TANTA FURIA

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Birdeatsbaby are...
Mishkin Fitzgerald, Garry Mitchell, Forbes Coleman & Hana Maria
Vocals, Piano & Accordion: Mishkin Fitzgerald
Violin, Cello, & BVs: Hana Maria
Bass, Guitars, & BVs: Garry Mitchell
Drums, Programming, Synths, & BVs: Forbes Coleman
Double Bass: Alfie Weedon
Gospel Choir “The Dulcetones”: Sarah Gardner, Catherine Anderson,
Thomas Pook, Amanda Wood, Debbie Bartelds, Debra Lloyd,
Anna Burfield, Hannah Tucker, Rose Allett, Nikki Thwaites,
Peach Reynolds, Juliet Walters, Julie Aldous, Leah Carr,
Sally Kent, Laura Heap, Catherine Arnold, Tessa McThredder,
Raquel Melo & Helen Brockelbank. Special thanks to Simon “bongos” Field,
Polly “good girl” Harvey and Dara “Drownsie” Fitzgerald for the bantz.
Special thanks to Catherine & Truly Wellock for lending us your piano
Cover art by Jack Flamel and back cover by polstarphotography.
THANK YOU TO THE “FLOCK” FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT

This album is dedicated to the memory of Louise Micklewright & Spencer Carey.

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released November 7, 2016

Recorded & Mixed by Forbes Coleman
Produced by Forbes Coleman & Mishkin Fitzgerald at
Audiobeach Studios, Brighton & Hove
Mastered by Phil Joannides at Push The Frequency
All songs written by Birdeatsbaby.
Lyrics by Mishkin Fitzgerald except for “Scars”, “Temple”
written by Mishkin Fitzgerald & Hana Maria.
“Spit” lyrics written by Mishkin Fitzgerald & Garry Mitchell.

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Track Name: In Spite of You
I remember them telling me
Something bad’s gonna happen
We are alone in everything
Especially in dying
I’ve got a mark where your picture was
You spun me out of the photograph
And asked me how I bend the light
I just see the negatives

It’s taken me so long to see
You never saw the best in me
Now you’re gonna see me as I am

In spite of you, in spite of you
Losing sleep each time I wake
You’ve left me nothing left to hate but you
In spite of you
Lock my love inside a cage
And now I’m happy in this state for you

See I remember the difference
Between the doubt and significance
I wasn’t born I just stumbled in
Now I don’t believe in anything
You set me up like a failure
Before I’d even begun
So I’d rather keep my addictions
Than be a slave to anyone

The prying eyes that never sleep
Will watch you while you pray for me
Now you’re gonna see what you have done

And if I ever do succeed
I hope that you will think of me
And know that I have only just begun
Track Name: Part of Me
I don’t know how you got in my head
Turning all my visions to red
But you did and I’m grateful for helping me see
That even after all this time
Your love is a part of me

First you pulled me out of my grave
Handed me the keys to my cage
And I guess that I owe you for the air that I breathe
But now you’re starting to choke me
With the hands that used to feed

Now your love is part of me

Thought you’d be malicious and clean
Calculated like a machine
And I’m drawn to your nightmare
While you pull on my chains
I can’t deny that I have found the comfort in the pain

I’ve got to get away from your arms
Your suffocating violent charms
You’re the colour of evil on the wings of a dove
But even if I shoot you down I just can’t shake you off

How did I get so sick from your embrace?
Your mouth full of salt for all my cuts
Now the last of me is leaving you
But this part will never give up

I’ve got to get away from your hate
You only teach me how to degrade
You’re waste, you’re a tyrant
You’re a leech of my kindness
You’re a cunt, and a bastard
And it makes me so sad that
You’re just imitating, You’re asphyxiating
Your love is a part of myself that I’m hating
Track Name: Scars
There’s a scar between us
A thorn upon this rose
My skin will only weaken
The more I lose control

She has the mark of genius
So perfectly impure
A harlequin from Venus
Walking through my door

Sorry love

I’ve seen you in history books
I’ve seen you in the quiet looks
I’ve seen you in the firelight
I see you when I close my eyes
And when I see you between these lines
I breathe your name back to life
I see you suffer on your own
I see you and I want to take you home

She has the mark of sorrow
She suffers in my skin
My scars are hers to borrow
I’d give her anything

Sorry love

I’ve seen you in tenderness
I see you, my murderess
I see you when the lightning strikes
I see you when I close my eyes
And when I see you, like a blinding light
It’s when I need you, don’t give up this fight
I see you as they throw their stones
I see you and I want you for my own

Well there’s a place for us dreamers
You only have to choose to escape
Their hands are never gonna reach us
And I’m never gonna wake
Track Name: Deathbed Confession
I took a walk through the cracks of an alley
Where I saw the whites of your eyes getting heavy
It’s a sad little burden that you keep and you carry
But you love to weep and you love to be sorry

I was almost out when the guns had been loaded
When you heard me shout that the war wasn’t over
Do you have to doubt the power you own
So you ran and you beg to the blood red throne

Say to me, what you see
You believed, the grass was green
They have been, safe and clean
It won’t mean they’ll save you

High is the risk and the bets that you are placing
Don’t you think that it’s time
That you stopped all the shaking?
I can see for days you’ve been jealous and sober
Cos I made my bed with a drunk little soldier

Well he sat me down, said to me:
“I’m trying to decided how I want to spend eternity
I’m saving all my sins up for a deathbed confession
But I did not know, that your God was American”

What did you think of the food from the table?
Did you have to eat so that you could be able?
To spit out your sins, be sanctified
Now you call all you follow to lay down and die
Track Name: Temple
I’m wicked like a stranger crawling over your bed
Wicked like the criminal inside of your head
I’m wicked like the sickness in a cold fever sweat
Wicked like the taste of each and every regret
I’m wicked like the preacher preying on innocence
Fumblin’ his creeping fingers under your dress
I’m wicked like the bodies hidden under cement
If my body is a temple, desecrate me

I don’t want nobody else
I’ll be your tiger in a cage
I’m going to keep you to myself

I’m wicked like the serpent coming out of the tree
Whisper in your ear until you wake up and bleed
Wicked like the things I say but I don’t mean
Wicked now I know the devil’s working in me
So wicked that you’ll wake up screaming out my name
Take away your purity and leave you with shame
You know I’ll leave you when I’ve nothing to gain
So baby, if my body is a temple, desecrate me
Track Name: Elliot
He only tells me what I want to hear
When we’re all strung out on the town
He doesn’t give a shit about my hair
He wants to pull it out
There was a time when there was something there
Now we just take it in turns
Some people want to see the world from here
And some people want to crash and burn

Elliot, I know the world has trod you underfoot
But there’s a chance we could do something good
Elliot, I know that you are just misunderstood
You know we’re Marian and Robin Hood, oh Elliot

We get attention from the neighbours now cos he
He likes to talk to himself
And then one day he tore the house apart
Sweeping all my things off the shelves
I’m not concerned about the voice he hears
I just make him stay in his room
On days like that I hold him close to me and whisper:
“I can hear that voice too”

Elliot, you’re just the victim of your misspent youth
But there’s a chance you could do something good
Elliot, I try to love you like I know I should

And then one morning I woke up in tears
His body was a cold as a stone
He took his medicine with too much gin
Oh Elliot I should have known
Track Name: Spit
You turn up here uninvited
To give a piece of your mind
But all these pieces are violent
And you’re as cruel as you’re kind
You see I hold all the cards now
You want to force me to choose
No matter how this hand plays out
Darling, you’re just gonna lose

Now I watch you walk away for the last time
And I love you even though you are a liar
My hands were reaching out
But you spit on it, yeah you spit, spit, spit, spit

I never thought you’d get sober
And now I guess I was right
You keep on playingthe victim
But still there’s no one to fight
You know I meant what I said yeah
You know I’m not coming back
My eyes are looking at midnight
I watch you fade into black
Track Name: Mary
Hail Mary full of grace
The Lord has put you in your place
Put you where no-one can reach
No hands to touch or words to speak

Have you had your fill of misery?
For the light it falls so far from me
But it’s my sin, there is no shame
I close my eyes, I see the flames

Hail Mary of the earth
They promised you a virgin birth
They take your name and they conspire
To burn you with their holy fire

But if you lead so many to believe
Their death is not a mystery
They’ll bring their arms and bring their guns
For the Lord he speaks but not in tongues

We’re fighting for the rest of us
This sacrifice is not enough
To justify our history
Oh Mary, please come home to me

Hail Mary in your arms
The ashes of a fallen star
You only have to break the spine
For the Lord is good, and he is kind

Have you had your fill of righteousness?
For the light it falls so far from us
If we can’t stop the acts of man
To save ourselves then no-one can
Track Name: Bones of God
When they found
The bones of God
They stitched our lips
They paid us off
The papers said
It was fake
So we hid the lies
For the children’s sake

How can I run from
Your heavenly host?
You’ve put all your trust
In a holy ghost, so
There’s no redemption
For my crime
I took my life

Where they found
The bones of God
The grass was black
The earth was rot
My saviour lay
In a tomb of rust
My rock of ages
Ground to dust

How can I run from
Your heavenly host?
You’ve put all your trust
In a holy ghost, so
There’s no redemption
For your crime
You better take your life
Track Name: Tanta Furia
Been coming up for a long, long time
When am I gonna fall?
I left my body behind as I climb
To the centre of it all

Levitate from my state
Fill you up with my hate
Throw the dust in the sky
Looking up with open eyes
Holding time in your hands
An hourglass of sinking sand
Holy night, what the fuck
Is stopping me from waking up?

I’m looking down at the ground
As I’m bound to the angel of my hurt
I see his halo is burning
I’m turning the pages of the earth

Animal that you are
Feral love give me scars
Cut the cord from your life
Visions of a serpentine
Holding trust in your lips
Secrets of a Judas kiss
Turn your cheek for a friend
I never want this moment to end

She’s got the power of words
How I herd my fury to her shrine
I know she’s lifting the curse
As we worship for reasons undefined

Bite my lip, not my type
Visions of a sacrifice
Say the name in blood
Drink it down and raise it up
Bitterness overripe
Hanging from, tree of life
Let me go to despair
TANTA FURIA
Track Name: Eulogy
Now I just see no colour of sunrise in your eyes
Disfigured and pure like the demise of Lucifer
I was cold when you found me outside the wake
With the grief on my tongue like a glass snowflake
Forgot my excitement watching this clock
Now I walk in the fields of my paradise lost
How we fall so far from grace

I used to dream of escaping here
I would pack all my bags and make big plans to disappear
But now that I’m grown I just sink like a stone
Through the comfort of gravity
Now I’ll drink off this bottle as it drains off of me
If my heart is the thunder my tears are the sea
That will drag me right under
Ten thouseand feet to this wasteland of silence
How we fall so far from grace

And I say... God don’t be kind to me
Take back your liberty
Hang my freedom from this precipice
Just in front of me
Take back your Midas touch
Lord, it won’t matter much
If you cast me out I’ll just crawl away
It’s my prophecy

I used to dream of coming clean
Now I just keep my secrets safe under lock and key
A blanket of ash I am buried beneath broken mirrors
Incomplete

I’m a little boy soldier still learning to fight
As the war passes over this unholy night
Paint the blood on my doorway and pray I survive
But don’t tell me not to worship

At this church of loneliness