Heart Beat Faster

from Canary in a Coal Mine by Anna Vogelzang

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could you make me something metal?
could you build it so I’m strong?
but please be sure that it is functional
for when this all starts going wrong

I suppose it could be a pedestal
for the weak rhythm of my heart
please weld it better, write me love letters
for when the doctors say you’ve gone

but I can feel the phantom beating
of your heartbeat while I'm asleep
& will is not the same as follow through,
it takes brute force & sometimes surgery
heart, beat faster / heart, beat faster
make me stronger, I'm six feet under
heart, beat faster

my fuse is itching to run out
is there machinery you could bring?
see I was born into this broken mess
not even miles seem to fix

with every day a little death
and I hope that trip is beautiful
but maybe the gears that grind against your wheels
could spark a kickstart to my chest

but I can feel the phantom beating
of your heartbeat while I'm asleep
& will is not the same as follow through,
it takes brute force & sometimes surgery
and my defenses have been waning
but I have promises to keep
& tried is not the same as being true,
it takes brute force & sometimes honesty
heart, beat faster / heart, beat faster
make me stronger, I'm six feet under
heart -

oh July, you seem so far away
your heat parades by threatening fallouts
you're just a ghost through my walls
you're such a strange charade
wrap your sucker punches up in scrap metal
oh baby, you make me blush

now I will become lion-hearted
& stand up brave with arms outstretched
and wave my keys in these electric storms
till I have out-tempted this test

it's just a picture, just a song
it's just a secret bound in chicken wire
keep it, a keepsake for when I have gone
the time of reckoning has come

but I can feel the phantom beating
of your heartbeat while I'm asleep
& will is not the same as follow through,
it takes brute force & sometimes surgery
and my defenses have been waning
but I have promises to keep
& tried is not the same as being true,
it takes brute force & sometimes honesty
heart, beat faster / heart, beat faster
make me stronger, I'm six feet under
heart, beat faster

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from Canary in a Coal Mine, released February 28, 2012
Anna Vogelzang: Guitars, Vocals, Tambourine
Joseph Arnold: Fiddle
Emily Hope Price: Cello
Todd Sickafoose: Upright Bass
Brian Viglione: Drums

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