The Bush Years

by P.T. Burnem

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released November 13, 2007

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P.T. Burnem Richmond, Virginia

Al Shipley of the Baltimore City Paper called P.T. Burnem "A captivating performer, with an intense physicality matching his deep commanding voice and dark, dense production". His aggressive stage presence and articulate flow have captivated crowds as far away as Moscow, and as close as Joey's Basement. His latest record, "Ornithopter" is slated for release in Mid-February 2012. ... more

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Track Name: Heart Beat
I got a round about kinda way of breaking it down
take the foundation and shake it to the ground
place erosion two steps behind creation
the ocean takes time,
waitin' in the moment that the waves break
slow explosions
patient like the rivers flow lazy from the Great Lakes
and nature knows haste makes waste
rotate slow just to stay floating in the same place,
Maintained,
even as the earthquakes
underneath the strain of homosapein birthrates
take the worst case scenario reflected in the window of the train
with indo on the brain I caught a whisper,
the winds of change they now blow,
Something bout this towns got me feeling down low
So I,
Crank my songs to the loudest peak
to drown out the silence in these cold crowded streets
Cut it
surrounded
in a broken down palace with a fresh shine and polish
I'm just trying to find solace in a beat

It goes heart beat...

It goes heartbeat
blood in blood out
I need the leaves to grow the tree to sew the seeds of doubt
in this dreamworld
escape took years to find wait
sit, and listen to the gears behind the clock face tickin'
isn't it time you woke up
wrote something down or spoke up
instead of just joking around
get a sticky note stuck
to the rhythm of the hundred thousand overgrown trucks

Break

It goes heartbeat
blood in blood out
I need the leaves to grow the tree to sew the seeds of doubt
in this dreamworld
escape took years to find wait
sit, and listen to the gears behind the clock face tickin'
isn't it time you woke up
wrote something down or spoke up
instead of just joking around
get a sticky note stuck
to the rhythm of the hundred thousand overgrown trucks
Sucking diesel down like liquor to a rum soaked gut
grill Grinning rims spinning like 'so what?'
as we march to the beat
Rushing to touch the sun with no regard for the heat