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Hole in Your Heart

from 12 Songs, 12 Weeks by Buckman Page

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Thanks for listening. Nine down, three to go.

Hole in Your Heart
Written by Marcus Lohrmann and Matt Cefalu
All parts performed by Buckman Page
Recorded, Mixed, Mastered by Stark Naked Records
Written February 2012
Artwork by John Williamson

Here's a good example of a song that shows what's extraordinary about this project. Much of the sound was crafted and inspired by the recording atmosphere and circumstances. What we recorded over the course of the week might not have sounded anything like this had we recorded it last week or 2 months ago.

There's an electric guitar. That wasn't planned. This song was initially supposed to sound something more like "Rivers." Now it sounds like a back pages Neil Young songbook. I had first imagined mandolin, banjo, perhaps a touch of capo-fret-5 acoustic guitar lightly strumming the (now) super thick minor riff that really lays into the song.

But when Matt and I went to record drums for the song we couldn't quite hear it as an acoustic-back-woods kind of song. I said, "how about this?" playing a much thicker big rockin' beat; Matt nodded his head in approval. If you'd have heard the scratch track I played over (a scratch track is the initial track that you layer everything else over. In this case it was me and my acoustic guitar, strumming along kindly) you wouldn't think this direction intuitive. But here we are. From the studio we went to Matt's apartment, where he laid down the bass line, quite nicely in fact. From there recorded the guitar work at full blast, full of bluesy distortion (sorry neighbors). It was glorious, in a way because of the week I'd been having.

The faults in others I despise most are generally those I sense in myself. This song my kind of release valve for that frustration and shame.

Take care of each other, folks. Hope you're enjoying the tunes. Feel free to create a playlist with these songs (after downloading them) and submitting your favorite album order. We're accepting ideas. Album names? ^ML


There's a hole in your heart
You'll never understand
Planted deep deceives your will
It's the thrust behind your wind.
Beyond the trees, leaves orange and red -
I'll not lay down to what you said
There's a hole in your heart
But you'll never understand

There's a hole in your heart
a secret kept in pride
where your maker says his prayers
where he goes to die
in mother's lies to shield her kin
In worried hopes and aspirin
It's conniving, it will win
But you can't understand

There's a hole in your heart
There's a place you keep
Where the angels go to die
A mountain, cold and steep
And from that depth you bow your head
You wink your eye, you bake your bread
The heavenly become the dead
But you won't understand

I put that hole in your heart
A madman, for the thrill.
Enticed, felt the hands of God
Cause its wholeness made me still
Now entwined I love you more
Selfish, lonely, led you through the door
I put the hole in your heart
I hope you never understand.


from 12 Songs, 12 Weeks, track released June 8, 2012


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From belting vocal presence to passionate lyricism, from rhythmic precision and elegance to powerfully sweeping guitar solos, BP presents an engaging sound both in their recordings and live performances that is straight forward, charming, and alive. Their music is raw, clear, and full of hope. ... more

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