Love Songs For Everyone But Especially Uke

by Kara Square

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    This option is for the digital album. BONUS items!: digital cover art, insert pdf, and song booklet pdf. Plus a jpg of an original painting of Kara Square by Chris Smallwood!

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  • Sheet Music

    This handmade, zine-style song booklet includes the lyrics and ukulele chords for all of the songs in "Love Songs for Everyone but Especially Uke."

    Includes immediate download of 12-track album in the high-quality format of your choice (MP3, FLAC, and more), plus unlimited mobile access using the free Bandcamp listening app.
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  • Sheet Music

    Kara will make you a Homemade Valentine with her own two ukulele-playin' hands! They're about 5.5" by 5.5" in size. Each Valentine includes a button (designed by TheDICE) that declares “I Love Uke” and a loving lyric from the album songs on the front. A download code for the full album is on the back.

    Watch the announcement video to see 'Making of Valentines' footage and hear snippets of all 12 songs: youtu.be/I4TDB_pZqvw

    BONUS items!: digital cover art, insert pdf, and song booklet pdf. Plus a jpg of an original painting of Kara Square by Chris Smallwood!

    Includes immediate download of 12-track album in the high-quality format of your choice (MP3, FLAC, and more), plus unlimited mobile access using the free Bandcamp listening app.
    ships out within 5 days

     $10 USD or more

     

  • Compact Disc (CD)

    This option includes a copy of the CD and ukulele song booklet.

    BONUS items!: digital cover art, insert pdf, and song booklet pdf. Plus a jpg of an original painting of Kara Square and her uke by Chris Smallwood!

    CD Cover Design by TheDICE. Logo by Joel Frijters from Sound Advantage.

    Includes immediate download of 12-track album in the high-quality format of your choice (MP3, FLAC, and more), plus unlimited mobile access using the free Bandcamp listening app.
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  • Compact Disc (CD)

    This option includes a copy of the CD, ukulele song booklet, Homemade Valentine, and button.

    Kara will craft the Homemade Valentine with her own two ukulele-playin' hands! They're about 5.5" by 5.5" in size. Each Valentine includes a button (designed by TheDICE) that declares “I Love Uke” and a loving lyric from the album songs on the front. A download code for the full album is on the back.

    BONUS items!: digital cover art, insert pdf, and song booklet pdf. Plus a jpg of an original painting of Kara Square and her uke by Chris Smallwood!

    CD Cover Design by TheDICE. Logo by Joel Frijters from Sound Advantage.

    Includes immediate download of 12-track album in the high-quality format of your choice (MP3, FLAC, and more), plus unlimited mobile access using the free Bandcamp listening app.
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     $14 USD or more

     

  • Sheet Music

    Kara will craft five Homemade Valentine with her own two ukulele-playin' hands! Each Valentine will have a different tender greeting on it- all lyrics from the album! They're about 5.5" by 5.5" in size. Each Valentine includes a button (designed by TheDICE) that declares “I Love Uke” and a loving lyric from the album songs on the front. A download code for the full album is on the back.

    Includes immediate download of 12-track album in the high-quality format of your choice (MP3, FLAC, and more), plus unlimited mobile access using the free Bandcamp listening app.
    ships out within 5 days

     $30 USD

     

  • Sheet Music

    Kara will craft ten Homemade Valentine with her own two ukulele-playin' hands! Each Valentine will have a different tender greeting on it- all lyrics from the album! They're about 5.5" by 5.5" in size. Each Valentine includes a button (designed by TheDICE) that declares “I Love Uke” and a loving lyric from the album songs on the front. A download code for the full album is on the back.

    Includes immediate download of 12-track album in the high-quality format of your choice (MP3, FLAC, and more), plus unlimited mobile access using the free Bandcamp listening app.
    ships out within 5 days

     $50 USD or more

     

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"Love Songs For Everyone But Especially Uke" is full of heartfelt folk pop ukulele love songs that express the importance and universal nature of love.

Armed with a ukulele, Kara Square has developed a passion for writing and singing about one of the most explored, universal subjects that exists: love. It occurred to her that as a lesbian, the very act of writing a love song is political. This idea inspired her to create an album that emphasizes relationship similarities, instead of focusing on identity-driven differences. Through her album, “Love Songs For Everyone But Especially Uke,” she reveals that love is boundless.

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released 28 March 2013
All Words and Music By Kara Square.

Cover Design By TheDICE.
Logo By Joel Frijters from SoundAdvantage.

Dedicated to my love, my muse, my everything Katie Miller.

On this album, Kara Square plays:
Ukulele, melodica, glockenspiel, synth, guitar, banjo, shaker, tambourine, midi keyboard (bass/drums).

Mixed, Mastered, and Produced By Kara Square.

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Track Name: Something Right
Never really thought much passed
Falling in love
Never knew it would be me and you
For all of our time

Hey we’re doin’, we’re doin’, we’re doin’
Something right
Yeah, we’re doin’, we’re doin’, we’re doin’
Something right
Something right
Right
Right
Right

I know you intrinsically
You know everything about me
We love all those little things
No one else even sees

And we’re doin’, we’re doin’, we’re doin’
Something right
Yeah, we’re doin’, we’re doin’, we’re doin’
Something right
Something right
Right
Right
Right

All this anger
All this hate
All these people
Placing the blame
Where did the love go?
Where did the love go?
Was there ever any love at all, oh,
Where did the love go?
Where did the love go?
Where did the love go?
Oooooo…

They say we’re doin’, we’re doin’, we’re doin’
Something right
Yeah, we’re doin’, we’re doin’, we’re doin’
Something right
Let’s keep doin’, and doin’, and doin’
Something right
We’ll keep doin’, and doin’, and doin’
Something right
Oooo…
Track Name: A Heart With Your Name On It
Love
Do you ever think we feel too much?
Love
Do you ever think it could be the end of us?

I don’t have the answer
I never claimed that
I just have a heart
With your name on it
I don’t know the reason
If it exists
I just have a heart
With your name on it
Oooo…

Love
We don’t have to talk
Love
Being near you is enough

I don’t have the answer
I never claimed that
I just have a heart
With your name on it
I don’t know the reason
If it exists
I just have a heart
With your name on it
Oooo…

Love
Do you ever think we give too much?
Love
Do you ever think it will be the end of us?

I don’t have the answer
I never claimed that
I just have a heart
With your name on it
I don’t know the reason
If it exists
I just have a heart
With your name on it
Oooo…

Do you ever think we feel too much?
Track Name: We're Okay
I’m okay, you’re okay, we’re okay when we’re we
That’s you and I together, you and me
Is the we I speak of and
Yeah, we’re okay.

Even thought it isn’t in our nature- oh no no
All sides of both our families are distraught
Depression is the smallest problem that we’ve got

I’m okay, you’re okay, we’re okay when we’re we
That’s you and I together, you and me
Is the we I speak of and
Yeah, we’re okay.

Artistically, they’d say you are my muse
Psychologically, they’d say you’re my obsession
Religiously, they’d say you are my partner
In cardinal sinnin’

But I’m okay, you’re okay, we’re okay when we’re we
That’s you and I together, you and me
Is the we I speak of and
Yeah, we’re okay.

You healed me from the saddest form
Scraped me off the ground and made me warm
And capable of loving again
And strong enough to be your best friend
I’ll love you until the end of time
Ohhhh… I hope you’ll stay mine!

Boo, boo, boo, bah, bah, bah…

I’m okay, you’re okay, we’re okay when we’re we
That’s you and I together, you and me
Is the we I speak of and
Yeah, we’re okay.
Track Name: Start Each Day With Love
Each morning I look over
To find you
Your eyes closed
Head on the pillow
Softly breathing
I kiss your cheek
Repeatedly
Until you open your eyes
And look at me

Sometimes you flip over
Not wanting to get up
Sometimes you sit up
And give me a hug
Either way
We start each day
With love

I know how lucky I am
I wish love for everyone

Sometimes it comes
In unexpected places
Sometimes it comes
From observing nature
Either way
Please start each day
With love

We’re all just people doing what we can
To live our lives and find some happiness
We’re all just people doing what we can
Searching for others who really understand

Sometimes it’s hidden
Masked in sadness
Sometimes we’re alone
And we’re all we have
We are all we have
Either way
Please start each day
With love
Please love yourself
With love
Love yourself.
Track Name: Once I Went You
Never thought I’d meet the likes of you
No, I didn’t- I really didn’t
Got real lucky that fine afternoon, yeah
When I met you and my life changed

Now I can’t imagine, no
I won’t imagine, no
No, I refuse
Yeah, I refuse
Once I went you I knew I’d
Never, never
Never turn back, no

We were young, now we keep getting older
Funny how they thought we were a phase
Proved them wrong, but that don’t matter none, no
All I care about is our loves super-strong

Now I can’t imagine, no
I won’t imagine, no
No, I refuse
Yeah, I refuse
Once I went you I knew I’d
Never, never
Never turn back, no

Live through the haters with our solid love
They try their best, their best is not enough
Love this real can deal with anything
Lovers always win against the hate
Lovers always win against the hate
Lovers always win against the hate

Now I can’t imagine, no
I won’t imagine, no
No, I refuse
Yeah, I refuse
Once I went you I knew I’d
Never, never
Never turn back, no.
Track Name: Heart Stopping Lies
This lack of validation
Absorbs to the core
When love is dishonored
Commitments ignored
How can I find value
In culture based on hate
How can I feel freedom
Laws don’t protect me

And my love
My love
The reason I’m alive
Oh my love
My love
The strength to survive
While we hide
And are forced to lie
The part of my life
That matters the most
Is summarized
With heart-stopping lies

We follow society
The American dream
Have jobs, bought a house
Mow the grass every week
We follow the law
Pay our taxes every year
But we both mark single
As if our love isn’t real

CHORUS

We just want our love protected
We just want to be respected

CHORUS
Track Name: Katie's Song
It’s hard to look you in the face
When more than words can’t say
Just how much you mean to me
It’s hard to look you in the eyes
When I can’t question your pain inside
From all that you’ve been through
I’m a work in progress

I’m weak, I’m strong,
I’m nothing, I’m everything
I have to give to you
I’m weak, I’m strong,
I’m nothing, I’m everything
I have to give to you
Hope it will do
Do-do-do-ba-doodle-do…

I met you on the internet
We talked for about a month
You made me weak in my knees
Even though I was in my seat
Couldn’t wait ‘til we would meet
Our first date was Chinese
We took it to a park by the dirty river
Went thrifting, hung out,
Made out on a couch
Hey girl, I felt you brush my___
I’m a tingling mess

I’m weak, I’m strong,
I’m nothing, I’m everything
I have to give to you
I’m weak, I’m strong,
I’m nothing, I’m everything
I have to give to you
Hope it will do
Do-do-do-ba-doodle-do…

Years are passing
People are grasping
Our love is not a phase
I’ll marry you in the eyes of Aphrodite
We’ll live together by the sea
My girl, our cat, and me

I’m weak, I’m strong,
I’m nothing, I’m everything
I have to give to you
I’m weak, I’m strong,
I’m nothing, I’m everything
I have to give to you
Please say “I do”
Do-do-do-ba-doodle-do…

You’re everything, my dear Katie.
Track Name: I Heart Your Brain
I heart your brain more than anything
I love your words and your thoughts
I’d give the breath that I need to breathe
If it would help you live

Oh my baby
Do you know what you mean to me?
Oh my baby
Do you feel all you’re worth?

Ooooooo… I heart your brain
Ooooooo…Puts the rest to shame
Ooooooo… I heart your brain
Ooooooooo…

I heart your brain more than anything
I love the way you connect the dots
I’d color in the lines and everything
If it would help you- la, la, la, la, la

Oh my darlin’
Do you hear my heart poundin’?
Oh my darlin’
Do you feel my heart beat?

Ooooooo… I heart your brain
Ooooooo…Puts the rest to shame
Ooooooo… I heart your brain
Ooooooooo…

I heart your brain more than anything
I love the way it computes
I’d give the memory I have in me
If it would help you boot

Oh my lovey
Do you feel the intensity?
Oh my lovey
I’ll love you for all eternity
Oh my love, my love

Ooooooo…

I heart your brain more than anything
I love your words and your thoughts.
Track Name: The Most Generic Thing
The most generic thing
I could say to you
Don’t mean a thing
Without the feelings between us two

I love you
I love you

The most over-used
Over-hyped three words
Seems like everyone I ever met
Just really wish they heard

I love you
We wanna hear- I love you

We can’t get enough
Of this lovey, dovey, dove
Every movie and TV show
Regurgitates what we want

They’re sayin’ – I love you
Change the channel – I love you

Kittens and puppies
Birdies and monkeys
Don’t need verbal language
To say how much the love ya’

Meow, meow, meow, woof, woof
(Whistle) ooo, ooo, ooo

I’ll keep sayin’ it
Again and again
And then I’ll keep sayin’ it
Until my life ends
Redundant for sure
Uninventive perhaps
If I vowed to discontinue
I’d most certainly relapse

I love you
I love you

A little bit faster now
I love you
Faster still
I love you
Now like lightning baby
I love you
Faster than the speed of light
I love you...

The most generic thing
I could say to you
Don’t mean a thing
Without the feelings between us two.
Track Name: Lucky
How can someone love someone else
If they don’t even love themselves?
Find a lover who’s patient
While you deal with all your shh…
If you don’t really know you
How can you expect someone else to?
Guess you gotta get lucky
Really, really lucky
Like I did, yeah I did
And I hope you are too.

There are things that I can change
Things that stay the same
Things that can improve
Things I just can’t do
But I can love you and you can love me
And that makes us
So very lucky.

In the dead of summer
Near 100
Sky went pitch black
Trees swayed and snapped
Rain poured on down
Thunder was a deafening sound
‘Til the power went out
All we heard were our beating hearts
And I knew once again
If it were our end
I was lucky
Really, really lucky
To have the love of my life right beside me

There are things that I can change
Things that stay the same
Things that can improve
Things I just can’t do
But I can love you and you can love me
And that makes us
So very lucky.

Well, it’s way more than luck, yeah
Way more than love
It’s a willingness to open yourself up
Take the time
To understand
To learn your love
Everything you can.

There are things that I can change
Things that stay the same
Things that can improve
Things I just can’t do
But I can love you and you can love me
And that makes us
So very happy.
Track Name: Everybody Else
When I see couples in the movies
They never seem to look like you and me
When we’re picking foods to put
Into our grocery cart
Other peoples carts of food
Never look like ours
When we’re spending time with folks
Who share our lines of blood
The way they act
How their paired up
Is never quite like us.

I’m saying we’re unique
Just like everybody else
But when we are together
For me there’s nothing else
That compares
At all.

When I see people
How they dress and what they do
They never seem to look or do
The same as me and you
When we’re asked the basic questions
People always ask
Our answers never seem to be
What they want from us
When I hear random people
Speaking with their loves
They never seem to speak as tender
As words between us.

I’m saying we’re unique
Just like everybody else
But when we are together
For me there’s nothing else
That compares
At all.


I’m definitely biased
When it comes to you
There’s nothing you could say or do
To change my love for you
If I someday bore you
Become intolerable
I wish for you to leave me
And find someone better just because
I love you
All the way
I do.

I’m saying we’re unique
Just like everybody else
But when we are together
For me there’s nothing else
That compares
At all.
Track Name: These Years and Still
I think you knew me before I really got to know me.
And I’m pretty sure I got you the moment we met.
I think it has to do with your eyes.
Yeah, those bright blues hypnotize,
But I’m talking ‘bout the feelin’ of deep, deep knowin’…
If only a person looks.

Is it possible to love you more?
More love than I thought imaginable
More love than I thought I had inside of me.
Every day that passes by
Every look you look that meets my eyes
These years and still I love you more.

To say that I adore you
While it’s very, very true
Hardly explains what I feel for you
If I made a list, like I’ve done before
The reasons I feel affection for
You and I would be trapped inside for days…
Hey, hey…

Is it possible to love you more?
More love than I thought imaginable
More love than I thought I had inside of me.
Every day that passes by
Every look you look that meets my eyes
These years and still I love you more.

All you’ve done for me
You’ve kept me alive
All my thanks could never be
Enough.

Is it possible to love you more?
More love than I thought imaginable
More love than I thought I had inside of me.
Every day that passes by
Every look you look that meets my eyes
These years and still I love you more.