Flap Your Crazy Wings

by The Heart Strings

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about

“A refreshing batch of brilliantly penned tunes … somewhere Brian Wilson is nodding in approval.” Sounds XP
“Not a weak track in the bunch …
give it a listen and I’m sure you will be hooked.” Off The Radar
“Brilliant indie pop” Never Say Wolf
“Timeless” The Popsucker
“Will satisfy all your indie-pop needs” I don’t like your tunes
"An excellent follow up ... mixes delicacy and romanticism with pure pop fantasticness" Timid Heathen

Flap Your Crazy Wings is the sophomore release by North London based music collective The Heart Strings.

Marking a radical departure in sound and style from their much loved debut 'Try Fly Blue Sky', FYCW packs 12 incredibly diverse tracks pop tracks within its slender 38 minute frame. Lullaby's and waltzes sit side by side with fuzz pop anthems and space age indie.

"So, here she comes ..."

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released June 3, 2012

Performed by The Heart Strings

produced by Julian Simmons & Todd Roache
recorded at din sound & redbourne avenue
mixed at din sound by Julian Simmons
mastered by Frank Arkwright at metropolis

*additional musicians:
Julian Simmons - additional instruments & voices
Alexia Hagen - additional vocals
Daniel Mount - b.vocals on 'Girls'

Written by Todd Roache
C&P 2012 Grandpa Stan Ltd

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North London based musical entity. New single 'Beautiful Abyss' out now.

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Track Name: Little Star
Little star shining bright
Venture out into the night
When you’re up on your own
Not just flowers that get thrown

Little darling don’t let the world gang up on you
Don’t let them make you blue
Little darling don’t let the world gang up on you
Don’t let them make you blue

Little girl, bottom lip
On a limb you took a hit
To and fro on your toes
There’s a skin you’ve yet to grow

Little darling don’t let the world gang up on you
Don’t let them make you blue
Little darling don’t let the world gang up on you
Don’t let them make you blue
Blue, blue, don’t let them make you blue.
Track Name: Good Times Are Coming For To Get You
Good times are coming for you, good times are coming
Don’t pack the fun in cause the good times are coming for to get you.
Go let the sun in when you go let the sun in
The hum drumming’s done and the all good times are coming for to get you.

So Long – swan song
Hello – let’s go
Good Times …..Yeah !

Good times are coming for you, good times are coming
Don’t pack the fun in cause the good times are coming for to get you.
Hold onto something better hold onto something
Cause you’ll soon be burning through the good times coming for to get you.

So Long – swan song
Hello – let’s go
Good Times …..Yeah !
Track Name: Cartoon Hearts
When the cars are all in knots
And the clocks are looming
When the puddles have all sploshed
And her dress is fuming
With her brolly inside out
And her head scarf streaming
I don’t know how but she always keeps on
I don’t know how but she always keeps on
Beaming

When her ribs are wide as arms
And her hope’s capsizing
Still those cartoon stars and hearts
Swirl round every miser
Bashed and dashed against the rocks
With mascara pouring
I don’t know how but she always comes out
I don’t know how, but she always comes out
Soaring

I feel a high crashing to Earth
She feels a rest well deserved
I see a low bottomless pit
She sees a well and makes a wish

Sha la la la, la la la, la la la, look at her light up
Sha la la la, la la la, la la la, lighting the night up
Sha la la la, la la la, la la la, look at her light up
Sha la la la, la la la, la la la, lighting the night up
Track Name: Gravy
It took her one night
To set my bed alight
It took her two more
To sink her claws and then her claws were like an old ghost,
Were like an old ghost in me

It took me three days
To see that she was crazed
It took a hundred more
Of making sure that we were through
But she was not through, no she was not through with me
God knows how she braved that speech, oohh…

I love birds, I love bees
I love firsts, I love these
Summers sitting drinking under trees.
I love sparks, I love storms
I love lasts, I love long nights so fun that suddenly its dawn.
I love you baby, and everything else is just Gravy.

She wanted three words
I couldn’t give her
I wanted nothing
But I gave in and giving in was like the best thing
Was like the best thing
I’d had
Sliding down that slope, at last

I love birds, I love bees
I love firsts, I love these
Summers sitting drinking under trees.
I love sparks, I love storms
I love lasts, I love long nights so fun that suddenly its dawn.
I love you baby, and everything else is just Gravy.
Track Name: Firecracker
He could be a little firecracker
Hot enough to blow her through the rafters
But a good guy
Keeps his lid on tight

She’s been looking for a firecracker
Someone who’ll be there the morning after
But the bad guys
Always catch her eye

Oooh, she’d love, she’d love, she’d love you too
Oooh, if she only knew

You could be a pair of firecrackers
You’d be crackling happily ever after
Take your breaks off
Let your lust light up

Firecracker

Oooh, she’d love, she’d love, she’d love you too
Oooh, if she only knew
Track Name: Smithereens
Dead of night, caught up in a fire fight
Way out on the other side of no mans land
I see my girl hold out her hand

Back and forth, we’re letting our cannons roar
She’s saying just wave your flag and let me in
There’s no deep trench can save your skin

So, here she comes
Here she comes, to run me down, to take in, to turn me out
Oh, here she comes
Here she comes, to haunt my dreams, to blow my heart
To Smithereens

I stood my ground, till mortars came crashing down
Straight out of the flaming heart of womankind
They knocked me back with blinding light

Pouring blood, chest open and pumping love
I’m thinking oh …

No, here she comes
Here she comes, to run me down, to take in, to turn me out
Oh, here she comes
Here she comes, to haunt my dreams, to blow my heart
To Smithereens

Sometimes, some days, you get blown to smithereens…

Here she comes
Here she comes
Here she comes, to run me down, to take in, to turn me out
Oh, here she comes
Here she comes, to haunt my dreams, to blow my heart
To Smithereens.
Track Name: Girls
Girls, I think about girls, I think about girls,
I think about girls girls girls
And all of their curves, and all of their curves, all of their curves curves
Curves that I’ve wanted, curves that I’ve weighed up
Now that they’re here why can’t I be made up

Beautiful beautiful girls,
I don’t know if I can let you have me
Beautiful beautiful girls,
I don’t know if I can let you love me
Now that I’ve found her
Now that I’ve found my
Beautiful beautiful girl

Girls, I think about girls, I think about girls,
I think about girls girls girls
And all of their curves, and all of their curves, all of their curves curves
Curves that I’ve dreamed of, curves that I’ve died for
Now that they’re here I’m loosing my eye for

Beautiful beautiful girls,
I don’t know if I can let you have me
Beautiful beautiful girls,
I don’t know if I can let you love me
Now that I’ve found her
Now that I’ve found my
Beautiful beautiful girl

It hurts my brain to say no
It hurts my heart to let go
But all the same I’ll tell those

Beautiful beautiful girls,
I don’t know if I can let you have me
Beautiful beautiful girls,
Heaven knows I wanted you so badly
Beautiful beautiful girls,
But now I see that she’s my only
Beautiful beautiful girl

beautiful beautiful girl
beautiful beautiful girl
beautiful beautiful girl
Track Name: The Five Minute Wonder Boy
Five minutes’ll cut you down from whatever cloud you’ve climbed on
Five minutes’ll cut you down from whatever cloud you’ve climbed on

Whoa - oh - oh
Many many many moons ago
I met a pretty stranger all aglow
Boy was she a mystery to me
She warmed my cold feet

Yeah, a Shiny shiny shiny new affair
I laid my hat down there
Thinking what I saw inside would be
Nothing to me

Five minutes’ll cut you down from whatever cloud you’ve climbed on
Five minutes’ll cut you down from whatever cloud you’ve climbed on

Days, Fizzle fizzle fizzled it away
Just when I was throwing up my sail
I saw the gleam of something in the sand
Something so grand

Time, was slowly surely turning grape to wine
I’d never stuck around to find
Right, inside the old was something gold and new
Trying to poke through

Five minutes’ll cut you down from whatever cloud you’ve climbed on
Five minutes’ll cut you down from whatever cloud you’ve climbed on

I’m coming to stick to, I’m coming to stick to you

Five minutes’ll cut you down from whatever cloud you’ve climbed on
Five minutes’ll cut you down from whatever cloud you’ve climbed on

I’m coming to stick to, I’m coming to stick to you.
Track Name: Bluebird
There was a time when my heart
Filled with zippedy do daa day
Then the thunder came along

That was the reason I rolled
Into an armadillo cave
Now I’m scared to come undone when that…

Bluebird (bluebird) bluebird (ooooh)
Sings me a song, god knows, it feels
Too good (too good) too good (ooooh)
Bring me a gun
God knows, it feels too good

The wider I let myself smile
The higher I feel the high wire go
And it scares me half to death

How do you let yourself fly
With all the fiery hell fire below
There to torch you if you slip when that …

Bluebird (bluebird) bluebird (ooooh)
Sings me a song, god knows, it feels
Too good (too good) too good (ooooh)
Bring me a gun
God knows, it feels too good

When you go up, you don’t have to come down
Every smile won’t cost you a frown …
Track Name: Nice Hangover
Drums, pounding loud in my head
The morning after’s come
And left me ruined in bed
To face those old winged
Monkeys of fear, swooping down like they do
Hissing their ugly niggles and jeers
But this time, they won’t get through
Cause I can feel the …

Sun in the sky, happy as pie
Nice hangover, nice hangover
Birds in the trees, tapping their feet
Nice hangover, nice hangover
Polka dot clouds, bobbing about,
Yes it’s gonna, yes it’s gonna
Be a nice hangover

Claws, screech like branches on glass,
And pound the panels of
Doors, But there’s just no getting past,
I’ve rigged the hallway with
Lasers of love, zapping sneers to dust
With all the good things that I’m thinking of
Every heckle combusts
Now it’s just me and the

Sun in the sky, happy as pie
Nice hangover, nice hangover
Birds in the trees, tapping their feet
Nice hangover, nice hangover
Polka dot clouds, bobbing about,
Yes it’s gonna, yes it’s gonna
Be a nice hangover

Yeah yeah yeah …
It’s about time nothing was wrong
Its about time worries were gone
It’s about time …..

(Whistles…) Yes it’s gonna, gonna, gonna, be a nice hangover.
Track Name: Don't Let The World Gang Up On You
Little star shining bright
Venture out into the night
When you’re up on your own
Not just flowers that get thrown

Little darling don’t let the world gang up on you
Don’t let them make you blue
Little darling don’t let the world gang up on you
Don’t let them make you blue

Little girl, bottom lip
On a limb you took a hit
To and fro on your toes
there’s a skin you’ve yet to grow

Little darling don’t let the world gang up on you
Don’t let them make you blue
Little darling don’t let the world gang up on you
Don’t let them make you blue

There’s no waves crashing down
There’s just drops splashing round
There’s no them seeing red
There’s just dots curled up in different beds

Little darling don’t let the world gang up on you
Don’t let them make you blue
Little darling don’t let the world gang up on you
Don’t let them make you blue
Blue, blue, don’t let them make you blue.
Track Name: The Watering Can Of Love
You’ve been whipped by the wind
Torn up and ripped by the wind
You’re black, you’re blue
You’re spent, you’re through

You’ve been gripped in the ground
Parched and dry lipped in the ground
You’re limp, you’re lame
You’re starved, you’re drained

The watering can of love, the watering can of love
Will bring you back, Will bring you back
The watering can of love, the watering can of love
Will bring you back, Will bring you back

You’ve been cursing yourself,
Beating down and hurting yourself
It has to end
Before it ends – you

Start to live with yourself
It’s hard forgiving yourself
But then you see
You’re all you need to be

The watering can of love, the watering can of love
Will bring you back, Will bring you back
The watering can of love, the watering can of love
Will bring you back, Will bring you back