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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



WILD COMFORT


release date: January 5, 2010
as: Yellow Ostrich
format: digital




SONGS


How Long
Whale
Barefooted
Twenty One
Little Tired
Spider
Run Monster Run
Dmitri’s Foxes
Til I Disappear

LYRICS


How Long

Will you me make promise
that I will be harmless
when we are together?
Am I on the outside
do you think that you’ll cry
when we are together?

And how long do you think it will take
til you are sad?
And how long do you think we can make it
until things go bad?

I have seen you whisper
am I getting closer
What do you suggest?
If you speak too loudly
then you may not see me
Until things have past

How long do you think it will take
til you are mad?
And how long do you think we can make it
until things go bad

And don’t trust me with your time
don’t trust me with your mind
I’m not what you believe
I’m not what you can see

WHALE

Whale, swim with me whale
We will go far into the sea
You will take me onto your back
Never look back, never look back

Whale, sing to me whale, sing me a song
Tell me that things will never go wrong
Hide me away, don’t let them stay
Don’t let them stay!

Whale, come with me whale
We will go far into the blue
I will take you
Listen to me, then you will see
Then you will see

Whale, don’t worry whale,
Just do as you please
I will accept if you’d rather leave
I’ll open my heart if you open your heart
Open your heart

I’ve been swimming for a thousand years and I’ve
Seen more than you can realize
But I accept that you will never understand
So I will gladly take your hand

Whale, come with me whale!
We will go far into the blue
You will take me
Onto your back
Never look back
Never look back
Never look back
Never look

WHALE! come with me whale
We will go far into the blue
I will take you
Listen to me, then you will see
Then you will see

Whale, don’t worry whale,
Just do as you please
I will accept if you’d rather leave
I’ll open my heart if you open your heart
Open your heart

Barefooted

Settle down with me
Settle down with me
And we’ll sail to the foreign seas
Take the bed with me
Take the bed with me
And we’ll never ever go to sleep

This is the final moment
then we’re coming
then we’re coming
This is the final moment
then we’re coming
then we’re coming

Catch the wind with me
Catch the wind with me
And we’ll let it go and never breathe
Ride the sun with me
Ride the sun with me
And we’ll crash into the forest trees

This is the final moment
then we’re coming
then we’re coming
This is the final moment
then we’re coming
then we’re coming

Twenty One

I remember when 
we were seventeen
we would sing about 
all the things we’ve seen
there would be a light
in the lighting place
there would be a light
shining on your face

we would sit and wait
we were seventeen

I remember when
we were twenty one
We would sing about
all the things we’d done
there would be a light
in the lighting place
there would be a light
shining on your face

we would sit and wait
we were twenty one

Little Tired

I’m a little tired today

But you know what that means

Spider

Let your hair turn gray and green
Monsters can’t be worse than they seem
Let your mind turn black and blue
No one is looking at you

Here it goes (away, away)
What a scene (away, away)
Lakes of blood (away, away)
At your feet (away, away)
You were right (away, away)
Evil takes (away, away)
special care (away, away)
of those it breaks (away, away)

Wrap me up and pull it tightly
hold it close and never drop me
Spider, spider
spin a web of iron strands
and we won’t leave it
we won’t leave it
Spider, spider
They don’t know what they’ve been told
but I tell everything I know
Spider, spider
Wait a while then let me in
cause I don’t know where to begin
Spider, spider

Run Monster Run

Say, say a prayer for me
For I am going to sea to fight my enemies
and live, live a life for me
cause I don’t know if we 
will ever meet again

And tell my little ones
they’re the best I’ve done
in all my time
but there are dangerous
things that threaten us
so I must do my part

Its name, its name is Samuel
and no one ever tells its tale, but I do
They say it never was
I say that’s because you don’t believe in it

Cause I’ve seen it everywhere
Always lurking there
behind the sheets
And it’s my duty now
to see its final bow
and set you free

Run monster, run
I will find you

Dmitri’s Foxes

Are we even foxes anymore?
Do we even look a bit like we did before?
We may act a bit more kindly
but just don’t test me

You took all the mean ones for a ride
but they never came back and you didn’t cry
where did you take them?
what did you tell them?

Did you think that we were the friendly ones
just because we didn’t cry and we didn’t run
well you didn’t know them
you didn’t ask them

You took all the mean ones for a ride
but they never came back and you didn’t cry
where did you take them?
what did you tell them?

Oh, you bred out fear

You took our fear away
you said it didn’t want to stay
you changed our bodies
you changed our bodies

our ears are droopy now
our paws are different now
you changed our bodies
you changed our bodies

Oh, you bred out fear

You take our fear away
what is there left to say?
making pets of us
who is there left to trust

Til I Disappear

Stay a while, fleeting glimpses of
Stay a while, fleeing taste of love
Go ye not to the ocean pier
Stay a while til I disappear

Til I disappear

Stay a while as I call for aid
They will come and we’ll be okay
Stay a while til you don’t exist
Let the wind take you off his list

Then you’ll disappear

You remember

So long farewell, my love
I see it’s time
Well it’s been nice to know you
Maybe when we’re older
we can meet again
We’ll see if we remember


CREDITS


Alex Schaaf - all of the things


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