Ordinary Things

by Sarah Morris

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released September 15, 2015

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Sarah Morris Minneapolis, Minnesota

Singer-songwriter Sarah Morris has a way of captivating her audiences with songs about the highs and lows of love. With a voice both cozy and commanding, Sarah allows us to feel every note. Her lyrics resonate with both unflinching honesty and heartfelt tenderness. She brings a mix of classical training and Nashville chops to the stage - a style she likes to call "a little twang, a lot of heart”. ... more

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Track Name: Brighter
Brilliant like a blue sky in January,
dazzling the snow white on the ground.
Ordinary things, ordinary things sparkle when you're around.

Joyful like the birds in spring, humming a melody.
Reminds me of your favorite song.
From the bottom of my heart at the top of my lungs - I sing along.

But I don't know the words, so you're laughing, you're laughing,
Oh - that's magic to me.
I'm smiling like a fool and hearing music, music where noise used to be.

You make everything brighter. A lighter in the dark, all kinds of fire from just a tiny spark. Brighter. A full moon in the night, and the world shimmers underneath your shine. Brighter.

Easy like a warm breeze, barely whispering. I can tell it's asking that willow to dance. The sun is sinking low, this perfect shade of gold, and you take my hand. But you know I don't know how to move so you're laughing, you're laughing Oh - that's magic to me. I'm smiling like a fool at all these colors, these colors in shades I've never seen.

You make everything brighter. A lighter in the dark, all kinds of fire from just a tiny spark. Brighter. A full moon in the night, and the world shimmers underneath your shine. Brighter.

I like the way you slow me down. Lift the shadows and show me how to see beauty, anytime I want to I just look at you.

You make it brighter. A lighter in the dark, all kinds of fire from just a tiny spark. Brighter. A full moon in the night, and the world shimmers underneath your shine. Brighter.
Track Name: No Memory
Oh you take, take, take what you need
then you hit the road
I shouldn't be surprised, that's how our story goes.
Time and time again, I've opened up my door,
even though I know it'll end with you walking out just like before.

Wish I could explain it, I wish I could change it, this hold you have over me oh it's not how love's supposed to be. I can't deny it, I've tried to fight it, but you pull me down like gravity and I seem to have a heart with no memory.

You can try, try, try an pretend
that it's different now.
Don't waste your words, it wouldn't matter anyhow.
Once I've seen your smile, once I've heard your voice,
I'd be a fool to act like I even have a choice.

If I could explain it, I wish I could change it, this hold you have over me oh it's not how love's supposed to be. I can't deny it, I've tried to fight it, but you pull me down like gravity and I seem to have a heart with
no memory.

No memory of the tears I've cried, no memory of the reasons why
I should've made you go and stay gone.
I feel your lips upon my neck, it's so easy to forget all the ways you've done me wrong.
So keep on, keep on, keep on and take, take, take what you need.

I can't explain it, I wish I could change it, this hold you have over me oh it's not how love's supposed to be. I can't deny it, I've tried to fight it, but you pull me down like gravity and I seem to have a heart with
no memory.
Track Name: Sway Me
Change can come like a lightning bolt, like a slamming door.
Suddenly what you had, you don't have anymore -
just an old memory, of the way things used to be.
Sometimes change rolls in like a slow dance.
You think you're lucky cause now there's time for a second chance
to figure out how to move your two left feet.
Baby that sounds like you and me.

I'm halfway here, I'm halfway gone. I can't decide which side I'm on.
But it wouldn't take too much for you to sway me.
Take my hand, touch my cheek, whisper something low and sweet.
Remind me how one look from you could slay me.
Won't you sway me?

I get nervous when I stand still, so to tell the truth,
lately I've been taking steps away from you.
I'm coming up on an open road, won't you show me which way to go.

I'm halfway here, I'm halfway gone. I can't decide which side I'm on.
But it wouldn't take too much for you to sway me.
Take my hand, touch my cheek, whisper something low and sweet.
Remind me how one look from you could slay me.
Won't you sway me

I can tell this song is coming to an end.
Tell me baby can you spin me around again.

I'm halfway here, I'm halfway gone. I can't decide which side I'm on.
But it wouldn't take too much for you to sway me.
Take my hand, touch my cheek, whisper something low and sweet.
Remind me how one look from you could slay me.
Won't you sway me, won't you sway me?
Track Name: Nice Girl
Seems no one wants to hear the truth today.
So l'll just keep on choking back the words that I don't say.
Oh it's important for me to be polite, because you'll like me better if I'm a Nice Girl.

I stood there and I let him dress me down.
Share the list of imperfections that he's found.
Oh he had no trouble telling me how he feels
and he prefers it, when I'm a real Nice Girl.

Nice Girls have big smiles and little laughs
and a head held up but not so high.
keep it light, play it cool, don't let him know how hard I try
to fit into the person that he's looking for,
ignore the fact that I could be so much more than a nice girl.

I cover up the circles underneath my eyes.
Paint lipstick on to make my face look bright.
Doesn't matter what my Mama taught me about the cover of a book.
The world will be a whole lot sweeter to me if I look like a nice girl.

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It's a tried and true tradition of female intuition to use what you got, to get what you want well what I want, what I want is freedom from holding back. Can I have that? Can I have that and still be a nice girl.

With big smiles and little laughs and a head held up high
keep it light but I won't play it cool, and he's gonna notice when i try
I may not always be the person that he's looking for, find the courage to become so much more than a nice girl.
Track Name: You Still Have Me
I hear you calling me
and I listen patiently to the words of a man on his way down
You barely look at me
but you can see where you've broken me you say you can't understand
why I'm still around.

Sometimes, sometimes, only a promise remains.
Sometimes, sometimes, everyone else fades away.
But you still have me, you still have me.

On the wall staring back at me, in black and white like it used to be,
with that smile on your face - now I never see.
I'd like to think you remember too,
when you're fast asleep in our living room
it's your favorite escape - so sweet dreams

Sometimes, sometimes, only a promise remains.
Sometimes, sometimes, everyone else fades away.
But you still have me, you still have me.

You keep pushing me, pushing me away
but don't be surprised, no don't be surprised if I stay, if I say
that you still have me, you still have me
Track Name: Lie Here Tonight
Sitting in the dark for what seems like hours
staring at the empty side of the bed
surrounded by four walls I thought were hours
turns out they're just mine instead
My friends think I'm crazy, but honestly I believed every word you told me
I tell you what's crazy, all I want right now is you to come and hold me

Won't you come back and lie here tonight?
I won't show you the tears I've been crying.
I won't ask questions so you won't have to deny a thing
you can leave on your ring.
No you don't sleep alone, darling I know you're gonna lie somewhere.
So why don't you lie here tonight.

Tearing through my memories trying to find
any clue I might have missed.
I keep returning to that night in our drive
when you told me what the truth is
I thought you were crazy - how could you have made me some dirty little secret
I'll tell you what's crazy - if you gave me a chance I would forgive and forget.

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Lie to my face I can take it
lie to my heart, you can't break it
it's in pieces now, kinda like dust.
kinda like us.

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Track Name: The Strong One
I'm standing right here. I'm looking at you. But I can't remember what the hell I was gonna do. Some days it's easy. Some days I know it all. But once in a while I feel like a spinning top about to fall.

Won't you catch me? Won't you pull me in?
Remind me how to stand on solid ground again.
I've been trying, but it seems I've come undone
right now I need you to be the strong one.

I know you promised that you'd stand by me
but everytime I find you here it's still surprising.
How'd I get so lucky, to find a heart that understands,
I might turn away from you but just keep reaching out your hand.

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When it's your turn to feel uncertain I'll be steady as a stream.
So bring it on I can take it, those old walls we can break them down.
When you need me I will be the strong one

And i will catch you, I can pull you in, remind you how to stand on solid ground again.
When you're trying but still you come undone.
Baby I will be the strong one.
Track Name: Used To Be Mine
The streets are lined with green, the kind of green I only find in Tennessee
And I’m out walking through the blue, a shade of blue I feel when I think of you
And how you took me and you held me like
the southern sky holds the light of the stars
Now I don’t know how I got this far, away from you and everything you are


You are a moment lost in time
A place I left behind
The home I tried to find
Now you only remind me of what used to be mine

I take a deep breath in and suddenly it looks like a place I’ve never been
How can something so familiar make you feel like a stranger in your own skin
There’s a time to fly, a time to land
Sometimes you gotta take a stand with the truth
That it doesn’t matter where you go, it’s how you love that makes you who you are


You are a moment lost in time
A place I left behind
The home I tried to find
Now you only remind me of what used to be mine
Track Name: Careful, Careful
Careful, careful. Oh you should've been careful with me.
You must have noticed that I'm fragile, fragile, after all I've worn my bleeding heart on this ripped up sleeve.

Honest, honest. I just assumed that you'd be honest with me.
You fashioned words into a promise, promise.
And I'd been searching for a reason to believe.
But oh, oh, I thought we had something good.
Oh, oh I must have misunderstood.

That shine in your eyes was merely a consolation prize.
You knew our ending from the start, any girl could play my part.
I heard you hum a melody, but it was someone else's song.
I felt your hand upon my back, but it was just moving me along.
Oh, I wanna blame you, but how can I blame you
when I'm the one who was wrong.

Sinking, sinking. Like a stone I have no defense against the ocean.
Crashing, crashing. Every wave reminds me I am not the one you've chosen. But oh, oh, I thought we had something good.
Oh, oh I must have misunderstood.

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There were warning signs I missed.
Important steps I must have skipped.
You were a slope and once I skipped, kept on slipping slipping

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Track Name: Hope, Sweet Hope
A lucky penny on the ground, hiding in plain sight,
just waiting to be found by a sliver of sunlight.
Oh I could use a wish tonight, so I find the brightest star.
Maybe it's a satellite but as long as it's shining wherever you are

that's Hope, Sweet Hope
look around and all you'll see is wide open
and every day's a day when something good could happen
Oh I choose to believe in hope, sweet hope.

It's just a tiny bloom for now, lost among the weeds.
Clear a path and it will grow once it has the light it needs.
It's the same with a wounded heart, you can't keep on building walls.
Greet the world with open arms and you'll find a soft place to fall.

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Think of all the joy it brings when you find beauty in ordinary things.
Oh, think of all the joy it brings when you find beauty in ordinary things.

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