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Strange Words

from 54 Strange Words by The Bipeds

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From the album "54 Strange Words" by The Bipeds

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54 New Words
In the key of Am

Nobody knows why there's a crack in the weather
Nobody even has a clue
There's a human heart beating in the silence
The only thing a human heart can do

I have a faint recollection of the feeling
And a pattern on the skin beneath my sleeve
When the lightning strikes it stays here forever
When the lightning strikes here it don't leave

Don't you understand me?
Don't you understand?
Don't you have understand these Strange words?
With a promise of redemption
The language falls apart
Don't you recognize this strange heart?
Strange...so strange

BRIDGE CHANT

When the flashes light up this blue corner
They leave another stone in the field
And I suppose the sunken earth before them
Must be where the people kneeled, where they kneeled

When the darkness comes we'll be ready for it next time
Eventually we know it will return
When the ashes form the shape of a body
That's the only language we learn, strange words

Don't you understand me?
Don't you understand?
Don't you have understand these Strange words?
With a promise of redemption
The language falls apart
Don't you recognize this strange heart?
Strange...so strange

OUTRO

Strange...so strange

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from 54 Strange Words, released June 15, 2018
Curtis Eller: banjo, lead vocal
Stacy Wolfson: harmony vocal
Jack Fleishman: drums, bass VI
Joseph Dejarnette: upright bass, baritone guitar
Jessi Knight, Dana Marks, William Commander: chorus

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Curtis Eller Durham, North Carolina

Curtis Eller is a banjo player, songwriter and rock & roll singer who's songs describe a dreamlike vision of American history where all points in time have collapsed into one. A twenty-year show business veteran, Eller has developed a devoted international following with his band, The American Circus. ... more

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