Pale Heart

by The Cloud

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PALE HEART is a songwriting and music production experiment. There is no doubt one would call these tracks "songs", but they lead you to unexpected places and introduce you to unexpected sounds.

Traditional notions of melody and harmony have been largely re-written for the approach taken here. Notes seem too close or too far from each other; in many sections it doesn't even seem possible to determine what key is being used, the pitch affinities shift so quickly. And perhaps it doesn't matter, because they seem to work here in a strange new way...

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released 09 May 2010

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Track Name: The Ruse
you better lay it all out
they're gonna play it loud
you better lay it all out
they're gonna play it play it

there's bribes and basements we could use
to put empty spaces in our shoes
failing that, all we have is you
fair tides are waiting with the ruse

you better lay it all out
they're gonna play it loud
you better lay it all out
they're gonna play it play it

there's rope and duct tape in the boot
i'm listening closely for the cue
failing that, all we have is you
scared hopeless, making your debut
Track Name: Sew Up These Eyes
sew up these eyes for me
sew up these eyes for me
sew up these eyes for me
the richest stitches help me to forget your names again
disown the plagues of men
no one was made to end
they're all the feelings that we've never had

princes live in the dome world
princes live in the dream
princes live in the darkness
princes live underneath
Track Name: I Might Have Heard Your Words
o my god
you woke me up again with music
hairline dreams
the brandy in my tea leans over

i might have heard your words
i might have heard your voice
i might have heard your song

cold outside
and i divide the garments
trusted
one by one
and one is all i count
this lost heart

i might have heard your words
i might have heard your voice
i might have heard your song

and i'm saving money to make a certain kind of footprint
to make your backwards footprints

i might have heard your words
i might have heard your voice
i might have heard your song
Track Name: Wild Eyed Raven Eyed
wild-eyed
raven-eyed
glad-eyed
evil-eyed
open-eyed
black-eyed
blue-eyed
four-eyed
one-eyed
apple-eyed
tired-eyed
teary-eyed
bug-eyed
wide-eyed
beady-eyed
starry-eyed
blurry-eyed
cross-eyed
cock-eyed
cotton-eyed
dark-eyed
snake-eyed
gull-eyed
copper-coin-eel-eyed
bleary-eyed
goggle-eyed
pop-eyed
blind-eyed
underside
oh

look what the devil brought
changing the painted light
look what the devil bought
with his allowance

wild-eyed
raven-eyed
glad-eyed
evil-eyed
open-eyed
black-eyed
blue-eyed
four-eyed
one-eyed
apple-eyed
tired-eyed
teary-eyed
bug-eyed
wide-eyed
beady-eyed
starry-eyed
blurry-eyed
cross-eyed
cock-eyed
cotton-eyed
dark-eyed
snake-eyed
gull-eyed
copper-coin-eel-eyed
bleary-eyed
goggle-eyed
pop-eyed
blind-eyed
wonder why

look what the devil sought
us getting high on drugs
look what the devil caught
with his adeptness

look what the devil did
look what the devil did
devil did devil did devil did

i wouldn't play games with the devil
Track Name: The Face I Fell In Love With
the bright eyes dancing wide
both to whom my heart's entrusted
the pinched nose and hidden bones
that's the face i fell in love with

the dyed hair, the thick lip
the cracked-tooth half-smile all alive in you other girls
the raised head, the mouth shaped like a curled leaf

my pale heart
battered, bruised and maladjusted
the soft skin
that's the face i fell in love with

o o o o

the red kiss, the pierced tongue
the sideways dead gaze all alive in you other girls
the shaved head, the eyes painted like a monet

my pale heart
who will come along and crush it
the white light
that's the face i fell in love with