Devotion

by Deerheart

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Eleven guitar-driven rockers and one pensive, acoustic ballad, all talking 'bout love in it's many alterations. Alternative roots rock.

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released February 14, 2013

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Track Name: September
September
Days getting shorter, dark clouds rolling in,
Summer’s gone, what have I done?
The crickets are singing their desolate serenade
And nothing I do can undo the pain
And all the things you love the most
Feel like no more than ghosts
But I will hold your dreams until they’re yours again

September took my baby
And she won’t be coming back for some time
She won’t be coming back until the Spring

What have I become? Who’s sleeping in my skin?
Feel so untethered, everything’s wrong
I want to be stronger, to keep you safe from harm
Even if that means safe from these arms
I will bend but will not break
I will learn from my mistakes
Can you hold me in your heart ‘til I’m me again?

September stole my baby
And she won’t be come back for some time
She won’t be coming back until
September stole my baby
And she won’t be coming back for some time
She won’t be coming back until
She won’t be coming back for some time
She won’t be coming back until the Spring
Track Name: Should Have Kissed You
Should Have Kissed You
Pretty smiles on your wedding day
I wouldn’t have wanted it any other way
You looked so sweet when you cut the cake
But my heart sank as you two rode away

I always knew you’d find a better man
A free-spirited, big, tall handsome Dan
‘Coz guys like me are less than the sum of their parts
With nothing more to offer than a desperate heart

A heart that’s shackled with regrets
(Oh my baby, my sad sweet baby)
‘Coz I could have changed it all that day in the gym
(Oh my baby, my sad sweet baby)
If only I’d taken your face in my hands
(Oh my baby, my sad sweet baby)
If I had only kissed you then

So many men have fallen at your feet
But I was the first, and I fell in defeat
But I would fall again, I would give my eyes
Just to fall again, I realize

My heart is shackled with regrets
(Oh my baby, my sad sweet baby)
‘Coz I could’ve changed this all that day in the gym
(Oh my baby, my sad sweet baby)
If only I’d taken your face in my hands
(Oh my baby, my sad sweet baby)
If I had only kissed you then
Do you remember those nights at the beach?
When we vowed we’d never leave
Now you’re sitting beneath palm trees
And I’m in the deep freeze

My heart is shackled with regrets
(Oh my baby, my sad sweet baby)
‘Coz I could have changed this all that day in the gym
(Oh my baby, my sad sweet baby)
If only I’d taken your face in my hands
(Oh my baby, my sad sweet baby)
If I had only kissed you then
(Oh my baby…)
Like you wanted me to
Like you wanted me, too
How you wanted me then
Yeah, you still wanted me then
If I had only kissed you then
Track Name: Say You Don't Need Me
Say You Don’t Need Me
What am I supposed to do
Now that it’s over with you
Was I hopelessly romantic
Or just tragically naïve

What am I supposed to do
Now that you’ve gone away
Who can I turn to
When you say that you don’t need me around…

You walked away and left me choking
On countless promises broken
For the love you couldn’t keep
I suppose I can’t blame you

Where do I go from here
Now that you’re not there
Nothing’s very clear
When you say that you don’t need me around…
Anymore

I keep the curtains closed and hide in my room
Sometimes I think of you
When there’s no else to do
And when I’m good and ready I’ll think less of you
But not too soon
‘Coz there’s nothing else to do

Do you really think this love will last
(Gonna take it, gonna find a way)
Or will it just become another stain on your past
(I’m gonna watch while you fake it, while you fade away)
In my heart of hearts I wonder
(Gonna take it, gonna find a way)
How you ever convinced yourself
(I’m gonna watch while you fake it, while you fade away)

What am I supposed to do
Now that you’ve gone away
Who can I turn to
When you say that you don’t need me

Where do I go from here
Now that you’re not there
Nothing’s very clear
When you say that you don’t need me around…
Anymore

Say you don’t need me now
Say you don’t need me now
(Say it, say it, go on and say it,
say it, say it, go on and say it…)
Track Name: Massachusetts Summer
Massachusetts Summer
Fresh out of school
All the good things on their way to you
You didn’t have much, but it was enough
For you to make do
With nowhere to go
You were out on your own
But I didn’t know
That you weren’t alone
And your future was clear
As a baby’s first tear
That first Massachusetts summer

Could that have been my home?
Could that have been my life?
Away from this grinding stone
What might have been
If we had been…?

In the heat of the day
I caught and carried you in my arms
On the turnpike at night
My mind was flashing dancing back in time
Oh I was too late
Your heart had moved on
He kept you safe
He helped you be strong
And the truth was as clear
As a baby’s first tear
That Massachusetts summer

Could that have been my home?
Could that have been my life?
Away from this grinding stone
What might have been
If we had been…?

Oh I couldn’t stay
And you couldn’t leave
We were too yong
To know to believe
And the future was there
The future was then
That Massachusetts summer

Could that have been my home?
Could that have been my life?
Away from this grinding stone
What might have been,
If we had been?

Could that have been my home?
Could that have been my life?
Away from this grinding stone
What might have been,
If we had been…?
Track Name: Colorado Days
Colorado Days
Her wedding dress was stitched with hope
It was precisely measured
He would be her anchor
She would be his treasure
Now her dress lies crumpled on the closet floor
And she don’t even care
She thinks about walking out that door
And wonders what she’s waiting for

He’s got to be crazy
To think she’d want to stay there now
Colorado days are gone
Looks like it’s time to move

She’s on the far side of the bed when he gets home
From another boys’ night out
She should have listened to what her mother said
She should have listened to her doubts
He reaches over for her shoulder
And she pulls away
One lonely night too many
And there’s nothing left to say

He’s got to be crazy
To think she’d want to stay there now
Colorado days are gone
Looks like it’s time to move

Something once beautiful
Within her died that night
And he would never make it right
He could never make it right

Now her wedding dress hangs on a second hand rack
And he’s with someone new
She’s got no need for looking back
At the heartache that once kept her trapped
She’s found her voice, it’s loud and strong
She’s writing her own song

He had to be crazy
To think she’d want to stay with him now
Colorado days are gone
Looks like it’s time to move on

He had to be crazy
To think she’d want to stay with him now
Colorado days are gone
Looks like it’s time to move
It’s time to move on
(She’s gonna be, she’s gonna be,
she’s gonna be, she’s gonna be,
she’s gonna be, she’s gonna be,
she’s gonna be, she’s gonna be…)
Alright…
Yeah, she’s gonna be okay
Track Name: I'm Laughin'
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Track Name: Unconditionally
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Track Name: Not The Fall
Not The Fall
She says she always feels better
When the flowers bloom in the early April sun
And she says that she can’t remember
Ever having felt so strong an urge to run
And there is nothing I can say or do
That will convince her
That maybe just this once the light will stay

And it’s not the fall that hurts you
It’s not the fall that hurts you
It’s not the fall that hurts you, my dear
It’s not the fall that hurts you
It’s not the fall that hurts you
It’s not the fall that hurts you it’s the fear

I said I think that it’s better
That you and I sprang forth from the same ground
And I knew I could never forget her
‘Cause souls like hers don’t often come around
And I swear on the lives of those whom I most cherish
That this good woman will be loved

‘Cause it’s not the fall that hurts you
It’s not the fall that hurts you
It’s not the fall that hurts you, my dear
Oh it’s not the fall that hurts you
It’s not the fall that hurts you
It’s not the fall that hurts you it’s the fear

And if I had a hammer I would build her
A fortress for that fragile, tender heart
And if I had a scalpel I would cut out
All the pain

She says she seems to remember
The reasons seemed like good ones at the time
Oh I said what does it matter?
We can rake over the past but we can’t conceal our crimes
And she knows that I will always work for her love
But I don’t know if that’ll always be enough

‘Cause it’s not the fall that hurts you
It’s not the fall that hurts you
It’s not the fall that hurts you, my dear
Oh it’s not the fall that hurts you
It’s not the fall that hurts you
It’s not the fall that hurts you it’s the fear

And it’s not the fall that hurts you
It’s not the fall that hurts you
It’s not the fall that hurts you
Let ‘em drop
Oh it’s not the fall that hurts you
It’s not the fall that hurts you…
It’s the sudden stop

She says she always feels better
When the flowers bloom in the early April sun
Track Name: 10,000 Miles
10,000 Miles
She makes me see new colors
She makes me hear different sounds
She takes me to distant places
I never could have found

She shakes me, she’s so contrary
She wakes me when she has bad dreams
She makes me want to be
The best man I can be

She’s my ice cream angel
My dreamgirl Valentine
Just to hold her for one hour
I would drive 200 miles

She knows me, all my dark places
She shows me when I lose my way
When she holds me the worries and the doubts
All fade away

She’s my ice cream angle
My sleepy Valentine
Just to hold her for one hour
I would drive 600 miles

Through drifting snow and hurricanes
All through the moonless night
I will find my way
I will find my way

She makes me so proud to know her
She makes me wanna pledge my love
She makes me shake all over
At her lover’s touch

She’s my ice cream angel
My dreamgirl Valentine
Just to hold her for one hour
I would drive 10,000 miles

She’s my ice cream angle
My sleepy Valentine
Just to hold her for one hour
I would drive 10,000 miles
10,000 miles
10,000 miles
Track Name: Debra
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Track Name: All In Your Kisses
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Track Name: Devotion
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