What A Heavy Weight

by Bomba de Luz

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"What A Heavy Weight" was recorded in McNally Smith Studios, Jeff Halland's studio...and Evan's basement.

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released July 29, 2012

Lydia Hoglund: Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Gavin Taylor-Stark: Bass
Evan Slack: Electric Guitar
Jonas Taghavi: Percussion
Josh Quinn: Keys on "I Once Loved You"

Phantoms instrumental written by Evan Slack, lyrics by Lydia Hoglund.
Intro electric guitar played by Lydia Hoglund on Gordon.
Acoustic guitar played by Evan Slack on Phantoms and Boots and Cats.

All songs besides Frontier and Phantoms written by Lydia Hoglund with instrumental assistance from the dudes.

Recorded and mixed by Andrew Halvorson and Jeff Halland, mastered by Graham Wakeman and Jeff Halland.
Cover art design by Kevin Hoglund.

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Bomba de Luz St Paul, Minnesota

Bomba De Luz is a jazz/folk/rock group composed of five young Twin Cities musicians. Evan Slack (electric guitar), Gavin Taylor (bass), John Blanda (keys), and Judah McCoy (drums), and the band was born.

Lydia Liza - Vocals/Acoustic
Evan Slack - Guitar
Judah McCoy - Drums
John Blanda - Keys
Gavin Taylor - Bass
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Track Name: Swear You Away
With your dark, blank eyes, did you see my lies when I told them?
Yes I said the truth, I did want you right about then.
But like water black waiting to attack, I fell in.
I was tempted by losing my own mind again, and again.
You would have been my lover had I not sworn you away.
Hold me close, hold me tighter, so I’m not lead astray.
When I went away to a foreign place in my head, what did you do?
Said, “I’ll stand by you,” and I misread just what you meant, your heart you lent...I fell and wept.
I had lost it all in my sudden fall, oughta drop dead.
You would have been my lover had I not sworn you away.
Hold me close, hold me tighter, so I’m not lead astray.
I stood all alone in a dark room, and I howled,
“Just who are you?! ‘Cause you’re not me, it’s all askew.
I swam through water black just to get through!”
When in this dark you cried out hard, “Where’d you go dear?”
Searching for my hands, but the darkest lands were your biggest fear.
Underneath the water, I fought harder than I ever had.
And when I broke through oh! I saw you, saw your silhouette.
You will always be my lover, I will not swear you away.
Hold me close, hold me tighter, I will not lead you astray.
Track Name: Lullaby
Well you couldn’t know just where I’m coming from.
I shook the very ground that you were standing on.
Your lips were locked so tight, stories to be told.
You scream in the night, in the day you grow so old.
And it’s no ones fault but your own. There are no rules to this game,
I only sing of love, but your eyes say something different every time I’m spoken of.
And it’s no ones fault but your own.
And your heart says, “it ain’t easy, oh go back to sleep my little baby.”
My heart says, “oh it ain’t easy, oh go to back to sleep my little baby.”
Well, I think of you often enough for my skin to crawl when you’re spoken of.
I sat by the water for hours, only now do I feel your power.
And it’s no ones fault but my own. It’s no ones fault but my own.
And my heart says, “it ain’t easy...go back to sleep my little baby.”
My heart says, “oh it ain’t easy, oh go back to sleep! my little baby.”
Track Name: I Once Loved You
I once loved you, I once needed you now I don’t.
I was a child then, little did I know it was all a show.
And I ain’t gonna say you broke this little ladies heart,
just wished I had known it was a game, all a game from the start.
Aw, no. Darling, will you regret letting me go?
I was depressed thinking you would be the one.
I was naive back then, I asked for too much when you were on the run.
And I ain’t gonna say I loved you, or I someday shall,
just wished you could see me now and see I’m a different kind of gal.
Aw, no. Darling, will you regret letting me go?
Track Name: Dark Lake
My lover set foot in a dark lake,
with a troubled mind and clothes the shade of gray.
And I couldn’t scream, ‘cause I know his mind.
I held him in his sleep when he cried.
Charon says I will have to pay him,
so there will be coins on his eyes.
And the whippoorwill, the nightengail,
scream for me. Because I know not how to cry.
But what a heavy weight to sleep alone!
I cannot fill up with hate or face any shadow.
So a candle will be lit before I sleep.
To tell all demons, “my soul is not theirs to keep.”
But, what a heavy weight to be a widow!
When my heart has been wrapped and hollowed.
And I’d like to know just why you’ve done this.
Right when my love was at it’s strongest.
And when the sun rises I shall not,
I’ll wait til the moon and sit on the dock
and hope to see your face among the waves. Or a stir in the pattern alike to your grace.
Track Name: June
And underneath that same sky, you gave me a boat, a reason why.
An excuse to keep floating forth, a hopeful bliss, a star in the north.
And the rivers, they course with my blood, an external vein--
a life that I should let myself lead, let myself know, let myself run, let myself go.
Well now I know a pure love is always there, need not be spoken of.
And my heart it breaks with the need of you.
Track Name: Phantoms
In my disasters I am dwelling, still I crawl into your bed
As I hold you, I am pondering why my arrival
doesn’t shake you to unrest.
You see, the sun has risen,
and again it will fall,
I’ll lay flowers at your bedside,
if only to forestall.
Oh darling,
we’re dancing on volcano rims,
We tango on the canyon’s mouth,
While the devil is calling our love to the ground
I am praying to god we’ll stay hidden, not found,
You see, the sun has risen,
and again it will fall,
I’ll lay flowers at your bedside,
if only to forestall
What if we can’t keep each other safe?
What a mistake, what a mistake.
What if we can’t keep each other here?
Don’t you tell me the end is near.
I won’t have it.
What if we can’t keep each other safe?
What a mistake, what a mistake.
What if we can’t keep each other here?
Don’t you tell me the end is near.
I won’t have it.
When that black crow sits on my sill.
I’ll fall into you, and cry ’til i’m still,
and you’ll hush me with kisses
won’t you darling? won’t you darling?
You see, the sun has risen,
and again it will fall,
I’ll lay flowers at your bedside,
if only to forestall
Track Name: Boots and Cats
Lover, I do not regret your touch.
Though I feel we have not spoken much.
You know I listen carefully when you speak of driving thoughtlessly.
Somehow, you remind me of places I’ve never been, books I’ve never read.
This beautiful room is oh so empty, should I even try to fill it with anything?
And I can be yours.
Tell me everything you know don’t ever keep it to yourself,
everywhere you look around, those clouds they fill your eyes as well,
and the world you built around me blew like ashes.
Your eyes transfixed on a storm in the distance,
had me convinced that we never could fix this,
all hope for a rescue laid with you, aw, no, no, no.