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Hearts break at dawn, in cities, on our streets and in our homes.
Hearts break at night, like aging and the dimming of our sight.

I am an old man, without capacity to change.
I am an old man, and I have one foot in the grave
But I have this habit! I have this habit and it’s violence.
Come stand beside me, come stand here with me or be silent.

I am a killer, it’s just the way that I was made.
My father broke down and left me lying in the shade.
And I picked up habits- like this habit that is violent.
And I’ll keep working here, until I have paid my penance.

I am a prophet, a man who spoke the holy words.
I built this furnace and brought my baggage there to burn.
But I still have habits, God I’ve habits and they’re violent.
It’s mostly hidden from those who sit in prayer and quiet.

I am a father and I have children in the house.
I have this dream of just skipping town or walking out.
She see’s this habit, says I’ve a habit and it’s violence.
I’ll beak their spirits before I put out this fire.

Hearts break at dawn, in cities, on our streets and in our homes.
Hearts break at night, like aging and the dimming of our sight.

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from Darkest Hours, released January 14, 2014
Songwriter: Dan Bowman

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Fox and the Bird Dallas, Texas

Fox and the Bird is a folk-pop band hailing from Dallas, TX with gang vocals and layered harmonies. The band is a choral collective that's seen a rotating cast of 15 songwriters & members since they hit the scene in 2008. They continue to produce and self-release its albums, touring from time to time and always committed to music that is made on back porches, in living rooms and on the streets. ... more

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