Withering Heights

by Minor Birds



These lungs in me make it hard to breathe
All this air that I can't see
It pushes so hard, so hard

There was a heart inside - rivers of blood run dry
I watched as it withered and died
And grew so cold, so cold

Bind me
Suffocate me
Oh, release me
Breathe new life into me

And I have these eyes, immune to dark and light
Sunken and dark deep inside
They've grown so old, so old

Bind me
Suffocate me
Oh, release me
Breathe new life into me

And these hands of mine - wasted sinew like twine
Well, they're grasping and struggling to find
A way to stay by your side
Till we're old
And so cold
It's so hard, so hard


released March 13, 2020
Music and Lyrics: Chelsea Wilde
Vocals, bkg Vocals, Wurlitzer: Chelsea Wilde
Drums: Jeremy Black
Bass: Andy Merrill
Guitar Chorus: Simon Abela
Guitar End Solo: Issam Bosli
Guitar Verse and verse solos: Albert Dwan

Produced by Miles Deiaco
Recorded and Mixed by Miles Deiaco in Oakland, California and Berlin, Germany


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Minor Birds Oakland, California

A classically trained pianist and self-taught multi-instrumentalist, C.Wilde spins poetic tales, with a voice oscillating between a silky coo and a guttural howl.
At heart, her musical gems take form as emotionally-receptive storytelling.
Intrinsically poetic, Wilde’s music is about the journey, rather than a set destination.
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