Heartbreaker Heartbroken

by Kim Schaefer

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Jonathan Rosenthal Hearing the fully realized versions of these songs takes me back to every single free concert I saw Kim play in college. It's a weird, sad sort of nostalgia. Rootsy tunes for Red House Painters fans, or a more contemplative cousin to Regina Spektor. Emotional, honest music from a cool lady. Favorite track: Ship Goes Down.
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recorded at Treehouse Records in Chicago to 1" analog tape

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released June 14, 2014

Guitar, Banjo, Vocals- Kim Schaefer
Bass- Barrett Guzaldo
Percussion, Organ- Nick Tumminello
Guitar- Anthony DeSanto
Cello- Emma Tumminello
Violin- John Becker
Lap Steel- Luke Otwell
Banjo- Andy Graham
Produced by Kim Schaefer, Barrett Guzaldo and Nick Tumminello
Engineered and Mixed by Barrett Guzaldo
Mastered by Alex DeYoung

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Track Name: White Lightning
Blow me down
The ground that I'm standing on
Is coming apart right under my feet
Storm's a-brewing over the mountains
Hold me now, I'm shaking like a leaf

White lightning
Your love is danger
Strikes without warning
Never to return
And that fire, it's still burning

Since I saw you, I knew I had to have you
I'd cross any line, commit any crime
But my love, yes my love
Could never hold you down
Cause you can't bottle up
White lightning

White lightning
You love is danger
Strikes without warning
Never to return
And that fire, it's still burning
Track Name: Boys and Girls
Take my picture, I won't remember
My face when I'm shriveled up
Old and grey

Tell me sister, that life of leisure
Was it ever worth the heavy price
You had to pay

And all the boys were lying
And all the girls were crying

That hushed up secret, why do you keep it?
Show me yours and I promise
I will show you mine

This little habit, that little cigarette
The things we do, things we do
Just to pass the time

And all the girls were heartbreakers
And all the boys were undertakers

And all the girls with pretty faces
and all the boys with their untied laces

Bang, bang on the drum
On the drum oh
Bang, bang on the drum
On the drum oh

And all the boys were lying
And all the girls were crying
Track Name: Who Was I
Buried my heart
Buried my heart
Six feet down

I buried my heart
Buried my heart
Six feet underground

That's where I'll be found
'Til spring comes around

Who was I to blame you
For wanting something else
Who was I to blame you
For holding back yourself

I was shattered
I was made unwhole
and I was tattered
I had lost my soul

You held the cards
You held my heart
You held the cards
You held my heart

Who was I to blame you
When we fell apart
Who was I to blame you
For holding back your heart

For every moment of doubt
I will scream and I'll shout
You won't hold me down anymore
Put my heart in the ground
Track Name: Looking For A Friend
Someone once told me
The worst thing in life is to end up lonely
I'm looking for a friend for the end of the world
Looking for a friend for the end of the world

You might say it's crazy
But I only want someone to call my baby
I'm looking for a friend for the end of the world
Looking for a friend for the end of the world

The mountains may tumble
And the heavens may crumble
I'm looking for a friend for the end of the world
Looking for a friend for the end of the world

Thunder and lightning
Take my hand and you won't frightened
I'm looking for a friend for the end of the world
Looking for a friend for the end of the world

One day when you're looking back
You'll wonder where I am at
But you'll be gone from my mind
You be gone from my mind
Track Name: Dreaming of Yesterday (Always on My Mind)
Soft as the wind blows
Like a ghost upon a breeze
Your words drift to my ears
And ring endlessly

Always on my mind, always on my mind

Sunlight through the window
It shines upon your face
With golden lips you leave a kiss
I can still feel its trace

Always on my mind, always on my mind
Always on my mind, always on my mind
Cause we're still dreaming
We're still dreaming of yesterday

The seasons change, and so must I
But in your arms, it's still summer time

Cause we're still dreaming
We're still dreaming our lives away

Soft as the wind blows
Like a ghost upon a breeze
Your words drift to my ears
And ring endlessly
Track Name: Dead Man Blues
You're a dead ringer
For a dead man I once knew
With your hands in your pockets
And the holes in the souls of your shoes

And a look in your eye
That says you don't give a damn
If you live or die
Cause you're a wanted man

Could be a trick of the light
Or maybe I ain't right in my mind
You're a dead man walking

A man like you's got nothing left to lose
A man like you's got everything to prove
A girl me never stood a chance
Though your heart's like ice
I'm in the palm of your hands

Could be a trick of the light
Or maybe I ain't right in my mind
You're a dead man walking

Oh you're gonna break down
And oh they're gonna get you now

You're a dead ringer
For a dead man I once
With your hands in your pockets
And the holes in the souls of your shoes

And a look in your eye
That says you don't give a damn
If you live or die
Cause you're a wanted man

Could be a trick of the light
Or maybe I ain't right in my mind
You're a dead man walking

Could be a trick of the light
Or maybe I ain't right in my mind
You're a dead man walking
Track Name: To Be Near You
Far as the eye can see
Near enough now to touch
There's magic all around

Sure as the sun will rise
Long as the day is mine
I will always love you

If you kiss me I won't
Tell a soul I promise I won't
If you say that you love me

Fast as this car will drive
Before the morning comes
We'll dance among the stars

Upon this dewy bed
We'll sleep a thousand years
Come here grow old with me love

In the morning I won't
Shed a tear I promise I won't
If you say that you love me

Under moonlight I call you softly
In the nighttime I dream you near me
Under moonlight I call you softly
In the nighttime I dream you near me
To feel your love
Track Name: Forget Me Not
The world is taking over
The weight is setting in
You're under my skin

It's time I should be going
The train draws ever near
But I hold on my dear

Would you hold me in your arms
Could you keep me in your heart
And don't you ever forget

Blot the stars out with my fingers
Erase the moonlight with my eyes
Throw the night in total darkness
So you can't see when I cried
After you left yeah after you left

And every time you speak my name I falter
And ever time you touch my hand I wonder
Could someone this great really be true
And could you think of me like I think of you
Cause I can never forget

Hey wait now
Cause I can never forget

She saw you first
But I wanted it worse
Track Name: The Hunter
If it's hunting season
Well then my heart is the kill
I thought that you could love me
But I guess you never will

If it's me you've set your sights on
Then be sure your aim is true
Cause I don't wanna live
without you

And don't be the one
To mount my heart on a wall
And don't shoot me down
Just to watch me fall

So you've got me in your crosshairs
But don't pull that trigger dear
I've got some things to tell you
But they're words you'll never hear

I was once the hunter
Now the hunted I've become
She'll leave you too
When she's done

And don't be the one
To mount my heart on a wall
And don't shoot me down
Just to watch me fall

It doesn't matter now
It never mattered then
That you could never love me

It doesn't matter now
It never mattered then
That you would never love me

You shot me down
You shot me down
You shot me down
Track Name: Ship Goes Down
Why can't I let myself be
Happy with someone who cares for me

I wanna know why

And why do I build up these walls
So no one can see me

And why do I build these walls high
So no one can see me

I wanna know why

The ship goes down in sight of land

Why can't I let myself be
Happy with someone who cares for me

I wanna know why

The ship goes down in sight of land
Track Name: Whatever You Want Me To Be
Sometimes I think if I knew best
I would've let you be
instead of beg for second chances
And still it just may be my curse
To need to be with you
Only to hold my tongue

Hey what's the catch
In this game
No I won't bother
To ask you to tell

Whatever you want me to be
Whatever you want me to be
I could but I shouldn't
Yet I can't just walk away

Somehow the miles pass me by
And still I try to figure
How the hell it was we got here

I use this friendship like a crutch
Haven't the slightest idea
Just what part of me
You're holding up
All the same I still need you
To have, to hold

Whatever you want me to be
Whatever you want me to be
I could but I shouldn't
Yet I can't just walk away