The Heart of This Town

by Will Stenberg

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Recorded with Bill Bottrell (Michael Jackson, Tom Petty, George Harrison) on the California coast. He understood the song and delivered it like a baby.


It's amazing how many just give up,
weary of waiting around.
If they try and act smart it will tear them apart.
There's a darkness at the heart of this town.

It's amazing how many just grow up,
grow up only to be cast down.
So they all play their part though they knew at the start:
there's a darkness at the heart of this town.

And that dark will enfold you
like your mother's sweet arms.
She just wants to hold you.
She don't mean you no harm.

It's amazing how many just freeze up
when they look and they see where they're bound.
There's no map, there's no chart, there's no ease, there's no art.
Just a darkness at the heart of this town.


released February 3, 2012
Will Stenberg + Bill Bottrell



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Will Stenberg Portland, Oregon

Will Stenberg is searching for the perfect marriage of text and tune, mediated by himself with maximum honesty. He spends a lot of time writing songs and has a vague, persistent hope that there is an audience for them. He is from a small town, has lived in various parts of the US, and is full of love and unease. ... more

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