Place to Land

by Bird and Willow

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released June 28, 2016

All Songs by Bird and Willow

Bird and Willow is
Shiloh Kauk: Vocals
Jared Kauk: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Violin, Viola, String Arrangements

Produced, Engineered and Mixed by Rob Ernst at Noiseroot Studio in San Jose, California
Assistant Engineering by Daniel Pusateri
Mastered by Troy Glessner at Spectre Studio in Seattle, Washington

Additional Musicians
Bryan Valko: Bass Guitar, Lead Guitar on Time Slips By, Vocals on Place to Land
Kevin Valko: Drums, Vocals on Place to Land
Steve Lindsey: Piano on What You Do to Me and Stronger, Organ on Time Slips By
Joshua Kauk: Cello on What You Do to Me and The Way I See
Alan Chen: Violin on What You Do to Me
Kerry Li: Violin on The Way I See

Photography by Lisa Walter
Design and Layout by Andrew Beach

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Bird and Willow San Jose, California

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Track Name: What You Do To Me
You tell me you’re sorry for the things you say and do
But when you tell me you want it to change
I can’t believe you

I can’t bear to see your smiling face pass by on the screen
When I know you’re there in the other room
Scowling and pacing to and fro
You don’t know what you do to me

I am trying to learn what it means to love true and free
But I’m finding it hard to see in you
The person I want to be

I can’t bear to see your smiling face pass by on the screen
When I know you’re there in the other room
Scowling and pacing to and fro
You don’t know what you do to me
Track Name: Stronger
You never really loved him like you told him that you would
He asked you, would you marry him? you said it sounded good
You said that you would pay for all your school first by yourself
And you never really loved him like you told him that you would

You worked as many hours as you could to make your way
He said that he would care for you, you pushed it all away
You found your peace in showing him that you could be okay
And you worked as many hours as you could to make your way

You always dreamed of making it a little down the road
You didn’t want to stop til you became a CEO
Or something independent that would show off all you know
Yea, you always dreamed of making it a little down the road

But oh, you don’t know where you’re trying to go
You try and you try and you try, but you will never know

One day you decided that it really wouldn’t do
You didn’t want to end it, but you needed something new
Only for a while, to remember how it feels
And the day that you decided was the day you chose to move

You told us with an obvious excitement on your face
You couldn’t wait to see what it was like at your new place
It was a chance to reimagine who you were and where you’d been
Yes, you told us with an obvious excitement from within

And oh, you don’t know where you’re trying to go
You try and you try and you try, but you will never know

And it’s hard to make a guess at where you’ll be in some odd years
And even harder yet to know if you’ll have overcome your fears
You’re stronger without your tendency to make us all
Believe that you are stronger than we know
Track Name: Time Slips By
The time slips by even on the longest days
Even on the longest days old time slips by
Fell short have I, even in the smallest ways
Even in the smallest ways, the harder I try

And every finger’s pointed at me
The silence heard me plead guilty
And if that voice could speak it would say
This time you’re alone, you’re on your own

Foul words slip by despite what I pray
Anger finds me every day and words slip by
Headlights pass by, I’m separate from time and space
Staring blankly into space with useless eyes

And every finger’s pointed at me
The darkness heard me plead guilty
And if that voice could speak it would say
This time you’re alone, you’re on your own
Track Name: The Way I See
He was a shadow of a man when I met him
Dressed in black from head to toe, almost caving in
Horn rimmed glasses hid his face, like his face hid his soul
Locked up deep inside a cage that he longed to leave behind

He saw a world full of color
He dreamed of a sky so wide that he could fly free
What a day when he stumbled into a new life
And quietly he changed the way I see

Now like an evergreen that clings to a mountain
Strong and steady even when the storm winds tear his leaves
Like a brook that ever shines with a cool light
Flows incessant from a spring that will not run dry

He sees a world full of color
He dreams in a sky so wide that he can fly free
Since the day when he stumbled into a new life
And quietly he’s changed the way I see
Track Name: Place to Land
Under the covers of her bed, can’t lift up her head
The chaos all around keeps her tied down
All motivation seems to fail, ambitious plans of no avail
Each step she tries to take is through a minefield of mistakes

She gathered up her scattered anxious prayers
She swept out every corner of her fears
She excavated piles of faded plans
Searching for a place to land

She found a sock without a match, she found a hole without a patch
A photograph without a face and puzzle pieces out of place
An empty cup upon the sill and all the coffee that she’d spilled
A game she never played and a bill she never paid

She gathers up her scattered anxious prayers
She sweeps out every corner of her fears
She excavates her piles of faded plans
Searching for a place to land

A tiny mess, a tidy mess, is still a crack that’s poised to grow
A slight distress, untimely rest, is greater weakness than we know

So gather up your scattered anxious prayers
And sweep out every corner of your fears
Excavate your piles of faded plans
And soon enough, you’ll find a place to land
Searching for a place to land
Soon enough, you’ll find a place to land