Vitamins

by Music for Dead Birds

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The third album from West of Ireland duo Music for Dead Birds.
Recorded at DATA Studios, Co. Kerry November 2013.
Released via Ghost Home Recordings.

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released April 17, 2014

Jimmy Monaghan - Guitar, Vocals
Dónal Walsh - Drums

Engineered and mixed by Tadgh Healy.
Mastered by Analog Heart.
Cover Art by Aisling Walsh.

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Track Name: Forever Wasted
I am forever wasted
From all that I have tasted
But under the light of a full moon
I'll erase all of my gloom

Turn me on and then turn me off again
As if I'm not a Piscerean
I've gone and fallen by the wayside
To the only place left to hide now

The terror breaths me in
Black rainbows on my skin
They never dissipate
Away

Light up a candle in the snow
Black tides falling from below
I am forever wasted
When I realised what the smile on your face meant

Tear-drop on my skin again
Like the day I saw grey cloud descend
To cover up the smiles of the wrong ones
What is it I have become now?

The terror breaths me in
Black rainbows on my skin
They never dissipate
Away
Track Name: Dead Pets
Get lost
When your pets are dead
And their blood is red
But you don;t like blood
When your pets are dead
And there blood is red
And you're so so bored
When your pets are dead
And they're on your hands
You can;t understand

I won't be myself around you

When your pets are dead and their blood is so red!

I won't be myself around you
Track Name: Magic Witch
I am the owl that cradles the candle
While the storm pushes the rats outside
Ugly in the corner where's my rage?
Come on look at the mess you've made

Where are the beautiful people?
Don't let them into the house
They can never know our plan

Standing in the corner she danced to violence
Then she goes and my heart explodes
Cut up, cut down and cut me all around

Don't let them take you for a ride
We have travelled far and wide
Only to find
I want it
Track Name: The Farmer's Corn
Well the girl was like an apple she was poisoned to the core
She asked me if I'd stay 'cus she said she wanted more
But I had my objectives of which she wasn't one
And by the hour on the clock I had missed the sun
So I ran out of her eyes and escaping from her room
I found myself in sunshine by the brightness of the moon
But everything was dark upon the field because of night
And my eyes they were both useless not seeing any sight
So I thought about anatomy how we came to be born
I struck my final match right upon the farmer's corn
And when I heard him coming I started running for my life
I knew I'd made an enemy in the farmer and his wife

So I sprinted to the village breaking both my shoes
And I knew you had to gamble if you ever want to lose
My soles they were both talking as we set upon the town
The fire in the distance by now was calming down
But I heard the farmer roar so I made it to the docks
I saw three men play games where they'd just pick up and throw rocks They told me they'd set sail as the hour did begin
And as our boat his water I told them of my sin
They said they understood the sizing of my strife
And they said I should keep running from that farmer and his wife.

We anchored on an island that was buried in the sand
And though the men were blind they helped me understand
How to look at places unobjectively
And for the first time in my life I realised how lucky we could be
So we stayed there for a hundred years just eating jellyfish
They'd sting us in our eyes and shine electric on our dish
But then a violent winter morn sent us shaking in our boots
The forest that was behind us started lifting from it's roots
So we sent our anchor sailing from it's place between the sands
Went back to face our fates somewhere on drier lands
But those blind men they did trick me yeah they showed me to the girl She had aged so terribly it made the sour milk curl
So all up in my anger I made a blade upon my knife
And went back to settle scores with the farmer and his wife

Well I guess that on the island we had a different view of time
'Cus when I went back to face the scene of my crime
The farmer he could not lift a finger up to me
In fact just like the sailors well he couldn't even see
But he told me he'd forgiven me for setting fire to his corn
He said it was the catalyst that had ended all his scorn
He said that winter came much colder than it passed
And that his wife had fallen ill from the hunger I had massed
And that when she finally died he just fed her to the birds
She wouldn't bare his child and she's never say kind words
Then he thanked me kindly for changing his whole life
And funnily enough
I became the farmer's wife
Track Name: It's Fine
Born
In between
This world and
One unseen
You
Carried me
From the shore
To the sea
Swimming
All the time
They can't see
Love's blind

I'm awake for the first time
I can feel now
It's fine

Torn
Torn in two
One for me
One for you
Black
And white
Colour And
Light

I'm awake for the first time
I can feel now
It's fine

Take
Take me to
The place from where
Birds flew
Down
In the well
Icy hell
I see
Close
Close my eyes
I can see
Life's disguise

I'm awake for the first time
I can feel now
It's fine
Track Name: Churchbells
Chruchbells sound like war drums
In a town where no-one laughs
I came back here not long ago
Now I wait, can't wait to get back

She looked pretty in the summertime
But now it's winter and she can't find love
I talked to a priest the other day
About exactly what it is he does

But it's hard to talk to strangers when you're sad

Cars speed in the night time
In this town where they're so hard
But when they die they'll all go to
The same graveyard
The hospital's closed
The river's dry
Samantha she wants to cry

'Cus it's hard to talk to strangers when you're sad
Track Name: I Could See It
If you want to love something
Then you should learn to love something
You sit upon your broken branch
With cinnamon and vitamins
And if your darkened fantasies
Don;t come true then you'll recede in

I've learned to love something

Sit up on the broken branch
A heavy God likes to relax so
We could float all through the air
Spread diseases as we care

I've learned to love something
I've learned to love some

Sit up on the broken branch
I could see it, you could see it
When it falls it burns to wax
'Cus as mortals we like relaxing

I've learned to love something
I've learned to hate some
Track Name: Penitentiary
Lose my breath,
When my body's for sale.
In the test of life I fail,
And you'll see me in the penitentiary oh yeah that's where I'll be.

Only fools and horses work,
So I'll take my time,
Numb my brain and go bezerk,
And you'll see me in the penitentiary oh yeah that's where I'll be.

Hold me in the dark,
Hold me down forever ever.
I know where we are,
Falling apart with the weather weather,
So tie my shoes,
Walk me down to the city city,
Pick and choose all the places my mind it should be.

Born again,
I'm finally free.
Smile for,
The camera please,
When you see me in the penitentiary oh yeah that's where I'll be.

Hold me in the dark,
Hold me down forever ever.
I know where we are,
Falling apart with the weather weather,
So tie my shoes,
Walk me down to the city city,
Pick and choose all the places my mind it should be.

Shed my skin and watch it fly,
I'd rather live you'd rather die,
When you see me in the penitentiary oh yeah that's where I'll be.
Track Name: A Better View
I could have a better view
If I were a part of you
But I'm just another one of those and I
Fall out of the sky

Sitting on an empty chair
Turn around there's no-one there
What is it that I am to you?
Just another point of view?

You have a better view when you're high
'Cus there's that big empty crater in the sky
And you want it so damn much you can't even try

Thinking of another way
Thinking of another way
Close enough to what it is that you touch
Wanting comfort far too much

'Cus You have a better view when you're high
And there's that big empty crater in the sky
And you want you it so damn much you can't even try