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Spring: Hearts need blood

from The Hardship Diaries by Dave McPherson

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This track has been recreated a number of times. It first appeared during the demo sessions prior to InMe's 'Herald Moth' album, then it was recorded from home for the 'I don't do requests' EP & then finally, after deciding 4 songs didn't deserve to be on the album, I chose to replace the original opener with this. I'm really glad I opted to have it open my first official album. The song is hovers around subjects of love, redemption & imperfections. I shot a DIY video for this song which you can see below...



Let's sink another drink & think about the things we used to believe.
Let's sit here sipping beer, the static atmosphere is just what we need.
Here we go again, we're such foolish men, but it's not the same as back then.

Some people wait a lifetime & some simply accept.
Some of us crashland, some of us eject.
Some restore the blood flow, some just let it go blue.
Some of us obsess some move on to something new.

She makes me dream of being a strong man.

And it's true, of all the people, there's only you I think of when the ship is going down.

Let's get it right this time, too many ugly stories with ugly endings.
Let's build some walls around us, a fort for pacifists to share.
Here we go again, but it's not the same my friends, the 4th jonquil begins.


from The Hardship Diaries, released April 10, 2011
Written & performed by Dave McPherson.
Programming by Dave McPherson.
Produced & engineered by Mike Curtis.


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Music is my life. An oft-used cliché yet nonetheless true for me. I've devoted most of my existence to exploring it in every way & in turn it has enabled me to travel the world & meet new friends all over.

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