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Sarah Harmer — Pendulums
Album: All of Our Names
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Released: 2004
Length: 3:21
Plays (last 30 days): 0
We are like pendulums
Our arms swinging at our sides
And I am a good little clock
Walking along power lines

I'm thinking like a swinging door
I'm hinging on these changing thoughts
Between the pull up to the shore
And the push off

In the lines of footprints in the snow
All along the edges of the road
And I haven't even walked my block
Since I moved out here years ago

The secret lives of twist ties
The hidden story in one line

In the lines of footprints in the snow
All along the edges of the road
And I haven't even walked my block
Since I moved out here years ago

And we are like pendulums
Our arms swinging at our sides
And I am a good little clock
I'm ticking off the time, the time

The distant lights are twinkling
It means there is a wind
That blows the trees against themselves
And hard into this house I'm sleeping in
I'm sleeping in
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Ms Harmer is a sweet angel of lyricism. Thank you R & B for playing this fine artist.
For all the haters... listen to some of her work with Weeping Tile and you'll be able to understand the artist more.
 sjccroquet wrote:

Less than 3 on a scale of... what?

1..2

 ice-9 wrote:
 TerryS wrote:


Pendulae
This stuff bothers me too, though I believe "pendula" would be correct.

"We are as pendula..."

 

 BijouBijou wrote:
Her voice... <3<3<3
 
Less than 3 on a scale of... what?
 rita_johnson wrote:

Here ya go: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d82YW-OjLKY   -- except that it should end at 3: 20, otherwise (I feel) it spoils this quiet meditative masterpiece. 
 
 rita_johnson wrote:
She's such a great songwriter.  But self-effacing? My gosh, there is literally nothing on her website. So you'll have to dig around. 
Have a listen to "Basement Apartment" - for everyone who's ever had to live in one.
Her song "Lodestar" is so pure, so poetic, like a sacred moment if you're Canadian (hint: a canoe is involved... or maybe a rowboat).  
 
Here ya go: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d82YW-OjLKY
She's such a great songwriter.  But self-effacing? My gosh, there is literally nothing on her website. So you'll have to dig around. 
Have a listen to "Basement Apartment" - for everyone who's ever had to live in one.
Her song "Lodestar" is so pure, so poetic, like a sacred moment if you're Canadian (hint: a canoe is involved... or maybe a rowboat).  
I really like Sarah's voice and lyrics. She has a sweet and wistful style. This song definitely deserves more play. 
Great song, great album !!!

                    
Canadian content.
 dragon1952 wrote:

She sounds like about a million other female vocalists these days who all seem to copy the same basic style.

 
Yep.... very blase. I do like her other song (Sailor) heard here on RP, however.
 peter_james_bond wrote:
She sounds a little like Jill Barber {#Hearteyes}

 
She sounds like about a million other female vocalists these days who all seem to copy the same basic style.
 Crawlmeister wrote:
"Almost" is a great cut from this album.


 


I like it too but the video is extraordinarily silly.  
Her voice... <3<3<3
I bought this album 5 years ago after hearing the last song, Go to Sleep, on another station, Folk Alley. Go to Sleep will mesmerize you, though it didn't put me to sleep. Almost, is her other song that has special meaning in my life about a girl that came into my life, left it, and "almost called your number" is the line.
 SinisterDexter wrote:


It's pendulums - and don't call her Shirley!
 

Pendulae
 OrgoneAccum wrote:
Surely it's Pendula?
 

It's pendulums - and don't call her Shirley!
Surely it's Pendula?
 buddy213 wrote:
Kind of reminds me of Sarah Harmer
 

yeah, me too  {#Confused}
 Dalebarely wrote:
we need to get some Weeping Tile in the playlist
 
Oh, look! Something from Cold Snap!  One song, but it's a start... If you have more/better stuff, upload it, or get a friend to do it, if you're techo-challenged like me... I've never heard them, but I'm open....

Another really nice one from Sarah.
 Crawlmeister wrote:
"Almost" is a great cut from this album.

 

I agree. I also really like "Greeting Card Aisle".
Beautiful & dreamy... Kinda reminds me of The Sundays, with a slightly deeper vocal...
 coldatlantic wrote:
A catchy opener to a solid album.
 
I'd up the "solid" to "terrific," owing IMHO to her arrangements and production values.
"Almost" is a great cut from this album.

we need to get some Weeping Tile in the playlist
She sounds a little like Jill Barber {#Hearteyes}
the more I hear, the more I want to listen . . .
Reminds the coyote a little of The Sundays
coldatlantic wrote:
A catchy opener to a solid album.
Don't know the album, but this definitely is catchy. :jump:
A catchy opener to a solid album.
nice images - a bit sad, but hopeful
I've never heard a Sarah Harmer song I haven't liked.
Splendid. She has a very powerful voice and the harmonic structure is solid as hell.
peyotecoyote wrote:
She sings in colour :daisy:
I like that, she sings in colour! :daisy: Wondered how this beautiful song missed my attention an' ratin' :doh: it hasn't been played for a coupla years, that why!
Wondered how this beautiful song missed my attention an' ratin' :doh: it hasn't been played for a coupla years, that why!
She sings in colour :daisy:
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Thank you, RP, for introducing me to Sarah Harmer! I really like this and the "Lodestar" track on the playlist.
Kind of reminds me of Sarah Harmer
Hope I didn't wake anybody with my snoring. :sleep:
niv wrote:
kind of riminds me of frou frou.
Kind of Frou Frou with Indigo Girls qualities mixed in. Sleepy, but nice.
Excellent! Her work with Weeping Tile is good to listen to as well.
radiojunkie wrote:
Oh rats. I already bought "Almost" from iTunes after hearing it here. Hadn't heard this one before. Now I'm starting to think I'm either gonna have to buy every song separately, or just go for the whole album. Damn, she's good... :music:
Know what you mean. Great stuff.
Oh rats. I already bought "Almost" from iTunes after hearing it here. Hadn't heard this one before. Now I'm starting to think I'm either gonna have to buy every song separately, or just go for the whole album. Damn, she's good... :music:
Had to go from a 7 to an 8...I really enjoy this :-)
Leslie wrote:
This woman's voice is really nice. Kind of soothing.
Damn straight. I normally find most of this type of music pedestrian pap, but her voice pulls it straight out of the trash-heap.
kind of riminds me of frou frou. Need to listen to more..
This woman's voice is really nice. Kind of soothing.
I will make the comment that she is great (all three songs I've heard - thanks to RP). Must check out more......
I'm here, I'm here! Sorry to be late, but there was a semi-truck on the shoulder, and a cop asking him what he's doing, and everyone had to slow down and look, and you know how it is. Sarah is most excellent. She's a lovely way to start the day. This is one of my favorites, as well.
Still nothin'?? C'mon people!
NO comments!!!?? I luzz Ms. Harmer! 8.