The Oh Hellos

by The Oh Hellos

/
  • Digital Album
    Streaming + Download

    Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.
    Purchasable with gift card

      name your price

    You own this

     

1.
hello my old heart how have you been are you still there inside my chest? I've been so worried you've been so still barely beating at all oh, don't leave me here alone don't tell me that we've grown for having loved a little while oh, I don't want to be alone I want to find a home and I want to share it with you hello my old heart it's been so long since I've given you away and every day I add another stone to the walls I built around you to keep you safe hello my old heart how have you been? how is it, being locked away? well don't you worry in there, you're safe and it's true, you'll never beat but you'll never break nothing lasts forever some things aren't meant to be but you'll never find the answer until you set your old heart free until you set your old heart free
2.
03:03
fire and brimstone fell upon my ears as their throats of open graves recited fear like the bullets of a gun they drove my tears and my feet to run the hell out of here see, I was born a restless, wayward child I could hear the whole world calling me outside of the masses I routinely sat behind and Lord, I had to see with my own eyes take me home I want to go down the road that will take me to the living oak and Lord, I know that I'm a weathered stone but I owe it to my brothers to carry them home take me home I want to go down the road that will take me to the living oak and Lord, I know it's a heavy load but we'll carry our brothers oh, we'll carry them home and oh, there is no power on Earth or below that could ever break our hearts or shake our souls and when you lay me down, you'll only bury bones 'cause oh, my heart and soul are going home
3.
cold is the night without you here just your absence ringing in my ears hard is the heart that feels no fear without the bad, the good disappears long is the road that leads me home and longer still when I walk alone bitter is the thought of all that time spent searching for something I'll never find take this burden away from me and bury it before it buries me many are the days I've wanted to cease lay myself down and find some relief heavy is the head that gets no sleep we carry our lives around in our memories take away this apathy and bury it before it buries me steady is the hand that's come to terms with the lessons it has had to learn I've seen the things that I must do but Lord, this road is meant for two so I am waiting here for you take my hand and set me free take my burdens and bury them deep take my burden away from me and bury it before bury it before bury it before it buries me
4.
03:41
climbing trees like we did when we were children scaling walls; the walls that took us years to build climbing trees; haven't much since we were children shaking limbs tend to end up bent and broken safe inside the walls we built, we found ourselves a home higher branches, harder fall hesitation stops us all oh, you'll never know climbing trees; haven't much since we were children shaking limbs tend to end up bent and broken but heartache pales in comparison to love

about

The Oh Hellos are Maggie and Tyler Heath, music-making siblings hailing from the great state of Texas. Their influences range from Mumford & Sons and The Civil Wars to Los Campesinos! and The Pogues, bending and blending styles and genres into a unique mixture of eclectic folk rock.

Their debut EP draws inspiration from traditional Irish folk songs in both its sound and its message, from the foot-stomping rhythms of Lay Me Down and Trees to the quiet introspection of Cold Is the Night. The EP begins by confronting the difficulties of love and freedom and ends by embracing them.

credits

released December 1, 2011

recorded and mastered in our home studio.
original album artwork by Maggie Heath.

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

The Oh Hellos San Marcos, Texas

Please visit our website for physical merch!

The Oh Hellos began in a cluttered bedroom, where siblings Maggie and Tyler Heath recorded their self-titled EP in 2011. In the fall of 2012, the sibling duo released their debut full-length record Through the Deep, Dark Valley, an album full of regret and redemption, which they wrote, recorded, produced, mixed, and mastered themselves. ... more

contact / help

Contact The Oh Hellos

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Report this album or account