Bird Attack!

by That Moon

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1.
I was feeling the wine, never got worse never felt much better Casting a short line, tug on my heart was a pull on my sweater Sun in the east high, moon in my pocket rising unfettered She on my left side, just taking it in a real go getter I was a different revelation, once you were moved to know that it moves you I hate to make haste with my relations, held out your hand and I took it too soon Keep a low profile, you never knew love like that one last crush Seeing your sweet smile, I must have lied through the other swoon hush My skin goes so wild, even when we’re close and still cannot touch I lose my mind child, smoke in the air from that tire fire blood rush I savor and simmer on old love songs, trying hard to keep my hands to myself No hope now you’re out in the open, I’m the sitting duck for your punch drunk spell I’m feeling that pull from another one, lost in the eardrum bump of the heart swell *Gypsy* caution. tooth decay & caution. safety. don't be safe. yield. never give way. accept. except. perform. deny. a splendid time guaranteed for all. speak. say things in a lucid, finite ramble. tumble & fall. self-deprecate & begin to understand this steady decline into ruins, into humble decency, into untold misfortunes, into the abyss, the dark, haunting, empty canvass, a cavern into nowhere. whereby postcards are free. the decry is that there is someone who actually cares, no one believes, no one deceives, no one is no one is free, sad girl is singing. so intimate & fake. outdoors. it's crazy. unknown. the bold blithe. the bloodless life. compromise on the back of a dollar bill, handwritten in silver marker a tone. atonal. blunt & the brunt of these jokes. turmoil. dead soil. gone, these nutrients, they are gone... Now that I got you, how do I keep you Glass skin is see through, what you can touch and break if you’re not true Don’t want to be blue, pain and frustration gained when we come loose Want to be the kinda guy you idolize, holding you up if you wanted my help Time rewinds in the slow sigh of your eyes, know that I’m yours don’t need to cast a spell Take my hand in yours, honestly I never felt so complete My emotion soars, wild mirror smiles between us on repeat Rattled to the core, undefeated heart, babe it won’t be beat Never felt before, all my old loves they where perfunctory Now that you got me, know what I could lose I wouldn’t be happy, without you Sad face replaced when you came around, look what you’ve done, you’re my stun gun love girl Chest pounding resounding feet off the ground, think we can make it, let’s give it a whirl
2.
Sit on your TV, you are the weary-child jesus glowing in the tubes Sell him what's not yours, if you act now what's more, he'll throw in the towel for you We will wait a lifetime for these drugs to enlighten, been fighting them all night long You spread yourself veiny like a jukebox junkie stuck on that same sappy song And when the bar closes and the bartender moseys your hope back towards perpetual truth Without carrying on, I will wonder anon, who's the one you crawl home to lie into I'm finding it harder and harder to love you each day And you carry on like nothing, nothing has changed I wore your breath proudly, a garland, a copy of some rhetoric I picked up on the street When you vacate the scene, wrapped in yellow patine, please leave the holes you tore out of me Believe me I know less of, the struggles your ex-loves, embarked on when you felt smothered They stood up for you, but you sat somewhere subdued, while they ripped the hearts right out of each other Yet still I shake it, the obvious image, of you eclipsing the things we hold dear When a perfect union, the sun marrying some moon man, shatters the days into years I'm finding it harder and harder to love you each day And you carry on like nothing, nothing has changed We break into our own houses, sneak past their spouses, the child in us turned off and alone It's a terrible crime, yet somewhat sublime, to commit what you came to escape from I starve in your poor heart, donate blood to kickstart, so we can float face down for the thrill They'll call it a fad, to laugh though we're sad, while we pull out our feelings with pills Would you look at this morning, the clear skies and the boredom, when will the endless days end As a kid I once knew, what now makes me confused, where do our dreams go to die my friend I'm finding it harder and harder to love you each day And you carry on like nothing, nothing has changed
3.
Bird Bones 04:09
I was taut like neck veins strained to peer through the smoke and the dark Eyes were caught deep in your curves The lines of your throat You keep saying things like "don't treat me like a stranger" I won't be able to move I might want to get closer to you So I can be stuck there mouth all hollowed out like a bird's bones Caught up with you now, man look how she plays with me Look there just past her shoulder Don't you see what you've gone and done I blurt out something unrecognizable to recognize the pain in me Realizing it's worth Reconvening the heart that pumps the wildest blood away So I can be stuck there mouth all hollowed out like a bird's bones Now it's getting late, I'm shaking my fists at the sun's awakening Dragging my feet Fighting with dreams She's run me through, she's run a thought right through me It's funny you know How you've crept up and slipped yourself so snug in me So I can be stuck there mouth all hollowed out like a bird's bones
4.
Strange Nest 03:45
Please, don't recklessly go back to fixating I'm right there just past your fingers lingering Force the words out of your lungs as I plunge them in I've buried all I could say, don't you have anything Cause I took credit for your love and for my distance For the moments that paused us and the endings that came Every little thing that you got and never wanted Every little thing that you needed and never got, Oh Eagerly you stoop to do what's right Rise up over me to tower and sway and fight I don't care much for making this more than it has to be But I do care that you know the score I'm settling Cause I broke myself much more than you ever could have And you took the high road you shoved it in my face Every little thing I fucked up and did wrong Every little thing that matters so much more That little green dress you can keep it on all night The scent of you caught on the subway gets me alright We feel, we move, the city becomes the towns we once were from You're still here, though we are not Cause I was the bird you left broken in a strange nest And you were the wind that always carried me home Every little thing that you built and I burned down Every little thing that we swore and you broke Cause I still sit waiting, reeling on your front porch Like a bible in the bedside table growing mold Every little thing that I wanted and never gave you Every little thing that I wanted and you said no Cause I was the ghost caught chasing after moonlight You were still sun-soaked flesh and bone Every little thing I loved left when you did, but Every little thing I love is still you
5.
Try walking in my shoes, and step on greedy shadows Try singing the blues without a melody. Don’t you stare at my face, and cringe at all my wrinkles I’ve been to this place and that place without a melody. But, my love I was sitting next to freedom all the time. Why are you hiding behind that willow tree? It’s winter and the leaves are dead without a melody. Can’t you see the moon rise high above the clouds? Aphrodite’s shining without a melody. But, my love I was sitting next to freedom all the time. Don’t you hum in silence going wild... Cheers to your obsessions and the howling wind There’s no rain tonight without a melody. Don’t look so confused, you know that this is real Try singing the blues without a melody, without a melody going wild...
6.
I Don't Know 03:37
I was losing nickels up and down the coast Drunk on her doesn't seem to bother me much anymore Stuck on whiskey when the wine's run short Gets less funny when I wake up I was falling ill on the bloodiest of thoughts Slipping on the ice and assaulting passing cars Cover what I must, don't want to hurt no one Said please don't judge me Gyps, just sort me out Been hunting reasons to hate you all my life Forging meaning out of clumsier girls and blown street lights Say if you're around look me up some time I got a million other ways to say goodbye You find religion in the way you catch your breath She became the idol, I pray on her in respect If you're listening lord don't you strike me down for this Shouldn't be that hard anymore to turn your back Slivers creeping through the smog all gold and red Evenings here can turn a cold heart pure again If you saw it my way perhaps you would have stayed instead The clouds they come through the wind we move against
7.
I need to find you someplace burdened without cause Where nothing is as sacred and I can lay my love But the thoughts I have don't equal the troubled looks I give The part of you that pines holds me just like a sieve Now all that's left of us is soft tongues and chattering teeth Just put me on that train, take me back to Brooklyn please Nowadays its only talk of where you'll be I'll always be right here, don't you go forgetting me Cause you forgot to mention what you drunk sung unto my cheek How that day you kissed another and it didn't mean a thing And your friend says she sees through me, my glowing, rabid heart So just leave me on that train you can take all that you want
8.
Zeus cried down from up on high For all my skill, for all my strength To find your love I still must hide Change my name, take new shape Cause even in my strongest hour You want more than I can give, you want more than I can give you The monster whispers out from your room Don't turn the light, keep closed your eyes You think I'll cause you harm real soon But here at night, we both survive Cause even when your fear subsides You want more than I can give, you want more than I can give you Great Satan called from down below Spread 'cross fire, burnt in shame To earn your love I do not know How to be myself and still not take Cause I want too And you want more than I can give, you want more than I can give you In this world, we give and take, all that stays, just takes our place We fool around, we make mistakes, we learn from them, but pain it stays My soul cries out from deep within Let me love, please let me love But my heart and brain agree on this It hurts too much, it just hurts so much Cause I want more than I can give you, I want more than I can give you
9.
Seagulls** 04:16
Spying through the clouds people on the ground. The sand is smoky brown, the children make no sound. Slurping Summer slush, your girlfriend is a lush. Salty ocean air I'm here to bring despair. Seagulls flying in the sky, Seagulls with no alibi. I could have been a shark a bite without a bark. You may have heard me screech on Dustin Diamond's beach. But, now there are no clouds the waves are getting loud. I can fly so free. Call me 'Terror of the Sea!' Seagulls flying in the sky, Seagulls with no alibi.
10.
Falsetto Too 03:30
It's hard to go outside Little pain in the window, confined And you flow past in that way that tears me apart I present to you, the quandary of a broken heart You say it's so tough to just be But here I am, just reach out and take all you want of me There's no point losing faith in love if you never even try Hold your breath and sink, until it stops moving inside We put so much weight in each others hands Find a way to hurt someone so much that they can't hurt you back And you have the gall, to stand there and ask "do I really love you" You know damn well that I do
11.
Vertigo 04:16
I was swimming vertigo, down to the bottom Hoping that the wild ocean would accept me as it's own son Then you went and fished me out, scales and all But I cannot keep moving and hold you in my arms I want to teach you to swim If you ask, I will love you forever I shrink in your presence, David to the Goliath Love I know you harbor more in me than even I can The brightness of your eyes, despite all this starlight Valkyries falling from them early in the morning I want to be the man who catches them If you ask, I will love you forever But I need to know, when I hold up my head You won't break my back in two Cause when you need a song to fill up your heart I'd open my lungs for you If you ask, I will love you forever

credits

released July 16, 2015

Written by Justin Kilburn except:

*written by Gypsy George Mihalopoulos
**written by Justin Kilburn Gypsy George Mihalopoulos
***words by Justin Kilburn, music & additional lyrics by Gypsy George Mihalopoulos.

Justin Kilburn - Vocals, Acoustic & Electric Guitar, Percussion, Kazoo, Chaos.
Gypsy George Mihalopoulos - Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Bass, Drums, Piano, Rhodes, Organ, Juno, Drum Machine, Programming, Vocals, Kazoo, Banjolin, Chaos.

Engineered, Mixed, Mastered & Produced by Gypsy George Mihalopoulos @ Always Already.

Album Art by Gypsy George Mihalopoulos.

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Always Already Publishing (ASCAP).

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