To Walk Beside that Ghost

by Racing Heart

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released 20 April 2012
Released by Movemountains Records

Mathias Hatleskog Tjønn: Vocals, autoharp, guitars, keys, percussion
Justin Keller: Vocals, woodwinds
Kendall Eddy: Vocals, double bass

with:

Anthony LaMarca: Drums, percussion

John Clark: French Horn
Rachel Drehmann: French Horn
Ryan Keberle: Trombone

Daniel Baer: Violin
Patrick Doane: Violin
Gillian Gallagher: Viola
Alice Hamlet: Cello

Produced by Mathias Hatleskog Tjønn & Ryu Takahashi

Recorded by Jonathan Altschuler at The Seaside Lounge, with additional recording at 3ID Studios

Mixed by Jonathan Altschuler at The Seaside Lounge, with additional mixing by Akihiro Nishimura at 36th Street Studio

Mastered by Paul Gold at Salt Mastering

Artwork by Emily Caisip
Inside cover photo by Yoon Kim
Cover design by Ivar Lyngner

Written & arranged by Mathias Hatleskog Tjønn
Published by Mikkismakkis Music Publishing (ASCAP)

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Racing Heart New York, New York

Racing Heart is a Norwegian/American indie folk band based in Brooklyn. Our debut album To Walk Beside that Ghost is out on Movemountains Records April 20th. The heart child of Mathias Tjønn, his songs are brought to life with the help of Kendall Eddy and Justin Keller. We all sing, we all play. ... more

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Track Name: This Pretty Mistake
1.This Pretty Mistake

I bled dry my heart for you
what good did that do
what good did that do

This pretty mistake (repeat x6)

Such a petty feeling
lingers on to colour everything
my wayward smile it comes undone
as the day folds up around the sun

This pretty mistake (repeat x6)

As I hang on you she waits for me
tired phrases repeat endlessly
is it never enough, am I never done
as the day folds up around the sun

This pretty mistake (repeat x6)
Track Name: Turn Around
2.Turn Around

Dusted with sleep and happiness
we wake
stay here help me keep out thoughts of
what's at stake

The street is a staging ground
for a play of emotions
we part ways I sneak a glance
hoping that you will stop and

Turn around, (repeat x6)

How am I supposed to know
what to say
feeling all this seeing you
walk away

Thrown off balance blissfully
letting go
I should act more nonchalant
but then how to know if you'll
turn around

Dusted with sleep and happiness
we wake
Track Name: Photos
3.Photos

It's so bitter (repeat x3)
Look at photos of people that I've known
what are we doing
dust-dry memories are running through my hands
what are we doing

It's so bittersweet, bittersweet, bittersweet
bitter

All those moments come tumbling down
never again whole
familiar feelings ghost into the spaces
you left behind

What are we doing (repeat x3)

It's so bittersweet, bittersweet, bittersweet
it's so bittersweet, bittersweet, bittersweet
bitter
Track Name: Words for the Ones We Lost
4.Words for the Ones We Lost

A hundred thousand words pile up
the ones that kept me company
they've stuck around, gathered dust
unkempt, lonesome, distraught and such

You were that evil, that unknown
the one I could never escape

The fears that I've harboured I've set free
scattered round like blackened water drops
but at dawn I sit with your shadow
he tries to keep me company also

To know no bounds to want it all
that would be your downfall
time cannot save your soul
time cannot save your soul

In so many ways did you betray us (repeat x3)

To hide behind lies to turn away
that was all you were ever good at
all those one hundred thousand words
sink like stones covering the seabed
Track Name: The War
5.The War

I dreamt about you
silent footsteps in wet moss
the sky rained precious stones
or were they broken glass

I lay in bed
watching headlights dance and twitch
how can we talk our way
out of this one

You could be anywhere
you could do anything
I could be anyone
I have no name

Grasp at the air
in search of simple truths
I stick to my guns, stick to my guns (repeat x3)

I see a tear
escaping down your chin
like some rebel from a long forgotten
struggle

Just like me it's lost (repeat x7)
There's a hole in your heart where the love seeps in
there's a hole in my heart where it all flows out (repeat x3)

Just like me it lost the war
Track Name: Et ønske, et håp
6.Et ønske, et håp

Et ønske, et håp
fødte sol i min sjel
Track Name: Emma
7.Emma

She stands completely still
miles of open road curled up in her mind
seems frozen there until
sudden movement unfurls all that's inside

Emma, so many days have come and gone
Emma, so many days have / come and gone
where our language lacks words
that empty space is yours

Go walking down that hill
don't turn back for the idea of someone
meaning well isn't love
no amount of time will ever change him

The fear you've felt I know so well
turns on itself
all those past days to live through
our burden to share

I hope to see you cast of your doubts
leave all that sadness behind

Emma, so many days have come and gone
Emma, so many days have come and gone
where our language lacks words
that empty space is yours
were our language lacks words
that empty space is yours

The feathers refused to fall
seemed frozen there until
but you moved on
Track Name: Soft Voices
8.Soft Voices

You wake at night
heart beating heavy
listen intently
it's over now there's no one

Weightless in the dark
your thoughts seek to trap you
to drag you down with guilt
but I see the good that you've done

Don't be afraid no, no, no
I tell myself through telling you
his ghost is here I know, I know
always alone but we are two
still that kind of betrayal lingers

Some questions asked
cannot be answered
will not be brought to silence
but there's an end to their demands

In so much we are
one and the same
I see what your eyes saw
you do not need my forgiveness

Don't be afraid no, no, no
I tell myself through telling you
his ghost is here I know, I know
always alone but we are two

Don't be afraid no, no, no
I tell myself through telling you
his ghost is here I know, I know
always alone but we are two
still that kind of betrayal lingers

Soft voices, soft voices
Track Name: Rows of Houses
9.Rows of Houses

It's as if nothing's changed
rows of houses fill my eyes
covered in pale autumn light
quietly set afire

If I'd only stayed where you are
rambling and restless
are we all just crashing into one another
bouncing off the walls and
if I'd only stayed where you are
what is fear and where does fear begin
and will it ever end and will it ever end and will you

Stop those tears from falling, falling
and rise again

If I'd only stayed where you are
rambling and restless
are we all just crashing into one another
bouncing off the walls and
if I'd only stayed where you are
what is fear and where does fear begin
and will it ever end and the same as it ever

The same as it always is
the same as it ever
the same as it always was
Track Name: Flashing Lights
10.Flashing Lights

In the midst of flashing lights
blaring sirens
through this you are born again
fled without warning

It leaves me wondering
do we, do we ever really get away
oh my brother

The last time I saw him
he could not even look me in the eyes
oh my brother

Only two steps
from the edge

Is it never-ending
are we all just circling the craters edge
oh my brother

Now I can see through you
through you
I see all his madness manifest
what a kinship

No more two steps
from the edge

In the midst of flashing lights
blaring sirens
through this you are born again
fled without warning