If The Canary Stops Singing

from Black Hair Typography by Heart-Sick Groans

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A heart lost to the mine, a 18th century indie pop folk electro hymn straight out of the legends of mining Medelpad.
OFFICIAL VIDEO, glouriously animated:

This song's been in the song machine for a long time, the lads started working on it in the fall of 2009, then the boys scrapped it for a bit, then the men had Marcus Brännström come in to add some guitars to the chorus, then the gang realized this too's A SMASH HIT WONDER with epic overtones and heart-tearing undertones. Now it is also in your ears!


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.


from Black Hair Typography, released April 10, 2014
Written by J Brännström & H Wallmark, mid-8 written with angelic vocal chord bearer Marcus Kimaro Brännström. Drum and co-arranging credits to the hawk-eyed owl-eared M Lindström. Produced and mixed by Henric Wallmark.




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