Memory's Fool (The Live Sessions)

by Girl Swallows Nightingale

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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

With songwriting inspired by mythological creatures, fantasy, science fiction, ghostly tales, anime and saga, this Oakland- based band conjures up a cinematic experience. GSN shifts its colors between glam rock, jazz, funk, and pop, to underwater sound scapes and dreams of outer space. ... more

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Track Name: Rewind the Day
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
Track Name: Astronaut
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
Track Name: Valediction
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
Track Name: One More Son
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
Track Name: Like a Little Rain
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
Track Name: Girl Swallows Nightingale
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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