Someone With a Slow Heartbeat

by Charlie Straight

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released February 26, 2012

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Charlie Straight Czech Republic

What are the odds that you start a band like Charlie Straight with someone who listens to Beck at sixteen when everyone at your school keeps playing Nothing Else Matters?

In a provincial Czech town named Trinec literally run by a bizarre steelworks it takes some luck. (continue reading www.charliestraight.com/biography.html)
Albert Cerny, Johnny Cienciala, Pavel Pilch & Michal Supak.
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Track Name: How Do You Like My Earrings
How Do You Like My Earrings?

All my friends are in love
All my friends are in love
They’ve been talking about her
They’ve been trying to find her

All my friends are in love
I’m only waiting for the train
Sorry for such a long delay

Maybe she could be the one
When she’s drunk, she’s so much fun
They’ve been thinking about her
– if she’s like no other

Maybe she could be the one
I’m only standing by the road
Give me a sign that I can go

How do you like my earrings?
They’re from my boyfriend’s broken jaw
These screws used to keep it together
He doesn’t need them anymore

How do you like my earrings?
They’re heavy metal, I am sure
The doctor said he’d be okay
I wanna let my feelings show

All my friends are away
In a better place to stay
Guess I know the reason why
They didn’t say goodbye

They are all out of reach
I feel like going for a swim
I wish we lived beside the sea

How do you like my earrings?
They’re from my boyfriend’s broken jaw
These screws used to keep it together
He doesn’t need them anymore

How do you like my earrings?
They’re heavy metal, I am sure
The doctor said he’d be okay
I wanna let my feelings show
Track Name: Changing Trains
Changing Trains

I left the love of my life and my friends
I left the one I love, she’ll never see me again
Maybe it’s just a start of something new and better
Maybe I made a mistake

I’m sitting in your chair
It’s such a different feeling
When you are not there
Sitting in your chair
To see the world with your eyes
With your eyes

She told me she could take it if I need a break
She said we could meet in a year from now
She said, “Don’t give it up, one day you could be sorry,”
I said, “Don’t you worry ‘cause I’ll be alright,”
I will be alright
But maybe she was right

I’m changing trains, changing trains
I left the love of my life and all my friends
I’m changing trains, changing trains
For me the story never ends

Oooh, yeah, yeah...
Oooh, ooh...

For the first time there is no one you can lean on
When you go back to your hometown
When you dream on
There’s a new name on your doorbell
Such a strange sound
And the place where you went to school
Yeah, it’s been torn down
Track Name: Dear Jack & Stacey
Dear Jack & Stacey

This could be the day
We may find ourselves in a different century
Stay, I’ll take you
Thirty-five thousand Sunday afternoons back
Dear Jack, it’s been a long long time
Since we’ve heard from each other
And you’re not writing back

You will see I’m like you
I have a long list of friends
You’re trying hard to keep in touch
But you lose them in the end

You will see I’m like you
I have the memories from the past
I’m trying to keep you in my mind
But the memory wouldn’t last

Stacey, Stacey, Stacey said you’d gone away
Maybe you are in a better place to stay
Stacey, oh Stacey, Stacey said that it’s okay
Stacey, help me! Help me find the way!

This could be the day
We may meet again
There are things that you have to say
I’ll make you feel like nothing had changed
I’ll take you right back
Dear Jack, it’s been a long long time
Since we’ve heard from each other
And you’re not writing back

Stacey, Stacey, Stacey said you’d gone away
Maybe you are in a better place to stay
Stacey, oh Stacey, Stacey said that it’s okay
Stacey, help me! Help me find the way!

Oh, Stacey!
Oh, Stacey!
Oh, Stacey!
Oh, Stacey!
Track Name: Tiger in Your Heart
Tiger in Your Heart

The day we met was cold – winter
You said you were the icy queen
I thought I saw a wild tiger
Nobody else could see

There’s a tiger in your heart!
In you!
No matter what you say
No matter what you do

In the trees, in the wind
In the tide and the waves
In the salt on my skin
In the moment I wake

In the things that you wear
In the air, in your hair
In the snow and the rain
You’ll be there, you’ll be there

Oh, there’s a tiger

I thought it was a dream, really!
The moment you came and went
Didn’t even know, did I?
If I would ever see you again

There’s a tiger in your heart!
In you!
No matter what you say
No matter what you do

In the trees and the wind
In the tide and the waves
In the salt on my skin
In the moment I wake

In the things that you wear
In the air, in your hair
In the snow and the rain
You’ll be there, you’ll be there

Oh, there’s a tiger
Oh, there’s a tiger
Oh, tiger!
Oh, come home to me
Track Name: Coco
Ah, Coco! You take my clothes off
And cool my cheeks with your cold nose
I lay me down with my eyes closed

Ah, Coco! I take your clothes off
And we just sit on the carpet
And watch each other in slow-mo

We watch each other in slow-mo
We watch each other in slow-mo

AH, COCO!
YOU COULD SAVE MY SOUL, JUST DON'T GO!
AH, COCO!
"IT'S ONLY SIXTY DAYS," SHE SAID SO
AH, COCO!
SOMETIMES IT FEELS SO STRANGE ALL ALONE
AH, COCO!

Ah, Coco! You take my clothes off
I didn't know I was in heaven
I didn't know heaven was so soft

Ah, Coco! I take your clothes off
And we both stare at the ceiling
I don't understand why you're going

I don't understand why you're leaving
I don't understand why you're leaving

AH, COCO!
YOU COULD SAVE MY SOUL, JUST DON'T GO!
AH, COCO!
"IT'S ONLY SIXTY DAYS," SHE SAID SO
AH, COCO!
SOMETIMES IT FEELS SO STRANGE ALL ALONE
AH, COCO!
AH, COCO!
YOU COULD SAVE MY SOUL, JUST DON'T GO!
AH, COCO!
Track Name: Too Many Knives
Too Many Knives

The place is always empty
Until the afternoon
I came home too soon
I came home too soon

I wonder if it’s raining
‘Cause my hair is wet
How could I forget?
How could I forget?

There’s too many knives in the kitchen
There’s too many knives in the kitchen
There’s too many knives in the kitchen
I’m hungry for love
I’m hungry for love

I’m wasting my time in the kitchen
With you on my mind in the kitchen
There’s too many knives in the kitchen
I’m hungry for love
I’m hungry for love

I take all my clothes off
Leave them by the door
And I miss you so
And I miss you so

There’s too many knives in the kitchen
There’s too many knives in the kitchen
There’s too many knives in the kitchen
I’m hungry for love
I’m hungry for love

I’m wasting my time in the kitchen
With you on my mind in the kitchen
There’s too many knives in the kitchen
I’m hungry for love
I’m hungry for love

Hungry for love, ah!
Track Name: Something New
Something New

The ground feels like a mirror
I am there and you’re there too
The ground feels like a mirror made of glass
And we’re gonna fall through

Tell me what you’re gonna do
Tell me what you’re gonna do
Tell me what you’re gonna do
Tell me what you’re gonna do

We move on the surface
When it rains everything’s smooth
No one is alone here – trees have roots
And I have you

There is nothing we can lose
There is nothing we can lose
There is nothing we can lose
There is nothing we can lose

You will be me and I, I will be you
We’ll be a part of something new
Don’t be afraid ‘cause love, love never dies
When it’s too late I’ll just close my eyes

I just close my eyes

The ground feels like a mirror
And the sun, the sun will shine twice
Don’t look down on me now
You will see the birds in the sky

I’ll be on the other side
I’ll be on the other side
I’ll be on the other side
I’ll be on the other side

You will be me and I, I will be you
We’ll be a part of something new
Don’t be afraid ‘cause love, love never dies
When it’s too late I’ll just close my eyes

Ah, yeah, now you know
Ah, yeah, now you know everything
Ah, yeah, you know
Ah, yeah, you know how I feel
Track Name: Someone With a Slow Heartbeat
Someone With a Slow Heartbeat

I think I’ve found someone
Someone with all the answers
So I’d better be careful
About the things I will ask her

I think I’ve found someone
Someone I’ve always dreamed of
I still can’t believe it
Even when I am with her

Ooh, she’s drawing something on my hand

What will happen next
Nobody knows
All my dreams have come true
And I’m lost
What will happen next
No one can say
All my dreams are coming true today

When you find someone
Someone who’ll make you happy
She can give you the answers
But don’t ask her about me

Once I found someone
Someone with a slow heartbeat
It will never stop beating
She said, “That’s very unlikely,”

What will happen next
Nobody knows
All my dreams have come true
And I’m lost
What will happen next
No one can say
All my dreams are coming true today

What will happen next
Nobody knows
All my dreams have come true
And I’m lost
What will happen next
No one can say
All my dreams are coming true today
Today
Track Name: Stuck in the Mud
Stuck in the Mud

What’s that thing in your eyes
I cannot see
Every time you come by
And sleep with me?

I wonder if you feel it too
When I’m with you
What if you don’t
If you don’t and I still do?

Oooh, I’m stuck in the mud
Oooh, I’m stuck in the mud with you

What’s that thing on your mind
You want to say?
In my bed everywhere
Your long blond hair

When you go
Leave it all the way it is
Don’t wash the plate
It’s too late
Don’t change the sheets

Oooh, I’m stuck in the mud
Oooh, I’m stuck in the mud with you
Aaah, won’t you help me out?
I can’t get away
Ooh, I’ve been stuck so deep in the mud
Since you walked away

I’ve been stuck in the mud
In the mud
I’ve been stuck in the mud
In the mud
I’ve been stuck in the mud
In the mud
I’ve been stuck in the mud
In the mud

Maybe I will always be here
Will I always? Maybe I will
Maybe I will always be here
Maybe I will always be here

Maybe I will always be here
Maybe I will always be here
Maybe I’ll be here forever
Maybe I’ll be here forever
Track Name: Institutions of the World
Institutions of the World

If they tell you not to go
If the tell you not to stay
If you say that you don’t know
They won’t help you out for sure

There are questions in the air
There’s confusion and despair
Is this building going to fall?
There are cracks in every wall

You just stand there at the door
You hear whispers in the room
You don’t know what you’ve come here for
Don’t know what you’re going to do

Institutions of the world
I’m so tired of this game
We’ve been playing for so long
And I’m losing all the way
Institutions of the world
Won’t you let me get some rest
I’ve been trying pretty hard
I’ve been trying to do my best

You will have to wait for now
Take a seat there on the floor
“We’ll be open in a while,”
Says the sign stuck on the door

There’s a pile of empty forms
Scattered pages in the dust
You can see there’s something wrong
Which reminds you of the past

Someone’s taken all the chairs
So as not to take the risk
There’s the question in the air:
“What’s the point in all of this?”

Institutions of the world
I’m so tired of this game
We’ve been playing for so long
And I’m losing all the way
Institutions of the world
Won’t you let me get some rest
I’ve been trying pretty hard
I’ve been trying to do my best

Institutions of the world
I’m so tired of this game
We’ve been playing for so long
And I’m losing all the way
Institutions of the world
Won’t you let me get some rest
I’ve been trying pretty hard

I’m so lonely
I’m so lonely
I’m so lonely
I’m so lonely

I’m so lonely
I’m so lonely
I’m so lonely
I’m so lonely
Track Name: 45 Days in Tokyo
45 Days in Tokyo

I wanna be, I wanna be
I wanna be with you
I wanna stay for forty-five days
For forty-five days in Tokyo
Don’t ask me why
I wanna fly over the sea
You will see, you will see

I wanna go, I wanna go
I wanna go with you
I wanna leave all of the past behind
Why don’t you leave your past behind?
Give me a sign
When you have made up your mind
Take your time, take your time

What’s the time now in Tokyo?
I don’t know, let me guess
I still believe we can work it out
If I look east and you look west

Are you there? Calling Tokyo...
Or am I talking to myself?
Who’d have thought you’d forget it all?
We were fine when you left

Oh, forty-five days in Tokyo!
I’m still in love, ah!
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I wanna know, I wanna know
I need to know the truth
Could you be mine?
Will you decide
After forty-five days in Tokyo?
Where are you now?
Don’t leave me high and dry
Tell me why, tell me why...

What’s the time now in Tokyo?
I don’t know, let me guess
I still believe we can work it out
If I look east and you look west

Are you there? Calling Tokyo...
Or am I talking to myself?
Who’d have thought you’d forget it all?
We were fine when you left
When you left