The Human Condition

by Transitory Symphony

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Here is our newest album “The Human Condition”. I hope you will take a listen. The majority of the tunes are about relationships hence the album title. In true Transitory Symphony fashion we do dabble in a variety of subjects & musical styles, for example “Run, Bernie, Run” a tribute to a certain Vermont Senator and “Late night with Sandip” a homage to Tom Haney’s friend tabla player Sandip Burman. There is some blues, beatnik jazz, folk and rock all done with The Transitory Symphony sound.

Tom and I play all of the instruments and do most of the vocal work except on “Hole in the Bucket” where Patrick Heltz handles the singing. The majority of the album was recorded up in Hyde Park at North Picture & Sound. Additional recording was done at Green Mountain Video, Inc. in Williston.

“The Human Condition" is our third Transitory Symphony album and Tom & I feel it is the best one yet. I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we did creating it. Let’s us know if it “shakes you like a tambourine!”

Take Care,
Jim Heltz
Transitory Symphony


released April 19, 2016

Tom Haney: Drums, tabla, flute, keyboard, percussion, harmonica, trumpet & vocals Jim Heltz: Acoustic guitar, electric guitar, slide guitar, bass, harmonica, & vocals Patrick Heltz: Vocal on “Hole in the bucket” Produced, recorded, and engineered by Tom Haney at North Picture & Sound Additional recording by Jim Heltz at Green Mountain Video, Inc. Photos: Tom Haney & Sue Margaret Album design: Jim Heltz 2016(c)Transitory Symphony



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Track Name: The Human Condition
The Human Condition Lyrics & Music by Jim Heltz/Performed by the Transitory Symphony
It's the human condition
Affairs of the heart
The quiver in your voice
When she whispers we must part
And you cry, cry, cry
You ask Why, Why, Why
Then she lies, lies, lies again

You moved out of the house
Found an apartment in town
You fill the place with your stuff
But it feels so empty ‘cause she's not around
And you cry, cry, cry
It's Why, Why, Why
Then its bye, bye, bye again

Be a man and walk a lone
That is what I've been told
Why must a man walk alone
I don't want to walk
I don't want to walk
I don't want to walk alone anymore

She was tired of the rain
She was tired of the snow
You are tired of being alone
This far down the road

So You cry, cry, cry
You shake your head Why, Why, Why
Then you sigh, sigh, sigh again

It's the human condition
The resilient heart
Where there's nothing to pickup
When your whole world falls apart
So You cry, cry, cry
You ask Why, Why, Why
Then you try, try, try, try again