Eric Schwartz - Crimson Paper

from by Neale Eckstein

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Valentine's Day murder ballad. Yup.


I stoke the fire, the sparks escape
I open the box, so worn and frayed
A bottle of your favorite wine
a toast to you, my Valentine
Crimson paper, words written in gold
Tell a tale of souls entwined
Cards in a heart-shaped candy box
I love you so, my Valentine
A card you gave me, all covered in stars
Inscribed “I love you with all my heart”
A photograph, your hand in mine
You’ll always be my Valentine
Cards from stores and cards you made
And cards that opened and music played
Cards with couplets of endless love
A sip of wine, a taste of blood
When did it go so wrong? When did you lose the fire?
You said we’d be forever. Didn’t you, Valentine?
How did it go so wrong? How did I lose my mind?
You promised me a lifetime, Didn’t you, Valentine?
The paper heart buried in your drawer
Words from another man that broke my heart forevermore
The look on your face as I laid you on the bed
The look on your face as you took your final breath


from Click, released March 13, 2014
Eric Schwartz: vocals, bass
Jagoda: drums, percussion
Neale Eckstein: guitars, synths, piano



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Neale Eckstein Boston, Massachusetts

Producer, Mixer, Engineer, Photographer, Songwriter and makes excellent peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Neale has recorded dozens of singer/songwriters at his Fox Run Studio. This project combines all of his passions. Thirty-four musicians play and sing on this CD. ... more

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