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Three Pieces Of My Heart

from battleplan by Bella Hardy

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    Winner: Best Singer BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014 Bella Hardy's new studio album battleplan, the brooding follow-up to the award winning Songs Lost & Stolen. On battleplan, traditional ballads are re-imagined from a female perspective, and personal experiences are reflected against fairy tales and folklore. Allowing the old and the new to mingle more than on previous albums, Bella has chosen to record some of her favourite traditional songs; songs which would be familiar to many had they not undergone a fair amount of repurposing, amalgamating and, in some cases, entire tune transplants – as is essential to the folk process. In Hardy's hands, songs some hundreds of years old could've been written yesterday, while those from her own pen have the echoes of history behind them. Of her own songs, Bella says: "I've always snuck bits of my own life into songs - that's just the way I write. But in the past I've altered it enough so it's no longer about me. I don't feel the need to turn songwriting into my therapy, although I enjoy it in others. But on this album I've been more honest, which I don't regret." Produced by Mattie Foulds (responsible for recordings by Karine Polwart, Alasdair Roberts, Lau and many more), Bella is backed on battleplan by her band The Midnight Watch, featuring the top drawer talents of Mattie himself on drums, Anna Massie on guitar & banjo, Angus Lyon on keys & accordion, and James Lindsay on bass.

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Traditional music is full of warning songs concerning unfaithful lovers (see Through Lonesome Woods). This is mine.

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I buried you down, I buried you deep deep down
I buried you down, I buried you deep deep down
I buried you down
Now my heart is in three pieces

The smallest of the three
Is trapped inside of me
A tiny shard that rattles where the whole thing used to be

The second follows you
As you drink through the town
And knows of every dark eyed girl that you parade around

Three pieces of my heart
Three pieces of my heart
Three pieces of my heart
Three pieces of my heart

The last piece wanders lost
But love, that was the cost
The biggest part of my poor heart had no-one left to trust

So a warning take by me
Don't share your love for free
For men will lie as surely as there's salt in the salt sea

Three pieces of my heart
Three pieces of my heart
Three pieces of my heart
Three pieces of my heart

I buried you down, I buried you deep deep down
I buried you down, I buried you deep deep down
Now my heart is in three pieces

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from battleplan, released April 22, 2013
Written by Bella Hardy

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“Brit folk's finest” Mojo Magazine • “Enduringly seductive” The Telegraph • “A fine, no-nonsense interpreter of traditional music and an excellent songwriter” The Guardian • “An aura of sophisti-cation that will win over listeners who never set foot in a folk club” The Sunday Times • “…a shining star in the folk scene’s firmament” fRoots Magazine • “A triumph of folk art-pop” Songlines Magazine ... more

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