Memory's Fool (The Live Sessions)

by Girl Swallows Nightingale

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1.
A love so real Feel naked still I’m counting Mysteries, obsidian night Glowing look in your eyes Honey-gold fireflies I’m memory’s fool On a dark pool I’m waiting Velvety wings of a moth in my hand Or the scent of a Cinnamon tree Shimmering weightlesness Whispers of listful bliss Open your mouth with a smile So please Just rewind the day For me Just rewind the day Won’t you please Just rewind the day For me A love so real I Feel naked still I’m counting Mysteries, obsidian night Glowing look in your eyes Honey-gold fireflies I’m not ready to undo this dream So please Just rewind the day With me Let’s rewind the day Won’t you please Just rewind the day With me
2.
Astronaut 03:43
Open up the station airlock As we spin above this blue rock Spit your heart up, watch it drift out Astronaut, I’m bored Lalalala Dive into the ocean darkness Down so deep the sharks are left breathless Cough your lungs out, watch them float up Smile through the gore Lalalala This is the day I begin again Open down the throttle’s throat My hands these moonlit lacerations Pious pull of gravity The flames lick up your sunglasses Bones puppet in the shudder The bite of dark runs through you All the ground is burned away And I float Exploded time My face An icy grin Words are air and nothing more Tears are salt and nothing more Songs are noise and nothing more You are flesh and nothing Let me Let me Let me Go Life under the starlight Had enough I’ll take flight Life under the starlight Had enough I’ll take flight
3.
Valediction 02:42
When we see that this is all we are This negotiation, these promises When day by day we testify, Throwing incantations against the dark Valediction to it all Valentines go off to war Valediction to it all Valkyries will lead us home All we have is hope and omens To awake naked and unafraid Prisoners will be unwalled, unchained In bright chambers of day Valediction to it all Valentines go off to war Valediction to it all Valkyries will lead us home
4.
One More Son 05:01
Soul’s branches outgrow your body
 Escaping through cracks in walls
 Eyelashes crumple
 A piece of burnt paper
 Shivering in the cold Ruptured, cracked, and broken
 Filled with love then drowned in hate
 Watched you bleed out Said put a smile on
 Why’d I turn away? Cuz now you’re gone 
Now you’re gone
 Now you’re gone Now I’m scraping at your leftover shadows 
Lingering here in my head
 Melting fragments, fractured faces
 Slippery in my hands Ruptured, cracked, and broken
 Filled with love then drowned in hate
 Watched you bleed out
 Said put a smile on
 Why’d I turn away? Cuz now you’re gone
 Now you’re gone
 Why’d you go? Why’d you go? Yellow flame
 Smoking gun 
Bullet claimed
 One more son
5.
Now it feels so superficial trying to be sad all over again today What am I feeling. What am I thinking about except Someday it might be me Someday it might be me Turned the page on all of you Pictures flood my screen I scroll past all of you Does giving you a Happy face help you or hurt Me? Liquid pooling back into my head Like a little rain Like a little rain Crawling by its fingertips Up into the sky Like a little rain Like a little rain Gone Bye Liquid pooling back into my head Crawling by its fingertips Up into the sky Like a little rain Like a little rain Not used to Nice things lasting Find out when you fall You will find out when you fall Like a little rain Like a little rain
6.
I wanna hear the sound of your laughter As it swirls across the room Ha ha ha ha ha ha! You might think I’m too emotional sometimes but At least I’m able to cry You might say I’m just too out there for you but Let me pry open your eyes I wanna thrash I wanna fight like Motoko I wanna hold my breath till all of me implodes I wanna break up this primordial silence Eternally naked insides on display You look a little confused right now, like You don’t get how I transformed Myself into an elastic dreamer Come on don’t be such a bore I wanna thrash I wanna fight like Motoko I wanna hold my breath till all of me implodes I wanna break up this primordial silence Eternally naked insides on display Girl swallows nightingale Careful now, Cosmic egg I’m a flesh eater, shape shifter, daring you to Wipe off that fake little grin What makes you so very cautious out in the world Why don’t you take off your skin And when you do what will I find underneath it? And when you do what will I find underneath it? And when you do what will I find underneath it? I smell the animal swimming inside Open up spread your legs don’t let it die Girl swallows nightingale Careful now, Cosmic egg Born! Born! Born! Little bird Little bird on a fiery field I’ll swallow I’ll swallow You Whole Whole Whole Whole

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We hope you enjoy this collection of songs, recorded live at the Bancroft Dance Studio in February, 2018. We also made videos for each song, which you can watch here: girlswallowsnightingale.com

Your donations will go towards funding our first official album. Thank you in advance!

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released April 4, 2018

Songs and Lyrics by Marica Petrey
Additional Lyrics by Joshua Williams, Track 3 & 5
Additional Lyrics by Eli Wirtschafter, Track 1
Arranged by Girl Swallows Nightingale

Travis Kindred – Bass
Mogli Maureal – Drums
Marica Petrey – Vocals/Keys
Andrea Wang – Vocals/Keys
Eli Wirtschafter – Violin

Recording Engineer – Ian Duran
Mixed by – Mogli Maureal
Special Thanks – Wil Leggett & TDPS UC Berkeley

Recorded on February 4, 2018 at the Bancroft Dance Studios in Berkeley, CA.

Album Art: image of Marica Petrey, photography by Mogli Maureal

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Girl Swallows Nightingale Oakland, California

These bones carry stories and we reap them through song. 

Girl Swallows Nightingale delivers big, ambitious sound. The Oakland-based experimental pop/rock band crafts intricate song structures buoyed by infectious funk grooves and heady harmonies. Storytelling and performance are also central to their music; the band thrives where sensory planes intersect. ... more

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