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Open up the station airlock
As we spin above this blue rock
Spit your heart up, watch it drift out
Astronaut, I’m bored


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


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

Life under the starlight
Had enough I’ll take flight
Life under the starlight
Had enough I’ll take flight


from Shapeshifter, released January 8, 2020
Lead Vocals – Marica Petrey
Keys, Synth, Vocals – Andrea Wang
Drums – Mogli Maureal
Bass – Travis Kindred
Violin, Voice Acting – Eli Wirtschafter

Song by Joshua Williams & Marica Petrey
Arrangement by Girl Swallows Nightingale
Produced by Marica Petrey & Mogli Maureal

Recorded and Mixed by Adam Muñoz at Opus Studios, in Berkeley CA

Mastered by Piper Payne, Infrasonic Mastering

Cover Art Photography by Mogli Maureal
Graphic Design by Soy Krisher
Special Thanks to Galex Tcruz, Rudi Tcruz, Catherine Liu

Copyright 2020 Girl Swallows Nightingale


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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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