When the Birds Begin to Walk

by Coco Columbia

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released July 21, 2016

Personnel:

Coco Columbia- Vocals, Keys (Tracks 1-7, 9), Drums & Percussion (Tracks 2, 6, 9)
Grant Sayler- Guitar (Tracks 1, 3, 4, 5, 7-10)
Alex Meltzer- Bass (Tracks 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8), Micro-Korg (Track 6)
Micah Hummel- Drums (Tracks 1, 3, 4, 5, 6-8), Moog Sub Phatty (Track 4)
Damian Erskine- Bass (Tracks 6, 9)
David Kim- Synths (Track 4), Organ (Track 8)
Jonathan Letts- Bass (Track 2,10)
Gil Assayas- Rhodes Solo (Track 3)
Sacha Muller- Guitar (Track 4)
Brandon Braun- Drums (Track 10)

Tracks 1-7, 9, 10 written by Coco Columbia
Tracks 3, 4, 9 co-written by Grant Sayler
Track 8 written by Kate Bush
Additional Arranging by: Grant Sayler, Alex Meltzer, Micah Hummel, Sacha Muller
Recorded by Sacha Muller
Produced by Coco Columbia, Sacha Muller
Mixed by Sacha Muller, Coco Columbia
Mastered by Dana White

Album Art by: Julia Sherman, Erin Carstens, John Palmer

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Coco Columbia Portland, Oregon

Portland singer-songwriter and drummer Coco Columbia fuses infectious indie-pop melodies, off-kilter rhythmic feels, dreamy-eyed electro-soul soundscapes, and jazzy harmony to create her own brand of bumpin' space-age future-pop.

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Track Name: Weight on Limb
weight
weight on limb
weight on
limb
weight on limb
weight on

beautiful blue
auras of mourning
hold weight on limb
hold weight on limb

dazzling velvet
clouds of sunset
lifts the spirits
lifts all our spirits
dazzling velvet
clouds of sunset
lifts the spirits
lifts all our spirits

weight
weight on limb
weight on
limb
weight on limb
weight on

beautiful blue
auras of mourning
hold weight on limb
hold weight on limb

dazzling velvet
clouds of sunset
lifts the spirits
lifts all our spirits
dazzling velvet
clouds of sunset
lifts the spirits
lifts all our spirits
dazzling velvet
clouds of sunset
lifts the spirits
lifts all our spirits

celestials
approaching at lightning speed
flickering near zodiacs
in our eyes
we see something white

tearing through
fabrics of dimensional
reality in our eyes
unraveling
we see something white

lifts the spirits
lifts all our spirits
Track Name: Chalkboard Heart
weary souls with rules have their stupid brawls
fire shots until they're sure all is gone
lift the child who lie lone slumped over rock
hold her till she's left
pull out all the darts
fists slammed sidewalk
breath was lost now
I walk home
palms at my jaw

raise those hands against cool hues of the dawn
fuck your plan b, you hate them all
tally their demands on your chalkboard heart
lie down near the shore
erase all the marks
fists slammed sidewalk
breath was lost now
I walk home
palms at my jaw

too hard to hear when every-
body's voice is in your way
now your board's blank and you
can't remember what you'd say

too hard to hear when every-
body's voice is in your way
now your board's blank and you
can't remember what you'd say

raise those hands against cool hues of the dawn
fuck your plan b, you hate them all
tally their demands on your chalkboard heart
lie down near the shore
erase all the marks

too hard to hear when every-
body's voice is in your way
now your board's blank and you
can't remember what you'd say

too hard to hear when every-
body's voice is in your way
now your board's blank and you
can't remember what you'd say
Track Name: Coveted Creatures
I'll find it in the woods
I'll make myself absurd
I'll find it in the woods
I'll make myself.....

wait until the light goes out
unlock the door with keys that appear
look ahead, can't you see now?
their lavish feasts and golden wings

songs of sirens lead you to
the ocean's edge, where one can breathe the
salty air that whips about
the feathered hair of scaled ladies

I'll find it in the woods
I'll make myself absurd
I'll find it in the woods
I'll find myself.....

coveted creatures
praising of surreptitious brute men
our holy screechers
hidden from those who can't believe that
we have beautiful
lands that we can't see behind our screens
so hard to
discern between the eye and the mind

wait until the light goes out
unlock the door with keys that appear
look ahead, can't you see now?
their lavish feasts and golden wings

songs of sirens lead you to
the ocean's edge, where one can breathe the
salty air that whips about
the feathered hair of scaled ladies

I'll find it in the woods
I'll make myself absurd
I'll find it in the woods
I'll find myself.....

coveted creatures
save them from holocaust hells they live
treat them as equals
sprung from the same star stuff that we did
can't we see?
killing them is like killing you and me
recognize that our hearts are aligned

coveted creatures
praising of surreptitious brute men
our holy screechers
hidden from those who can't believe that
we have beautiful
lands that we can't see behind our screens
so hard to
discern between the eye and the mind

coveted creatures
Track Name: 9 Steps
9 steps forward
7 steps back and I win
5 steps to the left
3 steps right I'll
fall off a cliff

irregular elegance
pirouette ends with a crash
irregular elegance
struggling up a breaking branch

tightrope's too loose
tie me a noose
tightrope's too loose
tie me a noose

9 steps forward
7 steps back and I win
5 steps to the left
3 steps right I'll
fall off a cliff

irregular elegance
pirouette ends with a crash
irregular elegance
struggling up a breaking branch

tightrope's too loose
tie me a noose
tightrope's too loose
tie me a noose

I would rather stay alive
I try all the time
I would rather stay alive
I cry all the time

I cry all the time

tightrope's too loose
tie me a noose
Track Name: Radiant in My Abyss
wailing from
3 stories down
I hear you
same sentiment
I feel you
indigo senses ring true

counting time
wondering if I should die
wondering if he should try
weight too heavy too heavy to deny

you were happy
before the war that took you
before voices spoke to you
indigo changing to blue

little baby
happy before they took me
they took me and they shook me
the world is it so thirsty

don't tell
us to count the sheep
we'll never fall asleep
can't get
us to rearrange
our hearts
feel so ashamed

all in our heads
perceived as worse than it is
the world gave us its sickness
our hearts rendered so useless

counting time
wondering if I should die
wondering if he should try
weight too heavy too heavy to deny

don't tell
us to count the sheep
we'll never fall asleep
can't get
us to rearrange
our hearts
feel so ashamed

psychotic esoteric
intuitive dyslexic
parasitic heretic
marvelous in his abyss

psychotic esoteric
intuitive dyslexic
parasitic heretic
radiant in my abyss

wailing from
3 stories down
I hear you
same sentiment
I feel you
indigo senses ring true

counting time
wondering if I should die
wondering if he should try
weight too heavy too heavy to deny
Track Name: Lionhearted
totoro
where'd you go?
totoro
where'd you go, go, go?
totoro
where'd you go?
totoro
where'd you go?

vulnerable child
left outside to herself
drawn to paths of acorns

spots two nature spirits
ones who left her the trail
meets the forest's edge

Mei's never afraid to explore
believes what she sees in camphors

wish the lionhearted
child lived in me
stumble over bridges
wrap around the trees
find me asleep
brush against my cheeks
so exciting
to live and to be

blame the broken hearted
child in the sheets
terrified of father
squinting through the seams
shamed to no end
cannot even sleep
surrender
allow the grim defeat

miserable child
stands under pouring rain
waiting for an answer

spots two nature spirits
same who left her the trail
meets the friend she missed

Mei's never afraid to explore
believes what she sees in camphors

wish the lionhearted
child lived in me
stumble over bridges
wrap around the trees
find me asleep
brush against my cheeks
so exciting
to live and to be

blame the broken hearted
child in the sheets
terrified of father
squinting through the seams
shamed to no end
cannot even sleep
surrender
allow the grim defeat

totoro
where'd you go?
totoro
where'd you go, go, go?
totoro
where'd you go?
totoro
where'd you go?
Track Name: Dark Flower
dress in all black
play inside your own mind
let their foul mouths
criticize your own kind
young boys
they spill their own truths
to oppose you

circular core
stems in archaic form
blossoming more
ikebana film noir
sweet scents
they cut through black fume
into your room

suspect shadows
stretching ten fold
dark flower
in full bloom
deep tones
consume
dark flower
in full bloom
deep drones
consume

dress in all rose
mill about your own prose
let their foul souls
trample on your stone throws
young boys
they spill their own truths
to oppose you

windows frame the landscape
that steal your heart's mind away
no!!!
I swear I will go someday
oh all these sunsets call me to that other realm
I see it all now
I feel it all
can I go now?
can I go now?
can I go now?

suspect shadows
stretching ten fold
dark flower
in full bloom
deep tones
consume
dark flower
in full bloom
deep drones
consume

divine mother
holds me
feed me
speaks so clearly
shows me
I'm free
chromatic specs
fill me
wake me
emotional
voices
guide me

suspect shadows
stretching ten fold
dark flower
in full bloom
deep tones
consume
dark flower
in full bloom
deep drones
consume
Track Name: Goldmine
I always feel like a whore in the winter time
My empty cold bed's no favorite of mine
If the windows ain't foggy
and I can't draw a smiley
Then maybe, you ain't workin for me

He always feels like he's nothin in the summer time
Took off to the woods to find peace of mind
He'll become a young slave
Just waiting to please my soul
If I make that call

but guess what?
these troubles always fall off
You're left with a Goldmine
a Goldmine to sort thru
a Goldmine to think thru

Johnny when you toss it right I cannot cooperate
Pass right by those yellow signs
We are intoxicated
We are free, we are free
We're free, we're free

I always hate what you say
When you've lost all faith
Where's your sense of I?
Don't tell me to plan your wake, don't tell me to plan your wake
Where are you now?
You've just gotta get dirty
In 101 ways
Just shed that load
And save that face
Oh hunny

Johnny when you toss it right I cannot cooperate
Pass right by those yellow signs
We are intoxicated
You know who I am
The queen of blossoms on trees
When all is just black
You're who I see

You've got a Goldmine to sort thru
a Goldmine to think thru
The options are endless
No need to use your fists
You've got a Goldmine to sort thru
a Goldmine to think thru

Johnny when you toss it right I cannot cooperate
Pass right by those yellow signs
We are intoxicated
We are free, we are free
We're free, we're free

And guess what?
these troubles always fall off
You're left with a Goldmine
a Goldmine to sort thru
a Goldmine

And guess what?
these troubles always fall off
You're left with a Goldmine
a Goldmine to sort thru
a Goldmine to think thru