Heartbeat (Studio LP)

by George Woods

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"Heartbeat" reads from the first track to the last to create one long story. A songwriters concept album.

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released November 29, 2012

Engineered & Mixed by Peter Recine at The Record Co (Boston) and Phase 1 Studios (NYC)
Mastered by Larry DeVivo at SilverTone Mastering

George Woods - Vocals and Guitars
Heather Smist - BG Vocals
Max Butler - Keys, Organs, Pianos
Tyreek Jackson - Bass
Victor Hernandez - Drums, Percussion
Sean Peters - Trumpet
Ben Whiting - Bari & Tenor Sax
Quinn Carson - Trombone
Sue Buzzard - 1st Violin
Madelaine Ripley - 2nd Violin
Anna Stromer - Viola
Trevor Jarvis - Cello

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George Woods is the Hipster Romantic Indie Songwriter

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Track Name: Shake My Soul
You might know how she breathes when she sleeps at night
You might know how it feels to have her heart beating into your bare side
but I know how she'll take her coffee in the morning
and I know how she likes to be.
Oh I know she'll wear her hair messed up all day tomorrow
just to brag as she Shakes My Soul

You must be another name she's checking off her list
You must be
You're a toy, something new to show off to all of her friends
‘Cause you see I know how she'll take her coffee in the morning
and I know how she likes to be
Oh I know she'll wear her hair messed up all day tomorrow
just to brag as she Shakes My Soul

And I saw her less and less with each passing week
You walk her home one night, some bar fight bruise is swelling up your face
and your name is threaded through every word she speaks
So who am I to say?
Who am I to say that I know how she'll take her coffee in the morning
That I know how she likes to be
But oh I know she'll wear her hair Messed up all day tomorrow
Just to brag as she Shakes My Soul
Oh I know she’ll wear her hair messed up all day tomorrow
And I know just how she likes to be
Yeah I know just what its gonna do to me
I know she’ll Shake My Soul
How she Shakes My Soul
Track Name: Wasn't Enough
I've been beating rhythm like a broken heart
I’ve been ramblin’ like a wise man who lost his spark
I've been loving you like some forgotten art
but it Wasn’t Enough no
it just Wasn’t Enough no

You're a stone in the sea beating back the waves
Yes I try to hold you tight but you always stray
Yea You tell me you love me and you walk away
and it Wasn’t Enough no
it just Wasn’t Enough no

‘Cause I give and I give but it never takes
You kept me around just for having sake
Not to be cruel, but here's the news, see
Baby I'm leaving and I feel fine

Now your name is a melody I used to know
Your face is a stranger that’s crossing the road
You're the memory of who I used to be
When I Wasn’t Enough no
When I Wasn’t Enough no

‘Cause I 'd give and I'd give but it never takes
You kept me around just for having sake
Not to be cruel it aint me its you
Baby I'm leaving and I feel fine
Track Name: Stock In The Stars
I carried my love around in a paper bag
And when it began to storm it tore a hole
The contents spilled out onto the ground
and then she came around

Well marbles and paper planes came tumbling down
She took them all away, “Lets play a better game
Oh catch me if you can I'm the smile on the moon
And I am here for you.”

She took off my pale and ragged clothes
Brought me to a satin cushioned room and said
"This is a place you can call your own
This is a place that you could love
This is a place you can call your home, Home

Never put much Stock Into The Stars
Never put much faith into the fates
Never put much Stock Into The Stars
Never put much faith into the fates
But I'm wondering…
Track Name: Marry Me
I know you worry sometimes how we both lead such different lives
How I'm growing thin up top,
and your still so bright
But I don’t ever want to be without your love
I don’t ever want to be with out the things that I'm made of
So kick back and take a load off of your mind
Sit up so you hear the next line

Marry Me Baby, Marry Me Baby
Smile while I drive you crazy
When you hear me say Marry Me
I've got passion and I've got soul, but my voice it was frail. My voice it was cold.
You come in singing all of your sweet songs
Now your voice is my voice, and these songs are your songs
But I don’t ever want to be without your love
I don’t ever want to be with out the things that I'm made of

So Marry Me Baby, Marry Me Baby
Smile while I drive you crazy

See I know a ring is a precious thing but I don’t afford too much
I write you promises I write you poetry
and put it into a song
and sing it all the time love

Marry Me Baby
Smile while I drive you crazy
Track Name: Running Away
Well she stops to smell the roses
She's got a thing for flowers
Would of been could of been making love to her for hours
But she paints her lips with red tape
She knows my hands are tied
Still I've been hanging onto her
The whole damn night

But aint no road home that way
Still I've been falling in love
with Running Away

Well my hands they move without me
I'm tied around her waist
I'll just walk the lady home cause it’s getting too damn late, or so I say
Now she's singing like a siren, my boat is lost to sea
I am sinking into her,
She’s sinking into me

But aint no road home that way
Still I've been falling in love
With Running Away

A fool ain’t a man who doesn’t know
He understands but still he goes
Still he goes though he knows
Ain’t no road home that way
But I've been falling in love
With Running Away
Track Name: You Are The Moon
No one understands the words I say when I say them to you
No one understands the game we play
Nobody knows where I have gone
Nobody knows what we’ve become
You shower in the next room
You comb your hair I stop and stare at you.

‘Cause I think about you so damn much
My pulse it starts to move
Wanna reach out to touch
But You’re The Moon

A harvest on your lips an apple on your hips and a hunger that grows
But we’d be bled if we were fed you know
Laughter on the telephone, we don’t know what we’ve become.
You change in the next room
You shave your face I stop and stare at you

‘Cause I think about you so damn much
My pulse starts to move
Wanna reach out to touch
But You’re The Moon
Track Name: Heartbeat
You Purr into my neck on the train
The way we are and the things we say just aren’t the same
When you're away I'm just missing you
Could see so easily just... but

My heart is stuck in somebody else's location
Every time I call you babe I'm on vacation with her
Our heads are spinning round and round
Don’t know what we've found, but can we hear the sound of reason
Over the Heartbeat,
Over the Heartbeat babe

I pick a blue flower to lace your hair
Passing strangers think that we are together
I want to hold your hand but it might be too familiar
There’s two people in the way we both know their names
And when I’m away are you just missing me?
Could you see so easily just kissing me?

Well your heart is stuck in somebody else's location
every time you call me babe I’m on vacation with her
Our heads are spinning round and round
Don’t know what we've found, but can we hear the sound of reason
Over the Heartbeat
Over the Heartbeat babe

We both know we are in love already
It’s not like there's something that we are forgetting
but I'm loving mixing my time and your time together
It’s just going to be so hard to tell her that, “My heart is stuck in somebody else's location
Every time I call you babe I'm on vacation with her
Our heads are spinning round and round
don’t know what we've found, but can we hear the sound of reason
Over the Heartbeat
Over the Heartbeat babe”
Track Name: Trying To Get Back
Never slept together just laid down
only closed my eyes to take a glance at being with someone who just couldn’t treat me right.
‘Cause she never had the chance

Woulda' been a fast romance I said
like a candle burning both its ends, cracks and bends
but would we've taken our time with love growing like the vine that wraps around our summer home someday?

and every dream was dreamt every tear was wept was only Trying To Get Back
to the sweet arms of your love
Quiet country porch and rocking chairs
I sit alone with messed up silver hair
She's singing in the garden.
For the den she's picking flowers
I don’t know her name yet, but it sounds a lot like yours

Every dream was dreamt, every tear was wept was only Trying To Get Back
To the sweet arms of your love
Track Name: Lucky One
I lit a candle was talking all about our love.
Then it fizzled out I swear the wick it turned to smoke
tried to light it back up myself, but it took the hands of someone else

Then there were days all I dreamt was a California sun,
and everywhere I looked oh Lord you know I saw someone
but it wasn't you babe. Even though I know that I am the Lucky one to be here inside your love
I am the Lucky one.

Cause you lift me up so much higher than I've been before
Though I'm your red wine was spilled upon a wooden floor
You’ve got love slipping through the cracks
Is it something you even want back?

I don’t know how you could even try and blame yourself
Babe this love we got only a fool would try to sell
You're my kind of beautiful
Nobody does it quite like you do so
I am the Lucky one to be here inside your love
I am the Lucky one

So we're gonna see this through
We’re gonna work it out
We’re gonna see this through even if you kick me out
So we're gonna see this through
We’re gonna work it out even if you run me through

You lift me up so much higher than I've been before
Any other girl would have punched me square in the jaw
I'll be old and lonely someday
Will you be old and lonely with me?
Old and lonely with me
Lonely with me
Lonely with me…
Track Name: You Are The Sun
Golden curtain glow on your skin
Linger on you in the morning
Please God make time still
So I can hold you
Your love to blame for the man I’ve become
My youth I’ll blame for making me run
Wake to you so much that You Are The Sun
Your heart’s the Earth I’ve been walking on.

I will Love You, I will Love You
all my days

Strange I hear the chimes we never hung
My things all boxed up in the next room
Baby I’m just too damn young
Drawn to the night for what I can’t touch

I will Love You, I will Love You
all my days

I have heard lost love called a ghost
A shadow haunting sunny days
I will call your love the sun
I’ll never lose it that way
But it will haunt me all the same
It will haunt me all the same
It will haunt me all the same

You Are The Sun
You Are The Sun
You Are The Sun
You Are The Sun
You Are The Sun
You Are The Sun
Track Name: The Wedding Song
We were the passion and the fire atop the world when we were young
We carved a promise to each other in the trees that yearn for sun
That when its overcast and all is lost We'll be the light
to guide the other home and be the warmth at their bedside
We'll wrap these words around our fingers as the world turns on and on
As long as your here in my arms
As long as your here in my arms
As long as your here in my arms I will be fine

I drop the kids at school and life has slowed down since the wedding day
but then a call that afternoon said Jane had been bullied at school
And when we picked her up she was a' crying like a child
the gum stuck in her hair would not come loose though how we tried
and when her golden locks fell down like feathers on the kitchen floor, she said,
As Long as you're here in my arms
As Long as you're here in my arms
As Long as you're here in my arms I will be fine

I buried you beside our tree our signature remained from long ago
The earth reclaimed what was her due and left me alone
and when my darkness comes a sleep that never ever ends
my feet will lose the ground and just a body lies in bed
Ill find your face before the gates and Peter guarding heavens door
As long as your here in my arms I will be fine.