Red Balloon

by Emily Hearn

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Tom Brennan
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Tom Brennan An outstanding collection of relationship songs (going into one, coming out of one, not being in one etc.) Varying arrangements and catchy tunes keep the musical interest. Very well done. Favorite track: Heaven Help Me.
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Zach Wells Great, catchy songs. Perfect soundtrack for the summer. Favorite track: Not Walkin' Away.
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released January 31, 2012

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Emily Hearn Athens, Georgia

24 year-old Emily Hearn is a singer/songwriter based out of Athens, GA known for her ability to write from an honest and vulnerable place of raw emotion balanced with whimsical, lighthearted charm. Her first EP "Paper Heart" was followed by the full-length "Red Balloon," while she has continuously gaining a dedicated fanbase. Emily's new EP, "Promises," is now available on Bandcamp and iTunes. ... more

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Track Name: Love Charade (Uh Oh)
Love Charade (Uh Oh)

Uh oh, here it comes again
First the crack and then the break
Can’t keep the promises you’re making

Well I heard you’re a flirt
And you’re milking it for all it’s worth
Yeah you caught me with your playful eye
Thought you bought me with your cheesy lines

And I can’t deny you’re smooth, Oh
But I can see right through you

/Chorus/
Uh oh here it comes again
First the crack and then the break
Can’t keep the promises you’re making
My heart’s in two

Uh oh here it comes again
First I’m laughing then I’m weeping
Should’ve known that you’d be leaving
My heart in two, in two
My heart’s in two, in two
/

Well I heard you’re a jerk
And you’re hiding it to make this work
Yeah you woo me ‘till my walls come down
Then you move on and you’re not around

I can’t deny you’re smooth, Oh
But I can see right through you

/Chorus/
Uh oh here it comes again
First the crack and then the break
Can’t keep the promises you’re making
My heart’s in two

Uh oh here it comes again
First I’m laughing then I’m weeping
Should’ve known that you’d be leaving
My heart in two, in two
My heart’s in two, in two
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It’s a love charade
It’s the way we play
But I won’t give my heart away

Uh oh, here it comes again
First the crack and then the break
Can’t keep the promises you’re making, Oh

/Chorus/
Uh oh here it comes again
First the crack and then the break
Can’t keep the promises you’re making
My heart’s in two

Uh oh here it comes again
First I’m laughing then I’m weeping
Should’ve known that you’d be leaving
My heart in two, in two
My heart’s in two, in two
My heart’s in two, in two
Oh
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Track Name: Not Walkin' Away
Not Walkin’ Away

Heaven knows you’re like water I’m like fire
You put me out, and I’ll put up a fight
But I know where you’ve been, what you’re going through today
And I swear on my life I’m not walkin’ away

/Chorus/
Oh, you’re a pain to be around
Oh, but you’re my solid ground
Oh, you’re the only one who knows
That when I say go I’m hoping that you’ll stay
And I promise you that I won’t walk away
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Well I can’t make up my mind
You’re one thing at a time
I’m prone to run
You keep me in the lines

But I know we can take
Every stumble every sway
I swear on my life I’m not walkin’ away

/Chorus/
Oh, you’re a pain to be around
Oh, but you’re my solid ground
Oh, you’re the only one who knows
That when I say go I’m hoping that you’ll stay
And I promise you that I won’t walk away

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And even though you make me crazy sometimes
Without a doubt I’m blessed to call you mine
And I know what I’d say about these stumbles and these sways
They made me realize I’m not walkin’ away

/Chorus/
Oh, you’re a pain to be around
Oh, but you’re my solid ground
Oh, you’re the only one who knows
That when I say go I’m hoping that you’ll stay
Oh, I wouldn’t change you at all
Oh, cause even though we’ve both got our faults
You’re the only one I want
And I’m sticking by your side, whatever comes
And I promise you that I won’t walk away
And I promise you that I won’t walk away
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Track Name: New Orleans
New Orleans

Did you expect for me to take it well
When you looked me in the eyes and said
I never wanted you at all

Did you think that I’d just smile
When you told me that you’re packing up and leaving town

You said, I don’t know where I’m going
I think I’ll head to New Orleans for awhile

I heard the truth but I still felt the sting
Knowing loving you could never turn your heart towards me
So I bid my love farewell
And I bit my tongue to keep myself from breaking down

You said I don’t know where I’m going
I think I’ll head to New Orleans for awhile

/Chorus/
God I’m so tired of crying
But I can’t hold back my tears,
Oh, hard to know
Can the city give a man his heart
Does the city have a hand to hold
Tell me, what do you offer that I don’t, New Orleans
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I hope the people living on the streets
Bring you greater joy than all the places that you see
And I know you’ll make them smile
And then you’ll tell them that you’re packing up and leaving town

You said, I don’t know where I’m going
I gotta leave New Orleans for awhile

/Chorus/
God I’m so tired of crying
But I can’t hold back my tears,
Oh, hard to know
Can the city give a man his heart
Does the city have a hand to hold
Tell me, what do you offer that I don’t, yeah
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You don’t owe me anything
Go be free, yeah
You don’t owe me anything
Go be free, yeah

You never know where you’re going
And I don’t care
Go all the way to New Orleans

/Chorus/
God I’m so tired of crying, yeah
But I can’t hold back my tears anymore,
Can the city give a man his heart
Does the city have a hand to hold
Tell me, what do you offer him that I don’t, New Orleans, yeah
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Why don’t you just go
If you never wanted me at all
Track Name: Red Balloon
Red Balloon

Let down my guard today
You took my heart away
Now I’m alone on a bench made for two
Clutching this red balloon
Filled up with thoughts of you
Open my hand and it pressed to the sky of blue

/Chorus/
This is a call for freedom
I’m too scared, too scared of
Letting my mind start to reason

And hope that you care for me
Get my heart off my sleeve, ‘cause loving you could be the death of me
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Now that my thoughts are sane
Hopped on a northbound plane
Off to a city that’s absent of you

Something that caught my eye
Passing through painted skies
Just out my window, a small red balloon

/Chorus/
This is a call for freedom
I’m too scared, too scared of
Letting my mind start to reason

And hope that you care for me
Get my heart off my sleeve, ‘cause loving you could be the death of me
/

I’ll take my heart, I’ll take my mind, I’ll take my eyes off you
I’m too scared, I’m too scared

I’ll take my heart, I’ll take my mind, I’ll take my eyes off you
Can’t hope that you care for me

Get my heart off my sleeve, ‘cause loving you
Could be the death of me
Track Name: Fall
Fall

I never thought I’d say this out loud
Never really meant it ‘til now
Baby I’m better off now, baby I’m better off without you

Your eyes, they weaken me
Not strong as I should be
But I can’t want you at all

/Chorus/
Don’t misunderstand me I’m not going to fall
I’m not going to fall
Listen, I demand it, you mean nothing at all
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You’re a man so blind not to see what I hide behind
Yeah, I said I’m fine
But you know sometimes you have to lie

Your eyes, they weaken me
Not strong as I should be
But I can’t want you at all

/Chorus/
Don’t misunderstand me I’m not going to fall
I’m not going to fall
Listen, I demand it, you mean nothing at all
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I heard your apology, but that’s not what I asked you for
You gave me sympathy but you will never give me more

I thought you loved me, God I was so wrong
Now I’m defenseless saying words that I don’t mean at all

I never thought I’d say this out loud
But I’ve been a fool until now
I won’t wait around, I won’t wait around
Track Name: Alone In This City
Alone In This City

We’re in the same city walls, but I can’t move past these doors
To see what I’m hoping to find
That you’ve been looking for me, you wouldn’t want me to be
Alone in this city tonight

/Chorus/
But I’ve learned my lesson this time around
I won’t cry this time around
It won’t be my last time around
Alone in this city tonight
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Well, you told me you’d call so I sat by the phone
My hopes flew impossibly high
But to my disbelief you never thought about me
And I’m alone in this city tonight

/Chorus/
But I’ve learned my lesson this time around
I won’t cry this time around
It won’t be my last time around
Alone in this city tonight
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Well it’s not that bad to keep my heart’s pieces and let no one in
If I had done that, but I hoped that maybe you’d love me right back

But you don’t, no you don’t
And I’m alone in this city tonight

Well I might be jaded, but to me they’re all the same
And baby it’s not worth the fight
To hope for that man who might come take my hand
And warm up this city tonight

/Chorus/
Cause I’ve learned my lesson this time around
I won’t cry this time around
It won’t be my last time around
Alone in this city tonight
I’m alone in this city tonight
Alone in this city for life
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Track Name: I Can't Read Your Mind
I Can’t Read Your Mind

I look your way and I can’t hope for anything
But maybe that you’d look my way too
Do you even notice me

These days I see through different eyes
That only work if you do feel this way too

/Chorus/
So if you love me please don’t keep it to yourself
My heart is breaking into pieces
And if you need me please don’t hesitate to tell me
I’m sick of holding in this secret
And I can’t read your mind
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You look my way and in your eyes you say
That you don’t want to know me, that you’ve disowned me
But that’s not fair ‘cause I don’t care to go from holding hands to shaking them
It doesn’t work that way

/Chorus/
So if you love me please don’t keep it to yourself
My heart is breaking into pieces
And if you need me please don’t hesitate to tell me
I’m sick of holding in this secret
And I can’t read your mind

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Track Name: Heaven Help Me
Heaven Help Me

There’s something blooming in my heart that’s as real as any daffodil
To keep it to myself, I’m gonna try

The more I keep my feelings hid there’s a sound coming from my lips
That gives away these thoughts I try to hide

/Chorus/
Heaven help me, why do I need you
Why are my knees so weak when I see you there
Leaves me stumbling, falling, hoping you’ll catch me, dear
/

I know that it might not be smart to offer you my fragile heart
But thoughts of you are keeping me awake

I watch as my control of this is slipping through my fingertips
I hope I know the words that you will say

/Chorus/
Heaven help me, why do I need you
Why are my knees so weak when I see you there
Leaves me stumbling, falling, hoping you’ll catch me, dear
/

Well break my heart, fail me again
Keep up the talk of being my friend

Well let me tell you baby I love you
And that’s what keeps me singing

/Chorus/
Heaven help me, why do I need you
Why are my knees so weak when I see you there
Leaves me stumbling, falling, hoping you’ll catch me, dear
X2
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Track Name: I'm Fine
I’m Fine

Every time I wear this perfume I swear
My heart goes dancing back again
To the times we had, and now I think it’s sad
That I never told you how I cared

I know that years from now you probably won’t recall
Oh, but I will feel the way you made my heart rise and fall


When you told me that I’m beautiful tonight
But there’s something in your heart that
Makes you think this just isn’t right
And I know that you’re not gonna change your mind
And I’ll lose you with the daylight, but I promise you it’s alright
Don’t think twice, I’m fine


Then I saw your eyes and even after all of this time they still looked empty
Why can’t you see in me what you’ve longed to find?

And I know that years from now you probably won’t recall
Oh, but I will feel the way you made my heart rise and fall


When you told me that I’m beautiful tonight
But there’s something in your heart that
Makes you think this just isn’t right
And I know that you’re not gonna change your mind
And I’ll lose you with the daylight, but I promise you it’s alright
Don’t think twice


Oh, oh, oh how fitting that
You who made me smile the biggest
Can also make my eyes run dry
Oh, oh, oh how fitting that
You who made me smile the biggest
Can also make my eyes run dry


When you told me that I’m beautiful I cried
Cause I’ll never, I’ll never, I’ll never be the one you think it right
You’re never gonna change your mind
Don’t think twice, I’m fine
Track Name: Like Ships Need The Sea
Like Ships Need The Sea

My mother once told me I don’t need a man to be the best I can be
But just one look from you I’m changing my plans
‘Cause darlin’ I need you like ships need the sea
Darlin’ I need you like ships need the sea


My grandfather told me that real men don’t cry
But I saw your tears in the moonlight
That’s when I knew that my grandfather lied
And darlin’ I need you like birds need the sky
Darlin’ I need you like birds need the sky


Finally you gave me the hope I’d awaited
Finally you gave me your heart
Gladly I gave you the love you’d awaited
Gladly I gave you my heart
Finally you gave me the hope I’d awaited
Finally you gave me your heart
Gladly I gave you the love you’d awaited
Gladly I gave you my heart


That preacher, he told me that love’s not easy
I told him I don’t want it to be
Darlin’ I need you like ships need the sea
And I’m gonna love you, I’m gonna love you
I’m gonna love you for all of our days, I’m gonna love you for all of our days