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Cardinal Feather b​/​w Strange Endangered Bird

by Julie Odell

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released February 10, 2017

All songs by Julie Odell. Engineered, mixed and mastered by Chad Viator. Produced by Julie Odell and Chad Viator. Co-produced by Ryan DeJean. Cover painting by Julie Odell. Artist photo by Ryan DeJean. © 2017 Sickbay.



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Track Name: Cardinal Feather
I never had a Cardinal feather until I told you
That I could breathe, then you walked with me
Straight to the mulberry
And then you painted my face with its purple
Reminded me of blood
That came straight from the forest
From which my soul was cut
I fell like the tallest timber
You were there to feel the truth

Although separated from my roots
I still grew close to you
Cause there's so many different types of green
Already growing over me
Steadily glowing, showing its teeth

I can't help but live intensely with every single breath
I'm so in love with life, I love with all my might
And the beauty and light radiating
From underneath your brow
I looked into your eyes
And I saw you sprout from the ground
Arms outstretched to the heavens
You were there to feel the truth

No weapon shall prosper while aiming at me

So why don't you just open your mouth and kiss me
I know you heard what I said boy I said
Why don't you just open your mouth and kiss me
Track Name: Strange Endangered Bird
I will have a home
A family of my own
With a cat and a dog
They will get along
And my true love will see
I'm not all that hard to please
I just want to be loved tenderly
Like any woman needs to be
Like any man wants to be
And I'm gonna love and trust my man
As long as he lets me
And if he lets me go
I will live my life alone

But if he's going all the way for the Gold
His hard working humble heart I will hold
High above the Evergreens
Into a sweeping windy passageway
I will let him feel that rush
Cause I will love him that much

And I will find him a Strange Endangered Bird
Singin' a song he's never heard
With a voice controlled and confident
A steadiness held in a constant wind
A steadiness held in a constant wind
Like my steady constant Love for Him
Like my steady constant love for him