• Artist: Rachael Sage
  • Title: How I Got By
  • Genre: Pop - Adult Contemporary
  • Mood: Sentimental/Ballad
  • Speed: Medium Slow (63-78)
  • Instruments: Acoustic Piano, Strings, Horns/Woodwinds/Brass, Bass
  • Track type: Lyric - Full Length
  • Date added: 4/19/2012
  • Lyric themes: Anguish Desperation, Soul Searching, Struggle Hardship, Determination
  • Lyrics: I watched you walk up the escalator like you were a ghostyou left me stranded at the platform faded as an antique roseyou were figments of reality I’d almost see againbut you’d be different next time, candle burned out wickless and meltedsometimes it’s hard to ameliorate imaginary sinwhen you’re still stuck inside the distance between nothing and everythingwhen will you walk into the room and run your fingers through the airdancing like young Esther Williams, drowning in the deep waterI’ve seen the moon sigh for mercy I’ve seen solitude break downlike some old forgotten junkie I’ve been wandering this townworse for the wear waiting to fly...somebody wake me‘fore I forget how I got bySo many people blinded by horizon’s golden dustI know so little I guess I am much more glitter than I’m rustbut I know what love is, I’m sailing off like Columbusto see her face she is a ghost, I never knew I could earn this syllabussometimes it’s hard to ameliorate imaginary sinwhen you’re still stuck inside the distance between nothing and everythingCHORUSI am a gypsy girl, good thing you’re a gypsy tooyou take the worn-out stairs, I elevator it to youyou smell like ocean waves, I taste the sweetness of surpriseyou’ll wait impatientlyfor us to never compromiseworse for the wear waiting to fly...somebody wake me‘fore I forget how I got by
  • Keywords: light, Ballad, Bass, Brass, Desire

About Rachael Sage

Rachael Sage

New York, NY United States

Self-taught musician, poet and producer Rachael Sage radiates what MOJO Magazine calls “warm, intelligent…NY indie charm”. An innovative, improvisational keyboardist, she performs over 150 dates a year with her band The Sequins throughout North America, Europe and Asia. In 2009, Sage made her debut at the world’s largest arts festival, Edinburgh Fringe, where she performed a week-long run of her show “Sequins & Shpiel” to rave reviews. A subsequent sold-out revival of the show at ...

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