Dirt & Water

by The HeartSleeves

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1.
Symptoms of Rebellion (free) 05:54
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
2.
Learn To Live (free) 07:17
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!
3.
Covert Vacations (free) 06:53
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)
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Last Night (free) 04:24
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
5.
Marlowe's Lament (free) 06:35
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..
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Dirt & Water (free) 07:24
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
7.
Ceramic Smile (free) 05:13
8.
Glory Pour Down (free) 06:21
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

about

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/

credits

released May 18, 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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