After All The Years EP

by Heavy Boots

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released April 6, 2013

Heavy Boots is:
Austin Keeler
Gefen Kusin-Kline

We had help from:
J.B. Parker
Charley Ford

Recorded in bedrooms and basements from 2011-2013
Recorded by Austin Keeler, J.B. Parker, and Gefen Kusin-Kline
Mastered by J.B. Parker

Artwork by Hayley Price

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Post-Glam Speed Folk. Sparkle Motion Records 2016.

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Track Name: Letters To Pretty Girls
I want a girl who wears red lipstick and who listens to The Thermals,
Smokes out in the rainstorms and does sketches in her journals,
Who will lay down on a train track, throw paper from a high-rise,
We'll both drink Heaven Hill at night and stay up 'til the sunlight.

I want a girl with leather combat boots and pretty summer dresses,
Who'll spare a hug when I'm depressed or just when I start stressing,
With big bright eyes to look right through and see I'm still alright,
And an honest smile to remind me this is probably my only shot at life.

And someday I'll find her,
And someday I'll write her
A hundred different letters to describe just how I feel,
And we'll sing our songs together,
And we'll both know in our hearts that this is real.

I want a girl to sing along with when they're songs she doesn't like,
To curl up in a blanket when it's stormy and we're tired,
Who thinks rooftops are better than the movies 'cause we're cheap,
And if we hit, we'll only hit to prove we're not asleep.

And someday I'll find her,
And someday I'll write her
A hundred different letters to describe just how I feel,
And we'll sing our songs together,
And we'll both know in our hearts that this is real.
Track Name: Hey, Blue Eyes
Hey, blue eyes,
I'd give anything
To see your smile.
Don't you know it's been a while
Since we laughed, since we joked,
Since we cried, since we smoked,
Since I left you all alone.

Hey, red eyes,
Let me wipe away those tears
Beneath a grey sky.
Let me pull you near
In to my arms, in to my chest,
In to a place where we could rest
And not feel so alone.

It's been too long,
This feels so wrong.

Where did you go?
Where did I go?
When can I come back home?

Hey, droopy eyes,
I know it's tough to sleep
When you can't help but
Lay awake and think
About the past, and where we've been,
And when we're gonna meet again,
When we won't wake up all alone.

It's been too long,
This feels so wrong.

Where did you go?
Where did I go?
When can I come back home?

When can I come back home?
Track Name: Carolinas
We’ll drive east along the interstate,
Straight through to Carolina,
Singing songs over the radio,
Or trying hard to find a little spot
Where we can lay our heads.

Then we’ll head west in the morning
To your home, your dog, and mother.
Do nothing all day long but
Watch cartoons and drink hot cider.

And I know we can’t do this forever,
But right this moment
There’s no way I could feel better.

There's no way I could feel better.
Track Name: After All The Years
Lay down for the night
On your bed of broken glass.
Find out what you missed
In all the time that’s passed.

'Cause now it’s come to this,
Shattered on your spine,
You look up at the clouds
As the concrete’s rushing by.

And people they will talk,
All about the years,
Your glowing sunlight smile,
And possible careers.

But now you’re on your knees
And you're screaming at the cold,
Needing just spare change,
Or just a hand to hold.

But in a hundred-thousand heads
And a million rotting hearts,
There’s one to mend your pieces
Before you fall apart.
Swear you won’t stop trying,
You’ve so much more to give.
I don’t need to see you smile,
I just wanna see you live.

From the day your mother cried you
To the day your daddy left,
You rushed to hide the scars
That were hiding in your head.

And you took it with a grin,
Every crooked little glance
From every crooked little shit
That never let you have your chance

To show us your own worth,
To get up off the ground.
But you lowered your eyelids,
And never made a sound.

So you scramble for your purpose,
And bleach to hide your stains.
But there’s love down in the basement,
The sewers, and the rain.

But in a hundred-thousand heads
And a million rotting hearts,
There’s one to mend your pieces
Before you fall apart.
Swear you won’t stop trying,
You’ve so much more to give.
I don’t need to see you smile,
I just wanna see you live.

I just wanna see you.

But in a hundred-thousand heads
And a million rotting hearts,
There’s one to mend your pieces
Before you fall apart.
Swear you won’t stop trying,
You’ve so much more to give.
I don’t need to see you smile,
I just wanna see you... Live.
Track Name: I'm Out
I see you all too clearly now,
Talking shit and bumming lights.
So I’ll drive home after the show,
'Cause I just can’t bear the sight.

And I’ll make love to this drink
On the kitchen floor tonight
While my friends are out there dreaming,
And you’re counting the yellow streetlights.

It’s been quite a while since we talked.
I hope he treats you alright,
Hope he’s strong in all the ways I’m not,
And when you sleep he holds you tight.

Now I’m out taking cigarettes from strangers,
With all the pills to last the night,
And we’ll smoke this city to the fucking filter
And watch this town ignite.