Fortitude (feat. Anna Rest Easy)

by Birdeatsbaby

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Songs written by Birdeatsbaby & Anna Rest Easy.

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released December 15, 2018

No Resistance



I dream of the day when I caught your eye

Now we don’t speak but your voice still whispers inside

Nine weeks straight I’ve been sober and dry

An aching lust never to be satisfied

I’m speaking my mind but it won’t make a difference

I’m staying inside, there will be no resistance

The sky wasn’t ever big enough for me

I weep and I crave for a little white lie

While the boy in his cage can see through my disguise

Ten years straight with a thorn in his side

From a wreath of mistakes, he’s barely scraping by

But if we keep our mouths shut, and we’re no longer touching

We can fall out of love, and fall into suffering cos

Softly spoken are the awful things, my friend

Now the miles stretch out, like the veins of my life

And all we can do is wait for the floods to dry

So we planted a seed, but it never grew

Now the shape of my mind is just this empty room

I’m speaking my mind but it won’t make a difference

I’ll just stay inside, there will be no resistance

The sky wasn’t ever big enough for me



Desert of Nevada



Down in the desert of Nevada

My baby was taken to the slaughter

Guided by frozen spirits

They put his heart under the sand

In the desert of Nevada



Back in the sweet arms of my mother

She warned us against the tricks of strangers

Beware the men who promise

Those things that they cannot afford

Stay in the sweet arms of your mother



Once on the way back from the chapel

A kind stranger offered me an apple

His eyes were cold like moonlight

He led my foolish heart astray

On the way back from the chapel



Before our love had time to linger

Our wedding rings were taken from our fingers

By men who came to tell me

My lover was a gambling man

And there was no time left to linger



Under the lights of the bordello

His memory nothing but a shadow

The only thing remaining

His unpaid debts and empty words

That he left at the bordello



One night, while giving men their pleasure

I prayed to the spirits of the desert

To find the one who sold me

Into these debts I’ll never pay

Though I give these men their pleasure



Down in the desert of Nevada

You’ll hear the warnings of my lover

Taken by frozen spirits

To pay his debts under the sand

In the desert of Nevada



Fortitude



Time is a mind-fuck

Toying and teasing

Wearily dreamt up

Nothing to ease me in



I coil as the curtains are drawn

Await temperate torment once more



Falling, my arms are falling

Intent to wake through endless morning

And bleeding, my eyes are bleeding

As fainter feelings mask my view



And rinse me of fortitude



Falling, my arms are falling

Though pills may hold me sane

And breathing, I know I'm breathing

The air of an older pain



My nights sink into poison dew

Tell me all that I dream is true

Suffer the waking subdued

And free me of fortitude

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Dark and orchestral Rock band from Brighton, UK. "Birdeatsbaby celebrate the strange and obsessive, the freakish and the free-thinking" - The Quietus

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