New Very Strange Songs

by Bless Your Heart

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1.
I never felt more lifeless in the summer until I put it out with one goodbye I see no future without the one I adore I’m still cryin’ and listenin’ to Björk I wish she’d hold my hand like it was clay again I wish she would put me on the old throwin’ wheel I gave her the lock, and then she closed the door... I can’t see those brown eyes on me again She won’t smile on me, she might not smile at all I left her to run and be free again, but freedom just left me with more room to fall I don’t know how to put myself together When she left, she took a piece that held it all there I was a whole person, but not anymore...
2.
Left my home some years ago, I was bored of love and ready to blow Hopped on a plane and I let you go Packed up my troubles said, “be back in a week,” That was ages ago, now I can’t sleep Promise that you’ll never weep for me Well I landed in Thebes and walked the footsteps of Zeus, I met a girl in Rhodes who would fill your shoes for a fee And drinkin’ with ‘Nysus is a real sweet time I’ve got a head full of nothin’ and a mouth full of wine Back in those days you never even crossed my mind But a god gets lonely and this may be old news, But the drink gets bitter and the lovers are one night only At the end of the day when I empty my shoes, I get the feeling the sand’s the only new thing to show you Strung out in the garden I met the whore of Babylon, Let’s just say her name is fittin’ and I’ll ramble on This time minus five years I was already too far gone But the land of milk and honey ain’t as sweet as it sounds I was stumblin’ in the desert, not an angel to be found Lookin’ every way but my head was stuck in the ground And I’ll warrant when David played his harp, And won over Johnny that he broke a woman’s heart Strummin’ a guitar I just feel… When I entered the temple they said to take off my shoes, So I handed ‘em over, now I’ve got nothin’ left to lose Well the pyramids at Giza have got their charm, Another wonder and I’m disarmed, But my company’s the dead And a sarcophagus well it ain’t no bed... Well I stood on the Sphinx and I thought of you, And as I surveyed my kingdom I just wanted something new, Something used
3.
I’m tired of dreamin’ of you I don’t even want it to come true, after all of the chances I gave you to reach out your hand I’m tired of seeing your face I just want to give you your space, but your voice in the back of my head’s makin’ castles from sand When I drift away in the static and wine, your shadow will creep its way out of the back of my mind. I’m tired of hearin’ you say, “I want to take you back again,” only to wake up and realize and pull out my hair I know it’s not you, it’s just me causin’ my own misery, caught up in dreams when I know that real life can’t compare Fifteen hours of work and I come home and crash Pieces of your love will rise up from the ash I’m tired of watchin’ the show I’m ready to let it all go, step out of your life and not think about what might’ve been But some night when I drift away, I hope that I’ll see you again I’ll lie to myself and then we’ll lie together again But when I wake up and we’re through, I’m tired of not bein’ tired of dreamin’ of you I don’t know what else to do I want to believe that I’m through...
4.
Sometimes I feel I will always be haunted By all the dreams I could not make real How can a “man” move forward undaunted from the one thing that could make ‘em feel I see you again and you’re laughin’ then I wake up next to somebody new Sometimes I feel I will always be haunted Haunted by you Lord, I believe there was no way to save us from the damned path we were goin’ down but if I die poor, or if I die famous I’ll think of you when I’m in the ground I’m tryin’ to grasp for a feelin’ but only one feelin’ will do... I was the rainbow that I saw reflected in you I need you to let go of my bones Could I lead a life of loneliness just to find you waiting at my gravestone A world that we just can’t let go of and feelin’s that just might be true...
5.
Coyote 04:27
Heard a little story ramblin’ through the south It came straight from the jaws of a coyote’s mouth And the way he barked it out was kinda roundabout, I’m not sure I caught the meaning but the word was out He said his grandfather had tracked the man-prey, And when the man come, you better run away Stories of fire and weapons like thunder There was no discretion where there was plunder (There’s nothin’ left to sunder) And the smoke from my fire drew a picture of fear I saw man versus man, what the wild things fear The meal on his breath could not match the smell, Of the bodies that rotted in that vision of hell Turned my back to the sun when morning came Chasin’ evenin’ for weeks, I forgot my name I stole from my fathers, I stole from their slaves ‘Til they exiled me to a Mojave grave (There’s only sand to save) And the smoke from my fire draws a picture of fear I see man versus man, what the wild things fear The beer on my breath cannot match the smell Of the hell I’m forgetting or a coyote’s yell Took 25 years but I’ve come of age And I’m old enough now to know the cold blue rage, Of cactus nights and scorpion peels And that old coyote still runnin’ at my heels (And what he got he steals) Couldn’t keep me in sand, so I’ll ride again, Find an oasis that don’t vanish when I kneel at its pond in the judgment dawn Then I’ll quit this sinnin’ I swear it on my gun (My story’s just begun) And the smoke from my fire draws a picture of fear I see man versus man, what the wild things fear The star in the west will lead me to hell Where i’ll rot with them bodies where the coyotes yell
6.
Never Again 06:40
I hit the highway searchin’ for that something used Thought it’d be where I left it, All I found was a house full of blues On my way out of town got a bottle and supper of truth And sang to Mr. Daniels the way I used to sing to you Never again will I hear your voice aimed in my direction Never again will I see the light of your affection So I’ll sing this real loud on the wire of a bad connection Hope you’ll hear it someday and know I wished you well Dreamt you were with me one night, maybe it was two You cried and I writhed, Couldn’t tell you whose hand held whose You said, “I understand it, but right now it’s just no use.” But we found forgiveness and right now that’s something I can use If I’m being honest, no I don’t want you My dreams are just promises I never made to you That makes it easy to follow through
7.
I got a woman, she writes all of my songs I got the night terrors, Lord I shake so strong If I’m doomed to dream and wake all through the night I hope to catch her hummin’ in the mornin’ moonlight I got a woman, she writes all of my songs I got a woman rentin’ a room in my head She quilt’ me a quilt to keep the dreams out of my bed I got a woman writes all of my songs She moved into my bed and it helps me along I got a woman rentin’ a room in my head I got domestic problems, how’d it get so wrong? I got a woman and we can’t get along She gives me night terrors, Lord I shake so strong And the sound of her hummin’ wakes me all night long I got domestic problems, how’d it get so wrong? I got a woman took her quilt and gone We had domestic problems, now I can’t get along I had a woman wrote all of my songs She kept my nights from gettin’ long Sweet Lord help me how I shake so strong I got the night terrors cause I done her wrong I got a woman took her quilt and gone I got a room nobody wants to rent The previous tennent’s been tellin’ how wrong things went But if you like to dream and wake all through the night And if you got the shakes and you can’t get right I got a room, you can stay all night
8.
I’m gettin’ out of here tomorrow I know that it’s the only way All other paths’ll lead to sorrow Now I gotta seize the day Couldn’t tell me what you want from me Couldn’t tell me what you need You and I must set each other free Tell me, what is happiness to you, just an easy script to read? When I tell you what I’m goin’ through, you give me no security
9.
So 04:09
So now we are two different people The ones who fell in love have torn and frayed The weight of knowledge bogs us down now The more we fight the more we waste away But that’s the way of love that wasn’t right The dreams we shared have drifted out of sight The twisted love we’ve fostered no longer passes light, So let me go. We stand before our matching gravestones, and if I take your hand we’re goin’ down But we still have a second chance now to go our separate ways without a sound
10.
The fireflies turned dim when August came to die The harvest was forgotten Dirty beauty cast aside Oh lady, won’t you know me, though you’re far from my side? I keep a sprig of rose moss in my pocket- Only green thing that hasn’t died So meet me in July when the rain stops Freeze with me when December comes Oh, thaw with me again in April Meet me in the river next July The sun caught fire in May but he never matched our heat Oh lady, when I’m lonesome, You’re the only soul I wanna meet So meet me in July before the leaves fall I’ll melt your eyes when winter comes I smell you on the breeze in April Don’t forget about July Meet me in the river next July

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released December 6, 2019

All music and lyrics by Bless Your Heart
(Blessed Hearts Club/Dead Sett (ASCAP))
Vigilance Deadname: acoustic guitar, lead and harmony vocals
sunn sett apple: electric guitar, lead and harmony vocals, bass VI, electric bass, tambourine
Mike Johnson: pedal steel guitar, bass VI, acoustic guitar, tambourine
Daniel Ryan: upright bass
Nick Marino: drums
Meredith Ann Byrd: harmony vocals
Jack Victor: percussion on “Coyote”

Produced by sunn sett apple
Engineered by Mike Johnson
Mastered for digital by Harris Newman, Grey Market Mastering
Mastered for cassette by Russ T. Nutz
Photography by Liz Trader Williams (@makemesomeart), and Ashley Ready with lighting design by Travis Hanson
Layout & design by Meredith Ann Byrd

Special thanks to John Kappas Hansen, Arianna, Kayla Zuskin, Zeb Camp, and the Orange Peel for crucial gear contributions, to Jack Victor and Esther Wright for helping us develop our sound in the early days, and to lena claire monroe.

This album is dedicated to the memories of Blake Brockington and Bobbo.
© 2019 Bless Your Heart. All Rights Reserved.

This project would not be possible without funding contributions provided by:

Cubby Altobelli
Deven Balsam
Mx. Battles
Mariah Beth
Lola Clairmont
Caveh Davari
Alex Dixon
Jenna Graham
Rebecca Hagan
Esaias Johnson
Kiki
lletellier
Ashely Lovecraft
Jeremiah Maitri
Rachel Midge
Dylan Mirales
Anita Narcisse
JW Nielsen
Andrew Scotchie
Joseph “Dirtbox” Slankard
Sunshine
Els Thijs
Amber White
Blake Willis
Autumn Wongchong

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Bless Your Heart Asheville, North Carolina

Vigilance and Sunn Sett take cues from classic country songwriting and immerse them in the textures of shoegaze and post-rock, using this palette to reconcile southern and queer identities.

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