Dar Williams

Love took a long time, it followed me here

And it landed on light feet, and it whispered in my ear

Love spoke of my past as a valuable test

And smiled, and said she who loves last loves best

'Cause you know life is hard, but now you also know your mind,

So now you're going out to love, but on your own side this time

Where you still think of famine, and you still dig up train fare

And you won't mind the wrinkles, 'cause you know how they got there

In love but not at peace

In love but not at peace.

Once for me love was the boat inside of a bottle,

It felt like a gondola ride,

When you float with the nicknacks, and you don't hear a sound

Where the fish never lived, and you don't miss the ground

And the moon hangs above like a Valium pill

And I say I'll be fine, but I don't think that I will

But today I got work, and I like it that way

It's a case of a still life gone cin'ma verit'

In love but not at peace

In love but not at peace.

And I still need the beauty of words sung and spoken

And I live with the fear that my spirit will be broken

And that's the way I thought it would be

That's the way I always wanted it to be.

So I'll keep you wondering what time I'm arriving

And you'll drive me crazy with your backseat driving

And I'll talk in my sleep and you'll steal all the covers

We'll argue it out and we'll call ourselves lovers

And I'll stay in my body and you'll stay in your own

'Cause we know that we're born and we're dying alone.

So we turn out the light while the sirens are screaming

And we kiss for the waking, and then join the dreaming.

In love, but not at peace

In love, but not at peace.


American singer-songwriter Dar Williams lives at the intersection of pop and folk. She fuses many genres (blues, rock, jazz), resulting in a rather organic sound. She has been making music for over a decade.

Her studio album My Better Self finds Dar at an unequivocally brazen crossroads. Reflecting on American politics, the disillusionment and apathy of youth, and the female experience, Dar makes no apology for her outspoken beliefs.

Her 2008 album, entitled Promised Land. ... Read More