Song Up In Her Head

Song Up In Her Head

Sarah Jarosz (SoRaw Music, BMI)
Jerry Douglas – Weissenborn slide guitar
Sarah Jarosz – lead vocal, octave mandolin
Paul Kowert – bass
Kenny Malone – percussion
Chris Thile – mandolin
Darrell Scott – harmony vocal

The Virgin Mary
All dressed in blue
Sings “My First Lover”
For an audience of two

The New York boy
All dressed in black
Old leather boots
Old souls in tact

Time moves forward
And time moves back
Like a mixed up engineer
On an endless railroad track

Miles to go
From me to you
From a town that gets old
To the city that’s new

This flame burns brighter
With every poem read
This bird flies higher
With a song up in her head

Time moves slow
And time moves fast
Oh the future now
Will soon be past

Tell Me True

Sarah Jarosz (SoRaw Music, BMI)
Jerry Douglas – Weissenborn slide guitar
Alex Hargreaves – fiddle
Sarah Jarosz – lead vocal, clawhammer banjo
Tim O’Brien – harmony vocal
Mark Schatz – bass

Do you think of me the way I think of you?
Do you hope for things most likely won’t come true?
Do you dream of me like I dream of you?
Tell me, darlin’, please tell me true
Tell me, darlin’, please tell me true

Do you hum a little tune all day long?
Do you hear my name in the chorus of your song?
When you sing your song does it make you feel brand new?
Tell me, darlin’, please tell me true
Tell me, darlin’, please tell me true

Do you wonder why we live and why we die?
Do you wonder why we laugh and why we cry?
Do you wonder why we dance and why we fall?
Tell me, darlin’, do you wonder these at all?
Tell me, darlin’, do you wonder these at all?

Like a child who can’t wait to go and play
I’m waiting for love to come my way
Can we make this new love fit like an old shoe?
Tell me, darlin’, please tell me true
Tell me, darlin’, please tell me true
Tell me, darlin’, please tell me true

I Can’t Love You Now

Sarah Jarosz (SoRaw Music, BMI)

Alex Hargreaves – fiddle
Sarah Jarosz – lead vocal, clawhammer banjo
Mike Marshall – mandolin
Mark Schatz – bass
Ben Sollee – cello
Abigail Washburn – harmony vocal

I can’t love you now
There’s no use wonderin’ how
Just how long do I have to wait?

But I can dance your dance
If you’ll give this love a chance
Laugh your way into romance
Don’t be afraid

Oh and time moves on
And leaves me here all alone
Never felt this way before
But I can’t love you now

The years that lie between
Hold me back in time
And this heart of mine
Hasn’t broken yet

We can sing and dance all night
But this heart still aches for flight
The timing’s not quite right
Still I dream of you

Oh and time moves on
And leaves me here all alone
Never felt this way before
But I can’t love you now
But I think I do

Fischer Store Road

Sarah Jarosz (SoRaw Music, BMI)

Jerry Douglas – dobro
Samson Grisman – bass
Alex Hargreaves – fiddle
Sarah Jarosz – clawhammer banjo

Shankill Butchers

Colin Meloy (Osterozhna! Music, BMI)

Sarah Jarosz – lead and harmony vocals, guitar, toy piano
Mike Marshall – mandocello
Luke Reynolds – pedal steel guitar
Ben Sollee – cello

The Shankill Butchers ride tonight
You better shut your windows tight
They’re sharpening their cleavers and their knives
And taking all their whiskey by the pint

Chorus:
‘Cause everybody knows
If you don’t mind your mother’s words
A wicked wind will blow
Your ribbons from your curls
Everybody moan, everybody shake
The Shankill Butchers want to catch you awake

They used to be just like me and you
They used to be sweet little boys
But something went horribly askew
Now killing is their only source of joy

Chorus

The Shankill Butchers on the rise
They’re waiting ’til the dead of night
They’re picking at their fingers with their knives
And wiping off their cleavers on their thighs

Chorus

Long Journey

Sarah Jarosz (SoRaw Music, BMI)

Sarah Jarosz – lead vocal, piano
Paul Kowert – bass
Luke Reynolds – pedal steel guitar, electric octave mandolin
Sarah Siskind – harmony vocal
Chris Thile – mandolin

I have just begun
A long journey that will run
The length and width of summertime
And the cool fall air will guide me home
Yeah the cool fall air will blow me home

You’ll be miles away
I want to go, but I want to stay
My music’s begging me to roam
But your love can guide me home
Yeah your love can guide me home

Starry nights and summer sun
I think you just might be the one
But this mountain pass keeps winding on
And I wonder if your love can guide me home
Oh yeah I wonder if your love can guide me home

I have just begun
A long journey that will run
The length and width of summertime
And the cool fall air will blow me home
Yeah your love can guide me home
Oh yeah I wonder if your love can guide me home

EDGE OF A DREAM

Sarah Jarosz (SoRaw Music, BMI)

Stuart Duncan – fretless banjo, waldzither
Sarah Jarosz – lead vocal, guitar
Tim Lauer – piano, synthesizers
Ben Sollee – cello

Step to the left, step to the right
The middle of the floor feels safe tonight
Dancing on the edge of a dream
Move in close, will I like what I see?

Will I face it? Can I take it?
Laying my soul out on the line
Will the spaces just absorb me?
Will the walls live my lines?

A smiling face that no one really knows
Singin’ ‘bout the passion in my soul
Playin’ it safe, move in time with the beat
Take a chance, learn a new dance

Almost eighteen, a real lady now
I’ll keep tryin’ to figure this life out
I wanna figure it out

Step to the left, step to the right
The middle of the floor feels safe tonight

Mansinneedof

Sarah Jarosz (SoRaw Music, BMI)

Alex Hargreaves – fiddle
Sarah Jarosz – mandolin
Paul Kowert – bass
Mike Marshall – second mandolin

Broussard’s Lament

Sarah Jarosz (SoRaw Music, BMI)

Stuart Duncan – fiddle
Sarah Jarosz – lead vocal, guitar
Mark Schatz – bass
Darrell Scott – harmony vocal, national resonator guitar
Kenny Malone – percussion

The storm it did rage on the coastal shore
Winds blew so strong, then the floods came on
People cried, “What took so long,
For our help to come along?”

Answers came cheap at the break of dawn
Sound bites went on and on and on

“They told us Thursday they would come,
They told us Friday they would come,
Saturday came and still the dying lived on.”

The missing ones were lost not to be found
They paid the cost, you let them down
But we said, “What can we do
Just to make it up to you?”

“Oh you can try to make this up to me,
But all I had’s lost, now I’m lost, you see.”
“They told me Thursday they would come,
They told me Friday they would come,
Saturday’s here and I’m trying to find my way home.
Oh the time is here, I’m trying to find my way home.”

Left Home

Sarah Jarosz (SoRaw Music, BMI)

Jerry Douglas – dobro
Stuart Duncan – fiddle
Chris Eldridge – guitar
Byron House – bass
Sarah Jarosz – lead vocal, clawhammer banjo
Aoife O’Donovan – harmony vocal
Sarah Siskind – harmony vocal

Left home
Two weeks gone by
Returned
The rosebuds had already given their time

Tonight
Public transportation’s my private ride, yeah
But I
I’ve found my wings and I’m ready to fly

Some things in life are better left unknown
Or there would be no wonder, no why
But as I travel through this world
I want to give all those things a try, yeah

Left home

Can’t Hide

Sarah Jarosz (SoRaw Music, BMI)

Stuart Duncan – fiddle
Sarah Jarosz – vocal, clawhammer banjo
Mark Schatz – bass

Away, away and find your true love
He’s gone away to find a new love
But he don’t know that he runs in vain
And you, my dear, will find love again

She cried, “Come home, my darling true love,
And you may find what my heart’s made of.
You left me here alone on my own,
But through the tears, I know you’ll come home.”

Around, around this whole world he’s been
But he’ll soon find his way home again
At last, at last he’s back by her side
This story tells that true love can’t hide

Come On Up To The House

Thomas A. Waits & Kathleen Brennan (Jalma Music, ASCAP)

Samson Grisman – bass
Alex Hargreaves – fiddle
Sarah Jarosz – lead vocal, mandolin
Kenny Malone – percussion
Tim O’Brien – harmony vocal

Well the moon is broken and the sky is cracked
Come on up to the house
The only things that you can see is all that you lack
Come on up to the house

All your cryin’ don’t do you no good
Come on up to the house
Come down off the cross we could use the wood
Come on up to the house

Chorus:
You’ve got to come on up to the house
Come on up to the house
The world is not my home
I’m just a passin’ through
Come on up to the house

There’s no light in the tunnel, no irons in the fire
Come on up to the house
And you’re singin’ lead soprano in the junkman’s choir
Come on up to the house

Don’t life seem nasty, brutish, and short
Come on up to the house
Well the seas are stormy, you can’t find no port
Come on up to the house

Chorus

There’s nothin’ in the world that you can do
Come on up to the house
You been whipped by the forces that are inside of you
Come on up to the house

Well you’re high on top of that mountain of woe
Come on up to the house
And you know you should surrender but you can’t let go
Come on up to the house

Chorus

Little Song

Sarah Jarosz (SoRaw Music, BMI)

Sarah Jarosz – lead vocal, guitar
Chris Thile – harmony vocal, mandolin

Fly a little higher than the rest
Make your journey last
Soar a little longer than the best
Leave your worries in the past

I’ve said all I can say
About this love I have for you
But I need you back
So I can make those feelings feel brand new again

Oh sing a little song for me
Oh sing a little song for me
You know a little tune can set us free
So sing a little song for me

My soul writes me
My soul plays me
My soul sings me
So I’ll sing this little song for you

Oh sing a little song for me
And I’ll sing this little song for you
You know a little tune can set us free
So sing this little song with me