Greyheart (Single)

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“Greyheart” began while hiking the Porcupine Mountains of Michigan. After stopping to rest under an old maple tree I noticed a solitary black mushroom in the shape of a heart next to me below thick leaf cover. It was a “blackheart." Kim commented about how it reminded her of me, perhaps because of my fondness for rock n roll (e.g., Joan Jett & the Blackhearts), to which I simply replied that I was actually a “greyheart." As we continued our travels I noticed other wild marvels including the wondrous sight of a great bison running through tall grass and playing, alone, far away from others. I thought a lot about this while hiking and exalting in being by myself, miles away from other people. Finally, it all came together on paper after returning home, after someone criticized me for my habit of frequently wearing the color black. This song is about being a true individual, balanced, authentic, and free. It’s about being an outlier, not the status quo. It is a self-portrait painted in song form. ~ Sue Cag

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℗ © Karmic Fury Records (ASCAP)

Greyheart (lyrics)

Growing up from the ground, below pieces of tree
Partially covered up, and very hard to see
Such a small thing, hidden in the dirt
Impossible to kill, but easy to hurt

A deep black coat over a white heart
With roots tapped in to all things

A streak of darkness and a beam of light
Alone in sadness, alone in joy
Not one to lead, never to follow
Not a heart of gold or one that's hollow
Not better, not worse
An outlier, a greyheart

Running fast through tall grass in the sun
Rolling in earth and only having fun
Not needing to be part of the pack
Never keeping to a single track

A dark coat over a light heart
With no one else for miles

A streak of darkness and a beam of light
Alone in sadness, alone in joy
Not one to lead, never to follow
Not a heart of gold or one that's hollow
Not better, not worse
An outlier, a greyheart

credits

released April 17, 2019
Kim Dicso - vocals, piano
Sue Cag - electric guitar, bass, drums
Written and produced by Kim Dicso and Sue Cag of Folkstar
Mastered by Peter Letros of Wreckhouse Mastering
℗ © Karmic Fury Records (ASCAP)

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Folkstar Wilmington, North Carolina

Folkstar fearlessly creates music of substance. Although formed in North Carolina and labeled folk-rock, their music features a variety of influences including west coast rock, indie, blues, jazz, and of course, acoustic singer-songwriter folk and intense guitar laden rock ‘n’ roll. ... more

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