Sand Painting

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January 2015 release from Max Heinegg, with the help of some of Boston's finest musicians

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released January 1, 2015

Producer: Mike Quinn at the Moontower and Q Division

Voice, guitar: Max Heinegg
Guitar: Alex Necochea
Bass: Mike Quinn
Drums: Rob Gaggin

Saxophone: Dana Colley
Strings and guitar: Ian Kennedy
Guitar: Will Dailey
Cello: Kurt von Stetten

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Max Heinegg Boston, Massachusetts

Max Heinegg. Singer-guitarist and songwriter, poet and adapter of classic poems, rock and roll vocalist... all about lyrics, vocals, and guitars.
Songs here are from Sand Painting (2015) Ruby Saloon (2010) These Familiar Days (2007) and By June (2004).
In the late 90s I fronted The High Ceilings in the Boston scene, from the Rumble to the 'Dise.
In the early 90s, I fronted the Hounds in NYC.
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Track Name: Requiem
“Requiem”- Rossetti

When I am dead, my dearest,
Sing no sad songs for me;
Plant no roses at my head,
Nor shady cypress tree:
Be the green grass above me
With showers and dewdrops wet;
And if you would, remember,
And if you will, forget.

I shall not see the shadows,
I shall not feel the rain;
I shall not hear the nightingale
Sing on, as if in pain:
And dreaming through the twilight
That does not rise nor set,
Maybe may remember,
And maybe may forget.
Track Name: Carried Away
Carried Away

Yeah she works with the night -
Putting out the day, with easy fire
& I'll shuffle to sleep -
Awkward as a ghost in her light

Yeah it’s hard not get carried away
When her voice hits me like a wave
She’s the salt, and the strength, and the grace
Yeah hard not to get carried away

Yeah, on the way down
In the fall through light
She dovetails
Now, in the aether
We’re our only wings
- take back desire

Yeah it’s hard not to get carried away
When her voice hits me like a wave
She’s the salt, and the strength, and the grace
Yeah hard not to get carried away
Yeah hard not to get carried away
Track Name: In the Blind
In The Blind

When it gets too bright and you’re in the blind
And the wind decries your name
I would twin my steps to yours
Keep inside closed doors
until you can start to see

Time is slow to tip her hand
Months and years without a plan
Never thought I’d wish I had
Known where I was going

Walk in as a guest of rain
Weather wears you down again
As if you can’t separate
From the world
As it goes, so you go
Might like to leave but no,
This is the only love I’d know

Time is slow but slips from you
Like the heaviest clothing
So much that you’re scared to lose
Means you were lucky

when the wind gusts by
on your reply
and no one hears your name
I will walk for miles
to stand by you while
you try to find your way

nights and loves will turn from you
never thought I’d fear the truth
So much that you’re scared to lose
Means that we were lucky.
Track Name: Torch
Torch

You’re the light
My old flame
You’re the song’s sweet refrain
Rake the coals, and I’ll sing
down the dark of our days

When the dark
Enfolds us all
& I can’t see the start
& I can’t strike a spark

You house light, from the rain
rouse the ash, teach the flame
to do its own kindling
with your breath in its veins

When the dark
Enfolds us all
& I can’t see the start
& I can’t strike a spark
you’re my torch...

in the last light of day
when the fire sleeps in rain
when all souls, stain the gray
I’ll lift you up again
Track Name: The Small Hours
The small hours

If there’s time tonight I’d like to meet you
in the downtown after working late
I’d bring the latest broken things that I’ve been working on
to see if you could lend them grace

and I’d try not to count the days
the small hours dry like rain
as our short dreams crack and seem
to be the dust we’ve always been

If there’s time, you say you want to leave too
cut a path away and fear no change
but all the things we bought to build a place that we would love
are now just why we can’t escape

and I’d try not to count the days
the small hours dry like rain
the short dreams crack and seem
to be the dust we’ve always been

I’ll make the time tonight to see you
Fill in the moments that we traced
Laugh when the photograph’s the only step to lead you back
Walk with me all of the way

and try, to enjoy the days
the small hours dry like rain
that dries upon the seams
of the cracks in all our dreams
Track Name: He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven (Yeats)
HAD I the heavens' embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half-light,

He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven

I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven

written by W.B. Yeats
Track Name: No Constellation
No Constellation

Something tells me I’m on the way to mend
Like a feather let fall into the wind
Might get carried or straightened out again – then fall
Learn to sense it, like an old weatherman
All the maps and storms - a walking in the wind
Lick a finger - take a new direction

If it doesn’t seem
In the cards
I could reckon any spark
Though I see it written
In the stars
It’s no constellation

Something lures me right off the road again
Flower’s nectar or a sunset of sin
Nights of riot leave me days of ash and yen

If it doesn’t seem
In the cards
I could reckon any spark
Though I see it written
In the stars
It’s no constellation

And the choice remains: to curse or to bless
After all we’ve seen, I’d still see the rest
Nights of riot left me days of ash and yen

If it doesn’t seem
In the cards
I could reckon any spark
Though I see it written
In the stars / It’s no constellation
Track Name: So We'll Go No More A' Roving
“We’ll go no more a-roving”

SO, we'll go no more a-roving
So late into the night,
Though the heart be still as loving,
And the moon be still as bright.

For the sword outwears its sheath, 5
And the soul wears out the breast,
And the heart must pause to breathe,
And love itself have rest.

Though the night was made for loving,
And the day returns too soon, 10
Yet we'll go no more a-roving
By the light of the moon.
Track Name: Here and Now
Here and Now

The here and now, not the fadeaway
nor the sweet hereafter concern me
My daughters’ eyes and my wife’s sweet,
serious gaze are all I see

The here and now will fade away
but the here and now is my idea of always

The here and now and not elsewhere
life begins and surely ends
don’t be afraid to make your mark
though you know you’ll want revision

The here and now
will fade away
But the here and now is my idea of always

there will never be
anything more than there is now
our faces change
we’re buried, perhaps reborn

here and now
will you hear it now?
the here and now
there is nothing more
though I fear it’s true
there is nothing more
though I fear
nothing more, nothing less
nothing more, nothing less
than everything
Track Name: Two Trees
Two Trees


Two trees
Honor the space between
Leave room for the branches and leaves
The roots touch underneath
Two trees
Make room for the silence to sing
Feathers on the same wing
Fingers on the same hand
Two trees
Stand in the shared light of day
Lone pearls on the same string

Two trees
Aren’t the same thing – see
They honor the space between
love and need

Two trees
As it has always been
As it is even now
Two more springing tall
In our shade
Track Name: Sand Painting
Sand painting

I’ll take the time to measure
I’ll crush the white stone
As we echo the pattern
We fill the levels alone

Let go of what I make
Sand painting, today
Sweep the sand from the table
Sweep in silk, in the jar
Walk the sand to the water
Sing the cycle of ours

Our works will weave into the waves
Take them down, carry them away
Let the sand rest in water
Let the water bless the change
let this brief peace pass in grace
Track Name: The Folly
The Folly

Wave down to me from your parade of height
No effigy just a folly built for light
A shimmering mirror, a laugh to sting the dark
A kiss to the shattering hours, that we are

The folly isn’t worth a tear
Living your life just waiting, waiting where

Sing it to me in a garden of razed stone
The science of progress, the art of capital
The folly is built for your eyes and nothing more
A kiss of volition, a world that won’t endure

The folly isn’t worth a tear
Living your life just waiting, waiting where
Everything busy building building here
A folly to lift your spirits dear….

The folly of life will sting your tears
Will stifle your laughter, tether you to fear
Build you a folly of notes and words and know
It’s built without purpose, for beauty all its own

The folly isn’t worth a tear
Living your life just waiting, waiting where
Everything busy building building here
A folly to lift your spirits dear….

Build it up - though they’ll tear it down
Build it up - though they’ll tear it down
Track Name: Touchstone
Touchstone

Indeed the day
as here I am
the painting done
but still the sand

our dreams align
on fading shores
today, tonight
I love you more

touchstone

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