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Like a Bird: An Alex Schaaf Anthology (2010-2021) coming out on March 26th.  

The Mistress Deluxe Edition out now, get the vinyl here
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Like a Bird: An Alex Schaaf Anthology (2010-2021) coming out on March 26th.  

The Mistress Deluxe Edition out now, get the vinyl here



FADE CAVE


release date: August 4, 2010
as: Yellow Ostrich
on: self-released
format: digital, cassette





SONGS


Bread
Firefly
In The Past I Was An Astronaut
Fog
Getting Lost / Staying Lost
I’ll Run

LYRICS


Bread

To go away for quite a while
if that is what will make you smile
is something I will gladly do
because I am in love with you

To go without a piece of bread
because of something that I said
if that is what it’s going to take
then that is what it’s going to take

Brother, won’t you sing a song for me?
Sing it loud, get them to follow me
Take your chance to bring the news to me
Tell me how she’d look if I could see

Firefly

You can see a firefly

When I wake up in the morning
they are standing, ready at the gate
When I wake up in the evening
They are anxious, never to be late

Do you think you can forget them
if you’re running faster than the sun?
Do you think they won’t remember when it’s night time
and your day is done?

You can see a firefly

I don’t know if things are better
when you’re looking from the other side
but I think it’s worth the effort
to discover what the curtain hides

Take a pill or drink a bottle
maybe then you’ll get away
or keep looking out the window
what you see may give you things to say

You can see a firefly

Ocean air is good for you
So leave your eyes and 
seek the blue

In The Past I Was An Astronaut

In the past I was an astronaut
floating o’er the stars
In the past I was forever
never go too far

I was greeted by the leaders
of the lands I saw
They would ask me my opinions
What I saw as their flaws

I would tell them things were better
left undisturbed
Finding out what’s in the future
wish you’d never heard

Fog

If you get lost in the fog tonight, will you cry?
If you go out and you cannot see, will you die?
If you get swallowed by clouds tonight
Will you wake up in your own skin
Or will you become someone else, maybe him?

Getting Lost / Staying Lost

Getting lost, getting lost
I have been getting lost
in your eyes, in your eyes
I have tried, I have tried

If you see a little
child in your arms
Don’t you cry
he was made there
he was made there

If you see a little
light in your eye
Don’t you try to remove it
it will fight you if you try

cause I have been looking
for a long, long time
I have been looking
for a long, long time

Can you hear it
Can you hear it
everyone sings
the song about the past
Can you hear it
Can you hear it
everyone sings
the song about the future

Can you let me
Can you let me
stay a little lost
until the sun is past
Can you let me
Can you let me
stay a little lost
until the sun is past

I’ll Run

Sit alone now watching the streets
Sit alone now watching our feet
Soon we’ll go to the churchyard
Take a minute go for a walk
Take a minute go for a jog
Soon we’ll go to the churchyard

Tell your sisters they have been good
Tell your father to get us food
Soon we’ll get up and go far
It has been a wonderful ride
It has been a terrible drive
Soon we’ll get up and go far

And send a letter to replace the one that I sent
I am sorry for the way that I left

But if you think the day is done
My love, I’ve news for you
For I am not a hasty one, but when there’s things to do
I’ll run

CREDITS


Alex Schaaf - vocals, drum machine

recorded in January 2010


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