Inside Outside

by Karen Hunter

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This collection of songs was originally released in 2000 to document the songs I was playing around New Zealand a couple of great Ovation guitars I had the pleasure of playing for a few years. Inside is primarily a solo guitar/voice showcase.

Originally released as a double album 'Inside Outside', for this internet release I have included the songs I feel are the strongest from this period of my career. If there are other songs you think should be included here please let me know.

There is a cool live broadcast video of this lineup here : www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5TyugAHR9M

And also a video of a solo performance with the Ovation Legend 1777 here : www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5HwN90jnhc

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released January 1, 2000

Karen Hunter - guitar and vocals
Willie Seiffert - bass
Tim Faville - vocals and guitar
Derek Judge - vocals and bass
Scott - drums
Nannette Fortier - drums
Al Khan - guitar

Recorded live in Auckland and Dunedin in 1999/2000.

Other credits on the individual songs.

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Karen Hunter Auckland, New Zealand

Hunter de Luz (Karen Hunter) takes her audience on a sublime musical journey with evocative melodies that draw from a fusion of world music and rootsy grooves.

On her latest release Hunter loops her voice to create heart charged soundscapes, blending her many influences in an entertaining and original fashion.

Songwriting this good can not be faked. Ripitup
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Track Name: Ocean of Love
take me to the ocean of love
take me to the ocean of love

cause when you sit beside me,
well the sun does shine in the sky
if you go ....the pacific ocean couldn’t hold the tears I would cry
please don’t go

take me to the ocean of love

desire needs another if it wants to weep wail and moan
attention I need your attention won’t you please come home
come home immediately bring it to me
I need your loving wont you bring it to me

take me to the ocean of love

in the heart of the ocean there’s a paradise
you can find me there
if you’ll be my sailor in the ocean blue
I’ll be the siren calling to you

I’ll be calling to you .....take me to the ocean of love
Track Name: Milky Way
emily smiles through bloodshot eyes
says come play with me
i’m not supposed to notice
i’m not supposed to see ............. it’s unreal

smoke again and reminise
past lives of troubles and bliss
bright eyed girls running round the world...........all come home

all draw together
all write a line
all hold a candle to the milky way

this smile is wearing thin
youe eyes dancing all over him
you turn your back but your eyes see in..................things you left unspoken
boy asleep in the next room
maybe he’s listening
my voice drops lower still...............you win

all draw together
all write a line
all hold a candle to the milky way
ring ring a rosie
all fall down
for another day

I found my toungue on your neck last night
biting and licking and holding on tight
I found your sweet tasting lip................with my toungue tip

all draw together
all write a line
all hold a candle to the milky way
ring ring a rosie
all fall down
for another day

the song that you sung
the feeling in
the places we went to
the noise the din
keeping it quiet
holding it in until................I’m barely even moving air

all join together ......... all form a line
hold up our candles......... to the milky way
ring ring a rosie .........all fall down
for another day
Track Name: Money don't rule the World
money don’t rule the world
my love can not be bought or stolen
friendship can not be bought or stolen
joy cannot be bought at any price

the things I love are valuable
like the pure note from the beautiful throat of a woman who was born to sing
or like the rhythmic swing or the shuffling beat of a man with a song inside of him
but money don’t rule the world
money don’t rule the world

life is more than survival
will someone tell that to the government
will someone tell that to the industries
some one tell that to the power company
that money don’t rule the world
money don’t rule the world

the things I need are important yes
like a roof above and a meal a day
well you might take those things away
but you’ll not get my hope that way
and you’ll not get my love that way

what is the measure of life ?
is it in your wallet ?
do we live in spite of the earth or are we a part of it ?

my love can not be bought or stolen
friendship can not be bought or stolen
joy cannot be bought at any price

money don’t rule the world
money don’t rule the world
Track Name: Brainhum
this is my brain
i can feel it humming
close close closer
to the surface

closer to the surface
i can feel it humming

process

can’t see clearly
princess and the pea
stagnation
stuck and hazy
hazy and crazy
tired and sleepy
angry and grumpy

in, thru, out, thru

will it ever end
can’t remember the beginning
Track Name: Telephone
I am walking , talking, thinking, drinking, standing, pacing and listening
Trying not to wait for your call
It’s late, it’s night and I know the rate’s cheap, I should be asleep,
I probably shouldn’t be thinking about you at all
If life was different I wouldn’t be talking this way
But that’s not the case
What can I say?


Last time we spoke, kissed, touched, held hands in the rain
We promised each other no pain, no expectations,
no responsibilities
Our lips touched goodbye, neither party cried, just turned and
walked head high with maybe just a smile to celebrate
Cause wasn’t it great?
To make love all night on Tuesday
Play in the city on Wednesday
Go our own way on Thursday but oh


When Friday came
When Saturday came around
Came Sunday, Monday, Tuesday tell me now


What did I do with all those promises I made to myself?
I was going to keep that love all to myself
What is this emptiness inside of me
That’s trying to tell me if you called it would go away?


I ain’t gonna let it happen that I loose my feet my head and my heart for the
first thing that’s sweet, melts like honey in my mouth except better,
And I know I have a right to the pleasures of the flesh
but I owe it to myself to keep my head above the water, not to drown
There ain’t no such thing as drowning in love
You can only lose yourself in desire
One half of me is falling but the other half is standing tall
With the knowledge there is sweat and sour in the fire


You are welcome to call, phone, write, drop in, send a psychic message,
send a stand in, my heart is open, you know you turn me on
there’s no loss to you if I don’t call back I’ve made my share of calls
if you’re gonna ring back it’s up to you, there’s nothing more that I am going to do
I’m learning tonight to spend this love on myself
I looked at the phone but I picked up my guitar instead
Strength don’t come easy and I’ve got a lot to unlearn
But this is the best place to begin
Track Name: Loves Good Eye
Sometimes in the darkness
there’s a shape so open
so wide I can’t see round it
so deep I cant walk through it
I hear the song of the siren calling
calling through the wind
calling through the rain
the darkness is calling me home again

survival is like a tiger
ever watching ever at the ready
the hunter inside each of us
is looking out for number one
I don’t need to kill to be here
I don’t need to do anything
three dimensional undeniable
living soul

tonight I’m being alive
just here with me
the seasons are changing
with them changes everything

sometimes I look to love
like I look to a drug
where is the one who will make me feel good?
distract me ,placate me
love herself looks back through her one good eye
and whispers
here we are child the two of us hand in hand
dancing and in combat ,hand in hand
to live and one day to die

the silence beckons and the phone don’t ring
the door don’t knock and the wind don’t sing
tomorrow keeps her mouth shut showing me her empty pages
I hear the voices that fill the quiet
I see the shapes that fill the darkness
I hear the echoes in the smallest of spaces
I see you in my minds eye
Track Name: Shadows
Inner city traffic lights, A baby in her arms
She stands before me, Her eye (looks) right through me
Sets off an alarm
It was you, that baby had your face
Wide-eyed innocence, hungry to taste
All of life’s challenges

So you live in the babies at the traffic lights
You're getting smaller and smaller
Soon you're out of sight
Soon you might live in the kittens
Then you might live in mice
In the leaves in the petals in the particles of light

My heart remembers you
But my mind has long let go of wanting to
So hold your dreams and sing your songs
I can say thank you now that you're gone
Here is my freedom song

There are shadows, shadows of feelings
Like there are shadows in light
But here comes the sun
Shining bright
Track Name: Washing
I wandered along a lonely beach
My mind was in the sky
So rich and blue
White and shiny pictures
Heat breaks my mental image of you

A green and grey wall
Rises up 50 feet tall
Covered in slime
I can't scrape it off

Look to the left ( all alone )
Look to the right ( don't look now you're on your own )

Running through the sand with a knife in my hand
Grass like needles that cut my feet

If I say it out loud will it go away?

It's like thick red guilt, it feels so hard in my heart
It feels so hard in my heart

Washing it all away......
Track Name: Money don't rule the World (Kosovo Benefit CD)
money don’t rule the world
my love can not be bought or stolen
friendship can not be bought or stolen
joy cannot be bought at any price

the things I love are valuable
like the pure note from the beautiful throat of a woman who was born to sing
or like the rhythmic swing or the shuffling beat of a man with a song inside of him
but money don’t rule the world
money don’t rule the world

life is more than survival
will someone tell that to the government
will someone tell that to the industries
some one tell that to the power company
that money don’t rule the world
money don’t rule the world

the things I need are important yes
like a roof above and a meal a day
well you might take those things away
but you’ll not get my hope that way
and you’ll not get my love that way

what is the measure of life ?
is it in your wallet ?
do we live in spite of the earth or are we a part of it ?

my love can not be bought or stolen
friendship can not be bought or stolen
joy cannot be bought at any price

money don’t rule the world
money don’t rule the world