Hold Back All My Dark

by Minor Birds

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1.
Prey 04:07
Eagles circle the sky Over the peaks and pass The world turns to stone Trying to make this feeling last Death waits on the surface Life remains in the cracks The sun burns our faces The stones are cold on our back Turning circles in our eyes Trying to make this feeling last
2.
Night breaks day Light fades away I lean in close because I wanna say "It's not too late" But it is The creatures begin to stir Showing off their glowing eyes And those expensive furs I take you by the hand As we try to leave it all behind We can leave them all behind If we can just make it around the bend You look back and I can hear you scream I say "it's ok. The night just changes things In me" Ignore the glowing eyes Let's just make it around the bend And when day breaks it'll all be the same again I hope I'll be the same again There's no knowing what's to come As we run from each other And we run from ourselves The truth is, we're all monsters And no one can tell What's around the bend
3.
The sky turns from blue to green As I run along the barren stream Feathers and talons Teeth and scales Coming up from the ground Reaching up from hell They only take what I wont sell So I sell, and I sell, and I… Out of breath I’ve been running too long I’ve got nothing to show My wind is gone Im an old tired fox The hounds have my smell Through the woods and creeks They never lose my trail They only take what I wont sell So I sell, and I sell and I…
4.
Hey Machine just chugging along Yeah, Machine, you're just moving right along Must be a king or at least a rook And I'm just a pawn but I'm not afraid to look You must be so strong But my bones are made of straw So you should just keep carrying on There's nothing I could do to stop you I'm not alone I've got brothers and sisters and all these animals Don't mind them at all Just keep moving right along Well, we're leaving rocks on the tracks When you hop off we'll be there to disassemble you Take what we need and burn the rest While you were full of yourself you should've been looking ahead I'm not alone I've got brothers and sisters and all these animals Don't mind them at all....
5.
Danger 04:57
We talked Like we knew what we were talking about We claimed we could predict the future Until we did It scared us shitless We cried out into the depths of space When no one answered we lost our faith and it scared us shitless Then we lost ourselves to modern distractions Trying to forget about the facts and figures Well, it figures that our fortunes would come true When we let the past tell us what to do There is only one destination when you follow the path Have we reached the end at last? Come to find our S.O.S. is lost in space No one can remember what we were scared of anyway but it scared us shitless Whatever the case We are now safe Behind locked doors with lost keys Free to be what no eyes can see Forsaking all forms of humanity In forgetting we made it reality
6.
Yeah, the water is cold and we are all alone but I want to take you down and watch the sediment settle. Yeah, we could die and probably never be found but what if we lived, if even just a moment before we drowned? How beautiful and serene it would be. How peaceful and weightless it would seem. It would be like a recurring dream you just cant shake. Those moments of falling before you wake. Yeah, the water is cold and we are all alone but I want to take you down and watch the sediment settle. It would cover our bones and let the rest wash away to corrode further down river.
7.
I’d say I’m happy Others think differently They say I’m depressed That my thoughts are twisted I just think differently I do everything wrong and it shows I’ve taken for granted more chances than you could know It’s not that I don’t think things through I just think differently I just like a challenge Win or lose Life’s a gamble and I’ve never been too good with luck I put it all on black Let it ride Take me into the back alley and knock my teeth out Take what you need to settle the debt I’ll take whats left I just want to see what happens next I put it all on black Let it ride
8.
We are the meaningless Ants in a line Marching there and back All glory to the queen Until we are caught in the sun Through the looking glass Flushed out with water from the hose Crushed under the weight Of all that flesh and bone Still we have no home Ghosts following the line Marching there and back All glory to the queen

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released February 25, 2013

All songs written by Joel W. & Chelsea W. © 2012

Produced and recorded at Great Modulator Studios, Murphys, CA

Performed by:
Chelsea W. - Vocals, Keys, Electric & Acoustic Guitar,
Joel W. - Contra bass
Rick Moore - Percussion. Violin & Clarinet on "Wake Up Mr. Green".
Andrew Weathers - Drones on "Linear Thoughts"

Ascension Recordings & Publications 2013.

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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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