Sparrow

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A love affair between a girl and a ukulele.

"It started with a personal challenge to write a song a day for a week on the ukulele. As a songwriter, the writing is never difficult for me. What made it a challenge was that I didn't know how to play the ukulele. After that week, I surely did. The Sparrow project is more about the songs than the instrument itself. I tried to write every song as if the instrument I was writing on didn't hold any expectations (beachy/ Hawaiian) or range constraints. What I ended up with are songs that just happened to be played on the ukulele, but are free from all it's baggage."

One song a week will be released until all seven are up.
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released June 6, 2012

Diana Extein

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Track Name: Keep It Simple
You me
The birds the bees
The sun the moon
the mysteries
Let them go
And keep it light
Let’s not run
Out of time

Jump or fall
Some or all
A hand to hold
When we get old
The wind the tide
We slip and slide
All along
For the ride

So save it for another day
and baby let’s go play the game
Might as well enjoy this life
'cause no one’s getting out alive
It’s true so let’s keep it simple

Don’t you ever dare forsake
that extra candle on your cake
the chance to spend another year
Is all I ask from you my dear
So drive and roll the window down
Please don’t stop 'til out of town
In that flannel shirt you wear
I’ll marry you ‘cause this I swear

The only thing I need is you
So baby stick to me like glue
Let's just uncomplicate
And keep on cleaning off our slate
and keep it simple

The only thing I need is you
So baby stick to me like glue
What we know will work just fine
What we don’t we’ll improvise
Make it up, just like that
Let’s Do dat do dat do do dat dat dat
Let’s just uncomplicate
And keep on cleaning off that slate
and keep it simple
Track Name: Round and Round
Clumsy hearts
Arms entwined
Kiss your face
like a shrine
We sing a song
as clouds roll in
assuming luck
rides on the wind

Blindfold spin
Take a swing
My wishing heart
on a string
Hoping I
won’t have to choose
who will win
and who gets bruised

Ah you can’t force it no
You can’t make it stay oh

Love will hide
Beneath the trees
Ignoring rationality
Round and round
around we go
Where we stop
No one knows

Ah you can’t force it no
You can’t make it stay no

We will swim beneath the sea
Shielded from calamity
Round and round
around we go
Where we stop no one knows
Track Name: Arrows
Darling we can’t look down
Not if we’re upward bound
Hand over hand
Feeling my way
I can’t understand
You’re happy to stay
Here on the edge
That’s what you say

Straight through my heart
Piercing me like arrows
Swift and sharp
Killing me like arrows
It’s gone too far can’t take them back so
Where do we go?

So where do we go from here?
What if the end is near?
Taking your aim
Pulling the string
You’re not holding back
I’m feeling the sting
You send it

Straight through my heart
Piercing me like arrows
Swift and sharp
Killing me like arrows
It’s gone too far can’t take them back so
Where do we go?

So say what you want
Empty your mind
But every word leaves me empty inside
‘Cause all that you say
sounds like goodbye

Your words
Straight through my heart
Piercing me like arrows
Swift and sharp
Killing me like arrows
It’s gone too far can’t take them back so
Where do we go?
Track Name: Matador
Haven’t we been
here before
You Taunt me like
a matador
Sharpened horns
I will gore
You can’t stop me
matador

You wanna go
I won’t decline
You made it clear
you want a fight
Well you got one
Of course you did
you crossed the line
Doesn’t matter who is right
‘cause that’s not how the game is won

Stomp my hoof
Stare you down
We won’t find
a common ground
You lit the fuse
Watch it burn
This lesson we never learn
matador

I charge you down
You pull away
I shake it off
I won’t be swayed
The crowd goes wild
The fury flares
Dig in deep
Tempers flare
but spots are weak and
this is where I plan to aim

I hit hard while you
push the sword
We both stagger
zero score
Nothing gained
No reward
I hope you’re
satisfied
matador
Track Name: Every Day of the Year
I want to be your kiss on New Year's Eve
The one who decorates your Christmas tree
I want to be the one so thankful for you
I want to be your halloween costume
I do

Ok, I see how it goes
I can’t help loving you
down to your bones
so whisper in my ear
just say so dear
and I’ll light you up like a chandelier
On every day of the year

I want to be your fourth of july
Your summer solstice, your blushing bride
And if the world becomes dire and doom
I want to be there with you
I do

Ok I see how it goes
I can’t help loving you
down to your bones
so whisper in my ear
just say so dear
and I’ll light you up like a chandelier
On every day of the year

Baby I’m full bloom
whatever else can I do?
I do I do

Ok I see how it goes
I can’t help loving you
down to your bones
so whisper in my ear
just say so dear
and I’ll light you up like a chandelier
On every day of the year
Track Name: Closer To the Sun
You could say that you tried to warn me
But good advice, does nothing for me
If I can’t live it, it’s only a story
So here I go again here I go again here I go

I love the fire despite inevitable hurt
Getting closer to it knowing I’ll get burnt
I should know better, well that’s for sure
But here I go again here I go again here I go

Almost guaranteed
A heart with skinned knees

But I’ll be alright
Let me go out of sight
As I fly a little closer to the sun
I know that I might fall
‘cause there’s no highs without the lows
I’m just trying to get closer to the sun

Say I told you so
Or tell me I’m a sucker
Goes in one ear and out of another
Taking chances like a high roller
Here I go again here I go again here I go

Nothing’s easy, believe me I can prove it
But I get mine amongst all the bruises
You know they say, you use it or lose it
So here I go here I go…

I won’t entertain
Any other way

Cause I’ll be alright
Let me go out of sight
As I fly a little closer to the sun
I know that I might fall
‘cause there’s no highs without the lows
Still I try to get closer to the sun

3 2 1 to
self destruction
Looking for the
Reconstruction
Head first always
Head first

I’ll be alright
Let me go out of sight
As I fly a little closer to the sun
I might fall
‘cause there’s no highs without the lows
Still I try to get closer to the sun
Track Name: Maybe Baby
Baby with those brown eyes
All brand spanking new
Baby with those blue eyes
Gonna grow up and meet you

And you might be too shy
Or she could pass you by
You might sit on your hands
While she makes other plans
Or you could catch her eye
If you straighten that tie
And maybe baby you’ll fall in love

Someday you’ll
meet in an office down town
Or one rainy day on the train
It could be just like instant fireworks
Or fizzle out before you find your game

cause you might
give her the wrong impression Or
she could try to keep you guessing
You’ll share a fleeting glance
Wait too long and you might miss your chance
and if she’s, about to slip away
Why don’t you ask her to stay
‘cause maybe baby you’ll fall in love

could be that she’s been hiding
in front of your face all this time
and suddenly the heart goes shaka shaka boom boom
and flipping your world over this girl stop on a dime

Oh she floats
and she sings
and she knows how to pull all your strings
and if it happens to be that
she dreams the same dreams,
then maybe baby, you’ll fall in love
Track Name: Lovely To See You
Walking down the street and we still hold hands
Tell the same old joke only I understand
And I laugh
Baby I don’t know
Why to me, it never gets old

You burn the toast every morning can’t stop
Get brand new holes in your brand new socks
Yet I love you to bits and pieces
This love only increases

Year after year
Day after day
It’s lovely to see you
How lovely to see you
Wake up and say
No matter how grey
It’s lovely to see you
So lovely to see you my friend

Storybooks say how romance should play
But you’re no prince, honey, and I’m no piece of cake
Still our life is so sweet and breezy
So right so easy peezy

Year after year
Day after day
It’s lovely to see you
How lovely to see you
Wake up and say
No matter how grey
It’s lovely to see you
So lovely to see you my friend

Treading water
For much longer
Than anyone ever really guessed
And we don’t need a rescue
I need just you
And if you need me too then it’s
loveliness

Year after year
Day after day
It’s lovely to see you
How lovely to see you
Wake up and say
No matter how grey
It’s lovely to see you
So lovely to see you my friend
Track Name: Yet
Here we are
Walking through the fog
Wondering if there is a God
Who watches over you
And me
So if lightning should strike us dead
Then I’ll know the answer’s yes
But it hasn’t happened yet

What if I
Get tired of your hair
And you stop giving me that puppy dog stare
Will we fall apart?
Darling when there’s nothing left
I won’t hold you like I possess
But it hasn’t happened yet

For all that we know
This place just might go
All the way
Up in flames
Tomorrow
So baby let go
Perhaps we’ll all just float
Along and in due time
We’ll all eventually find
We shouldn’t ever fret about
what hasn’t happened yet

Sailing there
Down this river that might
end somewhere
beautiful or will it disappear
Well darlin I don’t care

For all that we know
This place just might go
All the way
Up in flames
Tomorrow
So baby let go
Maybe we’ll all just float
Along and in due time
We’ll all eventually find
We should fret about
What hasn’t happened yet