Dirt & Water

by The HeartSleeves

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Born in the glory and pageant of the noble working cities of Boise, Cleveland, Schenectady, Boston and Syracuse, "The HeartSleeves" is the voice of the no frills sincerity of real world American life.
We write our songs live, in bubbling cauldrons of sound. We hammer and refine them into a melancholy powder of sweet painful regret and sprinkle it on hearty country funk pop. It's part of your complete breakfast.

This album is a tribute to the first 2 years of the band. I will always remember The HeartSleeves version 1.0 as a wonderful experience creatively and I will always remember these four men fondly for being such a vital part of it, even though there was drama and no place to park.

But that's Boston; drama and no place to park.
-JLN

Excerpts from
MicControl Album Review: "Dirt and Water" by The Heartsleeves
June 30, 2009 by Jon

"I really seemed to enjoy The Heartsleeves brand of roots/ funk/ neo-soul. Similar to the sound produced when Keller Williams and The String Cheese Incident got together for Breathe, this music is a loose and heavily groove oriented."

"What really gives this album an enjoyable sound is the roots aspect of the music. There is a laid back feeling on Dirt and Water- the calypso inflused guitar, bouncy, funk bass lines, the backing horn accompaniments, the bright vocals that shine only even brighter when the harmonies are applied to the chorus lines. Understand though, that laid back doesn?t mean slow or boring, in fact there is a definite upbeat excitement that is heard through this music. "

"there is also the idea of a groove- the tightness, the chemistry and the way they can play of each other. This is where the group seems to shine."

"The sax is stellar- this sounds far and above any other instrument used in the group. There is always some interesting line that is being played, the dynamics are always spot on, and the solos are fantastic. And, as mentioned earlier, the vocals are extremely well done. They are bright, strong, and are used in interesting rhythmic ways, which at times almost gives the verses a certain rapped feel, as opposed to a sung feeling. It is this variation that keeps the music feeling fresh throughout the album."

miccontrol.com#/blog/2009/06/30/miccontrol-album-review-dirt-and-water-by-the-heartsleeves/

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released 18 May 2009

Vocals: Jared Lucas Nathanson
Guitar/Vocals/Backing Vocals/Piano: Joshua Lee Loomis
Saxophone: Joel Greenlee
Bass/Backing Vocals: Wayne Flower
Drums: Ariel "R E L" Rejman

Recorded by Doug at "The Den"
Mixed by Joshua Lee Loomis & Jared Lucas Nathanson
Mastered by Josh Loomis

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The Heartsleeves Boston, Massachusetts

Neo Eclectic, Soul Reflected, Sounds From Real Life!

Born in the glory and pageant of the noble working cities of Boise, Cleveland, Schenectady, Boston and Syracuse, "The Heartsleeves" is the voice of the no frills sincerity of real world American life.

We write our songs live, and refine them into a melancholy powder of sweet painful regret and sprinkle it on hearty soul pop.
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Track Name: Symptoms of Rebellion
Lyrics Reprinted by Permission.
©2009 The Heartsleeves™, All Rights Reserved

The Symptoms of Rebellion
By Jared Lucas Nathanson

So Many People SEEM like Rebels
But few of Them SEEM to be Rebelling
Did they All Buy into some Image
That Madison Avenue is Selling
An Artificial Archetype
That While based on the Idea of Rebellion
is Distilled into pure Fashion Sense
that's Deprived of Ethical Aggression

The Symptoms of Rebellion
Have been Co-oped and Corrupted
Co-oped and Corrupted
By the Society
And They'll Be no Altercation
Attempting to rescue Ideology
Apparently its not needed
At least not Aesthetically

They threw out Civility
and bought in on Blind Rationality
increasing their Selfish Impression
Of a Complex World That They Can't See

And the Mean or Average Intelligence
In this World of Such Technical Brilliance
Is sinking Us into Irrelevance
and Vestigial Obscurity

The World Keeps Getting Smaller and Smaller and Smaller
The Rich and The Powerful are in for a Treat
As it Keeps Getting Harder and Harder
Not to Shit where you Eat

Cuze We're All Wrapped up in Bits of Hypocrisy
We Threw out All Our Books of Philosophy
We think we live in a Democracy
It's an Aristocracy

What Passes Today for a Rebellious stand
Is a arm tattoo and an indoor tan

Folks are Judging Their Intellect
By How Many Different Wines They Can Recollect
Modern People have Made The Mistake
to Over Appreciate
Things Like Cigars, Coffee and Scotch
Which I like Quite Myself A Lot

The Symptoms of Rebellion
Have been Co-oped and Corrupted
Co-oped and Corrupted
By the Society
And They'll Be no Altercation
Attempting to rescue Ideology
Apparently it's not really needed

At least not Aesthetically
At least not Aesthetically
Apparently we're not really needed
At least not Aesthetically
Track Name: Learn To Live
Lyrics Reprinted by Permission.
©2010 The Heartsleeves™, All Rights Reserved

Learn To Live
By Jared Lucas Nathanson

You're important because..
because you have money
So important because..

Beacause you have money to spend
money to bend.

Bend the powers that be....
Write your name in the future..
The same powers that be...
With which I must contend
oooo...

You're important because..
because you have beauty
You have beauty because..

You're rich, lucky or young
at least that's how it's done.

And you're smiling because..
You're waiting for something
You're so smiley because...
You think that somehow you've won
You think there's something to come...

But you're gonna learn to live the real life...
Where expectations crush you down..
and Always suspect some limitations
Where limitations aren't found..
Notice the differences in real life
Between acquaintances and friends
Cuse if you don't
Might be too late
To make amends

You're important because..
because you have power
You have power because..

Because of something you've done..
Probably to someone..

And you're smiling because..
You think that you're getting something
you're so smiley because...
You think that somehow you've won
ooooo...

But you're gonna learn to live the real life...
In expectations you can drown..
Always suspect your limitations
Stand on imaginary ground..

Notice the differences in real life
Between lust, love, hate and fear..
You will mistake one for the other many times young one,
Before its clear..

You're important because..
because you have money
So important because..
Beacause you have money my friend
money to bend. (baahaaaend)

May reality's course....
Write your name in the future..
But reality's force...
There's no price you can spend..
oooo...

But you're gonna learn to live the real life...
Where satisfaction's hard to find..
and Always expect some limitations
Limitations of the mind...
Notice the differences in real life
Between achievement, power and greed
Look somewhere there
Deep in between
Find what you need

Learn live the real life...
Learn live the real life...
Learn live the real life...
Learn...

Learn live the real life...
Learn live the real life...
Learn live the real life...
Learn...

You're important because..
so important because..

important because..
They'll know your name!

so important because..
They'll treat you the same!

important because..
Watch what they'll do!

so important because..
They'll sign your name down on the List!
Track Name: Covert Vacations
Lyrics Reprinted by Permission.
©2010 The Heartsleeves™, All Rights Reserved

Covert Vacations
By Jared Lucas Nathanson

I just want your Sunday mornings free (x4)

You're the love of my life it's true
but I don't know where we can take this
I'm afraid what we got, may rot
if it sits on a shelf

There's a danger in moving too fast
and a danger in being too passive
and a difference between
going nowhere and taking things slow
that's massive

Do you confide in anyone?
What do you say about me?

Contemplating a life with you
where more exists between
than

Nights on the phone
whispering adoration
covert vacations
we each drive on our own
Nights on the phone
ignoring the complications
sweet covert vacations
but most weekends alone

I just want your Sunday mornings free (x2)

I'm the love of your life who knew?
but there's no place for us to have one
and I'm holding on tight
with no light, no promise, no goal

There's a danger in impulse, I know
and a danger in being too patient
and a difference between
making plans and just playing with dreams
that's blatant

I can't confide in anyone.
What does that say about me?

Contemplating a life with you
where more exists between
than

Nights on the phone
whispering adoration
covert vacations
where neither is known
Nights on the phone
ignoring the situation
sweet covert vacations but
most weekends alone

Where can we be?
Can we plot a path there?
Just you and me

I just want your Sunday mornings free (x8)
Track Name: Last Night
Lyrics Reprinted by Permission.
©2010 The Heartsleeves™, All Rights Reserved

Last Night
by -Jared Lucas Nathanson

We opened up the bottle
and poured it in the air
(da da daaaa, da da daaaa)
We let out things we said we wouldn't
things we pretended weren't there
(da da daaaa, da da daaaa)

and I imagine being inside you
and feel ever growing peace
and I can feel your breathing through the phone
release me back into the beast

I feel 16 years old
but I am 34 (da da daaaa, da da daaaa)
My heart is joyously escalating
while its spilling on the floor (da da daaaa, da da daaaa)

and I'm so sorry for people I have judged
I forgot the butterflies..
gripped down in and spinning myself
while temptation drives...

me to Last Night...Last Night...
Last Night...Last Night...

Last Night...Last Night...
Last Night...Last Night...

While I'm looking at the bottle
a mystery unrolls
(da da daaaa, da da daaaa)
How did such a small container
hold the contentment of my soul
(da da daaaa, da da daaaa)

and all my needs diminish into one
my priorities divide
I dream and feel you breathing next to me
while patience drives...

me from Last Night...Last Night...
Last Night...Last Night...

Last Night...Last Night...
Last Night...Last Night...

While I'm looking at the bottle
a mystery unrolls
(da da daaaa, da da daaaa)
How did such a small container
hold the contentment of my soul
(da da daaaa, da da daaaa)

and all my needs diminish into one
my priorities divide
I dream and feel you breathing next to me
while patience drives...

me from Last Night...Last Night...
Last Night...Last Night...

Last Night...Last Night...
Last Night...Last Night...

Last Night...
oh Last Night...
oh Last Night...
oo oo oooo

oh Last Night...
oh Last Night...
oh Last Night...
oh Last Night...
oo oo oo oo oooo
Track Name: Marlowe's Lament
Lyrics Reprinted by Permission.
©2010 The Heartsleeves™, All Rights Reserved

Marlowe's Lament
By Jared Lucas Nathanson

The kids got knocked out
after school last night
strange purple stained lips
they died of fright
candid bleak deductions
almond taste
but otherwise plain
Dour little Simon
whose blood remains unchanged

The mixed emotions that come between
the moral life and anything
The boarded doorway
who gave the right
who took away Tomorrow night

Creatures of fashion
they are the same
They take no comfort killing in your name

I don't care why
the channels above
I just care who's caught up in the undertow
I won't complain
about a sentence that's weak
I won't put the pressure on
until you go to speak

hear they all came to see
faces of community
to angry to comprehend
they feel from memory and play pretend...

but I won't change for..
but I won't change for..
but I won't change for..
but I won't change for..
but I won't change for..
but I won't change for..
Track Name: Dirt & Water
Lyrics Reprinted by Permission.
©2010 The Heartsleeves™, All Rights Reserved

Dirt and Water
by Jared Lucas Nathanson

She's got a thing about Dirt and Water,
Silent objects moving by downtown.

She's got it in her from her Mother,
the objects move but say "don't reply",

Sleep..... That's where I live
Sleep..... That's where I live

She's tempted to leave all her family,
And she don't know if she could live with the pain.

But if I showed up on that Friday,
Will I act as if, and then recoil?

She..... knows how I'll go,
Sleep..... it changes me though,
Sleep..... we're dangerously tired,
She..... but I can't live with the lies..

Start it UP,
Start it up the morning came,
the lives of all achievements,
they're passing through my brain
and now I see it ending,
It's driving me in matrix time....
the poor and the wild,
the prominence of tile,
and I can see much farther than she needs..

The pain of the decision,
has brokered me this moment of peace
I can see the policy change,
ah ah and ruin me.

It's sweet when I'm tired,
when we, we are tired,
I know a half love's the same,
black eyed, stubborn and vain

Hey, this couch is so cool
Hey, why must I do
all of it
all of it,
all of this?

The pain in all the rooms,
the car, complaining on the route,
The lying just, to ruin the view,
and never think of the path...

This path of soul, no no,
the lies have changed,
but all completely,
they act just the same

All the riches underground,
all completely dirt and water.
dirt and water
dirt and water
dirt and water

Sleep..... That's where I live
Track Name: Glory Pour Down
Lyrics Reprinted by Permission.
©2010 The Heartsleeves™, All Rights Reserved

Glory Pour down
By Jared Lucas Nathanson

Yes it's true I like a Scotch
But just wait and just watch
my behavior

And if the bottle makes you
do what you wouldn't do
if the bottle makes you waiver

then get the hell away from me
cause I can't be
your God-Damn Savior

I've already drove that boat aground
when I let Glory Pour down

Let me tell you a story
Her name was Glory
and she hurt me

Brought me right to the end
Just by playing pretend
we are worthy

we laid together one fall night
her silk dress felt so nice against her body

but she sure did like to drink
and I didn't care to think
When she poured down

Glory Pour it down
Glory Pour it down
Hey sweetheart,
what do you need
need to calm down
Glory Pour it down

Then one morning in bed
she suddenly said
"I will Hurt You."
But it wasn't a threat
It was said with regret
Like a virtue

Catatonic that night
she pulled tears from her eyes
while laughing

her laugh cracked when she was dry
Like a well muted cry,
Glory pour down!

Glory Pour it down
Glory Pour it down
Hey sweetheart,
what do you need
need to calm down
Glory Pour it down

We went on just this way
till we fell into may
and she got tested

Double negative my friend
Our guilt bonds would end
as we un-nested

But the true legacy
That she'd give to me
was still untested

She slept with my three best friends (x3)

They broke my heart

Glory Pour it down
Glory Pour it down
Hey sweetheart,
what do you need
need to calm down
Glory Pour it down

One more time!

Glory Pour it down
Glory Pour it down
Hey sweetheart,
what do you need
need to calm down
Glory Pour it down