How Music Fits Our Silence

by Birds Are Indie

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digital release: february 18th
CD release: march 1st, on Murmürio Records
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released February 18, 2012

All songs by Birds Are Indie.
Recorded and produced with the precious help of Henrique Toscano.
Special thanks to Erica Buettner's banjo on 'Evelyn'.
Artwork by Joana Corker and Photos by Francisca Moreira.

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Birds Are Indie Coimbra, Portugal

Once upon a time there was a girl and a boy. They fell in love. An old friend came along and now they have a band.

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Track Name: Instead Of Watching Telly
We were young, well not so young
We had already kissed with tongue
We didn't need another chance
We just really couldn't stop to dance

My head against your belly
Instead of watching telly

We were crazy, not that crazy
We had already felt this lazy
We didn't need another way
We just really couldn't stop to say

"Another toast with jelly?..."
Instead of watching telly

We had time, so much time
I was yours and you were mine
We had so many, many dreams
We'd spent the whole day in museums

"I love this Botticelli…"
Instead of watching telly
Track Name: Evelyn
Evelyn... please make no sound
Please, not right now
Just let the waves... come back to us

Don't be afraid
They're on their way
Just let the waves... come back to us

Let's sing like we used to sing...
Let's do what we used to do...
Let's sing like we used to sing...
Let's be just me and you

Evelyn... choose the home you want
On this waterfront
Just let the waves... come back to us

We're half the world apart
Nowhere to start
But just let the waves... come back to us

Let's sing like we used to sing...
Let's do what we used to do...
Let's sing like we used to sing...
Let's be just me and you
Track Name: Needless To Say
Needless to say she's on the move
(I’ll go this way)
Needless to say she's on her way to him
(pa ra ra...)
Needless to say she's on her back
(I’ll turn this way)
Needless to say she's on the run and
Running out of love…
Running out of love…

The northern sky was passing by
I tried to figure out the colour...
(of your eyes)
The northern sky was passing by
I'd like to figure out the touch...
(of your skin)
What do you mean with what...
What do you mean with what do you mean?
Track Name: Black Sun
The way we talked to each other
The way we tried not to bother
The way that you came undone
You were my black sun

The way you waited for me
The way you made me believe
The way we had so much fun
You were my black sun

Hallucinated eyes
Quick as a gun
A part of me dies
With you my black sun
Track Name: I Will Say It In Your Face
If only you could love me back
If only you could look at me like that
Tell me if maybe means never
'Cause I'm not feeling very clever

If only this was possible
If only love wasn't an obstacle
Tell me if somewhere means here
'Cause I'm not seeing it very clear (my dear...)

When at night I close my eyes
(you’re always there)
Shining bright in the dark
(you’re always there)
Like if I was looking at you for too long...

Two bodies can't be together in the same space
I will say it in your face

If only I could tell you this
If only I could steal you a kiss
Tell me if someday means now
Because I'm not seeing it somehow


When at night I close my eyes
(you’re always there)
Shining bright in the dark
(you’re always there)
Like if I was looking at you for too long...

Two bodies can't be together in the same space
I will say it in your face
Track Name: So Far
You went away
On a sunny day
In the morning
You said, I don't want to be found

You said, I don't wanna stay
On this sunny day
In the corner
Waiting for then to be now

I said it's ok
Wherever you are
I thought you would say...
I thought that you weren't so far
Track Name: Yellow Leaf
Yellow leaf, your colour doesn't deceive
You've been in the sun for too long
And you're tired of being among
You're tired of being among...
All the others

Yellow leaf, you reach the ground with relief
You've been in the wind for too long
And you're tired of going along
You're tired of going along...
With all the others

I'd love to go deep under with you
I'd love to go underneath the dust with you
I'd love to go deep under, it's true
Oh, yellow leaf, I'd love to go with you
Track Name: A Bad Hair Day
I was having a bad hair day
And you came to me just to say
Your sneakers are just like mine
I felt a shiver down my spine…

I was waiting for the bus
Wishing it would wait for us
Maybe later I can call you
I didn't know what to do...

He was playing basketball
And I was standing by the wall
She's so pretty... Hey! Wanna play?
I didn't know what to say...

I was feeling oh so sad
The math teacher was really bad
What you're doing after school?
I know what it would be cool...

Shall I tell him I'm feeling fine?
Shall I tell her I'm feeling alright?
Shall I say we'll be together,
For a long, long time?
Track Name: Last Night Blues
Last night I drank too much
Maybe that wasn't quite such
A good idea... Oh, Maria...

Last night I talked way too much
At some point I was speaking Dutch
#?*/&%"º, Oh, Maria...

You got mad
Cause I wouldn't stop
And I got sad
Cause I was just a flop… and I couldn't stop

Last night I went too far
I'm glad I wasn't driving a car
Oh, Maria... Or I'd be in Korea...

You got mad
Cause I wouldn't stop
And I got sad
Cause I was just a flop… and I couldn't stop

Last night I crawled into a bar
It was then you said ‘au revoir’
And just later I found that it means ‘see ya’
Just later I found that it means ‘see ya’

Maria...
You're the closest thing to heaven
And we were only seven...
You're the closest thing to heaven
And we were only seventeen
Track Name: What I Really Love Is
I love Buddy Holly's Peggy Sue
It makes me sing and sing like this
And I jump like a kangaroo
But what I really love is...

I love the smell of something new
I love the sunny days like this
I love to simply have no clue
But what I really love is...

I love that smelly cat, it's true
I love cozy rooms like this
I love the way that flower grew
But what I really love is...

This is how music fills my silence
This is how music fits my pain
This is how music fits my silence
And so I sing it once again

I love when someone gets the flu
I love simple songs like this
I love a quiet dinner too
But what I really love is... you
Track Name: The Place
Sidewalkingland is the place
Sidewalkingland is the bones that I'm growing
Sidewalkingland is the place
Sidewalkingland is the pace of my pacing

Windowgazingland is the place
Windowgazingland is the glass that I'm licking
Windowgazingland is the place
Windowgazingland is the face that I'm facing

Apathyland is the place
Apathyland's the moan that I'm moaning
Apathyland is the place
Apathyland's the thought that I'm thinking

I've made it through this
And I have nothing to say
Feel free to go away
Track Name: Empty Picture Frames
There was an old piano inside the old house. Rec was on and we didn't know. And so it ends.