Bag of Animals EP

by Bluebird Avenue

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released November 1, 2013

Music/lyrics/performance by Danny Crocome & Sam Ogilvie.
Cover artwork by Alisa Wortley & Clint Slogrove.

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Bluebird Avenue Auckland, New Zealand

Bluebird Avenue is an alternative act from Auckland, New Zealand. Having played music together since 2005, they began writing, recording & performing as Bluebird Avenue in 2011. Since then, their music has been featured in numerous international music blogs, earned them 'Soundclouder of the Day' and has been performed in all sorts of interesting venues. They released two EPs on November 1st 2013. ... more

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Track Name: Beach House
A couple of days at a beach house in the rain
She said, “I think we should take some time, let ourselves unwind.
We’ve been wound up good.”

There’s a roadside sign on the way into town that reads, ‘Slow Down’.
That’s what I intend to do – Girl, how ‘bout you?
Let’s roll up and slow it down

Just an hour or so in the car – there we go, here we are
Nothing I’d rather do than spend a little beach house time with you

We watch the clouds drifting on their way to anywhere
We watch old films on video
Read dusty National Geographic’s from the ‘70’s
Stovetop coffee, time ticks slow

Just an hour or so in the car – there we go, here we are
Nothing I’d rather do than spend a little beach house time with you

Cold caravan morning
Here in this sleepy town
I hear the early birds calling
Girl, we’ve slowed it down

Just an hour or so in the car – there we go, here we are
Nothing I’d rather do than spend a little beach house time with you
Track Name: Wrong Enough
We don’t make each other happy
We don’t make each other sad
Standing silent in the shadows of what we used to have

Who is this person in the mirror?
Surely I’m supposed to know
Lately I’ve been feeling it might be time for us to let go

‘cause if this is all that you and I will ever be
Is it better than being alone?
I know it’s not right, but is it wrong enough
Wrong to leave?

Was I ever part of your plans?
Did you ever know of mine?
What were we doing?
What are we doing? What are we doing?

‘cause if this is all that you and I will ever be
Is it better than being alone?
I know it’s not right, but is it wrong enough
Wrong to leave?

We don’t make each other happy
We don’t make anything at all.
Track Name: Galaxies
We watched the lights in the houses on the hills
And convinced ourselves that time stood still

Starlight so bright I could read your face
And for a moment you were free of this place

Where tomorrow you’ll wake up and life carries on
Be it bitter or be it sweet
Undercurrents will pull you along
And such memories get hard to reach

Out in the cold, we were warm inside
Stoking the fire that keeps us alive

When we open our eyes and see life as it is
It’s a beautiful thing to behold
Those moments don’t come as much as you’d wish
When they do, take hold

You don’t have to understand everything
You don’t have to understand everything
You don’t have to understand everything
Sometimes I don’t understand anything at all

We watched the lights in the houses on the hills
Yellow galaxies in the night, when time stood still.
Track Name: Nothing Much With You
Hey I’ve got a plan – something you and I can do together
Keep your PJs on, no need for make-up – just wake up and follow me down the hall
We’ve got pancakes and ice-cream, sugar and cream – we’ve got Beatles on record and hot coffee
We’ve got conversation and Sunday morning sun

Do do do… doing nothing much with you

Hey I’ve got a plan – something you and I can do together
Let’s get in the car and drive somewhere new, where there’s nothing much to do
Where there’s only five shops and they all shut at 3, find a cheap motel and watch bad TV
And wake up again to Sunday morning sun

Do do do… doing nothing much with you

GUITAR SOLO

Lying under the stars on a trampoline, holding hands in the dark while we share our dreams
And together we’ll wait for Sunday morning sun

Do do do… doing nothing much with you
How I want to be
Do do do… doing nothing much with you

Hey I’ve got a plan – something you and I can do together.
Track Name: Sticks & Stones
Do I tell you what I’m feeling? Or will you turn and walk away?
It’s hard to open up and speak with sincerity when it feels like there’s nothing left to say.

I wait in silence. And the silence weighs on me.
And it’s hard to find affection when your back is turned to me.
Do I risk losing face and tell you what I feel?
Or speak the words you want to hear and deny all that is real? Listen to me

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but only you can hurt me
Put a little distance between you and me when I’m alone and you’re all I need
Sticks and stones can be atoned; I suffer so much more when you desert me
There’s a little distance between you and me, and that’s not how it’s meant to be

It’s a battle trying to keep a love alive.
It blossoms out of nowhere and, over time, sometimes it dies.
We fight that battle every single day, with compromise and sacrifice
we try to keep those fears at bay. Listen to me

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but only you can hurt me
Put a little distance between you and me when I’m alone and you’re all I need
Sticks and stones can be atoned; I suffer so much more when you desert me
There’s a little distance between you and me, and that’s not how it’s meant to be

GUITAR SOLO

Now I’ll tell you what I’m feeling. Please don’t turn and walk away
It’s hard to open up and speak with sincerity, but there’s so much we need to say.
Track Name: Kindred (It's Alright)
Everyone’s smiling tonight – laughing away this cold winter night.
With a drink or two, me and you, it’s alright, it’s alright.

Immersed in our pleasure and pain, baring our souls all over again.
Nothing new, just me and you – but it’s alright, tonight.

Old in our minds not our skin, we ponder and question within
But tonight we eschew the black and blue – for tonight, and it’s alright

In time we’ll grow tired and we’ll leave – yet clothed in a sense of relief
A listening ear to numb the fear – someone who understands
Another night, yeah sounds alright – it’s alright, it’s alright.
Track Name: Our Downfall
I've been working on our downfall
I've been trying to mess things up
Shake, shake, shake 'til there's nothing left
Just to have a little fun

I shared all your dirty secrets,
and that sure caused a scene
Everybody had a good old laugh
Hey, at least I'm coming clean

Now I'm rocking the foundations
I'm loosening the threads
I'm flogging that old horse of ours,
just to make sure that she's dead

I put sleeping pills in your coffee
and gave some pyro kid your name
Baby, burning out's the way to go
No-one wants to fade away

GUITAR SOLO

I've been thinking about our downfall and,
now that you've gone away...
I guess we should've just talked some more
now baby it's too late.
Track Name: Green Boat
…then you were telling me that you needed time (it was never mine to give)
You said I didn’t listen anymore, or something like that
We were parked down by the water in your car
There was a green boat out in the harbour, tumbling in the waves
Heading out into the ocean, on its own
alone

I took the first place I looked at – always paid my rent on time
Never got around to unpacking most of my things
I wasn’t trying to find myself or anything like that
I rolled into a fog, no hand to keep me steady
No light to lead me home

There was something missing, but I knew it wasn’t you
So waiting on the unknown, and that was nothing new
Rain upon my windshield, pulled up by the sea
Scanning the horizon

GUITAR SOLO

I never did find out what became of you, though I was always sure you’d be ok
(As for me) one too many quiet nights, cigarettes & tired lights
Pondering a green boat, tumbling in the waves, ocean bound, out on the bay.