Lights Out

by Heathen Sway

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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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Track Name: Ashes
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
Track Name: Favourite Skin
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
Track Name: Heart Like A Truck
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
Track Name: Wear It Thin
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
Track Name: Lazy Chorus
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
Track Name: Further Down The Line
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
Track Name: Heavy Feeling
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
Track Name: Colour Of Bone
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
Track Name: In Reverse
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