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Quietly

by Rob Birdwell

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Andrew Clunn Cliche to like the album's title song the most, but there's a reason that' it holds the distinction. Favorite track: Quietly.
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1.
Morning 03:52
morning words and music by Rob Birdwell don’t know what you are going through don’t know what to say if I recall from times before it won’t always be this way there’s a dark cloud ain’t no doubt but it won’t last forever and I know it’s not easy holding on through the stormy weather chorus: hold on till the morning give yourself some space and time hold on till the morning it will all be clear when the sun is shining bright going down that lonely road don’t go silently ‘cause a new day will be coming to set your spirit free there’s a dark cloud no one can deny but it won’t last forever and I know it’s not easy holding on through the stormy weather choruses… Copyright © Rob Birdwell / Birdwell Music LLC
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Punkie and the Spitfires words and music by Rob Birdwell she was a young woman living in dystopian times fighting “The Forces” any way that she could she got a secret-coded message from her grandfather who had been in hiding since the “Night of the Wood” at the rendez-vous location he gave her information of the Phase Three Resistance plan there was a cache of munitions for radical musicians to fight and form the ultimate band Punkie learned to play on her grandfather’s custom strat joined by Coco and Luana endless nights they slayed those serpentine attacks fury pouring down like rain... Punkie and the Spitfires burning hot molten metal tonight Punkie and the Spitfires burning on and on and on Punkie and the Spitfires lighting it up they gonna give you a fight boi Punkie and the Spitfires… there was talk in the council of rebellion and scoundrels causing citizens to rumble and scream the last thing they needed was to crack and be defeated by a Punkie-Spitfire team meanwhile the word was on the wire of a rebel band on fire with a hyper-sonic victory plan and though they knew a lot about ‘em the council couldn’t stop ‘em they were helpless when the music began Punkie made her way through every desperate town joined by Coco and Luana underground they played their fiery rebel sound thunder roaring through the pain... Punkie and the Spitfires burning hot molten metal tonight Punkie and the Spitfires burning on and on and on Punkie and the Spitfires lighting it up they gonna give you a fight boi Punkie and the Spitfires… there were major celebrations for the slew of liberations all the people glad to be free some thought without a villain terror they would never stay together and “The Flames” would be history but never fear a bit for Punkie as she kept it hot and funky with her Spitfires close at hand they were the talk of generations endless love and veneration for this three-piece ultimate band Punkie learned to play on her grandfather’s custom strat joined by Coco and Luana endless nights they slayed those serpentine attacks fury pouring down like rain... Punkie and the Spitfires ou ou ou...ou ou... Punkie and the Spitfires burning on and on and on Punkie and the Spitfires ou ou ou...ou ou... Punkie and the Spitfires burning on and on and on Punkie and the Spitfires Copyright © Rob Birdwell / Birdwell Music LLC
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So Lost 04:32
so lost words and music by Rob Birdwell I can almost feel your love I can almost feel I can almost feel your love I can almost feel… I feel so lost like I’m going through motions all the time I feel so lost like the only way to hold you is in my mind will I go blind? you activate my imagination but all I feel is a simulation wondering if the bird I’m building is gonna fly now I’m left with my heart in my hand a lonely sailor on the sea, a one-man band oh tell me I’m a fool or show me that you understand (I’m so lost...) I can almost feel your love I can almost feel I can almost feel your love I can almost feel… I feel so lost like the cake I baked got left out in the rain I feel so lost like I’ll never see your smiling face again must I pretend? you activate my imagination but all I feel is a simulation wondering if the bird I’m building is gonna fly now I’m left with my heart in my hand a lonely sailor on the sea, a one-man band oh tell me I’m a fool or show me that you understand (I’m so lost...) I can almost feel your love I can almost feel… I feel so lost... Copyright © Rob Birdwell / Birdwell Music LLC
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Surrounded 02:15
surrounded words and music by Rob Birdwell as I fall through time and while away these days wistful thoughts arise then drift upon the haze of my mind and all those dreams we left behind further on I slip to memories of you words I meant to say then suddenly withdrew “I love your smile” and how your spindrift eyes would shine chorus: I know, I know, I know I don't know anything at all I see the world around me but I'm blind to all she shows holding on, I'm holding on while losing everything but I feel your love all around me Copyright © Rob Birdwell / Birdwell Music LLC
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Quietly 04:54
Quietly words and music by Rob Birdwell what in the world is going on it seems like insanity contentious body politic causing such grief and calamity and why are we shouted down by fear-driven hucksters who don’t give a damn about people well, I’m not going, I’m not going I’m not going quietly I wanna break on free to a higher sense of purpose and a better way of living I’m not going quietly I wanna scream but even a soft voice is strong when it’s joined by millions.... we don’t need to see eye-to-eye to come to agreement let’s do it for humanity let’s act like we mean it ‘cause we don’t want an empty chair or moment of silence (no) what we need is common sense that’s why I’m not going, I’m not going I’m not going quietly don’t ya wanna break on free to a higher sense of purpose and a better way of living I’m not going quietly I wanna scream but even a soft voice is strong when it’s joined by millions.... a soft voice is strong when it’s joined by millions.... Copyright © Rob Birdwell / Birdwell Music LLC
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the hummingbird song words and music by Rob Birdwell summer breeze flowering trees sweet nectar blossoms hold me please honeysuckle red roses too wings all a flutter dreaming of you love is fleeting oh, such a bore romance and passion are nothing but a chore it’s the simple things that thrill me to the core nobody sings of hummingbirds anymore moonlight glowing cool night breeze here I go again kiss me please passionflower morning dew fragrant magnolia and I love you your seduction leads me to yawn moon eyes and glances are truly woebegone and starry nights I’ve seen them all before nobody sings of hummingbirds anymore plain to see my contradiction you remain my heart’s ambition I’m just a fool in love... summer breeze flowering trees sweet nectar blossoms hold me please honeysuckle red roses too wings all a flutter dreaming of you love is fleeting oh, it’s such a bore romance and passion are nothing but a chore it’s the simple things that thrill me to the core nobody sings of hummingbirds... anymore Copyright © Rob Birdwell / Birdwell Music LLC
7.
Feather 03:44
feather words and music by Rob Birdwell feather falling from the sky only by chance to catch my eye from a bird in flight now far away to a better and brighter day feather falling from the sky to the earth from way up high oh I want to be like you and shed these heavy things spread my beautiful wings fly past every boundary be just who I want to be a spirit on the wind free to fly and then begin to renew the heart and heal this soul with love feather falling from the sky spinning slowly in the light like a soft and gentle lonely rain what did you lose, what do you gain? feather falling from the sky from a bird now way up high oh I want to be like you and give back all I take celebrate the love we make kiss the sky and dream the night away like a spirit on the wind free to fly and then begin to renew the heart and heal this soul with love (instrumental) I wanna give back all I take celebrate the love we make kiss the sky and dream the night away like a spirit on the wind free to fly and then begin to renew the heart and heal this soul with love feather falling from the sky from a bird now way up high oh I want to be like you Copyright © Rob Birdwell / Birdwell Music LLC
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Fade Away 05:28
fade away words and music by Rob Birdwell tonight the battle rages shimmering swords like crystal rain brave hearts defend the castle dragons breathe their fiery flame the story’s far from over fade away to your own imagination fade away dream your own sweet inspiration it’s all gonna be all right it’s gonna be all right it’s all gonna be all right it’s gonna be all right mission bells are ringing trumpets blow a solemn call smoke drifts upon the township the tyrant king will surely fall so the story goes fade away you need only to begin fade away there’s a light that shines within it’s all gonna be all right it’s gonna be all right it’s all gonna be all right it’s gonna be all right each of us from stars up above far from the noise and all confusion old as old or new to the world time’s nothing more than... time’s nothing more than an illusion... [trumpets!] tonight the final battle the kingdom’s fate is on the line a calm before the storm wistful dancers intertwine the story never ends fade away keep some pennies in your pocket fade away if your heart is closed unlock it fade away cast your worries to the sky fade away if you’re sleepy close your eyes goodnight…. Copyright © Rob Birdwell / Birdwell Music LLC
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Solid State 04:57
Solid State words and music by Rob Birdwell clean lines functional in every place a vision system that can see... into outer space impervious to the elements or so it would seem this object has capacity... to think and dream and there’s more than this to me more than meets the naked eye yes there’s more than this to me so much more inside... solid state but when you shake me I break so be careful with my heart that’s a delicate part solid state but when I’m lonely I ache and I long for true connection... to you… smooth planes gather up my interface by all appearance I am static without... your embrace logical and sharp through every reasoning with a touch of mystic cybernetic... super glow and there’s more than this to me more than meets the naked eye yes there’s more than this to me so much more inside… solid state but when you shake me I break so be careful with my heart that’s a delicate part solid state but when I’m lonely I ache and I long for true connection... to you… in solid state you can cast me aside try to reboot me though all of my circuits have died you can always disconnect my power supply pure energy transducers keep the dream alive... and there’s more than this to me more than meets the naked eye yes there’s more than this to me so much more inside... Copyright © Rob Birdwell / Birdwell Music LLC

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Original songs written and performed by Rob Birdwell.

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released June 1, 2021

All songs in this collection written, arranged, produced, and performed by Rob Birdwell.

Rob Birdwell: lead and backing vocals, trumpet, flugelhorn, piano/synths, bass, percussion, ukulele.

Mastered by Dave Trenkel at Unity Recording.

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Rob Birdwell Corvallis, Oregon

Rob Birdwell is a songwriter, composer, producer, and performer. He lives in Corvallis, Oregon. He sings, plays trumpet, sax, bass, piano, ukulele, and more. Thanks for listening and sharing his music!

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