Caroline Hecht

Caroline Hecht

BandAmericanaFolk

My music is of the dark folk/americana sort, with instruments ranging from warm toned electric guitar, banjo, and upright bass to marimba and steel drum, and I strive to exemplify the different ways my voice can portray a story and feel by using both a clear, pure, and bell like falsetto as well as a raw and less refined chest voice. Think moody and slow with passionate swells, dreamy and sometimes etherial yet always present and demanding. People compare my sound to the likes of PJ Harvey, Ca

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Come Cold

Written By: Caroline Hecht

I feel the winter growing underneath my skin I’m on the ice and knowing that it’s getting thin and if I move if I stir if I breathe life will come and take itself away from me – beneath my feet the river’s flowing back to the sea I feel its pull to crack the ice and swallow and take me but maybe the cold will come and freeze again only the cold can help me get safely back to land – so come cold come cold only the cold can save me – there’s nothing but the wild wild elements out here they’re taunting me and teasing me and daring me not feel fear would my life be their victory or would my death cause some to mourn for me – I’m holding a rare gift in my hand to die from nature and not from man even if I’m swept away I feel that this is love nothing but the natural forces around me below and above – so come cold come cold only the cold can save me

Orchard

Written By: Caroline Hecht

In an orchard of apple trees
That is where you could find me
How I loved them
I still love them
Hours, days, months, and years
Those branches took away my fears
How they held me
They still hold me

Nothing you could say or do
Could ever change how I feel about you
I’ll always hold you dear
My innocence is what you keep near

The world only heard my hum
Nothing more than “hmmm mmmmm mmmmm”
But amongst those trees I could sing
I had to let my little soul ring
And they would listen
Softly listen

Nothing you could say or do
Could ever change how I feel about you
I’ll always hold you dear
My innocence is what you keep near

Well I was too young to know
Just how much you helped me to grow
I’ll always hold you dear
You gave me my voice
And you taught me to hear
I was too young to know
Just how much you helped me to grow
I’ll always hold you dear
You gave me my voice
And you taught me to hear

How long it has been
Since I was a child within those limbs
Feeling safer than the safest I could be
Well in my heart I’m still with those trees
And even today that is where you’ll find me
When I’m singin’, really singin’

Nothing you could say or do
Could ever change how I feel about you
I’ll always hold you dear
My innocence is what you keep near

Swallowed by Swells

Written By: Caroline Hecht

A shipwreck that foraged its way to the sands
Left me behind on your commands
I was ripped at by currants, swallowed by swells
As you stood on dry land and waved me farewell

You watched me sink lower, lower, lower down

I was cursed by your kindness, lashed at by love
And as I sank deeper down all I could think of
Was the empty shell where your heart had been
Its evacuation had been a long time comin’

You watched me sink lower, lower, lower down

Well after all this time, all these memories
You finally prove you’re sick through and through with disease

Well I was the fool who thought I could fix
Your broken parts and churn love out of it
Well would you look at me now, swallowed by swells
With you on dry land waving me farewell

You watched me sink lower, lower, lower down