Strangeheart Vol. 1

by Lyndon Heart

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released April 11, 2012

Lyrics by Salome Strangelove
Music by Lyndon Heart

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Lyndon Heart Seattle, Washington

I’ve collaborated and contributed to countless US recordings and shared stages with performers from Dan Seals to Shania Twain.

Currently, I work a day job, teach guitar, write songs, play live music with my Seattle-based band Tweety And The Tomcats, slip in for a few Second Life solo gigs every week, and sneak into a local open mic here and there.
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Track Name: We Are the Ones Who Read As Children
We are the ones who read as children
We know why the caged bird sings
We know the ruby shoes are silver
We know four hobbits bore the ring

We are the ones who read as children
We know Carroll’s portmanteaus
We know nightingales restore good health
We know where the red fern grows

We are the ones who read as children
We know Charlotte is the clever one
We know bunnies whisper “Goodnight Moon”
We know wax wings should fear the sun

We are the ones who read as children
We know which stars to wish upon
We know Karana is a secret name
We know why Charlie mourns for Algernon

We are the ones who read as children
We know that velveteen is real
We know Mrs. Frisby saves the Rats of NIMH
We know how the silkworm feels

We are the ones who read as children
We are abstract and transcendental
We hide the things that you would steal
We are the angst in existential

We are the ones who read as children
Beneath bridges and bell jars
We are the ones who read as children
And all these worlds are ours
Track Name: The Dangerous
I like to drive fast with the windows down and the radio insane
But I hate seatbelts
I like the ocean when it’s angry from the lightning and the rain
But I hate dry spells
And I like steppin’ out on branches that stretch out way too far
I like how rocky mountain moonshine dances in a mason jar
And I like asking all the questions that’ll walk you to the edge
I like to hurt the things I love and set them free
Oh that’s the dangerous in me

I like a long shot on a wet track and double zero in roulette
But I hate losing
I like the temper of a redhead and the sass of a brunette
But I hate choosing
And I like dying on the hills where no one ever thinks to fight
I like to double down my wrongs and pretend it makes them right
And I like pointing out the flaws in everything that you believe
I like to see what I can twist to what degree
Oh that’s the dangerous in me

Sometimes it’ll leave you lonely; sometimes it’ll drive you mad
Why are the harder things to get always the best there is to have
Well, I don’t make the rules
And that’s a good thing

I like to lay out on the tracks and feel the tremble of the train
But I hate the stink of diesel
I like to get lost on the backroads that lead to towns I’ve never been
But I hate waking up in motels
And I’d like to bury all the things that lead me to regret
All the times and all the places I’m still trying to forget
I like to come home late sometimes just so I can watch you sleep
But how I hate the way you make me face the truth
Oh that’s the dangerous of you
Track Name: Never the Same Girl Twice
She’s the arc of my descent – the light my darkness fears
The bread crumbs I follow home – the youth in all my years
She’s a beacon through my hazy days – the warmest port of call
The encore to my refrain – the bounce that breaks the fall
She’s the first thought on my waking mind – the last before I sleep
The fine print, and the bottom line, and the look before I leap
She’s the seed of inspiration and a steal at any price
And she is never never never never never the same girl twice

She is the truth that’s hard to hear – the mirror and the mask
The method of my madness – the questions I’m afraid to ask
She is both sides to every story – a bedeviled advocate
The line that blurs the boundaries – a shadow and a silhouette
She is the virtue in my vices – the pleasure in my pain
The dawn break, and the twilight, and the secretes in the rain
She’s the fire of temptation in an age obsessed with ice
And she is never never never never never the same girl twice

She struggles with the trust
Faith just isn’t in her cards
Love has not been easy on her
Some lessons have been hard
But I am sure and I am steady
And I’m not letting go
I know who she is
Even when she doesn’t know

She is a law turned criminal – a diamond in the rough
The hideout in plain sight – the bet that can’t be bluffed
She’s laughter through my tears – the levee that bears the storms
The rule that goes unwritten – the ace that’s true to form
She’s the splendor in the every day – the X that marks the treasure
The cadence, and the rhythm, and the beat in every measure
She’s no limit poker in a world that’s throwin’ dice
And she is never never never never never the same girl twice

A subtle pinch of sugar hiding in the spice
A little bit of naughty trying to play nice
Call her anything you like, I’ll just call her mine
‘Cause she is never never never never never the same girl twice
Track Name: Frenzy
I’m wakin’ up nights from a dead sleep
Feelin’ you all over me
Skin on skin
I’m losin’ my mind under your sheets
Chasin’ everything you’ve set free
In a tailspin

What’s in me is a frenzy
Feed me; I’m starving for you
What’s in me is a fever
Inject me; I’m on fire for you

I’m drivin’ dark roads with the brakes out
Following the chemistry
Of original sin
I’m walkin’ uphill over broken glass
Buzzin’ like a worker bee
Hummin’ like a violin

What’s in me is a frenzy
Feed me; I’m starving for you
What’s in me is a fever
Inject me; I’m on fire for you

Water water everywhere
And not a drop to drink
This is it girl
Just a sip girl
Take me to the brink

‘Cause what’s in me is a frenzy
Feed me; I’m starving for you
What’s in me is a fever
Inject me; I’m on fire for you

I’m waking up nights from a dead sleep
Feeling you all over me
Skin on skin
Track Name: The Other Ones
I don’t mean to be mysterious
Forgive me the intrigue
All this cloak and dagger
Is a bit out of my league
But won’t you please just hear me out
Before you cut and run
This is hard to say out loud
But, I’m the other woman’s other one

It’s all there in your blank stare
The shimmer and the shine
You held a heart within those eyes
Like I held hers in mine
Sure they both say they’ll end it
But it’s clear they’ve just begun
Take my hand if you need it
I’m the other woman’s other one

I’m not sure if you’ve thought of me
The way I’ve thought of you
In the witching hours of those nights
When you’re left lonesome too
We’ve both cried to the same moon
As it died into the sun
Strangers on the same train
I’m the other woman’s other one

When you’re alone, you’re not alone

I don’t mean to stir the pot
Not here to make you cry
I just had to see your face
And look you in the eye
I’m not sure what I hoped to find
There is no smoking gun
Thought you might need to know
You’re not the only other one

No, I’m not planning any changes
I’m glad you feel the same
With the cards we’re holding
It’s just a losing game
There’s too much on the table
To see it all undone
We may be down but we’re not out
We’re just the other players other ones

When you’re alone, you’re not alone

Here’s my number, call me anytime
I’m the other one
You’re just like me
The other one
We’re the other ones
Track Name: <3 (Less Than Three)
Less than three she types to me
From some Starbucks in Savannah
A thousand miles away and
Yet so very close inside
I type back it looks like rain
And she plays Pollyanna
Warmin’ up the world around me
She helps me take it all in stride

A dozen times a day
I mail her postcards in my mind
For a man who’s been so careful
I just can’t stop flyin’ blind
I question everything
But that just leaves me wanting more
If it’s a sickness
I ain’t looking for a cure

I know you think I’m crazy
Saying this is meant to be
Well, all that I can tell you
Is that she is my less than three

Sure I could play the cynic
Could throw it down the track
You think I’m flirtin’ with the third rail
Got a monkey on my back
But you have never heard the way
She laughs when she’s afraid
It’s like a vesper
Some sweet southern serenade

And I know you think I’m crazy
Saying this is meant to be
Well, all that I can tell you
Is that she is my less than three

Technology and time
Give about the same they steal
If it’s not right beside us
Does that mean it isn’t real
I may not have the answers
But I sure know the way I feel

And I know you think I’m crazy
Saying this is meant to be
When all that I can tell you
Is that she is my less than three
Track Name: Hey Sunflower
Hey Sunflower — yeah, I’m talking to you
It’s so good to see you up again
Must be Spring or near enough to draw you out
Me? You know I can’t complain
Sometimes I do anyway
Mostly, though, the things I’ve lost I’m better off without
And I swear it’s getting warmer
From the outside in
So won’t you lean here on my front porch step?
And tell me where you’ve been

Tell me who tried to hold you back
Tell me who tried to keep you down
Tell me about hotel rooms in sleepy little towns
Tell me who tried to break your heart
Tell me who tried to blow your mind
Tell me how the bright lights almost left you blind
Tell me about the clear skies
Tell me about the haze
Then tell me, tell me, tell me Sunflower
Tell me are you gonna stay?

Hey Sunflower — yeah I’m lookin’ at you
While you’re skippin’ down that secret mile
The one paved in arabesque that turns so wild
Me? You know I’d tag along
Damn near anywhere you’d want to stray
Mostly, though, I just stand back and watch you strut your style
And I swear it’s getting warmer
If you’ll just give it time
So won’t you slip up on my front porch step?
I’ll make it worth the climb

Tell me who tried to hold you back
Tell me who tried to keep you down
Tell me about hotel rooms in sleepy little towns
Tell me who tried to break your heart
Tell me who tried to blow your mind
Tell me how the bright lights almost left you blind
Tell me about the black and white
Tell me about the gray
Then tell me, tell me, tell me Sunflower
Tell me are you gonna stay?

Oh I have listened close and I know that you need
To float along the free wind like a dandelion seed
There are those’ll try to hold you back
There are those’ll try to keep your down
But they don’t know you, Sunflower
They don’t understand your power
They ain’t me, Sunflower
They ain’t me

Tell me who tried to hold you back
Tell me who tried to keep you down
Tell me about hotel rooms in sleepy little towns
Tell me who tried to break your heart
Tell me who tried to blow your mind
Tell me how the bright lights almost left you blind
Tell me about the blue skies
Tell me about the gray
Then tell me, tell me, tell me Sunflower
Tell me are you gonna stay?
This time are you gonna stay?
Track Name: Make Up My Mind
Ninety-nine degrees and nothing but sun
There’s never a rainy day around when you need one
I drove all the way to work just to drive back home
Call in sick and sleep ’til dusk
And you ain’t made a damn thing easy
Since you ran that light on 41st and Q
That cab and chassis ‘ve never been the same, girl
And it’s clear you’ve made a wreck of this man, too

We’re both too old for slinging ultimatums
Like life handed us a choice
You got those bedroom eyes and those legs that stretch to Sunday
All I’ve got’s a guitar and what passes for a voice

So pour me something dark and strong
And I will drink it ’til I’m half-past blind
Then maybe I’ll forget why I came in here
We’ll go home and you can make up my mind

Slammin’ back a shot of Thursday comin’ on slow
Chasin’ off that ol’ Friday night quid-pro-quo
Sure, I can sit here and take it like I ain’t been took
Just keep payin’ on that tab I never owed
And I ain’t had one single moment’s peace
Since you spent a night that’s gone on three years long
You’ve busted bits of me’ll never fit the way they came
But sometimes a man can only be so strong

We’re both too old for just spinning out the wheels
Like life's handed us the keys
You've got those clever lies and lips that sell them sweetly
All I’ve got’s this barroom and its suicide squeeze

So pour me something dark and strong
And I will drink it ’til I’m half-past blind
Then maybe I’ll forget why I came in here
We’ll go home and you can make up my mind

And even though I sit here most nights
Blamin’ the weather and the throttle
The truth is you’re my poison
And the only antidote can save me
Is that worm here dancin’ in my bottle

So pour me something dark and strong
And I will drink it ’til I’m half-past blind
Then maybe I’ll forget why I came in here
We’ll go home and you can make up my mind
Track Name: Black & Blue
Walking toward the thunder down the wrong side of the highway
It occurs to me; I never handed you the keys
Soaking to the sinews before a locked screen door
It occurs to me; I have never been more me

Some men have to charm the cobra
Some men just like the way she sways

You are the slap on my sunburn
The purple of my bruise
The bite across my bottom lip
The ink in my tattoos
I never asked you to go easy
You got damage left to do
So hurt me, hurt me, hurt me, hurt me, love me
It’s all the same from you

Standing in the shower on the wrong side of a Monday
It occurs to me; most of life is spent on lonely
Looking at your shadow on the crumbling red wall
It occurs to me; it’s not the hunt that makes us hungry

Some men have to charm the cobra
Some men just like the way she sways

You are the slap on my sunburn
The purple of my bruise
The bite across my bottom lip
The ink in my tattoos
I never asked you to go easy
You got damage left to do
So hurt me, hurt me, hurt me, hurt me, love me
It’s all the same from you

Take a swing and do your thing
Break your toys and make them cry
There are mean things in this world
There are wounds you can’t disguise
I never asked you to go easy
Never asked you to go easy
Never want you to go easy

Some of us have to charm the cobra
Some of us just like the way she sways

You are the slap on my sunburn
The purple of my bruise
The bite across my bottom lip
The ink in my tattoos
I never asked you to go easy
You got damage left to do
So hurt me hurt me hurt me hurt me love me
It’s all the same
Hurt me hurt me hurt me hurt me love me
It’s all the same
Hurt me hurt me hurt me hurt me love me
It’s all the same from you
Track Name: Give It
I can feel you holding back
And that ain’t who you are
Sittin’ quiet in the corner
Of this weekday weary bar
There’s a fire dancing in your eyes
Burning to get free
So come out of that shadow
And give it up to me

Give it on up. Give it out loud
Might as well scream
If you’re gonna make a sound
Give it in. Give it over
Ain’t nobody keepin’ score
Just give, give, give me all you got
‘Till you got no more

Any tiger in the grass knows
With silence comes the power
To calculate around the prey
Attack, control, devour
They say the female of the species
Is more deadly than the male
But, I’ve been watching you,
And I’m hot on your trail

Give it on up. Give it out loud
Might as well scream
If you’re gonna make a sound
Give it in. Give it over
Ain’t nobody keepin’ score
Just give, give, give me all you got
‘Till you got no more

Life is not held in teaspoons,
No, life is salt to taste
I’m closing in on your trail,
I’ve fallen for the bait
I’m all done playing careful,
I’m not gonna be discrete
So pour on all your fire, baby
And I’ll rub in the heat!

Give it on up. Give it out loud
Might as well scream
If you’re gonna make a sound
Give it in. Give it over
Ain’t nobody keepin’ score
Just give, give, give me all you got
‘Till you got no more
Track Name: The Moon & Memory
The kids below my window are rehearsing how to swear
Like they invented it
I can hear the girls all askin’ if the boys wanna truth or dare
Like they just thought of it
But I can’t hear a damn thing in the other room
Where you should be
Where you won’t be
And I know I should just get up and have a look; end all this suspense,
But I simply can’t imagine what the world will look like colored by your absence

My phone’s been dancing on the dresser all morning-afternoon
Like it’s been trying to escape
Every buzz claims there’s another text, every voicemail plays a tune
Like there’s something anyone could say
And I could scroll down every name and hope
For yours to be
Where it won’t be
To stay here without you, girl, demands a silence I cannot sustain
So I pack a bag and drive away beneath the language of the rain

I drive on
To The Moon and the memory of you and me
Chasin’ down the wind
Where it tangled us within the dream lovers all begin
Promising, pretending
That time wasn’t wasted while I held you
All that infinity ran through our hands
Like water
While The Moon lost its memory

Outside my empty room there’s a broken bottle on the curb
It shines like anger
I make an ice run hang out do not disturb
And down my liquor
Eventually I’ll find a place to go
And call it home
But it won’t be home
Oh, I’ve chased it all around my head until it hurts to contemplate tomorrow
I could pull up by the bootstraps, but I guess I’m more committed to the sorrow

It takes me back
To The Moon and the memory of you and me
Chasin’ down the wind
Where it tangled us within the dream lovers all begin
Promising, pretending
That time wasn’t wasted while I held you
All that infinity ran through our hands
Like water
While The Moon lost its memory

Before I lost you
And The moon lost its memory
Track Name: Wrong Remedies
I’ve seen this lightning behind the clouds before
You shouldn’t be here when the storm strikes ground
And I know trouble when it’s brewin’ right in front of me
It won’t be pretty

These winds are strong
They’ve had time to churn
In waters all gone wrong
I tried to change, but it’s been too long

Sleepwalk side effects and insecurities
Are no match for this beautiful disease
It survives all the wrong remedies
Dose after dose
Because it breathes in me
It needs in me
Something to burn
Something to hurt
That’s just how passion works

Slam the shutters and pack up all the glass
Pretend the darkness is just something that’ll pass
I know you’ve got to feel like you’ve tried
But it’s not that cut and dry

This rage is wide
It’s had time to choke
On its own pride
I tried to hold it in, or did I

Sleepwalk side effects and insecurities
Are no match for this beautiful disease
It survives all the wrong remedies
Dose after dose
Because it breathes in me
It needs in me
Something to burn
Something to hurt
That’s just how passion works

I know you want to help
But we both know
This life hasn’t been mine in a long time
It’s just a broken place
That I’ve embraced
So close the door and take your bag of tricks
I am not yours to fix

Sleepwalk side effects and insecurities
Cannot match this beautiful disease
It survives the wrong remedies
Dose after dose
It breathes in me
It needs in me

I’ve seen the lightning behind the clouds before
You’s best not be here when it strikes ground

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