Deceptively Heavy

by Curt Smith

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Management: The Artists Organization
Legal: Stacy Fass
Agents: Carole Kinzel & Mike Greek at CAA
Art Direction and Design: Curt Smith & Gina Vivona
Photography: Alan Shaffer
Curt would like to thank: Frances, Diva & Wilder. Charlton, Al, Georgie, Harry & all the Pettus/Saraspe clan. Rishi, Gary, Aimee, T.J., Hillbilly & all at The Artists Organization.
Zoe, Carina, Holly & Claire for being fabulous. Aaron, well...for being Aaron.
Finally a heartfelt thanks to Arlene Wszalek for five invaluable years!!
Charlton would like to thank: All the patient people.
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released July 15, 2013

All songs by Smith/Pettus
Happy Fish Music exclusively administered by Kobalt Music Publishing Limited BMI
Margerine Music ASCAP
Lead Vocals: Curt Smith
Music: Charlton Pettus & Curt Smith
Drums: Aaron Sterling & Charlton Pettus
Cello & Cello Arrangement on “All Is Love”: Zoe Keating
Lead Vocals on “Hold It Together” & backing vocals on “Beautiful Failure”: Carina Round
Lead Vocals on “Porn Star”: Holly Palmer
Additional & particularly excellent keyboards: Doug Petty
Backing Vocals on “Heaven’s Sake” & “My Point Being”: Claire Acey
Assorted Backing Vocals: Charlton Pettus, Georgica Pettus, Harry Pettus, Michael Wainwright.
Recorded at Shabby Road
Mixed by Charlton Pettus
Mastered by Ted Jensen for Sterling Sound

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Curt Smith Los Angeles, California

Curt Smith is the co-founder of Tears For Fears, with which he continues to tour worldwide, as well as an acclaimed solo musician. He also writes music for film, television and the web, most recently scoring the independent feature Meth Head,. He's a regular speaker at creative, media and technology events including TEDxHollywood, TEDxSan Francisco and the USC Annenberg Online Communities program. ... more

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Track Name: Beautiful Failure
Beautiful failure, sooner or later we’ll say so long
Unusual stranger, counting the days until the tide runs out
We’re winding down
Hey as long as you can smile you’re alive
Won’t you stay and just breathe for a while
You’re a mile away
Beautiful failure, growing in greater than the sum of your parting
Goodbye familiar alien, huddled with strangers round the fire
Escaping the cold, don’t cry
Hey as long as you can smile you’re alive
Won’t you stay and just breathe for a while
You’re a mile away
When the bough breaks the cradle will fall
And down comes cradle baby and all
Beautiful failure, bolder and brighter than the sails
That take you away
Track Name: Suffer The Silence
Don’t ask questions if you don’t want to know
Don’t ask directions if you know where to go
Look to the side - look to the side
Fight or flying we aim to live and learn
Pulling punches before we crash and burn
Move to the side - move to the side
What were you thinking
If you know what’s good for you
Suffer the silence and then...
What were you thinking
If you know what’s bad for you
Let the games begin, let the games begin
Switch positions act for the mice and men
Mister Christian is on the loose again
Pushed to decide - pushed to decide
What were you thinking
If you know what’s good for you
Suffer the silence and then...
What were you thinking
If you know what’s bad for you
Let the games begin, let the games begin...
Track Name: Hold It Together
Fastball alive is the limit once bitten twice high
Shaking the coil
I’m climbing the battlements scaling the walls
To escape with the jewels as I bow to the fools.
Is anybody listening?
Treat me up beat me up
Lay me down and eat me up
Leave me alive
I’m craving I’m raving from drywall to drywall
I’m running out of fire
Is anybody listening?
Hush now baby baby
You’ve got to hold it together
You don’t want to wake everybody
You don’t want to scare anyone
Hush now baby baby
You’ve got to hold it together
You don’t want a raise a fuss
You don’t want to make a mess of everything
Hold it together
I’m sold but this cold is a hard one to shake me
Awake am I dreaming of genies and snakes
Pull the covers up hide me lie to me and hold me and hold me and hold me...
Hush now baby baby
You’ve got to hold it together
You don’t want to wake everybody
You don’t want to scare anyone
Hush now baby baby
You’ve got to hold it together
You don’t want a raise a fuss
You don’t want to make a mess of everything
Hold it together, Hold it together
When the weight of the world
Is too much to bear
You’re not alone
I’ll be there
We can hold it together
Track Name: My Point Being
Grace falls
Bitter luck
Next time
Games we play
Pride, ascension, murder
Line, correction, farther away
My point being all is rust
All is riot, always was
My point being words are wasted on us
His tree
Her thing
Cut to the chase and
Make ends meet
Pride, ascension, murdered us
Miss Direction, Father Away
My point being all is rust
All is riot, always was
My point being words are wasted on us
My point being all is dust
All is quiet, always was
My point being words are wasted on us
My point being words are wasted on us
Track Name: All Is Love
Look what you’ve done
You’ve blown it all on vanity and sympathy
See how you run
A pot of gold and a bleeding heart to go with it
When all is love and the hurt is gone
We’ll all reach out to touch someone
When every mother’s loving every son
When all is love there’ll be love for everyone
Look what you’ve lost
Innocence and faith and save yourself at any cost
Here’s what you’ll find
When the bottom drops out
When all is love and the hurt is gone
We’ll all reach out to touch someone
When every mother’s loving every son
When all is love there’ll be love for everyone
Close your eyes and it’s gone
Don’t look down ‘til it’s over
Hold on tight everyone
We’re halfway home
Look what you’ve done
Track Name: Porn Star
Laid bare for the big rig
Drilling hope from the bottom of the slope
That slips & bobs & backhand jobs
For this greedy needy seedy kind of love
Tied down loaded up
Declaring love as you slide on the glove, pulling out
Thirty one flavors of whipped up party favors
For this greedy needy seedy kind of love
I’m in love
I’m in love
With a porn star
Deep blue & the devil she’s a
Hot mess in her red party dress
The mysterious stranger, the thrill & the danger of this
Greedy needy seedy kind of love
I’m in love
I’m in love
With a porn star
Raised by friendly fire
Tag team slot machine
Climbing the pole & punching the hole
Come to our senses & hold it against us in this
Greedy needy seedy kind of love
Track Name: Well Enough
Not ever-present
Tense with tragedy
Your part-time care
Free abandoned you
Deserted we...
Leave, well enough, alone
Your single hand
Picked down through the sand
To hold not to save
You sink to the deep
And cry well enough alone...
Leave, well enough, alone
Sleep walk my child
With your innocent smile
At the camera alone
Hold-out for home
You did well you did well you did well you did
Well
Enough
Alone
Leave, well enough alone
Track Name: Heavens Sake
Silent night hold me tight
Winter haze turns to brighter than bright
When we’re ready to believe
The snow starts falling
Lie away lay awake
There’ll be hell to pay for heaven’s sake
I pray The Lord my soul to take
There’ll be hell to pay for heaven’s sake
Silver bells kiss and tell
Give and take save yourself for the day
When you’re ready to receive
The sun is rising
Lie away lay awake
There’ll be hell to pay for heaven’s sake
I pray The Lord my soul to take
There’ll be hell to pay for heaven’s sake
There’ll be hell to pay for heaven’s sake
There’ll be hell to pay for heaven’s sake
There’ll be hell to pay for heaven’s sake
Track Name: Wild
Safe outrageous
Color - full of life
Afraid courageous
Just say goodnight
Tried and tested
Holding on today
Tired and rested
Just close your eyes and wait
Counter to the wind you went
You see the world and wonder why
The wings you wore were evidence
What won’t the wind do to keep you Wild?
Lost detected
Wonder - full of fire
True affected
Just say goodnight
Sane and able
Frayed at the seams
Course but stable
Just close your eyes and dream
Counter to the wind you went
You see the world and wonder why
The wings you wore were evidence
What won’t the wind do to keep you Wild?
The night is long
Hold your tongue
Tide us over
Track Name: Mannequin
Would you kindly not mind me
I see things untimely
Bring dark clouds and white knights bright lights
Shepherd to the edge of time’s not on my side
I love the manic in your kind of crazy
I’ll hold the line for you slide down the mine with you
I love the manic in your you’re kind of crazy
Sit back, step on the crack, get out of your tree & pick up the slack
I love the manic in your kind of crazy
I’ll hop the rails with you pick out a cell for two
I love the manic in your you’re kind of crazy
Stand down, running aground, hand me the rope before we drown
Hopeless, discouraged, I dive with a flourish
I’m constantly craving misbehaving
Over the edge we fall
I love the manic in your kind of crazy
I’ll hold the line for you slide down the mine with you
I love the manic in your you’re kind of crazy
Sit back, step on the crack, get out of your tree and pick up the slack
I love the manic in your kind of crazy
I’ll hop the rails with you pick out a cell for two
I love the manic in your you’re kind of crazy
Stand down, running aground, hand me the rope before we drown
Save me one more...time’s not on my side
Track Name: Some Secrets
Beast of burden
Shades of grey
Fall to pieces
Fight the good fight
Hold the line
Take me backwards
Things only fall apart
Swing slowly down
One for sorrow two for joy
Three is for happy ever after
Beg or borrow lose or steal your own
One for sorrow two for joy
The question or the answer
Some secrets never should be told
Hope and glory
Do the time
Send me packing
Take the highroad
Save the day
Once forgotten
Things only fall apart
Swing slowly down
One for sorrow two for joy
Three is for happy ever after
Beg or borrow lose or steal your own way
One for sorrow two for joy
The question or the answer
Some secrets never should be told