The Sculpture Garden

by Kalou

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Songs written and recorded between 2014 and 2019 in San Francisco and London.

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released January 18, 2020

All songs written, performed and produced by Sam except:

'The Thin Line', written by Rose Droll, and 'Unpretty' written by Dallas Austin and Tionne Watkins.

Floundering (Meadow House Mix) was produced by Daniel Wilson
Brent plays drums on tracks 1, 8, and 9

Produced in London, England between 2018/2019

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Track Name: Riding Bikes with Drew
You try, tell me what I mean
I will, never coming clean
I have been here for so long
In this place you'll never be
I'll tell you the things you know
And I'll tell you what you want to hear
If I tell you the things that you want to hear
Then you'll never let me go
If I just tell you the things that you want to hear
You'll never leave me alone
Don't want to be there when you die
Because when you look into my eyes
You're gonna see the truth inside
You're gonna say that I lied
Track Name: The Thin Line
Well you and me, we're the same now
Only I'm further in the box not ready to walk
So far out like you
I'm scared to death of that it means if i do

Is the man in the moon the man you're worshiping now
You talk an awful lot about the things that you doubt
You say the man at the top of the stair pushed you down
Oh that fall, was it hard when you hit the ground

You and me we're the same now
Only I'm shading what you're yelling out
Yelling "how dare you"
I'm scared to death of what that means for you too

Well I heard there's a small sad piece of shame
Trying to level your honesty against his name
Now thin and dangerous the line beautifully drawn between
All the sad things you say and how I think the very same thing

I don't know if my branches deserve to be cursed
Like you say that they should in your song and verse
I rather favour the leaves that when they fall to the dirt
Can curse the options they lost and bless the things that they learned
Track Name: Floundering
I can't stop time and I can't let things be
Someday I'll find you and you'll understand me
Because I've been round the block and there is only one thing
That I know for sure and that's I'm floundering

Do I just love you cause you love me back?
Or, do I love you cause there's something there?
Cause, I can't tell you what I feel for you?
Cause, I don't know

Meanwhile, in the real world
I get a call from the passing of time
And she says
"Don't repeat, just keep things sweet, set doubts to the side"
I tell her "I can't trust you, and I can't trust my mind"
Cause, I been knowing, cause you treat me so dear
And cause you're always down to say the things I'm fixing to hear
But, that don't help my mind to go clear so
I don't know
Track Name: Bye Bye Balboa
Awe, you and I were kin
And, we shared so many things
And, I know I was bad I committed so much sin
But I thought I was righteous but did so much to please
And I know I'm a fool I'm never one to win so

Bye Bye Balboa, you and me
I loved you like a person, inseparable until
We fought and fought and made each other ill
I made many mistakes, you're not one to forgive

And, I knew my time was up when you weren't there for me

And there's so many words I could say
But I made my bed and in it I must lay
And I'm sorry for all the shitty shiity ways
I dealt with things cause now I've got to to say

On a date for one, I'll take you to the Cliff House by the sea
All those feelings they were raw, can't stop them spilling out of me
And I do not have the words to end this section yet so...
Track Name: Unpretty
I wish could tie you up in my shoes
Make you feel unpretty too
I was told I was beautiful
But what does that mean to you
Look into the mirror who's inside there
The one with the long hair
Same old me again today

My outsides look cool
My insides are blue
Every time I think I'm through
It's because of you
I've tried different ways
But it's all the same
At the end of the day
I have myself to blame
I'm just trippin'

Never insecure until I met you
Now I'm bein' stupid
I used to be so cute to me
Just a little bit skinny
Why do I look to all these things
To keep you happy
Maybe get rid of you and then I'll get back to me

You can buy your hair if it won't grow
You can fix your nose if he says so
You can buy all the make up that M.A.C. can make
But if you can't look inside you
Find out who am I too
Be in the position to make me feel...
Track Name: Sheffield
You’re a good man but you struggle sometimes
To suppress, the fears about yourself that you hide
And it manifests in ways that draw a circle around your soul
And you couldn’t say and wouldn’t want to even if you knew how

So try to mask the shame
For what it’s worth, balanced out, there’s not much to be gained
Cause if you knew how, and spoke of perceived sin
There’s no guarantee that anyone’d be listening

You speak in ciphers born of catastrophic cyclones in your mind
It don’t work and it don’t convey anything besides
Veiled frustration at reality but that’s so hard to find
When you try, you can’t, you won’t, you never will decide what

What that really is, you’re back, back, and forth and forth
Never catching it
When you decide what, what that really is
I don’t wanna be there when you find out this is it

And you try say "please don’t", never wanted to know
And I try say "please don’t", you decide which way things’ll go

If you knew how, to try to mask the shame
For what it’s worth, balanced out, there’s not much to be gained
Cause if you knew how, and spoke of perceived sin
There’s no guarantee that anyone’d be listening

And you try say please don’t, never wanted to know
And I try say please don’t, you decide which way things’ll go
Track Name: Reasoning
I think of you at odds with your life
And I think of you, and your plight
But I know, you won't say
“How much can I take?”
Reasoning it away
"How much can I take?"

I must say now that you’ve, taken flight
You let everyone, bask, in your light
And I know, you will be, eternally free
But I won't, ever say, so long
Track Name: Floundering (Meadow House Mix)
I can't stop time and I can't let things be
Someday I'll find you and you'll understand me
Because I've been round the block and there is only one thing
That I know for sure and that's I'm floundering

Do I just love you cause you love me back?
Or, do I love you cause there's something there?
Cause, I can't tell you what I feel for you?
Cause, I don't know

Meanwhile, in the real world
I get a call from the passing of time
And she says
"Don't repeat, just keep things sweet, set doubts to the side"
I tell her "I can't trust you, and I can't trust my mind"
Cause, I been knowing, cause you treat me so dear
And cause you're always down to say the things I'm fixing to hear
But, that don't help my mind to go clear so
I don't know

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