Starlings & Cardinals

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lyrics

Finally, I’m okay with your leaving,
‘Cause I’ve convinced myself that you’ve never existed,
I’ve purged your presence and your scent from my apartment,
Even lose the scarf you made me at a drunken party.

And if I can’t see you, are you really breathing?
Sometimes it takes the death of something to end all of your grieving.

Only concern yourself with what you know is living,
Go find something beautiful beyond these city limits,
But it’s such a sweeping world for one with narrow vision,
And I just keep finding you everywhere I’m looking.

Now all I see are starlings and cardinals.

And every time I hear your name, it makes me sick to my stomach,
Yeah it makes me, physically ill,
I can’t stop wondering what you’re doing in your home in south New Jersey,
Sleeping with the box fan on, do you still sleep with your box fan on?
And when you went on that vacation to LA, did you hate it?
Wanna ask you everything, did you hate it like I hate it?
And when you look outside your window at the starlings and the cardinals,
Do you feel the tragedy? Does it strike you like it strikes me?
That every second we don’t speak, the world keeps spinning casually,
Indifferent to human needs and indifferent to me,

Your life goes on and on and on and on,
On and on, on and on,
On and on, on and on without me.

credits

from Riveter, released May 27, 2016
Trumpet & Flugelhorn - Matthew Block

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Duckspeak Brooklyn, New York

Duckspeak is an NYC-based folk-rock band. Originally a solo project for singer-songwriter Giovanni Colantonio, they have since expanded out into a full 4-piece featuring Andy Hanold (guitar), David Flamm (bass, melodica), and Greg Schulz (drums).

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