Glitter Flies

by murnie

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released September 5, 2011

All songs by: Condie, Williamson, Wilson
Recorded by David McMahon Jr and Murnie

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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: Hooks
You had to go swimming in my ole fishing hole
You had to go wallow and swallow it whole

Is it any wonder that you’re sick now?
Is it any wonder?

You had to hang around my porch swing summertime
You had to hear my old guitar sing moonshine

Is it any wonder how you look at me?
Is it any wonder that you need to please?
Is it any wonder when you open wide and look like a catfish looks?
Is it any wonder you’re hooked?

You had to hang your duffel coat on my Afghan
You had to slip your shoes right under my divan, man

Is it any wonder that you’re stuck now?
Is it any wonder?

You had to stick your claws in every day
You had to twist your barbs in every way, bring me pain

Is it any wonder how you look at me?
Is it any wonder that you need to? Please.
Is it any wonder when you open wide and look like a lamprey looks?
Is it any wonder we’re hooked?

Is it any wonder how you look at me?
Is it any wonder that you need to? Please.
Is it any wonder when you open wide and look like a lamprey looks?
Is it any wonder we’re hooked?
Track Name: Down
Dusk is burning a rose, water’s kissing my toes
And something inside of me knows that anything is possible
Teeing off from the dunes, sing it in with your tune
And follow it over the moon, because anything is possible

Hey let’s strip down, dive down, down, down deep
And play around on the bottom of the sea
Hey let’s strip down, dive down, down, down deep
And play around on the bottom of the sea
You and me, you and me, you and me

White of skin in the waves, flash of jewellery scales
Little chance to be saved, but anything is possible
Sand is trapping me down, billows up in a cloud
Calling out with no sound, but anything is possible

And the fish parts the water, parts the water, like the veil of death
And my heart beating shorter, beating shorter as I squander my breath
But you look so hot, lining up your shot, clothed in nought but your mermaid’s hair
That I’m willing to die, leaking out my life, just as long, long, long as you’re there.

So let’s strip down, dive down, down, down deep
And play around on the bottom of the sea
Hey let’s strip down, dive down, down, down deep
And play around on the bottom of the sea
You and me, you and me, you and me
At the bottom of the sea
Track Name: Best Man's Fall
Ask me how I want to die
I’ll take a single bullet in the eye
And play it stricken photo still
And tumble slo-mo down the hill

Ask the next man in the line
Bitter strychnine in his wine
Choking, bit part theatre queen
No joking, stealing every scene

And now you get to choose
Who’s best to take the drop for you

And it’s Best Man’s Fall
After all, after all
It’s Best Man’s Fall
After all

Competition crackles in the air
As the next boy takes the chair
And as you pull his killing switch
See the fool begin to twitch

And now you get to choose
Who’s best to take the drop for you

And it’s Best Man’s Fall
After all, after all
It’s Best Man’s Fall
After all