Light A Candle

by Sarah Jo

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released July 28, 2016

Guitar and Vocals by Sarah Jo Helgeson
Recorded by Jeff Leber

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Sarah Jo Chicago, Illinois

Sarah Jo is a 22- year-old singer-songwriter/folk/pop artist from the Chicago suburbs. She is a college student playing shows on the weekends and understanding her experiences with the help of a guitar.

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Track Name: The Lion & The Fox
You are the lion and I am the fox
You track me nightly, but I am never caught

Guard your garden and bare your teeth
I'll find the secrets buried underneath

I'll share the bottle if you share your sin
Lay me down, tear me limb from limb

You are the lion and I am the fox
You track me nightly but I am never caught

I am sick of this human skin
Give me a new suit to dress up in

We've been waiting to meet our maker
We've been waiting to meet our maker
We've been waiting to meet our maker
We've been waiting to meet our maker

You are the lion and I am the fox
You track me nightly but I am never caught
Track Name: Wishbone
I slept through New Years
Didn't notice when spring came
I looked for myself
In western mountain range
But I couldn't find me
I couldn't find me

I've been living outside my body
I've been living outside my body

Made a cut above my hip
Removed my smallest rib
Gave it to you as a gift
And you broke it
Like a wishbone

My wishbone
My wishbone
Break it for me
Break it

Pained eyes painted bright
Straightened teeth in a defeated smile
But I feel you in the dark
And for a moment,
Our death wishes depart

What's the sum of our bodies?
What's the sum of our bodies?

Made a cut above my hip
Removed my smallest rib
Gave it to you as a gift
And you broke it
Like a wishbone

My wishbone
My wishbone
Break it for me
Break it
Break it
Track Name: Light A Candle
He seems much smaller now
Knee high to the man that I once loved
I always prided myself on
Always seeing the beauty that's in you
I still do

It was a tuesday when she called
Her mind betraying her again
But I can feel her breathing
No, death is not her only friend

So light a candle
Join the vigil
We're all holding hands
With phantoms of our past selves

All this time I thought you were digging your way out
You were saving space in the graveyard
(x2)

So light a candle
Join the vigil

We were some sort of cosmic glitch
A blinding glimpse at divinity
But now we're galaxies away
In the same damn midwestern state

She's lying under the newborn sun
Begging for it's strength to enter her skin
We'll all be dust in the end
Don't turn to stone while you're waiting

So light a candle
Join the vigil
We're all holding hands
With phantoms of our past selves

All this time I thought you were digging your way out
You were saving space in the graveyard
(x2)

So light a candle
Join the vigil
We're all holding hands
With phantoms of our past selves

All this time I thought you were digging your way out
You were saving space in the graveyard
(x2)

So light a candle