She'd Need a Heart

by Ben Mason

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released 05 June 2015

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Track Name: Help the Best Things Grow
It's the season to cultivate my love for you
I'm gonna plant it out in rows and nurture it so it grows through the morning dew

It's the perfect time to cross pollinate your heart with mine
Let's send our loving through the breeze on beaks of birds and feet of bees

In life we reap all we sew
So let's help the best things grow

It's the season to propagate my love for you
I'm gonna plant it out in rows and nurture it so it grows through the morning dew

In life we reap all we sew
So let's help the best things grow
If we reap all we sew
Then let's help our loving grow
Track Name: Suburban Cowboy
I'm a suburban cowboy, wearing my checkered shirt
Farming my quarter acre and riding my horse to work
Living from season to season, keeping ahead of trends
When you're a suburban cowboy your working day never ends

I'm a suburban cowboy, genuine boots in tow
Brewing my organic kale ale and watching my cornfield grow
I'm gonna learn the banjo to play on my porch at night
When you're a suburban cowboy you're always up at first light

All the suburban Cowboys wearing our checkered shirts
Farming our quarter acres and riding our bikes to work
We're all authentic Cowboys playing in our country bands
Singing in some other accent so everybody understands
Track Name: She'd Need a Heart
The sound of whistling awakes me
A tune I've heard but could not say I know
Through the back door it takes me
Now in the yard surprised I'm alone

And on further inspection
I discover holes where I'd sewed yesterday
I'm not the first to consider
My problems could all
Be solved with a girl

The sun slips fast behind fences
All roofs and aerials fade from my sight
She stands looking right through me
Her button eyes as dead as the night

I sift through the discarded clothing
I used to bring her to life just today
There's many things I'm unsure of
But I knew from the start
That she'd need a heart

Then from my eye's corner it appears
From nowhere out of the dark
My crimson glove from yesteryear
From its pair apart
Like fate had created her heart
Track Name: I'd Bring You Sunshine
I'd bring you sunshine
If all your nights you wanted turned to day
You'd just have to say

Spring from wintertime
I'd change your seasons if your skies were grey
You'd just have to say

Though this is all impossible
I'd still try for you

Truth between the lines
I'd sift through all the cruel things people say
Take the hurt away

If you need a while
I'd give you all you want, all I have is time
All I have is time

Shelter you inside
Keep you dry if all you can see is rain
Make it good again

Though this is all impossible
I'd still try for you
And though we both know it's not possible
I'll keep trying for you
Track Name: Esmerelda
Esmerelda, I can't tell you how pleased I am
You're keeping my corn safe from the birds
Esmerelda, if you felt you weren't appreciated
I'm here to tell you that's quite absurd

I think you're showing all that's growing how to live in style
And now I'm knowing, when I was sewing I should have given you a smile

But Esmerelda, I might as well invent what you're thinking
Because you can't put it into words

While I was making, your poor heart was breaking, I never worked it out
But know I'm knowing, when I was sewing I should have given you a mouth

So Esmerelda, you could tell the world about your life
Standing there guarding my backyard
Track Name: Curtains
Don't leave your curtains open
I don't want to see your world
You live the life you've chosen
While I'm stuck here in the damp earth
Imagining I'm there

Please keep your curtains drawn
You tease with all you do
From your scraps I was once born
Now everything you own is new
It leaves this red glove torn
And leads doves to my straw

Don't leave your curtains open
It's too hard for me to view
Though my feelings are unspoken
To me it couldn't be more true
Imagining I'm there
Track Name: Mother
Mother
I feel lost
I don't know right from wrong
Or who to believe
I'm scared of losing you
And scared of doing nothing

Mother
I'm confused
I fear I'm checking out
Like everyone else
Everything's overgrown
Even my scarecrow
Looks sad and bemused
Like she's asking "Why?" and crying "What's the use?"
Track Name: And I Wait
As I watch my shadow travel cross the yard
And I wait for your face to appear
But it never does

As I listen to planes make the sky groan all night
And I wait for your face to appear
But it never does

And I'm alone and all I have is time
Track Name: As the Music Fades
Now as the clouds disperse
I'm here alone with the birds
Was all that time for nought
We ended not how I'd thought we would

Was clear right from the start
A single glove makes not a heart
Naive and unaware
That every heart still needs its pair

Oh, we were over long before I'd caught on
Before we had begun

And as the music fades I feel myself disintegrate