To Your Heart's Content

by Roger Heathers

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1.
04:15
This is for the one who left the ground My favourite part time clown Has gone back home Every year they seem to come around Their favourite stomping ground Is here with me We both lost faith too early Thank you, Lord Thank you, Lord Thank you, Lord Thank you, Lord There's no more celebration Call it off Call it off For you don't have to promise me I'll see you there again whenever I like that kid he seems to know me well As far as I can tell We're both locked in You can keep my books after you go My favourite half time show Is drawn back in We both lost faith too early Thank you, Lord Thank you, Lord Thank you, Lord Thank you, Lord There's no more celebration Call it off Call it off For you don't have to promise me I'll see you there again whenever No, you don't have to promise me I'll see you there again You know I'll see you there again I'll see you there again whenever
2.
02:42
That magical moment never affected me It's hard to see behind the eyes of a friend These typical past times found An early grave and time alone to spend We'd learned in time That none of these things could save us I'd lost my mind By the time that you found me I was awake again That wonderful woman sacrificed everything But we could never see her broken heart I'm empty as both of you The three of us were hungry from the start We'd learned in time That none of these things could hold us I'd lost my mind By the time that you'd found me I was awake again It's nearly over so I tell myself It's nearly over so I tell myself I think it's over so I tell myself I think it's over so I tell myself So I tell myself So I tell myself
3.
02:25
There's a gap in your thoughts today A man in your mind who just won't go away Bet you're sick of the sight of him But still you assume he's got something to say As it's you I'll let you deteriorate me and leave me confused As it's you I'll hope for the best even when I've got nothing to lose There's a light in your loneliness There's a reason we're all trying to fit in your shoes There are stars in your empty sky Gonna miss every midnight they're passing me by I'm aware of the vacuum It's sucking me in but I still wish to fly Dreams will only remind me The deepest experience lies in the night As it's you I'll open myself like a book and I'll read it right through As it's you I'll hope for the best even when I've got nothing to lose
4.
Don't speak too soon You can't fly me to the moon You can't make me live forever But it's alright I sleep under heaven In a workplace by the side of the road You see me through my window You watch me grow Don't look around for pain now Mary Don't look around at all Don't seek your pleasure Find it, Mary, find it where it comes Oh, find it where it comes Try not to hate his stupid diction The way he preach about nutrition In many ways he's probably right But he always eats the burgers at the end of the night He sleeps under heaven In a workplace by the side of the road I see him through his window I watch him grow Don't look around for pain now Mary Don't look around at all Don't seek your pleasure Find it, Mary, find it where it comes Oh, find it where it comes
5.
03:08
What do you say Just for today I'm hanging on to every word Of all of the stories I've been told Of you walking through your city Like it's our own back yard There's no other reason to it You don't have try so hard Whimsical days Miserable nights Pressing your palms together tight Waiting for someone to take you home While I walk outside in the city I guess you got one up on me I'm scared as a child sometimes I guess I'll grow eventually I know why people say their prayers at night God, it really hurts sometimes I know it's hard to brave the fight I know why people sit with legs crossed tight Sitting in the orange light I know it's hard to brave the fight I know why people sing in harmony Look into each other's eyes And lock in synchronicity I know why people go to comedy Sitting in a darkened room And laugh in synchronicity
6.
05:02
I was blind the golden shores Descent to the runway floor It doesn't make me feel any better That the sun was shining right into my eyes I was blind to the frequent miles The sickness behind the smiles A child could never know any better When the sun was shining right into my eye Oh, say can you see The child inside of me The ghost in my own machine That was built in America Oh, say can't you tell I'm trying to break your spell The ghost in my own machine That was built in America You're the rain of the Fourth Of July The smoke in the clear blue sky How could you ever tell me to do better? How did you ever look me in the eye? You're the block in my broken heart The city that's torn apart It doesn't make me feel any better That the sun was shining right into my eyes Oh, say can't you see The child inside of me The ghost in my own machine That was built in America Oh, say can't you tell I'm trying to break your spell The ghost in my own machine That was built in America Just in case you were wondering I don't really miss you And I don't want to see you any more Just in case you were wondering I have no more reason To settle the score Just in case you were wondering Oh, I don't really miss you And I don't want to see you any more Just in case you were wondering I have no more reason To settle the score Just in case you were wondering Well, I don't really miss you And I don't want to see you any more Just in case you were wondering I have no more reason To settle the score Just in case you were wondering Well, I don't really miss you And I don't want to see you any more Just in case you were wondering I have no more reason To settle the score
7.
03:11
True, I may be lost In a Japanese mall but I Never felt more alive in my life I can taste the tears In my family's eyes Maybe if we make a new home We can try again I can see outside sometimes Sometimes I can see outside Black paint on your windows Curtains never occurred to you, did they? Wear my albatross I can't seem to shake it off I still remember when if flew Above our heads Lost the photograph It's probably faded anyway Maybe if we make a new home We can try again I can see outside sometimes Sometimes I can see outside Black paint on your windows Curtains never occurred to you, did they?
8.
The angels were obviously on the roof That night in February Laughing at everything that we see This must be good for me I know where I stand with you Aimlessly talking for most of our lives Flying over Gotham City Over the streets of Maine I don't think that I can save them Here comes the light again A moment of weakness Is he going to let you down? There's plenty of other superheroes in this town Habeneros Two burritos Chocolate and orange cake Pretzel Logic Night By Night We're making the same mistakes I savour you laughing this much Derek and Clive You're sharp as a tac and I'm so glad your alive Oh, you Hand in a resignation Put up a fight Sit in the bathtub crying Stay on the phone all night Kiss yourself in the mirror Sleep until 12 Make it a triple, Sammy Making a name for yourself Hand in a resignation Put up a fight Sit in the bathtub crying Stay on the phone all night Kiss yourself in the mirror Sleep until 12 Make it a triple, Sammy Making a name for yourself Making a name for yourself Making a name for yourself
9.
04:38
I write my progress in a book And mark the pages every night Oh, I've been wrong so many times I've given up on being right It's cyclical and strange These people never change The good ones always seem to move away I am sitting on a city street corner When I open up my eyes And you are laughing next to me, Clover At this broken neon sign The first immortal man, they say Is in his childhood bed today But no one comes to wake the boy Or send him on his way It always feels the same The static in my brain Is drowning everything that I cannot contain I am floating in a rubber ring somewhere When I open up my eyes And you are swimming under me, Clover As the moon begins to rise
10.
02:23
Night fell softly as I tied strings to my feet Floating over the prison fence to the street These balloons are my ticket out of this place Spotlights search but they'll never see my face again I'm flying high tonight Oh, what a beautiful sight What a beautiful night to be sailing I ascend higher tonight Just like I always believed in Oh, here I go Through my heaven Look below and see As it hit me that I was lost on my own Fear subsided and now there's nowhere to go I believed that I could ascend to this height Spotlight's searching the ground but I'm in the sky

about

'To Your Heart's Content' is my 10th release, although it feels like my first. It's the first full length album of "actual" songs (e.i. not remixes, sound collages or incomplete ideas) that I've completed as well as the first time that I've managed to play all of the instruments on a record.

The album was conceived of in 2014 when I was speaking to my friend Joe about putting together a full length album. Back then the album didn't contain half of the songs it does in it's current form. A couple songs that I remember considering for the album back then were: 'Fish Tacos' and 'Caravan 4', for what it's worth.

This collection of songs was written between 2014 and 2016. They were recorded between 2016 and early 2017 mostly at my house (guitars, bass, vocals, keys) and at Humphry Davy School (drums, grand piano).

I don't usually charge for music, but I feel this release holds value.
I sincerely hope this album is heard and enjoyed.

credits

released February 10, 2017

Written, produced and performed by Roger Heathers

Mixed and mastered by Roger Heathers

Artwork by Charles Esperanza (www.cgesperanza.com)

Thanks: Mum, Dad, Katherine and all of my family for your constant support, Joe O'Neill for your friendship, musicianship and for always listening to my demos and sequences (this album's working title was, 'Shark Side Of The Moon' for the longest time!), Declan Kitchener for being a music fan with me and a good friend, Lizzy, Sammy, Siobhan. Charles Esperanza for the album's amazing artwork. Also, thanks to Annie at Humphry Davy for booking recording time for me and putting up with my late payments.

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