Heirlooms & Hearsay

by Roxanne de Bastion

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released May 5, 2017

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Track Name: Run
They know your name, you're the one
who plays piano, a model son
who gets the girls if he wants them
his mother loves him

Train is heading east...
your name is on that list

You better run run run
in the other direction, run run
You better run run run
in the other direction, run run

By the skin of your teeth
By the heart that's underneath
the fur coat that she gave you
your mother loves you

Daylight's wearing thin
but you just keep on moving

You better run run run
in the other direction, run run
You better run run run
in the other direction, run run

I know your name, that is all
your piano through the hall
my finger tips press on the same keys
my mother loves me...

Still I feel the beast
My name's on someone's list...

and so I run, run run
in the other direction, run run
Track Name: Heart of Stone
I woke up feeling old
I didn't find it strange
at least not at the time

I didn't want to go outside
I didn't want to, but I tried

For my heart turns into stone
becomes a weight to carry around
wash the blood up off my hands
and let me come to...

I woke up feeling cold
I didn't find it strange
I went back to sleep

I didn't want to feel that way
I didn't want to look away

For my heart turns into stone
becomes a weight to carry around
wash the blood up off my hands
and let me come to...
and let me come to...
and let me come to...!

For my heart turns into stone
another weight to carry around
wash the blood up off my hands
and let me come to...
Track Name: Train Tracks
No one covers my expenses, hardly worth the effort
Hard times ahead of us and hard times behind us...
Always hard times, they say

Do what you love
Do you what you can
Don't buy into their shit
Do it with style
Do it with grace
And never loose your temper when you're in the thick of it

I've been roaming around the continent
Europe's really large and England's Europe too

Train tracks ahead of me and train tracks behind me...
All the train tracks for me

Do what you love
Do you what you can
Don't buy into their shit
Do it with style
Do it with grace
And never loose your temper, no never loose your temper...

Do what you love
Do you what you can
Don't buy into their shit
Do it with style
Do it with grace
and never loose your temper,
no never loose your temper when you're in the thick of it
Track Name: Wasteland
In my hometown
they've dismantled the walls
carried off the pieces
one by one
forgotten are the words written into stone
for what are they worth against a housing loan?
It's only wasteland...

On the pavements
they've installed the machines
a thousand glassy eyes
staring at me
today I'd rather not be seen by anyone
for I do not know what I have become
I'm here on wasteland...

In the libraries
they've rewritten the books
crowned men as kings
when really they're crooks
I wonder what went down in between the lines
torn out are the pages from the rusty spines
they burn on wasteland...

Here I am in the front row and no one's on stage
where once was spotlight now is dark, strange
only wasteland...

On the graveyard
they're building hotels
fluffing up the pillows
so no one can tell
you're lying where I once took my final stride
face down in the mud, heading for the other side
it's only wasteland to them now
Track Name: Within
You will never speak the truth
out to win, destined to loose
your head was born in that noose

Truth, it is a pathless land
with no one else in command
other than the name you respond to

And who are you if not me?
Where did you come from?
Within

You are no friend of mine
I am done, I resign
go bother someone else for a...
change, it is the strangest thing
I would not know where to begin
to explain how you relate to me

Who are you if not me?
Where did you come from?
Within

Comfort we will never seek
raise the curtain, climb the steep
through the spirals of your mind-dreams
and do not let me be concerned
with any trinkets yet unearned
let me look at you directly

Who are you if not me?
Where did you come from?
Within
Track Name: All That Remains
Be this all that remains
while my face fades in its frame
I don't even really know if you know me

As you're struggling for space
while your life picks up in pace
I don't even really know if you need me
I don't even really know if you need me!

I've lived my life
now you lead yours
and I'll be right here with you

Be this all that remains
Heirlooms & Hearsay
I don't even really know if you are like me
I don't even really know if you're like me.

Be this all that remains...
Be this all that remains...
Be this all that remains...
Be this all that remains...
Be this all that remains.
Track Name: Thicker Skin
I've played that game
we're not so innocent
I've let it slide again

You will have to grow a thicker skin
Find the strength somewhere within
Grow up, move on from who you used to be
there is only to much you can blame on me

You feel hard done by
Your temper's flying high
go on and make me cry

You will have to grow a thicker skin
Like these walls, you are paper thin
Grow up, move on from who you used to be
There is only so much you can blame on me

You will have to grow thicker skin
Like a promise, you are paper thin
Grow up, move on from who you used to be
There is only so much you can blame on me

I've played that game
who do you think invented it?
And here we go again...
Track Name: Unwind
Have you rummaged through my dreams,
hidden them from view?
While you're running through my mind
I can't sleep again
sleep again

Seeing as I cannot fall,
I may as well go out
while I'm waiting from my mind to mend
and for sleep again
sleep again

It takes time
to unwind

As the hour grows unkind
circles never end
don't mind repeating of the mind
for sleep again,
sleep again

It takes time
to unwind
Track Name: The Painter
No one confirmed all of my fears,
remain but a shadow throughout the years
brushing of strokes
to sweep them away
so I can go about my day

I wouldn't mind
if I wouldn't see
closing of blinds
as I walk the streets
it wouldn't get me

What is a word against the sky?
You had my honest, I've read your lies
with brushes of strokes
to keep them at bay
so I can go about my day

I wouldn't mind
if I wouldn't see
closing of blinds
as I walk the streets
it wouldn't get me
Track Name: Rerun (album version)
Once I heard the truth
come crashing down
and as it descended
I rushed to grab a pen

I wanted to keep it to myself
no one else should ever share this tale,
it was mine.

All I am watching is a reflection of a memory,
dreamed in someone else's dream
A rerun of last year's show
All I am hearing are words from someone else's stream of
consciousness and I am thinking,
where is there left for us to go?

Once upon a time or maybe twice
I found myself in a condiment, a spice
I thought that you would feel that way to,
thought that everyone knew what they wanted to do with their lives
All I am watching is a reflection of a memory,
dreamed in someone else's dream
A rerun of last year's show
All I am hearing are words from someone else's stream of
consciousness and I am thinking,
where is there left for us to go?
Where is there left for us to go?

All I am watching is a reflection of a memory,
dreamed in someone else's dream
A rerun of last year's show
All I am hearing are words from someone else's stream of
consciousness and I am thinking,
where is there left for us to go?
Where is there left for us to go?
Where is there left for us to go?