Veteran Beginners

by National Bird

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released 04 October 2011

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National Bird Minneapolis, Minnesota

National Bird has a sound that attempts to integrate all the best things rock music has to offer, and extricate the things that make rock and roll boring or pretentious. They are happy to experiment, but not above paying homage to the greats of every era. ... more

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Track Name: Veteran Beginner
Bring on the evolution baby 'cause I got no place to turn but the end of the road
I'm a veteran beginner wanna make these lazy bones a winner, and run back to where it all begun

I tried to remember back when, but this only made me cry
And I just got to fix the mess I'm in

I know you don't beleive me but I'm gonna kick and punch so hard till I reach every goal
I'm a veteran beginner used to eating all my words for dinner, but I'm done I've got to get back to where it all begun

Because I tried to remember back when but this only made me cry
And I've just got to fix the mess I'm in
I could move to Virginia, what then? That would only be a lie I could'nt tell, I've done oh so many things so bad

There's no such thing as black and white
I'm shuffling between the hues
Inadiquate habits rule our lives, I've been begging you
'Cause I'm panoramic I see from all points of view
And there's no such thing as black and white

I've got to get back to where it all begun

I tried to remember back when, but this only made me cry
And I've just got to fix the mess I'm in
Track Name: Survivor
I like to think that I'm prepared for the end times
No matter our manner of doom
And I'm not scared that's what I tell you
But I know you know I know it's not true

We'll build a shelter collect some rations
Study up on post apocalyptic fashions
And if we're lucky we'll die together
'Cause when you're gone you stay that way forever

When the sun goes out there's nothing you can do about it anyway
No I have no doubt something worse will get us long before that day

I like to think that I'd survive at least the first wave
Maybe for a year or two
If you're alive come and find me baby
I'll find some place to stay with you

We'll build a shelter collect some rations
Maybe together we can take some kind of action
And find a nice place out of the city
Just somewhere I can be alone with you

When the sun goes out there's nothing you can do about it anyway
No I have no doubt something worse will get us long before that day
Track Name: Sudden Changes
Sudden changes make you wonder
They make you wanna learn
This ever-changing world is always looking for someone
To lay it's fingers on my love

Sudden changes got your number
Today could be your turn
So in the coming weeks and months and all important years
Please hold each moment close my dear

It's in the papers everyday
It doesn't matter what you say, what you say
The're gonna get you anyway

If that's what you get for tryin', oh tryin'
If that's what you get for tryin' oh tryin' and survivin'
Raise up your fist for tryin', oh tryin'
Because you exist for tryin', oh tryin' and survivin'

This ever-changing world is always looking for someone
To lay it's fingers on my love

It's in the papers everyday
It doesn't matter what you say, what you say
The're gonna get you anyway
Track Name: Don't Beat Yourself Up
Consider this a primer for the start of your new life
Please do listen to me we don't got a lot of time
You can have your days but be weary of the night
You will feel the changes when you step into the moonlight
When you step into the moonlight
When you step into the night

And you can try to hide it but there is no way to fight it
So don't beat yourself up

You should spend the night alone
You may wake up far from home

I'm sure you have some questions and I'll try to be of help
This must be the strangest feeling that you've ever felt
You look a little nervous you're not taking this so well
Just don't beat yourself up

You should spend the night alone
You may wake up far from home

When you started out the month you had everything you wanted
Now things are looking hairy and the night feels like it's haunted
You consider giving up cuz you're under attack
Try to fight the cravings and the cravings they'll fight back
And you could come clean, turn yourself in
But that's no guarantee that this won't happen again
So you sleep late, give it some thought
Arm your friends with silver bullets and pray you don't get caught

So you should spend the night alone
You may wake up far from home

This must be the strangest feeling that you've ever felt
Don't beat yourself up
Look a little nervous you're not taking this so well
Don't beat yourself up

You should spend the night alone
You may wake up far from home
Track Name: Pack Rat
An untitled page is waiting to write it's way
The sun will come out today
An untitled page is waiting to write it's way
The sun will come out today

Pack rat throw out all these memories of mayhem
The trap snaps they steal the cheese and you're crushed beneath them
So sulk away in disgust if you must, if you must

An untitled page is waiting to write it's way
The sun will come out today
An untitled page is waiting to write it's way
The sun will come out today

Can't solve no mystery if your case ain't open
Can't make no history if your words were already spoken
Can't give your heart a new start unless you trust the less you trust

Try listening to world, it's talking
With every step you're walking
You'll hear a strange commotion
Like you've never heard before
So try listening to the world
Though shakey, you'll find the lift that maybe
Could conquer that big commotion
Like you've never done before

Why do you want to know
All about how to dig deep and play with some soul