Story Bird

by Story Bird

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Janet Georgiou
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Janet Georgiou The themes of Story Bird's songs are very different from the mainstream and beautifully told They are, as the band's name suggests, stories, ballads with a quick, folksy Style unlike any other, and very good, musically! Recommended. Favorite track: Black Sails Down.
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released April 23, 2016

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Track Name: Shark Song
Gliding hunter
Waves roll and hide you under
Glassy water
Glimpse a shadow
Fear poisons the shallows

You inspire in me a fright night curiosity
Yeah we’re never gonna be good friends
But I wanna drop down in the cage again
Cruellest of the sea, or hysterical fantasy?
You cut like a knife in a deep green sky
I love you but I don’t wanna meet your eye

Blue salt shore is torn,
Pierced by fear of seeing blade through water
Film-fuelled fear and dread
Keep us at the water’s edge -
Fear of water
Track Name: Expendable Friend
Should I feel stupid for caring
About this new pairing
cos technically you’re both free so
It’s nothing to do with me, although –
I try to look away but keep staring,
Don’t get me wrong it’s not him my eyes fall on
cos he’s not the one I lose through the thing you’ve done

Tell me when did this end?
I didn’t get the memo was I away the day I got relegated to expendable friend?
People say a lot through the things they choose
And this says a lot about you and me but
It doesn’t make it easier

I know we don’t spend much time together
But the child in me thought we’d be friends forever
Now that delusion’s gone I was wrong
but still I want to hold on to -
Memories memories memories you’ve no idea how much you mean to me
I keep them and I’ll let you go
But I’ll always wonder why you didn’t just phone

Tell me when did this end…

I tried to be honest to give you and me a chance
You know I never was good at pretending
But you ran for the hills with your olive branch
Guess you’d rather opt out than face the possibility
Of an awkward conversation with me
Cut and run and let your bridges burn

Tell me when did this end…

Wonder what you told yourself to make it ok
Guess I’ll never know cos no words came my way
You just want to be happy, I get that
And that’s what I want for you too
But people say a lot through the things they choose
And this says a lot about you and me but
that doesn’t make it easier any easier
Track Name: Constellation
You’ve always been there
Through the darkest night
With just one glance I could always find you
In a web of diamonds
You held my eye
Only the dawn could chase this constellation from my sky

Familiar and strange
Night after night you would light up the stage
But I only knew I missed you
When you went away

On a distant shore
I searched for you
In the shimmering crowds, but you were nowhere to be found
Like a dog with a bone
I couldn’t leave it alone
Spin on my heel but the heavens wouldn’t yield you

Familiar and strange
Night after night you would light up the stage
But I only knew I missed you
When you went away

I needed someone to sit me down and explain
That I was the one who’d moved
- you could not follow but you would wait
Picture books of stars and planetary shapes
Drop my eyes from the friendless skies
It was you who was left behind
Track Name: Harold
Look at you, dead on your feet
Unwilling to admit defeat could ever be a possibility
You have always been headstrong
Always met things head on
Tired and bruised it was just like you
to check in for two days, then out for round two

And it hadn’t even been a year when the south winds blew him ashore
You did yourself proud but they just kept coming back for more

And when she said goodbye,
tell me did your mother hold you
for a moment longer than she needed to?
And as you took your leave, turned away and took no heed,
tell me did she know, as she watched you go?
Did she pray you’d stay?

Trouble in the north
And signs in the sky
Your time was running short
Surrounded on every side

And it hadn’t even been a year when the south winds blew him your way
That comet burned bright till its light died that day

What if it had played out a different way and you’d
chased the dragons from the bay
Stitched another scene
Seen another day

Well it hadn’t even been a year when the south winds helped him get near
And did she hold you for a moment longer?
Track Name: Black Sails Down
7 and 7 set sail
A long journey with a sting in its tail
7 and 7 fell out of sight
Mothers watched the seas day and the night
And another year goes round
Another year of tears for this town
Till the ship comes home
And docks in the port
Not a word, no whisper no sound
Black sails down, black sails down, black sails down

7 and 7 one too many times
The boy’s blood boils as he uncovers the lie
7 and 7 drives him to the waves
To face a devil hiding in a maze
And his father cries but the boy is brave
He says I’ll send you a sign to say I’m back home safe
Keep your eyes on the horizon
Turn your frown upside down
When you see the white sails up
And the black sails down, black sails down, black sails down

Hold the string tight, walk away from the light
Feel the cold stone - head full of bodies and bones

Hold the string tight, walk away from the light
Feel the cold stone - head full of bodies and bones

Hold the string tight, you’re gonna fight for your life,
you’re gonna fight for your life, you’re gonna fight for your –

7 and 7 on a one way trip
Screaming in the shadows as the freight train hits
7 and 7 shouting out your name
‘end it now or join us here in the cave’

‘7 and 7 rest easy now’
said the boy with a smile as he stood in the prow
And he longed to see his father’s face
But that face turned pale as it watched the waves -
And as the black sailed ship drew a silent crowd
The cold waves claimed the king and the crown
The boy looks up
His smile fades,
grabs a rope but it’s too late
To take the black sails down, black sails down, black sails down.
Track Name: You Say
Round round goes the sun
Chase the moon and stars away
When the light has gone I count the hours to see the day
Low low, far from home
When will I next see your face
When this journey’s done I long to hear you speak my name

Lord you say always
You will light my way
Be my sun by day
My moon by night
So I pray always
Be my covering
And may I remain
By your side
Track Name: If I Let Go
Hope deferred makes the heart grow sick
And she had heard her fair share of warnings
And she knew what she was getting into from the start
But that was cold cold comfort

It feels like anyone’s guess how this will all go
But I will do my best to hold on cos I know
If I let go of this now
Then I would let go of myself somehow

So she built her boat on the bone dry land
Didn’t know if it would float
Didn’t know if she could stand it
But she tuned out the voices ‘cept the one that said ‘keep going
You’re not done, and this not knowing doesn’t need to bring you down’

It feels like anyone’s guess how this will all go
But I will do my best to hold on cos I know
If I let go of this now
Then I would let go of myself somehow

So I’ll build this boat on the bone dry land
Don’t know if it will float,
Don’t know if I can stand it but I’ll
Build this boat on the bone dry land
Don’t know if it will float
Don’t know if this dream will stand but I will
Hold on

It feels like anyone’s guess how this will all go
But I will do my best to hold on cos I know
If I let go of this now
Then I would let go of myself so I will
Build this boat on the bone dry land don’t know if
It will float, don’t know if I can stand it but I’ll
Tune out the voices ‘cept the one that says keep going
You’re not done and this not knowing doesn’t need to bring you down
Track Name: Remedy
There was a girl making her own way
And sometimes she’d fold her hands and pray
If there is a god watching over me
Can I get a little something I can see?

Can I get a little something I can hold
A remedy for a deep grief I feel in my soul?
If there is a god who can hear what I say
Would you take a minute throw something my way?

Sometimes she would feel like she prayed to the wall
Felt like her words hit the ceiling and fell to the floor
And then she would turn, disappointed and cruel
And say wanting to believe, girl it makes you a fool

Sometimes she would pray and sometimes she would plead
And sometimes she’d walk away as if she had no need
But the questions returned and the disquiet remained
She said if what I’ve known is freedom then make me a slave -

Can I get a little something I can hold
A remedy for a deep grief I feel in my soul?
If there is a god who can hear what I say
Would you take a minute throw something my way?
Track Name: Home
I’ve been walking now for days
Oh my body’s bruised
My hands and knees are grazed
And I am many miles from home
I want to get there but I know there are still many miles to go

But I want to come home
But I don’t know how far I’ve roamed
Want to call but I am too ashamed to speak
How many times will you come search for me?
How many times will you come search for me?

And I can’t see the road for tears
But I know I’ve walked this track many times now through the years
Don’t want to do this anymore
But I’m not sure that I know how to find my way back to your door

But I want to come home
but I don’t know how far I’ve roamed
Want to call but I am too ashamed to speak how many times can you drop everything
and come running
The moment I’m ready?
Oh I want to come home
but I don’t know how far I’ve roamed
I hang up the phone cos I am too ashamed to speak
How many times will you come search for me?
How many times can I bail out on you and still expect you to come through?

And I can’t see the road for tears
But I know I’ve walked this track many times now through the years
Don’t want to do this anymore
But could it be, that if I called, just one last time, you’d still come get me?

I want to come home
I want to come home