Black Bear

by Andrew Belle

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released 20 August 2013

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Andrew Belle Chicago, Illinois

Andrew Belle is a Chicago-based singer-songwriter. He released his debut album, The Ladder, in 2010 and will release its follow up in 2013. Andrew was presented a John Lennon Songwriting award in 2009 and is currently part of the critically acclaimed national touring group Ten Out Of Tenn. ... more

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Track Name: Dark Matter
Just cause your heart’s afraid
Doesn’t give the right to say
I was born this way

You see the part you played
All the silhouettes you’ve made
Fleet the light of Day

I wish I was innocent in a bad way
But I’ve found
You don’t come after soldiers
Unless they were yours in the first place

Oh I swim in a violet sea
But I’m bending the light connecting you to me
So write a ‘lettre de marque’ and see
Oh if this dark matter heart can bleed out right

Why do I push away
When your welcome is overstayed
All I breathe is grey
But through the disarray
You’re the emissary vein
To my left right brain
Oh cause, I wish I was reticent in my own strength
But I’ve found
You don’t hold your composure
When I say that with a straight face

See you brought your wits about you
The black bear that’ll haunt you
If I can feel it, why do I need to see it – do I?
See you brought your wits about you
The black bear that’ll haunt you
I don’t see it, oh did I ever feel it – did I?
See you brought your wits about you
The black bear that’ll haunt you
Track Name: Pieces
You and me
Got ourselves a problem
I can see this
Better than I solve em

I believed
I found a way around it
I will leave
This better than I found it

There’s too much smoke to see it
There’s too much broke to feel this
Well I love you, I love you
And all of your pieces

History’s a letter made of scarlet
Victories look better when you’ve called it
Misery’s the moment when I lost you
It’s pleasure in a costume
It’s more than what it cost you

All of your pieces
Track Name: Sister
Sister I remember
Mother kept happy when she could
Weather in December
Never felt as warm as it should
You were like a feather
Never land where we thought you would
Or anywhere close to it
Who would have thought you never would

So tell me what happens

When the waves break
And you’re surrounded
He tries to kill you
And you allow it

Sister I remember
The morning light on evergreen
What seemed like forever
Was just my mind escaping me
Imitation leather
The smell of blood left on the seat
Was that your way of proving
We look the same from underneath

So tell me what happens

When the waves break
And you’re surrounded
He tries to kill you
And you allow it
And you allow it

Over and over he says
I surround you
I surround you
I never leave my beloved
I’ve found you

I surround you
I surround you, I
I never leave my beloved
I’ve found you
Track Name: Black Bear
Help, help
I’m drowning
In the sea where I found you
The kerosene in your skin
The chemistry that I’m bound to

Picture me on an ocean
In a chest that I hollow
I picture you in slow motion
Somewhere in west Colorado
Well I don’t know where that place is
If I did I would follow
I don’t know what this taste is
If I did I would swallow

Thought I knew all the answers
Thought I held all the keys
The black bear that I led you too
Wants more than I can speak

Thought I drew out the cancers
Thought I fell the disease
Turns out that I need you now
Much more than you need me

A track meet in my car
Complicates what I told you
The back beat in my heart
Syncopates when I hold you

Well I don’t know what the use is
If I did I’d unfold you
I don’t know what the truth is
If I did I’d have told you

Thought I knew all the answers
Thought I held all the keys
The black bear that I led you too
Wants more than I can speak

Thought I drew out the cancers
Thought I fell the disease
Turns out that I need you now
Much more than you need me
Track Name: Wants What It Wants
So where do I begin this my love
Am I blowing down your door way
If so then I’ll rebuild it this time
And I’ll be on my way

Come if you believe me
Come if you remember the way
If not then I will find you this time
Wishing you had stayed

Because it
It wants what it wants
The heart does
It wants what it wants
The heart, the heart
It wants what it wants
The heart does
It wants what it wants
The heart, the heart

So how do I forget this my love
And when do I belong here
If trouble is a pathway we build
Then I’m a pioneer

Blame it on the illness
Blame it on the winter we’ve had
But suddenly the finger I pointed
Is on the other hand

Pushing the night
Bending the light
I succumb to
I succumb to it
Pushing the night
Bending the light
Track Name: Details
I confess, I’m heartless
Live to guess
So I don’t mind your lips
Oh you wear that dress
And I become an easy target
Shoot to kill I guess
The only chance you’ve got

No one ever told you
You might turn
Might turn to fire
I could never hold you
You might turn
Might turn to fire
The devil’s gonna let on
That you’re in the details

Ivory black in my head
Break your back
But I won’t hound you to death
Fine I’ll hold my breath
Til I forget, it’s complicated
Time is all the steps you either made here
Or you didn’t

Oh you might turn
You might turn, might turn
Oh you might turn
You might turn yet

No one ever told you
You might turn
Might turn to fire
I could never hold you
You might turn
Might turn to fire
The devil’s gonna let on
That you’re in the details
Track Name: Santa Fe
I don’t know what’s happening
Palpitations of
White is snow
And the coffee’s on
Maturation of
All you remember
All your secret doorways
Battle’s not with flesh and blood
White is snow

My good fortune
I never came across a spark worth faking
I should have told you
I never really had a heart for the taking
Like a cartoon
I tried to pull your head the other way around
Ooh ooh ooh
Track Name: The Enemy
My heart gets lost like a message
My head is on the clouds
And I don’t get it
And so I’m fashionably numb
Sometimes it helps to forget
Where we come from

Out of the mire we were torn from
Remember
Out of the fire again
But I’m an ember
I hold a banner for you
But it’s upside down
You got a question or two
But I’m tongue tied now

Don’t try to follow me
I would
Hold you down if I could
Make you the enemy
I would
Let you down

I took a ride on the champagne
You took a flight over San Fran Bay
We washed misunderstood
Your heart was warm like a brother’s should
But then the gallow gave way
Sometimes they call after you
But you say

Don’t try to follow me
I would
Hold you down if I could
Make you the enemy
I would
Let you down

I hold you down
I hold you down
I hold you
Track Name: Many Lives
I’m just getting over this
My fingers are arguing over which
One of them gets to climb down your wrist
Introduce themselves to yours first
I try to make sense of this
Cause my lips are starting to make a list
Of all of the things that they seem to have missed
Before the day that they met yours

Oh but, how many lives have we
How many lives have we
How many lives have we led

You’re just getting over him
Your eyes are shining
But oh so dim
I heard he tore you apart limb from limb
You promise it wasn’t the worst

And I hope there’s enough for you
Cause my love is bleeding and slightly bruised
You be the page and then I’ll be the glue
Come here, I’ll show you it hurts

Forget all the times that you sat felt sorry for yourself
Cause that’s done
I hope that you’re falling for me and not just for my wealth
Cause there’s none
My heart’s speeding up so I think that we should take it slow
Oh no, I
Think we should try to see just how far this thing can go
Oh, oh

I’m just getting over her
It’s funny cause I thought I was so sure
You be the patient and I’ll be the cure
Ain’t that just the way that it goes

Oh but, how many lives have we
How many lives have we
How many lives have we led
Track Name: I Won't Fight It
I’m alone
The son of tears
Thought I was free but I wasted
All these years
The rancor
Won’t fit ya
So now I wait for the phone call
To come get ya

I pull up
You crawl out
Of a window in the basement of
Your parent’s house
A new song
It’s unsung
Now there’s some dust and a rectangle
Where my picture hung

I won’t fight it
I won’t fight it
I won’t
I won’t fight it
I won’t
Woo ooh

A sharp tongue
It’s obvious
Now there’s a room in a hospital
Where your body is
The B-bridge
I walk to it
If there’s a crowd waiting for me there
I’ll break through it, but

I won’t fight it
I won’t fight it
I won’t
I won’t fight it
I won’t
Woo ooh