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A Garden Everywhere You Go

by Birdspotter

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"Birdspotter transcend the ordinary and lift the small details of life into high meaning." - Various Small Flames


released July 15, 2019

Written and recorded by Nick Gandolfo-Lucia, Christopher Gandolfo-Lucia, and Sam Shopp
Produced and Mixed by Nick Gandolfo-Lucia
Mastered by Holy Tapes! Mastering
Cover art by Lineth Gutiérrez @lineth_art

ZT119 ~ Z Tapes Records ~ 2019


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Track Name: Oracle
bad dream
happened again
it is a soft thing out in the cosmos
quivering slow
like you moving towards me: making me meaningful
Track Name: Daze
long hair on the kitchen floor.
heard through cellophane:
you said you'd find a way
that you could feel loved,
or close enough.

i don't want to
feel so sick of all the pretty things that
teach me to behave,
so am i a real boy yet?
is guilt gonna pay the rent
so we can go home?

i had a vision
of shoes forgotten by the door
heard through sleepless daze:
you said,
"don't hesitate
i'll take your pain away."
Track Name: Red Rover
there's a lean black cat walking through the tall grass
there's a hardwood floor holding up my glass
there's a sweet birthmark on the side of your face

calling "red rover, come take my place,
take my place."

take my place.
Track Name: Two Cats in the Alley
two hands clenching
airport runway.
two cats in the alley
pointless fighting.
well there's always something to get down about.

do i mean well when i get angry?
do i mean well when i get angry
over nothing?
i feel crazy? over nothing?

two cats in the alley
two hands clenching
airport runway
there's always something -
so do i mean well?
Track Name: Home/New Thing
light stomping over the hills
wicked thing october descending

short extension cord connecting
electric outlet to leila's heated blanket

rearrange the pieces of this simple thing
find it singing like
air that's whistling through discarded shells of insect exoskeletons
clinging to doorframes
and other types of liminal surroundings
inside touching outside

and if you come home / it's just another type of new thing
Track Name: Goodbye! Goodbye!
last penny in my drawer / i was waiting / i was there
you stacked my pennies on your floor / i was waiting / i was there
/all across your floor/
while i was gone / gone / i saw the whole thing
but i was gone

i was / i was / there
i saw the whole thing / i was there
i saw the whole thing / i was there
i saw the whole thing / i was there
i was there
til i was

were there petals on your face?
the wind blew them away.
Track Name: Sunbathing in November
one window open
house a mess
nobody home

Track Name: Going for a Nice Walk
flew two thousand miles
and i'm not tired yet.
strange arms caught me
in the city of bridges.
construct the image:
became angelic in the parking lot
romance novel in the bookshop
tangled hands pulled me on
a nice walk.

i heard a voice
i remembered, i was following when
i saw the river rush around us
i felt a body pressed against me like
the sun in the backyard
ten years ago.

i am learning something
i am learning something
i am learning something good.

they say the ice floats down
from the city of bridges
when the spring splits
the winter open.
Track Name: Riverbed
twenty muddy fingers turning the soil
growing a garden, darling
or waiting for it to grow

take me by the left hand and lead me
through the brush
to believe
that the earth underneath our feet
is respirating endlessly

i make believe (i make believe, i make believe)
that our domestic sort of botany
is really an alchemy

just mystics and holy things all becoming each other
until everything is come around
(everything is come around)


stare through miles of open air
breathe in, taste what it's tasting of
you get the picture
I'll get the keys
and we'll run for the river
up to our knees and we'll
swim through
miles of ocean foam
feast on the fruits
taste of your home
sing praise for soil
songs of what we've grown
songs of what we're growing

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