These American Hearts (2014)

Bryan Elijah Smith & The Wild Hearts

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Bryan Elijah Smith & The Wild Hearts released 'These American Hearts' at The State Theatre in Culpeper, Virginia on August 30th, 2014. This marks Smith's 8th full length studio effort & the 4th album that features The Wild Hearts. Voted #50 on WNRN's '100 Top Albums of 2014'.

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  1. 1 These American Hearts 03:36 Lyrics
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  2. 2 June 03:16 Lyrics
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  3. 3 Go Around 04:23 Lyrics
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  4. 4 Closet Full of Clothes 03:40 Lyrics
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  5. 5 Save Me The Trouble 02:26 Lyrics
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  6. 6 Nothing Left 04:02 Lyrics
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  7. 7 In Your Way 04:01 Lyrics
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  8. 8 Old Love 04:42 Lyrics
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  9. 9 Bay Street Blues 03:45 Lyrics
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  10. 10 Real Man 02:54 Lyrics
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  11. 11 End of the Road 04:31 Lyrics
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LYRICS

1. These American Hearts
no comin' up for air
no comin' down from here
no settlin' up your score
no kickin' down my door

oh & look at me now, I'm running out of luck
still tryin' to figure out why I never get enough
so if you got the time baby I got the car
maybe we can drive these American hearts

no breakin' bones on me
so sellin' out on me
to tyin' knots around you
no lyin' down this ruse

oh & look at me now, I'm running out of luck
still tryin' to figure out why I never get enough
so if you got the time baby I got the car
maybe we can drive these American hearts

if this car ever rolls I'm gonna drive it off a cliff or drive it off the road
a fuse has blown inside my head
won't you lay me down on that beat up pick up's bed

2. June
Tie me up all in a knot
Show me darlin' just what you got

Hearts been rattlin' around in a cage
Sittin' there baby for days & days
Hope to God I see her soon
Left my heart with a girl named June

Been dancin' around me all thru the night
Until I held you; oh felt so damn right

Hearts been rattlin' around in a cage
Sittin' there baby for days & days
Hope to God I see her soon
Left my heart with a girl named June

Ain't got much time; just a little while
Can I kiss you?  Oh gonna make you smile

3. Go Around
Take me back where river rolls deep
Back to the bridge where we hung our feet forever in time
I swung you around and I stole a kiss
You said my stubborn soul was the one you missed when you were mine

Only love can break you down
There's never enough to go around
You take what you can get
There's never enough to go around
We go around...

Take me back where the pain was pure
Back to the beat that brought me to her forever in time
I'd drive you around; I'd buy you flowers
I'd give them to you in the back seat for hours when you were mine

Only love can break you down
There's never enough to go around
You take what you can get
There's never enough to go around
We go around...

I passed time walkin' on the street
He said beware of the hand, the hand that feeds forever in time
Love or lust it's all the same; you give what got can get then go giggling to your grave

4. Closet Full of Clothes
That lonely whistle blows
Somebody's going home
Somebody I don't know
Now I'm sitting here alone

I always hear that train
And that train always rolls
Suitcase beneath my bed
and a closet full of clothes

The sun always sets
when the clouds begin to part
like it always seems to end
right after it starts

I always hear that train
And that train always rolls
Suitcase beneath my bed
and a closet full of clothes

Am I in too deep
as my feelings start to run
They're running circles around my mind
as my mind comes undone

5. Save Me The Trouble
These wine weary eyes
too homeless to hide
the crosses that mark where we used to ride
Her empty womb
like a tomb engraved
with the heart of a lover she thought she could save

Go on Save Me the trouble
Come on Save Me the trouble

I'm anchored to an angel
I'm a story untold
When every word that she writes glitters like gold.

6. Nothing Left
Driving east from West Virginia
Skin is cold with nothing in ya
She got ways to move your eyes
She got ways to steal your smile

Singing ooo my dear
There's nothing left in here

Driving back from east Kentucky
Rain is coming down; it's getting hard to see
She got ways to tear you up
Never always sometimes maybe not enough

7. In Your Way
Little White bump's gonna make me drive
And this little red rose is ready for a ride
She's a tickin' tailored bombed that ain't tellin' on time
oh I can't get her off, off of my mind

I ain't ever gonna be
in your way

It's 4 in the morning, can you tell me her name?
It's a little too late cause she already came
Coulda shoulda woulda when there's nothin' to say
Oh I'm too drunk to move; now I'm too stoned to stay

8. Old Love
Well the look in your eyes, like diamonds in the sky
with beach blonde hair blowing in the wind
And the tattoo on your chest was hard to digest
You had a way of spittin' me out as you let me in

We gotta ride thru the night until we hit the morning light
We won't make it back this way no more
And we both bit our tongues when we were young
now you don't love me like you did before
old love

And the clothes on your back could never fit in my hat
that I used to wear to church every Sunday
But you always looked your best when you wore your favorite dress
and that sparkle in you eyes said more than words could ever say

We gotta ride thru the night until we hit the morning light
We won't make it back this way no more
And we both bit our tongues when we were young
now you don't love me like you did before
old love

Now I sit here in the sun with may button up undone
and a glass of wine to wean me off the pain
Cause I loved her from the start; she was the queen of my heart
But a love that crazy can make you go insane

9. Bay Street Blues
I wanted me woman to give me what I need
Never bargained for you & you never bargained for me

So you take a piece of my heart, put in your glass & pour me one too

Hold on to me now
No need to make a sound
Hold on to me now
No need to let me down

Wanted me a lover to put me in my head
Shackled up, ball & chain; rather have a bullet in my head

10. Real Man
ah baby, baby won't you take my hand
look at me now I'm a real man
bending over in a parking lot
my cup is & the liquor is hot
clerk behind the counter had something on me
said I can tell you've been drinking since 3

but I won't fall if I'm high
it's too far down baby, can we drive
this white Cadillac with sugar around your eyes
point to every seedy bar where a piece of me dies

oh me oh my I got nothing to lose
this house is cold; no smoke in the shoot
oh baby, baby won't you warm me up
this bottle is empty and the windows are stuck
and the northern winds don't make no sound
until this house is broke & spinning around

11. End of the Road
You got a way to move my soul
Like wine & cocaine, winter & the cold
And these hearts ache until it's too much to bare
Falling under half awake; now I need you here

Gonna get it together
I'll carry the load
Thru the storms we'll weather
to the end of the road
Keep it cool like a killer
breaking every code
Gonna get it together
At the end of the road

You break me apart like I break you
if the fields gonna burn then we'll burn too
You're driving me insane like I drive you
Put the fire to the rain; reckless hearts on the moon

Gonna get it together
I'll carry the load
Thru the storms we'll weather
to the end of the road
Keep it cool like a killer
breaking every code
Gonna get it together
At the end of the road

You got a way to move my soul
Like wine & cocaine, winter & the cold
You're driving me insane like I drive you
Put the fire to the rain; reckless hearts on the moon

 
2014 CD Release Tour Dates
August 21st | WNRN | Live on Acoustic Sunrise
August 30th | The State Theatre | Culpeper, VA
September 6th | WMRA | Live on Acoustic Cafe
September 12th | Clementine | Harrisonburg, VA
September 13th | Freedom Festival | Columbus, OH
September 20th & 21st | Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion | Bristol, VA/TN
September 27th | Southern Fried Festival | Columbia, TN
October 10th | The Festy Experience | Roseland, VA
October 12th | Oktoberfest | at the Kentlands in Marketsquare | Gaithersburg, MD
October 18th | Moon Shadow Cafe | Accident, MD
October 25th | Octoberfest | at Heritage Park | Broadway, VA
October 31st | Hill Country Live | Washington, DC
November 1st | The Purple Fiddle | Thomas, WV
November 8th | The Hideaway Cafe | St. Pete, FL
November 9th | Middle Grounds | Treasure Island, FL
November 14th | Private House Concert | Atlanta,  GA
November 21st | Byers Street Bistro | Staunton, VA
November 28th | Capital Ale House | Richmond, VA
November 29th | Griffin Tavern | Flint Hill, VA
December 5th | Deep South The Bar | Raleigh, NC
December 27th | The Hot Spot | Waynesboro, VA
December 31st | Clementine | Harrisonburg, VA
Australia 2015 Solo Tour
January 11th | The Cups Estate | Fingal, VIC, Australia
January 14th | Retreat Hotel | Brunswick, VIC, Australia
January 16th | The Drunken Poet | West Melbourne, VIC, Australia
January 21st | Retreat Hotel | Brunswick, VIC, Australia
January 24th | St Leonards Vineyard | Wahgunyah, VIC, Australia
January 25th | Morris Jones Bar | Windsor, VIC, Australia