Sun In Mind

by Sonya Hunter

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released July 1, 2002

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Track Name: Aquamarine
working up to the front of the line
and it's roller coaster time
aquamarine colors everything

barely strapped in and we're off
not a chance we'll make it stop
aquamarine colors everything

watching waves on the board walk with you
sand in our clothes and a glorious shade of blue

I forgot about this part
tunnel echoes in the dark
aquamarine colors everything

going up we hug the track
do you think we might roll back
aquamarine colors everything

now descending arms in the air
hoping praying we make it clear
aquamarine colors everything

watching waves on the board walk with you
sand in our clothes and a glorious shade of blue
aquamarine looks good on you

carnival and ocean sounds
rising up we're slowing down
Track Name: Sidewinder
oh sidewinder sidewinder it's a long and intriguing road
won't you cast a shadow, sound your rattle,
won't you give me warning of the blow

well they drove me out with their crazy Marys
but I'm going back to show them more
if I can only summon up the words to get beyond your door

you'll be outsmarted we all think
but it's the same poison we all drink

oh sidewinder sidewinder just up the road ahead
it's a prime stranger courting danger
won't you cast your gaze on him instead

cuz I'm going back with apprehension to face the outfall of my crime
I've got big plans good intentions I only need a little time

you'll be outsmarted we all think
but it's the same poison we all drink

oh sidewinder sidewinder it's a long and intriguing road
won't you cast a shadow, sound your rattle,
won't you give me warning of the blow
Track Name: Bells and Whistles
the crisp and tart of apples green the roasted brown of coffee bean
brilliant orange on ocean fish cobalt blue on porcelain dish
the harvest in the autumn air the herbal in your honey's hair
the angle of the actor's brow the noticing that this is now
you're shrewd and sensual and well aware – you might even care

but are you listening
do you notice these
bells and whistles
do they ring in your ear
do they draw you near?

the smooth beat of the hummingbird the clever placement of a word
hot water filling up the tub the bustle in the city hub
we've listened and we've paid respect there's still a few things we neglect
for instance i know someone who's standing right in front of you
you're shrewd and sensual and well aware – you might even care

but are you listening...

understatement and subtlety
just might be the ticket – might be your cup of tea
but it's too late, too late for me!
the crowd has fallen silent and i've had a bit to drink
it's a twenties picture show with full orchestra in tow

lavender and lemon soap cardamom and bergamot
the sweetness from the maple tree sand along the river heat
the bravery behind a scar the distance of a shooting star
the airplane view of whipped cream clouds the one you notice in the crowd
there's many wonders in this world and senses filling up this girl
and life's too short to just ignore the poet standing at the door
you're shrewd and sensual and well aware – you might even care...

well are you listening...
Track Name: Have You Ever Seen
hey when you look around and you know you're not the only one
the arms of the clock go 'round and you know a new life has begun

hey have you ever seen so many lights on the bridge
and have you ever seen so many boats on the bay

hey when you look around and you know you're not the only one
the arms of the clock go 'round and you know a new life has begun

view point to the west each light represents
a field of memories the story of a soul
how many pounds of need how many pounds of dreams
can this stretch of steel of possibly hold?

hey when you look around and you know you're not the only one
the arms of the clock go 'round and you know a new life has begun
Track Name: Be My Baby
this stretch of summer
like an a.m. station
just news and weather
i'm gettin impatient

play me something with romance
find a dance floor somewhere
take a sunburst skyline
and put it right here

be my baby say you'll be mine
to love or at least fondly remember
'til the passing of our time
i've got more to give you
than the run-of-the-mill valentine
be my baby say you'll be mine

now i'm waiting politely
for a sign of my share
this staying home nightly
is getting me nowhere
they say the very best kind
some way somehow
will come – come in due time
it could be right now

be my baby say you'll be mine...

your voice, your smile, your voice
Track Name: Seed
she had to get back where she started
and believe that a place did exist
far from the roar of the engine
deep in the womb of a kiss

this wasn't a time for explaining
there was no common ground to be shared
just a long dark jungle of conflict
she no longer needed to bear

coaxing and luring it in
the sweet knowingness of the wind

so she drove through the day down a narrow road
making a seamless escape
eyes scanning the scenery
pondering the future she faced

nobody offered this refuge
she dreamt it a gift to herself
a seed of self-preservation
now blossomed and scattered its wealth

coaxing and luring it in
the sweet knowingness of the wind

and she's off running
Track Name: Uncommon Face
the hills the valleys the fields the fruit trees
a land of plenty all in one gaze

lost in the uncommon curves of your perfectly uncommon face
my eyes like this place

the brown bear stirring the lion purring
your form unfurling takes on animal shapes

lost in the uncommon curves of your perfectly uncommon face
my eyes like this place

your eyes a swimming hole I used to go
and gaze beneath the sun's rays

lost in the uncommon curves of your perfectly uncommon face
my eyes like this place

the ageless wisdom the warm heart within
outlined impressions in mid air I gently trace

lost in the uncommon curves of your perfectly uncommon face
my eyes like this place
Track Name: Roots
smell of ocean air so familiar
sliding glass door warms a spot on the floor
apartment halls shared walls meals on your own
you take what you can and you call it your home

well I've grown roots
roots that go deep
under the hills below the streets
the same roots that go
winding through town like shackles on ankles
they're holding me down

bus rides long drives down repeated avenues
store fronts land marks triggering my blues
you can't run from the one under your own skin
but a scenery change is a place to begin

well I've grown roots...

door bell phone call are you family
the sweet recognition with intimacy
do we go back or might we some day
hold that thought cuz I'm going away

well I've grown roots...
Track Name: Dance
dance all these foreign moves you're making
can't make no sense
points and pirouettes suggesting
more complicated steps

but I know it's just the artistry of movement
how angles curves relate
the chemistry of moving ever closer
and balancing the weight

well I'm sitting still
while I'm spinning out in space
and just for a minute it
puts me in my place

dance and some are more familiar
like the changing of the guard
a summer swim, a chess game just beginning
kids playing in the yard

dance like the planets in rotation
the ebb and flow of tides
lying on our backs gazing out at the dance of
the stars and satellites

dance the one I knew by
just being of the earth
I've practiced moves that I could make with you since
the moment of my birth

well I'm sitting still...