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Mel in Austin I am already biased because my cousin Ty is a part of this dynamic duo! I also had the pleasure of meeting Diana when they first performed at SXSW in 2013. I'm not good at writing reviews; however, I have nothing but good things to say about the HC's music. Both singers' voices are powerful and lend themselves to a perfect blend of contemporary and traditional folk rock. I am so proud to have a family member with such great talent. I wish you guys the best!
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1.
Like a tightrope walker above New York City Prays with every gust of wind that blows across his face and hands I too am hoping you can keep me steady 'Cause I can ill afford to be tripping over my two feet again Please say you're in I need you now Please help me out Like a Tightrope Walker who has done the unthinkable and looked on down to the ground to all the ants that run around I too am looking at the sheer indescribable And I don't know how I got here but I could really use you dear somehow Please help me now Just once again Please be my friend 'Cause if you do Then I'll say And you'll know that it's true Baby I love you Like a tightrope walker in the moments before his first step That puts his life out on the line knowing well that he might die I too am nervous for the plunge that I might take And if this is the life for me and if I feel I really can succeed Who could I be Oh if you know Please tell me so 'Cause if you do Then I'll say And you'll know that it's true Baby I love you
2.
Samson 03:40
Tear it all down now Samson Tear it all down to the ground You thought you were strong, thought you could carry on So tear that motherfucker on down Cut your hair loose from your crown Let it all fall to the floor You thought you were safe, thought you'd left no trace But your grip aint so tight anymore Dust to dust and lust to lust Watch it all crash down, watch it all Watch it all crash down, watch it all Watch it all crash down, on top of your head What did you expect instead Lay with your woman now Samson Let her make love tonight It was best it seems not to shatter her dreams But do you have the strength left to fight Will you arise from the rubble And display a heart that is unscathed Delilah is dead, there's a price on your head Have you ever felt more ashamed Dust to dust and lust to lust Watch it all crash down, watch it all Watch it all crash down, watch it all Watch it all crash down, on top of your head What did you expect instead Tear it all down now Samson Tear it all down to the ground You thought you were God, but you're just a fraud So tear that motherfucker on, tear that motherfucker on, tear that motherfucker on down
3.
You still can't nullify my love no matter how hard you try (Darlin', turn your head around) You've conjured up your alibis, darlin' what are you afraid of (Before you fall to the ground) You've got your reasons and your rhymes, I wish you didn't need them (Don't look back at me in vain) I'm going out upon a limb hoping you come to terms this time (Unless you want to feel the pain) You've got a mind that varies baby You've got some baggage to carry And I can't help you through it, no You must learn your own way to do it You've got a soul that's searchin' darlin' You've got some hearts to be harmin' So good luck go get to it, oh I no longer care to pursue it You can't know where I'm coming from no matter how hard you try (Darlin', what did I do wrong) You're asking for a reason why, darlin' they'd only leave you broken (How could your feelings just be gone) I just can't stick around this time, my heart is saying go (Darlin', come on back to me) Just trust that I still love you though, boy you know that is no lie (before your love's out of reach) You've got a mind that varies baby You've got some baggage to carry And I can't help you through it, no You must learn your own way to do it You've got a soul that's searchin' darlin' You've got some hearts to be harmin' So good luck go get to it, oh I no longer care to pursue it
4.
Wine & Roses 05:29
They weren't looking for much cause their hearts were still hurting Just some physical touch to help wash away All those nights they were lonely, abandoned, and flirting with ideas of putting an end to their pain Her boyfriend had left her after revealing a year and a half of infidelity His girlfriend skipped town without so much as a goodbye just a note that proclaimed there's so much more I can be So you bring the wine, you bring the roses You'll get us drunk, we'll play the game I'll pretend to love you so that I can touch you and you'll do your best to remember my name Their meetings were brief and there was no mistaking what lied beneath their exterior walls Oh, the transparent quaking as they claimed they had moved on Was ignored by the other for lack of their own resolve And it seemed like they suffered from a lack of compassion But their minds would just wander where they wanted to be They weren't there for each other, they were just taking action To trade in for a moment their burdens for peace So you bring the wine, you bring the roses You'll get us drunk, we'll play the game I'll pretend to love you so that I can touch you and you'll do your best to remember my name The poisonous vine, thorns near the petal What's yours is mine, it's all the same I'll pretend to love you so that I can touch you and you'll do your best to remember my name So you bring the wine, you bring the roses You'll get us drunk, we'll play the game I'll pretend to love you so that I can touch you and you'll do your best to remember my name
5.
Louis Auguste lived in the Frenchlands He was in line to be the king As it was required in the business He took Marie to be his Queen They rules the whole country together Til the country rules them back nearing the end of the revolution Well the king said as his voice began to crack Oh French beauty, dont you cry none of those tears One day they'll pen us in history, we'll live for eternity Oh life sure is funny And death baby its cunning But we're still in the running Together we will be alright Takin' things back to the time of Tudors When Henry rules the world He stood so tall against the church But he laid so long with many a girl He got himself in a situation Where he needed to make life So one, after one, after another He put his fate on all his wives Oh dear Annie, I'm afraid you have lost your head Cause you made a fool of me, but I need a boy instead Oh life sure is funny And death baby its cunning But we're still in the running But I guarantee you that chivalry is dead Salem was known for all its witches Who were tried and judged to die How many of those poor old women Died because of lies For in the new world in the time of the Puritans Adultery was a sin So one, after one, after another Witches were spotted by the worst of men Oh Johnny Edwards, don't you go preach from your mount Cause your brimstone has burned the lives of good women Oh life sure is funny And death baby its cunning But we're still in the running Even though many people cheat to get ahead

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This EP was recorded at Sonic Factory Studios in Des Moines, Iowa. Engineering, mixing, and mastering done by Skyler Van Walbeek.
Photos taken by Lizzie White

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released June 10, 2011

Ty Wistrand, Diana Garles

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The Host Country Des Moines, Iowa

The Host Country is Ty Wistrand (guitar/vox), Diana Weishaar (keys/vox), Tom Rue (bass), Ethan Weishaar (drums), and Michael Lovan (guitar). We are an exploration of sounds; a fusion of folk, rock, blues, a mix of hard and soft. We hope you enjoy our music. ... more

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