• Artist: Aaron English
  • Title: Sleight of Heart
  • Genre: Pop - Adult Contemporary
  • Mood: Laid Back/Groovy, Dramatic
  • Speed: Medium Fast (95-130)
  • Instruments: Electronic Sounds/Noises, Real Drums/Drum Kit, Percussion, Electric Guitar (Clean, Overdriven), Bass, Keyboards/Organs
  • Track type: Lyric - Full Length
  • Date added: 10/5/2010
  • Lyric themes: Denial, Anguish Desperation, Mourning, Sadness Depression, Breaking Up Saying Goodbye, Loneliness
  • Lyrics: Sleight of heart, a parlor trick To help me undo the memory of you It's a vanishing act, blurring fiction and fact The subtle art of tricking my heart Pretending that you were never here I make you disappear, with a flourish, no trace, no tears Like a card up a sleeve, no more need to grieve It's as if you had never existed But you play hard-to-forget, I haven't perfected it yet This clumsy show of letting you go I'm not fooling myself, or anyone else Sleight of heart Poor desperate man, hear me if you can If I knew you less, I'd call this cowardice Poor magician, you charlatan It's not the used-to-be's you fear It's the might-have-beens One hundred thousand might-have-beens So, with a smile and an easy laugh, the magician's assistant is sawn in half I wish I knew the things that they do to put her back together at last And free her from the pain, again and again As the blade bites, night after night And separates what was very much attached Just a twist of the wrist, or a trick of the eye Mirrors and smoke, a lie, or a joke It's as if you had never existed But you play hard-to-forget, I haven't perfected it yet This clumsy show of letting you go I'm not fooling myself, or anyone else Sleight of heart When you are an old man, traveling with some old woman And you pass through what's left of this old town I challenge, I challenge you to walk past my old window and look through Some part of you would still see Some part of me in there But for now you slip your glove (But for now I slip my glove) Into your hat and produce a mourning dove (Into my hat and produce a mourning dove) And you let it fly away
  • Keywords: Bass, Guitar
  • Ending type: Fade Out
  • Restrictions: May not be used in, or in the promotion of: Pornography

About Aaron English

In an episode of the Fox TV drama Bones, a character made a mix of “the six greatest break-up songs” and gave it to a heart-broken colleague. The mix featured songs from alternative-pop stars such as Sia, Mazzy Star, José González, Antony and the Johnsons…and a lone unsigned artist by the name of Aaron English.

In 2008, with two self-released albums and into their third national tour of the US, the Aaron English Band's bus was ...

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