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A Heart is Not a Hotel

from Romantic Music For Perverts by Black Hay



I’ve been staring at this ceiling with hot air upon my neck
I didn’t want it to be like this but then what do you expect?
We’re strangers after all…

I suppose I ask for it sometimes, the things I do and say
Thought I could take from everyone, not just give myself away
Sometimes its enough to get by
But it slips through my fingers no matter how I try

A heart is not a hotel, some things always remain

Did you have something burning inside you
Begging to be released?
Will you use up your sin right now
Then confess it to a priest?

Everything is disposable
Don’t look that way at me

A Heart is not a hotel there’s no one to clean this away
A Heart is not a hotel so I never let them stay

But that summers day from years ago
Our young bodies in the sun
Our sweat cooling in the evening
And the safe homes we ran from

Some will come and some will go
Some get by happy not to know
Thinking it’s all over as soon as they go
But there’s a whole other side they don’t care to know
I’ve been sleeping in the shower trying to wash it off
What I save of myself is never enough
Sometimes I forget the colour of my eyes
Hiding from the mirror

A Heart is not a hotel - I get nothing when they leave
I’ve got to stop this trading, and I’ll be free to breath

A Heart is not a hotel - No one asks you what you need
A Heart is not a hotel - It’s not over just because you leave


from Romantic Music For Perverts, released March 16, 2014
Music & Lyrics by Gideon K
Produced by David 'The Producer' Ezra & Gideon K

Vocals, Guitars, Bass – Gideon K
Drums – Guillaume Charreau
Cello - I-An Tai
Violin – Tim Robinson



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Black Hay London, UK

Black Hay is the project of London-born Gideon K and a motley crew of collaborators.

Previously described as "Worse than Leonard Cohen", Black Hay's music has gone from noirish garage rock, to grungey alt-country low-rock, via DIY house-bound balladry, to a current incarnation of cold-hearted post-punk indie synth-tronica.

The new single 'Always Be Mine' is out now.
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