Sun In Mind

by Sonya Hunter

/
1.
Aquamarine 03:57
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
2.
Sidewinder 04:06
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
3.
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...
4.
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
5.
6.
Be My Baby 03:52
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
7.
Seed 04:24
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
8.
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
9.
Roots 04:36
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...
10.
Dance 06:04
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...

credits

released July 1, 2002

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

Sonya Hunter San Francisco, California

With six albums to her credit and a career spanning decades, Sonya Hunter is steeped in the art of songwriting. One journalist mused “Hunter makes music that is both elegant and hypnotic, weaving tales of urban frustration and mixing word play with wisdom.” Her unique sound, which collaborator Erik Pearson infuses with textural guitars and vocals, gives a nod to country, jazz, and 60’s folk rock. ... more

contact / help

Contact Sonya Hunter

Streaming and
Download help

Report this album or account