SCARS

by Una Walkenhorst

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released July 1, 2014

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Track Name: What You Left Behind
The leaves are changing colors, you haven't spoken to your brothers
Since your head was full of hair
And they're aching for your letters, but by now they know better
Than to think that you still care

And your sister had her baby, she believed that maybe
His soft eyes would draw you near
And she named him after you, but you haven't got a clue
'Cause all your mind's full of chaos and your belly's full of beer

You're headed to the coast, but what you need most
Sits a five minute walk away
And she's making you throne, she's giving a home
But you can't find the words to say

I love you to your father, you don't even bother
To wonder how long he has left
And when one day when he's gone, when yousee where it went wrong
And no gold can buy that old regret

And you will share her bed tonight and watch her as she fights
The monsters that you've planted in her mind
Your cigarettes are on her deck, soft bruises on her neck
And baby, that is all you've left behind
Track Name: To the Sun
Driving down this silent highway
The fields are green with envy
Speedometer is broken
My stomach turns within me

But you say it doesn’t matter now
Because we’re driving to the sun
Where fear goes to die
And I’m the only one

I’m tossing, turning, and fretting
But you say we won’t regret it
And you ain’t got no map
But seem to know just where you’re headed

And you say you’ll drive me to the sun
Where the land is on fire
But only the weak will burn
And we’re too filled with desire
Track Name: Wooden Man
Well, I'll take this wood and I'll carve me man
One with a perfect smile and perfect hands
His voice will be yours, but he won't be you
He'll be something better, he'll be something new

Well, I'll take this wood and I'll carve me man
One with a perfect smile and perfect hands
His voice will be yours, but he won't be you
He'll be something better, he'll be something new

And he'll have the courage that you couldn't muster
To love a woman, to be able to trust her
He'll let down his guard when he confesses his love
'Cause she's the one he's after, the one he's dreamed of

And I'll hollow out his chest and I'll give him a soul
One I don't have to try and cajole
'Cause he'll wanna be mine, be as close as he can
He'll never wanna leave, my Wooden Man

Well, I'll take this wood and I'll carve me man
One with a perfect smile and perfect hands
His voice will be yours, but he won't be you
He'll be something better, he'll be something new
Track Name: What It Is
Tell me who you are
Tell me who you want to be
I can take you there
I can show you the key

Show me where you sleep
I'll lay roses round your bed
And when the lights go out, go dark
I'll lay my lips upon your head
'Cause

This is who we are
This is what we do
I don't love you even though I want to
But we'll all live right up until we die
So I guess I might as well try

This is what it is
This is how it goes
I'm a stranger even though nobody knows
Maybe it's not me
Maybe it's you, too
Maybe everyone feels as alone as I do

Tell me all your fears
I'll fight them off with sword and shield
But man-made armor will only get you so far
The power's in the voice you wield

Draw me a picture
Of the way you wished I looked
Collage of magazine bodies
And damsels from your story books
Cause

This is who we are
This is what we do
Create dreams that never will come true
Pick my mind my till I'm no longer living
Hate me for being tired of forgiving

This is what it is
This is how it goes
I'm a liar from my head down to my toes
But sometimes the truth's not worth seeing
I'd rather just keep on believing
Track Name: Traveler
I am a traveler
I've forgotten what I'm seeking, but it probably doesn't matter, anyway
And I've seen the ocean
She held me in her arms and I fell asleep to her holy sway

Well, the beat of my heart is steady
And that's the only compass I'll need
I'm getting ready
I'm just waiting to end up where I'm meant to be

I've met the desert
He was an old man, all dried up, his mind had gone astray
And I've walked through those canyons
With loneliness in her heart, her emptiness slowly drove me away

Well, the beat of my heart is steady
And that's the only compass I'll need
I'm getting ready
I'm just waiting to end up where I'm meant to be

I've slept in the sand dunes, I've kissed those mountains' peaks
No, I haven't seen God, but I've seen beauty in these trees
I've danced in the rivers, I've made those valleys yearn
I don't care what's above, long as I can feel this planet turn

Well, the beat of my heart is steady
And that's the only compass I'll need
I'm getting ready
I'm just waiting to end up where I'm meant to be
Track Name: My Heart, Etc.
Here, my friend, is my heart on a string
With it you may do most anything
Trail me along with my own blood and skin
Or keep me warm and let me in

Here, my boy, are my arms for the taking
Do with them what you will, but the bones are breaking
You may mend them, you may skin them bare
Or hold them in your own so they won’t go nowhere

Here, my dear, is my mind for you to keep
It ain’t much, but it don’t come cheap
For it’s a strong one with walls thick as night
And it’ll surely bite you back if you don’t treat it right

And here, my love, are my eyes, oh, what they’ve seen
With them you can look inside my dreams
and you will see yourself as no one has before
So,Baby, why you stallin’, tell me what for?
Track Name: Birdie
Here, my friend, is my heart on a string
With it you may do most anything
Trail me along with my own blood and skin
Or keep me warm and let me in

Here, my boy, are my arms for the taking
Do with them what you will, but the bones are breaking
You may mend them, you may skin them bare
Or hold them in your own so they won’t go nowhere

Here, my dear, is my mind for you to keep
It ain’t much, but it don’t come cheap
For it’s a strong one with walls thick as night
And it’ll surely bite you back if you don’t treat it right

And here, my love, are my eyes, oh, what they’ve seen
With them you can look inside my dreams
and you will see yourself as no one has before
So,Baby, why you stallin’, tell me what for?
Track Name: Take It Back
In seventeen days I could walk to you
405 hours if I pushed straight through
Through mountains, cities, valleys, and plains
Babe, I risked it all for us
So, you turned round showed me what I'm worth
Well, I guess it wasn't much

In five short months love can come undone
New Years Eve in China Town and I was already so long gone
Cause, baby, I get tired, too, fighting for it all
And I'm carrying to much weight for you
To catch you when you fall

So, take it back, take it back, take it all back
Count backwards from ten, let me start again
Before it all went bad
And give it back to me, back to me, give it back
All the love I gave
All the trust I had

In two square miles so much life exists
You can have the city, all I want is this
Cause high rise towers and subway cars don't do shit for me
And I don't need no cash or coin to let me know I'm free

In one short year, lives can pull apart
When someone only wants you once you break their heart
But I'm done with giving one more shot
When each bullet leaves a hole
And all these lies and all this talk
Has more than took it's toll

So, give it back to me, back to me, give it all back
Just breathe it in, the air is thin
The lights are turning black
And take it back, take it back, take it back
This heart that you have mangled
This backbone that you've cracked

You pretend that this is not the end
You pretend that we can still be friends
But I've given up
I've given up
I give up
Track Name: I Believed
Your bathroom floor is covered in my vomit
Your hallway walls are dirtied from my skin
And I can’t win
‘Cause it’s either live alone or die with you
And I’ve seen what lonesome can become
A sinking ship, a loaded gun
And, baby, I am through

Your drawers are full of my forgotten clothing
I’ve sixteen dollars wedged between your sheets
And I can’t eat
‘Cause I’m focused on remembering your touch
But I know that I’ve been here before
I’ve seen this battle, fought this war
And, baby, it’s too much

'Cause, Baby, I believed

My sunken heart sits upon your desk
The wind blows through the hole inside my chest
Track Name: Things I Have Said
Close your eyes
You’re naked by my side
Limbs wrapped around
The parts we try to hide

But it’s not your fault
These things I have said
And you’ll be mine
At least while you’re in my bed

Take your time
The sun’s not up quite yet
The light is calm
With your hand upon my neck

Your fingers dance
Down the arch of my spine
You are still
And I am fine

But it’s not your fault
These things I have said
And you’ll be mine
At least while you’re in my bed
Track Name: Fish
There's still treads in the drive from where you parked
Still bowls in the sink from when you broke my heart
I was too tired to clean them
Now there's mold growing in between them

Still find wife beaters in my bed
Still have these thoughts floating through my head
Of LA where smog fills our lungs
Where you're not so old and I'm not so young

I know, I know, the fish and the sea they always say
I know, I know, this game that we're all supposed to play
But, babe, this empty room, it echoes loud
I know I'm selfish, for this I am not proud
Oh, but it's your hands that me sailing straight
And loneliness seems like the cruelest fate

This bed of mine still knows your shape
I don't love you, but still I wake
Expecting your arms around
This land you've claimed you found

Now we don't talk and we don't share
And I just can't stand this stale air
You say the pain's too real
But now I'm left with nothing else to feel

I know, I know, the birds, they peck, and the bees, they sting
I know, I know, giving up is the hardest thing
But, babe, if you leave now, you're not coming back
And when you yell, I don't know how to act
'Cause I am scared and I am young and I am torn
But you're not leaving me with much to mourn

There's still treads in the drive from where you parked
But my soul no longer bears your mark
Track Name: Scars
So, have you lost them yet?
All these things you're trying to forget
Like the man you've become, like the sound of the hum
From the plane that I rode home
And the way that you've marred what was left of a heart
So it's easier to be alone

Now, a lover is a curse
A lie or alone, I don't know which is worse
'Cause if you never fall, you're immune to it all
And you'll never have to know
What it's like to exist as a name on a list
Of places not to go

And I am starting to see
I never needed you like you needed me
'Cause, my dear, you're a coward, just hungry for power
But I will not let you win
For my voice and my heart, every piece, every part
Are stronger than my skin

And for those too afraid to see what you have made
Their paths will wander on
But I'm more than my scars, more than yours, more than ours
And sometimes you just need to be gone