CENTINELA b​-​sides

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bedroom demos documenting b-sides from the full length album CENTINELA

CENTINELA full length (LP/MP3) available here:
yellowbirddd.bandcamp.com/album/centinela

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released December 1, 2014

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Track Name: Caught Up
spent the day fucked up
listening to b-sides
making a mix that would last you the whole ride
cause eventually you gotta go
don’t say you won’t

her name in lights
and my heart in knots
whenever i entertain the thought
oh it’s a shame
that we get caught up like this

i’ll take a solo trip to Coney
to clear my head
wondering if she’ll ever stay
longer than a weekend
cause we’ve done this before
and i won’t get my hopes up no more

her name in lights
and my heart in knots
whenever i entertain the thought
oh it’s a shame
that we get caught up like this

so what do i do
when i just want to be near you?
yeah what do i do
when i just want to be all yours?

yeah what do i do
when i just want to stay near you?
yeah what do i do
when i just want to stay all yours?
Track Name: Los Angeles 
walking through neighborhoods where i came up
pacing through college towns where i lost love
where am i now? and will i find it again?

cause i'm just nursing a beer
reflecting on my sunset years
it all goes down so easy

and my eyes gloss over
but i'm not colder

cause now i'm california, now i'm los angeles
and i'm so happy to be any single part of this.

now all the bad girls say they can't love me like they should
when we're kissing in that alley
where you left me for good

but i'm doing alright, just like i told ya
sit with your mind, but don't let it hold ya

i know they’ll be ups and downs
but darling i can handle it

cause now i'm california, now i'm los angeles
and i'm so happy to be any single part of this.

and when you cross my mind on most days
i like to think you're in a good place
and all your wonder hasn’t turned to waste

yeah when you cross my mind on most days
i picture you up on a big stage
and no one's gonna wipe that smile off your face

and i feel the same

cause now i'm california, now i'm los angeles
and i'm so happy to be any single part of this.
and i believe in the future, and every reaching possibility
my eyes are open, it's all bright and pretty
Track Name: Bookstore Girl
i fell in love with a bookstore girl
and the gospel she was reading
i never had the heart
to tell her i was leaving

a summer spent on streets
i never learned their names
under streetlights
oh the way her face would change

but i can only play it cool for a little while
i'll be a fool all my life
i can only play it cool for a little while
but i'm all yours tonight

she puts her hair up
shows me the tattoo on her leg
she’s got what i want
but i don’t have to beg

"ask my past lovers,
least the ones that really knew me,
you don't gotta take off my clothes
to see right through me"

yeah i can only play it cool for a little while
i'll be a fool all my life
i can only play it cool for a little while
but i'm all yours tonight

i fell in love with a bookstore girl
and the gospel she was reading
i never had the heart
to tell her i was leaving
Track Name: Echo Park
i found a lost heart
somewhere in echo park
but she wouldn't give me her name
she was a fairytale
and i was some sort of escape

blinded by sunlight
i could not decline
the invitation of fate
yeah you gotta take what you're given
when chances are slimming each day

yeah all my friends are medicating
and online dating
and i'm just saving my breath
for what the future holds
make it tangible
i won't settle for anything less

now are you reading lines
or really speaking your mind?
in this city it's hard to say

well i could be your companion
i won't leave you stranded
treat you in the nicest of ways

yea i got the look to play the part
i’m just waiting on my character arc
it’s 3 hours passed sunset
and i haven't noticed
baby the view’s getting dark

now the past is a canyon
and i’m a vulture that keeps landing
to claw and pick at the dead

yeah i'm off in the distance
where it makes no difference
what you told me
or kept in your head.

yeah i'm not wrong
but i'm not right
just alone at the end of the day
a solution, or problem
toxic, or charming
to you darling they're just the same

yeah you're lethal
but i love you
so i think of you everyday
yeah drink lots of water
go "marry your father"
and don't let my memory stay.
Track Name: Coralyn
blossoms in the rain
heavy with all of my worry
i made you a bouquet
do you feel the same?

i walked all the way
past houses
with secrets written on my face
i'll never say

as coralyn stretches out, saddest
hair wet from the rain
babe i'm losing my balance
do you feel the same?

morning starts to break
i’m laying with you
in my quiet way
my thoughts they race

you say you can
see it on my face
do i speak up?
or look away?

as coralyn stretches out, saddest
hair wet from the rain
babe i'm losing my balance
and i cannot stay