Conscience Calling

by Sarah Schonert

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A story with two sides, one from the surface, and one from below the waves. Story info on each track written by Astrid Rothschild-Delacroix. Imagination required.

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released July 13, 2018

Piano, main and backing female vocals, accordion: Sarah Schonert
Guest guitarist and bassist for Circle Slowly and Where You Found Me (resp): Brett David

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Sarah Schonert Peoria, Illinois

Sarah Schonert is a Creative multi-instrumentalist & singer - writing, recording, and producing original pieces out of her home studio in Peoria, IL.

Her style is rooted in classical piano, supported by electronic vsts, loopers, ambient washes, carefully crafted arps, and assorted instruments she has collected over the years.

She gigs w/ her versatile looper, stage piano, & vocal effect pedals.
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Track Name: Maps of Your Daughters and Your Sons
V1
This is your conscience calling
I think it’s time for a nudge
Forget what you sinned
Let’s see what you left undone

Chorus
Everything you might have been.
Is buried in your hesitations, fears, years, and sin

All the things you could have done
Are wrapped up in the maps of your daughters and your sons

So are you gonna pin it on them
To break down the walls that you’re too scared to climb?

Stalling all of your remaining days
Looking back at your tracks, just wasting your time?

V2
This is your past come forward
Screaming for the regrets
It’s time to knock down barriers
That are all in your head

Will you abandon all reason for a sliver of light?

Chorus x 2

Are you happy with where you are now?
Can you say that you lived your life?
So what are you going to do to somehow
Make it right

You know that second chances
Rarely fall in your way
Would you even recognize them
Staring you in the face

Will you abandon all reason
For sliver of life?
To feel that fire again
You can’t be scared of the light

So whatcha gonna do to make it right?

Chorus x 2
Track Name: Because I Slowed It Down
Cataclism is not emiment
For this planet
Rotation is continuous
Please don't stop
Just because i slowed it down

I slowed you down
But rest assured i havent stopped you
Reorder cells
Orient myself and settle out

Cataclism is not emiment
For this planet
Rotation is continuous
Please don't stop
Just because i slowed it down

One single frown
Spreads to pain and searching open
Let me explain
To calm your hope; repair your mean

Cataclism is not emiment
For this planet
Rotation is continuous
Please don't stop
Just because i slowed it down

A little bump
But I'll keep it on its axis
A steady hand
To cauterize this bleeding wound

One worried brow
Perfect eyes are cast in shadow
A noiseless word
Smooths instant age, allows the light

I’m hanging on
By nails and determination
Looks easy I know
My smile is only for your sake

Cataclism is not emiment
For this planet
Rotation is continuous
Please don't stop

Just one pass through
Could never do it justice
That’s nothing new
But I know you hate to read

Cataclism is not emiment
For this planet
Rotation is continuous
Please don't stop

I slowed you down
But rest assured i havent stopped you
Reorder cells
Orient myself and settle out

Cataclism is not emiment
For this planet
Rotation is continuous
Please don't stop
Track Name: Marble Bag
You walk it back
That’s not what you meant
Okay, I’ll hear you out this once

Marble bag
Hold it upside down
Raining thoughts roll under furniture

Meets your foot
Whatcha reaching for
Words roll your ankle?

Sand in your shoe
Kinda serves you right
Reminds you of your mistakes

We pulled you in
and threw you back out
You took sides with the tides to not be wrong

Marble bag
Hold it upside down
Raining thoughts roll under furniture

Meets your foot
Whatcha reaching for
Words roll your ankle?
Track Name: Sarah Schonert feat. Brett David - Circle Slowly
Circle slowly
Trace the patterns of your travels on suitcase

Unzip it slowly
It’s been sitting at the bottom of the ocean

I’ve been meaning to write you
Something of a deluge
Of imagined trips and hotel beds
Fragmented smiles and blushing asides
It’ll wait ‘til morning

Keep your lonely
I’ve weaponized my giant eyes to send a photo

I’ve got your lonely
I’m holding onto lifetimes in a bottle

I’ve been meaning to write you
It’s something of a deluge
Of memory spheres, a glorious mess
Hair in my eyes, you brush it away and say
It’ll wait ‘til morning

Forget me if you want to
Gauzy years won’t blur your face
A moment memorized, but nothing more to say
But It’ll wait ‘til morning
Track Name: Where You Found Me
I am sad to say this shell is the only thing that’s left
Green and pink, pearlescent swirl, sure it’s pretty but it’s dead

I crawled out from the ocean. Made my way along the sand
I was headed toward the city when you put me in your hand

I was dying in your pocket long before
You got me home
I wish that you had left me where you found me

You stopped at all the usual haunts. Had a drink and had a laugh
I was gracious and demure, in the shadow of your friends
You showed me off, your little treasure. Precious token who can sing
Voice was sweet but getting sadder as I thought about the sea

I was dying in your pocket long before
You got me home
I wish that you had left me where you found me

All for lights
Beyond the moon on the waves
I’d be alive
If I’d stayed

You took me up the steps, scraped your key against my cheek
Unlocked a door but all I heard was a metallic sort of creek

Step pause and turn, you pulled me scared out of your coat
That’s where I collapsed upon the floor, clutching madly at my throat

I was dying in your pocket long before
You got me home
I wish that you had left me where you found me
Track Name: Coulda Been Worse
It could have been worse
I guess
Pull me out of this hole
Wipe the salt off my dress
I could look a lot worse
But I know I’m a mess

When I’m fully composed
I’ll give you a call
What’s tolerable for tolls
Wasn’t tolerable at all

This is no place
for a bridge
I put it up take it down
I wrote the chords unhinged

When I’m fully composed
I’ll give you a call
What’s tolerable for tolls
Wasn’t tolerable at all

Take my cut
Ring it up
You owe me
You’re broke
I woke
With headache
Rum and
Frozen Coke

When I’m fully clothed
I’ll give you a call
What’s tolerable for tolls
Was not affordable

It’s getting kinda late
Interred
I’m recycling words
Differently inferred
I’m yelling in the dark
Why can’t you hear?

When I’m fully clothed
I’ll give you call
What’s tolerable for tolls
Was not affordable

Keep your words to yourself
Dear friend
But I should shut my mouth
I should hide my head
Should keep to myself
I keep talking instead

When I’m fully enclosed
I’ll give you a call
I’m closing the tolls
Til I’m no longer miserable

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