Acoustic Couch

by Logan Heftel

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Laughter

It is cold, please don't stay
If you know then go away
Despite the light, you can't stay
So go away and see the room
From another day

Look up, look out
We are here in the shadow of your doubt
We see your face involved in grace
There is a plan for this plane to land

Laughter is all that we are after
After the laughter brought us here
We'll sing to the rafters of laughter
You made us warm

Under doors, behind the trees
Morning walks with a million me's
The angels tried to go inside
Only asking why you hide

Look up, look out
We are here in the shadow of your doubt
The gold is old but it's still gold
There is a plan for this plane to land

Laughter is all that we are after
After the laughter brought us here
We'll sing to the rafters of laughter
All that we are after
All that we are after
All that we are after
Is laughter

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released March 17, 2015

Music + lyrics by Logan Heftel and Taylor Negron
© 2014

Logan Heftel - guitar + vocal
Louis Durra - piano + producer
Dave Tull - drums
Gabe Davis - bass
Tracking + mix: Talley Sherwood (Tritone Recording)
Executive Producer: Christine Robison

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Logan Heftel is a singer/songwriter and producer in LA

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Track Name: Laughter
It is cold, please don't stay
If you know then go away
Despite the light, you can't stay
So go away and see the room
From another day

Look up, look out
We are here in the shadow of your doubt
We see your face involved in grace
There is a plan for this plane to land

Laughter is all that we are after
After the laughter brought us here
We'll sing to the rafters of laughter
You made us warm

Under doors, behind the trees
Morning walks with a million me's
The angels tried to go inside
Only asking why you hide

Look up, look out
We are here in the shadow of your doubt
The gold is old but it's still gold
There is a plan for this plane to land

Laughter is all that we are after
After the laughter brought us here
We'll sing to the rafters of laughter
All that we are after
All that we are after
All that we are after
Is laughter
Track Name: Crystal Chandelier
Have you ever dined under a crystal chandelier?
Did the moment stop and twirl away your fear?
Did that lazy love take you up to hold on and lead you through the clear?

Did you ever dance until the clock struck five am?
Did the fog roll in and take you by the hand?
Did that lazy love shake you up to hold on believing you were dear?

Or have you found your only?
The one you would never grow tired of waiting for
You should
Since you resist late night kisses while missing Mrs. from your name
Honey, don't change

Did you ever dance under a full blown autumn moon?
Did you make love til the tides woke you at noon?
Did you dance among the stars that crest along to Mars
And make up one poor man's chandelier?
Track Name: Blackest Part Of Blue
I've been up all night for centuries
Waiting for you, in the blackest part of blue

The earth is spinning like a top, and we are flying round
Dizzy at our core, craving solid ground

You could be the empty street I am walking through
I'll sing a song for you, in the blackest part of blue
In the blackest part of blue

I could not be cold at night, you were always right
Beside me, in spite of me

You could be the empty sea I am singing to
The bluest part of you is an angel to me too

I'll sing a song for you
I'll sing a song for you

It's hard to comprehend that something fragile as your hand
Stretches shore to shore
Repeating, succeeding
Showing us a day that begins with the blackest part of blue
And ends in a night of me simply loving you
Track Name: Another Ocean
This river runs faster than traffic
The sun shines brighter than bulbs
The mountain's taller than rooftops
The falls sound sweeter than clubs

The fields are softer than pavement
This tent is cheaper than rent
Tell my bank, eat my fees
The river's where I'm at

When I get to the ocean, I'll stay for the bonfire
Hang for a minute or two
Then I'll turn to the sky, dream myself a pair of wings
And fly to another ocean

I don't feel bad for the call center supervisors
Loan officers or the CEO of B of A
I don't feel bad for my poor credit score
The taxes I've ignored, would've spent on war anyway

I was born, so were you
I will die, you will too
And in between, it ought to mean something
More than currency

When I get to the ocean, I'll stay for the bonfire
Hang for a minute or two
Then I'll turn to the sky, dream myself a pair of wings
And fly to another ocean

The Earth is older than people
Truth is richer than wealth
Life is shorter than we'd hope
To waste is worse than hell

Tell my bank, eat my fees
The river's where I'll be

When I get to the ocean, I'll stay for the bonfire
Hang for a minute or three
Then I'll turn to the sky, dream myself a pair of wings
And fly to another ocean
Track Name: Ari The Lion
Ari the Lion I hear you crying
I know you're trying to speak
Soon you'll be fluent, you'll have help through it
Maybe someday we can talk about this song

We met when you were three hours old
First thing your father showed me
Was your vestigial instinct to cling
With hands and feet in response to touch

You see, we all used to ride the jungles
On our mother's backs
A hundred thousand years before Baby Bjorn

Ari the Lion, the light is blinding
And I know you're trying to see
Soon you'll be dressed to be stressed
And impressed by people, by power
Possessions, and things

We all feel the need to belong
Maybe someday we'll talk about this song

When you were only three days old
Your hand was freezing cold
Your dad gave you a blanket
You just swatted it away
Ari, you're gonna be okay
Your mom put on your hat and told me all about your name

Watch out for half-truths and greed
Make time to day dream and sing
You already know how to breathe
Learn to remind yourself that's the most important thing

Walk like you know exactly where you're going
Embrace the unexpected and change
No matter what anyone tells you
You don't need cologne if you regularly bathe

Ari the Lion I hear you crying
I know you're trying to sleep
Soon you'll be rested and pressed to invest in our world
You'll be tested by everyone you meet

Ari the Lion I hear you crying
I know you're trying to speak
Soon you'll be fluent, you'll have help through it
Maybe someday we can talk about this song
I hope someday we can talk about this song
Track Name: Something Like Forever
Take a moment, any moment of your life
Try to hold it, play back any time

When it's all that you feel
Something like forever keeps it real
Enough to seem like something you need

I've been hoping you'd be open to my tune
The night is young so I guess we'll see it through

You know it's all that you feel
Something like forever keeps us real
Enough to seem like something

I have tried now to figure out
What it is we're going through
What we're about
When it all seems to boil down to less
Less I guess, I confess
I've been obsessed forever

Take a moment, any moment of your life
Try to hold it, play back any time
Track Name: American Holiday
I'm living this American holiday
In a two-tone truck and a decoy memory

I'm stopping my American holiday
With my mind stuck back on a risk I did not take
Was a big mistake

For reasons I can no longer explain
I'm watching now
I'll follow you down

From the haunted corners of your street
Hollywood through DC
America is scared enough

Alone on this American holiday
All my friends are going away
For a weekend stay

We're growing up amidst this terror game
All I've learned is do not be gay
Or an alien

For reasons I can no longer explain
I'm watching now
I'm looking around

From the mute skies gracing New York streets
Kahala beaches, Butte beliefs
America is scared enough

Broadband preacher in my seat
Crowds collecting to defeat America
I'm scared enough

Hold on to what you might be faking
Should you find yourself awake in America
I'm scared enough
Hold on to what you might be faking
Should you find yourself awake in America
I'm scared enough
Hold on to what you might be faking
Should you find yourself awake in America
We are scared enough
America, we're scared enough
We are scared enough
America

I'm spending my American holiday
With a long lost love from a life I'm trying to save
Track Name: Sacred Light
I don't care about bright lights
I don't care about parking spots
I don't care about dreams
When we're awake, we're better off

I'm worried about the future
Depending on who you ask
I'm in love with the present
Even though it won't last

Aren't we good?
Getting by?
Aren't we lucky?
Aren't we fine?
Aren't we sacred light?

You care about sleeping pills
You care about cats
They're happy face down
Right on life's mat

Aren't we good?
Getting by?
Aren't we healing with the times?
Aren't we sacred light?

I don't care about the Constitution
I meant to say "pollution"
There's no profit in the solution
Who sold the revolution?
Show of hands
I'd rather read the score
I don't care about the war

Which one?

Aren't we good?
Getting by?
Aren't we lucky to combine
in this present time?

Aren't you glad you're alive?
Aren't we lucky?
Aren't we fine?
Aren't we sacred light?

Aren't we sacred light?
Aren't we sacred, sacred light?

I don't care about the darkness
Surrounding every star
Somewhere more distant, there's more starlight
We're only meant to see our part
Track Name: Winter With You
Cold from the season, wind from the sea
Cold wind from every direction at me
Atop this mountain all that I can see
Is deep water and swells breaking all through the reef

It rained today before I came outside
Leaving puddles and drips from the rooftops
And wide long clouds in the sky
Covering every sign of life outside town, the whole world seemed to hide

Traveling's left me with just one belief
No matter where you go, everyone from there is trying to leave
But one thing was true
I was looking forward to winter with you

Deep in the thoughts I've tried not to think
Is a crippling truth causing me to sink
As I realized the time that wasted beneath
While our eyes focused on what is yet to be

Oh I've tried going back
But I can't line up the space
It's like tracing half a picture
And later trying to find your place
Although now, I see through
I was looking forward to winter with you

Maybe I'm wrong, but I can't disagree
With the idea that I've abandoned how I subconsciously thought it would be
And I don't know what I can do
I was looking forward to winter with you
Track Name: North Star
Twenty years to this day
Since this ship set sail
We've been following the night
Just to hear it's tales
It's been a long time
Since I have seen a map
If there was a place that we were trying to go we'd be far off track

There's not a cloud
Up in the sky tonight
There's no land within
Our watchman's sight
The sea is calm and it sparkles
With the stars' reflected light
We've not even one candle lit
For the moon is unbelievably bright

No one has kept track of how far we've gone
And it's been too long to recount all we've done
Truth be told right now I'm not even sure where we are
We'll know which side of the world when we can see the North Star

As the stars in the East
Disappear to pink
I listen to the wind meet my breath
As I think of what more is out there
That we haven't yet seen
I could spend the rest of my life
In a new part of the sea

No one has kept track of how far we've gone
And it's been too long to recount all we've done
Truth be told right now I'm not even sure where we are
We'll know which side of the world when we can see the North Star