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Sarah Harmer — Almost
Album: All Of Our Names
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7.1

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Total ratings: 1340









Released: 2004
Length: 3:47
Plays (last 30 days): 0
I almost dialed your number
When I thought the coast was clear
'Cause it's looked up for so long at me
And said call me please

But the place was closing
The countergirl turned the sign
The cooks were getting their coats
And I got mine
And said goodnight to the sea of empty seats

And if I am a sailor
Then you are the warm gulf wind
And you've blown into this little port
And roused my dreams again

I see my mouth moving
When I talk to you, I do
I see my lips and I feel like a kid
I can't keep something hid

'Cause I've been under the paper
You were writing on
You left your impression long after you'd gone on me
Marks only I can see

When we say sometime later
You know that we don't say when
You have blown into this little port
And roused my dreams again

I almost dialed your number,
When I thought the coast was clear
Cause it's looked up for so long at me,
And said call me please.

When we say sometime later,
You know that we don't say when,
You have blown into this little port
And roused my dreams again.
Roused my dreams.

Sailor to wind...
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Nice song, nice album !!

         
 SquiddlyDiddly wrote:

I lost count of the times I used to do this. . . nowadays I just buy the track I like.  

 
{#Yes}
 haresfur wrote:
Bought the CD.  I really want to like it, but don't very much.  This is one of the less whiny sounding tracks.
 
I lost count of the times I used to do this. . . nowadays I just buy the track I like.  
 Ciao Sarah!  Chissà chi sarà...
Not sure where I've been, but I haven't heard this before. The chord changes and harmonies are gorgeous.
https://www.kruufm.com/files/10/Sarah_Harmer.jpg
Nice.
Really love the chorus on this.
One of my fav Kingston artists...........
also on a fine sunny day......
Such a breezy, spring time song on such a wet, chilly day...{#Cheesygrin}
Sweet! One of the first songs I heard on RP, one of the first in my Radio Paradise Favorites playlist, and one I haven't heard in ages.
I remember catching her shows when she was living in Kingston Ontario. Super nice person.
I always get a smile on my face when I hear the opening chords.
 haresfur wrote:
Bought the CD.  I really want to like it, but don't very much.  This is one of the less whiny sounding tracks.
 
same thing happened to me. but i do like this song.
Haven't thought about this song in a couple of years but always enjoyed it quite a bit.
Bought the CD.  I really want to like it, but don't very much.  This is one of the less whiny sounding tracks.
 gobits wrote:
Well, she definitely rouses my dreams of what port to blow in...  {#Hearteyes}
 
{#Roflol}{#Roflol}
 TobiMc3 wrote:
YES! and global warming will cease-and world peace will prevail.
 

I remember the the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow, and our planet began to heal...
It's okay if you play this one every day, though.
 calypsus_1 wrote:

Sarah Harmer 6 by ~wonderlandphotograph
Heather MacDonald

Sarah Harmer in Charlottetown PEI August 16th 2008
 
Is it me, or does yer woman look a lot like Susan Sarandon in this photo? A great song and fine voice - 8 from the newly-smitten Nottingham jury {#Hearteyes}
This is good...
I almost liked this number.

 vit wrote:
"I almost dialed your number" but then she decided to write a navel-gazing song about it instead.
 
Exactly! A very fitting subject for a song. I believe the Police did something similar with "Every Little Thing She Does is Magic". It's a much more interesting topic than simply making the call.
 Stingray wrote:
The number of good, but not-so-well-known American musicians is obviously endless!
Then I look at the European scene (ex UK)...!

 
I have to represent - she's Canadian.
And has a new album that came out last week. I'll have to see what's good to upload.

The number of good, but not-so-well-known American musicians is obviously endless!
Then I look at the European scene (ex UK)...!


Sarah Harmer 6 by ~wonderlandphotograph
Heather MacDonald

Sarah Harmer in Charlottetown PEI August 16th 2008


 vit wrote:
"I almost dialed your number" but then she decided to write a navel-gazing song about it instead.
 
In this case fear, or procrastination, worked in our favor. Nice tune. {#Music}

a cool groove in this song. melikee.
Go to Sleep. Another great song off the same album, but careful, it's one that will put you to sleep, which is why they would call it correctly a lullaby. What a great poet, musician.
"I almost dialed your number" but then she decided to write a navel-gazing song about it instead.
 gjeeg wrote:
Sweet hooks.
 

What good are hooks if they're not sweet?

Will she sleep with me?
 
You mean actually SLEEP?

Why would you want to do that (if she's actually got her hooks in you)?

{#Lol}


 gjeeg wrote:
Sweet hooks. Will she sleep with me?


(put's hand against gjeeg's arm) eh...she's with me man.

I almost don't wanna like this song.

...Almost...

Oddly, never jumped out at me until Bill started playing Jaymay. Now I hear Sarah Harmer and think, "She sounds like Jaymay - nice." Yeah, I know I have my chronology askew. 7

according to her  comments at a concert........ ANYONE (M/F)
 
how endearing............. {#No} TMI..

 gjeeg wrote:
Sweet hooks. Will she sleep with me?

 

 gjeeg wrote:
Sweet hooks. Will she sleep with me?

 
that's a really good question.

Sweet hooks. Will she sleep with me?

 Bosonator wrote:
Actually, our performance in reigning in greenhouse gas emissions is one of the worst in the world. I'm a proud Canadian in most matters, but I'm embarrassed about our lethargic approach to combating global warming. This song makes me smile, though! :)
 
You've got that right. We have actually turned into environmental villains, blocking progress on combating global warming on every front. I would like to simply blame the present government ( and its narrow tar sands focus ) for this sad state of affairs but, seeing as how this government was democratically elected, we all have to share the blame. I don't think that the general population, as a whole, gets how serious this situation is. They think that global warming means that we will have nice warm winters so bring it on....we are in deep, deep  trouble...with rising sea levels Nova Scotia will turn into an island.
Well, she definitely rouses my dreams of what port to blow in...  {#Hearteyes}
Wow she sounds like Jill Barber...{#Wink}
 crazy wrote:
there must be other songs on this album besides the three on the list
this is ok, but........ 
 

I've purchased the CD since hearing this song. It's okay, but this song is the best on it.
 a_genuine_find wrote:
And if I am a sailor,
then you are the warm gulf wind,
and you've blown into this little port
and roused my dreams again.

 
One of the most sensual, erotic metaphors ever...

there must be other songs on this album besides the three on the list
this is ok, but........ 
I like this more every time I hear it.
In my regular rotation....
lovely
Woohoo! I love Sarah Harmer. Could definitely use more air time!
:-) ...stays on earth...even tho we got bounce!!!
Yeah!!!! I love love love Sarah Harmer! Great song to choose.....many others just as good though.
auburntigerrich wrote:
Making a mental note for myself so that I look into this album in the future. More than enjoyable tune.
Overall, the album isn't bad. In my opinion, it starts off quite strong; the two best songs on it are this one and "Greeting Card Aisle", nos. 2 & 3 on the CD, respectively. Near the end, the songs get a little too slow & similar-sounding for me...still good, but not quite what the beginning of the disc is. Still, an overall solid effort.
She has one of the best voices in music today. Her album "Songs For Clem" is old country standards that she recorded in her house for her father. Her best album though is "You Were Here" it's just amazing for so many reasons, highly recommended for everyone.
Nice! I like!
Making a mental note for myself so that I look into this album in the future. More than enjoyable tune.
thanks for giving these under heard artists some air play. God forbid we should have to hear that retread david byrned-out again . . . .
She's Canadian? Never would have guessed. She looks pretty normal to me. :roflol:
TobiMc3 wrote:
more evidence that Canadian music will someday rule the world....
I don't know if you'd get eh?way with it.
Bosonator wrote:
Actually, our performance in reigning in greenhouse gas emissions is one of the worst in the world. I'm a proud Canadian in most matters, but I'm embarrassed about our lethargic approach to combating global warming. This song makes me smile, though! :)
Geologically, Topographically and Ecologically, Nova Scotia RULES.
TobiMc3 wrote:
YES! and global warming will cease-and world peace will prevail.
Actually, our performance in reigning in greenhouse gas emissions is one of the worst in the world. I'm a proud Canadian in most matters, but I'm embarrassed about our lethargic approach to combating global warming. This song makes me smile, though! :)
And if I am a sailor, then you are the warm gulf wind, and you've blown into this little port and roused my dreams again.
Hannio wrote:
:roflol: :roflol: :roflol: This is a pleasant enough ditty, but to use this as an example of world-ruling music?
Indeed. While I like it a lot (and even rated it a 9) it's mostly throw-away pop.
YES! and global warming will cease-and world peace will prevail. Hannio wrote:
:roflol: :roflol: :roflol: This is a pleasant enough ditty, but to use this as an example of world-ruling music?
TobiMc3 wrote:
more evidence that Canadian music will someday rule the world....
:roflol: :roflol: :roflol: This is a pleasant enough ditty, but to use this as an example of world-ruling music?
miahfost wrote:
Chick rock. I love it.
LOL@Soviet Monarki!
Like an welcome alarm clock to my Lullaby Cure ... :dance:
Nice but way overplayed.
Chick rock. I love it.
Yay! I always miss Sarah Harmer on RP...and the Grapes of Wrath too :)
coy wrote:
i dunno <...> idunno <...> what can i say my dad was a preacher
mmkay.
coy wrote:
i dunno i really have to get sanctimonious just for a minute i mean i read all these comments and wonder sometimes does anybody actually listen to the music around here or just analize it ? idunno maybe that's one way to enjoy it what can i say my dad was a preacher beautiful song :sunny:
I very much enjoy the process of music analysis - of technique, craft, and lyrical content. I find this just as fun as the emotional or instinctual side of music enjoyment. Plus what are we supposed to do in a text-based forum besides TALK ABOUT the songs? We can't all post bananas in every song. At least I hope not. That would crash my browser.
more evidence that Canadian music will someday rule the world....
i dunno i really have to get sanctimonious just for a minute i mean i read all these comments and wonder sometimes does anybody actually listen to the music around here or just analize it ? idunno maybe that's one way to enjoy it what can i say my dad was a preacher beautiful song :sunny:
brandog wrote:
Since I first heard this I thought of the Katydids - :jump: Does anyone know the Katydids?
Read my lips. one of my fav cd's in 89 (still have it too). loved her pirate pixie outfit on the cover.
DoctorHooey wrote:
This has a KILLER chorus. The verses sorta unmemborably meander their way toward it, but there's a hook a mile wide waiting there.
So true. I think the chorus set my first rating, and I think I'm gonna lower it today.
I am biased against Sarah unfairly, not her fault really. But I don't find her music to be special in any sort of way regardless. Bah.
Since I first heard this I thought of the Katydids - :jump: Does anyone know the Katydids?
This has a KILLER chorus. The verses sorta unmemborably meander their way toward it, but there's a hook a mile wide waiting there.
Her album You Were Here is one of my all-time favorites. She\'s a phenomenal talent. I recently saw another great Canadian talent Feist, and she namechecked Sarah and said she was her favorite songwriter.
Got the CD--well worth it!
Wow - really a lot of great stuff coming out of the Great White North, isn't there? She's amazing. :yes:
this is lovely.
Lkw wrote:
Pity her voice is so irritating, because the song itself is kind of nice.
I guess to each their own because I think her voice is quite nice.
A beautiful and extremely talented Canadian songstress. Thumbs way up!
love her voice, love the bass, love the song.
suzzio wrote:
Lodestar, from You Were Here, is one of my favorite songs ever.
+1
i really like this one. & basement apartment.
this song really hit home today! someone did dial my number and i pressed ignore and i wish i had pressed answer . hmf. maybe next time. :jump:
Smart songwriter.
I think I've liked every Sarah Harmer song I've heard on RP.
Pity your commentary is so irritating, because you yourself are probably kind of nice. Lkw wrote:
Pity her voice is so irritating, because the song itself is kind of nice.
Bad_Art wrote:
I don't have anything to say about this song - nice though it sounds. I just wanted to play with these nifty emoticons, the bannanas especially ... Weeee!!!!! :bananajam: :bananajumprope: :bananasplit: :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana_2: :roflol: :kiss: :war:
I see I'm not the only one!
Pity her voice is so irritating, because the song itself is kind of nice.
I decided that I liked this song before I saw what she looked like... scout's honor :hearteyes:
not bad
I met Sarah several times in Vancouver -- I went out with her brother for a time years ago. She's a terrific human as well as a wonderful musician. There's such a vulnerability in her voice. Lodestar, from You Were Here, is one of my favorite songs ever.
I like this more each time I hear it.
Gregorama wrote:
Which album of hers is the best to add to my collection?
Buy 'em both for less than 10 bucks (used) on Amazon. Well, before shipping. Even then you are still cheaper than ONE at retail. I have never had a problem with used cds from Amazon (knock on my wooden head)
coding_to_music wrote:
:roflol: :roflol: I could relate to this song, way to go Sarah Harmer, pure enjoyment.
I don't have anything to say about this song - nice though it sounds. I just wanted to play with these nifty emoticons, the bannanas especially ... Weeee!!!!! :bananajam: :bananajumprope: :bananasplit: :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana_2: :roflol: :kiss: :war:
This song is an absolute BLAST to drum along to...
Which album of hers is the best to add to my collection?
water wrote:
great canadian musician, thanks bill
HOT TOO! :hearteyes: :kiss: :hug:
water wrote:
great canadian musician, thanks bill
Canada... such high creativity and talent per capita. Winnipeg, one of Canada's most depressingly cold cities in it's second lamest province (after Ontario of course :nyah:) is also one of it's most culturally prolific. I wonder if that explains my first point. No offence to all you Manitobans.
An RP original in my book, definitely grown comfortable with it.
excellent! well done! :clap: :clap:
great canadian musician, thanks bill
Decent. :yes:
anything from this album -or anything from Harmer - is an 8 or above for me....and tickets go on sale tomorrow for her next gig in town! (in fact - I believe she is singing about my town in this song!)
Another nice one from Sarah.
never heard about her before... i liked this song the first time i heard it... its very nice.
rowdydaisy wrote:
I bought the CD because of this song. This is the best song on the disk. Someone put some time into the production of this song, more than the others.
Yeah, I really like how everything blends in the chorus. :music:
-relayer- wrote:
I added 1 mark to my rating after seeing the cover photo. :dance:
I have to admit, that is a really cool cover! I just did a girl's senior photo shoot. I think I will search out a similar head shot and try making her face B&W (or sepia) and leave the background in color just like this album cover.
I added 1 mark to my rating after seeing the cover photo. :dance:
eman wrote:
Great song...great hair... :war:
:lol: I came to this page and thought "oh, and she's a babe too !"
Great song...great hair... :war:
I bought the CD because of this song. This is the best song on the disk. Someone put some time into the production of this song, more than the others.
I didn't know I likey'd Sarah, but I do! I do! :dance:
Any song about sailors gets a thumbs up from me! :cool:
i hear this song on the radio all the time at work, but i heard it here first, so it makes me smile at work. it's a nice little track.