The Beachwood Canyon Sessions

by Sara Melson

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I had the opportunity to re-visit several of my favorites from my first record, Dirty Mind... These songs came out in different form originally in 2008 on Nettwerk Records. These new versions are quite different, with some additional changes in the writing, as well as the production. I had a blast re-interpreting these tracks... I hope you enjoy! ~ Sara

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released October 23, 2012

All songs written by Sara Melson, BMI
All songs courtesy of Song Children Publishing/ Trover Music Publishing BMI

Recorded at Agoura Borealis and The Sandbox, Los Angeles, California
Engineered and produced by Rick Parker, Alec Dixon, and Cal Campbell
Mixed by Rick Parker with additional mixing by Alec Dixon

Photography by Michael Crook; Album artwork by Angela Lau

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Sara Melson's insightful and inspiring lyrics and unique, distinctive voice led Yahoo Music to choose her as their "New Buzz Artist," calling her "one of the most fearless singer-songwriters on the planet." Her timeless, infectious, songs blur boundaries between folk, rock, pop, and country. Sara's songs have been featured in numerous film & TV shows, including Grey's Anatomy. ... more

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Track Name: Never Been Hurt (2012)
One day I didn’t have a care
Except my picture in the mirror and the color of my hair
I sang along to records about tomorrow
Now my hands are worn, my clothes are torn
A lot of my dreams have been met with scorn
And I don’t have too much time left to borrow

But still I’m gonna love you like I’ve never been hurt before
Gonna open up the lock and let you in the door
Love you like I’ve never been hurt,
I’m gonna start all over and know what it’s worth
Love you like I’ve never been hurt before

Your stubborn independence
Reminds me of myself
It doesn’t make a lot of sense
It isn’t very good for health
I know you want to be alone
But I sure like talking on the phone
And I’ve finally left my carry-on bag behind me

Yeah I wanna love you like I’ve never been hurt before
Open up the lock and let you in the door
Love you like I’ve never been hurt
I wanna start all over and know what it’s worth
Love you like I’ve never been hurt before

I’ll start at the beginning
My fear has got no chance of winning
My pride is not what’s deep inside
And I don’t wanna hide anymore

So I’m going to love you like I’ve never been hurt before
Open up the lock and let you in the door
Love you like I’ve never been hurt
We can start all over and know what it’s worth
Love you like I’ve never been hurt before
Track Name: Anywhere Anytime (2012)
Home to me is by your side
Take the wheel, I’m along for the ride
I tried to be brave, but I guess I lied
When I said I was fine without you

I don’t need to make future plans
As long as you just hold my hand
I want you to know I understand,
I’m patient,
I don’t doubt you

I’ll go anywhere anytime
I’ll go anywhere anytime
I’ll go anywhere anytime
With you

When you’re up in the sky above the sea and the clouds
Think of how I called your name out loud
Think of how if you weren’t so proud
You could be my lover

And then when your plane touches solid ground
And the taxi whisks you on into town
In the glittering lights I’ll be all around
‘Cause we belong with each other

Oh, I’ll go anywhere anytime
I’ll go anywhere anytime
I’ll go anywhere anytime
With you, with you

If you’re up for an adventure, let’s go
Bring a warm coat for the snow
We’ve got so far to go, you take the wheel
I can’t explain, but every time it rains
This is how I feel

Oh, I’ll go anywhere anytime
I’ll go anywhere anytime
I’ll go anywhere anytime
With you, with you
Track Name: Feel It Coming (2012)
That’s it, I’m all better now
Spit up the last of what made me hurt
And I feel light as a feather now
At last I finally know my worth

Thought I’d never learn to be alone
Open all my windows wide
Turn the ringer off the phone
Light my orange candles every night

And I’m wishing on a new moon
Something better’s coming
It’s coming soon
I feel it coming, I feel it coming, I feel it coming

I close my eyes up on the high, high dive
Stretch my arms up to the sky
Endless water lies deep below
But somewhere up in the air I’ll learn to fly

And I’m wishing on a new moon
Something better’s coming
It’s coming soon
I feel it coming, I feel it coming, I feel it coming

It’s so easy to complain
But it’ll make you insane
That same routine
The impulse to be mean
But the grass is oh so green
After winter rain

And I feel it coming, I feel it coming, I feel it coming
I feel it coming, I feel it coming, I feel it coming
Track Name: Hard Pressed (2012)
You’re the king of downtown You move around with your head in the sky Sing to the clouds as you leave the ground You’re ready to fly But you’re all alone You’re all alone
I got confused, I thought you loved me,
I don’t know why But you were just my muse Maybe someday I’ll make you cry
When you’re all alone You’re all alone
You’re going to be hard, hard, hard pressed
Hard, hard, hard pressed
You’re going to be hard, hard, so hard hard pressed To find a woman like me
Race through the city of your secret thoughts And your darkest fears You don’t even know me, you’ve no idea Just wait a few years When you’re all alone You’re all alone
Search the whole wide world over Search the whole wide world over Yeah you can search the whole world over Just wait and see You’ll be hard, hard, hard pressed
Hard, hard, hard pressed
You’re going to be hard, hard, so hard hard pressed To find a woman like me
Track Name: Rise Up (2012)
You say I shouldn’t wait around
And you’re impossible to pin down
Well I just don’t care
See I’ve had my share of different guys
And they don’t have your mischievous shining eyes
And you’re the perfect size

Maybe someday you will rise
Rise up to everyone’s surprise
Rise up above your fear
And I will be right here

Is love a luxury that you can’t afford
When you’ve made your plans and know what lies in store
Well no one knows
Maybe someday you will rise
Rise up to everyone’s surprise
Rise up above your fear
And I will be right here

You don’t have to choose which part of your life to lose
Cuz you can have it all right now if you’re not afraid
You’ll go far, but right now here you are
So won’t you have some faith in all of those dues you’ve paid

So come on rise, rise, rise up to your own surprise
Rise up above your fear
And I will be right here

Come on rise, rise, rise up to your own surprise
Rise up and fly away
That’ll be a gorgeous day
Track Name: Turquoise Sky (2012)
You fell down to me
Out of the great big blue
And suddenly no one else will do
You’re inside my eyes
The moon was new
It was the first day of spring
The very beginning
Of our big surprise

Look up at the turquoise sky
The first star’s the one I’m wishing on tonight
Wherever you go, so will I
We walk below the same sky

I threw my quarter to the wishing well
I kissed your head, we heard the children yell
I was high underneath your spell
In the softest sun
It felt like you could be the one

Look up at the turquoise sky
The first star’s the one that I’m wishing on tonight
Wherever you go, so will I
We walk below the same sky
We walk below the same sky

Wherever you are, look up at the last day’s light
See the first star, that’s the one that I’m wishing on tonight
Wherever you go, so will I
We walk below the same sky

So look up at the turquoise sky
The first star’s the one I’m wishing on tonight
Wherever you go, so will I
We walk below the same sky
We walk below the same sky
We walk below the same sky
Track Name: Birthday Prayer (2012)
I have not been honest with myself
Not with you, nor with anyone else
I haven’t had respect for time
I can’t bind the wind, I can’t catch the sand
But I’m learning to write with my left hand
And one day, I’ll learn the art of dying

Please God, take care of me,
Enter me so I may be free
Help me breathe in slowly, without fear
Why can’t I accept the truth
Even I will lose my youth
I’d better learn this lesson while I’m here

I hear the ghost of my beloved dog
Crackling leaves as we walk through the fog
Memories fade to dreams year after year
Seems like lifetimes ago
And one day so will this moment now
A distance so far and yet so near

Please God, take care of me,
Enter me so I may be free
Help me breathe in slowly, without fear
Why can’t I accept the truth
Even I will lose my youth
I’d better learn this lesson while I’m here

I’ve been a temperamental loner
And a superstitious stoner
I have run from the law,
Just to write a song
Trying to see without my glasses
As the world outside my window passes
Why do I struggle just to get along

Please God, take care of me,
Enter me so I may be free
Help me breathe in slowly, without fear
Why can’t I accept the truth
Even I will lose my youth
I’d better learn this lesson while I’m here

Oh, I’d better learn this lesson while I’m here
Track Name: Never Been Hurt (Solo) (2012)
One day I didn’t have a care
Except my picture in the mirror and the color of my hair
I sang along to records about tomorrow
Now my hands are worn, my clothes are torn
A lot of my dreams have been met with scorn
And I don’t have too much time left to borrow

But still I’m gonna love you like I’ve never been hurt before
Gonna open up the lock and let you in the door
Love you like I’ve never been hurt,
I’m gonna start all over and know what it’s worth
Love you like I’ve never been hurt before

Your stubborn independence
Reminds me of myself
It doesn’t make a lot of sense
It isn’t very good for health
I know you want to be alone
But I sure like talking on the phone
And I’ve finally left my carry-on bag behind me

Yeah I wanna love you like I’ve never been hurt before
Open up the lock and let you in the door
Love you like I’ve never been hurt
I wanna start all over and know what it’s worth
Love you like I’ve never been hurt before

I’ll start at the beginning
My fear has got no chance of winning
My pride is not what’s deep inside
And I don’t wanna hide anymore

So I’m going to love you like I’ve never been hurt before
Open up the lock and let you in the door
Love you like I’ve never been hurt
We can start all over and know what it’s worth
Love you like I’ve never been hurt before