To Your Heart's Content

by Roger Heathers

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'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.

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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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Track Name: Confetti
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
Track Name: 144p
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
Track Name: As It's You
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
Track Name: Find It Where It Comes
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
Track Name: Le Monde
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
Track Name: America
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
Track Name: Albatross
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?
Track Name: Sandbox Games
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
Track Name: Clover
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
Track Name: Balloon
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