Old Heart, New Love

by Sound of a Smirk

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released 11 March 2014

Jesse Tepper, Chris Evans and Steve Guarino

Cello on Track 8 by Nikki Mayone
Additional vocals on Track 9 by Nick Harrison
Additional vocals on Track 11 by Donovan Malloy

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Sound of a Smirk Poughkeepsie, New York

Sound of a Smirk is the utter heart spilling songwriting of Jesse Tepper. Starting off as an acoustic project, he's now been joined by drummer Chris Evans & Steve Guarino. Refining a sound that mixes distinct vocals & folky style guitar with loud pulsing drums & quick hand work & almost metal inspired Post-Rock guitar, fit with soaring solos & all, SOAS is slowly evolving into a band to look for. ... more

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Track Name: ...
These petals are telling me lies.
Because your eyes, they say otherwise.
All these flowers will fall.
The wind will take down all of them.
Track Name: The End
I love a girl
She has a heart
She stole the clouds
So we may never part

I love a girl
She had a heart
She sold the sea
To keep us apart

I loved a girl
She had no heart
She pushed away time
So we would never start

((There is.
Enough of this
It's been going on
For too long))

And I tried
To take apart
My own head
But I couldn't put it back together

((You know
What I said
Was not
What I meant))

And how could you feel
with your heart on your sleeve
When you took off your shirt
Did you feel anything

She has no heart.
Track Name: Tearing Out The Stitch
She says, please don't leave
I feel she only spits deceit

I know. I can tear you apart at the seams
I miss, tearing you apart at the seams

She says, I wish you were gone
I hope she can't just be done...with me

I know. I can tear you apart at the seams
I miss, tearing you apart at the seams

She says, I miss you singing these words
I see this is all something I've heard...before

I know. I can tear you apart at the seams
I miss, tearing you apart at the seams

She says, I hope all is well for you
I hear, I don't care the way you do...not anymore
Track Name: She Shakes My Foundation (From Miles Away)
As I walk along the hillside
Mountains crumble beneath my toes
Sand crept up from the beaches
It buried me up to my nose

Let us kiss one last time
Because I won't see you for a while
Let me throw you into one last rhyme
Because I love to watch you smile

And as the water raised to my eye line
I saw the glaciers melt
Every landmark, they cracked into one
Through my body, all I felt

Let us kiss one last time
Because I won't see you for a while
Let me throw you into one last rhyme
Because I love to watch you smile

Every nerve, it tickled with your presence
Every ounce of blood in my veins
Could feel the surge of your sweet essence
I could feel you sleeping in my brain

Let us kiss one last time
Because I won't see you for a while
Let me throw you into one last rhyme
Because I love to watch you smile

Let me hold you, for one last time
Because I won't feel you for a while
Let me slip inside, and commit one last crime
Because I love to watch you smile.
Track Name: Altered Beast
I bit through my cheeks
With a gum full of razors
I've grown the mouth of a lion
And have a voice like a roar
You could hear me a mile away
And I could feel you for many miles more

I tore through my clothes
Ripped apart the sleeves
I Clawed at the chest
And scratched away my fear
I picked apart what was left in my heart
But I could feel you still near

I've grown a forked and sharp tongue
My words have become my weapon
But only so many fangs compensate
For the mere heart of a mouse
I looked through every room, no one there
But I could feel you throughout this whole house
Track Name: Riddance
And I know that I tried so hard
And I fall, but that doesn't take away
my heart

And I think, that you ran away from
What was good and I fell back down before
But I'm fine

I will climb up, I will get back
I have given more than I could
I have bitten more than I could chew
I will give up. I will stop thinking
On you and all the shit
That's always clouded my mind, I am fine
And you say, that I'm no good
For you babe, but you threw me out
what a shame

And you look, at me like I'm what you need
But I'm happier, with her than I'd ever be
And I'm fine

I will climb up, I will get back
I have given more than I could
I have bitten more than I could chew
I will give up. I will stop thinking
On you and all the shit
That's always clouded my mind, I am fine
I am the man who I am, because I turned the pain to diamonds
I pressed the hurt into that daisy
And he drew my pain onto those petals
The flowers represent nothing anymore, Just tell me, you miss me. I'm glad.

And what the hell, we're better than this
Delete me well, cause you'll never escape
Your mind will dwell, on me dear
Please ring the bell, cause I am done
I have won.
Track Name: Shed Off Old Skin
Don't you think if I was scared
I would have ran away now
I would have taken my bags
And thrown them on the nearest train

Don't you think if I was lying
I would have looked away now
I would have broken this contact
But I stared straight back in your eyes

And I know, I care, A little too much
And I know, I care, Maybe not enough
And I know, I care, Just the right amount
For you to crawl under my skin now

Don't you think if I was crazy
I would have been admitted
I would have been taking pills
And throwin them straight down my throat

Don't you think if I was longing
I would have ran straight back
I would have begged and pleaded
But I learned to walk away from that

And I know, I care, A little too much
And I know, I care, Maybe not enough
And I know, I care, Just the right amount
For you to crawl under my skin now

So maybe I was afraid, I ran out East
Straight back home, on my scared little feet
I thought I could escape, I thought I could outrun
All my own fears, but I could not leave my tongue.
But I found my weapon, I found my heart
It was right where I left it, It was hidden beneath this guitar
And I found a new carrier, some one to keep it safe
Her name is hidden in these songs, she's my keepsake

I know, I care, A little too much
I know, I care, Maybe not enough
I know, I care, Just the right amount
For you to crawl under my skin now
Track Name: Crossed T's, Dotted I's
I wrote your name in the sky with lightning
Crossed my fingers when I spoke it
God stitched your milky, stardust skin from galaxies
Blew light in your mouth, wide open

We collaborated on your smile
And the color that shone through your eyes
The curls your hair would tumble
And the curves your hips would comprise

I wrote your love in my heart with caution
Crossed my veins when I thought it
God threw a crossroad in my path so I learn from mistakes
And I caught it.

We collaborated on your smile
And the color that shone through your eyes
The curls your hair would tumble
And the curves your hips would comprise

And every freckle on your face
Every colorful thought through your head
Every similarity, though ironic
Every night I hope you spend in my bed.
Track Name: Treat Me
I don't have a heart, you can bet your bottom dollar on it
You wanna watch me fall, come one come all circle around the show
I am just a joke, for the ones I tried so hard to please to laugh at
And every single word I spoke, I was lying to your face this whole time.

I am finally free, I am living for myself just me
I am finally living, I feel the wind through my long hair again
I am finally happy, I threw away my slit wrist anthems
I am finally new, I feel it with all of my heart

I don't have a heart, you can bet your bottom dollar on it
You wanna watch me fall, come one come all circle around the show
I am just a joke, for the ones I tried so hard to please to laugh at
And every single word I spoke, I was lying to your face this whole time.

Well I am finally alive, I can feel the blood through my veins
I am finally unchained, I can throw my punches at the waves
I am finally unburied, I can sow my seed to grow strong
I am finally loved, and you bet I love her all the same
Track Name: Love Is Shelter
Oh, Come away with me darling.
Won't you come find a home
I know the time has run too fast for us
but I need you all for my own

Maybe we could find, Maybe we could find
A home, once and for all
Maybe we could find a home for once.

I have done this for too long
I am broken, I am on the floor
Oh I watch you as you lean against the door
With your eyes, I can feel, I can hear that you beg me for me

Maybe we could find, Maybe we could find
A home, once and for all
Maybe we could find a home for once.

She knows that I want her
She feels that I want her

Maybe we could find, Maybe we could find
A home, once and for all
Maybe we could find a home for once.
For you, for me, for once.
Track Name: Unexpectations
Sing me to sleep
And I promise I will do the same for you my dear
Oh we could share our scars
Like story books we write, I will pen you into this part
You didn't see this coming
But you flew like a shooting star, right above my head
No I didn't see this coming
But I caught you like gravity and pulled down to me

Take a breath, and hold it tight
I will not give this up tonight
Make a wish, I will hold you tight
I will not give you up tonight

I wouldn't call myself lucky
But I caught you, like gold fell in my hands
And I wouldn't call myself sweet
But for you, I'll be your candy, I will rot away your teeth
And I would call you lovely
Like your heart was etched from the finest diamond stone
And I would call you beautiful
Like an angel with the biggest doe eyes

Take a breath, and hold it tight
I will not give this up tonight
Make a wish, I will hold you tight
I will not give you up tonight

And I've had my fair share of nightmares
But with you by my side, I could not care
And every persistent horrid dream I've had
No it does not matter when my reality bests that.

Take a breath, and hold it tight
I will not give this up tonight
Make a wish, I will hold you tight
I will not give you up tonight
Track Name: Headache
My brain is pounding
My eyes are fearing
For the look you'll give
When you see what I will do

My eyes are burning
My brain is melting
I'm unraveling like
the old spine of the book you read me

I want this, I need it
You've had the love inside for too long
I want this, you need it
Just give me yourself long enough so I can feel whole

I will sand myself
So I may fit perfectly
I will smooth myself
So I won't go against the grain
I will cut myself in half
So I may fit
On the righteous
The narrow path

I want this, I need it
You've had the love inside for too long
I want this, but you need it
Just give me yourself long enough so I can feel whole, again.

I'm spent, she's crying
I've never felt so fucking wrong in my life

I'm bent, I'm trying
I've never fell so fucking hard in my life
Track Name: Force Majeure
My sheets carry your scent
A lingering thought I can't quit
You could wear just cheap perfume
I'd still wallow in the shit

My fingertips
Laced with calluses
But I'll touch you til you fold yourself
And slide yourself gently into my heart

Pick up the latter and follow me home
I've got a bed and a body for the warmth
I've got a head and I've got hands for this storm
Be my thunder, I am

Like a pocket watch you hold time
but without you I am blind
A sun dial spoke lies through shadow
And I wasted 2 years on this

I've got a twisted throat
From screaming matches with walls
I've got bruises on my hands
From stopping myself from these harder falls

Pick up the latter and follow me home
I've got a bed and a body for warmth
I've got a head and I've got hands for this storm
Be my thunder, I am

I pressed my body into concrete
Speak of imprints, this will never leave.
This will never leave me

Pick up the latter and follow me home
I've got a bed and a body for warmth
I've got a head and I've got hands for this storm
Be my thunder, I am the Earthquake