Birds in the Black

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Time makes you stronger
Crying makes you weak
The scars on your hands from the fire make you weep

Try to control it
The shaking of your voice
Five minutes to showtime
You’ve run out of choice

You know it’s a fact
You’ll open your mouth, it’ll turn up slack
The birds in the black, they always fly back for more
Again and again

They say they’re going to promote you
With a plan they have conceived
Oblivious to injury, the problem they can’t see

Time makes you weaker
Crying makes you strong
The shock from the microphone
Will clip you if you’re wrong

You know it’s the truth
You’ll open your mouth and it’s full of hoof
The birds in the black, they always fly back
The birds in the black, they always fly back


from Three on a Match, released April 12, 2017
Lyrics by Cherie Chavez


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Scotty Houston California

Since getting a Vestafire 4track in 1987 Scotty has been writing and recording songs. Until recently he's worked diligently to ensure few would hear them. A key member of Bay Area bands 100 Watt Smile, The Verms and The Mighty Lynch-Pins, in recent years he's supported and/or recorded with the likes of Bernie Jungle, High Diving Horses, J Kleinberg, Guy Capecelatro III, and Val Esway +El Mirage. ... more

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