Black Hair Typography

by Heart-Sick Groans

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BLACK HAIR TYPOGRAPHY Lyrics by J Brännström/H Wallmark Putting up your hair with your scarf, in a knot I want to touch your neck, but I'm not You're putting on your face while I'll pour some scotch A last glimpse at the gold watch A book with letters set in your black hair Each letter cut from your curls I'd read it through if you would care You just say you care You just say you care A single breath Goes through your chest And cleans our book from text Putting down your suitcase on the floor of the train I wish i rode it with you, but that's changed I step out and think that your voice chimes my name, but its The last call from the station clock How come you say "It's always best to write with the sun in your eyes with lovers passing by" Little do you mean Black Hair Typography Just a lover passing by
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Hard wood on a carpenter's floor Her skin glimmers ice and her lips are cold Where's your jacket and where's your guile? Rode away on tigers, came a-back with the tide Went with the seeds to see tulips grow Returned in August with an arrow and a bow Worked in the quarry for three dark years Waiting for the honey to come sipping through my tears If it hadn't been for honesty, I wouldn't have been bound But I let my promises rest with my heart in the ground Soak the sun with a soda on copper green roofs Hear your laughter in the wind with the clatter of hooves I had my teeth pulled out on the first day of snow Tie my ribbon in your hair while my golden grin glows Went with the seeds to see tulips grow Returned in August with an arrow and a bow Rip my shirt to bare my chest Let the arrows pierce my breast and Have her touch hot iron stamp my flesh I'd gladly go then, Stung by the thorn of the Lily of the West She asked she begged She swore she had changed, but I But I let my promises rest with my heart in the ground
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My eyes aren't the best, I can't see very far But there's a great view From the backseat of your car There's a pressure on my chest Since the soft breeze has been gone And I just combed my hair And I've got my best clothes on But my nails are too long and I haven't got the knife to cut them I'm going to stand up, reach high Till my eyes will see you again Your eyes are full of sin And innocence at once You've got that kind of look That makes a singer write a song There's a room I know And it's where I long to be And forget about the toll That steals the time for me
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I couldn't sleep well, went down to the shafts i shouted out your name, babe like that echo would last I couldn't think of nobody else carved your face on a copper coin threw it into the well And if the canary stops singing we better leave this mine Did you hear I was lost in the tunnels Knee-deep in water, blind If I had a set of a small birds lungs I wouldn't have to count the stones, slippery and sharp The torchlight faded but there was a glimmer by my feet The coin I discarded when broken-hearted The copper coin, cold, with your face, sweet.

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We hope you like these recordings – because they were almost too costly! In fact, they nearly caused the band not to be in a position to make any more recordings.
Broken arms, broken legs, cut-up faces… What a night!

Believe me that the youngsters of today are listening to what Heart-Sick Groans is saying, because they are telling it like it is.

A hundred years from now or a thousand years from now, if historians, sociologists, archeologists, and other scientists want to know what it was really like in the 2000’s, they can ignore all the big books written and instead listen to Heart-Sick Groans.

Pop is the voice of the young, the pulse beat of the kids who are with it.
 
"It took us some time to make these songs," lead vocalist Johan Brännström says, running a hand through his greasy hair. "We had to find out if there's more to life than music. There isn't." He laughs — a warm, contagious laughter, but also very sincere and sensual. It reminds me of Heart-Sick Groans' music.

Hankering through blindingly sunny and dreadfully rainy days with a multitude of odd-jobs — chimney sweeper, snow shuffler, nude model, mailman, Christmas tree picker, runaway cat caretaker — and scattering across both Sweden and the world, the years went by as the music treasure that is Heart-Sick Groans' legacy could be finalized and released to you, the listener.

Musical guests Marcus Kimaro Brännström and Gunnar Carlén both make their obligatory return; Marcus on each song with his trademark jaw-dropping guitar technique and heart. Gunnar plays the bass guitar on the romantic spaghetti western epic, "Lily of The West."

If you're looking for an album that you can use as background music or hear in an elevator, put this back on the shelf. But if you want an album which will entice you, like a spider, into its beautiful silky web – this is it!

— TWYLA SACCO,
Lantman i Hatt Music

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released April 10, 2014

Vocals, guitars, violins, Yamaha A-55: Johan Brännström
Drums, percussion, whistles, backing vocals: Martin Lindström
Guitars, Korg Mono/Poly, computer machine, backing vocals: Henric Wallmark
Additional electric guitars and angelic backing vocals: Marcus Kimaro Brännström
Bass guitar on Lily of the West: Gunnar Carlén

Recorded and mixed in Elverton° Studio 2, Selånger, Sundsvall by Henric Wallmark. E°28.

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