The Scent Of My Own Heart

by Jim Byron

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Recorded by Carlos Arredondo at New Improved Recording in Oakland, CA

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Most beauty is invisible, most pain remains unfelt.
If this nation is indivisible then why did it break our spirit and everything else?
School taught me to keep my mouth shut.
Love taught me to fight and to gracefully give up.
If there is anyone here can lift me from these depths,
Please take me in your breath,
Save me from this death.

If I'm crazy, how should I know?
The suspense is maddening and all I want is just to give you a good show,
A sense of worth and a whole lot of love;
So please take this song and let it be enough,
Sing it to yourself if no one around can hear,
Drop a line if you want to be near.

There's a buzz from the computer and boys who want my woman.
Lord it ain't easy to get on. I'm dying to be livin' and lovin',
Still hooked up to this life support machine.
Everyone seems too suspicious of me.
Will they ever find me out for the human being with the beating heart and the smoking mind,
Or will they kill me?

If I'm crazy, how should I know?
The suspense is maddening and all I want is just to give you a good show,
A sense of worth and a whole lot of love;
So please take this song and let it be enough,
Sing it to yourself if no one around can hear,
Drop a line if you want to be near.

You can smell the scent of your own heart.
But it just smells like blood.
I smelled the scent of my own heart.
Smelled like boiling mud.

There's joy and pain steaming all around.
An orgy of ideas, interrupted by the thought,
The worst is yet to be completely gone;
The best has done its very best to come.
Not showing up to the party doesn't make you cool enough,
For the heat of my love will still
Burn you up!

If I'm crazy, how should I know?
The suspense is maddening and all I want is just to give you a good show,
A sense of worth and a whole lot of love;
So please take this song and let it be enough,
Sing it to yourself if no one around can hear,
Drop a line if you want to be near.

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released October 31, 2012
Melody based on "Aloc-Acoc" by Brand New

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Jim Byron Minneapolis, Minnesota

“Dylan's back, but this time he’s Jameson, aka Jim Byron, who sounds like Youth Spirit incarnate (akin not only to Bob but also Conor Oberst and Daniel Johnston). A kindly soul, likely candidate for the spokesman for his generation, maniac of invention, generating new songs or poems during any good week, his lyrics manage brilliance and innocence with a poignant voice sure to mess up your heart." ... more

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