Ophelia’s Song – EP

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TRACK LISTING

  1. Means to an End
  2. Dear Danny (S.W.A.K.)
  3. Election Day in New York City
  4. 10,000 Times
  5. Ophelia’s Song

CREDITS

Means to an End

  • music by Sarah Van Sciver
    lyrics by Sarah Van Sciver
    vocals, piano – Sarah Van Sciver
    bass  – Jay Edelman
    drums – Harry Van Sciver
    guitar – Steve Kuzmicki

Dear Danny (S.W.A.K.)

  • music by Sarah Van Sciver
    lyrics by Hannah & Sarah Van Sciver
    vocals, piano, keyboard – Sarah Van Sciver
    bass  – Jay Edelman
    drums – Harry Van Sciver
    guitar – Steve Kuzmicki

Election Day in New York City

  • music by Sarah Van Sciver
    lyrics by Harry Van Sciver
    vocals, piano – Sarah Van Sciver
    bass  – Jay Edelman
    drums – Harry Van Sciver
    guitar – Steve Kuzmicki

10,000 Times

  • music by Sarah Van Sciver
    lyrics by Sarah Van Sciver
    vocals, piano – Sarah Van Sciver
    drums – Harry Van Sciver

Ophelia’s Song

  • music by Sarah Van Sciver
    lyrics by Sarah Van Sciver
    vocals, piano, keyboard – Sarah Van Sciver
    bass  – Jay Edelman
    drums – Harry Van Sciver
    guitar – Steve Kuzmicki

LYRICS

Means to an End

Silly girl walking all alone through a garden
Silly boy talking alone to the trees
Silly girl sees silly boy and lets her guard down
Trees feel neglected when silly boy's attention leaves
Hey what's your name turns into a game She
Shoulda been suspicious when he asked her to pick a red delicious
Charm she couldn't resist when Adam insists
Eve go ahead hon' and take bite number one

Girl, when will you go and befriend Somebody who
Doesn’t see you just as a pretty, sweet means to an end?
Don't make the common mistake
To waste your time on a pretty sweet rattlesnake

Lonely girl walking all alone through her hometown
Lonely library boy whispering his thoughts & plots to himself
Lonely girl sees lonely boy and lets her guard down
Lonely boy's plots are momentarily left on a bookshelf
Hellos and goodbyes turn into poems and sighs
She shoulda seen it coming when Hamlet stopped humming
Love songs to her, no dinner dates, returned to introvert
Ophelia I feel for you it's no fun to go night swimming all alone

Girl, when will you go and befriend Somebody who
Doesn't see you just as a pretty, sweet means to an end?
Don't make the common mistake
To waste your time on a pretty sweet heartbreak who leaves you all alone at the lake

Desde-Desdemona better to be alone-ah than betrayed, betrayed
Persephone please you shouldn't have had to leave your past all so fast
Echo, Echo, Echo babe you gotta let go of mirror-boy, or you'll fade, you'll fade, fade

Girls, why don’t you go and befriend Somebody who
Doesn't see you all as just some pretty, sweet means to ends?
Don't make the common mistake
To waste your time on a pretty sweet rattlesnake
Heartache heartbreak mistake for goodness's sake Girls give yourselves a break.
Heartache heartbreak mistake for goodness's sake Girls give yourselves a break.

Dear Danny (S.W.A.K.)

Dear Danny, How's your life going in California?
Is it just like all those upperclassmen told ya?
I've been thinking a lot about what you said,
that phone conversation's playing through my head.
My empty words, my angry stares, guess I wasn't being fair.
Dear Danny, dear Danny, I'm sorry.
 
Do you remember the summer when we fell?
And then that winter when the whole thing went to hell?
We were just trying to make it through.
I was just so damned angry with you...
 
Oh, whoa... Yesterday as I was flipping through my phone,
I found a picture of the two of us alone.
So I wiped away a hot and lonely tear as I thought again of my Danny dear.
And the dam broke, and I started to cry
as deep down inside me something died.
Dear Danny, dear Danny, I'm so sorry.

Do you remember the summer when we fell?
And then that winter when the whole thing went to hell?
We were just trying to make it through,
I was just so damned angry with you. 

Oh, whoa... La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la,
la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, oh no, don't go.
Danny, please, I'm on my knees.
 
Oh, whoa... Yesterday as I was packing up my room,
I found a faded picture of you.
So I wiped away a hot and lonely tear as I thought again of my Danny dear.
And the dam broke, and I started to cry
as deep down inside me something died.
Dear Danny, dear Danny, I'm so sorry.
Dear Danny, dear Danny, I'm so sorry.

Election Day in New York City

A faint line between our fiery dark and gentle dawn
Through the hot nights the lissome blue notes rumba on
To the street, the sky, the engine of a down-bound train
Beneath the city to a platform in the driving rain.
‘Til we stand at the ocean by a leeward tide
Groping and searching for the hallowed light
With our hands and our hearts on conflicting sides,
Bright stars shining through a murky night.
 
You melt my breath away like dew in summer heat
But winter's coming on
 
A marked man can’t disappear amid ten million souls
Shuffling and hustling, hiding in the subway holes.
A consecrated woman cannot go back to bible black
With red blood of freedom shining on her naked track.
The arteries and muscles pumping young and strong,
The veins and the bones just beneath our skin
Running colder and older, it’s a mystery song
That makes us and breaks us, not Eden’s sin.
 
You melt my breath away like dew in summer heat.
But winter’s coming on and we’re living in the street.
You melt my breath away like dew in summer heat.
But winter’s coming on and we’re living in the street.
 
Crazy people aren’t so crazy in the grey of mourning
Just a tired uninspired and melancholy warning
To the lovers who will lose and the losers who will love,
To the shakers, undertakers to the very saints above.
I sing at last alone for the wise and fools
Bewitched by the springing evanescent flood
It will purge, it will surge in the shining pools
But ebb just as certain into ancient mud.
 
You melt my breath away like dew in summer heat.
But winter’s coming on and we’re living in the street.
You melt my breath away like dew in summer heat.
But winter’s coming on and we’re living in the street.
And we're living, and we're living, and we're living, and we're living...
And we’re living in the Street.

10,000 Times

Sometimes silly rhymes are the best way I have to say
No matter the shadows that darken my day
There’s always a patch of light
There’s always a patch of light
He’s more than just an oldest friend
More than just a fairytale ending
What I want lasts for longer

It’s stronger than hunger
Or thunder, this is stronger
Deeper than diving from the highest heights
Nothing could ever be more right
If I could write him a song to
Play or sing along to maybe I’d
Strike a chord with him more than

All the times I’ve said I love you
Ten thousand times I’ve said I love you

I love his stride I love his gaze
I swim in his eyes
He’s always a patch of light
He’s always a patch of light
If I could write him a song to
Play or sing along to maybe I’d
Strike a chord with him more than

All the times I’ve said I love you
Ten thousand times I’ve said I love you

I promised there’d be no secrets
Can’t justify it to keep this
Gotta write it out, abandon my doubt
Words aren’t my strong suit, not trying to be cute
Gotta write it out, abandon my doubt
Think don’t improvise, just think of his eyes and 

All the times I’ve said I love you
Ten thousand times
Ten thousand times Ten thousand times
All the times I’ve said I love you
Ten thousand times

Ophelia’s Song

Hey, why’d you leave me lying cold?
Thought you promised we’d grow old together
I used to be all that you cared about, but Hamlet you can’t just
Let me drown in my loneliness
I wanna share your love, your pain too
For the loss of your father, I truly sorry am
But don’t let the past haunt you, enjoy today
Remember all the plans we made, what you’d say to me
 
Oh Hamlet, I’m here to catch your tears
I’ll wait here, I’ll stay here, ‘cause I’ll stand by you always
Oh Hamlet, I don’t care what they say
About you or what you do but please don’t push me away
 
Hamlet you’re just pretending please
Hamlet am I the only one who sees
The you that hides, is in disguise, 
Please come back to me, come back to me

Oh Hamlet, I’m here to catch your tears
I’ll wait here, I’ll stay here, ‘cause I’ll stand by you always
Oh Hamlet, I don’t care what they say
About you or what you do but please don’t push me away
Don’t cast me away, don't throw me away, 
Don't send me away, don't let me fade away
I will stay

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All Original Music and Recordings ©℗ SARAH VAN SCIVER.

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