Heart Like Feathers (Ltd​.​ Edition)

by Robert Deeble

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Recorded on 2" tape at Type Foundry Studios in Portland. All tracks recorded live with final vocals and strings tracked separately.
CD Prerelease 2/7/2012 • CD/DVD released 4/10/2013

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released April 10, 2013

Produced by Dylan Magierek w/ Adam Selzer

SPECIAL GUESTS:
Victoria Williams,
Ric Hordinski,
Stephen Hodges,
Lotte Kestner (Anna-Lynne Williams)


Robert Deeble: Vocals/Guitar/Piano,
Jeremy Summer: Bass,
Jeremy Dybash: Drums,
Neal Vickers: Cello,
Lili De La Mora: Backing vocals,
Amanda Lawrence: Viola,
Tim Westcott: Ambience.

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Robert Deeble Seattle, Washington

"Beautiful music for the sake of beautiful music" Seattle Weekly


"Deeble's authentic lyrics, along with stunning instrumental arrangements, make this album one of his strongest"
Performer Mag


"Few of his albums are more intimately honest than Heart like Feathers..." Stereo Inversion


"I'm not sure I'd want to start rowing toward a deserted island without it." BLURT (9 out of 10 Stars)
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Track Name: Hearing Voices Seeing Ghosts
HEARING VOICES SEEING GHOSTS

There's a dark heart between us

there's a hole in the sand

There's a girl with a secret

like a dagger in her hand

and she goes...
There's chair by the window
there's a spirit in the room
There's a bottle by the bedside
from the pills she consumed
and she goes...

And she goes out through the window like a crow
flying clipped winged and haunted
And I'm left in the shadow cast below
hearing voices, seeing ghosts.

There's a stillness in the skyline
there's a lightness to the wind
There's a black bird on the high wire
that I’ve come to call my friend
And she goes

And she goes out through the window like a crow
flying clipped winged and haunted
And I'm left in the shadow cast below
hearing voices, seeing ghosts
Hearing voices, seeing ghosts.
Track Name: Weeds
WEEDS

It's good to keep your head …
from the weeds
growing in the back yard
and all the things you said
whispered under breath
and I could be so free
if I could find you in the weeds.

I have never felt like this
so discontent and aimless
Girl we ‘ll get though it
when the winds
begin to shift
And I could be so free,
if you could find me
In the weeds…
Track Name: Exhale
EXHALE

Slow down and ride
the bus stop don’t know how hard you tried
Learn to stand still
take in your breath…

Exhale
feel the air
before it rains, anticipate
The smile of a girl;
it gives her away

I think it's all going to change
I think it's all going to change

Taut like a string,
caught in the mess of everything
The sun and moon prevail
take in their light…

Exhale
feel the air
before the rain, anticipate
The smile of a girl
as she’s walking away

I think it's all going to change
I think it's all going to change
Track Name: Scarecrow
Boom crash
the world went flat,
the sky grew dark and my heart went black

I stood there silent like a stone
All my happiness and joy
stood there like broken toys
across my messy room
Bang clank,
three am,
dogs are barking at the window pane

wife said “baby better look outside.”

Then I slipped into outer space
stood there fighting with a pillow case

wife said “baby wake up it’s all right.”
But I thought I saw a scarecrow in the backyard
it didn’t say a word but it gave me quite a shock

I thought for awhile
that I could make it smile
but I guess were not that far apart
I went to the Doctor,
I said something’s wrong
She said “boy there is something here I can’t put my finger on.”

She sold me placebo
and as she walked me to the door
she said “boy don’t watch those Woody Allen films no more.”
Track Name: Eucharist
Second round before the count,
the gloves went off, we both went down. 

Blindsided by the distance you were just in reach. 

I watched the towers fall on your TV.

Stumbling Hands and burning eyes,
we hold our own, then compromise
I just want to begin again,
I just want to live in our own skin.

I think it’s kind of strange,
we get so close we get estranged.
We get so close, we get estranged.


Forty days and forty nights,

Noah watched the river rise.
You flood again, I go for wood,
all our years misunderstood.


We get so close we get estranged.

**



Walk into mass , the ceilings high with loftiness
and lowered eyes.
The sound of choirs, a slow caress,
covers wounds my heart has dressed.

A Lover's quarrel, all in duress,
I fold my arms for Eucharist
We fell in love - we got enmeshed,
bless me father I'm a mess....

Bless me father I'm a mess.
Track Name: Suzanne
                                                                                                                                                                                  
SUZZANNE

Suzanne,
where have you been?

Salvation Army Band girl
with a red violin...
who knows,
the trouble you are in
We ve been up for hours
and hours on end
and you know...

All the secrets you keep
tucked beneath
the silken white sheets
do they echo in your sleep?
do you remember?
do ya remember?

Suzanne,
you got in too deep.

Ah... the trouble that comes
from the company you keep
and you know
we're losing sleep
we've been up for hours
and hours on end
and you know...

All the secrets you keep
tucked beneath the silken white sheets
do they echo in your sleep?
do you remember?
do ya remember?
do ya remember?
Track Name: Undertow
Standing at a threshold
two sides of an open door
neither of us wanted what we wanted
the two of us in a storm

There are stories I can’t tell, my dear
dead man’s tales that that pale the heart
she walked in where I got dark

And I just fell
into a tide sweeping over
the open the road
We drove for miles
feeling the undertow

Somewhere between the human drive
and a failure of ourselves
a part of me alive to a death march of the self
Feel the blood in my vein
Feel the guilt feel the shame
of anexistential rush of temporal things

And we just fell
into a tide sweeping over
the open the road
I drove for miles feeling the undertow

(break)

And I just fell
into a tide sweeping over
this broken road
I drove for miles leaving the undertow
Track Name: The Colors of Dying
THE COLORS OF DYING

Black heart
a hollow vexing


Long dark road
in the fall of longing


A clipped wing crow
a siren's calling


Black heart 

a hollow vexing


Solitary bird that flies at night,
death of autumn leaves
now taking flight



Silver moon

the light comes piercing


Steel bright blue,
like a scalpel's wounding



The thought of you,
in the light of morning


Autumn hues
in the colors of dying


My heart a solitary bird
that flies at night

*Break this darkened will
until it bleeds some light




Artist note: this line (*) probably influenced unintentionally by Bruce Cockburn's "Lovers in a Dangerous Time" and/or Leonard Cohen's "Anthem."
Track Name: Heart Like Feathers
                                                                                                                                                                                  
HEART LIKE FEATHERS

Everybody’s running to the sound of a burning light
are you with me?

Lovers in the arms
of another sleepless night
can you save me?
come on save me…

Caged bird
singing like a prophetess;
artful and tragic

Behind
the wire lines
of all our complex points of logic

And he woke up
tired of dying
A shame of self
not living in
God-given skin

My mind
holds this building together;
tassel to tether

Salvation comes like a wrecking ball
in a plume of dust and
a heart like feathers

A heart like feathers
Track Name: Sunflower
Here comes the bird to eat the worm,
but he's hiding ‘neath the corn

Big black cat hanging underneath the tree,
waiting for the bird to meet



Sunflower,
where did you go?
Sunflower,
did you know?



Humming bird never hurt no one,
troubadour strayed away from home 

All of life under love and toil,
two hands digging in the soil



There's a garden in our souls, we forget to water
all those storm clouds coming north

i guess we'll get that shower

So rise up now... 
let's shine



Sunflower
i miss you so

Sunflower did you know?



Desert storm across the plains

we dug a ditch to direct the rain

Bright red tractor in the mud

teach us to tinker with a flood*



And I just got your weather report

I'm so sorry about it girl

All those dark clouds around your porch

I think they're blowing over

Let's rise up now and shine




(* Victoria Williams)
Track Name: The Colors of Dying (acoustic)
THE COLORS OF DYING

Black heart
a hollow vexing


Long dark road
in the fall of longing


A clipped wing crow
a siren's calling


Black heart 

a hollow vexing


Solitary bird that flies at night,
death of autumn leaves
now taking flight



Silver moon

the light comes piercing


Steel bright blue,
like a scalpel's wounding



The thought of you,
in the light of morning


Autumn hues
in the colors of dying


My heart a solitary bird
that flies at night

*Break this darkened will
until it bleeds some light




Artist note: this line (*) probably influenced unintentionally by Bruce Cockburn's "Lovers in a Dangerous Time" and/or Leonard Cohen's "Anthem."