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Trout Heart Replica

from Pour Your Heart Out - Single by Strange Mercy

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They've been circling
They've been circling
Since the day they were born
It's disturbing
How they're circling
Fifty feet from the pond
Pretty often
Pretty often
I don't want to be told
It's a problem
It's a problem
It's a problem I know

And I won't keep what I can't catch in my bare hands without a net
It's hard enough to walk on grass so conscious of the consequences

They've been jerking
They've been jerking
In a pail by the dock
I know that oxygen might
Make them blossom and die
But I'm not going to talk
Feed them details
Feed them emails
They'll eventually grow
It's not working
It's not working
Not as far as I know

And killing things is not so hard it's hurting that's the hardest part
And when the wizard gets to me I'm asking for a smaller heart

And I've got you
And I got you
Now I'll ruin it all
Feeling helpless
Acting selfish
Being human and all
And they're jumping
And they're jumping
But they'll never get out
Just keep touring
Keep ignoring
Be a good little trout

And the butcher stops and winds his watch and lays their lives down on the block
He raises up his hatchet and the big hand strikes a compromise

Wait, we'll trade you
Wait
Please just one more day
And then we'll go with no complaining
No complaining
No complaining
No complaining
Stop complaining

And they're killing
And they're cutting
And I think that I know
And they're gutting
And they're gutting
And I think that I know
And it's beating
it's still beating
And I think that I know
And it's beating
Look, it's still beating
God, I don't want to know

And killing things is not so hard
It's hurting that's the hardest part
And when the wizard gets to me
I'm asking for a smaller heart
And if he tells me "no"
I'll hold my breath until I hit the floor
Eventually I'm know I'm doomed
To get what I am asking for

Now my heart is exactly the size
Of a six-sided die cut in half
Made of ruby red stained glass

Can I knock you unconscious as long as I promise
I'll love you and I'll make you laugh?

And my heart is exactly the size
Of a six-sided die cut in half
Made of ruby red stained glass

Can I knock you unconscious as long as I promise
I'll love you and I'll make you laugh?
Said I'll love you and I'll make you laugh.
I'll love you and I'll make you laugh...

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from Pour Your Heart Out - Single, released March 10, 2020
Written by Amanda Palmer
Performed by Artemis Eero

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Strange Mercy Virginia Beach, Virginia

Strange Mercy is Arti Eero, a singer, songwriter, and artist from Virginia Beach who mixes up resplendent rhythmic goodness topped off by lyrics so charming you won’t mind that they’re virtually handcrafted to be stuck in your head. They have performed up and down the east coast and are published on Bandcamp, Apple Music, Spotify, and more. They're currently writing and recording new music. ... more

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