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The Birds Outside Sang

by Florist

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1.
01:31
i can't feel my right side ear but i'll probably still not listen to jazz i can't feel my left side hand god i hope it comes back to me again but all this means is i'll get back what i lost when i wanted to die 8 months before or a year or two ago sitting in my room with the light beams shining through and an able bodied soul but a mind that didn't know that light beam was gold
2.
04:30
i was the boy with shoes too tight and ankles caught between the tides i was the girl who wore a dress to Sunday school and that was it i had a handkerchief that went around my neck it wiped my tears, sweat my blood my innocence throughout the years and now i'm not afraid i've found a body, soul and mind that i can keep and now i'm not afraid i've learned to love it and to keep it all the same i was a wave, a cloud, a cliff, a slow parade to short to speak a lover with a heart of hide and seek and now i know it's tough to be an elephant tied to a wing and now i'm not afraid i found a love and they love me and now i'm not afraid i found a love that's here to stay
3.
01:47
i used to think i was leaves but i'm bark and i'm peeling away and my bones are the branches that re grow in the springtime if there's one thing that i believe, it's that the wind can make you a child again. if there's one thing that i believe, it's that the wind can make you a child again. if there's one thing that i believe, it's that my body will be the same wherever i bleed
4.
i'm in a mountain lake there are hands all over my naked body and i've got a sting in my right side arm and it's deep into my veins my veins my veins i'm in a sunny park lying face down on my back on a crucifix that's made of plastic and it's painful but i don't feel pain at all it's painful but i don't feel pain at all because i'm on a magazine and i'm in your favorite show on tv and i'm at the movies i am weightless i am bone i am weightless i am bone i am weightless i am bone i am asphalt
5.
02:43
the mountains around my eyes set on fire before i could even swallow my own spit. i was born a boy with many opinions and now i'm a girl who doesn't really care about anything. this beautiful thing happens every day it's called the sun, it's called my blood, and it's the only thing making us want to be alive. i'm really grateful for the people i've met but that won't make me die any less.. ..,. .. . ,, .. , . . . ,,..... .. .. . a mound of dust that light somehow seeps through and creates you thank you
6.
morning coffee but I'm already warm in bed sheets don't look underneath just yet I'm hoping for a miracle tonight I'll pray to God morning birds sing songs like Ms Robinson inside my head I'm a child again but there's a pill for that and I'll pray to death wasn't it all I thought I could see wasn't it all I thought that I'd be and wasn't the joke on me when I started to bleed do you and your friends wanna come into the field and watch the fireworks shoot up into the air? do you and your friends wanna come into the field and watch the fireworks shoot up into the air? does the night sky terrify you and does the day sky mesmerize you and make you dream things better than the day? does the night sky terrify you and does the day sky mesmerize you and make you dream things better than the day? do you and your friends wanna come into the field and watch the fireworks shoot up into the air?
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8.
sometimes oh it's only natural don't go don't get lost don't be alone maybe i'm just looking for some place to go maybe it's not me it's just the ebb and the flow white roads, i'm a stone skipping slow please, please i'm not ready to let it be window i'm all alone maybe someone in my head is speaking slowly maybe there just was someone and they went away of all the little things, i miss tall trees, cold lakes, quiet dreams hold me hold me hold me
9.
02:12
grab me by my shoulder blades and hang me out to dry i'm a mess and i need someone to help me out with that eyes just like a skyline even when they're wet and the window is foggy and the window has a tint a bed of flowers stacks of wood and a note a farewell letter from 100 years ago "please remember to feed the cat, please remember that i'm never coming back" i was born in 1994 i was born in the 70s i was born in 1823 and you were born right next to me
10.
i saw some thing glowing and then not not a lightening bug not a street lamp gone dark maybe if i keep waiting maybe i'll find the dark i heard water running behind the trees but there was no river, no body, not even a stream maybe if i keep running, maybe i can find the rain little things living , floating around my room in my eyes the dust inside the light speaking, says, "doesn't the sky look nice tonight?"
11.
thunderstorms, a friendly thing that remind me i could be dead / it's 2 am i'm lying in my cotton bed / i wish that i could rip the roof to see the stars / but the off-white light on the ceiling will be fine tonight i don't know what i know anymore. i know what i love and nothing more my black and white striped shirt that i'll wear anywhere / the light that shines into my room from everywhere / my mom, my dad, my home, my friends, my childhood / the sound of birds, my open eyes, and memories of a past life i don't know why i survived. maybe it's because sometimes i'd have rather died. i don't know why i survived. i guess it's just because i survived. it's 2pm on Tuesday and i'm 20 years old / slow down, watch the sky, you'll be young forever see? i'm just dreaming see, i'm just floating in the light i thought that i saw the other side, but it was only sunlight in my eyes

about

The Birds Outside Sang is an album about the speed at which rain falls, life goes on, and people grow. It's one part a personal, autobiographical, and almost completely chronological telling of a time in my life full of confusion, physical + emotional pain, loneliness, and hope. It is another part a rebirth of a musical friendship between my best friends in the whole world, and an attempt to highlight the importance of love and the things in life that give you something special to hold on to, to find a calm that can carry you through being alive and being scared.

Thank you for listening. My one and only goal is that someone can listen to this album and feel/see something, and take it with them as a thought.

- Emily of Florist

credits

released January 29, 2016

florist is emily sprague, rick spataro, jonnie baker, and felix walworth

all songs written by emily sprague
tracks 1, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11 recorded by emily sprague
tracks 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9 arranged and recorded by emily sprague, rick spataro, jonnie baker, and felix walworth

mixed by florist
mastered by josh bonati

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