Heartbeat

by Andy Flinn

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My album “Heartbeat” is about positivity, love and hope. Every song on it is accompanied by a story, a guitar and a perspective. Sorrow vanishes in the gravel and brings about another birth.

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released March 19, 2016

Andy Flinn: Voice, guitar, bass, percussion keyboard
Ariana Nasr: soprano saxophone, electric and acoustic accordions, clarinet voice, violin, visual art.
Donna Holmes: voice on tracks 3,8,12,13

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Andy Flinn Gaspereau, Nova Scotia

Everyone wants to know where Andy is from. People can't quite figure out his accent with all its rrrolling r's. Is it Scottish? Irish? Dutch? Fake? Andy was born in Canada but grew up in Switzerland where he learned to speak Swiss German (make funny sounds with his mouth) and play with church organ pipes (and other instruments). ... more

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Track Name: One Two Three
Chorus:
One: The book says that It’s true. Just look it up. And Two: The
Daily paper also got the fact. In every detail
Quite exact. Three: The radio says the same and the
Claim is backed by T.V. The media all agree!

The Emperor is naked now. Time is moving on.
Eyes can touch the ray of hope. Here come the dawn.
The sheriff help the people now. Them who have a need.
No more tearing out the plant. Now protect the seed.
Safe is now the alley way. Shelter from the cold.
Infant peace now has a chance of slowly growing old.

(solo)

Glorious fertility smiling on the land.
Now the plow and guitar strings callusing the hand.
Infinite the harmony of voices in the song
Dissonant and consonant. Everyone belong. Why? cuz...

Chorus

Easy as One, Two and Three...
Track Name: Hands
Hands

Oh, my oh my, ei, ei, ei, % I am entranced
by your sweet caressive hands, the way they, as
if by chance, dance as if I was a piano, as
if a lead up to romance, wish they would advance.

I don't blame ya for the way you play the game, hold your cards,
show no aim, hold the hand close, the same all the
time, so no one knows the line, you tow so fine. It
All very well may be a fantasy of mine.

Oh, my oh my, ei, ei, ei, % I am entranced
by your sweet caressive hands, the way they, as
if by chance, dance as if I was a piano, as
if a lead up to romance, wish they would advance.

Instrumental

Bridge:
% So as the hands of the clock on the tower advance
by a year, bringing me here, to a
Foreign land. % I understand, the way you move your
hand ain't nothing I command. %

Oh, my oh my, ei, ei, ei, % I am entranced
by your sweet caressive hands, the way they, as
if by chance, dance as if I was a piano, as
if a lead up to romance, wish they would advance.
Track Name: Positivity
Positivity

The future is on and I’m strong, Feeling the
Breeze. Sing a song, and I’m grooving. Things seem to
Be improving. Keeping me
Moving, moving moving.

(Solo)

Got no guitar. Got no car. Been through a
Lot. Got the scar to prove it. Got a great
Plan to remove it. A remedy to
Soothe it, soothe it, soothe it. It’s

Chorus:
Posi-Posi-Positivity, Posi-Posi-Positivity
Posi-Posi-Positivity, Positivity

Bridge
Who do I wanna be? Positivity. Positivity.
Happiness got a Key: Positivity. Positivity.
What do I like to see? Positivity. Positivity.
One thing gonna set me free: Positivity. Positivity.

Verse 2

Chorus
Track Name: Coloring Book
Coloring Book

History from which we learn
To spurn what it may teach
Diligent. Repeat mistakes.
Shipwreck on the beach.

History the wall we bang
Our heads on with conviction.
Paint the bricks with our blood.
The circle of addiction.

History the coloring book.
Got to paint it how I like
Be the jailer. Be the judge
Call a ball. Call a strike.

(solo)

History the frame I fill.
With death and pain and tears.
Our way to promise peace.
Stoking all the fears.

History the privy bucket.
Thrown out on the street.
Disease and rot and violence.
For other folk to eat.

History the coloring book.
Got to paint it how I like
Be the jailer. Be the judge
Call a ball. Call a strike.

(solo)

History the broken sculpture
Glue back on the arms
Never ask the price it cost
Abandoning the farms

History the coloring book.
Got to paint it how I like
Be the jailer. Be the judge
Be the jailer. Be the judge
Call a ball. Call a strike.
Track Name: Moon and Tide
Smile for me sugar pie.
French as a fry. Sweet as a pie.
Down on your pillow you lie.
Dream that your heart can fly
Through the sky.

Fly little one for me.
You are the bird. I am the tree.
Be as a bird will be.
See what a bird will see.
Free, free, free.

Like the moon and the tide
I'll be off for a ride.
Like the tide and the moon
I'll be back very soon.
I'll be back soon.

Fly through the starry night.
All is alright. Wonderful flight.
Flying as high as a kite.
Just ask the moon for light.
eyes shut tight.

Breathe in the light of the moon.
Stars r in bloom, lite up yo’ room,
making you laugh like a loon.
Think of a happy tune.
See you soon.

Like the moon and the tide
I'll be off for a ride.
Like the tide and the moon
I'll be back very soon.
I'll be back soon.
Track Name: Songs for You
There’s something else
There’s something new
The reason I know
Is you, ooh...

You changed my mind
Right from the start
You know I think
You operate my heart

My Heartbeat belongs to you
Beating always songs for you
Songs for you

(solo)

You know my babe
It’s really true
That I love you
Ooooh, ooooh

You know I really really love you
My Heartbeat belongs to you
Beating always songs for you
Songs for you

Songs for you. Songs for you.
Songs for you. Songs for you.
Songs for you. Songs for you.
Songs for you. Songs for you.

Yes I’m singing songs for you
My Heartbeat belongs to you
Beating always songs for you
Songs for you
Track Name: Flying like the Geese
A uniform was once imposed.
A blind was shadowing the cost.
Long the road and long the time
To learn what I had lost.

Continents and oceans
Subject to control
And only deep inside of me
A peace was of the whole.

There ain’t no one who owns me.
A lot who share a peace.
Dreaming of the future.
Flying like the geese.

Government and regulation
Favouring the few.
Putting out mosquito screen
For me to see them through.

Conglomerates as people.
Lacking any soul.
Ain’t that what the bible says:
The devil, dark as coal.

There ain’t no one who owns me.
A lot who share a peace.
Dreaming of the future.
Flying like the geese.
Track Name: Life is a Show
Come, Go, Live is a Show
What comin' next, I don't know.
Come, Go, Live is a Show
What comin' next, I don't know.

Birds of song and of love.
Melodies I'm dreamin' of.
The color and the touch of the sound
The Taste and the smell of the sky.
The Taste and the smell of the ground.

Come, Go, Live is a Show
What comin' next, I don't know.
Come, Go, Live is a Show
What comin' next, I don't know.

(instrumental)

The up and the down of the road
The feather light weight of my load
The tune of the song in my head
The flowers, the grass, green and blue
Yellow and purple and red.

Come, Go, Live is a Show
What comin' next, I don't know.
Come, Go, Live is a Show
What comin' next, I don't know.
Track Name: Heaven
Heaven, heaven, number seven, Nirvana!
Open you mouth and receive a banana.
Heaven, heaven, fantasy land.
Be there forever and play in the sand.

Paradise, paradise, paradise, paradise.
Paradise. I sell the tickets.
Paradise. Don't cost a lot.
Paradise. Even for sinners.
Paradise. And fans of pot.

Heaven, heaven, number seven, Nirvana!
Open you mouth and receive a banana.
Heaven, heaven, fantasy land.
Be there forever and play in the sand.

Paradise, paradise, paradise, paradise.
Paradise. Right here in this town.
Paradise. Under our nose.
Paradise. To the highest bidder.
Paradise. There she goes.

Heaven, heaven, number seven, Nirvana!
Open you mouth and receive a banana.
Heaven, heaven, fantasy land.
Be there forever and play in the sand.

Heaven, heaven, number seven, Nirvana!
Open you mouth and receive a banana.
Heaven, heaven, fantasy land.
Be there forever and play in A BAND!.
Track Name: Rising with the Moon
Life is good, when it is tasted Em C
Touching it might make it real Em C
Time has value when it’s wasted Em C
Just right now it is a steal. Em C B7(b9)

Dollar chasing makes ya crazy Em C
That’s why we call the thing a loon Em C
The melody of life is lazy Em C
Feelin better when you croon Em C B7(b9)

We’re a Loonie, Toonie Bunch Out Here, C Em
Drinking beer and picking tunes, C Em
Harmonizing, clanking spoons. C Em
And rising with the moon Em C B7(b9)

(Solo)

Tears are water that will travel Em C
When it merges with the earth. Em C
Sorrow vanish in the gravel Em C
Bring about another birth. Em C B7(b9)

Chorus

(Solo)

Sun will rise. Sun will fall. Em C
That we can’t revise at all. Em C
Hedonize! Fantasize! Em C
Truly wise folk improvise! Em C B7(b9)

Chorus
Track Name: Case of Piles
I missed your smile for a while.
By your wiles I am beguiled.

You left your hoodie carefully piled.
Not that it’s left me terribly riled.

It reminds me mostly of your style
for which I’d walk a gazillion miles.

Anyway, I hope, you won’t revile
My loneliness induced case of piles.
Track Name: Bad Bad Boy
Not wasting money
Just wasting time
Spending my life
Cuz it is mine.

Hanging around
Trying to feel free
Is not the way that
I'm supposed to be.

Yes I am
a Bad Bad Bay, a Bad Bad Boy,
a Bad Bad Bay, a Bad Bad Boy,

Smoking
A cigarette
I throw it away
It blows my head.

Yes I am
a Bad Bad Bay, a Bad Bad Boy,
a Bad Bad Bay, a Bad Bad Boy,
Track Name: Little Birdie
Oh little birdie, why you mopin'?
Little Birdie, future open!
Oh little Birdie, you can be flying!
Birdie. Laughing and Crying.
My Birdie, a chuckle, Birdie, keep on
trying. Things are getting better...