Long Weekend

by Scarlett O'Hara

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Recorded in October 2010 over a long weekend in LA. These tracks are rough mixes, unmastered and imperfect, like me.

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releases January 1, 2020

Recorded by Dan Weiss with the help of Unicorn Power. All songs written, sung and strummed by Faith Gardner. All percussion by the amazing Tony Melino. The spectacular Dan Weiss plays bass on "Surprise," second guitar and some backup vocals on "GWS."

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Track Name: Thin Blue Walls
I can hear the bass bumping loud and clear
through these thin blue walls
I can hear the creak of every stair
I can hear it all
And I confess sometimes I just want to escape
I want to escape

Alone? I'm never really alone
My neighbors hear it all
Bet you this song is bleeding nice and clear
through these thin blue walls
And I confess sometimes I just want to escape
I want to escape
Track Name: Daydreamer
You had a dream that you floated like a balloon
Freedom, freedom, freedom
You were a careless thing, a light and airy being
Freedom, freedom, freedom
But then you awoke to a heavy real you
Worried, hurried, with jobs to do
You realized your fate in the alarm's shrieking
Go to, go to, go to
You did your work all day, dreamt of another place
Freedom, freedom, freedom
Your body hungry, tired, your brain and heart a fire
Freedom, freedom, freedom
Is only fiction here, the word is insincere
And insincere can be blissful too
Forget the daily grind, get off and go online
Go home, sit down and watch the tube
You had a dream that you had nothing left to do
Checklist all done, the game is won
The world was wide and bright
Beaches, trees and daylight
You were something under the sun
But then you snapped awake and realized your fate
Duties, errands, problems, money
You were away somewhere invisible to them
And when I say you I mean me
Track Name: Surprise
Be like they aren't and don't notice
All that's behind you and in front of
You will make some lovely things
In some little corner where nobody is watching
Hard to forget the one who stands out-
Side the other making judgments
Sometimes I wonder how helpful that is
Whether it's a curse or whether it's a gift

Either way you're here, so take what you can get
It may not be the way you want, it may not be the best
But sometimes the surprise is better than the wish

I never thought I'd end up with you
I never would have planned it if life had asked me
Two souls together are rarely fused
By anything but randomness
Chaos too can bloom

Either way you're here, so take what you can get
It may not be the way you want, it may not be the best
But sometimes the surprise is better than the wish
Track Name: It's Been Said
The world's recreators are frowning in paradise
The world's operators are nickled and dimed
The big houses sit atop hills so untouchable
The farms of apartments on the underside
It's said issues are progressing
It's said the main suffering's behind
It's implied we are moving, and yes we are
This is revolution
It's circular
Nothing's a line

So many pretty things rolled onto movie screens
So many ugly things looming behind
All of the voiceless, the worthless, the choiceless
All of the guilt rotting the underside
it's said history is a fictive thing
It's said it repeats throughout time
It's implied we are moving, and yes we are
This is revolution
It's circular
Nothing's a line
Track Name: Like a Version
Hard to find the right word
or arrangement of such noise
Maybe we'll invent an alphabet
or find another voice
Original, original, original
The unsaid's part of history
a myth like all nothing
Yet here we are attempting
to explain and pluck and sing
Original, original, original

The template's buried deep in the backwards
Whatever this is, it's only one more version
Of a template buried deep in the backwards
And on and on
Versions of versions

How can we be unpredictable?
How can we be unpredictable?
How can we be unpredictable?
Track Name: GWS
I am great and gray with a monster face. I am wide, but more I'm long long long, with two demon eyes, blacker than the night. I am soulless. I'm a big white pair of jaws.

Nightmare!

Before I was born, in my mother's womb, I was evil. I killed without a thought. With two demon eyes, blacker than the night, I am soulless, I'm a big white pair of jaws.

Nightmare!
Track Name: How Now
Where is the girl whose pretty runs deep?
Where is the cake that is mine to eat?
Are you telling me, sir, that the world ain't fair?
Are you telling me, world, that you cannot care?
Who is the one who will understand?
Who is the ruler of this land?
The land of question marks and ink,
the land of sleep, words and dreams?

What is the reason you are you?
What did you think when you thought to choose?
Was it all on purpose, all your guise?
Was it all for the looks in people's eyes?
When will you rest a restful sleep?
When is it right to kick and scream?
Is it over with, is it ever enough?
Are you something you're oblivious of?