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The Bilinda Butchers "HEAVEN" is a soundtrack set to the diary by Nakajima Ume, a young woman who lived in Japan from 1836 to 1864. The diary's entries catalog her catastrophic marriage to a cruel nobleman, and her later introduction to a young, idealistic poet whose expressions of sympathy inspire her to escape from her unfortunate circumstances. When her friendship with the poet is discovered, Ume is sent away to a distant village, where she falls into a deep depression and eventually learns of the poet’s death. Though the news of the poet’s death initially disturbs Ume, she soon discovers within herself a new sense of clarity and motivation. Her diary ends with a final pronouncement: she will drown herself in order to reunite with her fallen lover.

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released July 15, 2014

The Bilinda Butchers - "Heaven"
Based on the story written by Michal Palmer and Michelle Yoon
Read at thebilindabutchers.com

The Bilinda Butchers are:
Michal Palmer: Vocal, Guitar, Synth,Bass
Adam Honingford: Vocal, Guitar, Bass
Ryan Wansley: Drums

Produced & Mixed by Lukas Untersteiner & Michal Palmer
Engineered by Lukas Untersteiner, Michal Palmer & Jonah Strauss
Mixed at Shipwreck Studios in Oakland, California
Mastered by Chris Hanzsek in Seattle, Washington
Art by Megumi Tsuji (tsujimegumi.net)
Art Editing by Brian Vu

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The Bilinda Butchers are a dream pop group based in San Francisco who take their name from My Bloody Valentine guitarist and early inspiration, Bilinda Butcher. The group experiments with genre-blending and dramatic themes to create sprawling, cinematic music.

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Track Name: Ume
あなたを愛しております
生涯かけて、 
あなた様だけを愛しております
今、あなたのもとへ参ります

x2
Baby when I dream of you
Kiss my cheeks like you used to 
Because everything I do, do
I do it for you, you 

And ever since you went away
I cry so hard, I hope and I pray
That you'll come back to me 
Just for one more day 

x3
Baby when I dream of you
Kiss my cheeks like you used to 
Because everything I do, do
I do it for you, you 

I will see you beneath the falls
二人がもう一度契る場所
Track Name: Less Than
Looking for reasons to call you 
I just want to hear you say
That you're okay, yeah, you're okay
At least a couple times a day

Still feel sick before I see you
Even though it’s been a while
But when you open the door and you look at me
It fades away and I can smile

How can you ever feel sorry?
(How can you ever feel?)
How can you ever love me?
(How can you ever love?)
How can you ever feel less than what you should be?
Less than what you should be

And did you think I was pretending
When I said you were divine?
I'm full of worthless thoughts but even so
To you I'd never lie
So when you want to tell me secrets 
With tears in your lovely eyes
I'll try to comfort you make you feel okay
But on the inside I could die

How can you ever feel sorry?
(How can you ever feel?)
How can you ever love me?
(How can you ever love?)
How can you ever feel less than what you should be?
Less than what you should be
Track Name: Old Style Amami
In this small garden
The wind whispers sweetly
Humming softly with the sound of insects
How fondly I shall look
On the person who will come today
Track Name: Shadow Beat
So youth's the time to be lighthearted 
Look up at me and don't be startled 
By what you see
I spent some time feeling so lonely 
I was sure that was the only
Way I could feel 

But now you're here and I am finding 
Little things have me smiling 
When I'm with you

I won't say it's easy to be 
The kind of boy I think you need
Life is shorter than you think
So I hope you'll spend some time with me 

That you chose me was a surprise 
But either way it feels nice
To hold your hand 
I won't believe every word you say 
But I’ll listen close in my own way
Just for you 

I'm older now than I was those days
The past like a shadow slips away
But I wont forget 

I won't say it's easy to be 
The kind of boy I think you need
Life is shorter than you think
So I hope you'll spend some time with me 
Track Name: Golden House ft. Sarah Psalti
And now that it's over I can feel free
To say all the things that you have done to me
Because I have a boy who loves to sing me songs
With tender heart I know that I've been all along 

White flowers wilt when I would see his face 
Abandoned dreams of love to find their place 
With every bruise endured I would think of you 

And I know I can't break down 
I can't break down 
To build, to build, to build
To build this Golden House 

I pray, I pray, I pray to Heaven 
Come back, to me, my tears are hidden 
To build, to build
To build this Golden House 

And I know I can't break down 
I can't break down 
Track Name: New Style Akashi
In my endless grieving 
When I am pulled to the bottom of the rivers waters
How sad I shall still wander
Even then not knowing our fate 
Track Name: The Lovers' Suicide
With graying clouds watching over me 
Oh, I cannot, I cannot breathe 
Your pale face behind bars, my heart sinks 
Sold to this house for the use of men 
Oh, your young heart, I wish I could mend 
But instead, I'll pretend, I'll pretend 

So close your eyes, close your eyes 
'Cause in our dreams, in our dreams 
In our dreams 
Lovers' suicide 

With last sen in pocket I turn to you 
A painted rain dragon, the scent of bamboo 
Sake drips from your lips when you say, 
When you say our love is true 
So where do we go? Where do we go? 
Like a flower, I can't bloom in the snow 
We can't hide, we can't grow 

So close your eyes, close your eyes 
'Cause in our dreams, in our dreams 
In our dreams 
Lovers' suicide
Track Name: Tanka ft. Lamp
長からむ
心もしらず
黒髪の


みだれてけさは
物をこそ思へ

Cold like snow, dying eyes
Laying beside you one last time
I turn to the north and close my eyes
Praying for rain 
And all along I knew one day that you would leave
And now the final night in front of me
So speak no words to me tonight
Leave no trace behind 

‘Cause I can't be the one to watch you 
‘Cause if you go I'll follow you 

And every single dawn that passes I pray for your return 
Thirteen months have taken you this golden house won't burn
And if I could believe that you would return to me
Let's celebrate this house of gold that will not fall from rain
And when the winter passes I will count the months again
Because when they say you're gone
The rain and I are one

‘Cause I can't be the one to watch you
‘Cause if you die I'll follow you 

I feel safe with you
Feel safe
Track Name: Edo Method
If I'm held in your heart 
You can cry on my arm 
If you did all you said
I'll forget that you lied, what you did

All this time out at war
Made us strong, made us poor
But I've gained many things
Clarity, who it brings

On this bed, where I lie
Death’s eyes comfort me 
Your letters, I sent back 
Now it’s your face that I see

I love you more than I ever did
Clarity is my oldest friend 
All the way in the countryside 
Wondered a million things
Like how I could ever love again
But now you'd die with me gracefully
All this time I was looking for 
What was right in front of me

All the way downtown even if they took it from us
By your side, I'll be, when Edo fades away 
Track Name: The River Sumida
And when they find me
I'll be under 
Four tons of water
Soaked down to my bones 

For love
For love
For love
For love

And when they tell her
Will her face change?
From that of a woman 
To the girl I knew

For love 
For love
For love
For love
Track Name: Golden House 2
I know!  もうすぐ、
この水が私をあなたのもとへ運んでくださる
Track Name: Heaven holds a place ft. Harriet Brown
Heaven holds a place for us
Hold on until I turn to dust 
Now I know I’m not afraid 
To learn the truth about your fate
I was running through that old green path
Now I know that you're not coming back
I remember when they told me you were gone 
With tears in my eyes, I move on 

‘Cause when I was alone, I would pretend you were home
Honey, I can feel the moon
And with tears in my eyes 

I won't cry when I die 
(I won't cry when I die)
I won't cry when I die 
(I won't cry when I die)

Now, Heaven holds a place for me 
Soon I'll kiss your lips baby 
And now I know I’m not afraid 
To know my suicide is fate 
A letter for the world I leave 
A dagger for the one I grieve 
And now I know I'm not afraid 
To know my suicide is

Cause' when I was alone
I would pretend you were home
Honey, I can feel the moon
And with tears in my eyes 

I won't cry when I die 
(I won't cry when I die)
I won't cry when I die 
(I won't cry when I die)
Track Name: Heaven
It has become clear why I've spent so many mornings for you to come back.
When the seasons changed, I looked to the north for you arrival. 
Eventually I began to feel at ease just waiting and watching.
Dreaming of seeing your smiling face as you crossed the stream to make your way to hold me once more.
And when you never came, it became clear what I have spent all my days waiting for.
My loyalty and faith brought you back to me.
I’m closer to you.

あなたを愛しております
生涯かけて、 
あなた様だけを愛しております
今、あなたのもとへ参ります