Recorded with Jim Bryson, for my album 'Clocks and Hearts Keep Going'.
Andrea Dorfman loved this song, and it became a seed and then a central theme for the film 'Heartbeat'. And so I release it again.


The clock is gonna turn back soon the season is already changing
we said goodbye for the final time and my rom needs rearranging
the sidewalk is full of people and leaves and we're all turning colors
i want more radiance and less green this season is my perfect lover
long nights for more dreaming short days to fill real and fast
sweaters for my heart's safe-keeping, for my soul's heating, through the cold of winter to last

the clock is gonna turn back soon i've an eye upon its fixtures
the wall waits patiently for the sun's first rays and the day no one's there to witness
we gave it a good go no i guess we can't exist in this
so i'm gonna celebrate this new year with all the good witches
little chocolate bars are for little kids
i want a cauldron and the nourishment that comes with it
this broke me down, no i am not fixed yet
i broke myself open for this made a space that you could fit in
clocks and hearts and time keep going but we didn't

the clock tick tocks and i walk alone like i am used to
i wanted to call your bones home but i didn't get to
your shoulder a stop over and i guess i had to
i was lonely from no love and you showed me what it could do
you showed me what i would do when i had some but it is not to be with you
and i've been sad enough and i've been mad some but what good does that do
the leaves are not upset that they're leaving their branches
things change time passes death happens

and what happened surely changed me
and the hereafter is full of sadness that is raw and oh so sweet
because every time a cold heart thaws it sends a river of tears to nourish the ground
on the way to the sea

i bow my head to praise and remember this
look up again to greet my days
this is a eulogy for you and me i won't forget
but will let go of this just the same


from Fervour: Songs from Heartbeat, the movie, released August 30, 2014


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Tanya Davis Montreal, Québec

Tanya Davis is a poet writer artist type living in Montréal. She puts words at the centre of her work, be it music or performance, and is ever exploring new artistic ideas and projects. She writes monologue and theatre, takes commissions, and gives poetic speeches sometimes, too. She is currently studying french, teaching herself the drums, and writing a book about union. ... more

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