A Mouse's Heartbeat

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A Mouse’s Heartbeat, written by Seth, is a dedication to No True Scotsman’s hometown, New Orleans. The love song to a city that is sinking into the sea acts as an appreciation of the temporal over the permanent. Neither the city nor its admirer will survive this century, and both are confined to a limited number of heartbeats before ultimately passing on. However, there is beauty in the temporary, be it life or the minute instances therein.

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It's springtime in New Orleans again
Even though it's only January tenth.
‘Cause in my home city it's well below freezing
It's in the single digit degrees
And here it's over sixty

My girl down here is so warm
She’s giving something to look forward towards
'Cause back home the girls, they are so cold
And I'm not looking forward to home
‘Cause that's three months that I'm not in her arms

This city I love will be gone in my life
But then again so will I
When it all has returned to the sea
Will we swim to safety?

I was watching some learning TV
They were talking about a mouse's heartbeat
And I realized our life's not measured in time
But in, 'pound pound pound' repeat
At least that's what I learned the week

‘Cause each day I learn something new
Like how many men have been to the moon
I've seen a tiny percent of this tiny planet
And they've seen it all in their view
I want to see all too

This city I love will be gone in my life
But then again so will I
When it all has returned to the sea
Will we swim to safety?
Tell me will you swim, swim with me?

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from No True Scotsman EP, released December 2, 2016

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No True Scotsman New Orleans, Louisiana

No True Scotsman is an orchestral indie-folk band based out of New Orleans--the land of Americana, Blues, and Jazz. Every aspect of this group's presence, from the composition all the way to aesthetic is inspired by their classical and jazz training.

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