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Rock - Roots/Rock n' Roll | San Francisco, California, United States
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Song Description

Acknowledging that a relationship is not going to work no matter how hard you try, using the analogy of the birds to send the message of "reciprocate, or lets part."

Story Behind the Song

Written the morning after an affair, walking at 6 a.m. in a desolate field when I was reflecting on the night before. Quite literally, and suddenly, a flock of black Raven-like birds started diving on me (think almost like a scene from Hitchcock's The Birds!) except they were dancing around me, not attacking me. I took this as some sort of spiritual message, that they were sensing my depression and were trying to cheer me up or maybe they were warning me not to try and push the relationship any further, because it was evident to them (at least) that my love was not being reciprocated in any manner or form, despite my valiant attempts.

Lyrics

VERSE 1
I saw a raven fly.
Telling all the world.
Everything he heard.
Everything he saw

Another righteous try.
Giving all your heart.
Tearing out your soul.
All to lose control.

Was it attention?
Was it deliverence?
Was it the nearness as?

CHORUS
Birds swoop down.
All because I made love

Birds swoop down.
Just because I'm in love

VERSE 2
No other reason stands
Hard before the court
They gather on the walk.
Single pigeons fly

In formation
Alone, but in a group.
You look up from your soup.
As I look into your eyes.

I look for conviction
I look for attraction
I look for the nearness as

CHORUS

BRIDGE
I stand before you with undying reason.
Open your heart before I die.
I won't quit. It's the flying season
I'm going to fly, fly, fly, fly.

CHORUS
SOLO
CHORUS

Song Length
4:17
Genres
World - Middle Eastern, Pop - Dreampop
Tempo / Feel
Floating
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Moods
Poignant, Troubled

Subject Matter
Spirituality, Unrequited Love

Similar Artists
Peter Gabriel, Kate Bush
Language
English
Era
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Mark Smotroff
Music Credits Mark Smotroff
Producer Credits Mark Smotroff
Publisher Credits Sonic Gloo Tunes
Performance Credits ASCAP
Label Credits SMYLE Records (self released)