My Heart On A String

by Veronika Morscher

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Recorded at Wellspring Studios in Acton, MA/USA in April 2013
Mixed by Charles van Kirk and Pran Bandi
Mastered by Marcus Zierle
Released with the HGBS label in Villingen/Germany

all songs written and produced by Veronika Morscher

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released June 6, 2014

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Veronika Morscher Vienna, Austria

Veronika Morscher is an Austrian singer-songwriter who just released her debut CD "My Heart On A String".
In April last year, she recorded her 8 song EP in Acton, MA/USA with musicians from all over the world.
Based in Cologne (Germany) and Vienna (Austria) at the moment, she performs her original music in a series of concerts around Europe.
For more info, please visit: www.veronikamorscher.com
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Track Name: written by Veronika Morscher - One-Way Street
Determined like a one-way street
To gather all the skills he´ll need
To always lead the way

And I couldn´t keep up with the pace he´d set
Because I hadn´t spelt out all my dreams just yet
It´s not something I regret

But why did he try to forsake me?
Was he hoping to break free?

So I tried to be his steady island
Until we´d figure out a plan
How to get our aching heart to align again

So I took my thoughts apart and laid them out
Because this was something I felt strongly about
But he just walked away

Why did he forsake me?
Why did he break free?

I spent a year waving at him
Hoping I would get a little more than just a smile
It took some time to know it was over
Thought it had started out so well
And as my heart was healing,
It felt so good to break free
From my story

It´s been a while since my heart has belonged
And still I wonder who was right and who was wrong
But I just have to let it go

Because even though I had a looted heart
I know, he never meant to take it apart
It was just a bitter end to a rosy start

I know, he never tried to forsake me
He just needed to break free

Now I can finally break free
Track Name: written by Veronika Morscher - Broken Home
Time stands still
The air is filled with dust
Moments pass
All that´s left is broken brick
And shattered glass

Her trembling bones are trapped
Underneath hollow words
She´s buried under pieces
Of faded love

Broken Heart
In a broken body
She´s shadowed by their whitest lies
They lie heavy on her bones
Now she´s left alone
In a broken home

Raised with love
While her scattered mother
Built up walls of silent thoughts
She twisted the truth in the name of love
And it swept away the solid ground

Broken Heart
In a broken body
She´s shadowed by their whitest lies
They lie heavy on her bones
Now she´s left alone
In a broken home

Her memories are fading
She´s trying to hold on to the past
And everything´s shaded
In her mind it´s all her fault
She´s longing for comfort
Will she ever find a home
Or will she stay a lonely, lonely soul

Broken Heart
In a broken body
She´s shadowed by their whitest lies
They lie heavy on her bones
Now she´s left alone
In a broken home
Track Name: written by Veronika Morscher - Ghosts
A body so hollow, no weight on its own
Wanders in circles, he wanders alone
His being is tainted for over the years
He´s used every reason to hide from his dreams

He´s hunted and hated and wounded and cut
And all that was true to him, he hastily shut
Away from the ghosts that struck roots on his back
And they torture him daily for the depth he still lacks.

And while he´s learned to endure their vicious assaults
He started to listen to the names they call him
And without even knowing, he´d forgotten the truth
His name, talents and youth

He´s hunted and hated and wounded and cut
And all that was true to him, he hastily shut
Away from the ghosts that struck roots on his back
And they torture him daily for the depth he still lacks.

Now he´s seized by a darkness so blue
His feelings have withered to meaningless hues
He´s shapeless and hollow
And he fears even more than just to fail
Like he used to before
Track Name: written by Veronika Morscher - The Marionette
The spotlights are breathing down your spine
You know that you´ve been part of this play far too many times
You´re the center of attention, all eyes are drawn to you
But you´re longing for something new

Your limbs are in position, the strings are all aligned
You´re smiling so that no one spots your slowly drowning eyes,
Your heart is drumming softly to the joyous interlude

You´re strung out on the hands above
Follow their commands
You try to move your feet and hands according to plan
But nothing really thrills you after all these years
Dancing in the puppetry

But then you close your eyes
And all the dreams you´ve pushed away
Creep back into your mind
You juggle once again with the wicked thought of cutting all the wires
But what if you fall?
What if you fail?

So you open up your eyes again
And stare into the lights
Your heart is drumming heavily
Completely out of time
You´re thankful for the strings
That keep performing who the people came to see

Your mind is restless
Spinning round and round
You try to dance this pain away
To satisfy the crowd
When suddenly you realize
You´ve only really lived
Within your dreams
Within your dreams
Track Name: written by Veronika Morscher - Am I Still Facing Love
I find myself broken
By all the unspoken efforts of pleasing you
My mind begins to wander
I´m looking for thunder
That could make my heart tremble again.

Am I still facing love or has it withered away?

We´ve been lovers, dreamers, sailors
For others we´re set in stone
But the spotlight has moved on
The rosy haze is gone
And I don´t like what I long for

Am I still facing love or has it withered away?

You used to be my source of peace
Until you said, please, don´t share all your thoughts with me
I used to be your queen
Until you said you need more space to breathe
And now I´ve gone too far
I´m out of your reach

My heart feels so heavy,
It´s weighing me down
I´m a lonely lover, with a molding crown
You still see us waltzing in colorful spheres
But is it real?

Am I still facing love or has it withered away?
Track Name: written by Veronika Morscher - Unseen
Born as the first of two
Loved by her parents like only a few
Soon her sister took over the throne
Left many of her talents unknown

Cradled with love that she had to share
She felt there was never enough left for her
But she´s not the kind to be waiting in line
With her mind she was always one step ahead
Worked out a plan and her goal was set
To finally find love that would hush her howling heart

When she was about to turn seventeen
And still didn´t feel like she was seen
She then gave her heart to a man so unlike her

Now she´s left, has been gone for a while
Travels the world chasing mile after mile
She´s looking for love so desperately
Still no one has healed her steady ache
Continues to love them until they break
She keeps running away, reaching for more
Never looks for peace from within
Track Name: written by Veronika Morscher and Anna Talpe - Silent Flame
Silent Flame
Wisely Carrying
Thoughts and dreams I knew you had
Dancing, twirling

Tender glow
When I close my eyes
I hear the tales you´d whisper to calm my weary heart
Lasting memories

Sitting here
Trying to hold you near
I paint my words with sorrows
But you add a drop of gold
Lasting presence

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