Two Hearts, One Take

by BrightSide Blue

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On a family visit to the East Coast, Ananda and Lindsay stopped by old friend Matt Berky's studio. Matt pressed "record" and the result is what you hear -- 5 intimate songs that reveal the heartful essence of this duo's offering. If you listen carefully, you can hear breaths between words and chords which bring forward the simple aliveness that the recording captures, as if the two were in your living room.

"People used to make records,
as in the record of an event,
the event of people playing music
in a room [together]." - Ani DiFranco


released March 10, 2017

Lindsay Bellows - Vocals
Ananda Vaughan Guitar, Vocals

Recorded and Mixed by Matt Berky at Massive Productions (
Mastered by Oz Fritz for High Velocity

All music by Lindsay Bellows and Ananda Vaughan
Lyrics by Lindsay Bellows
Copyright 2017 All Rights Reserved


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Track Name: Return Home
Pick up out of nowhere
Leave before dawn
Feel the air of uncertainty
Urgin' me on

Seems like I've been on this road
Since I learned how to drive
But I don't think the direction
I'm headed in's right

When I finally reach my peak
Find a place to rest my head
Answers come to me in dream
And I find my way back home

I've been told this is the way to go
To have a good life
But every soul on this road
Is looking less than satisfied

Why do we buy and build to fill ourselves
And still feel scared and empty?
Why to take and sell, deplete the gifts
All given to us freely?

When I finally reach my peak..

If I see myself
In these precious seeds
Treat them as my family
Give back to them all that's been given to me

If I see this land
Underneath my feet
As my one true home
Protect it as my own
I will be filled, I will be found, I will feel complete

When I finally reach my peak...
Track Name: Walking
I go out walking down the sidewalk
Keep on until I reach the sea
I step up to the water's edge
And the waves swallow me complete

I go out walking down the sidewalk
Keep on until I reach the trees
I lay down on the earth and feel
Their roots surrounding me

Oh Walking, without knowing
Where I'm going
Just following
A drift of ancient memory or
Some long forgotten dream

Oh Walking, without knowing
Where I'm going
Just following
A call to distant origins
A final returning

Look out the window
Lift out the armchair
Leave the front door open wide behind me
Pass by neighbors' parked cars and front yards
Like a stranger wanderin' through unknown streets

Follow a path carved by starlight
Where the concrete fades beneath my feet
Folded into silver darkness
As I pass the point where eyes are used to see

Oh Walking...
Track Name: Raven
Dark wings cross a bright blue sky
Signaling a change in tide
Memories long ago, left behind
Start to stir from a place deep inside

Bringing the dark into the light
Bringing the dreams to life X2
All of the fear come to be loved
Come to be seen, not hide
Bringing the dark into the light
Bringing the dreams to life

Running feet find a place to be still
Head turned away find the courage and will
To pause and open heart and mind
To look a shadow in the eye

Bringing the dark into the light...

The longer the stare the more to see
The fuller embrace, greater victory
Extending a hand to a shivering foe
Childhood worry masquerading as ghosts

Bringing the dark...

All these memories have been kept in me
And by seeing them I set them free
All the memories have been kept in me
And by loving them I set them free and now I AM FREE!
Track Name: Freedom
Freedom, like a bird
Like a bird in the sky

Freedom, like a bird
Like a bird, flying anywhere

Slowly letting go
Of the plans you made
Letting the wind blow
You to the perfect place

Where the ironwood meets the ocean wave
Where the turtles sleep and the seal pups play


To a mountain's peak, not a trail to find
'cept the endless horizon pave by the sun's gold light


To a ripe old age, your heart soft and wise
To the bright ones around you, watching your soul arise ... and fly!


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