Clockwork Heart

by Whitherward

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released February 2, 2016

Artwork by Moriah Hummer (flattrackfuries.com)
Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Edward A. Williams
Produced by Whitherward
All songs written by Ashley E. Norton and Edward A. Williams
Partially recorded with assistance from Max Masano
at Gold Cap Studios, Phoenix, AZ
Whitherward is:
vocals, acoustic guitar - Ashley E Norton
vocals, acoustic guitar - Edward A Williams
bass - Patrick Hershey
violin - Stephanie Groot

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Track Name: Hand Of Fate
Seasons change
And so have I
And so have you
I wonder why
The hand of fate
Deigns to act
Upon the meek
A proven fact

That it takes more courage to love
Like that
Yeah it takes more courage to love
Like that

Spin the wheel
Twist the dial
Cozy up
For a little while
The crying game
Is fun to watch
While the hand of fate
Cuts a swath

Through the memories and the lies
And the color coded smiles
That keep us guessing day after day
What a blissful, stunning dream
That cuts right through the gleam
Within your eyes
Where I am safe

But it takes more courage to love
Like that
Yeah it takes more courage to love
Like that
And it takes more courage to love
When the hand of fate above
Moves the pieces before you begin

Painted pictures
Cryptic signs
Form the threads
Of a life
True conviction
Stated plain
Guides the sightless
Through the pain

But it takes more courage to love
Like that
Yeah it takes more courage to love
Like that
And it takes more courage to love
When the hand of fate above
Moves the pieces before you begin
And it takes more courage to love
When the hand of fate above
Moves the pieces before you begin
Track Name: Close My Eyes (Out Of Phase)
I pick up the phone for to call
But I seem to have misplaced your number
Lost where the memories crawl under
To die

My chariot races to save me
But I seem to have drawn some ire - rony
Several events have conspired to be
Almost comical

So I leave you a message
With calling back digits
And my fingers, they fidget
As I wait more and more

Feeling a bit out of phase
And the silence is most distressing
Especially to the one who's undressing
In my mind

I've seen it all
And imagined much more
There's no repentance
For a lifetime sentence

Can I just close my eyes?
Can I just fall asleep?
Can I just close my eyes
Without pretending
That you're me

Phonograph recordings erased
From the ministry of the interior
Saying they were an inferior record of
Past tense events

Heroes are born out of fire
Through considerable testing in laboratories
Where fortune and failure are allegory
For the facts of life

I should be lucky
I should be grateful
I should be silent
I should be you

Can I just close my eyes?
Can I just fall asleep?
Can I just close my eyes
Without pretending
That you're me

I hear what you're saying but open your eyes
Your dashing young man wears a feeble disguise
He knows not his heart and he knows not his mind
And he trusts neither one for they both feed him lies

Can I just close my eyes?
Can I just fall asleep?
Can I just close my eyes
Without pretending
That you’re me
Can I just close my eyes
Without pretending
Without pretending
Whoa, pretending
I don’t wanna pretend anymore
That you’re me
That you’re me
Track Name: Mannequin
I'm handled by too many hands
And I'm in love with all of them
I think I said it's only you
And if I did that isn't true
I may be thinking like a man
But I'll love you like a mannequin

When we're lying down in bed
I'll wish I were alone instead
I'll snuggle in and close my eyes
And in my sleep I'll realize
When I'm dreaming about him
I'll love you like a mannequin

I know you want to hold my hand
I'll touch you just like porcelain
Perfect for your picture frame
Frozen in a window pane
When you get under my skin
I'll love you like a mannequin

You're coming in and wanting more
I'm thinking that I'm just a whore
You opened up my centerfold
Before I could take off my clothes
I'll give you the woman you think I am
But I'll love you like a mannequin