The Heartsleeves

The Heartsleeves

 Arlington, Massachusetts, USA
BandRockSoul

The vocals and the sax take turns being 'Lead Guitar'. Warm butt-shaking grooves support vocal harmonies and Jared Lucas Nathanson's soul-touching story-telling. We take pride in our songcraft. We want the world to hear it.

Biography

Born in the glory and pageant of the noble working cities of Boise, Cleveland, Schenectady, Boston and Syracuse, "The Heartsleeves" is the voice of the no frills sincerity of real world American life. We listened to, and grew on the nourishment of Nina Simone, Johnny Cash, Curtis Mayfield, Jackson Five and The Impressions.
The HeartSleeves formed in 2007 when Jared Lucas Nathanson (vocals- Grits) and collaborator drinking buddy Wayne "Rhino" Flower (bass - The Halo Benders, Treepeople, Violent Green ) collided at high velocity with Jared's high school chum Joel "JG" Greenlee (sax), Joshua Lee Loomis (vocals, guitar, keys - The Great Buriers) and Ariel "R E L" Rejman (drums - The Great Buriers, Air and Space Museum) down at the Fenway practice space. Country fell into the funk, soul got some pop and jazz on it and the Chocolate got covered in peanut butter.
After a some gigs and an album (Dirt & Water), Wayne and Joel moved west as part of a bird watching expedition and were lost in a nasty street poet fight. Moving forward, but never forgetting their friends Jared, Joshua and R E L welcomed Ben Margolis (sax - The Peoples Donut) and Robert Gilmore (bass - Air and Space Museum).
If Thomas Hart Benton and Lenny Bruce had a band with Percy Sledge and Orson Welles...... We would open for them... no cost

Lyrics

Glory Pour Down

Written By: Jared Lucas Nathanson

(Intro)
Yes it's true I like a Scotch
But just wait and just watch
my behavior

And if the bottle makes you
do what you wouldn't do
if the bottle makes you waiver

then get the hell away from me
cause I can't be
your God-Damn Savior

I've already drove that boat aground
when I let Glory Pour down

(Verse 1)
Let me tell you a story
Her name was Glory
and she hurt me

Brought me right to the end
Just by playing pretend
we are worthy

we laid together one fall night
her silk dress felt so nice against her body

but she sure did like to drink
and I didn't care to think
When she poured down

(chorus)
Glory Pour it down
Glory Pour it down
Hey sweetheart,
what do you need
need to calm down
Glory Pour it down

(Verse 2)
Then one morning in bed
she suddenly said
"I will Hurt You."
But it wasn't a threat
It was said with regret
Like a virtue

Catatonic that night
she pulled tears from her eyes
while laughing

her laugh cracked when she's dry
Like a well muted cry,
Glory pour down!

(chorus)

(jam solo)

(Verse 3)
We went on just this way
till we fell into may
and she got tested

Double negative my friend
Our guilt bonds would end
as we un-nested

But the true legacy
That she'd give to me
was still untested

She slept with my three best friends

They broke my heart

(chorus)

One more time!

Glory Pour it down
Glory Pour it down
Hey sweetheart,
what do you need
need to calm down
Glory Pour it down

Learn to Live

Written By: Jared Lucas Nathanson

You're important because..
because you have money
So important because..

Beacause you have money to spend
money to bend. (baahaaaend)

Bend the powers that be....
Write your name in the future..
The same powers that be...
With which I must contend
oooo...

You're important because..
because you have beauty
You have beauty because..

You're rich, lucky or young
at least that's how it's done.

And you're smiling because..
You're waiting for something
You're so smiley because...
You think that somehow you've won
You think there's something to come...

(Chorus)
But you're gonna learn to live the real life...
Where expectations crush you down..
and Always suspect some limitations
Where limitations aren't found..
Notice the differences in real life
Between acquaintances and friends
Cuse if you don't
Might be too late
To make amends

You're important because..
because you have power
You have power because..

Because of something you've done..
Probably to someone..

And you're smiling because..
You think that you're getting something
you're so smiley because...
You think that somehow you've won
ooooo...

(Chorus)
But you're gonna learn to live the real life...
In expectations you can drown..
Always suspect your limitations
Stand on imaginary ground..

Notice the differences in real life
Between lust, love, hate and fear..
You will mistake one for the other many times young one,
Before its clear..

You're important because..
because you have money
So important because..
Beacause you have money my friend
money to bend. (baahaaaend)

May reality's course....
Write your name in the future..
But reality's force...
There's no price you can spend..
oooo...

(Chorus)
But you're gonna learn to live the real life...
Where satisfaction's hard to find..
and Always expect some limitations
Limitations of the mind...
Notice the differences in real life
Between achievement, power and greed
Look somewhere there
Deep in between
Find what you need

(x3) Learn live the real life...
Learn...

(x3) Learn live the real life...
Learn...

You're important because..
so important because..

important because..
They'll know your name!
so important because..
They'll treat you the same!
important because..
Watch what they'll do!
so important because..
They'll sign your name down on the List!

Last Night

Written By: Jared Lucas Nathanson

We opened up the bottle
and poured it in the air (da da daaaa, da da daaaa)
We let out things we said we wouldn't
things we pretended weren't there (da da daaaa, da da daaaa)

and I imagine being inside you
and feel ever growing peace
and I can feel your breathing through the phone
release me back into the beast

I feel 16 years old
but I am 34 (da da daaaa, da da daaaa)
My heart is joyously escalating
while its spilling on the floor (da da daaaa, da da daaaa)

and I'm so sorry for people I have judged
I forgot the butterflies..
gripped down in and spinning myself
while temptation drives...

me to Last Night...Last Night...Last Night...Last Night...
Last Night...Last Night...Last Night...Last Night...

While I'm looking at the bottle
a mystery unrolls (da da daaaa, da da daaaa)
How did such a small container
hold the contentment of my soul (da da daaaa, da da daaaa)

and all my needs diminish into one
my priorities divide
I dream and feel you breathing next to me
while patience drives...

me from Last Night...Last Night...Last Night...Last Night...
Last Night...Last Night...Last Night...Last Night...

Jam--

While I'm looking at the bottle
a mystery unrolls (da da daaaa, da da daaaa)
How did such a small container
hold the contentment of my soul (da da daaaa, da da daaaa)

and all my needs diminish into one
my priorities divide
I dream and feel you breathing next to me
while patience drives...

me from Last Night...Last Night...Last Night...Last Night...
Last Night...Last Night...Last Night...Last Night...

Last Night...Last Night...Last Night...Last Night...
Last Night...Last Night...Last Night...Last Night...

Discography

Dirt & Water

Set List

Typically (2) 45 - 60 long minute sets