The Day We Ran Into the Sea

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"The Day We Ran Into The Sea" is a musical memoir that details the raw, universal feelings and experiences we all go through when dealing with break-ups and shakes-ups, love and loss. Each song on the album has a commercial pop sensibility in line with bands like Fleetwood Mac, The Carpenters and The Corrs. However, Sarah’s distinct, haunting vocals portray a more left-field leaning, reminiscent of Beth Gibbons, Regina Spektor, and Kristin Hersh. The album is a mixture of folky, acoustic elements and electric guitars, laced with Celtic elements (contributed to by producer Jon Reynolds, who’s worked with the likes of Sinead O’Connor). The album also features sonic contributions from Head (PJ Harvey), Adrian Hall (Sugababes) and Matt Prime (Will Young).

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released September 1, 2010

All songs by Sarah Howells & Richard Llewellyn
except 2,3 & 9 by Sarah Howells, Richard Llewellyn & Matt Prime

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Track Name: Cliché
Once upon a time
All your thoughts were the same as mine
We were good as gold together
And the stars would align

But lightening might never strike twice
And sparks might never fly

And it's a cliche and that's all I have
Try to get over you but I can't
Cliche not anything more
But that's what I loved you for

And though the songs have been sung before
I sing along to everyone

In those autumn day
We'd hide away in the same cafes
Watching the colors burn and simmer
And get blown away

But rain pours down over this town
And life gets in the way

And it's a cliche and that's all I have
Try to get over you but I can't
Cliche not anything more
That's what I loved you for

And though the songs have been sung before
I sing along to everyone

I still long for you
My first tattoo
My right and wrong
You are my favorite song, sing along

But lightening might never strike twice
And sparks might never fly
The rain pours down over this town
The life just passes by

And it's a cliche and that's all I have
Try to get over you but I can't
Cliche not anything more
But that's what I loved you for

And it's a cliche and that's all I have
Try to get over you but I can't
Cliche not anything more
That's what I loved you for

And though the songs have been sung before
I sing along to everyone
I sing along to everyone
Track Name: Freewheel
Holding my breath again
Think something could be happening
This feeling is a wrath from air

hm-hm
'Cuz you've taken me by surprise
On the scenery and senses are undefined

So I say,
Hello winter, singing,
Hello blue
I'm stepping outside wearing my summer shoes
Into a new night of only had that side of this hill
Kick off the rusty colours and suck them wheel
Like a red freewheel
Like a red freewheel

I was news and 16
A hollowed heart inside the team
The paintings from all of my childhood of dream
From goat to grey

hm-hm
But you're everyone untied
All tangled memories i got up inside

Now i say,

Hello winter, singing,
Hello blue
I'm stepping outside wearing my summer shoes
Into a new night of only had that side off this hill
Kick off the rust in the point and i stood them still

Like a red freewheel
Like a red freewheel

Now you've pulled these broken colours from my side
In-ambitions they were rented and bright
Now to escape these from all this parallels tonight
I'm just freewheel
Like a red freewheel

Hello winter (hello winter)
Hello blue (hello blue)
I'm stepping outside wearing my summer shoes
Into a new night of only had that side of this hill
Kick off the rusty colours and suck them wheel

Like a red freewheel
Like a red freewheel
Like a red freewheel
Like a red freewheel
Track Name: Lifelight
You see the truth is that I am simply useless
At finding the right words to say
And your fingers are frozen to notes you have chosen
Letting the tune slip away

When you shine so bright
I can feel our eyes collide
Soon you'll realize

Why waste time?
Your heartstrings are caught in mine
So pull me up to your side
And we will be alright
You might be my lifelight

And just hold still
Hang by your window sill
And all of this music will
Still be there in sight
You might be my lifelight

Covered in caution and waves of distortion
Your movements give you away
And I'll bring the roses, write poetry and proses
And prise you apart from your day

'Cause when you shine so bright
I can feel our eyes collide
Soon you'll realize

Why waste time?
Your heartstrings are caught in mine

So pull me onto your side
And we will be alright
You might be my lifelight

And just hold still
Hang by your window sill
And all of this music will
Still be there in sight
You might be my lifelight

'Cause I'm caught in this carousel
Too tongue tied to ever tell
And just circling 'round in the dark

Why waste time?
Your heartstrings are caught in mine
So pull me onto your side
And we will be alright
You might be my lifelight

And just hold still
Hang by your window sill
And all of this music will
Still be there in sight
You might be my lifelight

Why waste time?
[Incomprehensible]
In time you might be my life light
Track Name: Pick Me
Pick me, I'm everything you wanted to pay for
Pick me, I'm fashionable, I knew I could change you
Pick me, I'm open to persuasion, I could be
Pick me, I'll bite your head off slowly but carefully

So just tell me that I'm right
Tell me that this matters
Tell me that persistence will pay off
And illusions won't just shatter

So pick me
Come on and pick me

Pick me, I'll let you pick my clothes out, my hair too
Pick me, I'll consider a name change but just for you
Pick me, I'll get you in the end just you wait and see
Pick me, I think I might explode, it could get messy

So just tell me that I'm right
Tell me that this matters
Tell me that persistence will pay off
And illusions won't just shatter

'Cause I have waited such a long, long time
Just trying to make this matter
Trying to get persistence to pay off
'Til we're cynical and shattered

So sit back, relax and open wide
Let me pour some of this sound inside
Count to three, do you see
Just how sweet you'd be with me?

Take the time to understand
There's not many things that I'll demand
Count to three until you see
Just how sweet we both could be
You could be with me

So just tell me that I'm right
Tell me that this matters
Tell me that persistence will pay off
And illusions won't just shatter

'Cause I have waited such a long, long time
Just trying to make this matter
Trying to get persistence to pay off
'Til we're cynical and shattered
Shattered, shattered, shattered

So pick me
Come on and pick me
Pick me
Track Name: Lost
Lost like the sun in the summer
Lost like my west to your east
Lost like an ocean of now and forever
And like my comfortable years

To go a long way 'round
To find this out
It seems you have so much to say
And I drowned you out

Shame that we didn't quite make it
Shame 'cause you know me so well
Shame that we'll wash off with sensory pleasure
When I'm under another spell

'Cause it's a long way 'round
To find this out
And it seems you have so much to say
And I drowned you out

Love like you've never loved before
Love like you'll never again
Love like you're lost in some old fashioned movie
And it all works out right in the end

'Cause it's a long way 'round
To find this out
And it seems you have so much to say
And I drowned you out

Take the long way 'round
To find this out
And it seems you have so much to say
And I drowned you out

And it seems you sang the sweetest songs
And I'm lost without
Track Name: Skies on Fire
And you opened your eyes in a different way
Never looked to the future
And you play with your clothes in a distant way
To avert a disaster

And i'm just dying to find
These fingers of mine
Get lucky this time

Skies on fire
You look so good
Skies on fire
This rush of blood
My heart rate higher
And architects and artists
Build towers to admire
You control the floodgates
And i'm on fire
I'm on fire..

And the words that you said never went away
Happy endings and earthquakes
And the look in your eye it can make my day
When its gone gives me headaches

But i'm just dying to find
Some reason in rhyme
Get lucky this time

Skies on fire
You look so good
Skies on fire
This rush of blood
My heart beats higher
'cause architects and artists
Build towers to admire
You control the floodgates
And i'm on fire

I'm on fire

'cause those architects and artists
Build towers to admire
You control the floodgates
And i'm on fire
I'm on fire
I'm on fire
You look so good
I'm on fire
I'm on fire
I'm on fire
'cause you control the floodgates
And i'm on fire
Track Name: Dancing Every Night
I never lied about this much
I'd rather the shadow
To be a girl with the golden touch
Is just a part of the battle

Tip toe around, tip toe around
Without making a sound, making a sound

But I kept dancing every night
Then made everything alright
Do you think that we'd still fight?
When we're dancing, dancing

'Cause everything's not black and white
When we're dancing every night
Maybe we should forget to fight
When we're dancing, dancing

So then I've practiced all the moves
In front of the mirror
Until a day when I'd have to prove
That I can never deliver

Tip toe around, tip toe around
Without making a sound, making a sound

But I kept dancing every night
Then made everything alright
Do you think that we'd still fight?

When we're dancing, dancing

'Cause everything's not black and white
When we're dancing every night
Maybe we should forget to fight
When we're dancing, dancing
When we're dancing, dancing
When we're dancing, oh
When we're dancing, dancing

Well, I kept dancing every night
Then made everything alright
Do you think that we'd still fight?
'Cause I kept dancing every night
Then made everything alright
Do you think that we'd still fight?
When we're dancing, dancing

'Cause everything's not black and white
When we're dancing every night
Maybe we'd forget to fight
When we're dancing, dancing
When we're dancing, dancing
When we're dancing, oh
When we're dancing, dancing
When we're dancing, dancing
Track Name: Take It Easy
I grew up watching white horses
You grew up fifty miles away from sea
I was eggshells and shy secrets
You were wading in possibilities

It's the middle of June and rain pours down
Is it raining with you?

Take it easy
Don't let borders break your heart
Take it easy
Make your own waves where you are

When the sun comes up we'll be warm enough
Take it easy
Breathe in light, my love

You were drinking and daydreaming
And I was decaf and sober all the time
You would look for the right reason
I was too busy wallowing mine

It's the middle of June and rain pours down
Is it raining with you?

Take it easy

Don't let borders break your heart
Take it easy
Make your own waves where you are

When the sun comes up we'll be warm enough
Take it easy
We're alright, my love

As these moments move further apart, apart
And the latitude lightens your heart, your heart

It's the middle of June and rain pours down
Is it raining with you?

Take it easy
Don't let borders break your heart
Take it easy
Make your own waves where you are

When the sun comes up we'll be warm enough
Take it easy
Breathe in light, my love
Track Name: Not As Old
Saw your picture, by the mirror
Your eyes were brighter from far away, you said
Since you joined us, since the circus
You'd lost a purpose and wilder ways with us till
Underneath the surface, down beneath the dust
In there lies all that you've lost

You're not as old as you think
You're not as afraid as it seems
It's not as hard to be perfect
It's even less to believe

Not just imaginary people
Living love songs and dreams
Still meaning to remember and capture the scene
You're not as old as you think
Just don't let it take a lifetime to realize it

A magazine says, your life's wasted
But you can save it with beauty creams, they don't know
These lines and spaces, across our faces are
Maps and memories of where we've been
Don't let them prey upon you, don't believe the hype
Don't let it weigh on your minds

You're not as old as you think
You're not as afraid as it seems

It's not as hard to be perfect
It's even less to believe

Not just imaginary people
Living love songs and dreams
Still meaning to remember and capture the scene
You're not as old as you think
Just don't let it take a lifetime to realize it

You've got a body of a summertime
You're not a number in a chorus line
You're out of prison but you still have some time

You're not as old as you think
You're not as afraid as it seems
It's not as hard to be perfect
It's even less to believe

Not just imaginary people
Living love songs and dreams
Still meaning to remember and capture the scene
You're not as old as you think
Just don't let it take a lifetime to realize it, to realize it
Not as old as you think, so don't let it take a lifetime
Track Name: Newport Beach
We lay on our backs in the driveway
made shapes in the stars with our hands
Said we'd return every summer and no-one could ever change that
but somehow we never went back

With mist rolling down from the mountains
you can't tell the sky from the sea
can just see the lights down in Newport
on a beach where the fireworks were free

We stayed up all night telling stories

i followed your steps through the sand
they said we were wired up together
until you left town with the band
and i chose to stay on dry land


Every day was a little victory
something new we could be
still recall what you said to me
the day we ran into the sea
Track Name: My First Love
Well, this stone that I have swallowed
Isn't going down so well
And this road that I have followed
Is leading me to Hell

And you said it didn't matter
But I think you're a liar
Is this one of your talents
Stokes the very fire that burns you

Each time you try to live
The earth will turn below you
The pressure is building
And something has to give

And when I build you a steeple
You say it's incomplete
'Cause you need the whole cathedral

To satisfy your need

And you're like a paper aeroplane
That never seems to land
Flying blind through anything
Straight into the hand that chokes you

Each time you try to live
The earth will turn below you
The pressure is building
And something has to give

Something has to give
Something has to give
Something has to give
Track Name: Dry My Eyes
here i am, right here before you
explaining it to you and it all comes out the wrong way.
here i am, lying beside you.
i'm dying inside and it all comes out the wrong way.

can dry my eyes, stop fooling.
dry my eyes and let it go.
dry my eyes, stop calling.
but i will never know why you had to go.

it's no surprise; we were just reckless.
now you're haunting my heart
'cause it all turned out the wrong way.
the room's alive with the memory of voices.
had a ghost of a chance,
but it all turned out the wrong way.

and dry my eyes, stop fooling.
dry my eyes, and let it go.
i dry my eyes, stop calling.

but i will never know.
i'll dry my eyes, stop fooling.
and dry my eyes, don't let it show.
dry my eyes, stop calling.
but i will never know why you had to go.

now the weights of our love lifted into the air
like the sigh of a breath held too long,
or the souvenir sold and the secrets are told.
every trace of your fingerprints gone.
a new song await to be sung

can dry my eyes, stop fooling.
dry my eyes and let it go.
dry my eyes, stop calling.
but i will never know why you had to go.
Track Name: Make a Wish
Pick me, I'm everything you wanted to pay for
Pick me, I'm fashionable, I knew I could change you
Pick me, I'm open to persuasion, I could be
Pick me, I'll bite your head off slowly but carefully

So just tell me that I'm right
Tell me that this matters
Tell me that persistence will pay off
And illusions won't just shatter

So pick me
Come on and pick me

Pick me, I'll let you pick my clothes out, my hair too
Pick me, I'll consider a name change but just for you
Pick me, I'll get you in the end just you wait and see
Pick me, I think I might explode, it could get messy

So just tell me that I'm right
Tell me that this matters
Tell me that persistence will pay off
And illusions won't just shatter

'Cause I have waited such a long, long time
Just trying to make this matter
Trying to get persistence to pay off
'Til we're cynical and shattered

So sit back, relax and open wide
Let me pour some of this sound inside
Count to three, do you see
Just how sweet you'd be with me?

Take the time to understand
There's not many things that I'll demand
Count to three until you see
Just how sweet we both could be
You could be with me

So just tell me that I'm right
Tell me that this matters
Tell me that persistence will pay off
And illusions won't just shatter

'Cause I have waited such a long, long time
Just trying to make this matter
Trying to get persistence to pay off
'Til we're cynical and shattered
Shattered, shattered, shattered

So pick me
Come on and pick me
Pick me