Heavy Swell

by Night Herons

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Heavy Swell is the third Night Herons release. Recorded by Dana Berry and Mike Assenzio, the new music has a heavier tone, musically and lyrically. Berry still writes of hopeful disillusionment, but has turned his focus outward, grappling with the emergence of the dark side of the American ethos. The duo has added Dave Leonard on bass and Kedar Patel on guitar and is performing a record release show 11/7/19 at the Golden Bull in Oakland.

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released November 1, 2019

Music written & arranged by Night Herons (Dana Berry, Mike Assenzio)
Dana (drums, vocals)
Mike (guitars, bass)
Recorded by Night Herons
Final mixes by Mark Gordon
Mastered by Gus Elg at Sky Onion
Artwork and layout by Curtis Wissler.

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Night Herons Oakland, California

Night Herons are an Oakland, CA alternative rock band. Comprised of singer and drummer Dana Berry and guitarist Mike Assenzio, the duo has just recorded their third album, Heavy Swell. Along with bassist Dave Leonard and guitarist Kedar Patel, the band is excited to perform these new songs. With original member Larry Huene, the band formed in 2013 and released two albums before Heavy Swell. ... more

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Track Name: Light of Day
I see the light of day, reaching through the clouds
there’s something about your smile, makes me feel okay
Well I finally found my way, yeah I found a path through the pain

I see the light of day, shining through your eyes
burning through my haze, making me feel alive
But I found I’m not the same, now I’m giving too much away
Away, I’ve gone away

I can’t look the other way, I can’t look the other way
Away, I’ve gone away

I see the light of day something about your smile
Track Name: Stay
If I had my way I’d never have to smile
I’d just close my eyes until you went away
But now you’ve put me here inside a broken mirror
surrounded by mistakes, guided by the snakes
Now I’ve found my way, all I wanna do
and all I want to say, were left inside my brain
I just wanna stay

And all I want to do is take it out on you
when you call my name I just nod and smile
Now I’ve found my way, all I wanna do
and all I want to say, were left inside my brain
so look into my eyes, tell me I’m alive
that I’ve found a home, I just wanna stay

If it’s in my head then I know it’s real
because everything I do is based on how I feel
and all the reasons why disappear in smoke
because everything’s a joke

Now I’ve found my way, you see it in my eyes
I really got away, you’ll never know how high
I really want to stay
Hey, all I want to say, all I want to do,
I just want to stay with you
Track Name: Freefall
Just another freedom we take for granted
smiling at a stranger, learning from one another

all the news is breaking me down, people turning inside out
are we in a freefall, spinning into oblivion
Oh Lord, I’m tired of all those lies

all they want is money, they don’t care if it takes us down
if you give you’re weak somehow, but if you cheat you’re in power

Oh Lord, I’m tired of all the lies
Of your lies all your lies
Track Name: Clipped Wings
Everybody steps in sin, everybody has clipped wings
when you say you’ve lost your way do you mean you’re here to stay?
It’s alright, come on in
If you want I’ll give you money, if you want you’ll never worry
It’s time to go

Everybody likes to talk, nobody wants to listen
so bare your soul I’d like to know what you did that brought you here
It’s alright, come on in
If you want I’ll give you money, if you want you’ll never worry
It’s time to go, it’s time, it’s time to go home

We never talk about getting old, we don’t want to admit it
We hold on to a ribbon of hope, thinking we can still make it
one last time, but all you are is what you give

If you want I’ll give you money, if you want you’ll never worry
It’s time to go, it’s time to go, it’s time to come home
Track Name: Long Shot
I know it’s a long shot I gotta give it a chance
Alright, feel right, it’s time to step out of line
I know I can take it or leave it but I can’t settle for that
It’s not enough to be alive I’m gonna show you what I got
And I feel like I can, what can’t you understand?
So why do we always play by the rules?
It’s a long shot
So why do we always have to play by the rules?

I know I’m a loser yeah I never gave a damn
I know that I don’t ever want to be like you
And I feel like the man is just another scam
(chorus)

Well I don’t want to lose
so I can choose
it’s time to make a move

Don’t you understand?
It’s all we ever had
Track Name: All Eyes
All eyes, use your eyes, it’s all lies you see
No prize, shame’s no guide, there’s no crime to thieves
You’re no hero, trade lies for gold
You’re no hero, small and hateful

All lies, all the time, open your eyes and see
Take sides, split and divide, sell lies and deceive
(chorus)

Light shines, fear grows, will darkness clear
Track Name: Satellite
All I want, is to take a chance of making something great
I don’t care if it don’t pay the bills, it’s what my heart demands
I’m not a satellite circling around the sun
I’m just a satellite floating out of sight

I may be lost, but I’m free to be what I can be
Time is short, life is long, what are we waiting for
(chorus)
Track Name: Left Behind
Daddy drinks his bonus and mommy smokes my stash
and sissy’s out of rehab and she stole my cash
Peter’s afraid you’ll see him, Peter’s afraid you’ll say
Friday night we get it right, Friday night’s the night we fight
Friday night we let it out, Friday night’s the night we die

Johnny’s hit the bottle, Lucy’s spilled the pills
Freddie’s off the rails now and he’s gaining speed
(chorus)
Track Name: Something's Wrong
I need something more, to feel something more
than I’ll know the liar past the test
I feel something’s wrong, I’ve know it all along
as I’ve walked down the road to Babylon
I need something more, to feel that I’m worth a damn
and a prayer for my ghost
I feel something’s wrong, I feel that I’ve gone too far
but never far enough

(it’s wrong, it’s wrong, it’s wrong I know but I feel so empty gotta get something)
I know how it hard it is to lie to me when something’s wrong
(it’s wrong, it’s wrong, t’s wrong I know but I feel so empty gotta get something inside me) And I know it’s just a part of me but something’s wrong

Put your feelings away, you gotta be weary of the game
Well I don’t feel like a sinner but I’m sitting here with Cain
On again off again, you spin the wheel but never win
But at least you played
And now the devil knows your name
(chorus)

Start your healing today, you must be tired of the same
I don’t feel like a winner, but I’m treated like a king
For all your sins you make amends, you swallowed your lies now you’re cleansed
As you’re sitting there with Cain
You’re just crying in pain
And the devil knows your name
He’s just laughing there with Cain
As you’re lying there in pain
And the devil knows your name
Track Name: Take It Slow
And you know you’ve got to take it easy
And you know you’ve gotta take it slow
But you never want to leave the party
Till you know it’s time to go
When you see the lights below you know
All the lies you told are blown, oh no

And they say you got the life of Reilly
and they say it must be nice
it don’t matter that you don’t matter
all they see is your golden robe

When you see the lights below you know
All the lies you told are blown, oh no
You’re all out of luck

And you know you can’t solve a problem
unless you know what the question is
and you know you know you know the answer
but you know you gotta take it slow

When you see the lights below you know
All the lies you told are blown, oh no
You’re all out of luck

Lay low, take it slow
Track Name: It's Not Over
It’s not over until we say so
It’s like heaven is under the sea
and mermaids are angels that God set free
sunshine reminds us we’re having the time of our lives
It’s not over, unless we give in
I feel like I’ve gone away

It’s not over until we say so
It’s like heaven is just out of reach
Galaxies are floating all around me
and I reach out for answers but the stars are in me
it’s not over, unless we give in
I feel like I’ve gone away
It’s not over until we give in

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