The Oh Hello's

by The Oh Hellos

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The Oh Hello's are Maggie and Tyler Heath, music-making siblings hailing from the great state of Texas. Their influences range from Mumford & Sons and The Civil Wars to Los Campesinos! and The Pogues, bending and blending styles and genres into a unique mixture of eclectic folk rock.

Their debut EP draws inspiration from traditional Irish folk songs in both its sound and its message, from the foot-stomping rhythms of Lay Me Down and Trees to the quiet introspection of Cold Is the Night. The EP begins by confronting the difficulties of love and freedom and ends by embracing them.

Find them on Facebook: www.facebook.com/theohhellos
Listen to Tyler Heath's solo album: tylerheath.net

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released 01 December 2011

recorded and mastered in our home studio.
original album artwork by Maggie Heath.

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The Oh Hellos San Marcos, Texas

The Oh Hellos are Maggie and Tyler Heath, intentionally-independent self-produced music-making siblings hailing from the great state of Texas. Their influences range from Los Campesinos! and The Lumineers to Sufjan Stevens and The Middle East, bending and blending styles and genres into a unique mixture of eclectic folk rock. ... more

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Track Name: Hello My Old Heart
hello my old heart
how have you been
are you still there inside my chest?
I've been so worried
you've been so still
barely beating at all

oh, don't leave me here alone
don't tell me that we've grown
for having loved a little while
oh, I don't want to be alone
I want to find a home
and I want to share it with you

hello my old heart
it's been so long
since I've given you away
and every day I add another stone
to the walls I built around you
to keep you safe

hello my old heart
how have you been?
how is it, being locked away?
well don't you worry
in there, you're safe
and it's true, you'll never beat
but you'll never break

nothing lasts forever
some things aren't meant to be
but you'll never find the answer
until you set your old heart free

until you set your old heart free
Track Name: Lay Me Down
fire and brimstone fell upon my ears
as their throats of open graves recited fear
like the bullets of a gun they drove my tears
and my feet to run the hell out of here

see, I was born a restless, wayward child
I could hear the whole world calling me outside
of the masses I routinely sat behind
and Lord, I had to see with my own eyes

take me home
I want to go
down the road that will take me
to the living oak
and Lord, I know
that I'm a weathered stone
but I owe it to my brothers
to carry them home

take me home
I want to go
down the road that will take me
to the living oak
and Lord, I know
it's a heavy load
but we'll carry our brothers
oh, we'll carry them home

and oh, there is no power on Earth or below
that could ever break our hearts or shake our souls
and when you lay me down, you'll only bury bones
'cause oh, my heart and soul are going home
Track Name: Cold Is the Night
cold is the night without you here
just your absence ringing in my ears
hard is the heart that feels no fear
without the bad, the good disappears

long is the road that leads me home
and longer still when I walk alone
bitter is the thought of all that time
spent searching for something I'll never find

take this burden away from me
and bury it before it buries me

many are the days I've wanted to cease
lay myself down and find some relief
heavy is the head that gets no sleep
we carry our lives around in our memories

take away this apathy
and bury it before it buries me

steady is the hand that's come to terms
with the lessons it has had to learn
I've seen the things that I must do
but Lord, this road is meant for two
so I am waiting here for you

take my hand and set me free
take my burdens and bury them deep
take my burden away from me
and bury it before
bury it before
bury it before it buries me
Track Name: Trees
climbing trees like we did when we were children
scaling walls; the walls that took us years to build

climbing trees; haven't much since we were children
shaking limbs tend to end up bent and broken
safe inside the walls we built, we found ourselves a home

higher branches, harder fall
hesitation stops us all

oh, you'll never know

climbing trees; haven't much since we were children
shaking limbs tend to end up bent and broken
but heartache pales in comparison to love