When Your Answer Comes

by Sarah Farthing

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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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Track Name: How Will I Know?
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?
Track Name: Ghost
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 . . .
Track Name: Aw Hell
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
Track Name: These Blues
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
Track Name: Heartbeats
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.
Track Name: Every Inch Is A Mile
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
Track Name: All Your Cards & Letters
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
Track Name: Why Did I?
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)
Track Name: So Cold
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