The Space Between Notes

by Sunnie Larsen

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  • An 8.5"x11" saddle-stitched chord & lyric book with full-color glossy cover featuring the album artwork by Beckett Gladney. Each song's lyrics are accompanied by a wonderfully whimsical drawing by Jela Schmidt with borders drawn by Sunnie. The inside pages are printed in black & white on uncoated 70lb coloring book paper, ideal for your favorite colored pencils or crayons.
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1.
Downton 03:05
When you're alone, and your boyfriend has left you, You can always watch Downton When your boss is a jerk, and they all hate you at work, it seems to help, I know Downton Just get yourself some zinfandel and grab a box of tissues A healthy dose of fantasy, denial of life's issues Will carry you through The gaslight's much brighter there, you can forget all your troubles, forget all your cares And go to Downton Things'll be great when you're at Downton No finer house, for sure Downton Everyone's waiting on you Downton (Downton) Downton (Downton) So go hang around, and let their problems surround you, you’ll feel better, I know Downton Your life it may stink, but that's all gone in a blink Their lives will pull you in Downton 'Cause Lady Mary's scandal won't affect her life with Matthew And Mr. Bates and Anna will be happy ever after Happy again The gaslight's much brighter there You can forget all your troubles, Forget all your cares And go to Downton Things'll be great when you're at Downton No finer house, for sure Downton Everyone's waiting on you Downton Downton (Downton) [Instrumental] And don't you read the spoilers or you'll find your heart is broken The first rule of the Abbey is some things are never spoken Never again So I know I'll see you there You can forget all your troubles, forget all your cares And go to Downton Things'll be great when you're at Downton No finer house, for sure Downton Everyone's waiting on you Downton (Downton) Downton (Downton) Downton (Downton) [fading out]
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Stars shining all around you, Psi Corps appears and whispers they’ve found you. Sun rising over Epsilon 3, Dream a little dream of me. Earth Forcers and Minbari Live here with Drazi and the Centauri. While Vorlons speak mysteriously, Dream a little dream of me. Narn was beaten, but they linger on dear And still they resist. They’re hoping that they can keep fighting Those Centauri fists. Sweet dreams 'til Rangers find you, Sweet dreams that leave the jumpgate behind you But when those spoo sigh, sad as can be, Dream a little dream of me. [Instrumental] They called me “the last Babylon”, dear In deep space I twist Third Age is beginning to dawn, dear So I say this: “Sweet dreams 'til Shadows find you, Sweet dreams that leave those battles far behind you. And in those dreams, your destiny see Dream a little dream of me.”
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Homecoming 06:51
My mother looks into the sky, I think she hears him coming but the stars are blinding her so she cannot see "Help me keep him home this time," she says to me. "He's coming home." My father walks into the house, we laugh in his embrace The scent of fire and stardust cling to his hands and face Already we are wondering how long Will he stay this time? CHORUS: I hear the stars, they are calling tonight Listen, can't you hear them? I hear the stars, they are calling tonight Calling me home Calling me home. He takes us to the carnival and swimming in the ocean We picnic in the mountains, our faces to the sun Each moment is a gift I take with me A memory. My father sits beside me, his laughter ringing true "What's it like in space?" I ask as I always do His eyes grow distant and he smiles, but mom... she looks away. BRIDGE: Before my father leaves, he takes me aside He says, "The next I come back, I won't be leaving Tell your mother that I love you both and I am coming home." CHORUS In the fading sunset, the message comes next day His ship fell into the sun, a blaze of gold and gray I try to tell Mom but she turns away... and goes inside. My mother looks into the sky, I think she hears him coming but the stars are blinding her so she cannot see The winds are cold, I hear them whisper to me "He's coming home."
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Inner Light 02:32
Sing me a song of a world that is gone Say could that world be mine Ages ago here lived proud Kataan "Make now the most precious time." Boil and freeze, oceans and seas Strengthening rays of sun, All that was good, all we held dear Ressik our home is gone Sing me a song of a captain that’s gone Jean-Luc, please stay a while The life you will live shall tell them a tale Of death that we’d dare defy [Instrumental] Play me a song of a man who is gone, Kamin, his family’s heart Ressik will live within and live on, and they’ll have found life again
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So bright, Jewel in the Night, there in my window below So bright, dark as the night, with all of our cities aglow It’s long been our way, to honor this day, And offer goodwill to men. And know, wherever we go, it’s come ‘round to Christmas again So far, shines every star, there without limit to see So grand, faraway land, beckoning, calling to me And let it be shown, wherever we go, In all of the wonders above With all that we bring, there’s no finer thing Than this message, this promise of love Love for the families that gather below Love for the stranger that you’ll never know For those who aren’t with you, Who wander above [Instrumental] So bright, Jewel in the Night, there lies the cradle we knew Home of all that we love, and all of our memories too It shall be our way to wander away, to take with us all that we know, And never cease the message of peace, from Bethlehem so long ago.
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The legend lives on from Europa on down To Phobos and Syria Planum The belt it is said never gives up its dead From the cold, hard embrace of the vacuum With an orbiter fair twenty-two hundred pounds bare Went the fine hearty Martian Observer That good probe and true was a bone to be chewed When the "Great Martian Ghoul" came to claim'er The probe was the pride of the American side With a line item budget from NASA As Mars probes go, she was bigger than most And her flight crew all were well seasoned With a boost from below she left LEO On a Hohmann orbit trajectory But somewhere inside was a fuel valve that died And put a seal on her fate in the ending 10 months and more on her orbital chore Went the gallant Martian Observer But the day she prepared to burn red Martian air Was the day that her thrusters would fail her Her engines were up and were ready to go But the fuel lines they were all leaking And that hydrogen gas it went up with a flash The exothermic reactions were reeling With all her might, she tried to turn right But her hydrazine storage was venting And then her main dish was turned against her wish Into deep space where no one was listening The Red Planet drew near and she shed bitter tears for the mission that never would happen And she flew quietly by in the grip of the night All the while with her batteries flattened Does anyone know where the love of God goes When you find yourself slowly fading Days, months, and years, all your hopes and your fears Are tight beamed off to Alpha Centauri But such is the lot of a space probe robot To go where no man has gone before her And had she the spin, she'd have said with a grin "Mission Control, it was nice to have known ya." Demos it tumbles and Phobos it races and the Trojans they all lay quiet Jupiter seems to hold biologist’s dreams And Pluto, we’ve finally seen it Closer to home, Chinese rovers that roam Under an Indian lunar observer And the Mars probes still go with their ground crews below And their metric conversions remembered On a black granite stand on a Florida strand Lies the American space heroes’ mirror NASA’s engraved each of 24 names But all the lost space probes are absent The legend lives on from Europa on down To Phobos and Syria Planum The belt it is said never gives up its dead Nor the wreck of the Martian Observer
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Ophelia 02:54
‘phelia, I'm breaking your heart I'm breaking your sanity daily Oh Ophelia, you're down on your knees You're begging me please to come home ‘phelia, I'm breaking your heart Get thee to a nunnery, baby Oh Ophelia, you're down on your knees You're begging me please to come home Come on home Playin' mind games after noon, with Ophelia, down in my great room (playin’ games all day) Exit stage right to plan my todo When I come back you’re singin’ ‘bout rosemary and rue ‘phelia, I'm breaking your heart I'm breaking your sanity daily Oh Ophelia, you're down on your knees You're begging me please to come home Come on home Oh oh oh oh oh oh Oh oh oh oh oh oh Oh ohhh [Instrumental] Inundation, she's done it again She’s jumped in the river, she’s drowning Asphyxiation, she's dead and she's gone “Sweets to the sweet”. Oh, Mom, really? Oh oh ohhhh oh Oh oh oh oh oh Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh Oh ohhh Oh oh ohhhh oh Oh oh oh oh oh Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh Oh ohhh
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Baker Street 06:07
Winding your way down on Baker Street Fresh from the fight and dead on your feet Well, you’re looking for a place, a chance to leave the race And forget about everything Back from the desert and you feel so cold Wounded in body, mind and soul It hasn’t taken you long, to find out you were wrong When you’d sorted out everything You used to think that it was so easy Saving lives was always so easy But you need saving, need saving now Another day and then you'd be happy Just one more day and then you'd be happy But you're crying, you're dying now Way down the street there's a light in his place He opens the door, he's got that look on his face And he tells you where you've been, he tells you what you've seen And he’s right about everything He's got this dream about solving crimes, he’ll Help Scotland Yard with the changing times But he can’t seem to get, why they don’t like him one bit And he offends them with everything But you know he'll always keep trying He needs your help for him to keep trying You’ll make him, make him Sherlock Holmes And when you wake up, it's a new morning The sun is shining, it's a new morning And you're coming, you've now come home
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My mama told me I should never venture into space But I did, I did, I did She said no Terran girl could trust the Martian race But I did, I did, I did A rocket pilot asked me on a voyage to go And it was so romantic that I couldn't say no That he was just a servo robot how was I to know? So I did, I did, I did She told me "never venture out among the asteroids" And yet I did, I did, I did. And she said that the Milky Way was something to avoid And I did, I did, I did. She said that Venus was too hot and Saturn not much fun, Bug-eyed monsters tended to be just a trifle dumb. She said I'd need a blaster and I'd need a freezer gun And I did, I did, I did. [Instrumental] My mama told me "never trust a space engineer" And yet I did, I did, I did She said freefall and superdrive would surely cost me dear And they did, they did, they did I've been as far in hyperspace as anyone can, I've traveled through the time warp in a Psycho Plan They say a girl must travel for to find her superman And I did, I did, I did. Oh I did, I did, I did. And I did, I did, I did.
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I finished your book and I'm back in the real world and feeling unshakably blue The writing was great and the ending was fitting I've got no complaints except one: it's over I just want to read it again for the first time Fall in love with the hero again Be charmed by your magic, surprised by your villains And discover the place where I'm home I stare at that last page and close my eyes briefly and Try to transport myself there I flip the page over, there's an ad from your publisher But no magic door to that land I just want to read it again for the first time Fall in love with the hero again Be charmed by your magic, surprised by your villains And discover the place where I'm home [Instrumental] I close the book gently put it back on the shelf The second time's never the same There's only one cure for that feeling of loss Start a new book and keep looking I just want to read it again for the first time Fall in love with the hero again Be charmed by your magic, surprised by your villains And discover the place where I'm home Where I'm home
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If I could begin to be Half of what you think of me, I could do about anything, I could even learn how to love When I see the way you act, Wondering when I'm coming back, I could do about anything, I could even learn how to love like you Love like you Love like you I always thought I might be bad, Now I'm sure that it's true, ‘cause I think you're so good And I'm nothing like you Look at you go, I just adore you, I wish that I knew What makes you think I'm so special If I could begin to do Something that does right by you, I would do about anything, I would even learn how to love When I see the way you look. Shaken by how long it took, I could do about anything, I could even learn how to love like you Love like you Love like you Love me like you
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Sunnie's debut album, with filk songs, folk tunes, and even a few original instrumentals!

Here you'll find songs about Sunnie's favorite literature and TV shows: Star Trek, Shakespeare, Sherlock Holmes, Steven Universe, Babylon 5, Downton Abbey, and other songs with space themes

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released July 20, 2019

Sunnie Larsen - Vocals and violin
Jeff Bohnhoff - acoustic and electric guitar, bass, synths, drum programming
Maya Bohnhoff - backing vocals
Betsy Tinney - cello
Chris French - baritone, tenor and soprano sax
Tony Fabris - acoustic guitar on Jewel in the Night and Wreck of the Martian Observer
Michelle ‘vixy” Dockrey - backing vocals on Jewel in the Night and Space Girl Song
Mary Crowell - piano on Love Like You and The Last Page
Marcos Duran - piano on Downton, additional piano on Love Like You
Daniel Gunderson - acoustic guitar on The Space Between Notes, organ on Wreck of the Martian Observer
Paul Kwinn - backing vocals on Homecoming
Brenda Sinclair Sutton - bodhran on Trad Set

Produced, engineered, and mixed by Jeff Bohnhoff at Mystic Fig Studio
Mastered by Justin Weis at Trakworx
Artwork and graphic design by Beckett Gladney
Added decorative graphic elements by Sunnie Larsen

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Sunnie Larsen Seattle, Washington

Sunnie is a performer in the Seattle area. She plays violin and viola and sings. She is a member of local bands Vixy & Tony, Bone Poets Orchestra, and Menage a Trio, and has participated in numerous other recording projects.

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