Heart Like a Muscle

from by The Sweet Clementines

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lyrics

Gone the growing lands now,
a waker at dawn, a harvesting hand now,
and her song is the empty head,
the hollow gourd of the future dead.

And she won’t come back to this town
though the signs of progress abound
in the still life, the salted streets
the new skyline of the cemetery.

She wonders what it’s for, this holy war
for a heart like a muscle, a heart like a working wheel.
love, only love.

Maybe we could sit on the curb on Heroes Day,
the tiny Shriners observe as they file away.
Oh, the glories gone and the beauties drawn
from this troubled world.

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from Lake Victoria, released January 30, 2016
Written by John Burdick

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The Sweet Clementines New Paltz, New York

New Paltz, NY, eccentric rock band the Sweet Clementines continue to play a melodic, musically adventurous brand of smart guitar pop. With vibraphones and violins. They are: John Burdick, Jason Sarubbi, Marianne Tasick, Matt Senzatimore, and Paul Carroll. ... more

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