Flightless Bird & Other Tales

by Fox & the Red Hares

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1.
We Get By 03:20
Did it myself again What do I tell her then We get by Did it myself again World keeps spinning still Locked up all my fears Hid them all for years 'til she wandered in We get by She says we're gonna make it right
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Good or not Flipping the dime Before you count your problems Better add up mine Spent so many years living in the sun But I ain't seen a good day in far too long Chorus: I'm a good man But I'm getting tired I'm a good man But not for a while Single sided Smoke in the breeze Know your friends From your enemies Wandering eyes Will always blink Turn you to stone Or the dog that's beat Chorus Heavy hearted I've looked back and cried Heavy heart Ya can't count the reasons why The unattainable Beyond arms length Worth every moment As I try to reach You feel so low When you're standing tall But a willow never weeps Before it falls Chorus Heavy hearted I've looked back and cried Heavy heart Ya can't count the reasons why
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Seven Bells 03:22
In my youth, in my prime Before I die, it’s murky water Seven bells, winter fell Spent my days in murky water You don’t need to know my name All it brings is murky water Shovel deep, dig that grave I’ll remain in murky water Chorus: I don’t need a helping hand I don’t need a cross to bear I don’t want your empty prayers I will never meet a god that’s fair Summer, spring, precious things Condemned them all to murky water Slit my wrists, hanged my neck Poisioned… yes, from murky water You don’t need to know my name All it brings is murky water Shovel deep, dig that grave I’ll remain in murky water Chorus
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So I went into the sheriff’s office the other day; said “Boy, do I have a story for you." "Follow me down into the bog and, uh, I’ll give you a career making move.” He said “I seen your ugly face around the way. I knew that you and I would meet some day.” And then I took him down into the bog, through the thicket and into the fog. So there we were, just walking down the street: my eager hands, the sheriff, and me. And I started to tell him about his little life. He looked at me with murder in his eyes. I said “You had a pretty mistress at one time, and what you did to her was such a vicious crime." And in the bog when he asked me for the dead, I put that .44 against his fucking head. I took him down into the bog With guilty hands I left him in the bog With bloody hands I left him in the… So I went into the sheriff’s office the other day And said, “Boy, do I got a story for you.”
5.
A sky without stars A land with no rain Is all I’ve known since she’s gone Rivers like tar No children are born And the Earth shall bear no fruit If light comes again I’d give all to her And save not a spark for myself
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I’ve known her since childhood I begged for her love But none would she give to me Her hair lit like embers To a sky without stars Could tend to the night’s misery A woman so fair With auburn hair That danced like an untamed beast Wicked and wild My desires were defiled Like lost color on dead leaves Chorus: She wore fine dresses And bells on her shoes Hiding her face with a veil She wore fine dresses And bells on her shoes Black ribbons hung from her hair There was a boy She fancied so much All other men ceased to be Shadows formed Then disappeared As I took his life without grief There at the shore I let him sink down His eyes still starring at me I made him a promise Though I’m unsure What caused such moral feelings Chorus When he was found And placed in the ground All comforts she passed onto me But when I look in her eyes And through love's new guise I still see him staring at me Chorus
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Wishing for the needle Hid me from the sun Memories own tomorrow Let me have just one When did this sorrow begin? Brethren keep me weaker One more shot to wake Gives me hollowed answers Much more it will take When did this sorrow begin? Chorus: Holding out for something That could keep me through the night A ravaged world like flightless birds Will kick to pick and bite Holding out for something That could keep me through the night Brethren keep me weaker Scratching till there's blood Mamma take your young boy Fix all that hes done When did this sorrow begin? Chorus
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Lie me down in emerald pastures Rest my head upon a stone Many days that I've been walking My body lies but still I roam She's been waiting a long cold winter Colder more since I’ve been gone And I'd hate to think she'd wait forever I know not when I'll be coming home I hear a shot howl from a distance My body tires my mind is weak And I'm thinking of that dark haired woman I lay my head, and go to sleep Lord forgive me for cannot join you No pleasures found in kingdoms untold And her yearning's too hard to turn my back on Redemption's clear, but I need none Will she see me? Will she hear me? Will she know that I've come home? Will it pain her to feel me near her? My body lies My soul's come home

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released November 5, 2015

Justin Lee Fox - vocals, guitar
Lucas Schneider - keyboards, harmonica
Ryan Neal - bass
Jose Nevarez - drums

Recorded and mixed by Pete Mattern, Planet X Recording Studio, Norco, CA

Photos by Dave Fuller
Cover art by Jacob Crippen, Jar Factory, Riverside, CA

All music and lyrics by Justin Lee Fox

"Seven Bells" music by Justin Lee Fox and Lucas Schneider

All arrangements by Fox & the Red Hares

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Fox & the Red Hares Riverside, California

Fox & the Red Hares are a rock band from Riverside, CA

Justin Lee Fox (lead vocals, guitar)
Jose Nevarez (drums)
Jeff Subauste (bass)
Lucas Schneider (keyboards, harmonica)

Folks have described us as "an old southern tent revival church, but a rock band" and "Nick Cave meets Nirvana"
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