THE HEART'S ELECTRIC EP

by King Commoner

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released March 28, 2019

Music and Lyrics: King Commoner

Drums: Emily Dolan Davies

Pedal Steel /& Banjo: Brandon Bankes

Guitars on "Nothing Left To Hide: Mike Shivas

Mixing / Mastering: Evren Göknar

Recording Engineer: Claire Morison

Album Artwork: Jolene Casko

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Americana with electronica, made in LA.

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Track Name: IT WOULD BREAK ME
If I could see all of the years I've run
Hating all I was
It would break me for sure

Holidays that I was high, alone
Looking for someone
Almost broke me, for sure
Almost broke me like a stone

For the days that we spent
Like the graves of the dead
Look alive
When it's all in our heads

And the path that we tread
Left a trail where we bled
Brown and red
So I'm still on my meds

After all the years and beers I've drunk
Singing here unsung
You could slay me for sure
You could lay me on the floor

And if all the ones that got away
Said I had a chance that day
It would break me for sure
Like an aching in my bones

For the days that we spent
Yeah just lying in bed
Innocence
In a sense we were glad

But the graves of the dead
Look alive in our heads
When they ain't
They're a sign that was left

And to anyone who ever heard
From someone they were nothing
It could break you for sure
It could drag you down below

Honey sometimes all that you got left
Is settling or running
It can take you down the road
It could break you for sure

For the words that we speak
Like the days of the week
Are our names for the world
That we need to believe

And the lies that we tell
To ourselves for a spell
While we wait
For a turn in the well

In the life that we live
May the road have a bend
For there's always a light in the end
Track Name: HERE IT COMES AGAIN
Crossing in the sunlight
I still get cold
Thinking about last night
I feel alone

And oh, here it comes again
The leaves a rustling
The whispers in the wind
Then I remember

Riding on the subway
The windows black
Headache like a runway
And heart attacked

And oh, here it comes again
The daytime dreaming
The trying to pretend
I don’t remember

And the sign above me's telling me
The same words that you said
The future’s in my hands
But it’s all in my head

Opening the front door
The air is stale
Should’ve hit the drugstore
And bought some ale

And oh, there I go again
A broke emotion
Spitting in the wind

And the heart inside’s reminding me
Of all the things I did
The days that seemed so bright ahead
Before I hit the skids

And my place is just a list of all
The things I planned to do
But the only one that matters to me now
Is losing you
Track Name: 'TILL THE SUN
Sometime before dawn
I could hear you breathing soft
Far off dreaming, pixie dust
But I was lost
Thinking how you’d said
Maybe we’ve all been misled
And there’s something unseen out there
Like ultraviolet or infrared

Till the sun
Baby come lie down
Bring your thoughts
To the here and now
I hear your storm
But the bed is warm
You’re allowed

And later when it rained
You got high and cooked all day
I ate a bit, but I refrained
I was afraid
to look away

Haunted by the thoughts
Of what I’d do and who I was
And why the things I’d left undone
Came all at once

Till the dusk
Baby just lie down
Bring your thoughts
To the here and now
Another’s touch is enough for us
Don’t be proud

That night in the dark
I could hear your beating heart
All the angels with their harps
Have never found a sweeter sound

And though the thoughts remain
You can keep the dark at bay
You can fight and win the day
With a love

The stars are out
Baby don’t talk now
Keep on walking
And don’t look down
The great unknown
Is a home sweet home
Live in doubt

Till the sun
Baby come lie down
Bring your thoughts
To the here and now
I see your storm
But our bed is warm
We’re allowed

And somewhere in the crowd
There’s a faintly whispered sound
You can barely make it out
Unless you’re quiet as a mouse

But when we’re at a loss
When the cold world takes its shot
Honey, that’s all that we’ve got
It’s our life, it’s our lot

Till the sun
Baby come lie down
Don’t get caught
By the turnabout
I feel your storm
But my arms are warm
When in doubt
Track Name: NOTHING LEFT TO HIDE
I couldn't escape the suspicion
Ambition was all overblown
As I stood in the ruins of my kingdom undone
Honey, you were the heir to my throne

Remember we met in your office
Makes sense now that we never worked
You perfectly dressed, and my shit a mess
I think your boss called me a jerk

But everyone's broken in some way
We all got a crack that we hide
And maybe my problem is talking too much
But I just can't keep it inside

And I've got nothing left to hide

In those days we were quite the item
I look back and say 'what a ride'
But it came apart when you guarded your heart
And darling I know that you tried

'Course everyone's broken in some way
We all got a memory to hide
And when I hear a voice that sings in my key
Then I let that voice be my guide

'Cause I got nothing left to hide

Love is like breaking and entering
You always leave something behind
And I get the feeling what I left was nothing
That you have a need for or mind

But everyone's broken in some way
Like lions in search of our pride
After all that's gone wrong I carry along

'Cause I got nothing left to hide
Track Name: SAID AND DONE
Footfalls all along the beach
Broken bottles littered cut my feet
I start to bleed
I'm deep at sea

Fires hover over sand
Shadows walk and voices make demands
They talk to me
But I can't speak

Cause it’s all been said and done
Nothing's lost by us or won

Waves are crashing on the reef
Like a dream and somehow out of reach
And I still see you in my sleep

Cause it’s all been said and done
There’s a worn out piece in everyone

An unpaid bill an unmade bed
High and dry and now I’m left for dead
The time I spent to get ahead

Cause it’s all been said and done
From the fall unto the rising sun

Yeah it’s all been said and done
And the wheat gets cut one by one

A memory of mistletoe
Returns to me from Christmas long ago
And there you’re standing right below

The ball is in your court they said
I must have just misheard or I misread
But on the news I saw you wed

Cause it’s all been said and done
Just a victim of another hit and run

Yeah it’s all been said and done
Nothing's lost by us or won

And it’s all been said and done
And I call out like a beating drum

And it’s all been said and done
From the fall into the rising sun
Track Name: THE HEART'S ELECTRIC
I disconnected
I found the exit down
Left undetected
I guess you’d say
I’m checked out now

And I was standing outside when you called
Yeah I was just about to drown my phone
Like a lonely hermit
Or maybe just split town
Run off and join the circus

You first suggested
I was digging in a hole
And you suspected
That I was headed for a fall

That was when the storm took out my lights
And I was forced to stay inside that night
The Santa Annas blowing
You were the only thought
That ever kept me going

And you turned it round
You talked me down

The heart’s electric
An unprotected route
I need a method
Unplug forget somehow

But long before you’d found your own way out
Disappeared from all the wires and clouds
And just kept going
Beyond the reaches of
The microwaves and modems

And that helped me ground
Yeah you turned it round
You turned it round
You talk me down

And I had nothing left to patch my roof
And I sat there confronting my own truth
The gutters overflowing
You were the only thought
That ever kept me going

You never let them affect you
Like they nothing to connect to
It’s like your spirit is see-through
And I see you

I had bad credit
Did not inherit much
If I couldn’t mend it
I was indebted fucked

But even when the lights all came back on
The only one that mattered was the dawn
Upon the landing
Where I could see your silhouette was standing

You never let them affect you
Like they nothing to connect to
It’s like your spirit is see-through
And I see you

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