But for someone who comes from what she describes as "a broken home" with "no parental guidance," as it says in the press release that accompanies this disc, Stone doesn't sound particularly distraught. A track such as "City of Wrong," for example, vacillates between perky sax solos and moody vocals, neither of which really captures the song's theme of loneliness and inability to fit in. In the title track, Stone -- who possesses a beautiful voice -- oohs and ahhs her way through a song that comes off as a cloying prayer. She comes across as all warm and fuzzy in songs such as "Light My Way," "A Lullaby," and "Scattered." While writing about trying to make the most of difficult situations isn't necessarily a bad idea, in Stone's hands, this material simply sounds one-dimensionally sweet and sensitive.
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