Sarah Lillian

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VERSE 1
They come from all over the world
They see it in movies and postcards
Write songs about it on their guitar
Please take our picture
She walks with purpose
A one track mind
To all the beauty before her she's blind
To the city's outline
Sailboats on the skyline
Red emerging from fog

CHORUS
Don't take the jump
Step on back
Grab onto my hand
Someone loves her more than she'll ever know
Think of the faces at home
Think of him
With people like that
There's gotta be life to live

VERSE 2
I know you want this pain to end
But this pain's not forever
As long as we're together
We're gonna keep you afloat
Your daughters are gonna get married
Dad's gonna take you on a plane
Somewhere you've always wanted to go
Portugal or Spain
We'll have family dinners
And you will laugh with us
You'll hold your grandkids
And see them fall in love

CHORUS
Don't take the jump
Step on back
Grab onto my hand
Someone loves her more than she'll ever know
Think of the faces at home
Think of him
With people like that
There's gotta be life to live

BRIDGE
Talk to me
Tell me your story
You'll die if you keep quiet
The past will always be the past
But we can fight it

CHORUS
Don't take the jump
Step on back
Grab onto my hand
Someone loves her more than she'll ever know
Think of the faces at home
Think of him
With people like that
There's gotta be life to live

Faces at Home

VERSE 1
I want to paint a picture of you
I want to paint a picture of me
I want to keep it in my memory
I'm afraid I'll forget the sound of your laugh
The way you tell me don't worry about that
I'll take care of you

CHORUS
Don't you miss me too
Don't you think of me
I know it's what we agreed
But that don't cure the pain in me

VERSE 2
I want to write it all down
All the good things I can think of now
Our long walks and long talks and your eyebrows
When I blush
And how I could be me
Was never more easy
You never tried to change me
Was just that more lately
It became clear
A break was near
You still have so much more living to do
And I have things to follow through

CHORUS
Don't you miss me too
Don't you think of me
I know it's what we agreed
But that don't cure the pain in me

VERSE 3
It seems like so long ago now
You and I, we didn't know how
We would make it through this ever odd time
But I was yours and you were mine

FINAL CHORUS, EXTENDED
Don't you miss me too
Don't you think of me
I know it's what we agreed
But that don't cure the pain in me
Don't you laugh at us
We thought we'd have to give up
But aren't we better for it
I love you and I'll never again ignore it.

Oregon Nevada

VERSE 1
I think back to those fragile times
When the slightest thing going wrong
Seemed it could never be made right
You could just stay in bed all day
When they asked why
You couldn't even say
Now that I'm older
I know what I'm made of

CHORUS
I used to think I couldn't forgive these things
But I know the ache resentment brings
And I'm not gonna wear that face anymore
That was that crying girl before
And I'm older now

VERSE 2
I could live life looking in the rear view mirror
Looking through old letters, photos, messages
Don't think I'd ever come out of that hole
Might never get out of that lull
I'm gonna put it on the shelf
Look after myself

CHORUS-EXTENDED
I used to think I couldn't forgive these things
But I know the ache resentment brings
And I'm not gonna wear that face anymore
That was that crying girl before
And I'm older now
Every single day that goes by
I see the gifts we have in this life
I'm not gonna let them take away my joy
Life could be over before you even blink your eyes

VERSE 3
The friends that aren't with us anymore
Make me wonder what all these hard feelings are for
And if it was you
What I would want to do
Let you know I don't hold it against you
And I can sleep at night
Made my peace and it feels so light

FINAL CHORUS
I used to think I couldn't forgive these things
But I know the ache resentment brings
And I'm not gonna wear that face anymore
That was that crying girl before
And I'm older now
Every single day that goes by
I see the gifts we have in this life
I'm not gonna let them take away my joy
Life could be over before you even blink your eyes

Older


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VERSE 1
They come from all over the world
They see it in movies and postcards
Write songs about it on their guitar
Please take our picture
She walks with purpose
A one track mind
To all the beauty before her she's blind
To the city's outline
Sailboats on the skyline
Red emerging from fog

CHORUS
Don't take the jump
Step on back
Grab onto my hand
Someone loves her more than she'll ever know
Think of the faces at home
Think of him
With people like that
There's gotta be life to live

VERSE 2
I know you want this pain to end
But this pain's not forever
As long as we're together
We're gonna keep you afloat
Your daughters are gonna get married
Dad's gonna take you on a plane
Somewhere you've always wanted to go
Portugal or Spain
We'll have family dinners
And you will laugh with us
You'll hold your grandkids
And see them fall in love

CHORUS
Don't take the jump
Step on back
Grab onto my hand
Someone loves her more than she'll ever know
Think of the faces at home
Think of him
With people like that
There's gotta be life to live

BRIDGE
Talk to me
Tell me your story
You'll die if you keep quiet
The past will always be the past
But we can fight it

CHORUS
Don't take the jump
Step on back
Grab onto my hand
Someone loves her more than she'll ever know
Think of the faces at home
Think of him
With people like that
There's gotta be life to live

Faces at Home

VERSE 1
I want to paint a picture of you
I want to paint a picture of me
I want to keep it in my memory
I'm afraid I'll forget the sound of your laugh
The way you tell me don't worry about that
I'll take care of you

CHORUS
Don't you miss me too
Don't you think of me
I know it's what we agreed
But that don't cure the pain in me

VERSE 2
I want to write it all down
All the good things I can think of now
Our long walks and long talks and your eyebrows
When I blush
And how I could be me
Was never more easy
You never tried to change me
Was just that more lately
It became clear
A break was near
You still have so much more living to do
And I have things to follow through

CHORUS
Don't you miss me too
Don't you think of me
I know it's what we agreed
But that don't cure the pain in me

VERSE 3
It seems like so long ago now
You and I, we didn't know how
We would make it through this ever odd time
But I was yours and you were mine

FINAL CHORUS, EXTENDED
Don't you miss me too
Don't you think of me
I know it's what we agreed
But that don't cure the pain in me
Don't you laugh at us
We thought we'd have to give up
But aren't we better for it
I love you and I'll never again ignore it.

Oregon Nevada

VERSE 1
I think back to those fragile times
When the slightest thing going wrong
Seemed it could never be made right
You could just stay in bed all day
When they asked why
You couldn't even say
Now that I'm older
I know what I'm made of

CHORUS
I used to think I couldn't forgive these things
But I know the ache resentment brings
And I'm not gonna wear that face anymore
That was that crying girl before
And I'm older now

VERSE 2
I could live life looking in the rear view mirror
Looking through old letters, photos, messages
Don't think I'd ever come out of that hole
Might never get out of that lull
I'm gonna put it on the shelf
Look after myself

CHORUS-EXTENDED
I used to think I couldn't forgive these things
But I know the ache resentment brings
And I'm not gonna wear that face anymore
That was that crying girl before
And I'm older now
Every single day that goes by
I see the gifts we have in this life
I'm not gonna let them take away my joy
Life could be over before you even blink your eyes

VERSE 3
The friends that aren't with us anymore
Make me wonder what all these hard feelings are for
And if it was you
What I would want to do
Let you know I don't hold it against you
And I can sleep at night
Made my peace and it feels so light

FINAL CHORUS
I used to think I couldn't forgive these things
But I know the ache resentment brings
And I'm not gonna wear that face anymore
That was that crying girl before
And I'm older now
Every single day that goes by
I see the gifts we have in this life
I'm not gonna let them take away my joy
Life could be over before you even blink your eyes

Older

VERSE 1
Even thought it probably wasn't going to work out
I'm glad we tried
From what I've seen you're such a sweet and lovely person
I hope everything goes well for you
I don't think there's ever been a more lovely break-up
I think so fondly when you're on my mind
I should be happy we agreed it was better to say good-bye
But I can't help remembering the good times

CHORUS
Things are so much harder then you're separated by oceans
I'm so sick of this phone line
I'm always calculating
Eight hours ahead
Are you awake
Can I call you yet

VERSE 2
The upside of it all is that I'm starting to forget you
I'm rarely reminded of your smile
I hope my saying this doesn't upset you
It's just that I've been down for a while
I don't play those voicemails anymore
It sets me back to hear your voice
But at times I can't stop my mind from going
And I have to stop the noise

CHORUS
Things are so much harder when you're separated by oceans
I'm so sick of this phone line
I'm always calculating
Eight hours ahead
Are you still awake
Can I call you yet

BRIDGE
Don't go somewhere
And leave your heart there
It's just not the same
When it's sunshine here
But over there it's rain
It's like a dream that never comes to be
That's the thing about you and me

CHORUS
Things are so much harder when you're separated by oceans
I'm so sick of this phone line
I'm always calculating
Eight hours ahead
Are you awake
Can I call you yet

FINAL LINE
Don't go somewhere
And leave your heart there.

Oceans

VERSE 1
Woke up at six
Smelled the smoke
Checked my phone
Thought it was a joke
Looked outside
Dark as night
Time started moving slow
Grab a bag, grab those photos
Not much time to be sentimental
I'll start the car
We gotta move now
Call who you know
Navigate that road
Streets blocked cars stopped
Fire where the wind blows
Drive down that hill
Your heart feeling chilled
Despite the heat so strong and the drive so long

CHORUS
Paradise
Can't believe our eyes
Got out with our lives
But it still hurts inside

VERSE 2
Hours are passing
Fuel's not lasting
Running to catch a ride
Your family stares
Caught up in their prayers
Barely keeping panic on the inside
Roads closing
Propane tanks exploding
Police storming past telling you to get going
Everyone out
No time for a warning
The worst is here in front of me
Flames swarming

CHORUS
Paradise
Can't believe our eyes
Got out with our lives
But it still hurts inside

VERSE 3
Sometimes when I dream
I see everything
Like it was yesterday
When we got disconnected
I still get affected
It's hard to even say
You made it out but you'll never forget
Knowing what it's like
Right before the end
Still can't believe it was them and not me
I just need some peace

CHORUS
Paradise
Can't believe our eyes
Got out with our lives
But it sill hurts inside

Paradise

My Uploads

VERSE 1
They come from all over the world
They see it in movies and postcards
Write songs about it on their guitar
Please take our picture
She walks with purpose
A one track mind
To all the beauty before her she's blind
To the city's outline
Sailboats on the skyline
Red emerging from fog

CHORUS
Don't take the jump
Step on back
Grab onto my hand
Someone loves her more than she'll ever know
Think of the faces at home
Think of him
With people like that
There's gotta be life to live

VERSE 2
I know you want this pain to end
But this pain's not forever
As long as we're together
We're gonna keep you afloat
Your daughters are gonna get married
Dad's gonna take you on a plane
Somewhere you've always wanted to go
Portugal or Spain
We'll have family dinners
And you will laugh with us
You'll hold your grandkids
And see them fall in love

CHORUS
Don't take the jump
Step on back
Grab onto my hand
Someone loves her more than she'll ever know
Think of the faces at home
Think of him
With people like that
There's gotta be life to live

BRIDGE
Talk to me
Tell me your story
You'll die if you keep quiet
The past will always be the past
But we can fight it

CHORUS
Don't take the jump
Step on back
Grab onto my hand
Someone loves her more than she'll ever know
Think of the faces at home
Think of him
With people like that
There's gotta be life to live

Faces at Home

VERSE 1
I want to paint a picture of you
I want to paint a picture of me
I want to keep it in my memory
I'm afraid I'll forget the sound of your laugh
The way you tell me don't worry about that
I'll take care of you

CHORUS
Don't you miss me too
Don't you think of me
I know it's what we agreed
But that don't cure the pain in me

VERSE 2
I want to write it all down
All the good things I can think of now
Our long walks and long talks and your eyebrows
When I blush
And how I could be me
Was never more easy
You never tried to change me
Was just that more lately
It became clear
A break was near
You still have so much more living to do
And I have things to follow through

CHORUS
Don't you miss me too
Don't you think of me
I know it's what we agreed
But that don't cure the pain in me

VERSE 3
It seems like so long ago now
You and I, we didn't know how
We would make it through this ever odd time
But I was yours and you were mine

FINAL CHORUS, EXTENDED
Don't you miss me too
Don't you think of me
I know it's what we agreed
But that don't cure the pain in me
Don't you laugh at us
We thought we'd have to give up
But aren't we better for it
I love you and I'll never again ignore it.

Oregon Nevada

VERSE 1
I think back to those fragile times
When the slightest thing going wrong
Seemed it could never be made right
You could just stay in bed all day
When they asked why
You couldn't even say
Now that I'm older
I know what I'm made of

CHORUS
I used to think I couldn't forgive these things
But I know the ache resentment brings
And I'm not gonna wear that face anymore
That was that crying girl before
And I'm older now

VERSE 2
I could live life looking in the rear view mirror
Looking through old letters, photos, messages
Don't think I'd ever come out of that hole
Might never get out of that lull
I'm gonna put it on the shelf
Look after myself

CHORUS-EXTENDED
I used to think I couldn't forgive these things
But I know the ache resentment brings
And I'm not gonna wear that face anymore
That was that crying girl before
And I'm older now
Every single day that goes by
I see the gifts we have in this life
I'm not gonna let them take away my joy
Life could be over before you even blink your eyes

VERSE 3
The friends that aren't with us anymore
Make me wonder what all these hard feelings are for
And if it was you
What I would want to do
Let you know I don't hold it against you
And I can sleep at night
Made my peace and it feels so light

FINAL CHORUS
I used to think I couldn't forgive these things
But I know the ache resentment brings
And I'm not gonna wear that face anymore
That was that crying girl before
And I'm older now
Every single day that goes by
I see the gifts we have in this life
I'm not gonna let them take away my joy
Life could be over before you even blink your eyes

Older

VERSE 1
Even thought it probably wasn't going to work out
I'm glad we tried
From what I've seen you're such a sweet and lovely person
I hope everything goes well for you
I don't think there's ever been a more lovely break-up
I think so fondly when you're on my mind
I should be happy we agreed it was better to say good-bye
But I can't help remembering the good times

CHORUS
Things are so much harder then you're separated by oceans
I'm so sick of this phone line
I'm always calculating
Eight hours ahead
Are you awake
Can I call you yet

VERSE 2
The upside of it all is that I'm starting to forget you
I'm rarely reminded of your smile
I hope my saying this doesn't upset you
It's just that I've been down for a while
I don't play those voicemails anymore
It sets me back to hear your voice
But at times I can't stop my mind from going
And I have to stop the noise

CHORUS
Things are so much harder when you're separated by oceans
I'm so sick of this phone line
I'm always calculating
Eight hours ahead
Are you still awake
Can I call you yet

BRIDGE
Don't go somewhere
And leave your heart there
It's just not the same
When it's sunshine here
But over there it's rain
It's like a dream that never comes to be
That's the thing about you and me

CHORUS
Things are so much harder when you're separated by oceans
I'm so sick of this phone line
I'm always calculating
Eight hours ahead
Are you awake
Can I call you yet

FINAL LINE
Don't go somewhere
And leave your heart there.

Oceans

VERSE 1
Woke up at six
Smelled the smoke
Checked my phone
Thought it was a joke
Looked outside
Dark as night
Time started moving slow
Grab a bag, grab those photos
Not much time to be sentimental
I'll start the car
We gotta move now
Call who you know
Navigate that road
Streets blocked cars stopped
Fire where the wind blows
Drive down that hill
Your heart feeling chilled
Despite the heat so strong and the drive so long

CHORUS
Paradise
Can't believe our eyes
Got out with our lives
But it still hurts inside

VERSE 2
Hours are passing
Fuel's not lasting
Running to catch a ride
Your family stares
Caught up in their prayers
Barely keeping panic on the inside
Roads closing
Propane tanks exploding
Police storming past telling you to get going
Everyone out
No time for a warning
The worst is here in front of me
Flames swarming

CHORUS
Paradise
Can't believe our eyes
Got out with our lives
But it still hurts inside

VERSE 3
Sometimes when I dream
I see everything
Like it was yesterday
When we got disconnected
I still get affected
It's hard to even say
You made it out but you'll never forget
Knowing what it's like
Right before the end
Still can't believe it was them and not me
I just need some peace

CHORUS
Paradise
Can't believe our eyes
Got out with our lives
But it sill hurts inside

Paradise


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Self-taught acoustic guitarist and writer from Northern California

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