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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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1.
Shark Song 03:12
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
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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
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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
4.
Harold 02:56
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?
5.
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.
6.
You Say 04:54
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
7.
If I Let Go 02:51
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
8.
Remedy 03:20
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?
9.
Home 03:06
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

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released April 23, 2016

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