Birdy Bardot

by The Redwoods

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released July 3, 2015

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Track Name: Treading Water
Been treading water
And no one came
The land
So far
Away
And my horizon
Is rising chrome
This day
So overgrown

Let’s take
A step away
I need
You yesterday

On urban islands
We raise our walls
Soft echoes
In
The halls
And morning tremors
That dim the day
Though something
Has
To change

Let’s take
A step away
I need
You yesterday

We tried the trestles
When bridges burned
A home
With no
Return
Was once so simple
Now all but gone
So I’ll
Just wander
On

Let’s take
A step away
I need
You yesterday
Track Name: Heart and Smoke
Alone
Is how
You drive through open country with the windows down
The diesels howl
And I am heading home no better time than now
Time than now
I’m cold
As night
As Colorado winters, as the looks you hide
So I’ll
Just drive
And leave behind forgiveness
Give this road my life
And leave behind forgiveness
Give this road my life

Hearts
Don’t believe
What you may have seen
Smoke
Is all I breathe
What more do you need

The desert wide
Buy silver at the rest stop with a turquoise eye
And coral cries
A tear just like a bloodstone think I’m gone this time
Gone this time
Takes love
To hate
We go our separate ways each and every day
Until
It takes
Til I shout out my lungs on empty interstates
Til I shout out my lungs on empty interstates

Hearts
Don’t believe
What you may have seen
Smoke
Is all I breathe
What more do you need

Don’t say
Goodbye
Just know that I did everything except for try
The open sky
speaks volumes if you leave room, if you ask them why
Ask them why
So one
More night
Before me and the cost if I don’t close my eyes
Just read
Between
The lanes the lines and hope to god you translate right
The lanes the lines and hope to god you translate right

Hearts
Don’t believe
What you may have seen
Smoke
Is all we breathe
What more do you need
Track Name: Omens
You whispered omens in my ear
That only I could hear
Said love was not a sentiment
You wanted to come near
And I can promise that my
Promises won’t keep
But love is just another
Another word for leave

You caught me in a crossfire
Crossroads on the cross
And I've been sharing wilderness
And I've been at a loss
Out there trying to align with
With anyone at all
I’m on an island and I
And I built the wall

And I walk against my will
And it’s all up a hill
And I wish the night could be so still

So
We sew our sullen secrets
We stitch our whispered wounds
A Tapestry of weakness
A new wind blowing soon
I got
Frauds you can believe in
I got
Truths not meant for you
And I'm bound no matter
No matter what you do

And I walk against my will
And it’s all up a hill
And I wish the night could be so still
And I wish the night could be so still
Track Name: Possibilities
Speak of possibilities
Take the old coast road and breathe
Make the most of reverie
Whisper this one lie to me

We were caution to the wind
Patience is a virtue and
I promise I will hurt you friend
How else do you see this end

We were young
We framed our fangs like wolves
We aimed our gun at setting sun
Too fearful and frail to pull
Too fearful and frail to pull

At the seat of evening shade
Honey sweet the bed we made
A throne for kings and queens betrayed
I dare you
Look the other way

So wear me down with cliffs and time
Wear your heart where I can find
In the cracks where balance hides
How our hours occupied

We were young
We framed our fangs like wolves
We aimed our gun at setting sun
Too fearful and frail to pull
Too fearful and frail to pull

Somewhere in the back of my mind
Somewhere in the back of my mind
Somewhere in the back of my mind
There’s time
Somewhere I’ve been trying to find
Somewhere I’ve been trying to find
Somewhere I’ve been trying to find
This time

Either way it’s getting dark
Tired eyes we need to park
Set this off before it starts
Read the braille of broken hearts

On the side of empty streets
Rain is pouring down on me
Dreams are few and far between
But this one is within my reach

We were young
We framed our fangs like wolves
We aimed our gun at setting sun
Too fearful and frail to pull
Too fearful and frail to pull
Track Name: Nothing
One more day
One more night
No real winners in this fight
Back n forth
Ebb and flow
Test the things you think you know
In the end
In the end
It is nothing once again
In the end
In the end
We hold nothing

Fill the tank
Break the bank
All those I forgot to thank
Left behind
Time to go
Rearview is a catacomb
Darkness falls
On the town
Long black veil is coming down
One more star
One less car
Ebony a desert crown
In the end
In the end
It is nothing once again
In the end
In the end
We hold nothing

And if you want to chase the sun
And leave soon as day is done
I’ll come
And let go all this emptiness
With fever dreams ahead of us
I’ll run

Spend your truths
Could you buy
More with the currency of lies
In my ear
Speak to me
Tell me all you think I need
Halfway here
Halfway there
Halfway home with time to spare
Got regrets
No one cares
Cast them out in this air
In the end
In the end
It is nothing once again
In the end
In the end
We hold nothing
Track Name: I Get Gone
Face is a ghost
By the glow of the phone
In the still of the night
Under light of the moon
Texas is vast
And it won't let us pass
Every new tank of gas
Every fresh sun in bloom

I’d get gone
If I could
But it won’t do no good

At the edge of the night
Where the black is as bright
As the dead empty road
That exposes a soul
For just what it is
Been lost in the dark
Like a raven against
The coal canvas of hearts

I’d get gone
If I could
But it won’t do no good

Been trying
And driving
In circles for days
Living
Loving
And lying
And planning escape

Far between dreams
By the badlands in flames
By the heat of the sun
By the fevers we’ve tamed
But I'm aimed as an arrow
Straight shot to the heart
To the center of something
To the edge of this dark

I’d get gone
If I could
But it won’t do no good

It’s too late
It’s too late
We’ve gone too far away
Track Name: Keep Your Distance
All
I need's
A bit
Of bad news
All
I need
is something
to lose
Yes
The steady
Days
enduring
I’m better
bitter
At the boredom

I hesitate
To read
the headlines
I never
Meant to
Wish us
Bad times
It's
A dead end
Desk with dead eyes
And
This blood’s
Too young
For deadlines

And I
Wish you kept your distance
And we crave
What we can't reach at that instant

I'm caught
Up
Wishing
For the weather
To swallow
Every slight endeavor
I’m staring
Out
Into the ether
Knowing
I'm prepared for neither

And I
Wish you kept your distance
And we crave
What we can't reach at that instant

Wave
goodbye
to all
the headache
Drown
the debt
the dark
the heartbreak
Wash
away
the desperation
Through
Pretending in
my patience

And I
Wish you kept your distance
And we crave
What we can't reach at that instant
And I’m
Longing for an avalanche
Cause it’s the only chance
I have to start again
Track Name: Honey
Honey
Why is night so cold
I don't own a coat
So I'll hold you close
Mountain
Air is fair and thin
You young seraphim
Hair against the wind
Black as night
And raven wings
As the tar touched veins
After embers fade
You were
Passing in the eve
And you had to leave
Though you left the need

Tethered
To this quiet town
Feel I'm falling down
In a lost and found
Weathered
Under sky as clear
As when I came here
And my greatest fear is
Comfort
And its cozy cost
Is that you get caught
Before you grab it all
Til then
Can we braid our breath
Tying knots at night
When we should have slept

Distance
May be all we have
Maybe just enough
Least to line a path
Sentence
Serve the best you can
Volley words and worth
Learn the lay of the land
Something
Says we'll meet again
Don't believe in law
Except all things will end
Night falls
Over all of us
Blinds me to the rust
Though you'll have to trust
Track Name: Dirge
We had
Winter’s bare bones
Ahead of our homelessness
And freedom
Comes with the same weight
As that of your ownership
And I made my way with a lie
A name and a knife
With you at my side
And all
This love is for naught
If it ends in such loneliness
Ends in such loneliness
Such Loneliness

We've built
A glass house of cards
And it will
Collapse on us
Threw stones with broke bones and black hearts
All in the name of trust
It's said
To get ahead
There's no time for regret
There’s only what’s next
But when
The leaves are so thin
You see all the lives you've lost
You see all the lives you've lost
Your loss

And
It’s you
It’s always been you
You outgrew your use
It’s you
It’s always been you
Love hate and truth
It’s you
It’s always been you
After all we’ve been through
It’s you
It’s always been you

So I
Think of those days
When nothing was just enough
Barren
As those white winter fields
With nowhere to go but up
And you
With hell in your eyes
And heaven inside
And aims on the night
It’s just
A photograph
Of something long past my love
Something long past my love

My love