Birds of Night

by Birds of Night

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“Birds of Night” is an album that finds itself in many places on the diverse topography of rock and roll. It begins with the pounding relentless groove of “Dark”, then dives to the Sabbath-y fuzzed out haze of “Desert Reflections”, and closes with the heartbreaking space age anthem, “Asleep in the Pine.” It’s an album that was developed in the old tradition. The songs were written and played live for over a year before they were recorded, and the songs were tracked in 4 days. “Birds of Night” was masterfully produced by Midlake drummer McKenzie Smith at his studio, Redwood. Though the album meanders along a wide path of influences, Smith’s artistic production helped stamp a clear identity on the sound of the record and the band.

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released April 21, 2015

Produced and Mixed by McKenzie Smith at Redwood Studios in Denton TX.

Birds of Night is Andrew Rothlisberger, Brooks Martin, Jon Aisner, and Alex Adams

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Track Name: Dark
You dangle your legs over the edge of the infinite dark.
I throw a stone, and shatter a mirror into a thousand shards

And you don’t have to be nice, cause I kind of like it
And oh, I’ll be I get cross before you can find it.
You can tell me your name, but I will forget it.
I will forget it.

Like the fog that looms above the lake,
I’ll be sleeping till the sunlight dusts my face.

And you don’t have to be nice, cause I kind of like it
And oh, I’ll be I get cross before you can find it.
You can tell me your name, but I will forget it.
I will forget it.
Track Name: Love Is Stoned
Eyes are heavy,
rings of dark,
I am drifting with your strange remarks.

Salt and bitter,
lights go dim.
I ain’t scratching at your phantom limb.

Your love is stoned,
I feel so done.
Your love is stoned
I’m stretched so long,
just go slow keep your hands in your pockets.
Track Name: Marfa Skies
Relax, unfold, get comfortable my friend.
Just take her easy
This drive is long. Odessa’s passed and gone.
The wind is reeling

Empty roads always look so at peace.
Hear the dust crackle under my feet.
I can’t go on.

I want to go where it’s still,
and it’s quiet as a stone.
And every time, I’m alone,
I start selling all of my clothes.
And I don’t think, I’m lost,
I just don’t want to be here anymore.
I hope you don’t refuse, my love.
Track Name: Big Shot
You don’t need a hand to get lucky,
and everybody want’s to throw you money.
So slip on your shades and roll your windows down,
cause you’re a big shot now.

Waxing up your hair, you look so pretty.
Dial up your friends but they’re all busy.
You don’t need them, they only drag you down.
You’re gonna run this town.

I’ll bet you think you made it,
bet you think you walking on a golden road.
It might seem easy, but I’m guess no one
has ever had to tell you no.
Is it right in your soul?

I’d like to thank all the little people,
struggling to breathe in the middle.
It’s a lonely existence when you climb the mount.
Can you help me out?

I’ll bet you think you made it,
bet you think you walking on a golden road.
It might seem easy, but I’m guess no one
has ever had to tell you no.
Is it right in your soul?
Track Name: Desert Reflections
She dances like desert reflections that bend with the light.
Here lips partly open, with slight hesitation,
she rides through the gate to edge of the night.

She sleeps just like the river,
running swiftly never ceasing for a rest.
I know that should I lose her,
she’ll be forever washing through my head.
I’d hope to never dream,
for fear I’d live it all again.

I want to know where you came from.
I want to know what you’re made of.

She sleeps just like the river,
running swiftly never ceasing for a rest.
I know that should I lose her,
she’ll be forever washing through my head.
I’d hope to never dream,
for fear I’d live it all again.
Track Name: Some Kind of Man
Well he must be some kind of man.
He’ll paint you a sunrise of red and cyan.

He’ll never cheapen your love.
He’ll never tell you he’s done.
And I don’t know why I’m not there.

Maybe it’s cause I’m scared.
When cold indecision embraces despair.

He’ll never cheapen your love.
He’ll never tell you he’s done.
And I don’t know why I’m not there.
Track Name: Asleep in the Pine
There was only dust collecting in your shadow.
Let the sunlight touch, the barren earth lies fallow.

You can let your ankles in, the water is still shallow.
You can let your ankles in, the water is still shallow.

I belong behind a lock and a key,
where I cannot break your heart,
where I cannot break your heart.

I belong behind a lock and a key,
where I cannot break your heart,
where I cannot break your heart.

Asleep in the pine, buried six underneath,
where I cannot break your heart,
where I cannot break your heart.

Where I cannot break.