Heartbeat is a Prisoner (Feat. Mal Devisa)

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Catch me roadside trying to clear the dust out of my lungs
and if I go slow everyone knows it's cus I got something in my eyes
nose running like I'm five, I'm running like I'm fire
and the saltwater is a sign of the long road

Heartbeat is a prisoner
the beat is a prisoner
taking the long road
the beat is a prisoner
taking the hunger strike
the beat is a prisoner
heartbeat is a prisoner
taking the long road
love is a hunger

I don't know how you do it, stranded in the quiet
the pain is a choir, its elegant inelegant design
I don't know how you do it tho, staying alive on the west side
everything is a terrible crime and even the rain don't wanna come down

How does he do it, the cockroach, how does he stay alive?
My heart's too big to survive

MAL DEVISA:
I wanna be reborn with the jazz still playing
in a back alley in my home town
get lit from the heatstroke brought on by the music
oh God, the music
I am the quiet before the ugliest rain, can you feel me in your knees?
I am running with the breeze, dodging eyes and walking free
you can find me howling in a moonlight scene
they'll hunt me down but I'm known for showing teeth

It's really coming down out there
cats and dogs out there
cats dogs rats and pigeons out there
I'm really not going anywhere
and if I may I'm a lot like God, I'm not a crier I just cry a lot
and if I may I'm a lot like God, I'm not dead I just die daily
and I used to be shy till I drank the garden dry
now I can't help but notice at the bodega a bucket full of roses
choked on still water as if that's all they really wanted
and I know you've been there
don't know where you've been but I know you've been
tenuous religion, Russian roulette precision
Russian dolls you open just to find another demon
library visit, running through the stacks
just to find a ghost you can hold that holds you back
and it rolls of the tongue like a cannonball
if you can't catch me you can't catch at all

Heartbeat is a prisoner
the beat is a prisoner
taking the long road
the beat is a prisoner
taking the hunger strike
the beat is a prisoner
taking the long road
the beat is a prisoner
love is a hunger

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from Subtle Creature, released August 16, 2016

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Electro-soul from Brooklyn NY.
Shared stages with TuNe-YaRds, Coco Rosie, and Mirah.
Music has appeared on NPR, multiple independent films, and national TV.

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