Two Birds

by I, the Mountain

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Recorded in October 2013 at Sound Distillery studio in Kitchener, Ontario.

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released 06 March 2014
All songs composed by I, the Mountain.

All songs written and performed by I, the Mountain.

Barehands, Taking Flight, and Sea: I, the Mountain w/ Brad Harrison

Distance: I, the Mountain w/ Dave Houde and William Muir

Engineering, production, and mixing by Will Muir and Dave Houde of Sound Distillery.

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I, the Mountain Peterborough, Ontario

I, the Mountain is an alternative folk/rock trio hailing from culture-rich Peterborough, Ontario. Formed in 2012, the band recorded its critically acclaimed debut album, Land & Sea, in Kitchener, Ontario, paving the way for much of its success. Their new album, 'Two Birds' will drop March 6, 14. ... more

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Track Name: Playing in the Forest
What have we done to our land?
Cutting pieces off of our own loneliness.
Why do you build those pyramids?
Take a look around and open up your eyelids.

Pre- Chorus
Joey sits down by the pond, waiting for a sign from God,
Shouldn't have ventured in the forest my boy.
The wilderness lies by the shore, away from here the foxes roar,
Take your time, you'll kill it all.

Chorus
Take you time, no need to run, playing in the forest is fun.
Break a branch, wooden gun, playing in the forest is fun.

The grass, it rots underneath our feet,
Our own tar blood running through the street.
We pave her skin, we cut her trees,
Brittle bark covers up the schemes.

Pre-Chorus
Chorus

Take your time, take your time.
(Let the fires in the forest burn brightly)
Take your time, take your time.
(Let the grass and the soil bond tightly)

Pre-Chorus
Chorus
Track Name: Bare Hands
The smell burnt my eyes, you were crying for God knows why,
You ran to the street, with nothing on your feet,

Pre-chorus
I am done taking bike rides in the night
And I've hand fun while it lasted, tonight.

Chorus
I'm a liar, I'm a liar, I'm a liar, You've seen me kill the sun.
I'm a liar, I'm a liar, you've seen me kill someone, with my own bare hands.

The ground ate my feet, it was a merry feeling, indeed.
The wind bit my tongue, making me swallow my blood.

Pre-chorus
Chorus
etc
Track Name: Black and White Feathers
Black and white feathers, hanging on my wall,
You weren't my friend at all, You weren't my friend at all
I'm under the weather, why does it always rain?
It's driving me insane, it's driving me insane.
Why does it always rain?
It's hard to stay together, when your world's are far apart,
I'm really not that smart, I'm really not that smart,
I wish I was an artist, portraits in my head,
But my mind is dead, my mind's already dead.

Chorus
I think all of the time, but I'm already dead
And I do miss my mind, it was my only friend.

I have nightmares in the spring, about strange and wild things,
And now my fears haunt me all the time, but when I had a mind,
Why did it always rain? Why did it always rain?

Chorus

Find yourself a way to feel alive
(I was mindless, now I'm restless)
Track Name: Taking Flight
Take your stand, hold me at an arms length,
Keep me pressing through the day, to help me
Stay awake, keep your sweater woven,
Frost is knocking at your door, but will you open
It for me, if I am frozen?
Heat the home with your heart to fight the poison.

Chorus
I watch the birds tumble by, from the sidelines,
Taking air, taking flight, as the seasons die.

King of kings, queen of the endorphins,
Optimism subsides when daylight shortens,
Waste away all that seems important,
Heat the home with your heart to fight the poison.

Chorus
Track Name: Native Tongue
I've been watching out for the change inside your pocket,
You've got gold (gold), I've got soil.
I've been watching out for the ghost inside your locket,
You've got gold (gold) I've got oil.

Chorus
I need to hear you speak in your native tongue,
'Cause dying was never that fun.

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Track Name: Distance
In the stillness of the night, I go looking for my bride,
She has found a distant place to lay.
And in the farmer's field, the host has been revealed,
We all die. Why not today?

Chorus
Distance causes difference,
In the stillness of the night.
Distance causes difference,
In the stillness of the night.

In the stillness of the night, two birds have ceased to fly,
They have found a distant place to lay.
And in the farmers field, the host has been revealed,
We all die, but, not today.

Chorus

Killing two birds at once, but I'm done throwing stones.
Track Name: Sea
I watched the mountains crumble to the sea,
And I still have the gifts you gave to me.

Chorus
Rotten soil, and I'm waiting on a winter breeze.
Won't you teach me, won't you teach me, how to leave.

I watched the sky crumble to the earth,
And I dug myself a hole deep inside the dirt.

Chorus