Kickstarted & Wide​-​Hearted

by Mary Bue

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Kickstarted and Wide Hearted is a giant thank you note! In order to release my last album, "Apple in the Ocean," (August, 2012) I enlisted the help of Kickstarter - www.kickstarter.com - which is a funding platform for creative projects (you can see my project profile here: www.kickstarter.com/projects/1611270022/mary-bue-creates-her-45th-record-apple-in-the-ocea ). I raised money to record and release my album with the help of 104 generously supportive friends, fans and wonderful strangers from afar. Some of the rewards included house concerts, album pre-sales, baking apple pies and writing songs on a subject matter of choice. This release is the result of that song-writing adventure, and these 7 songs were written for 7 people to their loves, or to their whims. I was planning on recording these songs at home on my computer and just burning discs for the 7 recipients, BUT I had a little extra $$ left over from the fundraising so I thought, why not go back to Sacred Heart studio and record it nice??? Each song has a story - so click on each individual song to read the reason why. I am so thankful for the support, encouragement and challenge to write songs for these fine, fine people.

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released December 31, 2012

Music & Lyrics written and performed by Mary Bue.
Engineered by Eric Swanson at Sacred Heart Studio in Duluth, Minnesota on two wintery afternoons in December 2012.

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MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE’S BEST LOCAL ALBUMS OF 2015 (SO FAR): “Heretofore more of a tender coffeehouse balladeer, the Duluth music scene mainstay plugged in and blew off a harbor’s worth of steam while recording her breakthrough collection...Fans of ’90s alt-rock darlings like Belly & Jen Trynin will immediately take to the rocky hooks of songs like “Candy” and “Heart’s Desire.” - Riemenschneider ... more

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Track Name: Good Together
I knew
and you knew
and we knew
that we'd be good together

wake up my dear
i wanna take you somewhere
don't worry about being late
just you and me and a view of the lake

our love grew
and we are still together
and the years flew
because we are so good together

in the night when i wake
i look upon your face
by the light of the moon
can you feel my love
it fills up the room
Track Name: Heart & Diamonds
he woke at quarter to two
not quite what he wanted to do
but when a ghost still lurks in the room
the mind searches for another clue

there was a woman he knew
wore scarlet red velvet and expensive perfume
she caught his eye from across the hall
and he knew that his life was no longer his own

he showed her his many rooms
books to the ceiling and cases of jewels
in the garden they sat for a drink
glasses clink and their secrets were few

the onlookers knew
their secrets were few

that's what brings us to that night
that night alone in his room
all the ghosts were there
on that fateful night
when the butler was found dead
and all his diamonds gone
and the lady in red
was never to be seen again

was it a rope, a knife or a gun?
heart and diamonds gone
Track Name: Boxing Gloves
looking out the window
cat in your lap
book is laying open
but you're not looking at that

you're gonna put your boxing gloves on
no one's going to tell you what to do

no one's going to tell you
just what to do
when your mind is on taxi-cabs and fermented food

put your boxing gloves on
no one's gonna tell you what to do

eyes so blue and heart so true
whatever will you do?
eyes so blue and heart so true
you're the one breaking the rules
Track Name: Dirt Road
She has always lived on a dirt road
through circumstance or through choice all her own
you can see her there
at the end of the drive
looking at the sky
and the northern lights

there are apples in our orchard
and the trees are ripe with fruit
knowing me and knowing you
our hearts and hands are full

when the winter snows and the winds blow
and it takes all morning to shovel out the dirt road
knowing me and knowing you
every season is full
knowing me and knowing you
we let our hearts rule

knowing me and knowing you
our hearts and hands are full
Track Name: Park and Ride
been hanging around this little town for years now
with nothing going on
you caught my eye and you caught my smile a few times

meet me at the park and ride
there's no better place, no better time
no better place, no better time
than right now

who knew, who knew
you've been here this whole time?

a lot at stake in this hay ride
it's been a joy ride
you are my love, child
you caught my eye and caught my smile for all time

meet me at the park and ride
there's no better place, no better time
no better place, no better time
than right now

who knew, who knew
you've been here this whole time?

now we know, now we know
there's nothing left to miss
now we know, now we know
there's no one left to kiss
Track Name: Honey and the Knife
Rhythm is what i see in you
and motion is what will see us through
eyes are windows
and we are peering in
without hesitation we are opening

man becomes woman
woman becomes man
fire and air
fire and air
water and sand

a healing breath
delicious strife
the taste of honey
and then the knife
a healing breath
delicious strife
the taste of honey
and then the knife

but the honey
affects the allergies
and the skin erupts into flame
and the only thing
that remains consistent
is the blood on the knife and the moon as it continues to wane

wings and fins
wind and life
the taste of honey and then the knife
wings and fins
wind and life
the taste of honey
and then the knife
Track Name: Wonderful World
What are you doing tonight?
Think I'll go to the open mic
gonna sing some songs
i hope i sing alright

Gonna meet my friend
we'll have a drink
we'll sit and watch
we'll listen and think

My friend never came
but i'm still going to play
what should I say?
what should i play?

gonna sing about
what i believe
there's a love so big
it lives and breathes

and when I got done
singing my songs
i saw a pair of eyes
that made my heart go thump

i walked on by
too shy to stop
but she reached out her hand
and we started to talk
we haven't stopped
we haven't stopped
i hope we never stop!

gonna sing about what we believe
there's a love so big
it lives and breathes
passing through
this wonderful world
when a girl met a boy
and a boy met a girl

what are you doing tonight?
think i'll go to the open mic.