Who Sang Five Hearts Breaking? Alejandro Escovedo

Alejandro Escovedo Gravity cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1992-9-10
Genre: Rock Folk, World, & Country
length: 4:11
lead vocals: Alejandro Escovedo
electric guitar: Stephen Bruton
bass: Terry Wilson
background vocals: JD Foster
keyboard: Chris Knight
acoustic guitar: Alejandro Escovedo
cello: John Hagen
drums (drum set): Barry "Frosty" Smith
pedal steel guitar: Marty Muse
composer: Alejandro Escovedo
lyricist: Alejandro Escovedo
The sky is black, billy feels bad
Today he thinks that he'd be better off dead
He hears the pain roaring in his head
He'll close his eyes and the world turns red

Her name was hope her hair was blacker than the sky
She had a smile that made the devil cry
She held is hands, looked him in the eye
She said "believe, believe and everything will be fine."

Everything will be all right

Today's the day, you can bet on that
I heard her close the door, she ain't looking back
A twist of fate or a stroke of luck
Well, the answer's over there beyond the wishing well

Everything will be all right

Take the fire in your hands
And place it at her feet
Walk upon the mountain
Then you'll sail across the sea
Her eyes are taken from the stars above,

Her voice is five hearts breaking
Her voice is five hearts breaking
Her voice is five hearts breaking

The skies are fire and he's waiting to die
And his heart's as empty as a dead man's eyes
She held his hands, looked him in the eye
She said "believe, believe and everything will be fine."

Everything will be all right
Everything will be all right
Everything will be all right

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Paradise
  • 2 Broken Bottle
  • 3 One More Time
  • 4 By Eleven
  • 5 Bury Me
  • 6 Five Hearts Breaking
  • 7 Oxford
  • 8 Last to Know
  • 9 She Doesn't Live Here Anymore
  • 10 Pyramid of Tears
  • 11 Gravity / Falling Down Again