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released April 4, 2012

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Sage Harrington Albuquerque, New Mexico

folk. indie. fun. Sage Harrington is in love with the ukulele.

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Track Name: Paradise
Honey, it would be so nice to trip on off to paradise

We could spend a long December in a cabin together
Dreaming each snowflake away
Or just a little while on some secluded isle
Waiting for the month of May

Honey, it would be so nice to trip off to paradise
Cause we could be so happy by the blue waves of the sea
Track Name: Show Me, Please
Let me take you down to the place where our eyes first met
Just in case you might have forgotten it
There’s your long hair and there’s your feathered hat
Soon I’ll make you see

It wasn’t long before I wanted to be your friend
And maybe, secretly, just a little bit more than that
But your head has always been somewhere else and
Now it sucks to be me

Baby, show some sympathy, please
Baby, sure does seem to me that you should love me

Honey, let me tell you that I think of you all the time
But I don’t think that you ever think of my anytime
And I know that life won’t always work out your way
Now stuck is where I’m at

Baby, show some sympathy, please
Baby, sure does seem to me that you should love me

I don’t think that I can take much more of this
Me thinking of you, not thinking of me
So, honey, as a small consolation prize
Tell me why I love you more than you love me

Baby, show some sympathy, please
Baby, sure does seem to me that you should love me, too
Track Name: There Is No Fear of Roaches Here
There is no fear of roaches here
No sound of scuttling feet
No pitter, no patter, so you’ll hear no clatter
Of my shoes whacked on the sink

There is no fear of roaches here
No sign of them sneaking away
To dark holes and corners of cupboards and dens
And you could bet if they did they would pay

There is no fear of roaches here
No need for boric acid – die, die, die
No need for powders, or gummed traps, or bait
For we have left them high and dry

There is no fear of roaches here
No scattering, scuttling hoardes
There is no fear of roaches here
So I’ll never think of them no more
Track Name: Maybe
True to myself, I fell off a chair
True to myself, when you were right there
True to myself, I staggered and stared at you
True to myself, when I was the most sober person there, but you

Maybe you would like me better if I had longer hair or greener eyes
Maybe you would like me better if I didn’t carry this weight on my thighs
Maybe you would like me better if my windowsills weren’t places for flies to die
Maybe you would like me better if your girlfriend didn’t wear twice my bra size

True to myself, I stopped listening when you spoke
True to myself, I thought about learning how to smoke, like you do
True to myself, I wondered what it would be like if you kissed my throat
True to myself, you asked me a question and I just choked

Maybe you would like me better if I’d heard of books you hadn’t read
Maybe you would like me better if I knew the songs playing in your head
Maybe you would like me better if I brushed my teeth before going to bed
Maybe you would like me better if that brown-haired girl had no hair on her head

Sometimes I think about things
Sometimes I get confused
Sometimes I think I think too much
Sometimes I think I think too little
Sometimes I think I’d really rather never think again at all

Maybe you would like me better if I didn’t clean my house so well
Maybe you would like me better if I kept my sweaters on different shelves
Maybe you would like me better if I knew how to cast voodoo doll spells
Maybe you would like me better if you didn’t have such a keen sense of smell

Maybe you would like me better if I acted on more of my whims
Maybe you would like me better if I drove with the windows down and let the rain come in
Maybe you would like me better if I took long walks at night, ignoring the fear within me
Maybe you would like me better if I knew you as well as Pam knows Jim

My eye color just won’t change and my sweaters will not be re-arranged
The flies will not re-animate, in fact, they’re well inside their pearly gates
They do not have the will to live, so I think you’ll just have to forgive me
Please don’t take offense, but I have lost all interest

True to myself, I fell off a chair
True to myself, when you were right there
True to myself, I staggered and stared when you were right there
Track Name: Apples
I saw an apple, a pretty little apple
Fall off the branch of an apple tree
I held it in my hand, the pretty green apple
With skin so soft and velvety

I took a bite, a little bite of the apple
And saw something that was a shock to see
There was a worm, a smiling earthworm in the apple
And here is what he sang to me

So I took a walk, a little walk with the apple
A walk, the apple, the earthworm and me
I held it in my hand, the pretty green apple
We saw some sights that were a sight to see

Then I went home, I went home with the apple
My home, the apple, the earthworm and me
I gave them a home, I gave a home to the apple
Gave them my windowsill and all the sights they could see from there

Deep-frying funnel cakes, we’re pan-frying pancakes
We’re baking pancakes, we’re making apple cake
We’re baking lots of cake
Track Name: Big Goat, Little Goat
Big goat, little goat
Float away on goat-sized boats
Float past golden fields of oats
Float away past algaed moats

Float safely on in your canoe
Float safely, for we love those who
Adventure on to unknown lands
Though danger riddles their grand plans

Big goat, little goat
Make sure to pack your red raincoats
Big goat, little goat
What is that for which you hope

Big goat, little goat
Float away on goat-sized boats
Float with sacks of golden oats
And your book of Latin quotes

Float safely on in your canoe
Float safely for we love those who
Travel lands that know them not
Equipped with naught but oats, raincoats and cots

Big goat, little goat
Float away on goat-sized boats
Float with oats, raincoats, and quotes
On your little raft of hope
Track Name: Strongest Dose
Cherry blossoms bloom in springtime
And I’ll eat apples in the fall
But, this, of course, means nothing
If by nothing, I mean, all

I want to see you smile
I want to hold you close
But if you are unkind, dear
I’ll spoon you the strongest dose

What’s this? I can see
Wheat that’s green and red cherry trees
Bushes ripe with blackberries
And primrose beds in which we can sleep

Come with me and you can see
Fairies having their noontime tea
Sipping with juices of blackberries
Consorting with nymphs and kissing cherries

Hey, come on, let’s go on a little trip
Take a long walk through those trees
Take a little nip of this

Doves and does are on my side, dear
Cupid’s bow will never cure
The love that will surround you
And that from me you’ll endure

I want to see you smile
Happy cause you’re holding me so close
But if you are unkind, dear
I’ll spoon you the strongest dose

What’s this? I can see
How you will fall for me
I’m your Helen of Troy, so call in the cavalry
Start a war to soothe my vanity

Come with me and we’ll have tea
With the fairy aristocracy
We’ll sip the juices of blackberries
Consort with nymphs and kiss cherries
Track Name: You Are a Terrible Person
You are a terrible person
I don’t think I could think of a worse one
You eat babies for supper and you curse at your mother
Yes, you are a terrible person

You are a terrible person
I don’t think it could get any worse than
Drinking jack and starting fistfights, cutting string off little kids’ kites
You are a terrible person

You are a terrible person
I don’t think it could get any worse than
Dropping cheese puffs in jacuzzis
Making dough off bad movies
You are a terrible person

You are, you are, you are, you are
you are, you are

You are a terrible person
I don’t think I could think of a worse one
How you dictate, we decipher
You pull down the lost dog flyers
You are a terrible person

You are a terrible person
I don’t think I could think of a worse one
You leave the crumbs inside the toaster
You set ice water down on an untreated wooden surface without a coaster
You are a terrible person

You are, you are, you are, you are
you are, you are

You are a terrible person
I don’t think I could think of a worse one
You eat babies for supper and you curse at your mother
Yes, you are a terrible person

You are a terrible person
I don’t think it could get any worse than
Drinking jack and starting fistfights, cutting string off little kids’ kites
You are a terrible person
Track Name: You Have Weird Hair
You have weird hair
You said that you cut it yourself
Well, that explains it

I was just walking along
With a package bound for elsewhere
When you stopped me and you stared

You thought that I needed your help
I was a shepherdless little lamb
On her way to the post office

You held me close in your arms
Which was a little strange considering
We had never met before

I asked if you could please let me go
And you told me not to worry
Cause there’d still be time to mail my package

You said, I’ve seen you around
I’ve seen you walking on the sidewalks
Everyday to the post office

So, it fits that I met you today
Hey, we should walk places on the sidewalks
Walk around, and wander, wondering

Well, I said, I’m not sure
About that, I mean, I’m not trying
To be mean, but I don’t know where you’re going with this

Well, then, you said with a grin
Just leave me with a kiss
It will be a moment tres beau

Um
Huh
Well, when you put it that way

See, no, I really have to go
I have a lot of pressing things to deal with
A lot of buttons to press

Well, you supposed, if you really must go
Let me say one last thing to you
Or else I won’t get to sleep tonight

If we should meet
Ever again in this
Crazy world we live in

We should become
Lovers cause then we’ll know
That we are meant to be

The world works in crazy ways
After all, I know you’ve walked
Along this sidewalk twenty six and one-third times

I said, um, sure,
I’ll keep that in mind
But as for now, I’ve got to get going

Really, if I were to be truthful
The nicest thing that I could
Think to say to you is

You have weird hair
You said that you cut it yourself
Well, I’m not surprised
Track Name: An Electric Icebox: Or, Rebukes From Cukes
There was a time
When I thought that the light
In the fridge stayed on
All the time, all the time

The spinach leaves
Would shoot the breeze
With the cabbage heads
About their old garden beds

And about how
Life is much colder now
So cramped and sore
In their crisper drawer

They’d sing of sunshine and they’d sing of rain
They’d sing of aphids and they’d sing of hornworms
They’d sing of fireflies and morning dew
They’d sing of thistles and green rubber hoses

There was a time
When I thought that the light
In the fridge stayed on
All the time, all the time, but see

Here’s what happens
When the fridge light stays on
All the time, all the time
All the time

The lettuce, it wilts
And the peppers, they welt
Tomatoes get bruised
And the cole slaw gets so confused

Mashed potatoes, uncongealing
There’s no end to the bad feeling
To have beckoned that fate
To have bet my garden gate
On all those colder, colder sores
In crisper drawers

There was a time
When I thought that the light
In the fridge stayed on
All the time, all the time

They’d sing of sunshine and they’d sing of rain
They’d sing of aphids and they’d sing of hornworms
They’d sing of fireflies and morning dew
They’d sing of thistles and green rubber hoses

There was a time
When I thought that the light
In the fridge stayed on
All the time, all the time
Track Name: Cobbler
Will you take my shoes apart and put them back together
And will you make my boots all watertight in rainy weather
Will you mend the holes that I have worn in this old leather
And will you make it so I feel I’m walking as a feather

Cobbler, oh cobbler, will you please do
All of these things that I ask of you
Cobbler, oh cobbler, when you are done
I’ll get away, from here I’ll run