The Tank

by Heddwen

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1.
Come Wander 01:20
He said love come wander come wander with me away from this sad world come wander with me He came from the sunset he came from the sea he came from my sorrow and can love only me
2.
This is Why 02:59
Parting my skin, coming in with your emptiness— I could begin to feel full, but I'm over it now Parting my hair with your fingers and resting there empty your lungs at the space between you and my neck I watched with the eyes of a bird or a snake in the grass weaving around at your feet through paths we'd not gone down— there was retreat before they were all found, and my feet they were bare and bleeding right into the ground This is why you will never love me again this is why you will never love me again this is why you will never love me again this is why you will never love me again love me again, love me, again, again, again Don't believe what I said— I have lied and been led to the things that I've done and the ways that I am Don't believe what I said— I have lied and been led to the things that I've done and the ways that I am Dae dae dae dae dae dae dae dae dae dae dae dae dae dae dae dae This is why you will never love me again this is why you will never love me again this is why you will never love me again this is why you will never love me again love me again, love me, again, again, again
3.
All the leaves stripped from the trees leave bare arms waving take off your clothes, feel the wind move through your bones No, this is not the hand this is not the hand that made you no, no, no You can spend your whole life searching, but you know you'll never know Take me down, take me down take me down to the river want to wash my body, wash my body clean Here every day feels like an endless winter and even when the sun comes out, the cold remains I have two eyes, I have two eyes but I have no way to see you and these hands have felt your skin but you were younger then, you were younger then Take me down, take me down take me down to the water want to wash my body in the stream And no, these are not the hands these are not the hands that made you no, no, no You'll spend your whole life searching but you know you'll never know How will you ever know will you ever know will you ever know?
4.
Thin Man 03:41
If you show me your mind, can I read it? Will you look me in the eye once I've seen it? Shadows pass over your hollowed-out mouth as you're sleeping-- holding the lies you gave me and I have been keeping, catching the salt that falls from my eyes as I'm weeping Hope is the language I spoke to you when I belonged here beneath the cracks of the doors we couldn't fit under lying awake in our bed, I forgot what our names were You're a thin man, air child you're a thin man running wild you're a thin man running wild you're a thin man running wild I know where you are but I can't touch you when you are dreaming your mind is the air and my body's the stone it is carving and the night is always so loud when it moves in around me You're a thin man, air child you're a thin man running wild you're a thin man running wild you're a thin man running wild you're a thin man running wild
5.
I, like a spider you became the center of my course— my lifeblood, the thing on which I feed I, like a spider you became the center of my course— my lifeblood, the thing on which I feed I, like a spider you became the center of my course— my lifeblood, the thing on which I feed I promised you could rest here without fearing me I promised you could rest here without fearing me beside me, inside of me without fearing me I promised you could rest here without fearing me I promised you could rest here without fearing me I promised you could rest here without fearing me beside me, inside of me without fearing me I promised you could rest here without fearing me I, like a spider you became the center of my course— my lifeblood, the thing on which I feed I, like a spider you became the center of my course— my lifeblood, the thing on which I feed I, like a spider you became the center of my course— my lifeblood, the thing on which I feed I, like a spider you became the center of my course— my lifeblood, the thing on which I feed
6.
8-Count 02:28
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 from my bed I watch three birds on a telephone wire one flies off and then another then he too, he too is gone gone, gone, gone my typewriter sits tombstone still my typewriter sits tombstone still and I am reduced to bird, to bird I am reduced to bird, to bird watching, watching, watching thought I'd let you know thought I'd let you, thought I'd let you know thought I'd let you know thought I'd let you, thought I'd let you know fucker, fucker, fucker
7.
Blood Moon 04:04
I wait under the blood moon as red sky blackens to night the moon is strung into blackness by bodies of stars burning bright they're falling fast through layers of night the hours pass by and I'm left alone to think about where I am from and how I'll get home I stood over the grass that was lit by the night sky I placed my feet over the blades— they were dry and decayed but they held me upright and don't believe what they say they will not come for you, they will not come don't believe what they say they will not come for you, they will not come they will not come In the mornings I lie here, all of my eyes staring at nothing In the mornings I lie here, all of my eyes staring at nothing your cold back against me, your cold eyes moving away from my face Remember the music you played for me that one night on your knees? Half remembered guitar melody that you wrote when you were in love with somebody else and don't believe what they say they will not come for you, they will not come don't believe what they say they will not come for you, they will not come they will not come You're sorry but you have to leave you're sorry but you have to leave you're sorry but you have to leave so leave, leave, leave, leave, leave and don't believe what I say I will not come for you, I will not come don't believe what I say I will not come for you, I will not come I will not come I will not come I will not come
8.
Let's go on a drive, let's go far Put my feet on the dash of your car If we stay I don't think I can stand it Faces in trees have stories for me All the life that they've seen All the while they were standing still Mmm.... I'm made of sugar and dirt And my heart doesn't hurt When I'm alone Mmm... You hold me back and I'm grateful I'll give you all that I have when I'm able Now that we're out here on the road Are you gonna do what you're told? You've never been one to just go along Mmm.... Please, stay just a while in the grass Tell the stories you recall from your past All the while I'll be standing still Mmm... Don't turn your back on me angel I'll give you all that I have when able... Free falling form Go with the lord Amen Amen Amen Amen Amen Ahh.....
9.
Altar 03:29
At the altar of my life I wait for love to find me How much must my heart repent To quiet shame inside me? Ooh... you can't know how much you mean to me How much I've been crying Ooh... you can't know how I'm stretching to reach you In these finite hours Nothing is so beautiful Ad the faces I see when I'm dreaming Or your mouth stretched in sweet surprise At all the moments worth keeping Ooh... don't leave me hanging onto this moment Kissing you without touching Ooh... you can't know how I'm stretching to reach you Drawing air without breathing Ooh... you can't know how much you mean to me In these finite hours... At the altar of my life I wait for love to find me
10.
These are the saddest of things, these are among the saddest of things

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This album was recorded at The Tank Center for Sonic Arts in Rangely, Colorado. The Tank has a natural 45-second delay which shaped the song selection, performance, and recording techniques used in this unique immersive album. We're so excited to share it with you!

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released November 15, 2019

Mixing & recording engineer: Steve Skinner
Producers: Katie Rudman, Riley Skinner, Steve Skinner
Vocals & Guitar: Katie Rudman & Riley Skinner
Additional vocalists on "These are the Saddest of Things": Steve Skinner, Samantha Lightshade, Jason Trow

All music & lyrics were written by Katie Rudman and Riley Skinner with the exception of "Come Wander" which is a cover composed by Jeff Alexander and sung by Bonnie Beecher and "8-Count" which uses text from a Charles Bukowski poem of the same title.

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Heddwen Seattle, Washington

Heddwen is a folk noir project with singer-songwriters Katie Rudman & Riley Skinner.

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