Year Of The Bird (Volume 3)

by Pale Bird

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Little Thing
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After All This Time
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Dental Health
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A Bad Crossword (Slice O' Pi Edit)
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In Visible Cities

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Track Name: Snowmelt
Aurora Australis, slicing through the ice
The first bright spot we’ve had in days
Hazard Orange, like a sunrise
Creeping over your frozen gaze

We’re used to the cold here
So when there’s a storm, it’s not as if we don’t care
But our possessions are all lashed down
Our hatches fully battened
Expecting at least as much as we can bear

The sun hits the mountain
And for a moment it looks like the snow is melting

Let’s not get overexcited
I was born with a silver lining
But I’ve worn that down
I still have hope, and her smarter sisters
Fear and stubborn persistence
Locked up underground

The sun hits the mountain
And for a moment it looks like the snow is melting
We sat down on one cold night with pen and paper and together wrote a list
Of all the things we didn’t need
To make us happy
Until we had no ink or paper
We sat down on one cold night with pen and paper and together wrote a list of all the things we didn’t need
To make us happy
Track Name: Hey Friends, I'm Blowing Into Town
Hey friends, I’m blowing into town
The wind’s coming up and it’s going to get busy
Like a 19th Century Doris Day, like a a gusty Thin Lizzy

And hey, I’ve never been a Mennonite
(He doesn’t dress as well as one)
I just read a book by Miriam Toews
(Sounds like his idea of fun)
Hey friends, I’m blowing into town

Hey friends, I’m coming back next week
And we all know how this is going to go
16 hours of every day set aside for sleep
Which leaves us with a good 8 hours of sitting around at home

And hey, I’ve never been an Anchorite
(He lived in a church for ten years, but anyway)
I wasn’t bricked in, and I left the house
Sometimes once each day
Hey friends, I’m blowing into town

Hey friends, I’m blowing into town
Hey friends, I’m blowing into town
Let me know if you want to walk 10 or 20k
Or hang out in a public park and listen to bats just after dark
Or spend the morning eating hollandaise
Until we fall into a daze
And then we spend the afternoon
Watching Naked and Afraid
Hey friends, I’m blowing into town
Track Name: Remarks Upon Seeing The Milky Way With The Naked Eye
The darkness above the centre of town
This unending halo of rust
I see it within each of us
We’re born from and pass back into this dust

We were only 6 hours sailing from land
When every cloud cleared from the sky
A glowing ravine opened over our heads
The dark at its centre drew every eye

I’m not a sailor
I’m not a sailor
I can’t even swim the Australian crawl
And I think I should warn you, I’m not that kind of doctor
I don’t think you know me at all

So were you there all along
Waiting for us
To turn out the light
It’s hardly a smile cutting open the stars
Covering over the night
Track Name: I Only See The Moon
I only see the moon when I look into the sky
Irrestible and cold, and so impossibly bright

People go on and on
About the power of the oceans
Who do you think
Rouses them into action,
Shaking them when they sleep

Far away from shore
In the deepest plains and canyons
I only see the moon on a cloudless night
Bright and fiery as the sun
Swallowing up the sky

The seas only know how to do one thing well
Look after each other
They won’t let one little puddle be pushed around
By some silver motherfucker

That’s how the oceans describe the moon
Those aren’t my words, I love the moon
And when I open my eyes

I only see the moon when I look into the sky
Irrestible and cold, and so impossibly bright
I only see the moon

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