Hearts In Armour

from 18 Carat Garbage Demos by Billie Ray Martin

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oh, my heart
here right now I, I tell ya I wanna know
how could you go this far
hidin' away all the love that you've got

[hey there]
(you) gave it all away
locked yourself in a shell
but don't you know that in every shell you might find the white of a pearl

these lonely hearts in armour
standing alone cause they don't know the words to say
crying those tears out of steel
for the love they're hidin' away [wow]

there'll come a time when these hearts
in armour I'm hiding will come to conquer you
you'll be a heart in my arms, no more
hearts in armour for you

oh, my pearl
everyone knows that you're as frail as a bird
I know when love's unkind
fallin' again seems a waste of your time
oh in this battle of romance, yeah
everyone wears a shield (yeah)
but you might find that behind all the iron
there just waits a hand to be held

these lonely hearts in armour
standin' alone cause they don't know the words to say
cryin' those tears out of steel
for the love they're hidin' away, oh baby

there'll come a time when these hearts
in armour I'm hidin' will come to conquer you
you'll be a heart in my arms, no more
hearts in armour for you, ooh oh baby

these lonely hearts in armour
standin' alone cause they don't know the words to say
these lonely hearts in armour, yeah
standin' alone cause they don't know the words to say
these lonely hearts in armour
standin' alone cause they don't, no they don't know, oh oh... yeah-yeah...

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from 18 Carat Garbage Demos, released April 21, 2014
written by Billie Ray Martin / Jon Tiven / Sally Tiven (Touch Tones Music / Jon Tiven Music, BMI / Sally Tiven Music, ASCAP)
lyrics by Billie Ray Martin
musicians: Jon and Sally Tiven
production: Jon Tiven

recorded at various bedroom facilities in Great Britain and the USA

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