You Tried To Give Your Heart Away

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you like to start your swim at the bottom
where your body can swim across the oceans bed
i don't really care where I end up
so long as it's in over my head

you tried to give your heart away
but no one wanted it because it had two legs
of its own and it walked the other way
towards somebody's home

it don't speak to living things
the walk is draining its weary eyes
swollen knees

you like to start your falls from the tops of trees
dive in to a blanket of fallen leaves
i like jumping from building to building
so i don't have to walk below

where i don't have to speak to living things
the walk is draining my weary eyes
swollen knees

you tried to give your heart away
but no one wanted it
cause it had two legs
of its own

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from By The Back Stair, released June 9, 2011

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Banded Stilts

"Banded Stilts reach back to the grand old folk traditions within a contemporary alt-roots sound" (Toronto.com) and utilize a variety of instruments including guitars, accordion and violin to tell stories of ghost towns, gold rushes and goners. The group has showcased at Sappyfest, Halifax POP Explosion, the ECMA's and have toured the country by train. "Little Village" is the bands debut LP. ... more

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