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Sara Haze 

Spectacular Songstress

Sara Haze has a beautiful voice, a voice that will just lift you away. She released her first major album when she was 19, which had been a long time coming, considering that she had been songwriting top songs for others for years.

Haze always knew what she wanted to be, she wanted to be just like her mother, who was a vocalist. She was singing for crowds by the time she was five and shocked a music industry veteran, Dave Woeckener, when she arrived to audition for an ad. The ad had stated that the company was looking for “a girl with soul.”

A personal favorite of mine from Haze is her song “Lovely”. She sings about how she (and all women) want to just be accepted for who they are, and how they look, and what they do. “I don’t want to be her, I just want to be little ol’ me. … What gives you the right to tell me who I’m supposed to be?”

However, one of her most popular songs is one that even Sara herself considers to be her baby. The song, “Every Heart”, is really a compilation of the moments, big and small, that have made up Sara’s life and how they’ve influenced her. “Every heart has a story to tell” is a simple statement, but it truly does say so much. The song is just her and the piano with a few background strings (maybe one or two instruments of each string instrument); it’s beyond beautiful in all its aspects of simplicity.

According to Sara, “It’s those same experiences that make us able to relate to each other.” She isn’t afraid to back down from her past. We have universal experiences – going through a break up, losing a loved one, a friend or family member moving away – and although we’ve all been through that, Sara has chosen to keep the positive memories and experiences close to her heart. It’s all about perspective to her. “This world can be full of hardship and pain, but if you go through these things, you’ll appreciate what you have and be able to see all the good in the world.”

You can visit Sara’s website at http://sarahaze.com

Here are the lyrics to “Every Heart”

EVERY HEART

(Sara Haze / James T. Slater)

A summer sunburn
The smile you earned
Stumbles and falls
The lessons you’ve learned
Choices you’ve made
Your first heartbreak
Getting too old for the batman cape
Simpler times
Wanting to fly
Mesmerized by Christmas lights
Holding out
Giving in
All the what ifs and might have beens

EVERY HEART has a story to tell
Some dreams have wings, some are torn at the seams
and just sit there on the shelf
If you were to walk in my shoes
You’d see we are all the same
So find the love inside yourself
Cause EVERY HEART has a story to tell

A starburst rush
Your first real crush
Your bit by a dog a yellow school bus
Sweet 16
That concert you missed
Your best friend and your first kiss
Learning to fall
Wanting it all
Believing in Santa Claus
A letter you wrote
A promise you broke
Knowing when to say yes and when to say no

EVERY HEART has a story to tell
Some dreams have wings, some are torn at the seams
and just sit there on the shelf
If you were to walk in my shoes
You’d see we are all the same
So find the love inside yourself
Cause EVERY HEART has a story to tell

So far away
Life can take you
Never forget
The hearts that shaped you

The love of your life
The fourth of July
The times that you laughed so hard you cried
The first day of ballet
Hardships you faced
All the memories along the way
It’s the love you lost
The love you made
Makes us who we are today

EVERY HEART has a story to tell
Some dreams have wings, some are torn at the seams
and just sit there on the shelf
If you were to walk in my shoes
You’d see we are all the same
So find the love inside yourself
Cause EVERY HEART has a story to tell
This is my heart
This is my story to tell
EVERY HEART has a story to tell

© 2009 Sara Haze Publishing Co. (ASCAP), administered worldwide by PEN Music Group, Inc. / English Ivy Music (BMI), Me You And The Piano Music (BMI) and FSMGI (IMRO), all rights controlled and administered by State One Music America (BMI)

 

~*~ Greenlee

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