The Hammer & The Heart

by Susan Cattaneo

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WORK HARD LOVER HARDER Father time’s got a job to do Punches in his time card then he’s coming for you You pray to Saint Joe for that 9 to 5 You should be praying to St. Valentine CHORUS: The heart beats louder than the dollar Shines a light in a world gone darker Draws joy in permanent marker Work hard but love harder Hug your kids, call your mother Be grateful and be kind to others Kiss more, laugh more just for starters Work hard, but love harder You get so lost in your daily grind You forget that there ain’t no second time, no second time around 20, 30, 40 years fly through Suddenly you wondering where’d your dreams get to CHORUS What are you waiting for? What are you waiting for? What are you waiting for? Be a friend don’t be a martyr Make mistakes, they’ll make you smarter Take your life and turn it up louder Work hard love harder
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THE RIVER ALWAYS WINS At the diner downtown, old timers sit around Talk about the flood of ‘42 How they watched from higher ground, as the water took it down Like a verse from the bible coming true After losing everything, you could hear the hammers ring As they built it all back up again The mill wheels turned, and they kneeled in church Washed of all their sins But the river always wins I come down from the mountain Like judgement from on high Going home to the ocean And I don’t give a damn About the dreams of man And I won’t be denied Boys with fishing poles and born again souls Lovers with their hearts ablaze I’ve always been there, for the lonely in despair I took a few in my dark embrace I’ve seen the mills pull out and the jobs go south It ain’t ever been the same way since For all the things they try to change, I will always remain I’ll be damned but I won’t give in Cause the river always wins Chorus
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IN THE GROOVES You’d drop the needle on a 45 Watch as the whole world came alive Round and round, the music sparked To the beat, beat, beat of your vinyl heart It gave Elvis his blue suede shoes And James Brown all his stylish moves That turntable spoke the gospel truth It said, it all comes down to what's in the grooves. The record store was just down my block You could buy a little magic for a couple of bucks Rush it home, slip it out of its sleeve The A side, the B side, then repeat It helped Little Richard find his oohs And gave Chuck Berry his rhythm and blues That turntable spoke the gospel truth It said, it all comes down to what's in the grooves. We cut a rug to those rocking songs We kissed on couches, we sang along Those skips and scratches gave the music soul It was a revolution of rock and roll We heard three Kings sing the blues And Cash and Hank and Lefty too And Merle and Buck and the Buckaroos Just one listen and we all knew That it all comes down to what's in the grooves.
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WHEN LOVE GOES RIGHT Fireflies are sparkling in the August heat That’s the main attraction out here in the yard On the very last of our lawn chair days We’re leaning back to take in all the stars Feels like heaven’s coming down to this Just lovers in the night Nothing more, nothing less That’s what’s left when love goes right All the love that’s come to stay in this old house You see it hanging in the pictures in the hall We’ve made it through the hard times and a thousand tears Cause the thousand kisses made it worth it all Chorus It’s the same face across the kitchen table It’s the same moon hanging in the sky When you wear your years together it’s something beautiful The perfect way your hand fits into mine When all our worldly cares have been put away And it’s almost time to turn in for the night We’ll hold each other in the quiet dark While the beating of our hearts is keeping time Chorus
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LONELY BE MY LOVER That old black clock is ticking on the nightstand Like a time bomb And I reach for him in the soft blue light of the late show But he’s long gone And here you are again Sharing my bed Just like you’ve always done Lonely, be my lover you’ve always been my friend Lonely, be my lover I’m giving up, I’m giving in Cause I’m better off loving you than loving him That old kitchen sink is dripping like a teardrop And it won’t stop And these empty rooms like his empty words They just go on, and they don’t stop But I’ve made my peace Just out of his reach And my will be done Chorus We all got something broke A wreck to call our own And mine feels just like home Chorus
6.
DRY You shut the door I shut my eyes You don’t want to talk And I don’t want to fight I shut my eyes We fake a smile So polite Put on a show But nothing makes us right We fake a smile Words, words are like water Words, words are like water And this well’s gone dry We blame each other We’ve come apart We came as lovers That’s who we were, not who we are We’ve come apart Chorus Daylight breaks We’re side by side A lover’s wake And not a tear to cry For you and I Chorus
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TEN KINDS OF TROUBLE I’ve always had a thing for The King A shy boy with a southern drawl Always puts my heart in a spin So when you walked in, cool and slow You had me before you even said hello Jet black hair, sky blue eyes I thought my oh my oh my You’re ten kinds of trouble You gotta a voice like Tupelo honey, Ten kinds of trouble Your bad boy smile has this heart runnin’ The way you walk The way you talk As sweet as southern rock and roll You ain’t never been to Memphis, boy But you’ve got Elvis in your soul I’m never running wild With my heart But now, I’m wondering if there’s fire Just beyond this spark If you’re bad news, I wanna read all about it, You’re worth the fall, I don’t even doubt it Wanna go for broke, get all shook up Could this be love, love, love Chorus One, two, three, four This is what my heart’s for Five, six, seven Feels like heaven Eight, nine, ten Won’t you kiss me again and again and again Chorus
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WORK HARD LOVE HARDER The heart beats louder than the dollar Shines a light in a world gone darker Draws joy in permanent marker Work hard but love harder Father time’s got a job to do Punches in his time card then he’s coming for you You pray to Saint Joe for that 9 to 5 You should be praying to St. Valentine CHORUS: The heart beats louder than the dollar Shines a light in a world gone darker Draws joy in permanent marker Work hard but love harder Hug your kids, call your mother Be grateful and be kind to others Kiss more, laugh more just for starters Work hard, but love harder You get so lost in your daily grind You forget that there ain’t no second time, no second time around 20, 30, 40 years fly through Suddenly you wondering where’d your dreams get to CHORUS What are you waiting for? What are you waiting for? What are you waiting for? Be a friend don’t be a martyr Make mistakes, they’ll make you smarter Take your life and turn it up louder Work hard love harder
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ORDINARY MAGIC The way the stones love the river And the earth loves the rain I’ve loved you for a lifetime But it feels just like a day And I count my blessings To be under your spell Its just ordinary magic You know me so well When my heart takes a tumble And the world opens wide I can’t tell what’s broken What’s past or what’s mine Shadows surround me I’m stumbling blind With your ordinary magic You quiet my mind The words you say, they work a charm You simply know your way around my heart Rain in the streets A reflection of sky The waltz of the leaves Your hand in mine These moments of beauty No one may see They’re just ordinary magic Ordinary magic Just ordinary magic You and me
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CARRIED Love me in silence Don’t tell me everything is going to be ok Hold still the sadness If I’m breaking apart, don’t try to save me Just wait Some things can’t be fixed. They can only be carried. Sometimes holding on is right where we should be When grief is heavy in my chest A 1,000 pound stone around my neck Feels like I can hardly bear the weight. Some things can’t be fixed. They can only be carried. Love me in darkness Don’t say that there’s a reason it was meant to be Words, they won’t solve this Just hold my hand and share this moment quietly Just breathe Chorus Surrender, surrender Don’t fight what you can’t win Remember, remember Sure, the tide goes out, but it comes clear in Some things can’t be fixed they can only be carried Sometimes just holding on is how is you are healing When grief is heavy in your chest A 1,000 lb stone around your neck Feels like you can hardly bear the weight, Just wait Some things can’t be fixed they can only be carried
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Bitter Moon 04:02
BITTER MOON Darling Don’t you call me darling Can’t you see I’m getting on with getting over you You loved me Felt just like you drugged me Running in my blood til there was nothing I could do Oh, you left me changed Now, there’s just the ache And my first taste of a bitter moon My first night alone without you My first heart a shade of blue And this new life in this new light Of a bitter moon Miss me You say you miss me But maybe you’re just lonely for something warm to hold I need you But how can I believe you The way that you throw love around like you were throwing stones Oh, you’ve left me changed Now there’s just the ache Chorus
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SMOKE I fall, I break, I yearn, I ache to make you mine I envy love, I want so much make you mine I plead, I beg, you take and take but you’re not mine You’re never mine You only want what I don’t have Just out of reach of these two open hands You won’t let me pull you close Loving you is like catching smoke Crushed with doubt, I shut my mouth to make you mine I charm, I choke, you dangle hope that you’ll be mine I growl, I bite, I’m someone I don’t even like So you’ll be mine Chorus Maybe I don’t need to fix me I’m not broke Watch me go What I want is what I am Just in reach of these two open hands I breathe you in and let you go Loving you, is like catching smoke
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FIELD OF STONE When I was ten, the highwaymen broke ground and broke the heart of my hometown They tore down oaks to plant eight rows of asphalt, laying that blacktop down We forgot what silence was in the rolling thunder of the nighttime trucks And that rumble in my chest felt just like love Ooh, you can’t raise nothing in a field of stone Ooh you learn real quick that you can’t go home What matters most You feel it so close When I was ten, my daddy left, my mama said all men are no good strays But my child’s mind was sure if I’d done better, he’d have loved me, he’d have stayed I wished him back with all my might On every muted star in those highway lights And my heart grew hard and tight Ooh, you can’t raise nothing in a field of stone Ooh you learn real quick that you’re on your own What matters most You feel it so close I have my mother’s hands and heartache And my father’s need to run My history is my headstone in this grave they dug Ooh, you can’t raise nothing in a field of stone Ooo you learn real quick that what’s gone is gone What matters most You feel it so close So close That field of stone
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FADE TO BLUE I go through these empty days Out of tune, out of place Since we’ve gone our separate ways I hold another’s heart Thought I’d made a brand new start but When the memories fall like rain You’re a feeling I can’t shake I just fade to blue Steal away in silence I just fade to blue Lost without you I’m sinking way too deep You’re ancient history Can’t give me what I need Do you think of me now and then? Is my voice inside your head Is my kiss still on your skin? Will I disappear if you forget? Chorus I regret the dusk that fell between the two of us And the darkness that just Fades to blue I just fade to blue Lost without you
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credits

released August 25, 2017

Produced by Susan Cattaneo

Except Back Door Slam produced by Stu Kimball

Recorded and Engineered by:

Steph Durwin and Sam Margolis at Dagotown Recorders, Boston MA
Andy Pinkham at Mortal Music, Charlestown, MA
Dave Westner at Woolly Mammoth Studios and Side Hill Sound, Waltham MA
Jason McEntire at Sawhorse Studio, St. Louis, MO
Sean McLaughlin at 37’ Productions. Rockland MA

Mixed by:

Lorne Entress at Harmony Street Studio Pomfret, CT
Except Back Door Slam mixed by Stu Kimball and Dave Westner at Wooly Mammoth Sound Waltham, MA

Mastered by Dave Mc Nair at McNair Mastering

Cover art by Sarah Gensert and Gavin Miller

The Bottle Rockets appear courtesy of Bloodshot Records

This record would not have happened without all those who supported it through Pledge Music. Especially:

Carina Bendz and her family, Roger Garcia Bertrand and Andrew Ferren, Lian Dolan, John Doherty, Dustin, Gordon H Jee, Catherine Graham, Sue & Rich Hanson, Andreas Laemmermann, the Luster Family, Chuck McDermott and Anne Lyon, Alex Min & Sang-Jeong Lee-Min, Marella Pessina, the St. John's Coffeehouse in Arlington MA, Ashley Jones Tagatac with Chris, Madeline, and Cameron, Dan & Kathy Tappan, Michael Wartofsky, Rishi & Karuna

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