In Chains (EP)

by Dead Heart Bloom

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    The 'In Chains' EP from the 2008 Dead Heart Bloom 3 EP series. Includes 4-panel, full color CD. Bonus Dead Heart Bloom stickers and immediate digital download included. Get the complete set of 3 EPs, below, for only $10.
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  • Combo package of all 3 EPs from the 2008 Dead Heart Bloom series. Package includes three, 4-panel, full color EPs, with interlocking artwork designed by Frank + Victor design from Austin, TX. Bonus Dead Heart Bloom stickers and immediate digital download of the 'In Chains' EP included.
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  • The entire Dead Heart Bloom catalog including: the self-titled debut; "Chelsea Diaries"; the 3 EP seres ("Fall In", "Oh Mercy", and "Fall In"); and the latest release, "Strange Waves". Package includes free stickers (click on the image above for a larger photo).
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The third, and last, in a series of 2008 Dead Heart Bloom EP releases. Each EP in the series explores a different musical style: Fall In (dream pop); Oh Mercy (rock); and In Chains (ambient folk).

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released December 31, 2008

Written, recorded, and produced by Dead Heart Bloom. Mastered at The Lodge, New York, NY. Cover design by Frank + Victor, Austin, TX.

Boris Skalsky (vocals, keys, guitars, bass)
Paul Wood (guitars, keys)
Nathan Goheen (bass)
John Hadfield (drums)
Caleb Burhans (violin/viola)
Rubin Kodheli (cello)

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Dead Heart Bloom New York

Dead Heart Bloom was formed by songwriter, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Boris Skalsky and guitarist Paul Wood following the dissolution of their previous band, the Washington, DC-based Phaser.

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Track Name: Flash In A Bottle
Flash in a bottle pass it around,
your sons and daughters will lay it down,
careful to let it not touch the ground
flash in a bottle pass it around.

I left the morning you got the call,
father was breaking down in the hall,
your sister cried like she’d never done before—
flash in a bottle broken and torn.

He was a fighter making the rounds,
taken to slaughter without a sound,
never was angered when they ran him out of town,
flash in a bottle hitting the ground.

She moves her lips as she’s reading the note
he wrote that morn in the words of a poet:
‘I bid you farewell though I know not where I’m going,
like a flash in a bottle left and alone.’

Flash in a bottle don’t let us down,
give us no warning where you are bound,
set like a sun that’s gently laying down,
flash in a bottle— broken but proud.
Track Name: Falling Toward Goodbye
I spent a lifetime with another when it was you I wanted all along. That night you held me close and I became afraid—it was then I lost us both forever.

We fall toward goodbye never thinking it will end
and wake to find that time is a careless friend.

So choose your moment and be patient because every word is precious now. Go to her, or you will lose her love for good— a life is useless if you break it.

We fall toward goodbye never thinking it will end
and wake to find that time is a faithless friend.
Track Name: Halfway Gone
Oh my, it’s a sentence passed by
a crowd of failures afraid for their lives.
But you should know what you already know:
that that is only a state of the mind.

Oh no, oh no, you’re breaking my heart,
I know, I know, they’re breaking you down,
don’t let them sow doubt in what’s already halfway gone.

Go home. Get some rest in your soul
and don’t come back until you’re ready for more.
Don’t you stop until you’re ready to drop down from a great height
you’ve never believed in before.

Oh no, oh no, you’re breaking my heart,
I know, I know, they’re breaking you down,
don’t let them convict you for being a halfway gone.
Track Name: Farther Than You
You’re so numb losing all that time
to a muse that refuse to rise
so give it up this time
the more you fail the more you’re trying
mama don’t you come back and make of him a fool.
You’ve a tale to tell but your tongue’s all tied
you got a voice but the voice run dry
it’s cracking like your throat’s on fire
you’re never going to find your style
you got a song but it’s not living like it should
you got a feeling but the feeling don’t feel very good.

I’ll keep to singing this until it goes right
there’s no small comfort in wanting to try
but you’re much wiser than I so I’ll fall farther than you.

You got a dream and a wounded pride
bleeding out like a Memphis sky
don’t you ever dare to fly
sit your soft self down and die
you’re not coming back jack like you said you would
and it’s getting so bad it don’t even matter if you could.

I’m not too good at this, I’m much to shy.
Is there no place in the soul for me to hide?
You dream smaller than I so I’ll fall farther than you.
I’m much too sad for this I don’t know why
but there’s no shame in once wanting to cry.
You’re much stronger than I so I’ll fall farther than you.
Track Name: Impossible New City Dream
Go to sleep.
Don’t ask your body to repeat the day,
Go to sleep, my darling, go to sleep.
Not every dream will always become reality
that’s the way the city goes to sleep.

Go to sleep.
Don’t ask your mother to repeat her song,
So long, my darling, go to sleep.
There’ll come a day
when all your dreams will sway
like dreams will sway
but not today, my darling, not today.