Heart Strung Out

by Darling Cora

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released August 19, 2016

Thank you to everyone directly involved in this project: Jaron,
Will, Rich, Alan, Anh, Reuben, Lena, and Stacy. Your kindness,
creativity, and generosity will not ever be lost upon me. But
just in case it does, kindly point out this record.
Another big thank you behind-the-scenes to: Ron Clifford (and
his family, dogs included), Raph Roter, Shafagh Hadavi, and to
my family for their support and encouragement. Adam Bentley,
thank you for taking on this project in spite of the
“unconventional” PR situation - you have balls of steel.
And last but not least, a thank you to YOU for your support.

All songs written by Darlene Cuevas
Produced by Jaron Freeman-Fox
String arrangements by Jaron Freeman-Fox
Recorded and mixed by Jaron Freeman-Fox at H.O.B. Sound in
Toronto.
Additional recording by Rich Greenspoon at Bartley Street
Studios.
Mastered by Reuben Ghose at Mojito Mastering.
Darlene Cuevas - vocals, electric guitar
Jaron Freeman-Fox - bass, banjo, strings, electric guitar on
"After Midnight"
Rich Greenspoon - drums, percussion
Alan Mackie - upright bass
Anh Phung - accordion
Will Hunter – electric guitar on “Charade”, “After Midnight”,
and “Three Pennies Falling”

Photo art by Lena Dawood
Hair/makeup by Anastassia Levina

All songs MAPL. Copyright Darling Cora Music/SOCAN 2016.

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Darling Cora Toronto, Ontario

Darling Cora is an indie alt-folk-rock singer-songwriter whose songs are as striking as her beautiful voice. Currently based in Toronto, her debut full-length album "Heart Strung Out" is out now.

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Track Name: Sugar
Sugar

I've never told you
how you make me feel
like an angel,
glowing,
like a seraphim

Confide in me
with your green and silver eyes so sweet,
you make me quiver with delight,
delight, delight.

But do you, do you even
recognize my face?
Could you tell I'm the one
who freely fell from grace

For your love,
those green silver eyes so sweet,
you make me glimmer
with a hope that beats alive,
alive, alive.

(Interlude)

All I expect is to reach you in ways
like a thief in the night
dispels his reckless gaze
towards his prize

Those green and silver eyes so free,
you make me a sinner to others' lies,
you see, to them I'm blind,
I'm blind, I'm blind.
Track Name: Yearn
Yearn

My carefree heart has never known what yearning was
until the day that I met you
that fateful Tuesday afternoon.
I could've sworn that I knew what you were thinking,
another girl to pass away the daily cares,
but that I simply wasn't,
and then you became scared:

"What is she trying to get at,
when all I want is to be free?
I'm a man who makes his own way in this world,
something from nothing is all I care to be."

Six brooding months along, without a word or warning,
he's come back in the flesh, swift with his feet,
but I could sense he was still running,
and not just from me.

What I am trying to get at
is that what I want is to be free.
I know I could never truly own you,
just love you, always, as is.
In this life where someone always wants piece out of you,
let me love you, for nothing, as is.

Still, he would run, fast for the horizon,
but I know when he's ready, he'll return,
still I've got nothing left to do here
but to yearn.

I know I could never truly own you,
just love you, always, as is.
In this life where someone always wants piece out of you,
let me love you, for nothing, as is.
Track Name: Three Pennies Falling
Three Pennies Falling

She's a lamb ripe for slaughter
but she doesn't care,
there's no use for any scare tactics here.
She's a prodigal daughter,
lost by herself, and losing who she used to be
for the man who would save her,
who gave her, a boxful of promises and dreams
that in the end are just pennies,
pennies cast into a fountainless stream

While over and over again,
We keep on falling.

He's a man out for something
but brother, he's scared
that there's nothing but nothing to see.
And the lights that had called him
are truck stops and signs telling him
where he can't be.
If his father could see him, believe him,
he'd drop all his bundles of grief,
even if they're just pennies,
pennies lost under a passenger seat

While over and over again,
We keep on falling.

Falling fast, straight for the sun
Falling so slow, there's nowhere to run.

It's the damn pressure talking,
of that I'm aware,
but there's too much at stake here to lose.
And I'm growing complacent,
and soon must I choose,
or be chewed up all mercilessly.
But what can I do?
For I'm just a penny falling, falling, falling...

Falling fast, straight for the sun
Falling so slow, there's nowhere to run.
Track Name: Two Lovers
Two Lovers

The clear, dark blue sky
it casts no shadow,
it casts no shadow.
And the daughter's vacant sighs,
they hold no marrow,
they hold no marrow.

She's gonna run out the door
tonight to find
that the one that she loves
isn't waiting outside.

Now her tears could fill the skies
with heavy sorrow,
with heavy sorrow.
For her lover, he froze in fright,
'fraid of tomorrow,
'fraid of tomorrows.

He should've come to that door
that night, to unite,
but he choked, and awoke,
to nothing and no one in sight.

Life then broke in
through the darkness
and blessed them with the
sorry, certain kiss of fate,
which is never, no never too late.

Now they rest is peaceful dreams,
in sleepy hollows,
in sleepy hollows.
For they've fled this mortal scene,
free of tomorrow,
free of tomorrows.
Track Name: After Midnight
After Midnight

I'm walking alone on this road tonight,
just the streetlights watching over me.
The silence gathers around my skin
like a wave of tranquil misery.

You see, I'm lost and confused,
and I don't know what to do
because my baby is light years away.
Six feet under my shoes --
yeah if only that could be true!
But really, he's just searching for
his love and true self's "other".

Now I'm wallowing with a drink in my hand
pretending I've got company.
Swallowing swills of forgetfulness
and numbing down toxic memories.

You see, I'm lost and confused,
with nothing better to do,
'cause sleep is for sissies with reasons.
My reason used to be you,
but now I'm swimming in blue
shards of breaking,
memories aching,
and soul-forsaking,
tears for you.

You see, I'm lost and confused,
and I don't know what to do
because my baby is light years away.
Six feet under my shoes --
yeah if only that could be true!
But really, he's just searching for
his love and true self's "other".
Track Name: Charade
Love, I want you to hold me
closer than anyone before,
but I can never let you know
what I don't want to show,
what I don't want to show.

Couldn't you get to know me
better by who I am today?
You see, I can never let you know
because the life behind me is gone,
the life behind me is gone and dead.

Believe me when I say
our love is better off with some mystery,
some mystery.

Oh how I wish you'd just trust me
given my hesitations.
Can't you tell that I'm just trying to protect
the beautiful thing we have here,
it's a beautiful thing we have here.

These feelings are more telling
than anything I'd every have to say,
I'd ever have to say.

One day you'll get to know me
beneath all this chicanery
and see right through to the broken lost little girl
I'm afraid I'll always be,
I'm afraid I'll always be.

Believe me when I say
our love is better off with some mystery,
some mystery.
Track Name: Empire of Yourself
Empire of Yourself

You've built a palace out of mirrors,
no room for anything else,
you take all the love that they give you
and you build an empire of yourself

Nothing can stop me on my mission,
I'm sorry if you're in my way.
Do know that I tried,
but it just doesn't matter –
I've got bigger and brighter things to make.

You carry heavy burdens on your shoulder,
the world is watching your every move,
respect and applause is important –
they need to acknowledge what you do

I'm young and its my time to make it,
it has to happen now can't you see?
One day you'll thank me for my courage,
I need to become who it is that I have to be.

You've built a palace out of mirrors,
no room for anything else,
you take all the love that they give you
and you build and empire of yourself

Nothing can stop him on his mission,
He's sorry if you're in his way.
Do know that he tried,
but it just doesn't matter –
he's got bigger and brighter things to make.

(Outro)
Track Name: The Story
The Story

After all is said and done
will you take me for who I am?
When you look into my eyes
do you see yourself a better man?

Underneath all those could-have-beens
is somebody I've come to know
as the boy who often wears a mask
and plays his parts, but is never whole

Could this be all to the story?
Is this the time to go home?

Life can be a revolving door, it's true
and we often move it along just to let things go.
You are not your father's son, you see
you're much more able to learn and grow

So how about we pause for a moment
and let the world move on its own?

Deadline on Monday,
commence negotiations Tuesday
red eye on Wednesday,
Thursday to Friday conference.
The ball it keeps on rolling,
what are you really looking for?
There's love here waiting
can't you see?

Should it ever come to pass that
we should part our ways
will you understand?
When you look into my eyes
do you see yourself a better man?