Heart That's Pounding

by Sally Seltmann

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peter_of_perth_hills Gorgeously arranged, sweetly performed, with honest heartfelt lyrics, and both instantly accessible but rewarding on repeated listens. Sweet does not mean shallow - "Set Me Free" and "The Truth" are pretty and catchy, but reveal a depth and darkness inside. Arrangements in songs like "Book Song" are clever and complex, but work well. A wonderful listen. Favorite track: Set Me Free.
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1.
Harmony To My Heartbeat Dreams, they come and go this is one that I’ve had forever I know been crossing my fingers and always hoping for it to come true Waiting for the train I can see your face in the distance again got a little dream that’s become a friend and a reality And I’m running just as fast as I can to tell you the news we can do this together we can yeah me and you When you hold me I can see this is exactly where I wanna be you’re the harmony to my heartbeat baby Dreams, they come and go but I just kept doing what I loved even though all I ever wished for was out of breath running so slow I found the lock and the key now I can be everything I’ve wanted to be got a little dream that’s become a friend for the melody And I’m running just as fast as I can to tell you the news we can do this together we can yeah me and you When you hold me I can see this is exactly where I wanna be you’re the harmony to my heartbeat baby Harmony to my heartbeat baby Harmony to my heartbeat baby When you hold me I can see this is exactly where I wanna be you’re the harmony to my heartbeat baby
2.
Set Me Free 03:35
Set Me Free When I go out at night I can feel this beating inside it’s like I am holding a knife in my hand I’m hurting the man who told me that he loved me and that he’d understand Oh for the mood that brings in the springtime Oh for the food I’ll make you cause you’re mine you are a white dove I am the tight glove loosening with finger tips right up above Oh I know that this is love and I know that this should be enough but I’m a girl who needs to be alone sometimes so set me free When I go out at night I can see this image of you looking down from the sky there’s a glow in my heart a wonderful spark and nothing in the universe can tear us apart Oh I know that this is love… Set me free I know that you love me but this is all I ask of you I need some space from time to time so I can do the things I love to do Oohh… Oh I know that this is love and I know that this should be enough but I’m a girl who needs to be alone sometimes so set me free I’m a girl who needs to be alone sometimes so set me free
3.
On The Borderline Remember when you told me in the morning you said I was tough tougher than the average woman but I guess that is not tough enough cause when you left me on the weekend I was crumbling at the roots and the stem like a flower dying in the garden Now you’re gone I have to strengthen up my little heart find my own way light my own torch and sparkle my own spark when I wake up in the morning I feel very numb but I’m gonna get through I’m gonna tell myself every day Get yourself up, get yourself up get yourself out of bed this is a new day, this is a new day this is a new day today snapping your fingers, tapping your toes you are humming a tune, you know, you know this is a new day, this is a new day this is a new day today On the borderline from what is right to what is wrong there I am and there I try I try to carry on and when I’m standing on a mountain I feel brave and strong yeah I’m gonna get through with or without you Get yourself up, get yourself up get yourself out of bed this is a new day, this is a new day this is a new day today snapping your fingers, tapping your toes you are humming a tune, you know, you know this is a new day, this is a new day this is a new day today I’m gonna change, I’m gonna change I’m gonna change the way I see myself today I’m gonna change, I’m gonna change but there’s gotta be an easier way an easy way to start the day Get yourself up, get yourself up get yourself out of bed this is a new day, this is a new day this is a new day today snapping your fingers, tapping your toes you are humming a tune, you know, you know this is a new day, this is a new day this is a new day today Snapping you fingers, tapping your toes You are humming a tune, you know you know This is a new day This is a new day This is a new day today …
4.
Book Song 03:21
Book Song Is this me? I’ll say it to myself so you don’t think that I’m crazy this club is soulless and I think that I would rather be writing the pages of a book that you’ll read quietly inside your house all by yourself that’s where I want to be Rock ‘n’ roll I never aimed to own the stage or to sell my soul I’d rather write a book with characters whose lives unfold and bring you coffee in the morning when outside it’s cold while you read the first draft ‘Ah,’ you say, ‘this is gold!’ In a dream that’s where I am until I find the literary stream and then I’ll swim to save my life and write a book about your wife and how she sits inside her house all day and writes, and writes the pages bound the crowd applauding at the writer’s fair each person takes a copy home to bed and Holds it there
5.
Dream About Changing The magician is late I decide to fake my own tricks I’m lying in the back of a smashed up car with a drum and a guitar beside me The car radio is on what is this song I try to sing along but cannot keep up with the words I close my eyes and dream about changing I’m sailing a ship on a lake that never runs dry stopping and starting because I’m a little I’m a little bit shy Girl comes running with a book in her hand I open to the first page it says yes you can get over your shy inhibitions if you try to She says follow me down to the lake and take all your troubles and your worries and you shake, shake, shake them out into the deep blue water I’m sailing a ship on a lake… I’m a little bit shy… Surprise surprise you’re standing in a movie still the sun in your eyes I walk up to you and say can we talk about it yes you say you’d like to You whisper something in my ear it is a code or a message and it all becomes so clear I close my eyes and dream about changing I’m sailing a ship on a lake… I’m a little bit shy…
6.
Heart That’s Pounding Trouble inside I am not like all the other girls that you saw last night Loudon Wainwright said it before you can save my life if you give me more I had a shot at what I thought was the best day of my life now it’s gonna end yellow and blue the target was see-through fortune teller said ‘I told you’ I wanna see a heart that’s pounding I wanna hear a beat that’s sounding bigger than a leap that’s bounding I was lost but now you’ve found me There is a world to fix a tape to mix a mind to mend a soul to bend a start to end fish to feed some dough to knead a girl to be a boy to see lovey, lovey I wanna see a heart that’s pounding I wanna hear a beat that’s sounding bigger than a leap that’s bounding I was lost but now you’ve found me What’s the use in loving if you’re not loving like you think you’re gonna die if you don’t see your loved one without you for just ten days well I feel like I’m gonna die When I lie in bed at night I can feel my heart inside I can hear it in my head I can feel it in my fingertips there’s no way I can hide this desperation I wanna see a heart that’s pounding I wanna hear a beat that’s sounding bigger than a leap that’s bounding I was lost but now you’ve found me
7.
I Tossed A Coin I wear my heart on my sleeve I used to lose it on the breeze but this lucky charm it served me well I tossed a coin you broke the spell If it’s love that we’re talking about then I’m with you and it’s what’s here inside of this house beside the lovely view and I feel like I’m starting to change but I’m still here I can tell that you love me the same when you hold me in your arms I know I tend to disagree I am the fire and you’re the sea but I’m holding on, I’m holding tight I’m so in love with you tonight And if you knew just how much you mean to me, oh yeah we are two people drifting down stream without any cares and I feel like I’m starting to change but I’m still here I can tell that you love me the same when you hold me in your arms Shoo be do bup…
8.
Happy 03:15
Happy This morning out walking is when I decided I saw four black birds they were beside me And I refuse to choose between two things I love so dearly Today I had a feeling that I’ve never had before To know these words is to know the difference so safe and warm here why should I want more If I decide to go then it should be based on happiness Today I had a feeling that I’ve never had before I’ve got this feeling I want this feeling forever searching for what makes me happy I said I’d save you of course I mean that but I’ve found my place now I love these spaces It’s all inside my mind I know you’ll be there when I return Today I had a feeling that I’ve never had before I’ve got this feeling I want this feeling forever searching for what makes me happy I just wanna be Happy…
9.
The Truth 03:30
The Truth Sun is shining I’m not trying to be what you want me to be yes I’m lying cause I’m shy and I do not want you to see my thoughts because they’re tangled in a web yeah you heard what I said There’s music in the background and now rain falls on the roof I’m trying to be polite but I think I should give you The truth Sitting at the table staring at you while you stare at me making idol chit chat while the night moves on you know that it takes two of us to open up our hearts to understand the parts that seem so secretive that seem so distant and aloof I’m trying to be polite but I think I should give you The truth It always ends this way I always wanna say in an ideal world you’d tell me why you cannot sleep at night in an ideal world you’d come to me and you would hold me tight Friday night this dinner party seems to be going quite well if I just mind my business then I will look like a normal hostess but I just want to see inside your mind show yours and I’ll show mine There’s music in the background and now rain falls on the roof I’m trying to be polite but I think I should give you The truth
10.
Sentimental Seeker When I’m sad and lonely and hanging by a string the puppeteer who holds me teaches me to sing whispering beside me above a dark ocean casting out my fears like a poison potion Shadow over soldier I’m looking for a keeper I want a new adventure with a sentimental seeker Wooden hands, wooden feet I’ll never grow old sitting here inside the window waiting to be sold but when you came inside the store and held me in your arms I came to life, I fell in love you won me with your charms Shadow over soldier I think I’ve found a keeper I ‘m on a new adventure with a sentimental seeker Sentimental Seeker Sentimental Seeker Sentimental Seeker Sentimental Seeker It’s getting deeper and I’m out of my depth I’m losing my breath I’m losing my breath you’ve shown me something that I’ll never forget I’ll never regret the jewel of the Nile the diamond in the sky and the cherry in the pie Oh! things are getting better Sentimental Seeker Sentimental Seeker Sentimental Seeker Sentimental Seeker
11.
5 Stars 03:01
5 Stars When I was young I had an easy life a good sense of wrong and right I had a family home and a mother and father who cared But when I see such a loveless face falling from grace it breaks my heart and it makes me think that life isn’t fair da da da … Good night and good luck to you I’ll raise my glass to the concept of understanding who I am and how this can make a difference to the world so complex each boy each girl 5 stars for asking a question and walking away from it all When I saw the mug shots I found such a sad man killing with his right hand the same hand that held the child he had with a woman he never knew Our credit cards are maxed out to the top we start but never stop it is a sign of the times when the people collectively feel everything’s empty, nobody is satisfied just look up to the sky trust me there’s comfort in knowing the ceiling is endless and now everything you own means nothing to anyone so simple, the moon, the sun the process of learning that someone thinks differently to you da da da… Good night and good luck to you I’ll raise my glass to the concept of understanding who I am and how this can make a difference to the world so complex each boy each girl 5 stars for asking a question and walking away from it all
12.
Dark Blue Angel Today I saw a dark blue angel sitting high up on a swing she looked at me and said ‘I want you’ but I will never let her in A boy is on a ferris wheel his hands are held up in the air screaming ‘cause he’s happy and the dark blue angel is not there Good-bye dark blue angel I will never let you in Good-bye dark blue angel I will never let you in Kissing on a rainy day there’s raindrops on the roses and inside her heart she knows it yes the dark blue angel’s flying away Good-bye dark blue angel I will never let you in Good-bye dark blue angel I will never let you in Good-bye dark blue angel I will never let you in Good-bye dark blue angel I will never no I will never I will never let you in no I will never let you in again Good-bye dark blue angel I will never let you in…

credits

released May 14, 2020

All songs written by Sally Seltmann

except tracks 4 and 7, lyrics by Sally Seltmann and music by Sally Seltmann and Francois Tetaz (Rubber Music/Sony/ATV)

Produced by Francois Tetaz and Sally Seltmann
Mixed by Francois Tetaz
Mastered by Francois Tetaz at Moose Mastering
Recorded at Sing Sing Studios, Adelphia Studios and Santa Fe.

Sally Seltmann: Vocals, Piano, Wurlitzer, Jeanie organ, Rhodes piano, Juno Synth, Roland SH 1000, Roland RD700, Percussion, Farfisa organ, Acoustic guitar, Fender telecaster, Omnichord

Francois Tetaz: Juno synth, String arrangement on track 4, Vibraphone, Celeste, Flute jams, Clarinet and Bassoon arrangement on track 2, church organ, Rhodes, bass, and Ah programming on track 7. Cr78, Midi bass, Midi guitar and Synths on track 9, Clavinet and Templeblocks on track 10.
Mark Monnone: bass on tracks 1,2,5,9,10,11. Bum slapping on track 5.
Michael Iveson: drums on tracks 1,2,3,56,7,9, and 11.
Jessica Venables: Vocals on tracks 1,2,5,9,10. Cello on tracks 6 and 10.
Raquel Solier: Drums on track 10.
The Middle East and Dragging Pianos: Vocals on track 11.
Lara Meyerratken: Vocals on track 3
Tim Harvey: Guitar on tracks 2,5,6,7,9 and 11.
Cameron Bird, Kellie Sutherland, Gus Franklin and Tim Harvey: vocals on track 5.
Cameron Bird, Gus Franklin, Jens Lekman, Darren Seltmann, Tim Harvey, Ned Collette: vocals on track 12
Jennen Ngiau-Keng, Michelle Wood, Roger Wood and Merewyn Bramble: Strings on track 4.
Adrian Shaw: Trumpet on track 2.
Jordan Murray: Trombone on track 2.
The Wangarrata Cathedral Bells ring on track 6.
Leon Cranswick: Bubble Pipe and Gofer.

Artwork by Darren Seltmann
All photos by Rachael Cassells

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Sally Seltmann Sydney, Australia

Sally Seltmann is the Aria nominated, APRA and Screen Music Award winning singer / songwriter. Her albums include ‘Hey Daydreamer’ and ‘Heart That’s Pounding’.

Sally is the co-writer of the worldwide hit ‘1234’, performed by Feist.

Previously performing under the name New Buffalo, Sally is also a member of Seeker Lover Keeper.

Sally’s new single ‘Rise Up Song’ was released Oct 25th 2021.
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