Sticks And Stones

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I wrote this 'Sticks And Stones' in the second half of 2016, while picking songs from the archive for this record. For the finale, I wanted something that would allow me to bring back together the sounds that have appeared on the album so far. And I wanted a song that can have a long life in variations on the stage. One to loop layers of sound and lyrics into a huge crescendo, to sing, scream, sweat, and leave the stage shaking at the end of a show. I was looking for something true, so I wouldn't just perform but actually be. Researching, I met my inner child, and we took a good look at what was given to us in this life that is not truly ours. Together, we figured we carry too much of that, so we broke it all...

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Look at us now
How we bind and heal our wounds
How we watch each other fold
And go home

We broke it all
Broke the rules
We broke our bones, oh no
With sticks and stones

Oh, what have we done, my friend
How far did we go
Oh, what’s going on, my friend
Did we lose it all, did we

We could cry
Scream from the top of our lungs
We could rest and then shake off
All the weight we’ve learned
Belonged to us

We could burn
Burn it all
We could heal and breathe
And live and learn to take the fall

Oh, what have we done, my friend
How far did we go
Oh, what’s going on, my friend
Did we lose it all, did we

Break all you’ve learned about yourself
You’ve learned about yourself
It was never you, never you, never, oh

Break all you’ve learned about yourself
You’ve learned about yourself
It was never you, no

Oh, what, how far
Did we lose it all, did we
Oh, what, how far
Did we lose it all, did we

We broke it all
Broke the rules
We broke our bones, oh no
With sticks and stones

credits

from These Are The Parts, released April 7, 2017
Music and lyrics: Oliver Hasse / The Night Gardener, 2016.
Recorded and produced in autumn and winter 2016/17.

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Singer-Songwriter / Alternative Folk

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