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A spark – a glimmer flashes across the sky as three girls chase fireflies under a crabapple tree. Back then magic happened. A dry, five dollar bill is found in a snow storm. Secret letters appear under the wooden stairs. A young girl believes with her whole heart that she will be loved. And the seeds of these songs take root.

Many years later, while living in New York City and working with a whole host of interesting characters (JOE JACKSON, JEWEL, BRITNEY SPEARS, LADY GAGA, ROSEANNE CASH, BETTE MIDLER, ARIF MARDIN, ROB FUSARI, ENNIO MORRICONE, PHIL RAMON) the now-grown-up girl receives a note in a bottle. And it reads:

‘The spark & glimmer of the hummingbird. The song of the bird matters.
Repeat. The song of the bird matters’.

Spark! Songs are written and recorded. Stories of her life back in Canada. Long winters in a little white clapboard house. And hand to sky this is all she knows. So away we go.

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Lyrics

1963

if my tongue wasn’t tied 
you might be surprised by my words
and if my heart couldn’t hide
i would let you into my world

oh I’m too shy
and I’ve been told I’m high
if I think you’d try
to love me
like I could really love you

and in the end all that’s real
is whatever we are feeling
like in 1963
you give me something to believe in

oh I’m too shy
and I’ve been told I’m high
if I think you’d try
to love me
love me
like I could really love you

west 13th
on my knees
counting stars and scars

oh I’m too shy
and I’ve been told I’m high
if I think you’d try
to love me
love me
like I could really love 
I could really love you

you and me
living in the trees
counting stars and sparks

Me without you

close my eyes
picture everything
lightning strikes
when you least want it
am I lucky or unfortunate
in my hand a tiny spark
and your eyes they tell me everything
but someone else has got your heart

me without you
me without you
me without you
me without you

perfect storm 
I could blow it all
pirouette
the dive before the fall
and I want to be the girl you take
for crazy and for good
I’m a roller coaster ride away
from feeling things I never could

me without you
me without you
me without you
me without you

and I’m swallowed up in pride
a morning glory in the dark
and the rush and hum will rattle on
even though we said goodnight

me without you
me without you
me without you
me without you

TRY

you never knew me back then
third from the left with the crooked grin
happy not lucky
that’s what they said
in my thrift store beret
chasing the doubters away

I tried
tried
tried
tried 

skin full of cryptic tattoos 
so many things that I didn’t do
but glimmer and lightening
a late blooming flower
your note said song of the bird
matters so make sure you’re heard

and try
try
try
try

crosses and crystals
gurus and mystics
santo daime
my headful of love sick goodbyes
well, never mind

just try
try
try 
try

Song in G Major

there ain’t no good tomorrow
if my heart is broke in two
and the river that keeps rising
cannot carry me to you
there ain’t no good tomorrow
just what i got today

there ain’t no sweet redemption
until every stone is turned
and the pretty sky is broken wide
and my tears are finally heard
there ain’t no sweet redemption
no lesson to be learned

so let me stay right here
let the time keep running down
knock me out if i awake
before the spring has come around

there ain’t no new beginnings
until every leaf has fallen
and the yellow and the red
is the road that leads you home
there ain’t no new beginnings
’till you come back to me
and the words that I’ve been saving
unlocked and finally free

Give it up

heading north to thunder bay
far away from home
head still full of things you say
you’re all I’ve ever known
mother tell me how to love you
mother tell me how

and I’ll give it up - give it up
I’ll give it up to you

snowshoes lying in the trunk
I’ll need them now I know
cause everyone I’ve ever loved
is frozen in the snow
sister tell me how to love you
sister tell me how

and I’ll give it up - give it up
I’ll give it up to you

cut the timber down
light a match and burn the pieces
Jesus and his mother
and the mercy making keepers are gone
all gone

I’ve watched you stumble cross the room
tobacco and some beers
now all that’s left here in the gloom
is a bucket full of tears
father tell me how to love you
father tell me how

and I’ll give it up - give it up
I’ll give it up to you
I’ll give it up – give it up
I’ll give it up to you

I WILL FOLLOW

throw me a crumb
throw me a crumb
throw me a crumb
and I will follow you

tamp down the fire
tamp down the fire
tamp down the fire
and I will follow you

tell me you love me
and then leave me in the dark
give me a rose
make sure the thorns are good and sharp
and then take me to your house
but never let me in

throw me a crumb
throw me a crumb
throw me a crumb
and I will follow you

write me a song
but never sing it out loud
paint me a picture
of a dark and stormy cloud
and then kick me to the curb
and pick me up again

throw me a crumb
throw me a crumb
throw me a crumb
and I will follow you

tamp down the fire
tamp down the fire
tamp down the fire
and I will follow you
wreck my brand new car
and I will follow you
sell my best guitar
and I will follow you

The Prophet

so here’s the thing…

follow no one if you can 
and set your compass straight
this is what the prophets do
this is what they crave
perfume burning into sky
temple bells explode
and all who enter into grace 
bear witness to the love we hold

and I promise you’ll be looking back
a year from this day
I promise you will find the truth
of why you even came

and the stars will light the dark for you
the stars will light the dark
and the stars will light the dark for you
the stars will light the dark
as the prophet speaks your name

so marry your abandoned wish
hallucinate it real
scrap your skin on rock until
your body starts to feel
there’ll be days that howl and crash
and murder at your door
the stoned caress of loneliness
that leaves you wanting more and more

so lay it down and give it voice
until that storm has blown
cause even nomads need a place
a bed to call their own

and the stars will light the dark for you
the stars will light the dark
and the stars will light the dark for you
the stars will light the dark
as the prophet leads you home

may your purple soul be strong
and all your roads be glory bound
may your guarded heart be wrong
about what’s lost and what’s surely found

and the stars will light the dark for you
the stars will light the dark
and the stars will light the dark for you
the stars will light the dark

Ways of love

she got a beat up pair of combat boots
baby wings and tender roots
fifteen candles on her cake
lipgloss and a hello kitty keychain
she got big plans to make her mark
chase the fire – glimmer and spark
no more time for childish things
sparkly crowns and ten cent rings

and she’s off to learn the ways of love
broken hearts abound in the stars above
lovers wish – bitter tears
wiped away by the years
the ways of love
the ways of love

she keeps a secret tucked away
from this picture perfect day
her mama’s medicated and daddy drinks
she’ll save them both – or so she thinks

and she’s off to learn the ways of love
broken hearts abound in the stars above
lovers wish – bitter tears
wiped away by the years
the ways of love
the ways of love

gone too fast
gone too fast
years go by in a flash
hummingbird sings it’s song
and freaks like me sing along

and she’s off to learn the ways of love
broken hearts abound in the stars above
lovers wish – bitter tears
wiped away by the years
the ways of love
the ways of love
the ways of love

Francis

you on a rock in the sea
your hair in the wind so pretty
cryin’ in your blue dungarees – so young
dreams came real easy back then
you’d smile and the world would just spin
time was your very best friend back then
somewhere on the Isle of White
you kissed naiveté goodbye

and it’s one, two
here it comes again, again
three, four lock the door
one fine day
you’ll need some medication just to deal
with the ghost of innocence
Francis

he was a stranger to love
and you, with your hand like a dove
could break open his troubled heart so wide
silver bells and golden rings
promises of better things

and it’s one, two
here it comes again, again
three, four lock the door
one fine day
you’ll need some medication just to deal
with the ghost of innocence
Francis

dressing up like a pirate
you’re off on your own
looking for some lost treasure
beneath blood and bone
what you want is something your eyes can’t see
what you need is magical thinking

and it’s one, two
here it comes again, again
three, four lock the door
one fine day
you’ll need some medication just to deal
but you’re still innocent
Francis

I go with you

steady on into the night we go
it’s raining now but cold enough to snow
through the park round the reservoir
we’ll watch the boats if we get that far

and i will wait for a thousand years
if luck runs out I won’t disappear
and in the end the only thing that’s true
wherever you go
I go with you

chasing lights down the boulevard
taxi cabs or are they shooting stars
the sky is white snow flakes hit the ground
we’re almost home but we don’t slow down

and i will wait for a thousand years
if luck runs out I won’t disappear
and in the end the only thing that’s true
wherever you go
wherever you go
wherever you go
I go with you

call my name and i will run to where you are
up to jupiter and back is not that far
not that far

and i will wait for a thousand years
if luck runs out I won’t disappear
and in the end the only thing that’s true
wherever you go
wherever you go
wherever you go
I go with you

Crazy Brave

you, you walk alone
a man without a home
you take what you’re given
and try to love it all

the holes there in your heart
your shoes they fall apart
the storm don’t make you wonder
if you should find a port
find a port

and i will love you
crazy brave like a man on the moon
falling deep – if you’ve fallen too far
I will love you by heart

the life you thought you had
the gold was in your hand
but the sins of your father
keep pulling you under

so drink to fortify
your soul and when you die
the hymns will lift you higher
and comfort me your daughter
me your daughter

and i will love you
crazy brave like a man on the moon
falling deep – if you’ve fallen too far
I will love you by heart

and i will love you
crazy brave like a girl on the moon
falling deep – if you fall in the dark
I will love you by heart

Prayer for a new day

close your eyes and sleep
and I’ll throw petals at your feet
singing hallelujah – hallelujah

you did all you could do
some were lost but some broke through
singing hallelujah – hallelujah

send a spark up to
fallen star so you can find your way
mediation on
humble words wrapped in a song for you
the sky is filled with snow
one last wish before you go
singing hallelujah – hallelujah

burn a paper star
send it up to where you are
rest your soul upon
words of grace sung in a song for you

say a prayer for a new day
from the cradle to the grave
singing hallelujah – hallelujah
hallelujah – hallelujah

hi

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“Nikki Gregoroff writes musically intricate songs that fit her superb smooth vocal style…..her vocals are fine and soulful….”
– Backstage

“She has a vibrant vitality…..Nikki has a voice capable of a successful solo career”
– The New York Times

“Nikki Gregoroff is gifted enough to deserve a concert platform of her own”
– Time Magazine

“She has something special; she demonstrates the kind of vocal prowess and depth that make the listener want more and more……an important new singer who clearly deserves to be heard”
– New York Daily News

“….sensational vocalist, Nikki Gregoroff, possesses a soaring voice…..she stole the show- nearly blowing the roof off the amphitheater”
– Cashbox

“Nikki’s strong clean voice knocked ‘em dead in the aisles….”
– The Toronto Star

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