Bird Courage

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All songs written by Erik Meier
*Spring Song cowritten by Carin Beam

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released September 9, 2011

Bird Courage 2011
Produced by Bill Bartholomew, Dave Klym
Mastered by Derek Mazurek at I81.

Erik Meier - Vocals, Guitar
Joanna Levine - Vocals (Tracks 1-6, 8,9)
Bill Bartholomew - Guitar (2,3,7,8,9)
Quinton Gelderman - Percussion (1,2,9)
Dave Klym - Bass (Tracks 2,5,7) Mandolin (Track 4)
Carin Beam - Vocals (Tracks 7,9)
Jane Park - Viola/Violin (Tracks 1,6,7)

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Bird Courage Brooklyn, New York

Bird Courage makes pastoral-astral sound that is drawn from the heart, the land, and the stars. From seeds carefully planted in the heart of Brooklyn, their following is spreading quickly through the North East of the USA and across the Atlantic to the UK and Europe.

Bird Courage is:

Erik Meier
Samuel Saffery
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Track Name: Rogue I
On the way to the top of a mountain
I could hear all the waves
They were breaking underneath
And the rogue in the back
He said to the sun
"I am here, don't you dare forget me"

On the way to the top of a mountain
I could hear all the waves
They were breaking underneath
And the rogue in the back
She said to the stars
"I am here, don't you dare regret me"
Track Name: The Weight of the World
The weight of the world can make you laugh
and make you cry, and you dont know why
You start making plans to be yourself
You try so hard, but you fall apart.

From all I've learned and all I've seen
The key to life is listening
and reasoning
Not loving.

The weight of the world will let you grow
Then let you die, and you wonder why
You start making sense, you realize
That this is all just the weight of the world
Its the weight of the world

From all I've learned and all I've seen
The key to life is listening
and reasoning
not loving

It's the weight of the world.
Track Name: Shadow of a Man
With the light bending up and around
The curves of a complexity that is
Teeth and lips
To the ground, pointed at a shadow of a man

And the wind blows the hair from a face
Revealing the bumps in your skin
Once kissed so tenderly, with grace
By this shadow of a man

And the leaves forming circles in the sound
Of air in a perplexity that is
Tangled spinning, round and round
With your shadow of a man

And the wind blows the tears from your eyes
Revealing an ocean of green
Once held a sparkle, glowing bright
Of your shadow of a man
Track Name: Stranger Staring
I am not your soldier
I am not your long lost man
I am stranger staring
I just want to hold your hand

You are not my springtime
You are not my garden grand
I am stranger staring
And I just want to hold your hand

I can tell you fables
And you can walk this so-called land
I'm just up here sharing
I just want to hold your hand

I am not your soldier
And you are not my garden grand
I'm a stranger staring
And I just want to hold your hand
Track Name: Greatest Fears
All these speeding cars, and stars
And the lights in your eyes
Reflecting the skies

All the neatest things in dreams
Are what you've been asking for
And more
...More

All your greatest fears are near
Stalking and breaking ground
And found
...Found
Track Name: The Science of Sleep
I died in your bed
Bleeding from my head
You cried in my arms
From fractured heart

Ivory trees sailing seas upon seas

I ran all around
Your cardboard town
Building scenes
To make your dreams

They see you taking all that you do

And giving it to me
If only I could see all this clearly
Track Name: Spring Song
Foliage barely fools me
Blankets all the bearing beauty
Ordinary lifetimes
Ordinary souls meet
Ordinary arms hold and explode
Ordinary heartbeats

Wandering my mind
And discovering the maps of your ideas of
Ordinary lifetimes
Ordinary souls grow old
Ordinary lines on our faces
Ordinary fingers to trace them

When spring is through
Summer's due with it's sun
Afternoons spent after you
Run!

Oranges and reds spin
Hazy hues I've seen on senses and skin
In the mornings I'm a school kid
Buckled shoes and clean and oh so nervous
Extra! ordinary glances
Extra! ordinary takings of chances
Extra! ordinary breaking of branches
Extra ordinary leaves crunch
And hands slip away

When spring is through
Summer's due with it's sun
Afternoons spent after you
Run!
Track Name: The Things You Say
On a winding road
I am thinking to myself
And I can't understand
Why you'd say the things you say

All the people talk about
Their lives like wasted water
In the middle of a drought
Still, I can't understand
Why you'd say those things you say

On a winding road
I am singing to myself
And I can't understand
Why you'd say the things you say?

This is something of a life
Made out for you by strangers
To be treated like a wife...with love.

Love
Track Name: Rogue II
Are you waiting for me?
By the way inform me, are you waiting for me?
Track Name: Curious
Found comfort in sleepy skin
Drawing cartoons again
Following circle spins
Carving patterns in the wind

Holding off the curtain call
Getting lost in the halls
Hoping that you won't fall
If I don't fall


Fell safely on your front lawn
Running fast and too far
Lifted arms, taking off
Racing miles around your yard

The Company that you keep
It seems it's much more unique
Unraveling your braided strings
Clung to something I can't keep
And holding on for much too long
Expecting something you can't be