Alma Street Blues

by The Heart Condition

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The mental health wing of Fremantle Hospital in Western Australia, is located on Alma Street. The Heart Condition recorded 5 songs in 2 live sessions and performed one show at Mojos on Boxing Day 2006. They were never heard from again.

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Alma Street Blues

you're a creakin' sign post
yesterday's ghost
swayin' in the breeze
you're the crumbling walls
of a burnt out shack
black against the trees
an empty bottle
an empty bed
an empty wedding vow
the summer sun
upon your neck
is just a shadow now

don't medicate me down on Alma Street
give me dead cold eyes and shuffling feet
prozac for calm, tylenol for sleep
don't medicate me down on Alma Street

the crucifix on your rearview mirror
hangin' by a thread
is a metaphor for every kiss
and every word you said
you're a river bed
cracked and dry
a sky full of devils and grey
you're a jadeite mine
full of bodies in the slime
the deeper you dig
the more shit you find

don't medicate me down on Alma Street
give me dead cold eyes and shuffling feet
prozac for calm, tylenol for sleep
don't medicate me down on Alma Street

well you're a broken mirror
a broken man
a scattered reflection
made from grains of sand
baby you live in a long lost time
you're the tenth bad thing
on a list of nine

don't medicate me down on Alma Street
give me dead cold eyes and shuffling feet
prozac for calm, tylenol for sleep
don't medicate me down on Alma Street

credits

released August 19, 2013
Kevin Smith (Vocals/Guitar) Abbe May (Vocals) Richard Woollett (Mandolin) Steve Gibson (Drums) Justin Castley (Bass)

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Kevin Smith Fremantle, Australia

I am a singer/songwriter from Fremantle, Western Australia. The songs posted here are from various recording sessions with various line-ups. I cannot thank those musicians enough for giving their incredible talent and time and allowing me/us to create music. ... more

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