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Black Arrows

by Tom Harter

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1.
All you gave All she takes All the stars count hearts she breaks Only silence is a whisper Only sound is love Gifts are what you give And you give back the sky Limits are remote control And stars are the reason why All you gave All she takes All the stars count hearts she breaks Only silence is a whisper Only sound is love Why would you believe A heart that does deceive? She says she loves you, says she loves you, says she loves you But she don't All you gave All she takes All the stars count hearts she breaks Only silence is a whisper Only sound is love She says she loves you... but she don't All you gave All she takes All the stars count hearts she breaks Only silence is a whisper Only sound is love Why would you believe? She says she loves you, says she loves you, says she loves you But she don't Only silence is a whisper Only sound is love
2.
I did identify And then reverify It was a look and then I saw I don't believe it Eyes won't receive it A glance askance is all it was A little nothing Or maybe something A glare of sun upon the snow It wasn't real It was too real And so I just looked away Don't look now there's a dog in the road Upon the granite I didn't plan it The stars above they do agree Some dark secret No one will see it I didn't act without remorse A screeching tire My blood like wire A shot of electricity I stood upon it The sound was on it For her final great escape Don't look now there's a dog in the road The living... the breathing Just a moment of time The loving... the deceiving Just a drop in the wine The hating... the lying Moments just wash away The flying... the falling They feel just the same I said some words No one heard They sounded mean to my ears You must believe me And then receive me Forgive the man and not the deed Some dark action A guilty retraction Of something that was said in haste The wheel spun She began to run Tell me was it just in time? Breathe your life now Sweat upon my brow I'm believing what I see I was swift A swerve, a shift A flash of life and she was gone Don't look now there's a dog in the road The living... the breathing Just a moment of time The loving... the deceiving Just a drop in the wine The hating... the lying Moments just wash away The flying... the falling They feel just the same There's a dog in the road
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Rounded morning encircled in glass Sunlight shines tied to the mast Black arrows point in different ways Holy, holy are you with me now? Now. 'Cause I don't know which way to go. Held in tight an expanding glow I give it up to let it go Turning left but going right Holy, holy are you with me now? Now. 'Cause I don't know which way to go. It's a million and then to one Flying high into the sun Giving love just to watch it run Holy, holy are you with me now? Now. 'Cause I don't know which way to go. Someone's hand is upon your sleeve To hear the words you might believe Round the corner into the sun Holy, holy are you with me now? Now. 'Cause I don't know which way to go. Silent words in a moments dream Did you hear my love in a silent scream Across the time to another land When in this moment you held my hand I'm only now this flesh and blood Holy, holy are you with me now? Now. 'Cause I don't know which way to go.
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In a house made of paper Your soul can't be on fire And in a world made of sound waves The truth makes you a liar You've got to give all you've got to give You've got to live all you've got to live In the wonders of the morning Till the bliss of sleep tonight I protect the one's I love So be prepared to fight You've got to live all you've got to live And that's a promise and a warning In the illusions you've painted The colors begin to bleed And in the mirrors you've broken All your hardships look like greed You've got to live all you've got to live And that's a promise and it's a warning... you'd better heed In a house made of paper Your soul can't be on fire And in a world made of sound waves The truth makes you a liar You've got to live all you've got to live You've got to give all you've got to give You've got to live all you've got to live
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There's an armor inside Living deep living wide Made of hope and made of steel But it's cracked to the core Ever now, evermore By the hammers you had to feel She remains as she is She is yours not his Yet you wonder what makes this real When you break and you bend Acting barely a friend And scarred by what you reveal And yet you write your name on the sky A letter instead of a tear you cry Hoping she will recognize your signature.... You only can be Who you are and what you see The cards that reside in the deal She is red, she is love With your name up above If you simply allow her to heal And yet you write your name on the sky A letter instead of a tear you cry Hoping she will recognize your signature....
6.
I saw blue rise into the sun When the cold was calling and the phone had rung Reflections to the left and an eye to the right We shine like winter in someone's light There are six new stars in the sky tonight All so one man can see the light And the Seven Sisters cry for the one.... oh for the one There are fragments that last forever Like the silence of amber or a forgotten endeavor As you give it all to a higher power When never is now and the lily is the only flower There are six new stars in the sky tonight All so one man can see the light And the Seven Sisters cry for the one.... oh for the one Beneath the wire And beyond the barricade Underneath the tire Lies the masquerade There are six new stars in the sky tonight All so one man can see the light And the Seven Sisters cry for the one.... oh for the one
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We learn to love And then we fly Take my hand Up to the sky Give it all Just ride this wave Have no fear I'm here to save The sky is blue The stars will shine What's mine is yours And what's yours is mine We've crossed the bridge The road is smooth We're standing still The more we move Please believe These words I say 'Cause this is how It's gonna stay The could have been Is not real The moments here Are what we steal Oh my love Hold me now Hold me now The fire of the Catherine Wheel It spins us 'round It spins us 'round So please believe These words I say 'Cause this is how It's gonna stay The could have been Is not real The moments here Are what we steal...

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released March 8, 2014

Words and music composed by: Tom Harter
Produced, recorded, mixed, and mastered at:
Waiting for Guitar Studios, Green Bay by: Tom Harter

Musician:
Tom Harter: guitars, voices, bass, dobro, cajon, drum loops and synthesizers

Thanks to: Tyler Terrell, Bryan Siebers, Mary Nichol, Heid Music, Subaru, Tyler Jerabek, Dan Weaver, Guitars4Vets, & Patricia

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