THE HEART OF A SIREN​-​-​REDUX

by Carl Funk

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The Heart of a Siren was originally released in 1995. This is a digital reissue on the album's 21st anniversary. Two songs were left off from the 95 CD. Two other songs, written in the era, were added to this "Redux" version. This falls under the category of artist's perogative. It was a great joy to revisit the material, and to be able to offer a digital version, which allows sequencing and adding material in a fresh way. The Heart of a Siren remains a career highlight. It is a pleasure to be able to share it again.

Original release by The Charlatan Record Cartel

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released July 29, 2016

THE HEART OF A SIREN -- REDUX

Produced by Carl Funk, with Dave Dysart, David Kincaid, and Garey Shelton

Mixed by Ed Brooks, Bad Animals studio, Seattle
Mastered by Wally Traugget, Tower Mastering, LA
"Heartbroken Man" and "It Falls on Me" Mixed by Dave Dysart, Traid Studios, Seattle. Mastered by Alan Yoshida, A&M records, LA

Engineered by Dave Dysart, Garey Shelton, David Kincaid, and Tom Hall

Recorded at Triad Studios, Seattle, The Garey Shelton Studio, Seattle, Studio 19, NYC.

Carl Funk: Vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboards, percussion
Garey Shelton: Bass, keyboard
Bruce Hazen: Electric guitar
John Morton: Electric guitar
Ben Smith, Gary Thompson, Mark Ivestor: drums
David Kincaid: Vocals, mandolin
Libby Torrance: Vocals
Lori Goldston: Cello
Jami Sieber: Cello
Dana Dysart: Keyboards
Walter Schwede: violin
Dick Powell: Harmonica

All songs written by Carl Funk, published by Guemes Music, BMI
"Heartbroken Man" written by C. Funk and A. David Kincaid. Published by Guemes Music, and Haunted Field Music

2016 "Redux" cover, photograph by Andrine Olson

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Track Name: Swirl
SWIRL

All of my life
I have stood here in the rain
Watching the world
And you know I can't explain
Deep in the shadows I explored
Call it a kingdom or a ghetto
Saw one thousand tribal wars
Under one blue shining sky

Riding the dream
What can I do
Caught in the swirl
Of the black and the blue
Heart of the world
Too hard to know
Holding a mirror to a mirror

So here I am
Like some Catcher in the Rye
Don't have a plan
No religion to live by
Watching the blind who lead the blind
Wondering why they're always smiling
Like they've left themselves behind
And just gone on holiday

Riding the dream
What can we do
Caught in the swirl
Of the black and the blue
Heart of the world
Too hard to know
Holding a mirror to a mirror to a soul

Ah, but it's only the world
Lost in the heart of the swirl

Riding the dream
What can we do
Caught in the swirl
Of the black and the blue
Heart of the world
Too strange to know
Holding a mirror to a mirror to a soul
Riding the dream
What can I do
Caught in the swirl
Of the black and the blue
Track Name: Dreamtime
Dreamtime

Far from the eyes
Of the rest of the world
Far from the cities
Hidden from view
A fire is glowing
The sparks flying high
The Old Ones are dreaming
In the Outback tonight

Far away
In the Dreamtime
Life begins
In the Dreamtime
Walk away
Down the Songlines
Sing away
The Dreaming starts again

The Old Ones believe
Gods walked the land
Creating the world
In songs that they sang
This was the Dreamtime
And when it was gone
The song was the land
And the land was song

Far away
In the Dreamtime
Life begins
In the Dreamtime
Walk away
Down the Songlines
Sing away
The Dreaming starts again

Modern man
A wonder to see
We can send a thought around the world
In the time it takes you to breathe
We know so much
But, don't understand
The land is the song
And the song is the land
Track Name: The Heart of a Siren
THE HEART OF A SIREN

You will not remain
In this place for long
You will leave no trace
When this day is gone
Nothing pure remains
In this world for long

Youth is a flame
And the wolves grow bolder as the fire dies down
Love is a flame
And the wolves grow bolder as the fire dies down
Life is a flame

You will not be still
Time will not be kind
In the fist of night
There your treasure lies
Oh, such lovely lights
Leave you hypnotized

Youth is a flame
And the wolves grow bolder as the fire dies down
Love is a flame
And the wolves grow bolder as the fire dies down
Life is a flame

It's the only life you know
Always out 'til someone takes you in

You will not remain
In this world we're on
And the Siren's heart
Cannot beat for long
Cannot beat for long

Youth is a flame
And the wolves grow bolder as the fire dies down
Love is a flame
And the wolves grow bolder as the fire dies down
Life is a flame
Love is a flame
Youth is a flame
And so...
Track Name: Heartbroken Man
HEARTBROKEN MAN

Glazed over eyes
Her words came slowly
She apologized
I said don't worry
Just tell me why
So I'll understand
I'm not a jealous guy
But I am, a heartbroken man

You were gone so long
Is all she tells me
I'm just not strong
The night's so lonely
And he was here
It crept up on me slowly
I didn't mean to fall in love
But now, just let me go please

Just tell me why
So I'll understand
I'm not a jealous guy
But, I am...

I call her name
God knows I don't want to
I picture him
Knowing things that I knew
Glazed over eyes
My words come slowly
I apologize and she says
No need to worry
No need to worry
Track Name: Take Your Time
TAKE YOUR TIME

Take your time
That's what she said
Pour yourself a cup of coffee
And I'll make the bed
A morning moon
Is in the sky
All the screamers of the night
Have passed us by

See the world
Come to life
See the streets fill up with people
In the morning light
I'll take my time
Take it in
There's no place I have to be
No prize to win

I'm strolling down my road to ruin
I don't believe I'll be there soon
I don't know why
I don't know when
It ain't no sin
I take my time

See the world
Running down
One by one
The lights go off around this town
Time for dreams
Behind the blinds
And she turns to me
And tells me take your time

I'm strolling down my road to ruin
I don't believe I'll be there soon
I don't know why
I don't know when
It ain't no sin
I take my time
Track Name: Roy Cohn
ROY COHN

Mr. Roy Cohn
Depressed and alone
Well, he knows
Capote don't care
About Answered Prayers
And he knows

We all fall from grace
Don't kid yourself that it's not so
We all fall from grace

Old Errol Flynn
Robs the cradle again
Well, he knows
Poor Judy drones
There's no place like home
She knows

We all fall from grace
Don't kid yourself that it's not so
We all fall from grace
Into the maelstrom we go

All of the villains and heroes
That march in the human parade
Count back from 2000 to zero
The Piper has always been paid

Dylan Thomas goes down
After eighteen rounds
Yeah, he knows
Superman wrote
In his suicide note
That he knows

We all fall from grace
Don't kid yourself that it's not so
We all fall from grace
Into the maelstrom we go
Track Name: Big City Girls
BIG CITY GIRLS

I'm in the corner
You're in your usual place
The lights of the city
Reflecting on and off your face
No stereo on, no TV
No murmur of a broken heart
You never tell me you miss me
You're too proud to play that part

Big city girls have a way of being all right

I wonder could you ask me
Just once where I've been
You take it for granted
I'll always be back again
If there was another woman
Would you even want to know
You never tell me you love me
You're too scared to let it show

Big city girls have a way of being all right
Big city girls have a way to get through the night
Big city girls never cry when they're left alone
Big city girls are the rule and the city's their own
And you're a big city girl
You're a big city girl
No tears from a big city girl
Track Name: Fall Together
FALL TOGETHER

Tell me you've got no secrets
Tell me everything's all right
Tell me you've got no reason
Not to stay with me tonight
Tell me I'm the one you choose
I will cast my lot with you
And we'll both fall together
Or together we will rise

Forgive me my trespasses
All those times I let you down
If loneliness was an ocean
Well, I know you almost drowned
If you're tired and insecure
I will be there at your door
And we'll both fall together
Or together we will rise

Maybe I made you crazy
Maybe you think I don't know why
The tear drops fell in rivers from your eyes
Maybe you'd understand me
If I told you I'm only like you
A lonely soul who sometimes feels confused

Tell me you've got no secrets
Tell me I'm the only one
Tell me that I won't lose you
To anything or anyone
If this world should make me choose
I will cast my lot with you
And we'll both fall together
Or together we will rise
Track Name: The Party
THE PARTY

Threw a party for myself
Invited me and no one else
Bought some wine although I'm broke
And laughed at my own stupid jokes

Addressed your picture on the wall
Like a fool before the fall
Shouted don't need you at all
And hoped like hell that you'd call

I can't keep my head
When I think of the things that you said
But, I guess I know
The words that I'm singing
Will never be bringing you home

Threw a party for myself
Invited me and no one else
I celebrated being free
And dreamed of gold chains wrapped around me
Track Name: It Falls on Me
IT FALLS ON ME

Every time I see you
I just want to run and hide
You've got your head in your hands
And the teardrops fill your eyes
You say, do your best to understand me
It's just a phase I'm in right now

It falls on me
All the weight of your weeping
It falls on me
And I just can't hold up anymore

Everything's a crisis
Something's always going wrong
You're misery's child
And the tragedy goes on and on
Sometimes I think you're going crazy
Or is it me who's crazy now

It falls on me
All the weight of your weeping
It falls on me
And I just can't hold up anymore

Well, you talk, talk, talk
But, nothing ever seems to change
Pull yourself together now
Or have the guts to go insane
You ought to know you have a good thing
You ought to know that much by now

It falls on me
All the weight of your weeping
It falls on me
And I just can't hold up anymore
It falls on me
All the weight of your weeping
It falls on me
And I just can't take it anymore