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Love is a skittish bird, soon as you say the word that gilded cage won't seem like home. So I caught it with a song, the way I catch them all and when the song breaks how quickly it is gone... I watched the sun it rose standing on my tiptoes to catch the moment when the day broke in halves as people live straining to love and give it's just another tower of babel falling Love is a skittish bird, soon as you say the word it's flying any way the wind blows with no direction I play the smallest pawn and that is just the way that it goes... My heart is aching as though I've lost something fine, I never lost you, I never lost you, you were never mine The boughs are breaking from off the trees I sought to climb but I never lost you, I never lost you, you were never mine. I caught her with a song, the way I catch them all and when the song broke how quickly she was gone...
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Technicolor 03:39
Oh come on and set it off, set it up to come back down and get lost hiding from the things I want, biding time 'til someone comes back around sayin' 'I know something you don't know...' It's been a long grey time, rhymes in red blue and yellow fighting to flash well, nobody's talking trash just pass the hat 'til someone steps up to bat sayin' 'I know something you don't know...' So send me flying through a blue november sky, asking why it took so long to understand the sight you're technicolor in my eyes, you're technicolor in my eyes... Someone told me long ago, life is life you'll learn as you go along, Hey! and not to say they were wrong but life is love I'll learn to sing with the song of 'you know something I don't know...'
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Songbird 05:31
Oh to be so blind I capsized out on the ocean caught by the undertow I washed below with the fish and the dolphins and I called it home...oh to be so cold I capsized out on the ocean caught by the undertow I fought found climbed and clawed my way to an island build a boat and I called it home then I sailed away... sailed away. Well I hold it back, I keep it inside my chest, my heart is beating so fast, they're trying to clip my wings, I wanted to be a songbird, singing outside your window, filling your head with sweet dreams, they're trying to clip my wings and I sail away...

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released January 5, 2013

all songs by claire adams copyright 2012
all arrangements by the crowded stage...katy guillen, katelyn boone, brent jamison, peter lawless, stephanie williams, jerod rivers and teri quinn
woodwind arrangement for tower of babel by peter lawless
recorded in kansas city by jerod rivers, peter lawless, claire adams and brent jamison
mixed by claire adams
mastered by duane trower at weights+measures soundlab
cover art by mary pat losey

special thanks to: all our friends and families, Sangha Studios, Coda, DEERWOLFANIMALBEAR, Steve Gardels, Luke McKinney, Mary Pat Losey, Mark Lauer, Russell Thorpe, and you!

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Claire and the Crowded Stage Kansas City, Missouri

Founded in 2011, the Crowded Stage is a genre-jumping eight piece based out of Kansas City, MO. Fronted by songwriter Claire Adams, the band brings her tunes to life with lush arrangements, diverse instrumentation, and a lil' quirkiness.

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