Flap Your Crazy Wings

by The Heart Strings

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1.
02:03
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.
2.
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 !
3.
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
4.
03:21
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.
5.
03:18
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
6.
03:38
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.
7.
03:35
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
8.
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.
9.
02:51
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 …
10.
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.
11.
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.
12.
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

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“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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