Square Meter

by Kara Square & Piero Peluche

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1.
03:54
When I saw you cross the street You were coming straight towards me When you stopped right in front I knew this would be love You got my heart beating You got my head spinning You got my palms sweating You got my mind racing My eyes dilated My breath syncopated My dopamine pulsing Serotonin pumping Your pheromones make me moan Your pheromones make me moan Your pheromones make me moan Oh yeah- yeah- yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah We hit it off in two seconds flat Your words were candy, thoughts all that You reeled me in for a kiss so sweet Marked the beginning of you and me You got my heart beating You got my head spinning You got my palms sweating You got my mind racing My eyes dilated My breath syncopated My dopamine pulsing Serotonin pumping Your pheromones make me moan Your pheromones make me moan Your pheromones make me moan Oh yeah- yeah- yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
2.
Ooo… When I look up at the sky I can’t help but wonder, wonder When I look up at the sky I can’t help but wonder, wonder When I look up at the sky I can’t help but wonder, wonder Is there any hope left for us? Ooo… Used to be an idealistic hope-filled youth Something happened, happened Used to be an idealistic hope-filled youth Something happened, happened Used to be an idealistic hope-filled youth Something happened, happened And my eyes filled with clouds When I look down at the ground I can’t help but wonder, wonder When I look down at the ground I can’t help but wonder, wonder When I look down at the ground I can’t help but wonder, wonder What have we done? What have we done? Ooo… I never wanted to feel this way Defeated, hopeless, full of hate Pressure pounding in my head Pressure building on my chest Losing breath, losing sleep Losing what it means to me If I could only wake up! Ooo… When I look up at the sky I can’t help but wonder, wonder When I look up at the sky
3.
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
4.
Okay, alright- I’ll keep tryin’ Okay, alright- I’ll stop cryin’ Didn’t really help anyway All those tears just got in my way Okay, alright- I’ll be fine But fine is never really fine People say it as an auto-response Never thinking about it longer Than the two seconds right after They’re asked “how are you?” How are you? How are you? How are you? How are you? Okay, alright- things get worse and things get better Okay, alright- feelings pass like the stormy weather I’m down now, I’ll be down again Things end and things begin Okay, alright- I’ll be fine But fine is never really fine People say it as an auto-response Never thinking about it longer Than the two seconds right after They’re asked “how are you?” How are you? How are you? How are you? How are you? Another day come and gone Another win another loss Today will be a memory- soon forgotten Okay, alright- I’ll keep tryin’ Okay, alright- I’ll stop cryin’ Didn’t really help anyway All those tears just got in my way Okay, alright- I’ll be fine But fine is never really fine People say it as an auto-response Never thinking about it longer Than the two seconds right after They’re asked “how are you?” How are you? How are you? How are you? How are you? Okay, alright- I’ll be fine
5.
Never really thought much past 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 Let’s keep doin’, and doin’, and doin’ Something right We’ll keep doin’, and doin’, and doin’ Something right
6.
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, you’ll hear: 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, relapse, 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 I love you x 12 Ooo… Ooo… The most generic thing I could say to you Don’t mean a thing Without the feelings between us two
7.
I don’t cry, I hold it all inside ‘Til I’m alone and I ball Unlike my dad, he’d get mad Take it out on us With his hand, sometimes with his fist Now they say that I’m too sensitive That I care too much how others feel They say that I should just be a man And I wish that I could But I’m haunted every day By the men who hold us back Lock us in this path Of dominance, war, hate And I see how it could be If they could just try To be sensitive. To be sensitive. I don’t cry, I drown my sorrows Every night at the bar Just like my dad, but I get sad Think about the past All I’d have done, all I never will Now they say that I’m too sensitive That I care too much how others feel They say that I should just be a man And I wish that I could But I’m haunted every day By the men who hold us back Lock us in this path Of dominance, war, hate And I see how it could be If they could just try To be sensitive. To be sensitive. I don’t cry, ‘cept every single night That I’m alone and lost by myself Just like my dad, he never could Escape his ways Until he was no more. Now they say that I’m too sensitive That I care too much how others feel They say that I should just be a man And I wish that I could But I’m haunted.
8.
05:36
I could bare my soul Tell you things I’ve held on for so long I could let it go Be the way I wish I were But you won’t recall Anything, anything, anything You won’t remember Anything, anything, anything When will you forget everything? There are things that hurt Used to think you chose to forget them Things you can’t remember I learned to block things out by the best man But you won’t recall Anything, anything, anything You won’t remember Anything, anything, anything When will you forget everything? Guilt and denial Have been your prison for so, so long Maybe you’ll break free As you continue to lose your memory But you won’t recall Anything, anything, anything You won’t remember Anything, anything, anything When will you forget that you love me? When will you forget that you love me? When will you forget that you love me?
9.
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?
10.
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 I had in store 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 I had in store 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 I had in store 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
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 people’s 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.
02:40
Just a glass of wine with dinner Just a glass or two to relax Just a sip of wine to melt the stress away Oh- it’s so good for your health No, you can’t be an alcoholic If you know how to hold the glass If you can swirl the wine around In the glass and inside of your mouth No, you can’t have a drinkin’ problem If you look for the legs of the wine If you can smell the bouquet and aroma And know how to take your sweet time Just a glass of wine with dinner Just a glass or two to relax Just a sip of wine to melt the stress away Oh- it’s so good for your health No, you can’t be a booze abuser If you put your nose in the glass If you inhale the aroma so deeply And you can tell the difference No, you don’t need to join AA If you know the right words to use If you can taste the body and balance And smell oak, flowers, and fruit And you can’t be an alcoholic If you count the finish after you sip If you note the aftertaste And remember to do all of this Just a glass of wine with dinner Just a glass or two to relax Just a sip of wine to melt the stress away Oh- it’s so good for your health Just a glass
13.
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 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 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 With love Please love yourself With love Love yourself With love, with love
14.
We may have different philosophies But we share one binding belief In love, in love, music through love In love, in love, music through love We can learn a deeper love Creativity, sharing, warmth Expand our minds, open our hearts Accept each other for who we are We can be the peace we crave Make our world a loving place Embrace each other with open arms Love each other from the very start, yeah We can live our lives this way Feel the love absolve all the hate Find the truth in unity Spread our love eternally We may have different philosophies But we share one binding belief In love, in love, music through love In love, in love, music through love We can learn a deeper love Creativity, sharing, warmth Expand our minds, open our hearts Accept each other for who we are We can be the peace we crave Make our world a loving place Embrace each other with open arms Love each other from the very start, yeah We can live our lives this way Feel the love absolve all the hate Find the truth in unity Spread our love eternally We may have different philosophies But we share one binding belief In love, in love, music through love
15.
I don’t cry, I hold it all inside ‘Til I’m alone and I ball Unlike my dad, he’d get mad Take it out on us With his hand, sometimes with his fist Now they say that I’m too sensitive That I care too much how others feel They say that I should just be a man And I wish that I could But I’m haunted every day By the men who hold us back Lock us in this path Of dominance, war, hate And I see how it could be If they could just try To be sensitive. To be sensitive. I don’t cry, I drown my sorrows Every night at the bar Just like my dad, but I get sad Think about the past All I’d have done, all I never will Now they say that I’m too sensitive That I care too much how others feel They say that I should just be a man And I wish that I could But I’m haunted every day By the men who hold us back Lock us in this path Of dominance, war, hate And I see how it could be If they could just try To be sensitive. To be sensitive. I don’t cry, ‘cept every single night That I’m alone and lost by myself Just like my dad, he never could Escape his fucked up ways Until he was no more. Now they say that I’m too sensitive That I care too much how others feel They say that I should just be a man And I wish that I could But I’m haunted.
16.
Ooo… When I look up at the sky I can’t help but wonder, wonder When I look up at the sky I can’t help but wonder, wonder When I look up at the sky I can’t help but wonder, wonder Is there any hope left for us? Ooo… Used to be an idealistic hope-filled youth Something happened, happened Used to be an idealistic hope-filled youth Something happened, happened Used to be an idealistic hope-filled youth Something happened, happened And my eyes filled with clouds When I look down at the ground I can’t help but wonder, wonder When I look down at the ground I can’t help but wonder, wonder When I look down at the ground I can’t help but wonder, wonder What the fuck have we done? What the fuck have we done? Ooo… I never wanted to feel this way Defeated, hopeless, full of hate Pressure pounding in my head Pressure building on my chest Losing breath, losing sleep Losing what it means to me If I could only wake up! Ooo… When I look up at the sky I can’t help but wonder, wonder When I look up at the sky

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Genre-busting Tex-Mex guitar and ukulele fueled surfer pop rock produced by two musicians 4,500 miles apart with the Atlantic Ocean in between.

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released January 16, 2014

Lyrics and Melodies by Kara Square
Music by Piero Peluche and Kara Square
Produced, Arranged, and Mastered by Piero Peluche

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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.

Roses & Thorns [2020] with Piero Peluche
Ukulele Glue [2018] with ccMixter
Ukulele Duels [2015]
Square Meter [2014] with Piero Peluche
Love Songs for Everyone but Especially Uke [2013]
Mourning Time [2011] - Team Smile and Nod
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