Heart Shadows

by Dieselharp

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05:23
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04:04
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05:14
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05:06
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06:33

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released October 1, 2018

Written, performed, and produced by Dieselharp
Special thanks to Walker Sherman and Julian Anderson

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Track Name: Mt. Winter
I saw you on the mountain
But I didn't know you then
I hid myself inside it
Just in time for winter time

You're breaking the earth
You're splintering the bones in my feet
I choke on the words
To this day I would not know your face

My heart still burns

Should I wrap my cut, cut wrists
With your fancy, fancy words?
Is that your fire burning
Or lightning in the sky?
Track Name: Graven
Make love to the same old dead dream
Then lie in a bed of our own filth

Love is our only art
But our hearts have grown too dark

And underneath the graven images we made
The blood still is warm to the touch
Track Name: Truth
I loved you when I was young, when I was dumb
I knew you like I knew myself, without an effort
All heart and art I stumbled on into the future
It seems so tragic now, that it could have been the truth

I loved you when I was young, but now I’ve grown
Now I don’t even know how an eye could be a window
And no one knows and no one cares here on the outside
We’ll never have what we had then naive in truth

Am I all alone in the dark?
Or is truth within and without?
Track Name: Buried Alive
There is a graveyard at the center of my heart
The dust and ashes of an unforgotten year
When I was stripped to nothing but the weakness of my will
I lost it all, and I can feel it still

So many hurts had added up with time
And only emptiness inside
So I took my dreams and buried them alive
Not one got left behind

God is cruel, God is kind
God, a sexton and a comfort to the blind
He tends the graves and the path that I must walk
On the horizon there’s a figure in the dark
Track Name: Father Vampire
Although you’re falling down, I want to lift you up
Although you’re running out of time, you’re still running out of line

I’ll never know your broken heart, but if I see you right now,
Then you are lost and you are on your own
You wanted love, but not right now, not til the sun burns out
You’re nothing more than the black heart you own

Although you’re falling down, I want to lift you up
Although you’re running out of time, you’re still stepping out of line

And under dead and empty skies
Though birds be tearing out your eyes
No bloody knee will bend or break, I know
The darkness gathers even now

I’ll never know your broken heart, but if I see you right now,
Then you are lost and you are on your own
You’re looking out from the inside, still holding on to your lies
And you will scream them even as you burn
Track Name: The Pain
Wounded surgeon lays his bleeding hands
On everything that he would mend
Fever rising, darkness closing in
Body on the surgeon’s bed

Dying nurse provides no comforting
As the knife is going in
Chill ascending, pulse is quickening,
Killing cut of constant care

Dirty rotten rancid
Never can surrender
Oh purify this sickened heart or better yet just throw the thing away
I was made for pain

Pain is not a gun held to your head
It’s the price you pay to live
If we want the surgeon's healing art
We must go into the dark

Dirty rotten rancid
Never can surrender
Oh purify this sickened heart or better yet just start all over new
I will take the pain

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