Nothing is Leaving

by Big-Hearted Robot

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released January 14, 2014

Produced and Recorded by BIG-HEARTED ROBOT
Mixed by JAY ROTHMAN at MIRRORTONE STUDIOS; New York, NY
Mastered by CARL SAFF at CARL SAFF MASTERING; Chicago, IL

Additional Recording by YONI BENYAMINI and ADAM BOESE on tracks 5, 10, 11


BIG-HEARTED ROBOT is
ADAM BARITO vocals, bgvs, guitars, bass, synths, melodica, shaker, theremin, claps
BOBB BARITO drums & percussion, theremin, kazoo, glockenspiel, tape feedback, synths, claps

ADDITIONAL MUSICIANS
DANIEL JONES bass on tracks 1, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11
MAI HITOTSUYANAGI violin on track 1, bgvs on track 2
RYAN BUCHANAN horn arrangements, trombone on tracks 5, 11
JENNY NELSON trumpet on tracks 5, 11
KEITH CURBOW saxophone on tracks 5, 11
RACHEL FREEDMAN-DOAN bgvs on track 5

Art by MIKE CHESLIK

All lyrics by Adam Barito © 2014
All music by BIG-HEARTED ROBOT © 2014

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Big-Hearted Robot Washington, D.C.

Singer/songwriter, Adam Barito, and percussionist, Bobb Barito, are brothers. Separate, they are just humans. Together, they are Big-Hearted Robot -- an electronic/alternative/experimental pop duo.

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Track Name: Set Fire
Set fire to your heart
It’s just now that I can’t stop feeling, that you leave
Track Name: Falling For You
The folds in my sheets in the place where I sleep
And it was probably a mistake to have you so close
To my bed, because I heard what you said
And I hardly could care now

It would not be a problem, and I’d probably still have gone
It’s just when I think that I worry
We hurried quite quickly, put pressure directly
On a scrape open air could have healed much more gently

Who did you think I could be?
Who were you wanting from me?

I might be falling for you
I think that I might be falling for you
I might be falling for you
So scared that I might be falling for you


Turn all the lights on right after your gone
Because I’ve got to fill the room with something
But tomorrow I’ll call to make sure that it all
Doesn’t fuck with your head

It would not be a problem, and I’d probably still have gone
It’s just when I think that I worry
We hurried quite quickly, put pressure directly
On a scrape open air could have healed much more gently

Who did you think I could be?
Who were you wanting from me?

I might be falling for you
I think that I might be falling for you
I might be falling for you
So scared that I might be falling for you
Track Name: Fleeting
Before I leave, I grasp your hand
And with it I feel safe, relieved
Now I drive, and oh I have
No worries I will fall asleep

Your graceful face is all but keeping me from flying
I want you to know what you could mean
I am patient, I’m not fleeting
You check my heart, it’s wildly beating

I cannot speak, so I’ll sing this song
My voice will shake, I will get lost
I’m nervous as Hell I’ll forget the words
But I hope to God I get my point across

At some point, I’ll have to be OK with what you’re losing
And I will hope your gains are worth my independence
I will pray for you, fingers crossed behind my back for me

I hear but you listen
Please share my opinion
Oh dear, I’m falling behind

I am still waiting
I’m bending, I’m breaking
Oh love, I’m falling behind

Your graceful face is all but keeping me from flying
I want you to know what you could mean
I am patient, I’m not fleeting
You check my heart, it’s wildly beating
Track Name: Complications From Living
He was the one, who in the corner of his eye
He kept her safely moving, while quietly trying
To show her it was always him she was always needing
But he wouldn’t complain about bleeding again

No, he wouldn’t complain about bleeding again
There was too much advice from too many friends
With all the attention from everyone else but her


Prideful anger, how could you not miss losing my imperfection?
My heart of degenerate bliss (and slow breathing)
Nothing is leaving, I’m full of monotonous air
Dying trust in your filth, breathe me ill and I will faint (complications from living)

All you are giving are headaches
And this is how my chest breaks, broken (still beating)
My heart is a stage, and it’s open (still bleeding)
Wage your war dear, but please be pleading

For your heart to match my tempo
For your pulse to match my beat

Throwing caution to your wind
I’m seeing the ease of crashing and burning
Throwing caution to your wind
And you blow me down
And you blow me down
Yeah you blow me down


So it ends with him breathing too quickly
And briefly deciding he’s done, he won’t wait anymore
But he does, and for once he’d prefer that his fronts could break way
By way of some apathy, instead in his head
As he jumps for the bed with the caring, and the feeling
Too much in the beating place that is
Overdressed in his chest, with the sarcastic wit and a grin made of plastic

Now I’m talking to you, do you think that your pulse
Could it match my...
Could your pulse ever match my beat?

Throwing caution to your wind
I’m seeing the ease of crashing and burning
Throwing caution to your wind
And you blow me down
And you blow me down
Yeah you blow me down

He was the one, who in the corner of his eye
He kept her safely moving, while quietly trying
To show her it was always him she was always needing
But he wouldn’t complain about bleeding again
Track Name: Might Love
The girl with the brown eyes and perfect face that
Burns when she smiles, she’ll stay for a while
But she might not know it

She might not realize that this childlike nervousness
Oh it runs deeper than I’d like to admit, but that’s it, I won’t worry

Since we actually met
We left nothing to creeping
But we crept along, crept along quickly at best

Since we actually leapt
We left nothing to creeping
So let’s move along, move along
I think quickly is best

I might love if you stay
I might love if you stay
I might love if you never move


Heels over my head, and I’ve hardly just seen her
I’m hours away, but I hope in a day she’d monopolize my time

And I’m falling too fast, I think that I’m asking
For a kick to the face, but there’s no time to waste, and I hardly could care now

Since we actually met
We left nothing to creeping
But we crept along, crept along quickly at best

Since we actually leapt
We left nothing to creeping
So let’s move along, move along
I think quickly is best

I might love if you stay
I might love if you stay
I might love if you never move

Since we actually leapt, we left nothing to creeping
We left nothing to chance
And since we actually met, we've done a lot less sleeping
But that's alright by me

I might love if you stay
I might love if you stay
I might love if you never move
Track Name: Wish You Were the One
Today I found a note in my car
It said “I Love You”
I cried the whole way home

Love, I wish I knew when I should stop
I wish you were the one, but you’re not

Maybe I should wait
I could come back around
I want to still love you
I’m not sure I know how

Love, I wish I knew when I could stop
I wish you were the one, but you’re not
I wish you were the one, but you’re not
Track Name: 20's
We’ve been clinging to the phone for 10 months now
But tonight when I climb into bed, I know I’m alone

I guess I decided my 20's are for being alone
But I still wish you’d fight it
Because I’d hate to see me have to see you go
Love, we’re now alone

We've been sinking like a stone
I think you followed me down
But tonight as I fight every word
I'm letting you know

I guess I decided my 20's are for being alone
But I still wish you’d fight it
Because I’d hate to see me have to see you go

Set fire to your heart

I guess I decided my 20's are for being alone
But I still wish you’d fight it
Because I’d hate to see me have to see you go
Track Name: More of You
So it’s set then, you’ll jet set then
A week from the day that we met
But before then, you’ll restore some
Of the brighter thoughts in my head

Could I see you tomorrow?
We’ve got to hurry if we’re gonna borrow
The lines and the plots where somebody leaves in the end

You creep into my bed
Then you crawl into my head

I got to get through to you
You know I can’t waste a day
I’ve got to have more of you
Baby why can’t you stay?


So it's best then, we'll repress then
Every hope, every word 'til you've left
But before then, you'll restore some of the brighter thoughts in my head

I won't see you tomorrow
So we've got to hurry if we're going to follow
The thin lines in your veins
With the heat that we'll need to pretend

You creep into my head
Then you crawl into my bed
I said you crawl on into my bed

I got to get through to you
You know I can’t waste a day
I’ve got to have more of you
Baby why can’t you stay?
Track Name: Guilt In My Dreams
I'm glad you're still here
And I can still see
I set fire to your heart
And I watched you bleed
I'm glad you're still here

She probably won't leave
Leave him for me
So you're safe for a while
Or as close as you'll be

There's still a lot of guilt in my dreams for you
For you, love it's for you
There's still a lot of guilt in my dreams for you
For you, love it's for you

I'm glad you're still here
But your body it still reads
Of the fire that caught hard
But never caught up with me
I'm glad you're still here

We both know I'll leave, eventually
But you're safe for a while
With your hopes on my sleeve

There's still a lot of guilt in my dreams for you
For you, love it's for you
There's still a lot of guilt in my dreams for you
For you, love it's for you

I'm glad you're still here
I'm glad you're still here, and I watched you bleed
I'm so glad you're still here
If it had to be here, then I'm glad you're with me
But I'm feeling the pull with no fight left to speak
It had to be here with your hopes on my sleeve
There's still a lot of guilt in my dreams
Track Name: Everything Will Change
There’s still a lot of your things living in my place
Too many instances of your face framed nicely for me to see
Pretty pictures, but too many outbreaks
Of remembering you and me

I’m not fine, but I’ll be alright
If you leave my head and heart tonight
You know I wish that things could stay
But everything will change