Rachael Sage & The Sequins

Rachael Sage & The Sequins

 New York City, New York, USA
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New York's Rachael Sage and The Sequins create musically innovative, classically-influenced and lyrically adventurous alt-pop. The band plays 100+ shows a year in the US, UK & Europe. For complete info & tour dates, see: http://sageandsequins.com

Biography

Led by soulful vocalist and innovative multi-instrumentalist Rachael Sage, The Sequins perform 100+ dates a year throughout the US, UK, & Europe.

The latest album "Myopia" is a bold departure, with a much stronger emphasis on Sage's guitar playing over her signature piano palette. The clarity that comes from being comfortable in one's own skin is a theme that runs through much of Myopia. Produced by Sage and her longtime engineer, 2-time Grammy® Nominee John Shyloski, the album features drummer Doug Yowell (Joe Jackson, Duncan Sheik), keyboardist Rob Curto (Lila Downes), trumpeter Russ Johnson (Elvis Costello, Deborah Harry), guitarist James Mastro (Patti Smith, Jill Sobule) and bassist Mike Visceglia (Suzanne Vega). The album's single, "Spark" reached #10 on the FMQB Radio Chart in the US.

Rachael Sage & The Sequins have shared stages with Beth Hart, Howard Jones, Sarah McLachlan, A Great Big World, Melissa Ferrick, and Ani DiFranco. Sage has received numerous songwriting awards including The John Lennon Songwriting Contest (Grand Prize) and several Outmusic and Independent Music Awards. Her songs have appeared on MTV, HBO, and the "Fame" soundtrack, along with a record-breaking 22 placements on Lifetime’s top reality series,"Dance Moms" – resulting in over 10 million YouTube views.

For more information, visit sageandsequins.com.

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For the complete tour calendar and archive of past shows, visit sageandsequins.com/shows.

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For information on Rachael Sage's solo work visit her solo EPK: http://sonicbids.com/rachaelsage 

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To view their videos (including the music videos for "Alive", "Try Try Try", "I Don't Believe It", and others), please visit:

http://www.youtube.com/rachaelsage

Lyrics

Bravedancing

Written By: Rachael Sage

Bravedancing

you came to me like lightning upon a picket-fence
shattering my illusion with shockingly bad sense
and I may never feel the same
but I won’t always feel this pain

so let faith fall on me now
I’m gonna be here till the end
if you do not see me bend
then you will know I have been
...bravedancing

you rained on me like ashes but volcanoes come & go
you seemed to have such passion for someone so shallow
and I may never feel the same
but I refuse to play these games

so let faith fall on me now
I’m gonna be here till the end
if you do not hear my voice
then you’ll know I’ve had no choice to let
faith fall on me now
I’m gonna be my own best-friend
if you do not see me bend
then you will know I have been
...bravedancing

I see the moon about to bloom into
thousands of bright yellow roses
and they’ll be spreading their light across the sky
and i wish my garden could grow this

when friendship is so frightening it’s hard not to overthink
kisses were like kite-flying I knew we’d sail or sink
and I may never feel the same
but you must see how much I’ve changed

so let faith fall on me now
I’m gonna be here till the end
if you do not hear my voice
then you’ll know I’ve had no choice to let
faith fall on me now
I’m gonna be my own best-friend
if you do not see me bend
then you will know I have been
...bravedancing

Sacrifice

Written By: Rachael Sage

SACRIFICE

there was a time when I can honestly say
you were the only one who'd paved my way
you were the one who'd help me overcome
all of the demons inside my skin

but it's been a long time since you've held this hand
and since then I've grown from a boy to a man
I know that if you fall I will still stand
you can never shake my confidence

*I know that these are my own two arms
I know that these are my own two eyes
I know that these are my own true words
even if your approval is my sacrifice

I know that I have not fulfilled your plan
but I am starting to resent this guilt
hanging over me like a weeping willow tree
there's no fire can deface self-confidence

*CHORUS

I was broken and I wanted too much
expected you to be so brave, but people don't change
I was frozen and I wanted your touch
expected you to be so brave, but people don't change

there was a time when I can honestly say
you were the only one who'd paved my way
you were the one who'd help me overcome
all of the demons inside my skin

but it's been a long time since you've held this hand
and since then I've grown from a boy to a grown man
I know that if you fall I will still stand
you can never shake this confidence

I know that these are my...
I know that these are my...
I know that these are my two arms
I know that these are my...
I know that these are...
even if your approval is my sacrifice
even if your approval is my sacrifice

I was broken and I wanted too much
expected you to be so brave
but people don't, people don't change
I was frozen and I wanted your touch
expected you to be so brave
but people don't, people don't change

...sacrifice

©2004, Rachael Sage / Flying Dybbuk Music, BMI

Featherwoman

Written By: Rachael Sage

Featherwoman

what are the things that I do best
that nobody else can do
you know I try to behave as if it don't bother me
the way they still compare us two

what are the things that I know how
to paint in a simple light
without the glare of expectation or the curse of avarice
staining the veil of a blushing bride

I'm a featherwoman
I'll give you all my worries
I'll give you everything back you left on my doorstep to
see if I would break

what are the words that I know how
to sing like I've never done
I know the bottle is expensive and I wanna be intense enough to
do more than fill it up

what are the wounds that I can't feel
that everyone else can see
if I could focus on the glory of the love I've had
then I could finally become free

*I'm a featherwoman
I'll give you all my worries
I'll give you everything back you left on my doorstep to
see if I would break

I'm a featherwoman
this is a lost diary entry
and if I rip it up and throw it in this yellow fire would you
still look at me that way

where is the gun I almost held
to rise up against the odds
I don't remember how I ended up an innocent
in the crusade of a kittens claws

where is the grace I almost felt
parade up and down my spine
you know I wanna be courageous like the
lovers and the sages of the mysteries in my mind*

©2005, Rachael Sage / Flying Dybbuk Music, BMI

Alright OK

Written By: Rachael Sage

ALRIGHT, OK

the way that I get around the things that I'm afraid of
is just to pretend someday I will
the way that I get around the things that I am scared of
is just to pretend there is a pill

someday I'm gonna take the biggest pill ever
and then I'll be high as a kite
I never took a drug I never drank no drink
but I've never been quite alright
alright, ok...don't fight, just stay

the way that I get around what's less that entertaining
is just to put on a uniform
and when I put it on I'm suddenly a lady
and then I'm dramatic an demure

someday I'm gonna take the biggest leap ever
and then I'll be high as the moon
I never took a drug I never drank no drink
but I've never been sane too soon
alright, ok...don't fight, just stay
ok, alright...don't say goodnight - goodnight

the way that I get around the things that I am scared of
is just to pretend I am the cure
for everything that anybody's ever needed
and then I am confident and sure

someday I'm gonna take the biggest risk ever
and then I'll be hot as the sun
I never took a drug I never drank no drink
but I've never loved anyone
alright, ok...don't fight, just stay
ok, alright...don't say you might - you might

alright, ok...don't fight, just stay
ok, alright...don't say goodnight - goodnight

Wildflower

Written By: Rachael Sage

Wildflower

are you gonna lie to me
are you gonna just keep talking
are you gonna fly to me
are you gonna keep on walking

is it just the way you feel
you can never seem to notice
when it's somebody else’s spiel
to be the one to be so hopeless

gonna be so sweet
gonna give me power
gonna become
just like a wildflower

are you gonna hold my hand
are you gonna hold it back now
are you gonna take a stand
are you gonna re-attack now

is it just the toys that you want
never seem to wind up quickly
is it just the clouds that you haunt
never seem to drown you like me

*recognition gonna be so sweet
gonna give me power
gonna become
just like a wildflower

are you gonna take this chance
are you gonna let it fall like
glitter in between your hands
are you gonna save this ghost town

if I wasn't such an old friend
would you treat me so unkindly
if I wasn't she who would bend
would you climb this tree so blindly*

are you gonna, gonna lie to me
are you gonna, gonna keep talking
are you gonna, gonna cry for me
are you gonna just keep walking

gonna be so sweet
gonna give me power
gonna become
just like a wildflower

©2005, Rachael Sage / Flying Dybbuk Music, BMI

93 Maidens

Written By: Rachael Sage

93 MAIDENS
(based on the letters of Chaya Feldman)

I am a maiden, one of ninety-three
but I won't die the least bit mysteriously
I go to school in the town of Warsaw
today they came for us all

I am a girl but they are not men
I am a woman but don't know it yet
I have a brother, but don't know his name
he was born in the barracks in shame

mama where are you, where have you gone
I need you with me to drink the poison
for I'm nobody's martyr, only your daughter
I'll meet you when I reach heaven

one of them spoke with a terrible voice, he said:
"make yourselves beautiful, you have no choice!
we'll come for your refinery soon -
by tomorrow we'll blacken the moon..."

mama where are you, where have you gone
I need you with me to drink the poison
for I'm nobody's martyr, only your daughter
I'll meet you when I reach heaven

blessed art though oh Lord our G-d
King of the universe...there I must stop -
what is the blessing for taking our lives
so that we won't become our enemies wives

mama where are you, where have you gone
I need you with me to drink the poison
for I'm nobody's martyr, only your daughter
I'll meet you when I reach heaven
...I'll meet you when I reach heaven

© 2005 Rachael Sage

Angel In My View

Written By: Rachael Sage

how'm I gonna write this love-letter to you
when all I have are these hands
how am I gonna write this love-letter to you
when I can't even ask you to dance

CHORUS
just don't tell me I've gotta give up on love
don't tell me that I've gotta give up on love
don't tell me that I've gotta give up on love
when you know that it's true, I'm depending on you
to be the angel in my view

how'm I gonna read this love-poem aloud
when all I have are these words?
how am I gonna read this love-poem aloud
when I'm destined to stutter, it's my curse

CHORUS
just don't tell me I've gotta give up on love
don't tell me that I've gotta give up on love
don't tell me that I've gotta give up on love
when you know that it's true, I'm depending on you
to be the angel in my view...view...

BRIDGE
did you know that I stay up late
thinking about the love we could be making
as I drink you in with proverbial arms
and after everything I concede that my heart is breaking
and I would gladly let you slay me with your charms
c'mon and slay me with your charms

just don't tell me I've...
gotta give up on love

did you know that I stay up late
thinking about the love we could be making
as I drink you in with proverbial eyes
and after everything I concede you're my only aching
and I would gladly let you paint me with white lies
c'mon and paint me with white lies

CHORUS
just don't tell me I've gotta give up on love
don't tell me that I've gotta give up on love
don't tell me that I've gotta give up on sweet, sweet love
when you know that it's true, honey I depend on you
to be the angel in my view

© 2007, Rachael Sage

Vertigo

Written By: Rachael Sage

every time I see your face I feel like I'm in pain
every time I look away I feel more of the same
every time I hold your hand feels like I'm drowning
every time I let it go I feel vertigo

and I know what I know, I know it's not right
and I should've run far 'fore you held me tight
and I feel what I feel, feel this is wrong
and I should've run fast 'fore you lead me
on...on...

every time you tell me secrets and I listen hard
I feel like I'm the parchment and you are the bard
every time you tell me things I'm not sure you should say
I feel like I'm standing still, running away

and I know what I know, I know it's not right
and I should've run far 'fore you held me tight
and I feel what I feel, feel this is wrong
and I should've run fast 'fore you lead me
on...on...

and I'm already yours
but you'll never be mine
I should board up these doors
before I lose my mind...mind...

and I know what I know, I know it's not right
and I should've run far 'fore you held me tight
and I feel what I feel, feel this is wrong
and I should've run fast 'fore you lead me
on...on...

© 2007, Rachael Sage

Wishbone

Written By: Rachael Sage

when I was a queen in another life
'member how I fell to my knees and asked you to be my wife
everybody danced, how they laughed and sang
everybody wanted to be there when those great bells rang

when I was a weed, when I was a dandelion
I was always blowin' away into the great grey sky
how was I to know you were the grassy ground?
you were just waitin' for me to finally come around

CHORUS
butterfly's crawlin' on the concrete lawn
tellin' me to love you if I'm gonna be strong
everything around me is an empty chair
don't know where I'm going 'less you're there
phoenix is flyin' in a fiery sky
tellin' me to love you 'til the day that I die
everything around me is an old wishbone
doesn't matter who says, you're my home
...you're my home

when I was alone 'fore I was alive with you
how I was adrift on an ocean only one shade of blue
but now I am asail in a Claude Monet
now I am ablaze with the glory of this gracious day

CHORUS
butterfly's crawlin' on the concrete lawn
tellin' me to love you if I'm gonna be strong
everything around me is an empty chair
don't know where I'm going 'less you're there
phoenix is flyin' in a fiery sky
tellin' me to love you 'til the day I die
everything around me is an old wishbone
doesn't matter who says, you're my home

BRIDGE
I don't wanna be, I don't wanna be, I don't wanna be
I don't wanna - anything without you
I don't wanna be, I don't wanna be...be without you
I don't wanna be, I don't wanna be, I don't wanna be
I don't wanna - anything without you
I don't wanna be, I don't wanna be...be without you

CHORUS
phoenix is flyin' in a fiery sky
tellin' me to love you 'til the day I die
everything around me is an old wishbone
doesn't matter who says, you're my home
...you're my home
...you're my home
...you're mine

© 2007, Rachael Sage

Corinne

Written By: Rachael Sage

there is almost no romance in the things you gave to me
I wanna be a rock, I wanna be a tree
I did my little dance so you could look at me
you caught me in the act I used to do for free

CHORUS
so why am I so frozen, why do I feel alone
you've been laughing all this time
pretending to be my home
unwittingly you send me to
the place I've never been
Corrine...Corinne

I used to be an average girl
With hair down to my knees
read the book in Samson, thought I'd aim to please
(aim to please)
please the Lord up in the sky
I used to be so strong
then I was ashamed of what had gone wrong

CHORUS
I thought why am I so frozen
why do I feel alone
you've been laughing all this time
pretending to be my home
unwittingly you send me to
then place I've never been
Corinne...Corinne

a lover and a fighter
assumed under one name
share the cloth of too much joy
drink the broth of too much rain
I've carried you like sawdust
in the bottom of my shoes
accused...abused

the nature of a crime unsolved
is that it sometimes leaves you haunted
like a ghost without the bravery to speak its mind
but I am holding every breath
half-inside and so I'm left
to struggle for the air that should be mine
...should be mine

© 2007, Rachael Sage

My Word

Written By: Rachael Sage

My Word

history sits in a chair at the table
listening to everything I have to say
she doesn’t know that I long to be able
to follow danger to go astray

CHORUS
and I am an actor she is the audience
I am a legend in my own mind
everything I can’t say is irrelevant
everything I don’t have...mine this time

history sits in a bench in the garden
watching the children picking the flowers
she doesn’t know that I long to be able
to follow danger to go astray

CHORUS
and I am an actor she is the audience
I am a legend in my own mind
everything I can’t say is irrelevant
everything I don’t have...mine this time

there’s a mouse that’s trapped in the wall by the kitchen and it
keeps me up in the middle of the night and it’s
clawing its way to freedom
putting up a very impressive fight

oh to be a creature so small
oh to have the dignity to know there
must be a way out of this if
I just find the right tunnel

take me down to the fire-breathing waterbed
tie me up with imaginary string and
calm my nerves by pretending to be soothing...soothing

history sits in a chair at the table
listening to everything I have to say
she doesn’t know that I long to be able
to follow danger to go astray

(CHORUS)

this time it’s gonna be different
I'm gonna start telling you the truth and
I’ll give you my word as...my word as...
I am an actor she is the audience
she is the audience...she is the audience

© 2007 Rachael Sage

Invincible

Written By: Rachael Sage

people look a certain way at a certain time o’ day
and it’s all that you can do to keep your wits about yourself
met him on a Saturday at a funeral buffet
and I should’ve called the ambulance for help

‘cause I loved him the moment that I saw him
and I knew he was gonna break my soul
and I drown in every puddle that I walk in
‘cause I’m invincible

people speak in certain tongues when they know you’re almost won
and it’s all that you can do to keep your country’s borders safe
let him in a little bit just enough to realize
that I had to let him go before he lost his will to give

but I loved him the moment that I saw him
and I knew he was gonna break my soul
and I drown in every puddle that I walk in
‘cause I’m invincible...I’m invincible

give a little more give a little more than you’ve been used to
tell me what is gonna happen are you gonna break down are you gonna fall down
from the highest highest holiest hill give a little more than you’ve been used to
tell me what is gonna happen are you gonna fall down like the day back when
when you lost your mind when you lost your will

people look a certain way at a certain time o’ day
and it’s all that you can do to keep your wits about yourself

CHORUS

Site-Seeing

Written By: Rachael Sage

site-seeing you more
than I ever imagined
scream-singing most of
this music for you now
as though to hide the obvious choice
that you are there and I am nowhere

systematically gypsying my way across America slowly
wondering why wandering with so much conviction
is making me more tired than bards ever bargained for

drunkenly as these soul deals are often made
the truth of what makes me strong
alone and weak together
sandstoning the edges of this picture of you
so sharp and spread out in several rooms
I imagine you are shaming me in this car
traveling circus I am so inside
wide-eyed chasing chalk dust cloud-blind

asking risk with me please
question only that which holds you too close to the fire
to let you breathe
and leave the rest to summer's death
as forests burn and creatures die
so angels form and spirits rise
and phoenix-like I will prize
what is most patiently waited for
eyes closed I pray for more

time to be side by side and laughing
child-like asleep and singing

time to be side by side and laughing
child-like asleep and singing

Hunger In John

Written By: Rachael Sage

he was so poor that he did his own laundry with his own tears
he was so poor that he made me a valentine out of a napkin
he was so poor that he wrote me a poem on a stolen typewriter
I loved him for that

*but now that he’s made it I’m crushed by the climb
and nothing he says to me makes any sense
all of his money has given him time
to reflect on nothing but emptiness and I miss the hunger in John

he was so poor that he bargained my beauty to pay the rent
he was so poor that he felt like a man only when I’d consent
he was so poor that he made up a dark side
so there’d be something that he could repent*

he made a movie about our lives
full of reality mingled with madness
sent it to Hollywood, false paradise
somebody read it - saw dollar signs and

now he’s as famous as Martin Scorsese
seven years after his movie was made
sipping martinis he’s fat and he’s lazy
sometimes I wonder if I should’ve stayed
and I miss the hunger in John

he was so poor that he had to steal matches to light our candles
he was so poor that he stole outta habit what would o’ been free
he was so poor that he brought home a blanket
only to find it was really a flag...now somebody’s missing a flag*

c. Rachael Sage/Flying Dybbuk Music, BMI

Moonlight & Fireflies

Written By: Rachael Sage

moonlight and fireflies, everything beautiful I'd be scared of beautiful if beauty wasn't true so many open skies - how my head is spinning...I
can see my own reflection in the fear of missing you

don't you see everything points upward can this be another sign I should be touching down
I was once the epitome of stubborn
but now I'm not sure enough to be so certain...be so certain

when will this slow volcano of ambition cease boiling over with endless misery Ôcause being so driven has never been fulfilling
and I barely lived my life until you captured me

moonlight and fireflies, hippies by the oceanside I used to make fun of them and laugh at liberty 'cause I knew my own heart was swinging like a pendulum away from what was obvious and toward some destiny

but destiny's a foggy night and destiny's a hotel room
and destiny's pneumonia with both hands wrapped around your heart
and oh you found me shivering, you found me unraveling
you found me hovering above the hardest part

so fireflies and moonlight are nothing and everything and everything and nothing is brand new to me now
'cause I have wandered aimlessly avoiding every victory
as though itÕd be the death of me, as though itÕd leave a scar*

Chandelier

Written By: Rachael Sage

what if I woke up tomorrow and I couldn't sing the truth is I don't really know just what that'd mean
but maybe I'd be relieved to find out that silence is sweeter than doubt

what if I woke up tomorrow and I couldn't laugh the truth is I don't really know just what I'd lack
but maybe I'd be relieved not miss what everyone else brags is bliss

could it be true that I've been so tired
that I could not sit still and I could not let go could it be true that I've been so wired that I could not give in long enough to let go, to let go

what if I woke up tomorrow and I couldn't play the truth is I don't really know if I'd be brave or if I'd give in to the obvious news that I've been mis-using my muse

what if I woke up tomorrow and I couldn't love the truth is that is something I am petrified of
but maybe I'd be relieved to find out that grieving is what love's about

I just wanted to be a chandelier shamelessly swinging through a maze of fear I just wanted to be the light, the love...sailing through the darkness I just wanted to be a chandelier shamelessly swinging through a maze of fear
I just wanted to be the light, the love...sailing through the darkness

Birthday

Written By: Rachael Sage

Every single birthday I promise I am gonna change but
I can never take the first step
Every single New Year’s I promise there’ll be no more tears but
I can only take what I get

What I get is that you will never, never, never let go
What I feel is that you may never, never, never
Wanna know me for who I really am

Every single Hanukah I promise I am gonna come
Shimmying out of my shell
Every single Rosh Hashanah shrouded in a hallelujah
I listen for the holiest knell

What I hear is that you will never, never, never let go
What I fear is that you may never, never, never
Wanna know me for who I really am

Every single birthday teeth sink into a cupcake I’m
Lonely as a grain of loose sand
Every single New Year’s I promise there’ll be no more tears
Oh but for a dose of dry land

What I hope is that you will someday, someday, someday let go
What I wish is that you will one day, one day, one day
Wanna know me for who I really am

Abby Would You Wait

Written By: Rachael Sage

Abby would you wait for me to ring your doorbell
I’m not just a girl you held one night in an Austin motel
I believe that we could be something so unusual
Nobody else could compete with a passion so incredible

Oh angel at first sight
All my heart is yours tonight

Abby would you wait for me to come back to you
I could take a later train to the center of too much to do
Anybody say you’re as pretty as justice could do
Anybody ever stay long as I hope you’ll want me to

Oh angel at first kiss
All my heart is yours to miss

Abby would you wait for me…

Abby would you wait for me to ring your doorbell
I’m not just a girl you held one night in an Austin motel
I believe that we could be something so unusual
Nobody else could compete with a passion so incredible

Oh angel at first dance
All my heart is yours to chance

Haunted By You

Written By: Rachael Sage

I am so damn tired of unrequited
I have loved you so long uninvited
And it’s hard sometimes to stay excited
By the promise of love

Reuniting me with hope with hope
A diamond for a rope
With hope with hope
I am haunted by you
I am haunted by you

Searching for the deeper meaning
In this dead sea of ill-fated dreaming
Where the only voices silent-screaming
Are the reveries of you barely breathing

It’s dark it’s dark
A diamond for your spark
It’s dark it’s dark
I am haunted by you
Haunted by you

(ooh-hoo…)

Shadow-vaulting through this night alone
I’m a stone you’re light as a feather
Could I be someone you could lean upon
Am I just the inclement weather in your life
A bittersweet lie, a bitter goodbye

I am so damn tired of unrequited
I have loved you so long uninvited
And it’s hard sometimes to stay excited
By the promise of love

Reuniting me with grace with grace
A diamond for your face
With grace with grace
I am haunted by you
I am haunted by you

(ooh-hoo…)

…I am so damn tired

Performance Art

Written By: Rachael Sage

Today is the first day of the rest of my death
I knew when you turned away I would
Never take another deep breath but

I know it’ll be ok ‘cause I’m just built that way
I know it’ll be ok ‘cause I’m just built that way

Today is the first day of the rest of my night
I knew when you turned away I would
Never see another neon light but

I know it’ll be alright ‘cause I’m just built to fight
I know it’ll be alright ‘cause I’m just built for flight

I don’t need to tell you how to complicate this
You already know just how to break my heart
Every time I open up my eyes you take this
To another level of performance art…performance art

I don’t need a fire alarm to notice
That I’m burning up alive inside
I don’t need to be a holy roller
To believe that faith can let you fly

Today is the first day of the rest of my doom
I knew when you turned away I would never see another full moon but
I know that I will survive ‘cause I’m built to arrive
I know it’ll be alright ‘cause I’m just built to fight
I know it’ll be ok ‘cause I’m just built that way

I don’t need to tell you how to complicate this
You already know just to break my soul
Every time I open up my eyes you take this
To another level of playing the fool…

I don’t need to tell you how to complicate this
You already know just to break my heart
Every time I open up my eyes you take this
To another level of performance art…performance art

California

Written By: Rachael Sage

I almost lived with you I almost died with you
You almost turned me to an honest woman
I never wanted to be married and I never wanted kids
But you sure made me think about ‘em

I don’t know what’s wrong with me
Never wanted what anybody else did
Always fought for independence
I don’t know why you saved me
Never misled you don’t think
Now you’re bleeding me because you can

Oh look how deep I let you in
Now you’re leaving me for California
What happened to the plans we had
To just keep floating

I almost sang with you I almost stood with you out on the roof
You almost made me unafraid of falling
I never wanted to be domestic and bliss was something
I was dubious of until you came calling

I don’t know what’s wrong with me
Never wanted what anybody else did
Always fought for independence
I don’t know why you chased me
Never misled you don’t think
Now you’re bleeding me because you can

Oh look how deep I let you in
Now you’re leaving me for California
What happened to the plans we had
To just keep floating

You called me comfortable limbo and I was numb
Beneath your wings and I never gave up so much energy
To someone who knew they were waiting for me to change

Oh look how deep I let you in
Now you’re leaving me for California
What happened to the plans we had
To just keep floating

Invisible Light

Written By: Rachael Sage

I know it’s wrong but every time you look at me
I see the stars of denial in your eyes
Secretive and strong I know you’re no good for me
But we belong between silence and surprise

Would you be my hope
Would you be my hope on a Saturday night
Would you be my hope
Would be my soulful invisible light

Invisible light…invisible light shining down on me
Invisible light…invisible light would you set me free

I know it’s wrong but every time you’re touching me
I hear the Song of Solomon in your hands
Sacred and strong – a Kabbalistic mystery
But we belong between stillness and the dance

Would you be my hope
Would you be my hope on a Saturday night
Would you be my hope
Would be my soulful invisible light

Invisible light…invisible light shining down on me
Invisible light…invisible light would you set me free

And in the middle of the darkest night
I can feel your leaves shaking I can feel your branches breaking
In the beginning of the morning light I can feel the tide tearing us apart

Would you be my hope
Would you be my hope on a Saturday night
Would you be my hope
Would be my soulful invisible light

Invisible light…invisible light shinin’ down on me
Invisible light…invisible light would you set me free

Everything

Written By: Rachael Sage

Everything about this situation’s a surprise
I had almost given up looking into people’s eyes
It’s a little ironic you wear thick glasses
Every time I think about it I shiver and shake
Kissing you beneath the ceiling of constellations
Everything about our evening was a perfect mistake

Everything about this situation’s so surreal
I guess I’ve always had a crush on your ability to steal
My breath away the way you walk under a full moon all the time
There’s something bittersweet about the way you made me lose my mind

(Ahhh-ahhh…)

Everything about this situation’s made me high
I walk around a stupid smile on my face and you know why
It’s a little ironic you wear tight jeans
Every time I think about it I’m jealous of the seams
Everything that you have chosen to reveal is like a dream

(Ahhh-ahhh…)

Faith has a way of giving you what you need
Even when you don’t succeed in believing
Fate has a way of giving you what you need
Even when all you perceive’s your head spinning

Everything about this situation’s a surprise
I had almost given up looking into people’s eyes

(Ahhh-ahhh…)

I prayed for you
You took my hand and I knew
You’d follow through

Soulstice

Written By: Rachael Sage

Summer of Shostakovich and you held me, held me
Over by the lake with the white swans
Everything fell from there you were impressed by my stare
Unflinching as a photograph

So can’t we just agree that I love you and call it a day
It’s never gonna be easy with oceans in our way
Can’t we just agree that you need me and call it like it is
Soul solstice is impossible and tragic

Autumn of Bulgakov you were my Black Russian and
I was your Merlot Molotov
Everything fell from there you were impressed by my dare
Could you ever miss an American

So can’t we just agree that I love you and call it a day
It’s never gonna be easy with oceans in our way
Can’t we just agree that you need me and call it like it is
Soul solstice is impossible and tragic

Isn’t it hard enough to love somebody
Isn’t it hard enough to love yourself
Isn’t it hard enough to live your life without regret…without regret

Can’t we just agree that I love you and call it a night
It’s never gonna be easy with ocean waves in sight
Can’t we just agree that you need me and call it like it is
Soul solstice is impossible and tragic

New Destination

Written By: Rachael Sage

I don't know why it feels like you're drowning in the ocean
I don't know why it feels like you're drowning in the sky
I know why it hurts when your body is in motion
The taxi driver's going slow, still your head is spinning why

Maybe it's a new destination fighting with your old frame of mind
Let go of your old situation, and you'll be fine
Maybe it's a new destination no one ever gets to on time
Let go of your old hesitation and see the sign
This is the unfinished line

I don't know why it feels like you're swinging through the jungle
Every hope is a mist when what you need's a waterfall
You've got no one to please and every step is just a stumble
Every tree is a tease that you'll never be as tall

*Maybe it's a new destination fighting with your old frame of mind
Let go of your old situation, and you'll be fine
Maybe it's a new destination no one ever gets to on time
Let go of your old hesitation and see the sign
This is the unfinished line

Love's gonna wait for you to climb back up that hill
Life is a state of celebrating your free will...free will

CHORUS*

Discography

Myopia (2018)
Joy! (2018)
The Tide EP (2017)
Choreographic (2016)
Blue Roses (2014)
New Destination EP (2014)
Haunted By You (2012)
Delancey Street (2010)
Chandelier (2008)
The Blistering Sun (2006)
Ballads & Burlesque (2004)
Public Record (2003)
Illusion's Carnival (2002)
Painting Of A Painting (2001)
Smashing The Serene (1998)
Morbid Romantic (1996)