Rather Be Singing Than Thinking

by Gus By Heart

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Debut EP from Gus By Heart, the work of Swedish singer and songwriter Gustav Svedung. Gustav is known from Gothenburg based indie bands like Oh, Harry and My Closest Friend, but has since a year and a half locked himself up in a tiny studio, sculpting his own musical universe. With new songs, a new sound and a bigger voice than ever before, there’s nothing to hold back on.

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released October 10, 2012

Written, performed and produced by Gustav Svedung. Additional musicians: Daniel Skoglund (guitar, bass, vocals) and Martin Öhman (drums). Recorded in Göteborg by Kristofer Göransson. Mixed by August Wanngren. Mastered by Philip Granqvist. Photograph by sarakfoto.

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Gus By Heart Gothenburg, Sweden

Gus By Heart is the work of Gothenburg based singer and songwriter Gustav Svedung.

The four-track EP ”Rather Be Singing than Thinking” was released in 2012 and got recognized in a lot of places. It was often compared to the sound of Bon Iver, Fleet Foxes and The Tallest Man On Earth.

The new album is called "Ocean Spirit" and was released on October 8, 2014.
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Track Name: Hideous Sounds
Hideous sounds
Hideous sounds
Try to pierce through my chest
And into my heart

Hideous sounds
Hideous sounds
Try to break through my skull
And reverb in my brain

Try to get an angle to shout
Try to get an angle to shout
To shout in my ear
Vibrate in my skull
And reverb in my brain

Seven days to get ready
Seven days to be left alone
Seven ways to get happy
Seven ways to be reborn

Guess i was a little too late
Guess i was a little too late
Always been a little too late
Just a little too late
Track Name: Rather Be Singing Than Thinking
As I walk along the path of chosen life,
my eyes grow weary
and my spirit fades from time to time
Although I feel the love,
the shining love, glowing all around us,
my head hangs heavy where I walk

In my early days I gazed upon Thee,
gazed upon the ever solid one,
but then I turned my heart away
And maybe it’s time,
maybe I should embrace,
embrace the bright light ahead
and finally stop, just talking to myself

The night seems to darken all my views,
as I stumble on along the trail
I begin to fear what lies ahead
Am I lost inside my head?

The night seems to darken all my views,
as I stumble on along the trail
I begin to fear what lies ahead
Am I lost inside my head?

Or perhaps I better sleep on it instead
Track Name: The Last Place
Out there in the country
A field with an oak tree
An endless ocean
A pale silver moon

The night is quiet
The air is vibrant
No one is speaking
No one at all

Wish I could be there
Wish I could stay
Wish I could leave here
Can you show me the way?

To the last place, with the warm summer nights
Where I know she’ll be waiting for me
The last place, in the silver moon light
She’ll be waiting beneath the oak tree

Because my light is fading
My soul is aching
My eyes are closing
My hands are cold

Wish I could be there
Wish I could stay
Wish I could leave here
Won’t you show me the way?

To the last place, with the warm summer nights
Where I know she’ll be waiting for me
The last place, in the silver moon light
She’ll be waiting beneath the oak tree

The last place, the never ending night
A field right next to the sea
At the last place, in the warm summer night
I know she’ll be waiting for me
Track Name: Young & Old
Close your eyes again, you’re not as old as me
You’ve got the time to stay in bed
But my time is running out, it played a trick on me
Told me I will soon be dead
There’s so much more I’d like to do,
but I guess I always kind of knew
that I will never be the Star of the County
Still there’s something I hope will come true:
me reaching out to you

Many things I see in you remind me of the days
when I was stumbling out into the world
Still I must admit - I find some of what you say
percipient, like nothing I have heard
I’d love to be your friend, like to know what you’ve become
Get a glimpse from your point of view
But every time, it seems, you’re walking away
Even if I’m asking you to stay

Maybe this is ’bout as good as we could ever be
considering relationship between you and me
Maybe I will never understand what you’re about
Still, I would like to try
You got to let me try