Bellow the Surface

by Shae Bird

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apsie This one really struck deep in my being - WOW, shivers whenever I listen. Very deep. Very true. Thanks Shae. Favorite track: If I Followed My Heart.
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content warnings: gun, sexual assault, being trapped, losing the will to live (cheerful ukulele context)

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released June 12, 2017

All tracks written and performed by Shae Bird (guitar, violin, vocals, harmonies, ukulele)

Recorded at Studio Squid by Frank Pearce

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Track Name: If I Followed My Heart
If I followed my heart
I wouldn't be here
I woudn't last a year
in any institution

If I followed my heart
I'd run away with the circus
and try to find a world
where you don't have to sell your dreams

If I followed my heart
I would end up naked
with anyone who I could see
in their eyes

If I followed my heart
I would leave my boyfriend
because I wouldn't pretend
that love grows in time

If I followed my heart
I'd be over the desert
following a girl
who wants to forget my name

If I followed my heart
I would be so foolish
but maybe I would find out
why I'm here
Track Name: Bellow the Surface
Bellow the Surface

There's a world we never speak of
it's beautiful and covered in blood
we watch it move bellow the surface
safe on a boat of what we think we know

I love you are dirty words
you hurt me is never heard
I need you means I need a psych
I love you don't run away
You hurt me. can I say I need you
when I'm ok?

There's a stranger at the station
there's a stone hung around his kneck
how do we break the simple glass wall
between what we do and what we could be


I love you are dirty words
you hurt me is never heard
I need you means I need a psych
I love you don't run away
I see you can you say, “hello dear
what's your name?”

We dance around a simple truth
between our eyes moves something more
afraid to hurt me, I'm afraid to be hurt
but I can give more than this loneliness

I love you are dirty words
you hurt me is never heard
I need you means I need a psych
I love you don't run away
I see you can I say I need you
when I'm ok?

This world is made of ideas
what we can touch and what's come before
does it matter who's the richest
you don't want diamonds, you want what they mean

I love you are dirty words
you hurt me is never heard
I need you means I need a psych
I love you don't run away
I see you. I can feel I know you
we are the same