Your Faint Heart

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Your Faint Heart

After I pulled the trigger
and watched the bullet leave your head
I knew I had made things final
the tie between us was dead

Picked up your hand, the cold had set in
and the darkness was coming down
I said a prayer and closed your eyes
and collapsed to the ground

A faint heart never knows love
so if all is fair in love and war
you struck first and I struck last, my dear

I walked back to the roadside
got my shovel and my beer
I paused in the moonlight
heard your laughter so clear

The first time I knew I loved you
you reached over and touched my arm
by the river and that same old moonlight
but that too is dead and gone

A faint heart never knows love
so if all is fair in love and war
you struck first and I struck last, my dear

I got back to your body
brushed the flies from your face
remembered you in that sundress
the past lives in its own space

When I finished your grave I laid
next to you on the ground
I saw our future wedding day
oh you in a bridal gown

Why’d you have to wrong me
Why’d I have to love you like I do
you struck first and I struck last, my dear

He drove towards the skyline
Eyes fixed on the road
He was off to end this killing
and the earth beneath him shuddered

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from How We Hunger, released July 2, 2012

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Peddle Steal Portland, Maine

Peddle Steal is a Portland based band that arose from the writing and recording of their concept album How We Hunger. The band is immersed in the country tradition of the vinyl era and seeks to make music that is at once acute and entertaining.

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