Remember Remembering

by Harmless Sparks

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The saddest kind of nostalgia is that deep-breathing, temple-aching feeling that you have lost something, and not only have you lost it, you don't even know what it was that you have misplaced. Or maybe it was taken from you? Or maybe it was never there to begin with but that one side-effect of adulthood is this aching reminiscence. It is something that you can't even remember remembering no matter how hard you try.

For some it could be the creative wonder of looking into the woods and seeing the perfect place to put your fort to fight off pirates and wizards.

For others it could be the song that lost its bite. The one you used to scream while you drove around town with your friends when you were eighteen years old, but now you can't even bear to listen to it because of that feeling it gives you deep in your chest, behind your heart.

Or perhaps for you it isn't even a feeling of loss, but that something has been broken and needs to be fixed.

Here are three simple songs. Each one features a combination of just a few chords on a guitar or ukulele. But for us, when we strum the strings and sing the melodies, we don't feel like we are missing anything. They are our simple truths.

Thank you for letting us share them with you,
Heather, Dane, and Tyler
(Harmless Sparks)

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released December 6, 2014

Tyler Chance - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Bass,
Heather Hammers - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Ukulele, Percussion
Dane Johns - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Theremin App, Radio Samples

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Track Name: Coast to Coast
We used to sing that we'd be "18 forever"
and while that tune still feels Brand New,
somehow we have gotten older,
convinced ourselves it's for the better,
I'm still wondering when I'll get what I'm due.

And if I was you, I'd be sorry for me too,
but I'm just me, so I'll be happy for my simple truths,
they're all that I'll hold onto.

Now I'm riding in a van with my friends,
and we're listening to Coast to Coast AM,
talking underground conspiracies
and who shot John F. Kennedy,
I really thought I'd be over this by now.

And if I was you, I'd be sorry for me too,
but I'm just me so I'll be happy for my simple truths,
they're all that I'll hold onto.

When I grow old
and this guitar is covered in dust,
don't leave me cold,
don't leave me cold.

You're all that I'll hold onto,
you're still my simple truth.
Track Name: Something's Broke
Wake up early,
snow is falling,
morning coffee,
warms the winter air.

In the kitchen,
Mom is laughing,
Dad looks like he,
did when love was fair.

When something's broke, we fix it,
I cling to you and nothing else,
you hold me up,
when nothing else does.

Some June day we,
run outside in,
our bare feet and,
we make jewelry with flowers.

In the yard I,
built a fire,
we sit around and,
talk for hours.

When something's broke, we fix it,
I cling to you and nothing else,
you hold me up,
when nothing else does.
Track Name: Thermostat
105,
barely alive.
You'd give all you have to feel like one of a kind.

Up, up in the sky
can you hear it?
The clouds like to whisper.

You barely survived since '99,
that night in September when you realized

that everything worth having has already been had.
It's that feeling that you'll inherit all your sins from your dad
and you look over your shoulder in the park
but its not because you're scared to be alone in the dark
Everything worth having has already been had.

It's yellow and white.
I felt so deprived.
So I wrote a melody; it came out derived.
I'm walking the line.
Did you hear me? I'm not shaking.

Since you took that dive
in the briniest brine
that night in your basement when you realized

that everything worth having has already been had.
It's that feeling that everything you are is up for grabs,
and you can't hide all of your marks.
You can't even remember remembering that spark.
Everything worth having has already been had.

105,
still can't melt ice-nine.
I read all your stories, but I took them for mine.
Not wasting your time.
See the cat?
See the cradle?