Paint My Heart White

by Emily Kate Boyd

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"Paint My Heart White" produced by Clay Cook is Emily Kate Boyd's first full length record. Released in 2008, it offers a powerful, poetic accompaniment to a morning conversation.

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released 29 March 2008

Thank you to all my friends who created this art-object with me. Together we released this music on March 29, 2008.
The musicians on the record are:

EKB: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Clay Cook: Bass, Electric Guitar, Piano, Hammond Organ, Guitjo, Vocals, Percussion
Mark Cobb: Drums, Percussion
Vanessa Olivarez: Vocals
With
Shawn Mullins Additional Vocals on “Dolly Parton Blues”,
Nick Niespodziani: Harmonica, Additional Vocals on
“New Tattoo” and “Bend in the Page”,
Nate Borofsky Additional Vocals on “Bend in the Page”,
Adrianne Gonzalez (AG) Additional Vocals on “Have you, Have Me”



All songs by EKB, except "New Tattoo", written by EKB/Greg Lee/ Bret Hartley.
All rights reserved.

The original record was produced, engineered & mixed by Clay Cook at 800 East Studios in Atlanta, GA in in six glorious days in the fall of 2007
Mastered by Alex Lowe


Illustration and design by Sophia Baphomet


Paint My Heart White by Emily Kate Boyd is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at emilykateboyd.net.

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Track Name: Morning Conversation
I’m wondering if you think
Of her and miss her skin
Against you when you fold

I’m wondering if you touch
Your thighs and see her hands
Your lips and feel her neck

I’m wandering behind your ears,
Nipping sweat from your hair
So soft behind your spots
I can see us there

Morning Conversation
Good Morning Love
Morning Conversation

Look out! The virgin feeling of a woman’s arms
Her breast against your back,
Breast against your bed

Heads up! The new look in her eyes
When you stayed a kiss too long,
Long enough to change her mind

I’m wandering behind your ears,
Nipping sweat from your hair
So soft behind your spots
I can see us there

Morning Conversation
Good Morning Love
Morning Conversation

Soft lips of someone new
Who looks a lot like you?
In the dark and in the day

Leaving is like a drop,
An idea now soaked up,
And left there on your skin
Track Name: New Tattoo
You left your t-shirt in my bathroom
Did you know how I would feel?
To find the pieces of our old home
All our old words reappear

I got a new tattoo, and baby so do you

Look what I gave your heart
Each line a work of art
My crime’s a perfect scar
In a place without grace tearing us apart

Oh, you know I told you every—
Everything I wanted to
I showed you pictures of my family
Told you secrets, some are true

I have a midnight lie, and baby, so do you

Look what I gave your heart
Each line a work of art
My crime’s a perfect scar
In a place without grace tearing us apart

Has it faded in your memory, every scene we came to write?
Does it seep into your blood stream, making movies in your mind?

Your heart is tender like my arm is
Where my skin is red as wine
I’m seeing all the days I hurt you
In the drawing I designed

I’m tracing every line, Waiting for blood to dry

Look what I gave your heart
Each line a work of art
My crime’s a perfect scar
In a place without grace tearing us apart
Track Name: Church Street
Swelling up in the sun on Church Street
You were running off this crazy little girl
I wrote a note, a letter you will never read
And I turned around to run a little more

When I dream you in the distance
You're dancing by the ocean
Other childless women in your arms

When the sun beats down
And the church street sounds
Make a new, old rhythm in your
Heart, heart, heart

Maybe we won’t fall apart
Maybe we won’t fall apart
Maybe we won’t fall…

Afternoon I woke up from a day dream
Of Me and you sharing a tv
The green and blue movie light was dizzying
In the shine of other people’s things

When I dream you in the distance
You're dancing by the ocean
Other childless women in your arms

When the sun beats down
And the church street sounds
Make a new, old rhythm in your
Heart, heart, heart

Traffic light turning for a truck ahead
Little coffee shop kept me coming here
Skinny boy brushes back his dark brown hair
And I picture you sitting over there
Track Name: Paint My Heart White
I know a thing or two about the history of The Arts
And how to sell to people of wealth
But I steal from convenient store shelves
And I will admit an appetite for hurting myself

And maybe you're apart of it
My plot to dine with masochists,
Scared of doing it right
But i loved you and i can't deny
That seeing your face means making me cry

Oh, I've been praying at night
Find me pure, golden light
If the morning never comes
Wake me from my murdering mind
And paint my heart white

Now I’m sending brave men home
Sealed with shame and bitter cold
I dream of love then drive safely home
Every woman whose lonesome foot roams
Hates the sound of their boots
And the sound of her own

Oh, I've been praying at night
Find me pure, golden light
If the morning never comes
Wake me from my murdering mind
And paint my heart white

The morning cars crank in the drive
The county's low, suburban cry
Crooked tree lean close to my bed
For a taste i have sold my soul red
But the bluebird that sings breaths hope in my head
Track Name: Nancy's Team
Nancy, let’s play one on one
And we will work for what we want
If I win, you lose,
And only then you can choose to break it off
Or get it on (let’s get it on)

Nancy, don’t give up, not yet
We’ve only just begun playin’
It takes time, yes time,
To be that holy twenty five who live with it
A small percent (run with it)

Nancy, we’ve got grace- we got charm
Lesser fools than us hold arm and arm
With an albatross,
Bride and groom we will toss our hair free
Just like a team (you and me)

Nancy, let’s play one on one
You can slow your game and let me on
The winning side, we will fight the rolling tide in tandem
And crowds will come (and cheer us on)
Track Name: Admiral’s Son
I will never love the Admiral’s Son
I will never shake the hand of Kings
I will never know the weight of his heart or his gun
I will never love the Admiral’s Son

Be kind to me brother when you're talking
Be kind to me mother when you're drink
For me

Sleeping from time to time
Leaping on lily pads
If I ever find the one whose mess matches mine
I’ll be sleeping from time to time

Be kind to me brother when you're talking
Be kind to me mother when you're drink
For me

Let me rest in your photograph albums
Oh, let me rest in the corner of your thoughts
Let me rest in the back of your Bibles
Where the bargained and broken belong
Where the bargained and broken belong

I will never wear a diamond ring
Brother, it just ain’t my style
If the hands of love are empty, they’ll be clean
I will never wear a diamond ring

Be kind to me brother when you're talking
Be kind to me mother when you're drink
For me

Let me rest in the photograph albums
Oh, let me rest in the corner of your thoughts
Let me rest in the back of your Bibles
Where the bargained and broken belong
Where the bargained and broken belong
Track Name: Have you, Have Me
Carefully breathing as the world spins around
Casually walking as we wander in our town
I’m not easy to understand and so afraid I’ll let you down
When love felt so far away,
I am glad to know you now

If I have you, I have you, have me

Take me through crowded rooms glowing like you do
Hold me like no one here is a stranger to you
I’m not easy to understand and so afraid I’ll make you blue
But you never let go of me and maybe I will thank you soon

If I have you, I have you, have me
If I have you, I have you, have me

If ever I forget my scale
Or forget what I have been
If the lessons of being small
In a big world wear too thin

Will you remind me love to always be kind to love?

I’ve seen many blinding lights and I’ve burned out one or two
I’ve wept by a window pane and I’ve whispered to the moon
Every secret I’ve kept from God I am giving up to you
If you’re still lying next to me in this poor man’s neighborhood
Track Name: Carolina
I took a hard hit, made me cough
And you left me quietly
Quick wave when you took off
Have I changed so drastically? (I let you leave)

Let me go or let me be
Forever aging growing green
When you were everything to me
We were in a different dream

Carolina, Carolina!
Most the time you never know when I am stoned

Oh the miles we drive are long
Steady west or steady home
The days I love give you to me
Well at least one line a week

Carolina, Carolina!
Most the time you never know when I am stoned

Oh the wisdom we have brought
In tears we cry and stones we caught
The hand of time ticks in between
And the words I say seem weak

Carolina, Carolina!
Most the time you never know when I’m in love
Track Name: Three of Us
Go when you can, pick up my pieces
Like stones to throw them back
You’re good in the sun to learn from a basement
I must be lonely to want all that

There were three of us tangled
like women end to end,
You weren’t alone when you chose to bring me in

Your recipe words, these typical lines
Oh they turn my head around
With little concern for what I might find
As our cigarettes burn down,
They burn down

There were three of us corned
And no one but you knew,
You weren’t alone when I chose to follow you

I know what not to give,
I know what to keep saved,
Though every flag was raised,
I gave
Love

I’m holding myself, losing the myth
I’ve been building up like bricks
There’s no other choice but get over it
And the taste of bitterness,
My bitterness

There were three of us tangled
like women end to end,
You weren’t alone
You weren’t alone
You still wanted more
from the girl you loved before.
Track Name: Dolly Parton Blues
The record you made was a triumph
The masterful touch of your ears
My diva, my own Dolly Parton
Your voice taste like passion and pears

You sing the most country of ballads
The deep roots of Saturday blues
My love is my own Dolly Parton
Who captures the florescent moons

O, wake me up with yer singin’
make me open in here
take out my heart and pull et the good part
And leave me with no love to spare (who cares?)

The flashing lights find the red carpet
Your dress is a flame in the night
Your sister who sang like an angel
Now leans on the Las Vegas isles

O, wake me up with yer singin’
make me open in here
take out my heart and pull et the good part
And leave me with no love to spare (who cares?)

Ketchup and Bar-B-Que tenders
Stain my entire wardrobe
So don’t sing to me Dolly “I’ll always”
And break off my last piece of love
Track Name: Bend in the Page
There’s a bend in the page where my finger can rest
A subtle curve like the space between breasts
Where your head once was left

Dreaming on details that sooner than later would catch
A kiss from my lips, the last lingering fit

If I could make us much more than this
I would turn the sand in our skin into a breath
I would turn us into a cloud and carry it

Our love above the ocean waves
It pulls me in then out to sea
Our love above the ocean waves
It pulls me in…

Take from my rib, build us a trip
That would reach every bridge
Time will turn us into a cloud and carry it

Our love above the ocean waves
It pulls me in then out to sea
Our love above the ocean waves
It pulls me in…

Our love above the ocean waves
It pulls me in then out to sea
Our love above the ocean waves
It pulls me in…