Paper Birds

by rallidae

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Angela Morris - saxophone, voice, compositions
Alex Samaras - voice
Scott Colberg - bass

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released April 8, 2014

"Combines improvisation with strong melodies and narratives… a genuinely distinctive, and entertaining, combination of sounds and words. Paper Birds is an exceptional debut from an exciting and innovative new band.” – Bruce Lindsay, All About Jazz 6/29/2014

track 1 poem by Johanna Skibsrud, used with permission
recorded on Nov 4, 2013 by Nathaniel Morgan in Brooklyn, NY
mastered by Jeff Kaiser
artwork by Tamsen Wojtanowski
design by RadDude.ca
banner photo by Dustin Carlson/Roberto C. Madruga

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rallidae New York

Angela Morris
Alex Samaras
Scott Colberg
(Dustin Carlson
Nico Dann)

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Track Name: prettier
every hair on yr face
every hair on yr body
every hair on yr head
is prettier than you know
~ a h

did the knit, purl, purl, knit
of your sweater
dream you'd come along?
were the needles flashing -
a photograph -
did they sing yer very own song?

every hair my yr face
every hair my yr body
every hair my yr head
is prettier 'cause you know
~ a h
Track Name: smells like paint
'scuse me, girl -
I couldn't help but notice:
you make it hard to focus
on drinking my nth beer

have a drink,
and tell me what your name is.
you look like someone famous
back in her younger years.

how can I still get talked into a corner
every time there's a bore who
thinks he can tell me just what I need?
can't he tell that it smellslikepaint
in this corner and I can't breathe...

don't go away -
let's talk about the weather.
we'll stand real close together.
I'll breathe into your ear.
Track Name: long time
I know a man who takes a long time to speak.
if you ask him how it feels, to be,
you'd better count on your fingers,
and wait to see what's left
in the palm of your hand.

I know a song that takes a long time to sing.
if you listen, you can hear the beat.
and you can clap, palms and fingers,
and wait to hear what's left
in the space between your hands.

I know a heart who takes a long time to love.
while I'm waiting, I wish on stars.
and hope that they're falling,
and wait to see what's left
holding on to my hand.