Rarities, B-Sides and Other Stuff
Sarah McLachlan
Dear God

              (Music and Lyrics by Andy Partridge)
              Performed by XTC on the album "Skylarking" (Virgin Records, 1986)
              Performed by Sarah McLachlan on the album "A Testimonial Dinner: The Music Of XTC"
              (Thirsty Ears Records, 1995)

              Dear God,
              Hope you got the letter and
              I pray you can make it better down here.
              I don't mean a big reduction in the price of beer
              But all the people that you made in your image,
              See them starving on their feet
              'Cause they don't get enough to eat
              From God
              I can't believe in you.

              Dear God,
              Sorry to disturb you, but
              I feel that I should be heard loud and clear.
              We all need a big reduction in the amount of tears
              And all the people that you made in your image,
              See them fighting in the street
              'Cause they can't make opinions meet

              About God,
              I can't believe in you.

              Did you make disease, and the diamond blue?
              Did you make mankind after we made you?
              And the devil too?!

              Dear God,
              Don't know if you noticed, but...
              Your name is on a lot of quotes in this book,
              Us crazy humans wrote it, you should take a look,
              And all the people that you made in your image,
              Still believing that junk is true
              Well I know it ain't, and so do you

              Dear God,
              I can't believe in...
              I don't believe in...

              I won't believe in heaven and hell.
              No saints, no sinners, no devil as well.
              No pearly gates, no thorny crown.
              You're always letting us humans down.
              The wars you bring, the babes you drown.
              Those lost at sea and never found,
              And it's the same the whole world 'round.
              The hurt I see helps to compound
              That Father, Son and Holy Ghost
              Is just somebody's unholy hoax
              And if you're up there you'd perceive
              That my heart's here upon my sleeve.
              If there's one thing I don't believe in.....

              It's you.....
              Dear God.

              I Will Remember You

              (Music and Lyrics by Sarah McLachlan, Seamus Egan, and Dave Merenda)
              Originally featured on the motion picture soundtrack "The Brothers McMullen" (Unforscene,
              1995)

              I will remember you
              Will you remember me?
              Don't let your life pass you by
              Weep not for the memories

              Remember the good times that we had?
              I let them slip away from us when things got bad
              How clearly I first saw you smilin' in the sun
              Wanna feel your warmth upon me, I wanna be the one

              I will remember you
              Will you remember me?
              Don't let your life pass you by
              Weep not for the memories

              I'm so tired but I can't sleep
              Standin' on the edge of something much too deep
              It's funny how we feel so much but we cannot say a word
              We are screaming inside, but we can't be heard

              But I will remember you
              Will you remember me?
              Don't let your life pass you by
              Weep not for the memories

              I'm so afraid to love you, but more afraid to loose
              Clinging to a past that doesn't let me choose
              Once there was a darkness, deep and endless night
              You gave me everything you had, oh you gave me light

              And I will remember you
              Will you remember me?
              Don't let your life pass you by
              Weep not for the memories

              And I will remember you
              Will you remember me?
              Don't let your life pass you by
              Weep not for the memories
              Weep not for the memories

              Fear

              (Music and Lyrics by Sarah McLachlan)
              Performed by Sarah McLachlan on the album "Fumbling Towards Ecstasy" (Nettwerk
              Records, 1994) 

              Morning smiles
              like the face of a newborn child,
              innocent, unknowing.

              Winter's end
              promises of a long lost friend.
              Speaks to me of comfort

              But I fear
              I have nothing to give.
              I have so much to loose here in this lonely place.
              Tangled up in your embrace
              There's there's nothing I'd like better than to fall.
              But I fear I have nothing to give.

              Wind in time
              Rapes the flower trembling on the vine
              And nothing yields to shelter it from above.
              The say temptation will destroy our love.
              The never ending hunger

              But I fear
              I have nothing to give
              I have so much to loose here in this lonely place
              Tangled up in our embrace
              Theres nothing I'd like better than to fall
              But I fear I have nothing to give.
              I have so much to loose.
              I have nothing to give.
              We have so much to lose...


              Gloomy Sunday

              Written by Carter / Lewis / Seress
              Performed by Billy Holiday, available on the album "The Lady - Billie Holiday - Complete
              Collection" (Columbia Records, 1986)

              Sunday is Gloomy,
              My hours are slumberless,
              Dearest, the shadows I live with are numberless
              Little white flowers will never awaken you

              Not where the black coach of sorrow has taken you
              Angels have no thought of ever returning you
              Would they be angry if I thought of joining you
              Gloomy Sunday

              Sunday is gloomy
              with shadows I spend it all
              My heart and I have decided to end it all
              Soon there'll be flowers and prayers that are sad,
              I know, let them not weep,
              Let them know that I'm glad to go

              Death is no dream,
              For in death I'm caressing you
              With the last breath of my soul I'll be blessing you
              Gloomy Sunday

              Dreaming
              I was only dreaming
              I wake and I find you
              Asleep in the deep of
              My heart
              Dear

              Darling I hope that my dream never haunted you
              My heart is telling you how much I wanted you
              Gloomy Sunday


              Full of Grace

              (Music and Lyrics by Sarah McLachlan)
              Performed by Sarah McLachlan on the enhanced CD box set "Decadence: Ten Years Of
              Nettwerk" (Nettwerk Records, W-30100, 1994)
              Also appears on the motion picture soundtrack "Moll Flanders" (London Classics, 1996)

              The winter here's cold and bitter,
              it's chilled us to the bone.
              We haven't seen the sun for weeks,
              too long, too far from home.
              I feel just like I'm sinking,
              and I claw for solid ground.
              I'm pulled down by the undertow,
              I never thought I could feel so low,
              and, oh, darkness, I feel like letting go.

              If all of the strength and all of the courage
              come and lift me from this place.
              I know I can love you much better than this:
              Full of grace, Full of grace, my love.

              It's better this way,
              I said,
              Haven't seen this place before.
              Where everything we say and do,
              hurts us all the more.
              It's just that we stayed too long
              in the same old sickly scheme,
              and I'm pulled down by the undertow,
              I never thought I could feel so low,
              and, oh, darkness, I feel like letting go.

              If all of the strength and all of the courage
              come and lift me from this place
              I know I can love you much better than this:
              Full of grace, full of grace.

              I know I can love you much better than this.

              It's better this way.

              Song For A Winter's Night

              (Music and Lyrics by Gordon Lightfoot)
              Performed by Gordon Lightfoot on the album "The Way I Feel" (United Artists, 1967)

              The lamp is burnin' low upon my table top
              The snow is softly fallin'
              The air is still within the silence of my room
              I hear your voice softly callin'

              If I could only have you near
              To breathe a sigh or two
              I would be happy just to hold the hands I love
              Upon this winter night with you

              The smoke is rising in the shadows overhead
              My glass is almost empty
              I read again between the lines upon the page
              The words of love you sent me

              If I could know within my heart
              That you were lonely too
              I would be happy just to hold the hands I love
              Upon this winter night with you

              The fire is dying now, my lamp is growing dim
              The shades of night are liftin'
              The mornin' light steals across my windowpane
              Where webs of snow are driftin'

              If I could only have you near
              To breathe a sigh or two
              I would be happy just to hold the hands I love
              And to be once again with with you
              To be once again with with you


              Blue

              (Music and Lyrics by Joni Mitchell)
              Performed by Joni Mitchell on the album "Blue" (Reprise Records, 1971)

              Blue, songs are like tattoos
              You know I've been to sea betore
              Crown and anchor me
              Or let me sail away
              Blue, here is a song for you
              Ink of a pin
              Underneath the skin
              An empty space to fill in
              Well there're so many sinking now
              You've got to keep thinking
              You can make it thru these waves
              Acid, booze, and ass
              Needles, guns, and grass
              Lots of laughs, lots of laughs
              Well everybody's saying that hell's the hippest way to go
              Well I don't think so
              But I'm gonna take a look around it though
              Blue, I love you.

              Blue, here is a shell for you
              Inside you'll hear a sigh
              A foggy lullaby
              There is your song from me.


              Drawn to the Rhythm

              (Music and Lyrics by Sarah McLachlan)
              Performed by Sarah McLachlan on the CD "Solace" (Nettwerk Records, W-30055, 1990) 

              When we wore a heart of stone, we wandered to the sea
              Hoping to find some comfort there, yearning to feel free
              And we were mesmerized by the lull of the night
              And the smells that filled the air
              And we layed us down on sandy ground. It was cold, but we didn't care

              Chorus
              Yes, we were drawn to the rhythm
              Drawn into the rhythm of the sea
              Yes, we were drawn to the rhythm
              Drawn into the rhythm of the sea

              We fell asleep and began to dream when something broke the night
              Memories stirred inside of us - the struggle and the fight
              And we could feel the heat of a thousand voices
              Telling us which way to go
              And we cried out "Is there no escape from the words that plague me so?"

              And we were drawn to the rhythm
              Drawn into the rhythm of the sea
              Yes, we were drawn to the rhythm
              Drawn into the rhythm of the sea

              In the still and the silent dawn another day is born
              Washed up by the tireless waves, the body bent and torn
              In the face of the blinding sun, you wake only to find
              That heaven is a stranger place than what I've left behind

              And we are drawn to the rhythm
              Drawn into the rhythm of the sea
              Yes, we are drawn to the rhythm
              Drawn into the rhythm of the sea

              And we are drawn to the rhythm
              Drawn into the rhythm of the sea
              Yes, we are drawn to the rhythm
              Drawn into the rhythm of the sea


              Shelter

              (Music and Lyrics by Sarah McLachlan)
              Performed by Sarah McLachlan on the CD "Solace" (Nettwerk Records, W-30055, 1990) 

              They're crowded into the smallest spaces
              While outside, all of nature cries
              It's known to be cruel and unfair
              But there is no place to hide
              Oh, I've seen a part of people that I never really wanted to share
              Oh, I've seen a part of people that I never knew was there

              Shelter, give them shelter from the coming storm
              Shelter, give them shelter from the coming storm

              I can't sleep - haunted by their faces
              The sadness in their eyes
              It hurts so much to see them helpless
              It makes me want to cry
              But still there is so much left unanswered
              For so many innocent lives
              They closed the door and are letting nobody in
              And only the strong will survive

              Shelter, give them shelter from the coming storm
              Give them shelter, give them shelter from the coming storm

              I've seen the anger and I've seen all the dreams
              And I've watched their existence torn apart at the seams
              And though I may seem helpless
              I will do all that I can do
              I've seen a part of people that I never really wanted to share
              Oh, I've seen a part of people that I never knew was there

              Shelter, give them shelter from the coming storm
              Give them shelter, give them shelter from the coming storm
              Shelter, give them shelter from the coming storm
              Give them shelter, give them shelter from the coming storm

              As The End Draws Near (Extended Remix)

              [Chorus]:

              Into the valleys
              The shadow of death
              Griefs silently across the darkened sea
              This is it
              We stand alone

              We can see it all from here
              The starless night across the mountain side
              No one left to talk to
              There's nothing left to say

              [Chorus]

              You and me
              We stand alone
              We can see it all from here
              Stretched far and wide

              The barren skies
              Fighting a silence
              From deep inside

              [Chorus]

              [Repeats verse 2]

              Into the valleys
              The shadow of death
              Griefs silently it's in you and me
              It's in you and me

              Vox

              (Music and Lyrics by Sarah McLachlan and Greg Reely)
              Performed by Sarah McLachlan on the CD "Touch" (Nettwerk Records, W-30024, 1988)

              In the desert of my dreams I saw you there
              And I'm walking towards the water steaming body cold and bare
              But your words cut loose the fires and you left my soul to bleed
              And the pair that's in your death's receiving me has got me scared

              CHORUS
              Oh why?

              Through your eyes the strains of battle like a brooding storm
              Your up and down these pristine velvet walls like focus never forms
              My wake is getting wider and my eyes are drawn astray
              Near you now a vague deception of a dying day

              CHORUS

              I fll into the water and once more I turn to you
              and the crowds were standing staring faceless cutting off my view
              They start to simply flail their bodies in  twisted mime
              And I'm lost inside this tangled web in which I'm lain
              You're gone and I'm lost inside this tangled entwined
              Web in which I'm lain entwined

              CHORUS


              Into the Fire

              (Music and Lyrics by Sarah McLachlan and Pierre Marchand)
              Performed by Sarah McLachlan on the CD "Solace" (Nettwerk Records, W-30055, 1990) 

              Mother teach me to walk again
              Milk and honey, so intoxicating

              I'm reunited
              Into the fire
              I am the spark
              Into the night
              I yearn for comfort

              Open the doors that lead on into Eden
              Don't want no cheap disguise
              I follow the signs marked "back to the beginning"
              No more compromise

              And into the fire
              I'm reunited
              Into the fire
              I am the spark
              Into the night
              I yearn for comfort

              Free the water that carries me to the sea
              You, I see as my security

              And into the fire
              I'm reunited
              Into the fire
              I am the spark
              Into the night
              I yearn for comfort

              I will stare at the sun until its light doesn't blind me
              I will walk into the fire 'til its heat doesn't burn me
              And I will feed the fire

              Into the fire
              I'm reunited
              Into the fire
              I am the spark
              Into the night
              I yearn for comfort
              Into the night, Into the fire

              Into the fire
              I'm reunited
              Into the fire
              Oh, I am the spark
              Into the night
              I yearn for comfort
              Into the fire, Into the fire

              into the fire
              I'm reunited
              Into the fire
              I am the spark fade


              Possession

              (Music and Lyrics by Sarah McLachlan)
              Performed by Sarah McLachlan on the album "Fumbling Towards Ecstasy" (Nettwerk
              Records, 1994)

              Listen as the wind blows
              from across the great divide,
              Voices trapped in yearning,
              memories trapped in time,
              The night is my companion
              and solitude my guide,
              Would I spend forever here
              and not be satisfied?

              And I would be the one
              to hold you down,
              kiss you so hard,
              I'll take your breath away
              and after I'd wipe away the tears,
              Just close your eyes dear

              Through this world I've stumbled
              so many times betrayed,
              Trying to find an honest word,
              to find the truth enslaved,
              Oh you speak to me in riddles
              and you speak to me in rhyme
              My body aches to breathe your breath,
              you words keep me alive,

              And I would be the one
              to hold you down,
              kiss you so hard,
              I'll take your breath away
              and after I'd wipe away the tears,
              Just close your eyes dear


              Into this night I wander,
              it's morning that I dread,
              Another day of knowing of
              the path I fear to tread,
              Oh into the sea of waking dreams
              I follow without pride,
              Nothing stands between us here
              and I won't be denied

              And I would be the one
              to hold you down,
              kiss you so hard,
              I'll take your breath away
              and after I'd wipe away the tears,
              Just close your eyes dear