Arc of Love

by Linda Marie Fischer

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Arc of Love captures loving moments from a life well-lived in all of its complexity. I sing about the thrill at the start of new love, the longing, the struggles, and finally the mutual respect, and commitment. This was my arc of love. But it's more than just my voice—it tells the story of many who have travelled the long path of love with their own unexpected twists and turns. We fellow travelers know stepping into love is not for the faint-hearted. I hope my songs speak to that great audience.

The songs range from tranquil and smooth to energetic rhythms. The music was influenced by pop, R&B, blues, and jazz. It was created for you to reflect on love gained, love lost, and to dance away the melancholy of time gone by.

I teamed with award-winning composer and musician Doug Oberhamer and co-lyricist Phil Fischer to create Arc of Love and we're delighted to share it with you.

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released October 12, 2018

Vocals: Linda Marie Fischer
Lyrics: Linda Marie Fischer and Phil Fischer
Composer: Doug Oberhamer

Music recorded and produced by Doug Oberhamer
Engineered, mixed, and mastered by Doug Oberhamer

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Linda Marie Fischer New York, New York

I'm inspired by the phoenix, ever born and re-born. I've come to know life requires resilience. Things happen but I've been told if you're still standing, there is hope. I believe love is a great motivator.

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Track Name: Blasted, Bombed, Being in Love
High in the castle,
of my imagination.
Far from the battle,
of lovers far below.

But I faced my doom,
with the rise of the moon.
Casting me into its
sharp silver light,
and my lover’s keen sight.

Each glance tore at my wall,
I ignored them all.
But the round moon
shown bright, into the night.

Your smile stunned me.
Bursting boulders,
opening doors all the while.
I walked down the mountain,
toward your open arms.

Blasted, bombed,
being in love,
an act that becomes a fact.
Now I’m bold, now I’m brave
with the freedom you gave.

Blasted, bombed,
being in love,
an act that becomes a fact.
Now I’m bold, now I’m brave
with the freedom you gave.

The moon grows yellow,
smiling on its success.
I’m finally freed,
from walls I’ll never need.

My lips tremble,
my heart races.
I am suspended in this place.
For love had been
gone so long,
yet here is where I belong.

Blasted, bombed,
being in love,
an act that becomes a fact.
Now I’m bold, now I’m brave
with the freedom you gave.

Blasted, bombed,
being in love,
an act that becomes a fact.

Now I’m bold, now I’m brave
with the freedom you gave.

Fate is the moon.
Fate makes me swoon.
Castles fall.
Love gives all.

Blasted, bombed,
being in love,
an act that becomes a fact.
Now I’m bold, now I’m brave
with the freedom you gave.

Blasted, bombed,
being in love,
an act that becomes a fact.
Now I’m bold, now I’m brave
with the freedom you gave.
Track Name: Racing to the Moon
Love is a flame
soaring to its star.
The heart is here,
there you are.
Never far
in the night.
A dream,
an act of the heart.
Distance does not
make us apart.

A heart soars to the moon,
a leap into a chasm.
The silence roars,
I stare at the star.
I will see you soon,
I am undone by this dream.

Passion melts me
and brings you to my side.
I look into your eyes.
They are stars holding me.
A moment of frozen time.

Passion dissolves in love.
In the silence of your arms.
The roar of our passion
I’m soaring in space.
Falling in time.

A heart soars to the moon,
a leap into a chasm.
The silence roars,
I stare at the star.
I will see you soon,
I am undone by this dream.

Love is the loudest silence,
the yearning past the tear.
We two are forged in the fire.
One flame,
one star
one fall
one Love.
ooh  
Track Name: Love in the Ages
Dreaming, just dreaming, dreaming again.
You came to me afraid, bewitched.
What is the love
you so wished?

Whispers, the whoosh of the wind in our minds.
Beyond moments, beyond time, beyond thought.
We were in the night.
Nothing hung between us.
Together in Rome under a breathtaking dome.

Dreaming, just dreaming, dreaming again.
You came to me afraid, bewitched.
What is the love
you so wished?

Romance among antiquities.
Ancient spirits breathe.
And lift the veil
of our separateness,
our hearts can’t resist
what they insist.
In the night we hear,
the dome speaks truth
from the old.
For hearts that are bold,
time has no hold.

Dreaming, just dreaming, dreaming again.
You came to me afraid, bewitched.
What is the love
you so wished?

We both stand to gain
and lose.
We think we have a choice to refuse.
Still the wind blows
the raptures of the ages.
And as we join our will is lost in time’s pages.

Dreaming, just dreaming, dreaming again.
You came to me afraid, bewitched.
What is the love
you so wished?

Dreaming, just dreaming, dreaming again.
You came to me afraid, bewitched.
What is the love
you so wished.
Track Name: Map of Ice
Roll the dice
on a map of ice.
Watch the numbers
tumble and slide,
I can no longer hide.

Melt me in your arms.
Shelter me from harms.
I bet on sunshine and life,
and I bet on love beyond
icy strife.

Feel the sharp peaks
and valleys,
these were the roads
and the alleys.
This is my map,
this is what life had in store,
I traveled the map,
now love me the more.

Roll the dice
on a map of ice.
Watch the numbers
tumble and slide,
I can no longer hide.

I gambled my life,
to leave the caves of ice.
I bet on you to score,
out of the land of ice,
through the door.

And here and now,
live with me.
Forever the gambles are over,
I too am free!

Roll the dice
on a map of ice.
Watch the numbers
tumble and slide,
I can no longer hide.

To hear your pain,
to cry like the rain.
To share your joy,
and enjoy
your spice of life
that did entice
me to roll the dice
on a map of ice
to land in your life.

Roll the dice
on a map of ice.
Watch the numbers
tumble and slide,
I can no longer hide.
Track Name: Blue in the Heart
Red in the mind,
blue in the heart.
Ashes smold’ring in a fire,
I’m missing you so dearly,
you are my desire.

It’s been a while,
it’s not our style,
too much time between us.

Red in the morning,
blue at night.
Busy doesn’t stop the heat,
burning until we meet,
for you, for you.

Red roses,
blue ribbons,
sparks and romance.
Sparks our romance,
sets off a blaze,
a fire.

It’s been a while,
it’s not our style,
too much time between us.

And time doesn’t stop
your head,
from wanting me,
you said.
Don’t be cool,
don’t be blue,
smolder red,
with my desire.

It’s been a while,
it’s not our style,
too much time between us.

It’s been a while,
it’s not our style,
too much time between us.

Like ashes searing time,
live this moment.
Feed the flame,
breathe the desire,
breathe.
Track Name: Trails In My Life
There was a time
in the mountains with
cold morning air.
There was running in the surf
in the sun’s hot glare this was nowhere.

Being alone
being brave
in the life of time’s slave.
Solitary in the morning
lon’ly at night.

Trails in my life.
Twists and turns.
No visions,
only life’s deadly fright.
Then our lon’ly hands fought for the light.

Drinking life’s venom.
Seeing the stranger’s
darting eyes
and hearing lies from friends,
a throbbing pulse of needs and a spinning life of air.

Time has passed,
now we know.
Our trails are where we
step together.
In the mountains and at sea,
cool air and hot breezes.

Trails in my life.
Twists and turns.
No visions,
only life’s deadly fright.
Then our lon’ly hands fought for the light.

Be a new person.
Come take my hand.
Slow me down.
Somehow you brought
me around.
But I’m not on my own,
all that is sown
is from the love I give
for if not you.

Trails in my life.
Twists and turns.
No visions,
only life’s deadly fright.
Then our lon’ly hands fought for the light.
Track Name: Locking Us Forever
I remember the heat.
Glistening bodies,
the thundering beat.
A Blistering moment,
we would always retrace.
Locking us forever,
in its embrace.

Not trusting the fire
in the heart.
We fought it from the start.
Into the night, into the day.
It bound us forever in its own way.

I remember the heat.
Glistening bodies,
the thundering beat.
A Blistering moment,
we would always retrace.
Locking us forever,
in its embrace.

We laughed pretending
not to hear.
That beat in our hearts,
that beat in our ears.
This way we stepped back.
But it smoldered
as we packed.

I remember the heat.
Glistening bodies,
the thundering beat.
A Blistering moment,
we would always retrace.
Locking us forever,
in its embrace.

We used time away to discover.
The real each other.
We didn’t know it yet,
our lives were complete.
In the searing night and the beat of its heat.

I remember the heat.
Glistening bodies,
the thundering beat.
A Blistering moment,
we would always retrace.
Locking us forever,
in its embrace.
Track Name: Slow, Slow, Quick, Quick!
On a dare,
I’ll take this dance.
Slow, slow, quick, quick,
magic and wit.
Now we glide across the floor.
Slow, slow, quick, quick,
I wanted more.

Feel the heat,
let the music beat.
On and on my hand repeats.
Surrender to your feet,
the thrill of it all.
It’s my ball,
I feel complete,
we were so lucky to meet.

On a dare,
I’ll take this dance.
Slow, slow, quick, quick,
magic and wit.
Now we glide across the floor.
Slow, slow, quick, quick,
I wanted more.

Now spin me in your arms,
carry me off with your charms.
Love suspends us in the air!
But it’s not just our affair,
the others could only stare,
as we whirled into a pair,
the sparks flew,
the night grew!

On a dare,
I’ll take this dance.
Slow, slow, quick, quick,
magic and wit.
Now we glide across the floor.
Slow, slow, quick, quick,
I wanted more.

Slow, slow, quick, quick.
Slow, slow, quick, quick.
Slow, slow, quick, quick,
I wanted more.

Slow, slow, quick, quick.
Slow, slow, quick, quick.
Slow, slow, quick, quick,
I wanted more.

Slow, slow, quick quick.
Slow, slow, quick, quick.
Slow, slow, quick, quick,
I wanted more.

Slow, slow, quick quick.
Slow, slow, quick, quick.
Slow, slow, quick, quick,
I wanted more.

On a dare,
I’ll take this dance.
Slow, slow, quick, quick,
magic and wit.
Now we glide across the floor.
Slow, slow, quick, quick,
I wanted more.

On a dare,
I’ll take this dance.
Slow, slow, quick, quick,
magic and wit.
Now we glide across the floor.
Slow, slow, quick, quick,
I wanted more.
Track Name: Little Words
You should know the beat
of a heart,
the touch of my hand,
the look in my eyes,
what I feel.

Little words need to be said,
there is so much beauty ahead.
Little words need to be said,
there is so much beauty ahead.

You are unmatched in the
experience you bring,
and I am here for you.
I hear your sweet song ooh.

Little words need to be said,
there is so much beauty ahead.
Little words need to be said,
there is so much beauty ahead.

With tenderness and
trepidation you share your life.
Privacy given mindfully,
a lifetime shared with trust.

Little words need to be said,
there is so much beauty ahead.
Little words need to be said,
there is so much beauty ahead.

Two lives to be one forever.
Streams merging into a great
river of love.
A river washes us with
happiness.
The search is over.

Little words need to be said,
there is so much beauty ahead.
Little words need to be said,
there is so much beauty ahead.
Track Name: Thinness of the Air
The wind has a pulse
in the dark.
Time has a rhythm
in my heart.
Little we knew the reasons
we were there.
Only the thinness of the air.

You wonder now,
the pebbles stacked high.
Wishes to find out why.
But the head surges past
the thought,
past our decisions,
beyond if we ought.
What will they say,
how do we find a way
on any day.
Good or bad my heart is true,
reaching for you.

The wind has a pulse
in the dark.
Time has a rhythm
in my heart.
Little we knew the reasons
we were there.
Only the thinness of the air.

And how far, out of sight.
Kisses of starlight.
There is space in our hearts, for a new start.
The night has colors,
imbuing the air.
The senses race
to be there.

The wind has a pulse
in the dark.
Time has a rhythm
in my heart.
Little we knew the reasons
we were there.
Only the thinness of the air.

Surges pass but love lifts
the latches,
past the alleys and the doors.
No never mores,
no never mores,
no never mores,
no never mores.
Track Name: Holiday Wishes
The mist is love’s flower
grown with morning’s dew.
Be good and kind to me
my happiness blooms in you.

Breathe deep our love
dear it is you that I adore.
This Christmas night dear
no gift could be more.

What I want for Christmas,
is a mist in a box.
Outside are wrappings,
inside are dreams.

The gift is a vapor
made of Christmas cheer.
The gift holds our future,
come here my dear.

Look now with me
into the hot fireplace,
each flame leaps separate
yet all shine as one
blazing lace.

Another Christmas is past
love’s gifts are stored
and finely wrapped.
In memories and mists
sealed with notes
sung with joy.

What I want for Christmas,
is a mist in a box.
Outside are wrappings,
inside are dreams.

The gift is a vapor
made of Christmas cheer.
The gift holds our future,
come here my dear.

Now, low burns
the fire of this holy night.
Teaching its lessons
and showing us right.

True to our honor,
and true in our speech,
holds us together
with love’s long reach.

What I want for Christmas,
is a mist in a box.
Outside are wrappings,
inside are dreams.

The gift is a vapor
made of Christmas cheer.
The gift holds our future,
come here my dear.

The gift holds our future,
come here my dear.