Bird's Feet

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Chorus
sidle up to my shirtsleeve
like I was hoarding the air you breathe
pin my shoulder to the concrete
for you to perch upon with birds feet

VERSE 1
I can see your silhouette moving through
the cracks of a picket fence
you could say most anything with a gesture but
you prefer to weave a new web

Chorus
break the ice with a story
breaking bread with a petty thief
pin my shoulder to the concrete
for you to perch upon with birds feet

VERSE 2
so we cast out a line for the liars
that could pierce a serpentine tongue
diffusing suspicion, you're acting overly concerned
is the 50ft man who keyed your car still at large?

bridge (intro riff)
make small talk until
the cavalry arrives
nervous laughter that
used to be genuine

Chorus
another poorly written story
eyes are rolling now aplenty
pin my shoulder to the concrete
for you to perch upon with birds feet (x3)

BUILD
if you extended an empty hand
i might as well fill it up
but now it's red x2

OUTRO
Now don't come back inside
we can pretend none of this ever happened
I'm so sorry you're a bastard child
who only wants to be spoken to
gang - just say you'll leave (overlap)

make things as right as you can
if you think you still a man
you're barely a human being
gang - (there's a stranger in my house)

the treasure pile is shrinking from sight
everybody's too damn polite
to ask you to stop

but i just wish you'd look up and say, "oh god…"

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from Mirth, released October 5, 2016

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