Exploding Hearts

by Wings of Valkyrie

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Exploding Hearts is the 9 track, sophomoric release for the San Antonio punk rock trio, Wings of Valkyrie. Layered with toe tapping beats, chanting choruses, and the touch of macabre that WoV have become known for, are thoughtful and soulful lyrics that have never been addressed so readily to the public. It's about the fights with your own self-concious at 3 a.m., it's the want to belong to a greater whole but never losing the nerve to buck the system. It's an anthem album about getting older and hating every minute of it.

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released April 21, 2017

MiK! - vocals, guitar, *bass guitar
Valdeezy- drums
Chris V. - bass guitar (live performances)

Jessie Riot! - female vocals on "Goodnight Moon"

Recorded by Dillardo in San Antonio, Tx
Album art work by Jenny Luna: Far Out Designs

*recording only

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Wings of Valkyrie San Antonio, Texas

Founded on the south side in 2010 with originators, Valdeezy and MiK!, this San Antonio band has seen many changes in its 7 year existence. Years of a rotating line up have finally settled upon Chris V.'s return to the band after a 4 year hiatus. Their first album, "Scream Kill" was released in August of 2013. Their latest, "Exploding Hearts", is due out April 21st, 2017. ... more

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Track Name: Restless
I’ve been up all god damn night trying to find the words to say. Sticking pins in voodoo dolls and running out of games to play. You walked away, I’m not enough, and I’m not who I used to be. Inside my mind, cast out alone. The sound of nothing numbs my brain. Exploding hearts don’t beat the same. One million drops of pouring rain. When they’re gone you’ll carry on. You won’t remember me at all. Down in the bunker waiting for the bomb to blast it all to Hell. Inside my mind, just wasting time. I once was lost and never found. You walked away. You left me scared. Lifeless from the ceiling fan. You cut me down. You saved my life. I couldn’t kill me if I tried. Exploding hearts don’t beat the same. One million drops of pouring rain. When they’re gone you’ll carry on. You won’t remember me at all. Exploding hearts don’t beat the same. One million tears fall from your face. When they’re gone you’ll carry on. You won’t remember me at all. You brought me back, back from the grave and I don’t know how to behave. I lost control of all I had. Nothing matters when you’re dead. Slipping down, losing my grip. I lash out from this sinking ship. Slipping down, losing my grip. You made me feel alive and you took it all away.
Track Name: Where Were You?
Growing up I felt so alone living in this house that never was my home. You always pushed me around. Left surviving on scraps. And all I wanted was attention. Is that too much to ask? But instead you went running around I had to fend for myself. Left my mark on the world. Put my nose to the ground. Just to find my way back in this run down town. Not that it matters to either one of us now, I just have to ask, “Where were you?” When I was in my teens I was an angry, young pup. I had to scratch and bite my way and never reaching the top. You’re always barking at me. Now it’s time that I fought back. I left that house forever and I never, ever looked back. I went running around. I had to fend for myself. Left my mark on the world. Put my nose to the ground. Made a name for myself in this run down town. Not that it matters to either one of us now, I just have to ask,
“Where were you?”
They said you’d be there for me, but you wanted other things. Sorry that I’m such a burden. Sorry that I wasn’t worthy. They said you’d be there for me, but you wanted other things. Sorry that I’m such a burden. Sorry I wasn’t worthy of your love.
Track Name: Goodnight Moon
Lying here all alone just staring at the ceiling and I know that you know that I know that you know I can’t stand this feeling. I’m thinking too much again. Still waiting for the phone to ring. I haven’t slept much since you left. Not that I did before, but it’s getting worse now that I’ve started drinking...I still remember the way you said I don’t love you anymore, but you gotta do what you gotta do. I always wanted you to be happy. I forgot to say with me. It’s 3 a.m. again, and I’m out in the cold. Still waiting for you to say to come home. But those are just cliches sung by Danny A. The nights that I miss you are the ones that I hate myself the most. You’re not the girl I fell in love with, but I’m still in love with your ghost. I still remember the way you said I don’t love you anymore, but you gotta do what you gotta do. I always wanted you to be happy. I forgot to say with me. “You need to move on. I don’t love you anymore. You should probably move out. Hey spaceman, there’s the door. I’m so much happier when you’re not around. I’m moving on the very second that you walk out.” I still remember the way you said I don’t love you anymore but you gotta do what you gotta do. I always wanted you to be happy. I forgot to say with me.
Track Name: Revolt
Wake up (wake up) Do you hear the boots marching through town? Wake up (wake up) The sirens blaring. Air raid. Move underground. Stand up (stand up) Don’t let them take you with out a fight. Sing out (sing out) Let them hear your battle cry! Line up (line up) They’re gonna count you one by one. Line up (line up) Control the population with a gun. Turn ‘round (turn ‘round) The cowards shoot you in the back. Stay down (stay down) Hide for now, but soon we attack! I said I’d never let you down. I said I’d never let you leave my side. I made promises I couldn’t keep. Until the day you died! This war was never ours to fight. Win or lose it all ends tonight. My brothers, my sisters, my family, this is our last stand. If we give up now they’ll take it all until there’s nothing left of this. So hug your neighbors, kiss your loved ones. Say goodbye my friends. Win or lose we can’t give up. Tonight this war will end!
Track Name: They're Coming
Moonlight shining blood red moon tonight. You’ve got that blood lust in your eye. She’s one of them. She’s an infected. Brain food for the masses. Aim for the head. You can’t trust anyone you meet. Undead wreaking havoc in the street. One shot to make it out alive. Stick together through the night and we survive. Zombies want your brains. Shooting the dead heads. Run, run as fast as you can. They’re gonna eat your brains young man. Keep your voice down. Get to the safe house. Keep your voices down. Keep your voices down. I don’t want to die this way. I just want to see the light of day. Zombies want your brains. Shooting the dead heads. Dead. They want your brains.
Track Name: I Don't Want To
Dad said take out the trash and I don’t want to. Mom said clean up your room and I don’t want to. Grandma said stop cussing at me and I don’t want to. Don’t tell me to do anything that I don’t want to. You couldn’t make me if you tried ha ha So just move on with your life ha ha Alarm says get up and go to work and I don’t want to. Red light tells me to stop and I don’t want to. Cops says to pull over and I don’t want to. Wipe that grin off your face and I don’t want to. Neighbor said turn that shit down and I don’t want to. Girlfriend said get out of town and I don’t want to. You said stop laughing at me and I don’t want to. Don’t tell me to play one more song cause I don’t want to. I don’t want to. I don’t want to. K.
Track Name: Chicago
Do you remember haunting my dreams? Do you remember watching me tear at the seams? And you’ve taken, you take everything. Why are you running from me? All that I loved was burning away in front of me. In the heat of the night I hear you calling my name. The White City has lured you astray! Don’t go from me...Under the starry night I pray to nothing in the sky. Why couldn’t you have tried? Why couldn’t I have tried? All that’s left are memories that make me wanna take my own fucking life. I’ve said my last goodbye...
Track Name: Anarchy on the Other Side
Have you ever woke up dead inside? Wondering why the hell you’re still alive. Every breath it just burns in your lungs and you want the world to just fall away. It’s a little different for me
(oh oh) I’ve been wandering for years you see (oh oh) There’s nothing after death. Rejected by the rest. Alone for eternity. I never thought that I could die. So stubborn I ran away from the light. I don’t play by your rules. I don’t follow all the lies. Anarchy on the other side has left me incorporeal. You can’t imagine how this feels. Suffocating loneliness so cold inside. When your heartbeat stops all that you can remember is what it’s like to be alive.
Track Name: I Surrender
A fairy tale stuck on repeat. Delirious from lack of sleep. Open the curtain, shed some light in to avoid. Fought so hard to close my eyes. Impending peril climaxing. I’m here alone tonight. Drenched in sweat. Tossed and turned. All these things that I have learned amount to nothing in the realm of the dead. Can’t see straight. Speech is slurred. I’m tired of these drunken blurbs. Just come to bed. Forget about today. Oh so beautifully grotesque. And all the rest is history. It’s hard to fall asleep when your whole life you’ve been dreaming. Fought so hard to chase this goose. Now only praying for a noose, but no one’s there, no one’s listening. No one’s listening to me. I haven’t slept in weeks. Motion sick from counting sheep. I surrender. Seeing faces in the dark. An ocean full of sharks. I surrender.