Heartmouth

by Sam Behymer

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Linnea Sam Behymer's voice is so beautiful and emotional. I can't stop listening to her. Favorite track: Sunflowers.
Chad Mills
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Chad Mills I love the variation in sounds across the songs, the way even negative things are represented in positive and uplifting ways, and the quirky humor in this album.

"Besides" is my favorite. The line about reading too slow is charming and it's filled with gems like that.

I like every single song, although Besides, I Took the 99..., and If You Don't Mind stand out. Favorite track: Besides.
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Colton O'Connor Heartbreak never sounded so sweet. Favorite track: If You Don't Mind.
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released July 29, 2009

produced, recorded, and mixed by jan stolpe (culver city, ca); performances by samantha behymer (vocals, piano, guitar) and hunter stanfield (guitar)

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Track Name: Besides
i think i've suddenly
gotten over it
no thanks to you
and your adorable face
i think i'll laugh about this
four or five years from now
i think i've suddenly
gotten over it somehow

besides you're far too tall for me
besides your voice is not quite deep enough
besides you knock me off my feet and oh
i'd rather be carried than tripped
i'd rather be loved than have my
heart ripped open

i think i'll liberate
the masses
tell them you're not worth
all the trouble you cause
pretend you miss me oh
pretend you know what this is about
i think i'll liberate
the masses so watch out

besides you're far too tall for me
besides your voice is not quite deep enough
besides you knock me off my feet and oh
i'd rather be carried than tripped
i'd rather be loved than have my
heart ripped open

besides you can't even sing
besides it bothers me you read so slow
besides you're everybody's dream and oh
i'd rather my dream be just mine
i'd rather have someone who can
be mine only
Track Name: I Took the 99 to Get Away From You
i took the ninety-nine to get away from you
and nobody in any of these other cars knows
somebody pumped all the oxygen
right out of the valley
and we've only got a couple days to live
funny the feeling in my chest is just the same
you tie knots in my lungs too

i took the ninety-nine to get away from you
everybody else leaves me full of holes
step on the gas and blow past
dirty bathrooms
we've only got a couple miles to go
funny i won't remember the sun in this place
you knock open my eyes too

i took the ninety-nine to get away from you
the hills are alive and i'm not
fighting the urge to hurry hurry home

i took the ninety-nine to get away from you
and here i am in your shadow again
Track Name: Dear Los Angeles
dear los angeles dear dear
you are the stranger in my car
teach me to dream with the lights on
i didn't know we'd get along so well
where were we before they turned the lights on

oh i am skyline you are sky
without you i am nothing but straight lines

dear los angeles dear dear
how steely wide and wonderful you
learning to dance with my shades on
nobody sees so nobody will tell
l.a. the kid with the shades on

oh i am skyline you are sky
without you i am nothing but straight lines

l.a. the kid with the shades on

take the stairs with me
we have a city to see
los angeles i found you
Track Name: If You Don't Mind
i work the fade you work the shine
they don't want your money they want your time
i'd rather walk if you don't mind
do you mind
i'll load the guns you hold the line
i happen to be very bad at goodbye
i'll have a go if you don't mind
do you mind

then i'll put this song over my head
to win you back
and you'll say baby baby we belong
knocking over hearts like banks
and running

i'll order out and you unwind
told you the weather would be divine
save me the best if you don't mind
do you mind
i am the words you be the spine
we can be dynamite when combined
just a bit late if you don't mind
do you mind

then i'll put this song over my head
to win you back
and you'll say baby baby we belong
knocking over hearts like banks
and running

we got it wrong
but i guess it's probably not our fault

i'll be the boss you be the mind
roll it down bleecker street meet me outside
table for two if you don't mind
do you mind

then i'll put this song over my head
to win you back
and you'll say baby baby we belong
knocking over hearts like banks
and running

we got it wrong
but i guess it's probably not our fault

then i'll put this song over my head
to win you back
and you'll say baby baby we belong
knocking over hearts like banks
and running
Track Name: I Will Break Your Heart
if you give it to me
i will break it
i don't want to but i will
i can't be trusted
my little body is full of
rogue wave words
that will tear you apart
and leave no trace

if you are brave
if you stand on the rocks
i promise i will break your heart

i am trying to be
sorry
i anticipate the pain
you will feel worthless
you will never want to
blame it on me
you won't even say my name
this is not safe

if you are brave
if you stand on the rocks
i promise i will break your heart

it's not a game
and i don't win when i let go
but you lose

if you are brave
if you stand on the rocks
i promise i will break your heart
Track Name: Sunflowers
she's nice but she's not you
and she doesn't have a smell of her own
i think we would have laughed about
how nice it is of her to try, though

i wish you could've heard me sing
i wish you could've seen us dance
i wish we could go swimming in november
but i'm too old and you're gone
does anybody bring you flowers, lady?

i'm smart you would be proud
i go to school beside the ocean
i laugh and walk and smile like you
i'm worthless in the kitchen though

i wish you could've heard me sing
i wish you could've seen us dance
i wish we could go swimming in november
but i'm too old and you're gone
does anybody bring you flowers, lady?

i can't remember my keys
but i remember the january
you flew home

does anybody bring you flowers, lady?
Track Name: Funny Thing
funny thing
funny thing
funny thing
i unhooked my heart for you
when i thought
i had kept everything
for my own

you crept in in the dark
and unwrapped all that i had hidden
you whispered in my ear and i let go

funny thing
funny thing
funny thing
i unhooked my heart for you
and i marched
off the edge believing
you'd be there

you'd be there to applaud
my resolve and my submission
be there like you're here
with me now

funny thing
funny thing
my funny thing
i unhooked my heart for you
Track Name: Heartmouth
would you open up your heart mouth
and let the voice out
let the voice out
let it hit the empty chairs
and stack up in the corners
stack up in the corners
and we will all go home
with pockets full of sound
if you'll open up your mouth
and let the voice out

the race is on when spring is gone
what's living in our heads will hit the paper
if i believed in half of me
they'd be getting more than what they paid for

would you open up your heart mouth
and let the voice out
let the voice out
let it hit the empty chairs
and stack up in the corners
stack up in the corners
and we will all go home
with pockets full of sound
if you'll open up your mouth
and let the voice out

tear it up so it makes the cut
and give yourself a pretty solo
don't respond and we'll move on
act like you know something I don't know

would you open up your heart mouth
and let the voice out
let the voice out
let it hit the empty chairs
and stack up in the corners
stack up in the corners
and we will all go home
with pockets full of sound
if you'll open up your mouth
and let the voice out

so they tied her to the fencepost and then what
does she ever come back down

would you open up your heart mouth
and let the voice out
let the voice out
let it hit the empty chairs
and stack up in the corners
stack up in the corners
and we will all go home
with pockets full of sound
if you'll open up your mouth
and let the voice out