This Longing Heart

by Dusty Grant

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dominicwilliams86 This track is a masterclass in acoustic busking. The vocals are a perfect accompaniment to this one, it really has a driving rhythm to it. I will definitely be replaying this one and hope to hear more from Dusty in the future.
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Malika Dahl Dusty Grant’s dark grungy sound is accompanied by lyrics, that intertwine easily with the melody. His slightly whiny voice is adding to the dark atmosphere of the song. Stories about desperation and aspiration flow through the song, leading the listener to an uneasy passage into Dusty Grant’s music, where there is “no escape but I’m not sure I want to”.
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Joshua Smotherman Dusty has a knack for memorable melodies, strong hooks and creating intense songs with just an acoustic guitar. The driving acoustic guitar and Dusty’s soulful, grungy vocals create an atmosphere guaranteed to grab your attention and keep you listening until the song ends.
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jendan Singer-songwriter Dusty Grant has fronted metal and hard rock bands in the past and he brings that power and the passion to his solo acoustic project.
"This Longing Heart" may be sonically stripped down and lo-fi, but Grant brings complex lyrics, heartfelt emotion, and his restlessly strummed acoustic guitar chops to the fore.
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This song is one of the first that I wrote entirely. It is very dear to me as it is about a subject that hits very close to home. I wrote it when I was struggling a bit personally and writing music kind of pulled me out of a funk. Hope you enjoy it.

lyrics

How could I? How could I step back from what's mine?
It all just takes time.
Why would they expect me to stop?
They don't know.
Why should I? Why should I invest in this lie?
This wrong we deny.
Acceptance won't help me relax, no.

Following the path of most resistance.
Bludgeoning this life of mine to death.
No escape and I'm not sure I'd want to.
I push on until there's nothing left.

In a world, filled with boundaries.
In these days filled with doubts.
In this heart filled with longing.
I am figuring it out.

How could I? How could I step back from what's mine?
It all just takes time.
Acceptance won't help me relax, yeah.

Following the path of most resistance.
Bludgeoning this life of mine to death.
No escape and I'm not sure I'd want to.
I push on until there's nothing left.

In a world, filled with boundaries.
In these days filled with doubts.
In this heart filled with longing.
I am figuring it out.

Following the path of most resistance.
Bludgeoning this life of mine to death.
No escape and I'm not sure I'd want to.
I push on until there's nothing left.

In a world, filled with boundaries.
In these days filled with doubts.
In this heart filled with longing.
I am figuring it out.

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released February 19, 2017
Written and performed by Dusty Grant

Recorded by Jason Catlett at Magnitude Creative (Wichita, KS)

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Dusty Grant Wichita, Kansas

Dusty Grant is an American singer-songwriter and musician from Omaha, Nebraska. He has been writing, recording, and performing original music for 17 years. Getting his start fronting metal and hard rock bands, Grant has most recently shifted gears to his solo work writing dark acoustic songs with grunge influence. Grant released his debut single, "This Longing Heart" independently on 2/17/2017. ... more

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