Bitter Birds (sampler)

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released 03 June 2015

Condie, Williamson, Wilson

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murnie Glasgow, UK

Murnie is a Glasgow/Lanarkshire-based power trio with a love of strong melodies with idiosyncratic lyrics played loud, and with influences as varied as seventies singer-songwriters and classic metal this is hardy surprising. Their unusual piano/drums/guitar-or-bass line-up might appear lacking, but thoughtful arrangements, harmony vocals and sheer enthusiasm result in a big sound from a wee band. ... more

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Track Name: Bitter Birds
Please lighten up long enough for the photograph
Say cheese. Brighten up or at least put on an act
You say you’re pleased for the happy pair
But your smile looks like it’s nail-gunned there

And the bitter birds arrive
Buzz around like glitter flies
Hear them croak and hear them cry
The bitter birds and their bitter words keep your bitter heart alive

So please even though you’re all ash inside
Just freeze, take those poisonous thoughts outside
For once will you make like human being?
Eat your free lunch and forget what you’re seeing.

And the bitter birds arrive
Swarm around like glitter flies
Watch them drop and watch them dive
The bitter birds and their bitter words keep your bitter heart alive

And the bitter birds arrive
Buzz around like glitter flies
Hear them croak and hear them cry
The bitter birds and their bitter words keep your bitter heart alive

And who hears them but who endears them, the bitter birds
And who feeds them but who needs them, the bitter birds
And who hears them but who endears them, the bitter birds
And who feeds them but who needs them, the bitter birds
Track Name: Trouble Is
You won’t believe the trouble I’m in
You won’t believe the trouble I’m in
This heap of misfortune, catalogue of sin
You won’t believe, so why should I tell
You won’t believe, so why should I tell
What can I buy, when there’s nothing on sale

Trouble is, I’ve seen so much
Trouble is, I miss your touch
Trouble is a done deal such
That I can’t win with this trouble I’m in.

You won’t forget the trouble I’ve caused
You won’t forget the trouble I’ve caused
When I broke your invisible laws
You won’t believe, so why make a scene
You won’t believe, so why make a scene
You won’t believe the trouble I’ve seen

Trouble is, I’ve seen so much
Trouble is, I miss your touch
Trouble is a done deal such
That I can’t win with this trouble I’m in.
Track Name: Whitehouse
In a white house lives a nice man in a white suit
With his good dog he takes long walks in his jack boots

And the people shout
And the people cheer
The white man is the hero of the year

In the white house lives a brown girl in a red dress
In the kitchen full of sharp knives she makes omelettes

And the people peer
And the people pry
Must be something sinful going on inside

Throw more whitewash against the wall
Throw more whitewash against the wall
Cover the scars, the cracks and all
Don’t let the white house fall

In the white house lives a blue boy sad and delicate
Like a servant or a cousin or an inmate

And the people scream
And the people fight
And the white man smiles into the night

Throw more whitewash against the wall
Throw more whitewash against the wall
Cover the scars, the cracks and all
Don’t let the white house fall

We have the right, we want to know
We have the right, we want to know
Turn on the light, put on a show
We want to know, don’t want to know
We want to know, don’t want to know
We want to know, don’t want to know

Throw more whitewash against the wall
Throw more whitewash against the wall
Cover the scars, the cracks and all
Don’t let the white house fall

In the white house there’s a black room with no windows