Plastic Heart EP

by Joe Kye

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angela This has become one of my favorite albums. It has given me a new appreciation for strings only music. Favorite track: Waiting for Others.
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Plastic Heart is Joe's debut EP.


released January 16, 2012

- All songs composed and performed by Joe Kye
- Recorded and Mixed by Hamilton Boyce
- Mastered by Chris Hanzsek
- Album designed by Danielle Troy-Stuart
- Created with funding from the Overlake School's Wharton Faculty Grant



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Joe Kye Sacramento, California

Joe Kye is an American singer-songwriter. Born in Seoul, Korea, Joe immigrated to the States at the age of six. Initially trained in classical music, Joe began to explore different genres as a teen, exploring jazz, blues, folk, and rock music in Seattle. Joe plays violin, guitar, mandolin. His work has been compared to Andrew Bird, Nick Drake, and Grizzly Bear. He now resides in Sacramento, CA. ... more


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Track Name: Plastic Heart
Plastic Heart

Pictures of shadows encased in neatly arranged squares
Spinning my head—let the needle drop
Why did we fail?
Tugging at a plastic heart
Isn’t it so hard
Isn’t it so hard
Those flowers are bright as the stars in your eyes;
they make me puke.
Its leaves cut a gash in the grass and I refuse
To go home with you
What have I to lose
What have I to lose
I fell down the stairs on my way to the store;
I’m out of bread
A polka-dot bird with a bum right knee asked,
“Hey, are you dead?”
I said, “No, but take my hand,
Mutter a plea—a prayer for me.”
The bird—he said to me, “Life—
It isn’t for free. So come follow me
And drink from this cup of misery.
Leave me here for dead.”