The Heartland EP

by Hannah Norris & the Band

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the strange result of a strange first-time writing.

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released March 17, 2014

recorded by Matt Mozier
engineered by Steve Squire
recorded outside of Lawrence, KS in a hollowed out volcano-lair
(Thanks S.P.)
cover art by Isis Norris
all songs written & recorded by Hannah Norris with the exception of "Sarah's Song" which was co-written with Sarah Rooney

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Hannah Norris & the Band Hays, Kansas

Hannah Norris, along with drummer August Phlieger and bassist Nathan Purdue, has set out from Hays, KS, across time and space to deliver great tunes.

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Track Name: Another Day
where's the life that I was sold?
I'm not just some girl but that's what they told me
I thought you knew that it was best
but I can't get my heart to rest another day

one time and we'll never look back
once we leave there's no going back

you better stop while you still can
or else I'll have no one to dance with me

hurry now before we grow old
I thought someone told you

where's the life that I was sold?
I'm not just some girl but that's what they told me
I thought you knew that it was best
but I can't get my heart to rest another day

hurry now before we grow old
I thought someone told you
Track Name: Sarah's Song
to me you're the universe, compressed in human form
to me your eyes are infinite and endless, laced with stars
to me you are my other half, my home away from home
to me you are only you and exactly what I need

oh, be mine

I need you like I need my lungs to keep on breathing air
I need you right here next to me to face the icy stares
I need you and all your charm to get me out of here
I need you to remind me why I shouldn't disappear

but I can only hear my heartbeat

oh, be mine
Track Name: Come With Me
I've heard you coming 'round here
pretty soon you may disappear
that's why I'm running off now
something they would never know about

come with me
underneath the stars
the eyes can't see
we'll be alright
all through the night

don't know you know life is better lived alive?
that's a conclusion that's yet to arrive
there's things I didn't know before
I'll know them now and we'll settle our score

come with me
underneath the stars the eyes can't see
we'll be alright
all through the night
Track Name: Kansas
my heart's been scattered and diffused
across the globe, nothing's left to use
I'll get it back someday I'm told
hopefully before I'm too old

my roots are buried in this ground
the wind's too old to make a sound
I will never get out of here
that's the one thing I most fear

I watch the dust make its new home
settling on my unpaved road
it's never quite content to wait
it just wants to be blown away

my back will break one day, I'm sure
over land that doesn't know its worth
it'll just be dug up for graves
proves that nothing's here to stay

my mind is true and unafraid
it knows that I'm not here to stay
Track Name: Standing Here
I will be the writer and you can take a look
into the pages of my best-selling book
I'll see you smile and say "well that's pretty good"
and I'll go on knowing that you understood

because I'm standing here in the space where you should be
and none of our friends will ever disagree
because I know you got up and kept looking for me

you can be the painter and show the world your view
and life will always get better because I know that you're not through
catching a glimpse of the world you knew
and opening up my eyes too

because I'm standing here in the space where you should be
and none of our friends will ever disagree
because I know you got up and kept looking for me
Track Name: Exist & Pray
I've got nothing but the thoughts in my head
I've got nothing but the life I have lead
now I'm giving it all away
nothing will stop it, it comes anyway

we all know I've made my share of mistakes
to fix them is something I can't undertake
is this what I'm doomed for eternity?
to never again know my sanity

I'm tired of this
been overthinking my day
it's hard to exist
but harder to pray

tried liberation of my own free will
but that took me nowhere so I'm searching still
there's got to be something for me to believe
there's got to be something for me to believe

do you have an idea of what all I've seen?
do you have an idea of where all I've been?

I suppose now I'll go back home
there's nowhere new left for me to roam
I know you hope there's something I've learned
if I leave again, I won't return

I'm tired of this
been overthinking my day
it's hard to exist
but harder to pray