This Bitter Heart

from by Rose Polenzani

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    Comes in an environmentally friendly Digipack and beautiful original cover art by Peter Lalish. Inside: full-color 6-panel insert featuring lyrics and drawings of swans, illustrations by Rose herself.

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This bitter heart
Can’t even be grateful to you
Better not take this cup up and drink

Is it truly you, bearing gifts on the crimson tide? Is it truly you
Bare and cold on a hill so high?
Is it true?

This bitter heart can’t even be loyal to you, better not take my cross up and drive

But I’m drawn to the golden road
People say that it’s straight and narrow
but it’s not.

And who learns to live in your love?
And who sees the sign of the dove?
And who is ever good enough?

This bitter heart
can’t even say sorry to you
better not sweep this dust from my eyes

But I long to see you clearly
People say if I pray you will hear me
But I want to hear you


from The Rabbit, released August 23, 2011
Rose Polenzani: Acoustic Guitar, vocals
Elana Arian: Fiddle, Vocals
Billy Beard: Drums & Percussion
Dinty Child: Accordion, Field Organ
Rose Cousins: Vocals
Dave Godowsky: Piano
Zack Hickman: Upright Bass
Charlie Rose: Electric Guitar
Sean Staples: Tenor Banjo



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