Paint My Heart White

by Emily Kate Boyd

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1.
I’m wondering if you think Of her and miss her skin Against you when you fold I’m wondering if you touch Your thighs and see her hands Your lips and feel her neck I’m wandering behind your ears, Nipping sweat from your hair So soft behind your spots I can see us there Morning Conversation Good Morning Love Morning Conversation Look out! The virgin feeling of a woman’s arms Her breast against your back, Breast against your bed Heads up! The new look in her eyes When you stayed a kiss too long, Long enough to change her mind I’m wandering behind your ears, Nipping sweat from your hair So soft behind your spots I can see us there Morning Conversation Good Morning Love Morning Conversation Soft lips of someone new Who looks a lot like you? In the dark and in the day Leaving is like a drop, An idea now soaked up, And left there on your skin
2.
New Tattoo 04:16
You left your t-shirt in my bathroom Did you know how I would feel? To find the pieces of our old home All our old words reappear I got a new tattoo, and baby so do you Look what I gave your heart Each line a work of art My crime’s a perfect scar In a place without grace tearing us apart Oh, you know I told you every— Everything I wanted to I showed you pictures of my family Told you secrets, some are true I have a midnight lie, and baby, so do you Look what I gave your heart Each line a work of art My crime’s a perfect scar In a place without grace tearing us apart Has it faded in your memory, every scene we came to write? Does it seep into your blood stream, making movies in your mind? Your heart is tender like my arm is Where my skin is red as wine I’m seeing all the days I hurt you In the drawing I designed I’m tracing every line, Waiting for blood to dry Look what I gave your heart Each line a work of art My crime’s a perfect scar In a place without grace tearing us apart
3.
Swelling up in the sun on Church Street You were running off this crazy little girl I wrote a note, a letter you will never read And I turned around to run a little more When I dream you in the distance You're dancing by the ocean Other childless women in your arms When the sun beats down And the church street sounds Make a new, old rhythm in your Heart, heart, heart Maybe we won’t fall apart Maybe we won’t fall apart Maybe we won’t fall… Afternoon I woke up from a day dream Of Me and you sharing a tv The green and blue movie light was dizzying In the shine of other people’s things When I dream you in the distance You're dancing by the ocean Other childless women in your arms When the sun beats down And the church street sounds Make a new, old rhythm in your Heart, heart, heart Traffic light turning for a truck ahead Little coffee shop kept me coming here Skinny boy brushes back his dark brown hair And I picture you sitting over there
4.
I know a thing or two about the history of The Arts And how to sell to people of wealth But I steal from convenient store shelves And I will admit an appetite for hurting myself And maybe you're apart of it My plot to dine with masochists, Scared of doing it right But i loved you and i can't deny That seeing your face means making me cry Oh, I've been praying at night Find me pure, golden light If the morning never comes Wake me from my murdering mind And paint my heart white Now I’m sending brave men home Sealed with shame and bitter cold I dream of love then drive safely home Every woman whose lonesome foot roams Hates the sound of their boots And the sound of her own Oh, I've been praying at night Find me pure, golden light If the morning never comes Wake me from my murdering mind And paint my heart white The morning cars crank in the drive The county's low, suburban cry Crooked tree lean close to my bed For a taste i have sold my soul red But the bluebird that sings breaths hope in my head
5.
Nancy's Team 03:43
Nancy, let’s play one on one And we will work for what we want If I win, you lose, And only then you can choose to break it off Or get it on (let’s get it on) Nancy, don’t give up, not yet We’ve only just begun playin’ It takes time, yes time, To be that holy twenty five who live with it A small percent (run with it) Nancy, we’ve got grace- we got charm Lesser fools than us hold arm and arm With an albatross, Bride and groom we will toss our hair free Just like a team (you and me) Nancy, let’s play one on one You can slow your game and let me on The winning side, we will fight the rolling tide in tandem And crowds will come (and cheer us on)
6.
I will never love the Admiral’s Son I will never shake the hand of Kings I will never know the weight of his heart or his gun I will never love the Admiral’s Son Be kind to me brother when you're talking Be kind to me mother when you're drink For me Sleeping from time to time Leaping on lily pads If I ever find the one whose mess matches mine I’ll be sleeping from time to time Be kind to me brother when you're talking Be kind to me mother when you're drink For me Let me rest in your photograph albums Oh, let me rest in the corner of your thoughts Let me rest in the back of your Bibles Where the bargained and broken belong Where the bargained and broken belong I will never wear a diamond ring Brother, it just ain’t my style If the hands of love are empty, they’ll be clean I will never wear a diamond ring Be kind to me brother when you're talking Be kind to me mother when you're drink For me Let me rest in the photograph albums Oh, let me rest in the corner of your thoughts Let me rest in the back of your Bibles Where the bargained and broken belong Where the bargained and broken belong
7.
Carefully breathing as the world spins around Casually walking as we wander in our town I’m not easy to understand and so afraid I’ll let you down When love felt so far away, I am glad to know you now If I have you, I have you, have me Take me through crowded rooms glowing like you do Hold me like no one here is a stranger to you I’m not easy to understand and so afraid I’ll make you blue But you never let go of me and maybe I will thank you soon If I have you, I have you, have me If I have you, I have you, have me If ever I forget my scale Or forget what I have been If the lessons of being small In a big world wear too thin Will you remind me love to always be kind to love? I’ve seen many blinding lights and I’ve burned out one or two I’ve wept by a window pane and I’ve whispered to the moon Every secret I’ve kept from God I am giving up to you If you’re still lying next to me in this poor man’s neighborhood
8.
Carolina 03:40
I took a hard hit, made me cough And you left me quietly Quick wave when you took off Have I changed so drastically? (I let you leave) Let me go or let me be Forever aging growing green When you were everything to me We were in a different dream Carolina, Carolina! Most the time you never know when I am stoned Oh the miles we drive are long Steady west or steady home The days I love give you to me Well at least one line a week Carolina, Carolina! Most the time you never know when I am stoned Oh the wisdom we have brought In tears we cry and stones we caught The hand of time ticks in between And the words I say seem weak Carolina, Carolina! Most the time you never know when I’m in love
9.
Three of Us 04:16
Go when you can, pick up my pieces Like stones to throw them back You’re good in the sun to learn from a basement I must be lonely to want all that There were three of us tangled like women end to end, You weren’t alone when you chose to bring me in Your recipe words, these typical lines Oh they turn my head around With little concern for what I might find As our cigarettes burn down, They burn down There were three of us corned And no one but you knew, You weren’t alone when I chose to follow you I know what not to give, I know what to keep saved, Though every flag was raised, I gave Love I’m holding myself, losing the myth I’ve been building up like bricks There’s no other choice but get over it And the taste of bitterness, My bitterness There were three of us tangled like women end to end, You weren’t alone You weren’t alone You still wanted more from the girl you loved before.
10.
The record you made was a triumph The masterful touch of your ears My diva, my own Dolly Parton Your voice taste like passion and pears You sing the most country of ballads The deep roots of Saturday blues My love is my own Dolly Parton Who captures the florescent moons O, wake me up with yer singin’ make me open in here take out my heart and pull et the good part And leave me with no love to spare (who cares?) The flashing lights find the red carpet Your dress is a flame in the night Your sister who sang like an angel Now leans on the Las Vegas isles O, wake me up with yer singin’ make me open in here take out my heart and pull et the good part And leave me with no love to spare (who cares?) Ketchup and Bar-B-Que tenders Stain my entire wardrobe So don’t sing to me Dolly “I’ll always” And break off my last piece of love
11.
There’s a bend in the page where my finger can rest A subtle curve like the space between breasts Where your head once was left Dreaming on details that sooner than later would catch A kiss from my lips, the last lingering fit If I could make us much more than this I would turn the sand in our skin into a breath I would turn us into a cloud and carry it Our love above the ocean waves It pulls me in then out to sea Our love above the ocean waves It pulls me in… Take from my rib, build us a trip That would reach every bridge Time will turn us into a cloud and carry it Our love above the ocean waves It pulls me in then out to sea Our love above the ocean waves It pulls me in… Our love above the ocean waves It pulls me in then out to sea Our love above the ocean waves It pulls me in…

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"Paint My Heart White" produced by Clay Cook is Emily Kate Boyd's first full length record. Released in 2008, it offers a powerful, poetic accompaniment to a morning conversation.

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released March 29, 2008

Thank you to all my friends who created this art-object with me. Together we released this music on March 29, 2008.
The musicians on the record are:

EKB: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Clay Cook: Bass, Electric Guitar, Piano, Hammond Organ, Guitjo, Vocals, Percussion
Mark Cobb: Drums, Percussion
Vanessa Olivarez: Vocals
With
Shawn Mullins Additional Vocals on “Dolly Parton Blues”,
Nick Niespodziani: Harmonica, Additional Vocals on
“New Tattoo” and “Bend in the Page”,
Nate Borofsky Additional Vocals on “Bend in the Page”,
Adrianne Gonzalez (AG) Additional Vocals on “Have you, Have Me”



All songs by EKB, except "New Tattoo", written by EKB/Greg Lee/ Bret Hartley.
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The original record was produced, engineered & mixed by Clay Cook at 800 East Studios in Atlanta, GA in in six glorious days in the fall of 2007
Mastered by Alex Lowe


Illustration and design by Sophia Baphomet


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