Study of Love

from by Mark Schirmacher

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A romp. Every line in this song is somebody I know. I've met the man who bought the gun. I've let the baby cry through the night. I've watched the flames of the fields burning after harvest time. Love is gentle, love is kind. But love will cut off an arm to save the man.


Study of Love

Love makes people do crazy things
make you buy a gun, it’ll make you buy a ring
make you pick a headstone or a parakeet that sings

Love let the baby cry in the dead of night
sometimes throws a punch and sometimes throws the fight
love make the jailor pay a visit to the judge
love, give that envelope a nudge

Now, men in this world wrap their hearts in steel
liquor, lines, and pages trying not to feel
but somewhere in a blanket, a shivering memory
the seed of love was planted in you and in me

Love mends fences and presses grapes to wine
torches the earth after harvest time
cuts to the bone just to save another breath
love ain’t afraid of a mess


from Losing Things, track released September 13, 2019
Mark Schirmacher - vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica
Michael McGarthwaite - electric guitar
Kelley Lima - drums
Christian Andrews - bass, electric guitar
Carrie Boberg - vocals
Adam Kiesling - resophonic guitar, banjo
Kirsten Endrud - violin

Recorded at Winterland Studios, Minneapolis, Minnesota
November 2018 - March 2019

Produced by Christian Andrews and Mark Schirmacher
Recorded, Engineered, and Mixed by Christian Andrews
Assistant Engineering by Zachary Schilling and Kosh
Mastered by Bruce Templeton at Microphonic Mastering, Minneapolis, Minnesota

All songs written by Mark Schirmacher ©2019 CATINABOX (ASCAP)


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