My Betraying Heart

from While We're Here

My Betraying Heart

Words and music by Catie Curtis and Maia Sharp

Dinner is over, I cleared and cleaned

Better than I ever done before

I’m a dead man walking, won’t be redeemed

And it’s a thousand miles across the floor

But I can’t run anymore

I’ve been denying

Justifying

Trying to keep myself apart

I surrender

I can’t defend her

My betraying heart

Now I’m saying what no one wants to hear

And doing what no one wants to do

And to my best friend for so many years

The one I tell everything too

I wish it wasn’t true

I’ve been denying

Justifying

Trying to keep myself apart

I surrender

I can’t defend her

My betraying heart

I couldn’t keep her quiet

I couldn’t tune out the sound

She wakes me up when she sings

And she sings

It was a prison riot

And the walls came down

I gave in to everything

I’ve been denying

Justifying

Trying to keep myself apart

I surrender

I can’t defend her

My betraying heart

Julie Wolf • Piano

Jon Evans • Bass

Matthias Bossi • Drums

Elana Arian • Violin

Maia Sharp • Vocal Harmonies

Jamie Edwards • Synthesizer

Catie Curtis • Vocals and Acoustic Guitar

updated: 4 years ago