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Coward's Luck EP

by Hip Hatchet

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the countertop is cold like the tree from which it rose Elbows lean against the wood As kisses and tabs close Darling oh, i guarantee that my love is valid and the weight that you've been carrying is nothing short of tragic i can fill up all my days with the laziest distractions the prettiest girls without no names the vice no different than the shame and oh i grow cold as i spread apart my toes and try to grip the ground as my shoulders implode Wake up with my glasses on and hell to pay again The walls and windows call me out and say the floors a friend. My stomach says to eat but my hearts too weak to cook this coward's luck i lean on has got me feeling like a crook I'll sit upon my hands as i look for love assume that one day all of this will undoubtedly dissolve and oh i grow cold as i spread apart my toes and try to grip the ground as my shoulders implode
Sleep Song (free) 02:10
I know it aint much but it's all i can afford throw a blanket at my feet and make a bed out of a floor close your tired eyes let a yawn out like a roar sleep will come to you like a ship upon the shore The hard wood isn't soft like the arms of the one you keep The only thing thats harsher is the morning you will greet full of half clear memories and words you did not mean friends who you estranged and strangers on whom you leaned The glory of the morning and breakfast with a friend The way his mouth moves when he starts to drink again A cup of coffee and a chestful of smoke a lighthearted laugh about a message that you wrote If it was a little colder you could wear a coat and plant a seed of comfort with water that would grow I don't have the answers to your questions dear everything i learned, i learned far away from here and in due time when i lay myself to die I hope it's restful as sleep in wintertime sweeping dreams like snowbanks on a lake a whispering wind and the rain of yesterday
Oh you can forget better than anyone i've met memories for you are just things that you regret the poetry of concrete doesn't resonate unless my face is scraped and legs are broke laying in bloody mess Put some hate into my heart and weight upon my chest Ill try to give you memories that hurt you to address Photographs of better days when we'd sit in the long grass and i would lay my heavy head into the comfort of your lap The world that I once used to love and own Hates me cause i haven't learned how to let things go Images of her that are burned into my eyes Belong to fading friends As i retreat into a lie And I'l scramble for a purpose even though I've reached some goals Commitments and the distance make you feel like you're alone And you look like the ending to a book i haven't read when i close my heavy eyes and lay back in my bed I have visions of a place where i lived where the wind blew cold and the snow stacked high No matter what i did and just like an old friend that you haven't seen in years it's regret that you expect but disappointment that you fear


Coward’s Luck is comprised of three songs written over the course of the past few months. Recorded at the Badlands recording studio under the direction of engineer Tim Shrout, the recordings represent how the live sound has evolved since Hip Hatchet’s relocation to Portland. The songs were recorded in single takes featuring just two acoustic guitars and live vocals. Completed in a single day, Coward's Luck is a snapshot of this unique point in time for the band.

Coward's Luck Video: vimeo.com/33330235


released December 9, 2011

Philippe Bronchtein - Guitar, Vocals
Alex Lewis - Guitar
Recorded by Tim Shrout
Mixed by Philippe Bronchtein
Photograph by David Parker
Layout by Jessie DeSue and Jake Nussbaum


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Hip Hatchet Nashville, Tennessee

With a voice that can meander from a whispering purr to a hardened howl, Hip Hatchet lusters the poetics of travel. Threading bold and unique guitar picking patterns with the strings of experience Hip Hatchet, the songwriting moniker of Philippe Bronchtein, is the beautiful resolution of a life lived in motion. ... more

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