The Dearhearts

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All music & lyrics written by Alix Cowman except for 4, 6, and 7.
"July" and "The Easy Way": Music & Lyrics by Lauren Hamm.
"Wildwood Flower": Music by Joseph Philbrick Webster, lyrics by Maud Irving.

© 2014 The Dearhearts. SOCAN. All Rights Reserved.

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released October 21, 2014

We Are:
Alix Cowman: vocals, ukulele, shaker
Lauren de Graaf: vocals, banjolele, whistle
Lauren Hamm: vocals, mandolin, guitar, melodica, glockenspiel

Additional Credits:
Keith Hamm: guitar, mandolin, violin, viola
Jaden Hamm: upright bass,
Jason Bertsch: banjo, dobro
Paul Zacharias: tambourine

Album artwork by Anna Shroeder, Album layout by Jerod Fahlman

Produced, engineered, and mixed by Paul Zacharias in Rosebud, Alberta, Canada.

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3 girls from Rosebud Alberta. We play tiny instruments and sing songs in 3 part harmony.

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Track Name: For Better Or Worse
Tell me that you love me one more time,
I love the look you get in your eyes
We'll slow dance on the front porch tonight
The stars can be our guiding lights

I will weave flowers into my hair
No need for music when we live out here
The frogs will sing a symphony for two
While you've got me grinning like a fool.

Made a promise, gonna see it through
For better or worse, darling, I won't leave you

They can take my money, take my coat
But they cannot take what I cling to most
I can live off spaghetti in tomato sauce
As long as at the table, you're the one across

Made a promise, gonna see it through
For better or worse, darling, I won't leave you
We could make our home out of a motel room
For better or worse, darling, I won't leave you

Honey we're so broke, some say our life's a joke
But I won't let all that talk define us
I chose you for your heart, on mine you've made your mark
Now nothing can come between us

Made a promise, gonna see it through
For better or worse, darling, I won't leave you
Til we're old and our cracked lips turn blue
For better or worse, darling,
For better or worse, darling,
For better or worse, darling, I won't leave you.
Track Name: Morning In Fall
Soft morning light flickering through the window
Birds on branches singing out a tune
Cool fall breeze sighing through the poplar trees
And you, my dear, smiling in your sleep

Don't let go yet
Hold fast, hold strong
Hold on

You say things that can make my heart race
I should know better than to fall
You move me, rattle me, and comfort me
And then tell me you're not ready

In this peace, I can hear your heart sounds
Buried deep beneath your lungs
Soon you'll wake, the words will drown the beats your heart makes
My own heart will move on its own

But don't let go yet
Hold fast, hold strong
Hold on, ooo, hold on, ooo

Soft morning light flickering through the window
Geese on air calling out their song
Falling leaves shadowing my restless sleep
And you, my dear, far away in dreams
Leave me now to be.
Track Name: Crocus
Chickadees dare the snow to thaw
The sun gives a cautious hello
The crunch of my boots is heard no more
Exiting my long winter home

Those that know smile patiently
So as not to jinx the spell
But each morning comes sooner than the last
And I know you're out there somehow

You are the first pop of colour on frozen tundra hills
Finally the season begins, but only when you give the call

Bees will benefit from your golden heart
And mine in turn overflows
At airplanes way up in a cloudless sky
A place much too high for you to grow

You are a small sight to see
And so often ignored or trampled
But small though you are, you cut through winter's storm
Whispering words of hope.

You are the first pop of colour on frozen tundra hills
Finally the season begins, but only when you give the call

I sense spring in the air
Hills are calling me to them
I see you cutting through frost
An oracle of the season to come

I'm glad that you have found this valley
To be my escape from the winter that consumes the year
Crocus, I'm glad that you're here.

You are the first pop of colour on frozen tundra hills
Finally the season begins, but only when you give the call
Only when you give the call
Only when you give the call.
Track Name: The Easy Way (live off the floor)
If I wasnʼt me Iʼd be a willow tree
Iʼd wave my pretty branches for you
Invite you up to nestle at my heart
And cool you off with drops of morning dew

If I were a flower Iʼd be queen Anneʼs lace
Climbing up the mountain side
Iʼd offer you the softest place to rest
Whenever you might need some time to hide away
oh oh oh

Letʼs walk barefoot through the grass today
Watch for thistles always keep me safe
Other roads just arenʼt so nice
You are my one of a kind
Letʼs you and me take the easy way some time

If I were a mushroom growin in the wild
Iʼd be the biggest mushroom you ever saw
And if you were cold and tired from the day
Iʼd be the perfect spot for you to thaw your bones

If I were a sunbeam floating on the wind
Iʼd make a beeline straight to where you are
Iʼd wrap you up in comfort and in warmth
And youʼd never have to fear Iʼd be too far away

oh oh oh

Letʼs walk barefoot through the grass today
Watch for thistles always keep me safe
Other roads just arenʼt so nice,
You are my one of a kind
Letʼs you and me take the easy way some time
Letʼs you and me take the easy way this time.
Track Name: Tree Girl
When I was a little girl, we took a road trip
Down along the coastline
I felt sorry for the people trapped by cement
And stood in awe of a single redwood tree

Rooted down miles below my little feet
Trunk as big as thirteen of little me
Grandpa built a treehouse, and I would sing,
"I love the city, but God's voice I hear in leaves."

I drove out to the country to see loved ones
Autumn, and the air was crisp
Poplar trees, golden leaves falling sweetly down
I reached my hand up to grab one

Rooted down, the opposite of me
Branches reaching up to the sky, just to breathe
Sunlight kisses on my cheek and I'm complete
I love the city, but God's voice I hear in leaves

One day I will live among the trees
My soul will make leaves grow, such beauty.
Track Name: July
Golden fields sing their sweet lullabies
Hushing my tired soul to sleep
You in my mindʼs eye walk sturdy and sure
Searching me out yours to keep

Arm in arm and steps matching steps
Sun kissing our thirsty skin
When allʼs said and done will you still be my friend
No matter the mess that weʼre in

Warm saskatoon air
Blows light through my soft uncombed hair
Strong arms around me in all that I do
July, July how I do love you

Row me gently and row me so sweet
Take me out of my darkest abyss
My own Hosea to have and to hold
And to steal me away with a kiss

Warm saskatoon air
That blows light through my soft uncombed hair
Strong arms around me in all that I do
July, July how I do love you

If you ask the question
I will answer you
We will be made beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful

In warm saskatoon air
That blows light through my soft uncombed hair
Strong arms around me in all that I do
July, July how I do love you
Track Name: Wildwood Flower (live off the floor)
Oh I'll twine with my mingles and waving black hair
With the roses so red and the lilies so fair
And the myrtles so bright with the emerald dew
The pale and the leader and eyes look like blue

I will dance I will sing and my laugh shall be gay
I will charm every heart in his crown I will sway
When I woke from my dreaming my idols were clay
All portions of love had all blown away

Oh he taught me to love him and promised to love
And to cherish me over all others above
How my heart is now wondering no misery can tell
He's left me no warning no words of farewell

Oh he taught me to love him and called me his flower
That was blooming to cheer him through life's dreary hour
How I long to see him and regret the dark hour
He's gone and neglected this pale wildwood flower
Track Name: Making A Fool (live off the floor)
I will comfort you if you want me to
But I will let you go if you're moving too damn slow
Take me out on dates, we stay up way too late
Tell me that you love me, but you can't commit, baby

Oo, making a fool out of me
Oo, works only once, honey

The first time around I gave you my heart and you let me down
I picked myself back up, you're still staring at the mud
There's a place in hell for heartbreakers and ne'er-do-wells
You're heading down that road, you have a choice don't you know

Oo, making a fool out of me
Oo, works only once, honey

You're so sweet and kind, I see you try and it makes me smile
Tell me I'm not some game, that when you win me you'll love me the same
I'm still head over feet, without you I feel incomplete
But this girl is wise, so don't think I'll compromise.

Oo, making a fool out of me,
Oo, making a fool works only once
Make up your mind, honey.