Hera

by Hera

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1.
I'm too awake to sleep; I'm too awake to want to. I'll wait until the day breaks, say good morning to you darling like I just got up before you. But I've been awake for hours, I've been awake for hours. I'm too alone to leave. I'm too alone to long to. I'll stay until the night falls, we can count the stars together, and I'll tell you that I love you. And everything is ours; everything is ours. And tomorrow, it could all fall down; so be here now. Now that I can breathe how I know I want to. We can take a moment, we can make it last a lifetime, but all we have is now. All we have is now, all we have is now. And tomorrow, it could all fall down; it could all fall down; so be here now.
2.
Process 04:09
PROCESS We sound so small; our hearts have no voices at all. I fear you still deny you need me, deny you need me. This is a protest to the process; it's not a contest, it's just the concrete setting. I need motion. I need progress. I need to know you like I know your skin. Your hands are hard, still warm from when they took me too far. Look me in the eye, say you need me, say you need me now. This is a protest to the process, it's not a contest; it's just the concrete setting. I need motion; I need progress. I need to know you like I know your skin. Our love so small, I fear we have no time left at all. Hold what we have, know you need me, and I need you now. This is a protest to the process, it's not a contest; it's just the concrete setting. I need motion; I need progress. I need to know you like I know your skin.
3.
On the coldest evenings and now that I'm grieving, I will put your sweater on. It keeps me cradled in you, in a way I get to just pretend that you're not gone. It makes the shock just a little bit softer. It makes the fall just a little less far. And though I know, there's nowhere to run to. We're already gone. In a daze, I wonder, like I'm going under; water pulling at my skin. Lose my breath and stumble, there's no rest so numb I don't know how but you begin. To make the shock just a little bit softer. You make the fall just a little less far. And while I know, there is nowhere to run to. We're already gone, here where we are. On the coldest evenings and now that I'm grieving, I will put your sweater on. It keeps me cradled in you, in a way I get to just pretend that you're not gone. It makes the shock just a little bit softer. It makes the fall just a little less far. And while I know, there's nowhere to run to. We're already gone, here where we are.
4.
How does a lie taste ? Take your time; let the weather get to know you. Take your time, let the sunset and the sunrise show you how to breathe easy. Take your time, let the hours pass you by and don't ask why you are following a dying day. How does it feel on your knees? 
And how does a lie taste in your mouth? And how does the love compare to falling out? Does it feel easy, easy? Count to nine; we can take away the meaning. You'll be fine; you'll be moving with a beaming star. In the light, freely. And how does a lie taste in your mouth? And how does the love compare to falling out? Does it feel easy, easy? 'Stay the night' you can hear the window whisper. Be alright, don't count the time or distance, please. Just be, be, just be, be. Now breathe, breathe. And how does a lie taste in your mouth? And how does the love compare to falling out? Does it feel easy, easy? And how does a lie taste in your mouth?
5.
Watching the ground beneath my feet falling away and I'm completely taken over by the fear that I get now I just breathe - this cannot be. I would give anything for ease. How can an anchor lose its way? Is this a game we play? Your eyes have given you away. Just for a while, a fragment of time let it be easy.
6.
Cool It 03:00
Set a fire inside, let it burn so bright with the heat on high when you don’t know what to do, better ruin it. Going up in smoke, can't be fixed it's broken bottles on the floor in every room when you're through. Soaked in gasoline, you can run the scene like the baddest dream be the lightning be the moon as you do. Let it hiss and burn it spits it stings it cuts it kills it grows when you are cruel, you're the fuel. Won't you cool it, cool it; don't be a fool. Won’t you cool it, cool it; don’t be a fool. Feel it rolling in on your darkest grin you’re the shape of sin you’re as black as you are blue, is it you? Let it hiss and burn it spits it stings it cuts it kills it grows when you are cruel, you're the fuel. In the embers of your blackest night, you lost your way. You let the anger take you over, and you don't know who you are Bet you’ll never see your darkest day, it's hard to know the hole you're digging when it's deep enough to bury you in shame. Won't you cool it, cool it; don't be a fool. Won’t you cool it, cool it; don’t be a fool. Set a fire inside, let it burn so bright with the heat on high when you don’t know what to do, better ruin it.
7.
Simple 02:39
Let's keep it simple under the moon. Wrapped in a blanket full of stars, hiding from the afternoon. And you can have my pillow; it's almost brand new. And you are the company I choose. Let's stay here; stay here. Let's stay here. It's never-ending, and it's over too soon. We're building pancake castles while the day is new. And you can have my hand; it's right here for you. And we have a thousand things to do. But let's stay here, stay here. Let's stay here. And you can have my pillow; it's almost brand new. And you are the company I choose. Let's stay here; stay here. Let's stay here.
8.
Any time you go, I just feel alone regardless of how many people occupy the room. Standing on my own I'll be waiting right here for you. How dare you leave? How dare you leave. Now don't you walk away, too many things to say, it feels like I can't breathe without you standing by my side. And don't you be afraid I'm not saying I adore you. How dare you leave? How dare you leave. Would you make up your mind, everything is going to be just fine; just don’t go.. Just don’t go. Would you make up your mind, everything is going to be just fine; just don’t go.. Just don’t go. Now how can this be so unexplainable, I used to be alone you know but now so much has changed. And this is not a show; I think that I was cold before you. How dare you leave? How dare you leave. And would you make up your mind, everything is going to be just fine; just don’t go.. Just don’t go. Everything is going to be just fine; just don't go.. Just don't go. Any time you go, I just feel alone regardless of how many people occupy the room. Standing on my own I'll be waiting right here for you.
9.
Let's have a party, shall we? You can't say no. Turn up the music darling and let it all go. We can make the cutlery dance with the cups in the windowsill. And rather recklessly we can throw our worries at the wall. Ooh ooh, let's party on … till everybody's gone. It's getting arty-farty 'less you're in the know. I think he's oozing over or is it for show. We can make the cutlery dance with the cups in the windowsill. And rather recklessly we can throw our worries at the wall. He’s got it all… Ooh ooh, let's party on … till everybody's gone. Let’s have a party, shall we?
10.
In the pale blue light of the evening sky; through a crack in the window, I lie by your side. I can hear your heart beating, and I know that you can hear mine. Let the walls come down on us, take the ground from us. Just give in to it, let the wind whip, let the weather be; I know we're gonna be fine. And they can shake the world away; you're my solid ground right here and now. Through waves and while the weather wanes, know that I will stay with you. Know that I will stay… Know that I will stay... Let’s get gone together. When the leaves go brown; knowing what we've found I can wait around until we settle down, with the sun on the soles of our feet we'll be killing no time. And they can shake the world away; you're my solid ground right here and now. Through waves and while the weather wanes, know that I will stay with you. Know that I will stay… Know that I will stay... Let’s get gone together. In the pale blue light of the evening sky; through a crack in the window, I lie by your side. I can hear your heart beating, and I know that you can hear mine.
11.
Yours 03:26
Counting the days till I forget your name, we said goodbye on a high. I’d almost given up taming the pain; then you say you miss me and I... Have to start over, you pulled out a stitch, can’t stop the bleeding; I try. Red for the ruins you’ve made of my mind, even in the distance I hide. Make me admit that I fall short. It’s an addiction - I am yours. Just for a minute, I made up my mind, trapped in a cycle of shame. Now that’ I’m in it I can’t seem to find any way to wish this away. Make me forget that I fall short. Let me regret that - I am yours. Counting the days till I forget your name, we said goodbye on a high. I’d almost given up taming the pain; then you say you miss me and I. Have to embrace that I fall short. Just have to face that I am yours.

credits

released July 10, 2020

To everyone who played on the album and helped make the music happen and the songs come alive.. I can’t thank you enough ♡ Barði Jóhansson, Ben Cambpell, Andy Lynch, Jed Parsons, Moses Robbins, Alex Harmer, Kiddi Snerill, Haffi Tempó, Chris Carmichael. And to Ebbi, Saga Sigurðardóttir, Alex Sig for magicing the album artwork.. For your great advice and friendship Cary Caldwell, Neil Cox, Toby Ricketts, Tony Piggott, Andie Spargo, Shayn, John, Benjamín Náttmörður, Morty, Neil & Amanda, Allan, Olga, Bubbi, Megas, Alda music, Kría & Kjerulfar, Mamma, Pabbi & Bjössi, my family for being amazing and thank you all for understanding the mess, the noise, the chaos, the music that is me.

Special thanks to STEF, RÚV, Tónlistarsjóður Mennta - og Menningarmálaráðuneytisins.
Album artwork design by eabirgisson.com

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Icelandic singer/songwriter, based in Christchurch New Zealand.. much more info at www.herasings.com or see videos at www.youtube.com/herasings

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