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 + Digital Album

    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 unlimited streaming of Love Songs For Everyone But Especially Uke via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Sheet Music + Digital Album

    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 unlimited streaming of Love Songs For Everyone But Especially Uke via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    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 unlimited streaming of Love Songs For Everyone But Especially Uke via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    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 unlimited streaming of Love Songs For Everyone But Especially Uke via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Sheet Music + Digital Album

    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 unlimited streaming of Love Songs For Everyone But Especially Uke via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 5 days

      $30 USD

     

  • Sheet Music + Digital Album

    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 unlimited streaming of Love Songs For Everyone But Especially Uke via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 5 days

      $50 USD or more 

     

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    Get all 33 Kara Square releases available on Bandcamp and save 25%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Perfect Storm, Stayin' at Home, Numbers, Numbers, Roses, Thorns, You Were You, You Were You, and 25 more. , and , .

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1.
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…
2.
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?
3.
02:21
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.
4.
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.
5.
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.
6.
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
7.
03:32
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.
8.
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.
9.
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.
10.
03:22
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.
11.
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.
12.
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.

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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 March 28, 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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Kara Square Columbus, Ohio

Kara Square is a ukulele slinging, songwriting, and singing music maker. She actively creates custom music for clients of her label Thinkroot Records.

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Love Songs for Everyone but Especially Uke [2013]
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