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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


YELLOW OSTRICH


release date: March 17, 2009
as: Yellow Ostrich
on: self-released
format: digital




SONGS


Fog
Be Back Soon
Time to Kill
Tumbledown
The Pillowman
Seven
Lost Love’s Voice
I am a Savior

LYRICS


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?

Be Back Soon

I’m going away for a while
but I’ll be back soon
I sent my brother to look over you
until the sun meets the moon

If I don’t go
they will come and find me
if i don’t go
they will come and find me
I’m going away for a while
but I’ll be back soon

They’ve got horses 
and they never stop running into the night
Well we’ve got
guns and cannonballs and we aim
to give them a fright

Take all of your things
and move into the shelter
Take all your things
and move into the shelter
cause they’ve got 
horses and they never stop 
running into the night

I know my brother and I know
that he misses his gone for dead wife
so love him gently but don’t ever
take your hand off of the knife

I will be quick
You don’t have to worry
i will be quick
you don’t have to worry
so love me 
gently but don’t ever take your hand
off of the knife

Time to Kill

If you want to fight with me
take out your sword
Your blood will be lost here
i give you my word

cause I’ve got time to kill

Take out your wrecking ball
cast it aside
soon you’ll see there is no
no place to hide

and you will die here soon

cause I’ve got a minute
you’ve got a minute
we’ve got a minute
you’ve got a minute to lose

Tumbledown

Go out past the forest
to the field is where I lay
I wait for you my darlin
I’ll be here every day
Send away your troubles
Cast them all away
Come out your hiding
start dreaming about today

The Pillowman

Hello my little friend
do you know how it ends
You think you have it all
but you’re before the fall
You think you know the end
but i’ve seen around the bend
you end up on your knees
so listen to me please

Cause I am the Pillowman
please let me take your hand
i tell you how it ends
we can never be friends
i’ve come to save your life
here i have brought a knife
fall on it gracefully
then you will thank me

Sharon was fine until she was seven
she started thinking of what it was to go to heaven
that it was possible to love too much
and Sharon’s father choked upon his final lunch

Mary had thought she’d be happy all her life
Then she was twenty and overwhelmed by all the strife
she was in love with the first man she ever saw
he was in love with the different ways to break the law

so they called the Pillowman
and they told him to do what he can
he hated his job and he cried
but he did all he could and the women died

Seven

Lost Love’s Voice

Don’t do it, don’t do it
if you love me
yeah we’re all gonna die

I Am a Savior

I’m not a killer, i am a savior

Red Ribbon

CREDITS


Alex Schaaf -- all of the things

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