She'd Need a Heart

by Ben Mason

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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
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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
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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
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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
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Esmerelda 02:20
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
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Curtains 03:42
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
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Mother 03:19
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?"
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And I Wait 01:50
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
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Rain 05:00
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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

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released June 5, 2015

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Ben Mason is a songwriter from Melbourne, Australia.

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