The View From Orbit

by Birdbrain

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released September 17, 2016

Birdbrain is:
Keegan Cooke (Guitars, Vocals)
Nels Rosengren (Guitars, Vocals)
Kent Smith (Drums)
Recorded by Armand John Anthony @ The Captain’s Quarters Studio, Ventura, CA
Mastered by Eric Boulanger @ The Bakery, Los Angeles, CA
Album artwork and layout: Tim Biskup
Photo credits: John Zilles and Brad Hawes

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Birdbrain Ventura, California

Birdbrain is a modern alternative rock band that gets it’s roots from bands like Superchunk and Buffalo Tom. The song writing is shared equally between Nels Rosengren and Keegan Cooke who play both bass and lead guitar depending the song. Kent Smith’s tight, hard-hitting drums completes this power trio. Birdbrain released their second EP, The View From Orbit, in 2016. ... more

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Track Name: The Arsonist
The Arsonist

She said she likes fire engines
But that ain’t the truth
She liked the boys in uniform
But what can you do?

Man this feels so familiar
Egos starting to bruise
My jealous mind is a killer
That comes alive with the blues

Trying to stay on the tracks of the mainline
And then as if right on cue
A bit of truth wrapped in a white lie
Another turn of the screw

Light on the details and short on the fuse

Severed our ties, said our goodbyes
Tired of sorting the truth from the lies
She started to cry, got lost in her eyes
Numbed by the words she spoke through the sighs
She wears a disguise by playing the friend
She runs down the clock just to start it again
Then I look in those eyes…Oh man!

Gonna throw the switch on the mainline
I’m gonna turn this around
Gonna light a fire to the grapevine
I’m gonna turn this around
Rebuild the trust and the regard
I’m gonna turn this around
Or drag the whole thing out to the graveyard
Where I’ll burn it all down, down, down, down!
Track Name: The View From Orbit
The view from orbit

I like the sounds that anger makes
The words are loud
The fist comes down
The tension breaks

From out of bounds
From deep within
Just walk away
You lost today

Consuming all the rational thoughts
Consume me, transport me
Make me feel indifferent
I don’t even answer my calls anymore
I don’t even answer my calls anymore

Climb aboard, there’s more to see
I adore you
Just gotta figure out how to show you
Track Name: Left Unsaid
Left Unsaid

Low energy
No memory
Useless waste of time
Consuming me

Holding my head
Taking my time
Fall out of bed
Fall into line

It should have all been left unsaid
You took as much as you could get

Forget it
Regret it
Pathetic
Pass the phone this call’s for me

What’s that you said
Talking in rhymes
Over my head
Maybe this time

It should have all been left unsaid
You took as much as you could get

Self
Self-fulfilled prophecy
Blood was spilled
Like you said

It should have all been left unsaid
You took as much as you could get
I made a bet and now I regret it
Self-fulfilled
Track Name: Reel It In
Reel it in

Ate stems every night for a month
Traced colors and lines
And lost touch
But near the end
I finally reeled it in

The need analyze so much
The search for meaning and logic
I suppose the reason is
The line will reach an end

Reel it in
It I can
Reel it in
If I can

We started bright
We started to blur
The light dissolves
The light endures
Reach for the sky
Reaching for the sky
To find a savior
I will not betray you
I was trying to save you

No need to agonize so much
Freeze every moment in time
Cause the line will reach an end
Time to reel it in

Reel it in
I can
Track Name: The Clock
The Clock

Ticking down, ticking down now
Ticking down, clock is ticking down
Ticking down, ticking down now
Ticking down, the clock is ticking down

The clock is slowly winding down
It’s getting hard to focus now
The vision’s gone
There’s only sound

It’s coming ‘round
It’s going down
Do you believe now?

You all look the same
Same disguise on a different face
Nothing to gain
Feeling lost
But rarely feeling shame

They’re probably drowning out the sound
From the endless bouts of hope and doubt
The fearlessness of holding out
We won’t bow down
We don’t know how
Hey, look at me now!

We’re always down
Come around
It’s a big sound
Come and drown

We’re always down
It’s allowed
We’re at peace now

We were so close
But we struggled to remain
Pulled the plug
Baby down the drain

When you’re down
When you’re down
You can drown
I look around
Look around
Where are you now?

When you’re down
You can drown
I look around
Look around
Look around
Where are you now?

We’re always down
We’re always down
We’re always down
We’re always down

Do you believe now?