Lights Out

by Heathen Sway

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1.
Ashes 02:37
Everything blows up in my face Everything burns to a bitter waste Everyone leaves but fails to say What it means to feel this way If I was young enough not to know My ashes from my bones I start again If I could hold it all in place Not feel it leave such a bitter taste If I was blind enough not to see What her love had done to me If I was young enough not to know My fingers from my toes I start again Ooh, it's better than being alone she said Ooh, it's better than being alone she said Everything forms a dusty line Runs its way down along my spine Everyone holds a breath in place Till the time comes to embrace Everything new from the ashes burned Still I don't think I have learned To start again Ooh, it's better than being alone she said Ooh, it's better than being alone she said Ooh, it's better than being alone she said
2.
Watch your light fade away Or is it just for today She gave you reason to be true You went and threw it all away Have you gone insane Or is it too much of a good thing let you down Now throw your hands up and cry You'll try and leave before the tear stains dry And your favourite skin won't let you go Your favourite skin won't let you Watch your skies turn to grey Or just clouds in the way Of seeing every reason to be true Between the lies that remain Have you lost your way Or is it all the things you never got to say Now throw your head back and try To get on up leave before the love runs dry And your favourite skin won't let you go Your favourite skin won't let you Oh no Now throw your hands up and cry You'll try and leave before the tear stains dry And your favourite skin won't let you go Your favourite skin won't let you
3.
You've got something to say so Spill it out before you go You don't want me to stay though You still want me to stay close I'm feeling my upsides down and my insides out My confidence worn through its skin And my heart like a truck You're now trying to wear so thin And my heart like a truck You're now trying to wear so thin You got things on your plate so Spit out what your tongue grows Throw out what you don't need All the pain that lies breed I'm feeling my belly start to spew on up The lies you're now forcing in And my heart like a truck You're still trying to wear so thin And my heart like a truck You're still trying to wear so thin I've got feelings that swell 'round To grow heavy on my frown You've got something to say so Spill it out before I go I'm feeling my head lopsided tilt towards The girl I've been trying to pretend Wears my heart on her sleeve Until it's a truck again Wears my heart on her sleeve Until it's a truck again I'm feeling my upsides down and my insides out My confidence worn through its skin And my heart like a truck You're now trying to wear so thin And my heart like a truck You're now trying to wear so thin And my heart like a truck You're now trying to wear so thin
4.
Wear It Thin 03:41
Notice me, don't notice me Make up your mind 'cause it's not like me to let it go To let it go Loving me or leaving me You better decide what it is you feel Then let me know, let me know I'm hanging like a worn out thread From off your dress My heart is a mess and so is my head I'm feeling like I just can't win You wore me out to wear me in You wear it so thin You wear it so thin Bother me, don't bother me If you can't decide then set me free and let it go Come on and let it go Fuck with me, don't fuck with me You'd better decide what it is you feel Then let me know, you got to let me know 'Cause I'm hanging like a worn out thread From off your dress My heart is a mess and so is my head I'm feeling like I just can't win You wore me out to wear me in You wear it so thin You wear it so thin
5.
Lazy Chorus 02:30
Come on by and dust me off I don't want to go it alone Hand me sellotape to stick my feelings to the bone Sing me a tune I won't forget real soon Bring me a song to stick to the back of my throat Do do do do do do do All day long Do do do do do do do All night long Come on by and dust me off With something I can't afford I'm running out of choices I cannot seem to ignore Hum me a tune I won't forget real soon Bring me a song with a chorus I can't refuse Do do do do do do do All day long Do do do do do do do All night long Sing me a tune I won't forget real soon Bring me a song to stick to the back of my throat Hum me a tune I won't forget real soon Bring me a song with a chorus I can't shake loose Do do do do do do do All day long Do do do do do do do All night long
6.
Roll up, roll up and get me high It's the sweetest luck I thought I'd try Well it rolls just like a peppermint, in time I nearly lost my mind But I'm sure we'll find it Further down the line Come up, come up, no time to waste It's the sweetest cup your lips might taste Well it throws you like an arrow bent, with time You might just lose your mind But I'm sure you'll find it Further down the line Ooh, let it be out in the open Make it easy to find Ooh, let it be out in the open If I lose all signs There's a new one waiting Further down the line Come on, come on it's taking flight To somewhere new where you just might Find yourself a heart to wear, with time Oh you might lose your mind But I'm sure we'll find it Further down the line Yeah I'm sure we'll find it Further down the line
7.
I've got a heavy feeling in my bones, under my nails And my hold is to no avail She's got a way of dealing with my heart Fits in her palm, so heavy and worn and off the rails What you gonna do about it When it's coming at you again What you gonna do about it When it's coming at you again I've got a sinking feeling in my heart Taken apart and locked away to never feel again She comes on from reeling off my cloud But never to doubt the weight upon my heart again What you gonna do about it When it's coming at you again What you gonna do about it When it's coming at you again
8.
Don't know what I want or what I feel So you peel to the colour of bone Hamstrung and overcome Never mind in time it will turn me to stone Let it pierce right through until bone Shines through the open wound Bring everything I've done undone To fall into place for you Don't know what I feel So you peel through my skin to the colour of bone Weighed down to hang around Peeled back in time through the pages I've known Let it drive down through until bone Cradles the open skin When everything I've done becomes A shelter to hid me in Let the seconds pass until I know why My skin just falls away Find the pieces I will still need to glue Myself together again Let it pierce right through until bone Shines through the open wound Bring everything I've done undone To fall into place for you Let it drive down through until bone Cradles the open skin When everything I've done becomes A shelter to hid me in
9.
In Reverse 02:19
I’ve been floating around like a headless fool Trying to keep my feet on the ground if I had a clue Try to forget without regret But it’s no good Cannot turn this whole thing back I’ve been finding a time trying to get you out You float around in my mind and you hang about Try to sweep it where it don’t fit But it’s no good Cannot turn this whole thing back Finding pieces of my mind Scattered upon the floor I find Everything you left behind Brings only sorrow forward now I’ve been floating around like a headless fool Trying to keep my feet on the ground if I had a clue Tried to rewind only to find That it’s no good Cannot turn this whole thing back Cannot turn this whole thing back Cannot turn this whole thing back Cannot turn this whole thing back Cannot turn this whole thing back Cannot turn this whole thing back
10.
Everyone 03:28

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Before we went our separate ways around 2006, my band Heathen Sway recorded ten of my songs which to this day have remained unreleased. "Lights Out" is the album we intended to release but never did ... until now.

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released November 16, 2014

Scott Boydle - drums, vocals
Rick Hart - vocals, guitar
Michael Hubbard - guitars, steel, vocals
Paul Rawlinson - bass, vocals

All songs written by Rick Hart
Arranged and Produced by Heathen Sway
Mixed by Michael Hubbard

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Rick Hart Melbourne, Australia

A voice that floats with honesty and soulful warmth atop his countrified soul stylings.

Of his debut EP "Spiral", The Great American Song Contest said “This is impressive songwriting! The melodic aspects perfectly capture the emotional tone of the songs. The classic alt country/R&B musical aspects are brilliant."
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