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Shooting Birds Out of the Sky


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A languorous r’n’b groove couching a pessimistic plaint – but this time, it’s our relationship to everything that’s on the rocks. The history we see with pride and nostalgia now apears to be broken shit scattered about. Tomorrow looks unpromising too. Icy backing vox in the swooping style of Minnie & Mariah cinch the dystopian ennui in the chorus.


Hey buddy take a minute now to collect yourself
Don’t be alarmed yet
Take off running with your hands in the air
Round the corner
Back home again
Sift through the rubble of a distant star
Loosen his fortune gather his fortune
Gonna get too late
Pull together pieces of the teeth and bone
Immobilized holiday

But think it over
Pass it off for now
Come again
You might change your mind
It’s all crumbling about my eyes how they’re
Shooting birds out of the sky

Hey brother in the morning how do you respect yourself
Put another sock in it
Poking at a hornets nest
The fuck do you expect
Put a cork put pressure to stopper it
The you and the I and the who
Is all screwed
Up together
Hey brother, hey lover
A viper a cipher
Try to relate
Sift through the rubble of a distant star
Saying look at my body ain’t we cognate

Don’t say it’s over
We can’t pull over now
Another day
You could change your mind
It’s all crumbling about my eyes how they’re just
Shooting birds out of the sky

Can’t take it over
The times are over now
Guess I’m
In a rough frame of mind
Can feel it crumbling about my eyes whoah they’re just
Shooting birds
Shooting birds out of the sky


released April 9, 2020
Written, performed, and recorded by Azita Youssefi
Mixed by Mark Greenberg and Azita Youssefi at The Loft, Chicago
Mastered by Jeff Lipton and Maria Rice at Peerless Mastering, Boston, Mass.
Photo by Thomas Comerford.

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