Grow The World You're Dreaming Of

by Hannah Christianson

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Dear all,
This album is very special to me, and I'm so happy to be sharing these songs with you. These recordings were created over the span of about 3 and half years, during a very interesting, exciting, challenging, and heart-opening time in my life. I hope these songs bring you the comfort, joy, inspiration, and support that they have brought me. These songs have come from a vulnerable place, and helped me realize that it is up to me to take steps in creating the world I imagine, in an active way. May this album inspire you to follow your own dreams.

With love,
Hannah

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released December 6, 2016

Credits:

Thank you so much to everyone who has been involved in the making of this album along the way, and a special thank you to those who helped this album come to life via Kickstarter!

Co-produced by Hannah Christianson and Dave Chapman
Recorded at Ugly Duck Studios and The Record Company in Boston, MA
All songs written by Hannah Christianson
Recording Engineers: Dave Chapman, Andrew Sarlo
Mixing Engineer: Dave Chapman
Mastering by Huntley Miller

Drums - Ben Marino, Patrick Simard
Bass - Sara Peña
Electric Guitar - Dave Chapman
Vocals / Piano / Acoustic Guitar - Hannah Christianson
Cello - Ro Rowan
Saxophone - Grant Christianson
Trumpet - Sean Peters
Special thanks to the many friends who helped with gang vocals and claps!

Artwork by Erica Leigh
Graphic Design by George Woods

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Track Name: New Day
When the dark, clouds your eyes,
And your hope is hard to find,
Look up, look up,
Keep your head up.

And when the world
Is caving in,
And it feels like, no one is listening,
Look up, Look up,
Keep your head up.

For a new day is on its way.
Yes, a new day is on its way.

When the dark clouds your eyes,
Open your eyes, open your eyes.
And when your hope is hard to find,
Open your mind, open your mind.

For a new day is on its way.
Yes, a new day is on its way.
Yes, a new day is on its way.

So hold on, hold on, hold on.
Track Name: Break The Frame
BREAK THE FRAME
I have a frame.
It's wrapped around my edges like I'm paper in a painting.
It's driving me insane,
'Cause this picture's like a fiction tale
And the truth is being tainted.

And I like to think,
there's more that I can be,
Than what I've let myself believe currently.
All those colors that I've come to love and know,
It's time I let them be and let myself Grow.

I want to break the frame, break the frame, break the frame.
'Cause I am not the same, not the same, not the same, as I was before.
Break it up, shake it up, take it up,
Make up a new name
I wanna' break the frame, break break the frame, break the frame.

I have a frame
Locked inside it, can't deny it,
I'm in this black-white-wrong-right state of mind.
The colors stay the same,
I've got to shake it up, take it up, make up a new name.

And I like to think,
there's more that I can be,
Than what I've let myself believe currently.
All those colors that I've come to love and know,
It's time I let them be and let myself Grow.

I want to break the frame, break the frame, break the frame.
'Cause I am not the same, not the same, not the same, as I was before.
Break it up, shake it up, take it up,
Make up a new name
I wanna' break the frame, break break the frame, break the frame.

I know I'll find my way. Ohhh.
Oh I'm gonna break the frame, break the frame, break break

Break the frame, break the frame, break the frame.
'Cause I am not the same, not the same, not the same, as I was before. (Background: I wanna break the frame, let it out let it go)
Break it up, shake it up, take it up,
Make up a new name
I wanna' break the frame, break break the frame, break the frame.
Track Name: Sittin' by the Sea
SITTIN’ BY THE SEA
I’m sitting by the sea,
Love is all around me,
My world is feeling good ohhh.

I’m sitting by the sea,
Got that love inside me,
If only I always could.

How am I to know,
How am I to know where to go?
And who am I to say,
what the proper way is to fly?

Now I’m sitting in the clouds,
Lookin’ all around me oh,
I’m flying through the air.
I’m sittin in the clouds,
Got that love inside me,
Gonna’ bring it out for all to share.

How am I to know,
How am I to know where to go?
And who am I to say,
what the proper way is to fly?

I know that Love is here,
It’s in the air, it’s in the ground it’s all I….
Know that Love is here it’s in the air,
it’s in the ground, it’s all around.

Now I’m sitting’ in the mountains,
Looking all around me,
I can see for miles yea,
I’m sittin in the mountain,
Got that Love inside me,
And I know I always will.

La di da di da la di da
Track Name: Atoms
ATOMS
I like to read a lot of books,
I tend to think too much.
I want the world to change, but don’t know how.
I like the sound of ocean waves,
The peace that every person craves,
The light that lies within us all,
The call.

It’s hard to know what’s right sometimes.
How do I open my mind?

We are energy, we are, we were, we will be.
We are energy, we are, we were, we will be.
Whatever we want to see, we define our reality.
(Hmm..)

We as the world, we tend to fight,
About whose wrong, about whose right,
About how we were made,
And what happens when we die.

It’s hard to know what’s right sometimes
How do I open my mind?

We are energy, we are, we were, we will be.
We are energy, we are, we were, we will be.
Whatever we want to see, we define our reality.

We are atoms, we are cells.
We are bodies, interpreting our heavens and hells.
We are light, we are dark.
We choose how to make our mark.

(We are energy, we are, we were, we will be.
We are energy, we are, we were, we will be.
Whatever we want to see, we define our reality.)
We are atoms, we are cells.
We are bodies, interpreting our heavens and hells.

We are energy, we are, we were, we will be.
We are energy, we are, we were, we will be.
Isn’t it the same thing?
Isn’t it Love?
Isn’t it the same thing,
that we’re all made of?
We all have human hearts.
We’re born from mothers.
We all have human hearts.
That makes us sisters and brothers.
There’s a light within us all —
we have to do is our call
and Listen, Listen,
Listen.
(Heartbeats)
Track Name: On and On
ON AND ON
Oh world, can you hear me?
There is more than what you see.
And though you've fallen, it's not over.
There's so much more that you could be.

This will pass, so keep a light in your eye.
Let go of what you fear.
For life, it takes us by surprise
But it goes on,
We go on and on.

And oh hearts, don't give up.
Even when, you've fallen to your knees.
Hold on, hope will save you.
And your sorrows will begin to cease.

This will pass, so keep a light in your eye.
Let go of what you fear.
For life, it takes us by surprise
But it goes on,
We go on and on.

And I know
at the deepest Part of me.
There is more than we can see.
Yes I know
That every Soul has a Light
And it goes on,
We go on and on.
Track Name: Ain't That Sweet
AIN’T THAT SWEET
Well, there’s a fire in my soul, in my soul,
and every time it burns that’s when I know
where to go, where to go, where I am to go.
But it’s hard to know…

Well, the embers of my soul are burning bright.
Every time I’m turning towards that Light,
I learn to see, I learn to see,
who I am to be.
I learn to see.

When the water sweeps me off my feet,
I’m no longer in the driver’s seat.
Ain’t that sweet.

Well, I’ve got angels on my left and on my right,
begging me do not give up that fight.
You’ll find your way, they say, you’ll find your way
Someday.
You’ll find your way.

When that water sweeps you off your feet,
You’re no longer in the driver’s seat.
Ain’t that sweet.
I’m no longer incomplete.
I surrender to that inner heat.
Ain’t that sweet oh ain’t that sweet.

La la la la la la la la la la la la.
Track Name: Grow the World You're Dreaming Of
GROW THE WORLD YOU’RE DREAMING OF
Where is our garden of Eden?
Where's that Perfect Love?
Where is that utopia
We've all been dreaming of?

And oh sweet chariot,
will you ever guide us home,
or has it been left up to us
to find it on our own?

All you Dreamers,
Gather round, gather round, hear the words of a new sound.
Plant your ideas,
in Higher ground, find a way, find a way to make them found.
Tend your hearts with love,
Breathe in, breathe out
Grow the world you're dreaming of.

Will we ever find that peace?
Will our wars ever cease
not only between countries
but in our own hearts and minds?

Will that time of Love ever bloom?
Or are we stepping stones to doom?
I think we'll find an answer soon,
we'll find an answer soon.

All you Dreamers,
Gather round, gather round, hear the words of a new sound.
Plant your ideas,
in Higher ground, find a way, find a way to make them found.
Tend your hearts with love,
Breathe in, breathe out
Grow the world you're dreaming of.

The Universe is waiting for your mind to quit debating.
And yes, I know your heart is mending, but this world needs defending.
Yea, cause' while your heart is sleeping, the Earth is weeping
So stop with your pretending, let's create a better ending.
What message are you sending?
So stop with your pretending, let's create a better ending.
It’s time that we start walking like the way that we've been talking.
Track Name: Grow the World You're Dreaming Of (Outro)
GROW THE WORLD YOU’RE DREAMING OF (OUTRO)
I am the ocean, I am the sea.
I am the Light you seek,
I am Love.
I am the mountains, I am the sky
I am the Reason why,
I am Love.
I hope you'll find your truth
and peace of mind.

The world is waiting for you
The world is waiting for your Love.
And yes, you'll make it through,
You'll find your truth and hope
And peace of mind.
Track Name: All for the Best
ALL FOR THE BEST
Callin’ all the sounds of Mother Earth,
It’s time to let this voice be heard.
Cause’ I don’t want to fade into a silent reverie,
That’s not the path I seek, no.

Yea I feel it in my heartbeat in my chest,
Slow it down, let it go, take a deep breath.
Like the wind moves east and west,
Yea I know it’s all for the best.

So I’m gonna let those words cut like a knife
Let them bleed out all my pain, all my struggle, all my sorrow, all my strife.
Yea, I’m gonna let those words cut like a knife,
Because I know it’s all on my way to a better life, a brighter life,
It’s all for the best.

All for the best, all for the best, all for the best, all for the best.

Every moment that I breathe, every moment that I sing,
Every moment that I laugh, every moment that I fall,
It’s all, all for the best.
Track Name: Let It Go (Live and Improvised)
LET IT GO (LIVE AND IMPROVISED)
Sometimes it feels so good to cry.
Even if, you don’t really know why.
But you’re not alone, you’re not alone, you’re not alone,
You’re not alone, you’re not alone, you’re not alone.

Part of me is part of you.
We’re all in the same boat, trying to sail home.
I know the pain of not knowing how.
Just never give up,
Face it now.

Cause oh to be broken,
is to be whole.
Yes, to be broken,
is to be opened
to your Soul.
Oh to be broken,
is to be opened,
inside.
So let yourself out,
You don’t have to hide.

Let it go, let it all go.
You already know, you already know, you already know.
Let it go, let it all go.
You don’t have to know, you don’t have to know, you don’t have to know. Ohhhhh.
You don’t have to know, you don’t have to know, you don’t have to know.

So let it all go, let it all go.
You don’t have to know, you don’t have to know.
Track Name: Begin to Begin
BEGIN TO BEGIN
Start small,
Take a deep breath.
You might have to crawl,
before you take those baby steps.
And if you fall,
or even lose the will to try,
Yea, if it’s too hard to laugh, well,
it’s alright, if you cry.

And when the darkness fades away,
Will you let that Light stay,
Yes will you let the higher part of you come through?
And in the morning when you wake,
And your hands and bones are all shaking,
Start to begin to begin.

Why do I wander,
Everything is underneath these stars.
Oh and I hunger for the answer,
But it’s all here underneath these scars.

And when the darkness fades away,
Will you let that Light stay,
Yes will you let the higher part of you come through?
And in the morning when you wake,
And your hands and heart and bones are all shaking,
Start to begin to begin, breathe in,
Start to begin to begin.

I’ve been waitin’ for you my love,
for all of my life.
You could be the one I’ve been dreaming of,
If I could only get it right, if I could be enough,
And see myself as worthy of receiving Love,
To learn to love all that lies within,
What can I do to begin to begin to begin
Yes, start to begin to begin.

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