Just a Reasonable Facsimile

by Sarah Schonert

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1.
Follow Me 04:07
Follow... follow me Follow... follow but please Hold on... hold on and freeze React! React; don't blink I feel you like a shadow on my heels I see you from the corner of my eye You break through when I drop all of my wills So unaware of where I'm going to find you Follow... follow me Follow... follow but please Hold on... hold on and freeze React! React; don't blink I spill out like a shadow through the scales Sunsets and I'm reaching You cut through when I'm beyond the veil So unaware of where we will be meeting Follow... follow me Hold on... hold on and freeze Hold Hold on and freeze React... don't...?
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Hesitation 02:12
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Forgotten 04:47
Little pill of monotony Little thrill that you brought to me A little flushed A little rushed? I still don’t know what you thought of me I'm alone With a tiny whisper At the back of my mind I'd forgotten What a blister Undone loneliness finds Oh but give me time And I’ll be fine Settle rates that picked up Settle fake thought up setups Settle down Kettle on Settle hands and grab a cup I’m alone with a tiny whisper At the back of my mind I'd forgotten What a blister Undone loneliness finds Oh but give me time And I’ll be fine Nothing has happened Nothing will or should but then Something from Nothing comes When you're least expecting it I’m alone with a tiny whisper At the back of my mind I forgot What a blister Undone loneliness finds Oh but give me time And I’ll be fine
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Light 04:31
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Mellified 03:35
You’re too sweet For my taste I can’t see you Wasting all this time on me I’m too weak For this pace Find me a corner And maybe let me hide away I’m mellified Am I dead Or just deadpan? Am I fragile or fine? Hair over my eyes I’m too fierce Of a beast And it’s clear That I'm just a figment of my mind I’m at best A second rate That’s what I'd have to Say to everyone who pries I’m petrified Am I dead Or just deadpan? Am I fragile or fine? Hair (over my eyes) Hair over my eyes You’re too sweet For my taste I can’t see me Wasting all this time on you
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Restless 03:18
Can you hold the rope Please Let me cast out to sea Can you smile And wait For me I suppose I can get a little restless When I Draw myself for myself I become The trail I'm walking Stretched fabric Soaking Paint colors Mixing Scalloped edges Graceful featherweight I suppose Sometimes I'm fenceless When I Dress myself for myself Colors, Everything, and nothing I can get a little restless When I Draw myself for myself I become The trail I'm walking
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All the colors were fluorescent Until they turned to plaid I went from jersey to flannel Time marked by passing fads All the music blends together I ain’t too mad you think I’m out All the colors run together I never said I didn’t see them I’m not sorry you don’t feel The same about the past I’m just sorry that you can’t let me Mourn something so fragile All the music blends together I ain’t too mad you think I’m out All the colors run together I never said I didn’t see them I’ve got nowhere else to go But old I’ve got nothing else to grow But cold All the music blends together I ain’t too mad you think I’m out All the colors run together I never said I didn’t see them anymore All the music blends together I ain’t too mad you think I’m out All the colors run together
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Not Her 04:32
I'm not her I'm not her I can't be Mirror mirror do I like what I see Where does she end and where’s my autonomy Well I'm not her I can never be Oh fractured thing But I am made of keys And fake transparencies Take me as I plan before you Or you can leave... Fault a fall Fault a call A late start I might try Take a dip Into the part Mirror mirror do I like what I see Where does she end and where’s my autonomy Well I'm not her I can never be Oh fractured thing But I am made of keys And fake transparencies Take me as I plan before you Or you can leave... So trend this scene No, this style per my defining Take me as I ring in your ears Or you can leave... Mirror mirror do I like what I see Where does she end and where’s my autonomy Well I'm not her I can never be Oh fractured thing But I am made of keys And fake transparencies Take me as I plan before you Or you can leave... So trend this scene No, this style per my defining Take me as I ring in your ears Or you can leave...
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Stilted and awkward Voice out of place Get back in your place? That's not what I said Now you’re puttin words in my mouth So many worse things than being wrong Relax and settle down You know what I meant Maybe you’re plied No I didn’t say you are Maybe you tried too hard Baby I’m tired When you asked my help Maybe I pushed too far So I’m not perfect Just a reasonable facsimile of a human being So why should you listen to me? Maybe you should though You asked me first and I’ve been watching you Your audience They can spot a phony from a mile Maybe you're plied No I didn’t say you are Maybe you tried too hard Baby I’m tired When you asked my help Maybe I pushed too far Maybe you're plied No I didn’t say you are Maybe you tried too hard Baby I’m tired! When you asked my help Maybe I pushed too far Maybe you're plied No I didn’t say you are Maybe you tried too hard Baby I’m tired! When you asked my help Maybe I pushed too far
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Foundling 01:07
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Methodical purposeful rhyming Tropeish and predictable timing You leave no room for me You leave no room for me Scalpels and refrigerants Tacky click track measurements You leave no room for me You leave no room for me Breathe through the notes I hear your fingers but not your soul Rake through the leaves Let the wind set them sorta free Untuck your shirt Roll up your sleeves and get to work Quit blowing smoke What are you really thinking It’s never gonna work If you won’t put in the work You leave no room for me You leave no room for me Copy cat experience But come now let’s experiment You leave no room for me Breathe through the notes I hear your fingers but not your soul Rake through the leave Let the wind set them sort of free This has been going on A little bit but far too long But you leave no room for me You leave no room for me You leave no room for me (etc)

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Just a Reasonable Facsimile contains multiple experiments in vocoders as well as fitting themes and ideas that have been on my mind. Everything you hear is an exploration into a different part of myself.

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released October 16, 2020

Piano, Keys, Vocals, etc - Sarah Schonert
Bass (select tracks) - 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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