The Heart Beats (feat. Bill Laswell on Bass)

from by Marla Mase



The heart beats 100,000x a day
Each person 100,000x a day
35 million times in a year
2.5 billion times in a lifetime

there are 6 billion people in the world
2 billion of them children or something like that
we're not really sure
each beating 100,000x a day
electrical circuits cohabitating cojoining coexisting

and the beats they merge they mingle
they seek out other beats
yes the beat is always looking for itself
to be in rhythm to be in sync to be one
it’s our global soul calling

what happens to them happens to us
their memories are our memories
beating beating beating beating

It has been said that love always find its object
and never stops until it does so
It's also been said that love is an act of freedom – emancipating not ourselves but the other)

yes the beat is always looking for itself
100, 000x times a day
35 million times a year
2.5 billion times in a lifetime
beating beating

we are all in this dance together


from Half​-​Life, released February 25, 2014
Lead Vocal: Marla Mase
Dobro: Tomás Doncker
Lap Steel: Artur U
Bass/Effects: Bill Laswell
Beats: James Dellatacoma



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Marla Mase New York, New York

Marla Mase is a writer/performer from New York City. She writes songs, plays, erotica, blogs, & poems. She is known for her provocative performance style, intelligent lyrics & is regarded as a musical pioneer by her peers. Her songs are a fusion of rock-n-roll, spoken word, funk, punk, and Global Soul. Marla is backed by the Tomás Doncker Band and is signed to True Groove Records. ... more

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