Getting to the Question of the Heart

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released December 8, 2017

all songs by aiden berglund
(except Christobel, by Joan as Police Woman)

guitar, vocals, drums, percussion, samples by aiden berglund
violin on If and When by Alissa Jackman
melodica on Christobel by Charles Michie
bass and guitar solo on Heavy Machine by Rain Johannes

recorded, engineered, mixed, and mastered by Rain Johannes in Staten Island, NYC

artwork by Hannah Kadyrov
text by Tracey Kleinman

special thanks to Christine Mundy
and to MB for making this record possible

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Aiden Berglund writes songs and plays them into a microphone, or plugs keyboards into computers, depending on which album you listen to.

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Track Name: Stillborn
i am the joker
and i am the fool
for ever lending my soul to you
delicate meat stuck between your teeth

i'm getting to know your cavities
the size of a galaxy

follow a breadcrumb trail to the end
for a clue to what's become
silence that lives in the worst case scenario

oh, it explains the still tongue
now i see where you're coming from

but now i know what love can really be
it makes you smile and punches out your teeth
am i dreaming?
am i dreaming?
am i dreaming?
Track Name: If and When
you make it look so easy
the most spectacular inhuman feat
threading yourself through mind and flesh
letting the spool roll across from the east to west

so if and when you see me again, well
open my chest, and finish what's left

you switched a light my heart had not seen
then shaved a few years off my growth as a human being
unrecognizable to myself, to my friends
to the guitar i had written your love songs with

so let's get to the heart of the question
will you see me again?
will you let me in?
did you love me?
or was i destined to be part of your rites?
the annual feast
you'll do it again
someone new for your entertainment
and when it's all through
i recommend

that if and when you see them again, well
open their chest and finish what's left
yeah, if and when you see me again, well
open my chest and finish what's left
Track Name: Christobel
When the moment arrives
You know I will be waiting
Kicking into survival
The seas of life divide
It might seem to appear
That I am dead already
I left it all on the ground
At your feet
Yes
Christobel (gone away)
Christobel (gone away)
Why won''t you just fall in love
With me?
Christobel (gone away)
Let the temperature rise
The birds of prey are mating
And with you by my side
The instinct is alive
It might seem to appear
That I am dead already
I left all at your feet
On the ground
Before I died
Yes
Christobel (gone away)
Christobel (gone away)
Why won''t you just fall in love
With me?
Christobel (gone away)
Yes
Christobel (gone away)
Christobel (gone away)
Why won''t you just fall in love
With me?
Christobel (gone away)
Track Name: Heavy Machine
queen of convenience lives in a dream
drives a red pickup, steel submarine
light as a feather, float in the sweet breeze
but she operates like some heavy machine

my predictions, biggest fears
realized in fall this year
chewed me up and swallow whole
so she can laugh, and smile, and wield her total control

like some heavy machine
like some heavy machine
like some heavy machine
like some heavy machine
Track Name: Set Gently
outside your window
she passes by for the last time
she's going, and you know it

nothing you can say
will make a difference
she's already made up her heart
great plan for departure

so set gently my brother
and you will last so much longer
as you long for her
and how it was

cave in, cave out and
tear out all of the pages
since this time last year

avoid the mirror
where you see her there standing right beside you
should have taken that picture

so set gently my brother
and you will last so much longer
as you long for her
and how it was

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