Calexico - Black Heart Lyrics

Calexico Feast of Wire cover art
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Spring is frozen now i'm stuck in low
Wrapped with wire, tapped to the heart
Can't find no poison, now i've got no cure
(The) fangs are stuck inside my skin

Payne county line
Watching unjust claims
One man's righteousness is another man's
Long haul, sentence carried out

Long haul, counting the miles
To the four corners of the world
Spring is rusted shut, (faith's) coiled and cracked
Apparitions worth their weight in gold

Scratched in metal, name erodes away
Hands are scarred, heart is charred
Burnt though, and ashen
Trip on fence post line

Sifting through the remains
One man's close pursuit is another man's
Last chance, make it through the divide
Last chance, suffer the weight or get buried by this

Black heart, sweeping over the land
Black heart, crawling its way
To the four corners of the world
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 0 [unknown]
  • 1 Sunken Waltz
  • 2 Quattro (World Drifts In)
  • 3 Stucco
  • 4 Black Heart
  • 5 Pepita
  • 6 Not Even Stevie Nicks…
  • 7 Close Behind
  • 8 Woven Birds
  • 9 The Book and the Canal
  • 10 Attack El Robot! Attack!
  • 11 Across the Wire
  • 12 Dub Latina
  • 13 Güero Canelo
  • 14 Whipping the Horse’s Eyes
  • 15 Crumble
  • 16 No Doze


  • Credits
    publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
    writers: Joey Burns, John Burns, John Convertino
    album: Track 4 in album Feast of Wire
    release date: 2003-2-10
    popularity : 151 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Folk Rock/Acoustic/Country Rock
    length: 4:49
    producer: Craig Schumacher, John Convertino and Joey Burns
    drums: John Convertino
    piano: Nick Luca
    double bass: Volker Zander
    mixer: Craig Schumacher
    recorded by: Nick Luca and Craig Schumacher
    violin: Michael Fan, Carla Ecker, David Rife and Georges Blum
    accordion: Martin Wenk
    percussion: John Convertino
    strings arranger: Nick Luca and Joey Burns
    pedal steel guitar: Paul Niehaus
    writer: Joey Burns, John Convertino
    Album Information
    label: Spunk!
    country(area): Australia
    format: CD
    barcode: 9329355002561
    script: Latin