Winter Break EP

by A Bird Among Men

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Nick Fiore
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Nick Fiore I think the best way to describe A Bird Among Men is by saying that he sounds real and he's not afraid to shout that. He's not just some artist fuck, he's a real guy who revels in his own "mediocrity," his words not mine. There's a lot of pretentious shit in the folk/punk scene and A Bird Among Men captures something genuine. Favorite track: For Robyn.
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Rabid Gorilla I love this album for the honesty of lyrics, the uniqueness of the rhymes, and the speed it all comes at you.
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I could talk about how this album was inspired by countless people in my life, or experiences I've had or whatever. But, to be honest, I was just bored during the winter break between semesters. So I made this.

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released December 25, 2015

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A Bird Among Men Bath, Maine

Tongue in cheek, self deprecating folk punk from mid-coast Maine!

I started this project because I don't have enough friends to make a real punk band.

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Track Name: For Robyn
Robyn you’re gonna be okay
What’s hurting you will one day go away
I know that things look dark now, but they are gonna change
Cause Robyn you’re gonna be okay

And I know that you’re afraid
Of all the voices screaming in your brain
You feel alone, you feel deserted and you feel betrayed
Oh yes I know that you’re afraid

You want to leave this world behind
The afterlife will have more of your kind
I cannot bear to see you there before it is your time
But you wanna leave this world behind

We all found you there, in your room
The place you slept, it became your tomb
The vacancy that you left us was only filled with gloom
When we all found you in your room

And dammit Robyn you were my best friend
I needed you here with me till the end
Don’t you know I loved you more than you could comprehend
Robyn you were my best friend

Robyn you were gonna be okay
What was hurting you it would’ve gone away
I know that things looked dark back then, but they were gonna change
Robyn you were gonna be okay
Track Name: A Tale of Dungeons and Donuts
We were walking down the sidewalk, on a Sunday night
Who knows what was on our minds?
Cause when the sun goes down in this small town we gather by the candlelight.
But stay too long and we’ll go blind.

Some days I stay in bed till 4 pm
Others I don’t lay down at all
Because the world is either perfect or it’s just too much for me
But I am still here standing tall

I am scared to let my family know
Just what goes on inside my head
Because this state of hiding everything has become comfortable
Me and apathy are wed

A home is more than just where you grow up
It’s not a building with four walls
The place where I feel safe and sound does not like to stay still
Maybe I’m homeless after all

On a small farm in Missouri
A child and a dog got in a brawl
And I really don’t see what’s the hurry
To live and die, you’ll never see it all.

You said that you just had to wait it through the year
And then your plan would work okay
But I care about you too much to let you throw it all away
I promise someday we’ll escape

We all gather in the basement
Almost every night somehow
We put on faces and pretend that we are someone else
Cause that’s what life is all about

On a small farm in Missouri
A child and a dog got in a brawl
And I really don’t see what’s the hurry
To live and die, you’ll never see it all.
Track Name: Pro Patria Mori
College kids around the country
Say that for their hard earned money
They should at least feel safe in the place they live
But seventy years ago
Eighteen year olds stood, exposed
So bold, so brave, and with their lives to give.

We’ll pack you up and ship you out,
Overseas there’ll be no doubt
You’ll toughen up and start to learn your place.
You will scream and you will cry
You will see your best friends die
But don’t you know going to war is great

Cause education so it seems
Takes a back seat to killing human beings
That don’t blindly support a scrap of fabric
So if you want to make something of yourself
Without having been born into wealth
Just shoot our enemies with your automatic

We’ll pack you up and ship you out,
Overseas there’ll be no doubt
You’ll toughen up and start to learn your place.
You will scream and you will cry
You will see your best friends die
But don’t you know going to war is great
Track Name: Psycho's Path
When I’m walking down the street, and a stranger passes by
My brain takes a back seat to thoughts impossible to justify
The sun has gone down and there is no one else in sight
Nobody would notice if I made this man… die.

I could take his head and slam straight down to the pavement
Or pull out my knife, slide it between his ribs, send him to the grave and
If I’m careful, take my time and just be patient
I could get away with this completely free form of entertainment

I just wanna kill people and run from the police
Yeah, who gives a shit about sanity?
Everybody dies sometime, so why’s it matter when?
Don’t look at me like I’m the enemy.

Snap back into control, oh god what am I thinking?
Is the difference between me and Charles Manson really shrinking?
If I’m a crazed psychopath, murderous rage on the brink, then
Why am I afraid if a man in the same room as me so much as blinks?

Wouldn’t it be so much easier to take that man and rip his throat out?
It’d be the end for him if I laced his coffee with arsenic, there is no doubt.
If I put a bullet in his head, I wouldn’t see what the fuss was about
Why don’t I go ahead and take the quickest and the most direct route

I just wanna kill people and run from the police
Yeah, who gives a shit about sanity?
Everybody dies sometime, so why’s it matter when?
Don’t look at me like I’m the enemy.

Drown em, burn em, shoot em, gut em,
Stab em, break em, skinned em, ate em
Starve em, gas em, bomb em, crush em
What the fuck, decapitate em
Slam em, kick em, choke em, spear em
Gore em, rip em, split em, hang em
Grab em, twist em, snap em, frame em
I wanna kill people, I don’t care who made em

I just wanna kill people and run from the police
Yeah, who gives a shit about sanity?
Everybody dies sometime, so why’s it matter when?
Don’t look at me like I’m the enemy.

Oh fuck. Late for class.