Heart is Money

by mikO Tolliver

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The debut album of post-retro Electro-pop singer-songwriter and guitarist mikO Tolliver.

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released September 11, 2012

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mikO Tolliver San Francisco, California

mikO Tolliver is an Electro-pop, Indie guitar player and songwriter from California. Her musical sound is post - retro Indie – pop with lyrical prose. She blends a skeleton of guitar chords and riffs with synthesized sounds and beats ranging from experimental and Ska influences to driving rhythm. Her debut album, “Heart is Money,” is influenced by like Jamiroquai, Jeff Buckley and Portishead. ... more

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Track Name: Easy Giving Runs Out
Only manics complain
Insecure for nothing
Feeling helpless
But warm arms are the cure
To search and find
Once in a life
To search for mine
And alter-ego
She loved who you are
To pay attention
The work meant for two
I can't decide
Which one to mind
Ego or I

But as the chance falls through
I wish he'd heal me too
There's a dim-lit room where I was once a cup in love
I've just been sampled and passed on through

But easy giving runs out

I'm such a fool of the heart
I just may not know
A type of selfish
The worst of its kind
It could have been
You came and went
I had love again

But it could be us so
If the gamble girl
I'm a hurt little girl although the years go pass and change
You break my heart and then forget me too

But easy giving runs out

Reminded of a man
Who acts like a boy
I seem to always know
A friend but a dog
I give in

Easy Giving Runs Out
Track Name: Virgin's Veil
Don't take your fingers off the place that makes the snaps
Cuz you might have to go right back right back right back
From where you once ran away
If you truly hate it, gonna rue the day
You might have to go repeat your favorite place of pain

You're gonna miss it
Your sado-side longs to be held as well
You're gonna wanna get it
Passion's just a trick waiting in a Virgin's Veil

Take the sugar out your pipe
It just leads to bad news
Reaping too sweet what you sow will only leave clues
That your outside life is a fake
A veil you try to wear to hide you been played
Scattered but you're found by a sniff of what you split too ways

You're gonna miss it
Your sado-side longs to be held as well
You're gonna wanna get it
Passion's just a trick waiting in a Virgin's Veil

Yeah, You're gonna miss it
Your sado-side longs to be held as well
You're gonna wanna get it
Passion's just a trick waiting in a Virgin's Veil

A Virgin's Veil
Waiting in a Virgin's Veil
Track Name: Boys vs Girls
On my face
I wear a paint
Like a player at war
Into a smoking mile of thieves
Who can take me on no more

(I do it all the time)
Not a girl to use you up
So appealing
But a tricky catch she is
Gullible and grieving

Such a beautiful mirage it seems
Get what you want and turn it into what you need
Bless his little heart that poor thing
Plays them games to hide the truth that he is boring

(I do it all the time)
Level the ground
'Til you see it
You're a lover dumb
But you feel

I just want to be your girlfriend
He thinks the same
But you're too beautiful to love him
If you only knew
She'd be your dream girl beauty
Stay on the chase
How hard are you willing to pursue me

Again and again
Steady fast in a boy in heart

It's the games that we play
That keep all the moments away
I like you but I just can't say
It scares me that rejection awaits

(I do it all the time)
When it's boys vs girls
Boys vs Girls

Would you have me as your boyfriend
Does he make the grade?
No wonder boys lie to make you love them
Already made her choice
She wants you for her lover
It's just the things you say
Sweet but do you tell them to another

Boys vs Girls
Yeah it's boys vs girls 2x

Turn the right key
An open vault is a girl in heart
Track Name: Unlocked but Unsure
Once
I was unlocked but unsure
You could see
Right through
Hide
Was a feeling I got
You talked it down
We didn't get very far

Feeling Unlocked but unsure
Unlocked but unsure

And then again
My dreams darkest and warm
I want to fly
Like it's for real going on
In due time
I'm gonna show me to you
Cuz I'm a flunkie and sorry pretender

Unlocked
but Unsure
Unlocked
but Unsure

When I'm alone
I go back down on your lane
And warp the good parts out
To keep me now
They're fake and unclean
But always real warm
I have regrets
About not doing more
Track Name: Heart is Money
A heart is a heart but you cannot feed
Just on anything
'Less you want in your whole
Body a mark or a scent they leave
Love you nothing free
Heart is money and need

Miss you holding me in your big dumb arms
Pull me down if you stay 'round too long
But an anchor does weigh in its comfort
Take hook to take me home

Wet and secret to savor by nature
Sell you off if the feeling gets old
To love your money's to marry your taker
Or pay your own way and go it alone

Do your sugar til it leaves me twitching
Hide alone in a room to calm down
Junk and pay you in paper or sweet pics
To float out and about
All around town

Broken ladies are dimed legal pushing
Sorted out early on from the fold
Bid a hire to make your night mother
Favored out by the warmth that she holds
But I'm a dancer
Light air boy selector
Worth a penny of wishes and dreams
Leave your words to a stricter companion
I'm a radiant flash captured need

Nothing special to make like your first time
Be the start of many to come
Love is broken
A green stone, a faker
Have you the money to make it your own

Yeah he loves you in body
But you'll one day get old
So heart is money
My heart is worth money
And I am paid for, taken and sold

A little bird in your picture
Looking on me to fly its way home
Heart is money
But I'll let you love for free
Just don't let nobody know

It's in love
It's in love
Track Name: Lazy, Rich and in Love
I want to dance
Make it to the show
Never think
And inconsistent man's by the door
And I hardly know a soul
But I'm primped and good to go

A pair of boots
To take me home again
To where I lay
And my sheets we'll make a friend
But when I rise
Are you there to learn my name
Or next night all again

Once I chased a heart away
Now I sit I long to be
Lazy, rich and in love

But love will do
Love will do
Love will do

I like to dream
I'm no longer on the wait
And every no
Wants to make amends
But gone away
And deaf to all my past
Who beg for me at last

When I return
I work to see the day
Changed to green
Like my pockets and my place
And if I want
I'd never have to say
Throw the cheap ones all away

When my love left i cried all day
But now I sit I long to be
Lazy, rich and in love

But love will do
Love will do
Love will do

I want a chance to come take me away
When I return I'm going to be
Lazy, rich and in love

Lazy, rich and in love

But love will do
Love will do
Love will do
Track Name: Whatevs & Whatever
It gets so hard to wait
To know how it's gonna end up
I feel pitied like a tramp
Cuz I hear I'm quite obvious
At catching cold water
And all of your shenanigans

But still
They tell me it's one of those things
Build it and he might come
searching for me
Whatevs & Whatever

It gets me all hot
Like an unspoken beat
Throw back in my face
And no ships do I know
Just time and its ticks
What was I using for thinking

Baby but still
They tell me it's one of those things
Build it and he might come
Looking for me

Whatevs & Whatever

Whatevs & Whatever

Don't be afraid that I'm gonna get you all hot
And turn
To throw on you cold water

Whatevs
Whatever

We can be whatevs
Whatever
Track Name: My Word
My word
Erodes but holds its ground
Against shaking
And pushing up against

All that's ever really been til now
Is aloof in retrospect but meaning well

I could be better
But I'm good enough
If you believe it
Good I meant
Said well and read direct

All that's ever really been til now
Is aloof in retrospect but meaning well
All that's ever really been til now
Is understand but it misconnects so it don't sell

I'm out
Steady No's
Good too late
Halfway out
My words
Timely ticking on repeat

All that's ever really been til now
Is aloof in retrospect but meaning well
All that's ever really been til now
Is understand but it misconnects so it don't sell
All that's ever really been til now
is a a highballing effect of kiss and tell

But I call it my word
Those are my words
My word
My word
Track Name: Rollercoaster
I suppose we dream
Follow all notions like fools in the making
Wherever we go
Whatever we need
Those know us as lovers but treat us like thieves
I'm gonna hitch my ride there with you
You can wet touch me

Coast me
Rollercoast me
Catch me from falling

She dreamed of a kiss
Arms holding free
(but it never ends how you want it to)

Coast me
Rollercoast me
Catch me from falling

Alone by herself
Rooted in games cuz you're vain
Rooted in games cuz you're vain

(I don't want you)
Track Name: Nostalgic Shipwreck
I still pine for you
In the most lingering of ways
I bet the sound of your voice
Would take me back, back, way back
But I just go on in my babble
Like I do now, doing right now
But every once in a while
I go a dollar short, day late and outspoke

For replacing those parts of nostalgia
That recall you as a do right
Yeah your high comes without you
So let's remember that your ship go down

Sometimes I get discombobulated
My mouth could write a check your ass can't cash
You got a slide in your name
Could it make me really go, no I can't go
For one reason or another
Details so complex while the said can be same
But just one can be enough
Remember back a sucker when or maintain

Replacing those parts of nostalgia
That recall you as a do right
Yeah your high comes without you
So let's remember that your ship go down

By replacing those parts of nostalgia
That recall you as a do right
Yeah your high comes without you
So let's remember that your ship go down

I still pine for you
I still pine for you
Track Name: Mechanics
Tick - Tock - Tick
Crank your mechanics
Tick - Tock - Tick
Crank your mechanics

The mechanics in your brain
They circle like so
They are copper
They are silver
But don't nobody know
'Less you pop in
And you see it
Spinning round and round
But be careful when you see it
The sight don't bring you down

Tick - Tock - Tick
Crank your mechanics
Tick - Tock - Tick
Crank your mechanics

When it gets black
I'm escaping
It goes pink
And I'm feeling held
All that madness
Is the beauty
Beholding the mind in swells
And paranoia is a presence
Tensing and holding and true
But like I told you
If you can avoid it
That's a thought you should follow on through

(Caution, warning, overload)

Tick - Tock - Tick
Crank your mechanics
Tick - Tock - Tick
Crank your mechanics

If you're thinking broken
Congratulations
You just might be out on your way
All that saneness is a crazy
Cracking like screws made of clay
And often it pressures
And tempts cuz it's faking
Kinking the work passing through
Go and crank you mechanics with what gets it popping
And know how your insides make do

Tick - Tock - Tick
Crank your mechanics
Tick - Tock - Tick
Crank your mechanics
(repeat)