Bold Swimmer

by Kiya Heartwood

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Title from Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself Part 46."

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released January 1, 2012

Produced by Mark Hallman
Recorded by Andre Moran at the Congress House Studio
Assisted by John Pearson
Mixed and mastered by Mark Hallman

Kiya Heartwood -acoustic guitar, tenor banjo and vocals.
Meg Barnhouse- harmonies on Lights of Austin
Mark Hallman- drums, bass,pianos,electric guitar, octave mandolin, hammond organ , lap steel, banjo, percussion, and harmonies

Cover design jason Thomas www.redrocketfarm.com
Inside photo and wallet redesign Kopana Terry

Dedicated to Lance Hughes (1955-2011)

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Kiya Heartwood Austin, Texas

Award winning singer/songwriter Kiya Heartwood’s music is described as “soulful confessions, political broadside and a wicked groove. She is a storyteller and a poet with a rock and roll edge and a folk sensibility. Heartwood’s 2012 solo album, Bold Swimmer, garnered rave reviews from serious music aficionados. Kiya makes her happy home in Austin,TX. ... more

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Track Name: Bold Swimmer
Now the hungry ghosts are waiting

at my table for a feast.

They like the way my visions taste.

My dreams are oh so sweet.

But we must walk like giants.

We must take the stand.

I will be a bold swimmer

reaching for the promiseland.

I drove across this country

sleeping at the wheel.

Searching for a better map

and mysteries revealed.

And the wind blew down the canyons.

The sermons never ceased.

I must be my own salvation.

I must be my only priest.

Times may change

and traitors reign.

Their stories always

stay the same.

The blood that’s spilt

is never quite their fault.

And when we see the damage done,

the friendships lost, the smoking guns

Will we just turn away?

Will we just turn away?

I was standing at the crossroads.

I was there to make a deal.

The offer was most generous

All sleek and cold as steel

But I burned down my ambition.

I turned on my own greed.

I have everything I want here.

I have everything I need.

Now my love and I are waiting

at the table for a feast.

I like the way my visions taste.

My dreams are oh so sweet.

And we will walk like giants.

We will take a stand.

I will be a bold swimmer

reaching for the promiseland.

I will be a bold swimmer

reaching for the promiseland.