When Your Answer Comes

by Sarah Farthing

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How Will I Know? by Sarah Farthing A song for the singing Is something to ask, love, When my heart's still ringing With songs from the past. My thoughts in the corner My unsown seeds They mark all my failures They mark my greed And I could be waiting for all of my days If I'm hesitating and listening too late, Then how will I know, when your answer comes? Just one quiet hour, A clear windowpane, A storm outside raging, You sleep just the same. And I could be waiting for all of my days If I'm hesitating and listening too late, Then how will I know, when your answer comes? When your answer, when your answer comes When your answer, when your answer comes (x2) And I could be waiting for all of my days If I'm hesitating and listening too late, Then how will I know, when your answer comes? Then how will I know, when your answer comes? How will I know, how will I know When your answer comes?
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04:25
Ghost by Sarah Farthing I'm lurking in this big old house alone, I'm just going up in smoke, I'm setting little traps and writing toasts, Oh baby I'm your ghost. I'm rambling in this big old house alone I'm just howling in the moat I'm sharpening my knives and holy oaths Oh baby I'm your ghost. I'm your ghost. I said Awoo-oo-oo, Woo-oo-oo I'm burning up this big old house alone,I'm just starting little fires, I'm unraveling these tales that we've both told, Oh baby I'm your ghost. I'm your ghost. I said Awoo-oo-oo, Woo-oo-oo Woo-oo-oo—oo-oo, Woo-oo-ooo-oo You're checking the temperature, You're feeling the winds change, You're planning your escape.I throw your favourite things out the second floor window - oh – oh I said Awoo-oo-oo, Woo-oo-oo Woo-oo-oo—oo-oo, Woo-oo-ooo-oo Oh baby i'm your ghost Oh baby i'm your ghost Oh baby i'm your ghost Oh baby i'm your ghost . . .
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03:37
Aw Hell by Sarah Farthing When you left town, this place warmed up, You took off through the left field, where you first showed up With broken bottles, bits of string, Empty pockets, rusted nails, and words that sting. Aw hell, it's just as we-eelll Aw hell, it's just as well, it's just as well, Aw hell, it's just as well, it's just as well, oh-oh-oh. When you left town, we cleared the air, This heavy pressure in our chests no longer there Through fallow fields and soggy skies New winds blew in again, all rugged, warm and wise Aw hell, it's just as we-eelll Aw hell, it's just as well, it's just as well, Aw hell, it's just as well, it's just as well, oh-oh-oh. Ooooh oooooh oooh Ooooh oooh oooh When you left town, we read the signs My heart was wilder blue, but scales had fallen from my eyes No painful edge, no shade of grey We burned a sweeter grass that day Aw hell, it's just as we-eelll Aw hell, it's just as well, it's just as well, Aw hell, it's just as well, it's just as well When you left town, this place warmed up
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04:40
These Blues by Sarah Farthing When my hands are hurting, when my sky is turning red Oh babe I need to know you're there. With all my bridges burning, and all the voices in my head Oh babe I need to know you're there. I need to be sure of you If I can't, can't lose these blues These blues The days are getting longer, and there's an aching in my heart, Oh babe I need to know you're there. I'm feeling kinda foolish, that I didn't say it at the start Oh babe I need to know you're there. I need to be sure of you If I can't, can't lose these blues These blues Now the earth is quaking, and the fire is getting close Oh babe I need to know you're there. Now my eyes are burning, and I need to see you through the smoke Oh babe I need to know you're there. I need to be sure of you If I can't, can't lose these blues These blues Babe I'm not sure, not sure of you
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03:20
Heartbeats by Sarah Farthing I knew you’d always had it-- A little graveyard in your heart It's oh, so revealing, Desperate legacies and thoughtless starts, You’ve thrown it all away before you start. It’s just a waiting game, and waiting is your art. You cannot make your own heart beat, love. You cannot make your own heart beat. Watch you spin in circles. No one knows just where you’ll land. Come in from all night drinking, The smell of cigarettes is on your hands, yeah. And you’re trying hard to run before you stand. It’s just a praying game, and praying is my plan. You cannot make your own heart beat, love. You cannot make your own heart beat. You cannot hold the sky up, love You cannot hold the sky u-up You cannot hold the sky up, You cannot hold the sky, You cannot hold the sky uuup. I knew you’d always had it, a little graveyard in your heart.
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Every Inch Is A Mile by Sarah Farthing Your love is quick as fire Ready to strike, Oh he keeps you moving His words, twist and ire, They make you fight for your own, You don’t know how you’re losing And every inch is a mile now love And your crackle and your spark aren’t hot enough Every inch is a mile, Now my love Oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh- oh oh Your love is dry as wine. He goes to your head, Oh you keep re-bruising His house, this wood and wire, Can't find rest for your bones Oh You keep them moving And every once in a while now love Oh your crackle and your spark burn hot enough Every inch is a mile, Now my love Oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh- oh oh Whooo-ooooo And every inch is a mile now love, And your crackle and your spark aren’t hot enough Every inch is a mile now love Every inch is a mile now love Oh, every inch Is a mile ….. Now my love
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All You Cards & Letters by Sarah Farthing All your cards & letters, all your pretty thoughts Well I gathered them together, and I put them in a box, With all the things I said I would never do to you, And all the things I wanted, yeah all things I wanted for you For you-ou For you-ooo-ooo- ooo-ooo-ooo-oo Well I gave you to the river, cause it's all that I could do But you wanted one more conversation that he wouldn’t give to you. And now all your dreams are sitting in the air or on the water With all the retold stories of your mother and your father And there’s all these things you thought you Would get out of something new And there’s all the lies you’re fighting, Not to let them become true For you For you-ou For you-ooo-ooo- ooo-ooo-ooo-oo Well there’s all these things I wanted, All these things I wanted All these things I wanted All these things I wanted (rep) For you-ooo-ooo All your cards & letters, all your pretty thoughts Well I gathered them together, and I put them in a box for you
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03:40
Why Did I? by Sarah Farthing Why did I stay awake for you, why did I-I? My arms were aching for a song. Why did I play the game with you, why did I-I? Could only win it for so long. Oh-oh, oh oh oh oh oh (x2) Why did I say those words to you , why did I-I? I thought they wanted to ring true. And when they fell why did I cry, why did I cry, oh? Those words were true, but not for you. Oh-oh, oh oh oh oh oh (x2) These are the things we tend to do, When we are young, when we are young And though we cry when they are done, They break us down, and build us up. Why did I give my heart to you, why did I-I? Lord knows you didn't earn it well. And when you came to give it back, why did I hide, oh? Some things you know I'll never tell. Oh-oh, oh oh oh oh oh (x2) Oh-oh, oh oh oh oh oh (x2)
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04:03
So Cold by Sarah Farthing It's just another late night out Just an awkward conversation It's just an empty glass, just an aching in my head. Oh but I could explain it all away I could explain it all away Every time you go, you leave my heart, You leave my heart cold. How was I to know you'd leave it oh so cold? It's just the ringing in my ears Of my unfounded expectations It's just your smile was on my brain, Hoping that I would see you again. Oh but I could explain it all away I could explain it all away Every time you go, you leave my heart, You leave my heart cold. How was I to know you'd leave it oh oh oh How was i to know you'd leave it oh, oh so cold? So cold It's just another late night in And I'm nursing a new wound It's just a twisting of the truth Thinking that I meant something to you. Oh but I could explain it all away I could explain it all away

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released October 23, 2015

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Sarah Farthing Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Sarah Farthing is a "smoke and honey-voices songstress" whose sound nestles into the sweet spot between folk-rock and pop, with just enough swagger to avoid the usual clichés of the female singer-songwriter.

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