Pickled Hearts EP (Bonus Version)

by The Naked Sun

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Pickled Hearts was recorded live, DIY-style, over the course of a weekend in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania.

This bonus version includes demos of three Pickled Hearts tracks recorded live in Cape May, NJ, by Drew and Tim in September 2014.


released May 15, 2015



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In the Issac Asimov novel The Naked Sun the author challenges his readers to take another look at their neighbors, government, society and environment. Could it be that we are scared of it all? If so, why? Take off the Modernization Suit and Lie and step out into the Naked Sun. Honest rock from South Philly. ... more

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Track Name: It Will
The ocean and the wind
Rearrange the land again
And we let it

And I hear those sirens sing
Call me back again
And I let them

Oh it will

I'm learning to love you
Like the leaves learn the trees
It's fall and I'm falling
Down upon my knees

Still we cannot say that we are sorry
Enough to find a cure
So we pickled our own hearts
To keep what's left of them pure

Oh, it will, because we let it
Track Name: Silver Rings
Waving goodbye, she sings
Hears the dings of the silver rings
The air brings

Waving goodbye, she sings
Smells the burning of the leaves
The trees bring

Waving goodbye, she sings
Just let them, let them be
Some rest and some peace

We'll see you again
Or maybe not
All that you got
Is dirt and sand

Return my friend
To that well again
Cry all you can
And then your gone
Track Name: Waitin' in Line for the Ferris Wheel
We went walking through the broken shadows
of a purgatorial dream
We were kissing like ripened lovers
who swore we'd never be

Back in our heads
All in our minds
All over our bodies
You know we'd rather be dead

Swimming in a reservoir
Jump in to a dying star
Float on a kelp forest

My back to a blue bed
My soul to a silk sky
In search of nothing

In the back of my mind I'm thinking,
"My God, I'm all alone."
In the back o f my mind I'm wishing,
"I wish I were alone."

The moon's the color (remnants of a wild fire)
And the bombs bursting in air
As we trade places with the horizon
On our way down

And you squeeze me tight
Pry open your eyes
Let those little voices
Inside you die
Track Name: P.O.O.R.
Dreams tonight
Are gonna take me away
From this reality

And I try so hard,
but why should I?
For something that should come naturally.

Bury this
At the foot of an
Apple Tree

'Cause the streets tonight
Took my baby away
How am I to accept this reality?

And we try so hard,
but why should we?
Death comes to us so unnaturally.

Bury this
At the foot of an
Apple Tree
Track Name: Blue, Green, Blue
Before the stars, sky painted black
(it took) millions of years to our path,
but now a star for every grain of sand

Death is a hungry ghost
haunting me and you
Blue, green, blue

Heavy hearts and heavy minds
floating through this river of time
Open wide and let me hear your voice!

When someone else's sun is burning
and I cannot see you
Blue, green, blue

There's a sky up above and a woman in love with you
How much longer until you reach some kind of truth?
There's a sky up above and a woman in love with you
Blue, green, blue

I'll ask no more from this ancient art
just some peace to start this heart
We swim in space and stretch this place

The sky is a choir and every star a voice
Blue, green, blue

The sky is a choir and every star a voice
Track Name: Land of Pure Imagination
Imaginary lines drawn by
Imaginary people
Who praise and imaginary God
Under an imaginary steeple

Who live imaginary lives
With an imaginary goal
An imaginary place they'll float
With an imaginary soul

In imaginary land lie
An imaginary love
Purchase imaginary peace from
An imaginary dove

And drop imaginary bombs
On imaginary soldiers
Spread imaginary blood on
Imaginary boulders
Track Name: True North
If I were to walk around this world
Set out on foot tomorrow
Borne on the left or borne on the right
True north I would follow

And I don't care if I don't make it
That's not the reason we start off
True north, truth north
In any direction at any cost

This whole world, this whole world
This whole world is my home
And I can't care, I don't care
If I'm not welcomed here

True north, true north, true north