this may not always be
No this may not always be

Cos all of this world is so delicate
Each piece of the puzzle relies on all the rest
So hold on to the ones you love
Yes, hold on to the ones you love

Cos this may not always be
No this may not always be
Track Name: Lullaby
I will sing you a lullaby
If you can’t sleep and you don’t know why
And I will watch you and keep you safe
From nightly visions and ghostly wraiths

And we’ll make it through
Yeah we’ll make it through
Til dawn comes for you
Til dawn comes for you

And I won’t mind your irrationalities
If you’ll explain to me, so that I can see
And I will treasure the things that you hold dear
If you and I can always be near

And we’ll make it through
Yeah we’ll make it through
Til dawn comes for you
Til dawn comes for you

Though you’re tired and aching and thinking of giving it all up
And you’re reaching the point of breaking
Don’t give up
Don’t give up

Cos I will hold you and keep you close
Cos you’re the one thing I want most
And I will sing you lullabies
Until the day that one of us dies

And we know it’s true
Yeah we know it’s true
The dawn will finally break through
Yeah the dawn will finally break through