Beneath

by Hannah Barstow

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1.
Beneath 05:02
Days are growing cold But tonight, I'm feeling whole Dimly glows an ember Deep in my soul Sheltered by a lung And a heart beating in time Burning with a memory Deep in my mind A memory so distant That it fades when suddenly seen It hides, forgotten, between the seams But I still feel it Keep the ember warm Hold on to the memory Keep the darkest feelings Buried beneath A flicker of comfort Can ignite the memory Before it vanishes finally But I still feel it The ember keeps me warm In the darkness, protecting me Glowing ever constant Buried beneath
2.
Even though I hold you near It's like we've never met at all dear Can't you feel my longing for you Don't you know that I adore you, love? You're the one I've always wanted Every dream you've always haunted Don't you notice I am lonely Can't you see that I want only you for me? I look at you, you look away I try to reach out to you every day But then you only pull away When I am near And when you go out on your own I can remember all the love we have known But I always feel so much alone When you are here Try to find your love again Think about when we were friends A time when you were mine and I was yours Oh, but now, I feel misunderstood Breaking away from all the things that once were good Losing hope that we will ever find A kind of peace of mind That it will all be fine So I will go this on my own Until you see that I just wanna be close But now I feel alone the most When you are here
3.
Opening my heart Reaching out so far And yet I don't know what it's for Thought I heard a lark Something in the dark But it isn't there at all I know I felt it yesterday Or was it just the same As any old exchange No, it has to be for real Or else I cannot feel I cannot feel at all Still it's out of reach Will I find my peace If it isn't there at all? I know I felt it yesterday Or was it just the same As any old exchange No, no, no Still it's out of reach Will I find my peace If it isn't there at all? What if it isn't there at all?
4.
Oh, it's a long long while From May to December But the days grow short When you reach September When the autumn weather Turns leaves to flame One hasn't got time For the waiting game Oh, the days dwindle down To a precious few September, November And these few precious days I'll spend with you These precious days I'll spend with you
5.
Tell me what you feel I want to know what it's like to be you Say your thoughts out loud Release your inner child I want to pick your brain I want to know what it's like to be you Counting all the braincells And the energy it takes To open up your mind and look inside At all your needs and fears so you can Tell me what you feel I want to know what it's like to be you
6.
I Was You 03:37
Who is standing in the mirror? Does she even know your name? Do you see, do you remember? Are you the same? Once, I had the feeling That I had control Now it's only fleeting I've lost my hold Time will always rearrange you Into something that is new You will find that you're a stranger To the only person that you thought you knew I don't want to have these feelings Thoughts that I cannot control I just wanna stay the same I don't want it to change I want it as when I was you
7.
Love is an old thing, love is a new thing Love is a sure thing until it's failing It has a talent to surprise you Even when love isn't around Somehow it always can find you Whether or not you wanna be found I had a new love not long ago now I had a feeling that love would grow I had decided that I liked you Wanted to finally tell you so But love had a plan to defeat me And it never can lose I thought love was for me But then I lost you I had a new love not long ago now I had a feeling that love would grow I had decided that I liked you Wanted to finally tell you so But love had a plan to defeat me And it never can lose I thought love was for me But poor me, I always must lose
8.
After midnight in the moonlight I can see you in a new light And your eyes are so much brighter And your smile is so much lighter Never saw you Noticed your beauty But now I see all of you completely And I love you, if it's all right Stay with me, dear, in the moonlight Now I see you See all your beauty And now I love all of you completely Love you always, if it's all right Stay with me, dear, in the moonlight
9.
Darling dance with me Dance and you will see What the world can be when you're free From all your fears and doubts Your mind will clear And not think of things that we both have done Hold me to you Hold me so we can dance away Dance far away And then you Will just look at me like a dream And we will be the two We want to be And not think of things that we both have done
10.
You'll Know 03:22
Chasing that warm feeling Love can be appealing Yet you're still out here in the cold Keep me at a distance I'm afraid you'll miss this How can love grow strong far apart? You say you'll know You'll feel as it nears Will you smile when it appears For real? I cannot be certain What's behind the curtain I can only hope that you'll know
11.
Love to have you near me I only hope you see all of me When you put a smile on my face Looking through a window Peering through an open door I see the one that I adore walk by Do you understand me When I say that you are my star You must know that to me, you are Don't walk away without a touch A kiss would mean so much I long to have you here with me
12.
Once again my open eyes See the glow of morning skies And again I'm daunted by a new day On my own each day is hard I can only get so far Do I have to live a life of feeling so uncertain what it's for? Can I just let go? Do I need to try each day to love the one I am? Could it be that I'm alone? Forced to wish away this lonely lifetime But the sun comes every day Whether or not you want to stay And for now that has to be enough

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Beneath is an exciting new release from Hannah Barstow, a Toronto-based pianist and vocalist with a distinct artistic voice, both as a composer and a performer. Featuring saxophonist Mike Murley, bassist Reknee Irene Harrett and drummer Keith Barstow, the album contains haunting performances of Hannah’s original songs and arrangements. The motivic melodies, intricate harmonies and intimate lyrics are reminiscent of Jobim compositions, among other jazz standards, but with a modern perspective. Hannah’s unique technique of intertwining the piano and her voice, both in the performance of melodies and in improvisation, is a fresh sound that adds depth to the performances.

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released August 13, 2021

Hannah Barstow - piano & voice
Mike Murley - saxophones
Reknee Irene Harrett - bass
Keith Barstow - drums
Robert Diack - producer
Darren McGill - engineer
Jon Bartel - mixing
Tom Upjohn - mastering

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