highway birches

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released October 30, 2012

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album credits: www.yellowbirddd.com/hbcredits

artwork by rob baird www.birdflewstudios.com

keep in touch! yellowbirddd@gmail.com

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Track Name: waiting
it's a waiting game
i've learned to play
i try to win
cause it hurts to lose

and it's a sad request
it's a feeling in your chest
that you've got something
you might never use

yeah i won't find love
until i find you

it's all these pretty little girls
with their manhattan pearls
they wear the night
on their black leather jackets

it's a train that i missed
it's a shoulder i kissed
and everything else
that just pulls away

i won't find love
until i find you

it's the rush hour blur
all the voices you heard
and how the street goes silent
when i meet your eyes

like the view from the bridge
that lonesome elevation
it's keeping my spirits high

but i won't find love
until i find you
Track Name: highway birches
what's all this moving done to my traveler's soul?
now i'm looking for a reason, i'm looking for a home

what's all this bleeding done to the heart on my sleeve?
now it's as hard as armor, and i do not believe in you

what has this culture done to my attention span?
now my brain feels like a broken hand
it can't hold anything

not like what i felt with you.
Track Name: backyard
when i saw you in the backyard, you looked sharp like a curse
then the weeks passed and you became my favorite word
those front porch nights where we sweat out our pasts
eyes to the ground, then right into yours,
with a short nervous laugh

days laid back on my bed, where i dreamt of
how to make my life better
that summer i was broke, i only bought used records
and every night you and i would
watch our street lamp shadows grow
we blurred in the heat, slept on the beach,
and drank on the patio

and you said, "my friend, you feel things so deeply
you treat your lovers so sweetly
how are you alone? why are you alone?"

it was tough cause we always knew time
would take us over that horizon
i often thought about it when we were driving
you looked over at me and you turned down the car stereo
you said, "parting is for parts, you and me,
we're the sum of the whole"

"and we feel things so deeply
you treat your lovers so sweetly
how are you alone? why are you alone?"

time roughs up cuts that were once so tender
still i'll always feel it, i'll always remember:
whatever the condition, whereever your heart goes
you were my apparition and i was your ghost
Track Name: dirty jacket
they're pouring whiskey in my cup
i'm pretty happy being happy enough
all the times i thought i could hold my place
now i realize i can't make a moment stay

so i put on my dirty jacket and leave
walk til there's no one left in the city

you were a torch i carried through a wasted year
now i got a crowded shadow and a guarded fear
staring strange, no more bandaged knees
yeah all the cuts you gave, i just let 'em bleed

and i put on my dirty jacket and leave
walk til there's no one left in the city
Track Name: like this
it's stupid when it's short-lived
we let the feelings rust

and there's a silence, there's a dumb luck
there's a blind trust

and there's a train heading
toward a bed i slept in
once

i can't hold on with you like this

now i'm a subway rat
i'm a folded map of a hundred places

and you're a staircase to a rooftop
where the wine took the edge off

yeah you're a close call, but i got no service
i never do these things on purpose

i can't hold on with you like this
Track Name: let you know
who knows my name?
or where my heart is?
hurry up and wait
for life to get started

and do you call it fate?
or just where i'm going
yeah what you got in your hands?
that i'm holding onto

when the city gets colder
when the city is silent
when the wind is blowing
we're keeping quiet

where am i gonna go
if you're leading?
try to raise my voice
and find a feeling

cause it's a great big country
and it's a great big world
still i don't need a reason
to want to be your girl
and stay

when the city gets colder
when the city is silent
when the wind is blowing
we're keeping quiet
Track Name: memory gone
a year has past
we let the telephones rust
always held our breath
never kept in touch

sometimes i try to remember
sometimes i try to block it out
you're guarded and absent
since we hit the ground

you fell out of the wreckage with your memory gone

i walk by the apartment building where you used to live
where i hung my hopes high up in your window like a crucifix

yeah you were something i would die for
but oh how you made me want to live
now it's all forgotten
and i'm still trying to forgive

you fell out of the wreckage with your memory gone
Track Name: air balloon
each day i'm getting older
but sometimes i feel so young
and in my ear you whisper,
"this is what i was afraid of"

breathing deep through weeks that i can't handle
bring a coat and the flame from every candle

and take me away in an air balloon
where i will stay always safe beside you

cause i'm thinking about everyone that i love
and i'm wondering, will there ever be time enough?

to thank them all and hold them so very close
not sure i wanna be around when it all goes

so take me away in an air balloon
where i will stay always safe beside you
Track Name: eternal vacations
eternal vacations
subway stations that i left you in
life is changing, life is moving
and i'm sorry if it didn't work out like you thought

it was a sunset on a beach
it was a night i couldn't sleep
it was all that we said
when you stretched me out in the dark on your death bed
and your hair was longer than the coast back then
and i didn't know anything
and i'm sorry if i was always reaching to feel significant

now i'm just a bird that's lost in the woods
circle and descend when i see something good
i hope it's not a spiral
cause you're like a dream that i always see on every horizon
diamonds spit out of a mouth
they're flashing in this town
and i'm sorry if i can't help but love you.