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Lyrics Reprinted by Permission.
©2012 The Heartsleeves™, All Rights Reserved

Birthday

The light that first soothed at the edge of your window,
graciously polite though mute in its glee
It crept in around you,
caressing your body,
the warmth that you felt then,
that was from me.

Happy Birthday..
Happy Birthday..
I wish I could say it personally..
Happy Birthday..
Happy Birthday..
I nod in great pleasure,
this day when we measure,
the years since the universe made you for me.

The scent of your body,
all humming and happy,
a sign that the universe was created with care
The soft subtle voice that vibrates through my body
We're signing and sharing
terrestrial air.

Happy Birthday..
Happy Birthday..
I'm filled with a grateful exorbitant glee ..
Happy Birthday..
Happy Birthday..

I nod in great pleasure,
this day when we measure,
the years since the universe made you for me.

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from Peripheral People, track released March 3, 2012
Composed & arranged by Jared Lucas Nathanson and Ben Margolis

Lyrics & Melody by Jared Lucas Nathanson

Ben Margolis - Saxophone
Jared Lucas Nathanson - Vocals
Helen Aki - Backing Vocals, Guitar
Ben Nicotera - Keyboard
Mark Podgurski - Drums
Wayne Flower - Bass

Recorded and mixed by Doug Batchelder at the Den studios in North Reading, MA
Produced by Doug Batchelder, Jared Lucas Nathanson and Ben Margolis.
Mastered by Jeff Lipton at Peerless Mastering, Boston, MA
Assistant Mastering Engineer: Maria Rice
©2012 The Heartsleeves™, All Rights Reserved

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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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