98 Beats of a Rapid Heart

by Dusker

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released February 21, 2017

© dusker 2011 - all songs Sewell/Pask

we are:
Dee Pask - vox, guitar
Jacob Sewell - guitar, vox
Kate Anderson - keys, vox
Dave Anderson - bass
Bart Denaro - drums, vox

We recorded these songs at Zapata Studios with the incomparable Luke Bertoz. William Bowden mastered it. Alex Evas took the cover photo. Bart did the artwork. Olivia took the band photo.

We are ever-thankful to the wonderful Melissa, the amazing Ben, and the magnificent Caroline.

My line is cast. My heart is well. My hair is damp. Let’s climb out.

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Track Name: On The Sea
In my mind, I held you softly
On the sea and the white mist
It was heavy and salty on your lips
You steered solemnly on like this

In my mind, I felt you turning
On the sky of black and grey
Whitened knuckles gripping on the wheel
You steered solemnly on away

How dare you drop your anchor when you’re so damn close to home?
You turn and light the lantern and illuminate the boat
Wring out all your clothing, put the warmth into your bones
Into your bones

And heal
It’s wild on the surface but beneath the water’s still x 2

In my mind, I heard you breathing
And the swell breathed back at you
And it reared up like horses from the deep
You steered solemnly on right through

How dare you drop your anchor when you’re so damn close to home?
You turn and light the lantern and illuminate the boat
Wring out all your clothing, put the warmth into your bones
Into your bones

And heal
It’s wild on the surface but beneath the water’s still x 2
Track Name: Blow On In
I’ve got a picture of you in my head
Eleven reminders of why we left
Seventeen reasons we couldn’t afford
They think you’re running away
When you’re running

Towards, all the doors

Each opening bud in the garden vies
To be sweetly reflected in tired eyes
Twenty-one lorikeets colour the sky
They think you’re winging away
When you’re hoping to

Fly for, all the doors
Open them all
Draw back every curtain
Grow, darling, tall

And I’m hoping like the wind
You might blow on in, with the dust
And settle on my ground
I plant a tree just to hold you down

I don’t mind waiting through every new start
Ninety-eight beats of a rapid heart
Twenty-six years it took just to learn
It’s less of an escape and more like a

Return, to the dawn
Open the doors
Open, from now on
My arms are yours

And I’m hoping like the wind
You might blow on in, with the dust
And settle on my ground
I plant a tree just to hold you down

All we want is what we already have
All we want is what we already have
I know, it blows away
But you can make it stay
Track Name: The Well
I wish I could dive down into the well
I wouldn’t have to think to breathe
I thought maybe I could take you too
In our own world, do what we want to

Alone, down down down through the stone
It’s cold, cold to the bone
I hear the flutter of a bat
It’s so easy to feel lost like that

Circle of sky, purple-red
I hope you know I meant every word I said
A pillow of moss under my head

My line is cast
My heart is well
My hair is damp x 2

My line is cast
My heart is well
My hair is damp
Let’s climb out
Track Name: Climb This Canopy
Could I hide away
Autumn die away
Growing, falling
We're more than skin and bones

Sometimes the world's too crowded
Sometimes the words don't fit
So when the locks won't open
Our keys keep hoping to let you in

We will hold your heart
Climb this canopy
When we're at the top
We'll float off with the leaves
Track Name: Locked On It
Take my word for it
This won’t hurt a bit

We shuffle and shift weight
We tumble and get straight
My eyes are locked on it

Push the noises down
Static snow in which to drown, drown
But I hear
A single voice strong and clear

We shuffle and shift weight
We stumble at the gate
My eyes are locked on it
We burn through every hour
We taste the sweetness sour
My eyes are locked on it

This is the loudest silence I’ve ever heard
It’s all slamming doors and conversations heard through walls
They want blood, they want bone
They wanna tear you away from home

We shuffle and shift weight
We tumble and get straight
My eyes are locked on it
We burn through every hour
We taste the sweetness sour
My eyes are locked on it

We burn through every hour
We taste the sweetness sour
My eyes are locked on it
Track Name: Mallow
Soft like a mallow
I caught you in the shadows
Climb in through the windows
You’re shooting all your arrows

Hold me, in the winter dark
Bathe me, in the summer light

The water is your alibi
The wind is your valentine
Your light is a firefly
The trains are your lullaby

Hold me, in the winter dark
Bathe me, in the summer light x 2

It’s a trick of the light (soft like a mallow)
It’s a trick of the light (caught you in the shadow)
It’s a trick of the light (climb in through the window)
It’s a trick of the light (shooting all your arrows)
Track Name: Happier in the Canyon
This heat so dry, these feet they climb
Rock over rock
This journey I could take for all time

You got this heart
You got this whole soul
You got my heart
Oooh

I know what your answer will be
But will you lie in the river, in the riverbed with me?
It’s amazing the stars that shoot through this dark canopy
I’m happier (in the canyon)
I’m happier
I’m happier (in the canyon)
I’m happier

These winds so cold, these arms they fold
Around you
This journey I could take til I’m old

You got this heart
You got this whole soul
You got my heart

I know what your answer will be
But will you lie in the river, in the riverbed with me?
It’s amazing the stars that shoot through this dark canopy
I’m happier (in the canyon)
I’m happier
I’m happier (in the canyon)
I’m happier

You got this heart
You got this whole soul
Track Name: No Style, No Grace
A gentle touch, an unspoken glance
When I could never muster up the strength
All made into something more
A better version of what was there before

I know I have no style and no grace
But bear with me
I know what you think, it’s written all over your face
But go with me

The glass I tread so needlessly
When you take
That grain of salt so graciously

I know I have no style and no grace
But bear with me
I know what you think, it’s written all over your face
But go with me, yeah

Every time my day breaks, my night still holds together
And you watch it all unfold
Every time my earth quakes, and I lose another feather
You know the story before it’s told
Every time my day breaks, my night still holds together

I know, I have, no style and no grace
But bear with me
I know what you think, it’s written all over your face
But go with me
Track Name: Frozenlake
Lost myself, it’s all… lights out
It’s another blue tomorrow, leave me hollow
On this grass. I could lie and drift through
Showers of rain, stars into space
I wait, and wait, and wait…
Just like a frozen lake

Oooh, oooh.
And wait…

Found myself, wanting to move in the dark
Every sense alive, ethereal, no material
Things will do. I close my eyes and feel the
Frost on my face, melting away
I wait, and wait, and wait, and wait….

It’s only a speck of dust
In the light its only a
Spot on a distant sun x 2

It’s only a / speck of dust / in the light /
It’s only a / spot on a / distant sun
Coming all undone x 4

It rings in my ears
Decays over years
We shout it out, we shout it out, we shout it out
It rings in my ears
Decays over years
We shout it out, we shout it out x lots