What The Chickens Taught Us

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released November 12, 2013

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This Must Be Thursday is an indie/rock/alternative/pop/folk/funk/punk band that absolutely does not have an identity crisis. We've been playing music together since the fall of 2008, starting off as a cover band. In 2010, we started writing our own songs and released our first album in 2012. We also have a YouTube channel with music videos and live performances. ... more

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Track Name: Bird Song
The chickens, they taught us
To stay inside our coops
When the crows and
The owls are in cahoots

Don't you listen to what the mocking birds say
One day we will learn to fly away, fly away
If you and I are song birds at heart
Let's sing with all we are
All we are

The chickens, they taught us
To quit before we lose
Listen, can you hear them?
The doves are forming coups

Don't you listen to what the mocking birds say
One day we will learn to fly away, fly away
If you and I are song birds at heart
Let's sing with all we are
All we are, with all we are
All we are, with all we are
All we are
Track Name: Couldn't Need You More
Sometimes you say I'm playing with half a deck
Sometimes I'll even make you pick up the check
But you stick with me through the thick and thin
I couldn't ever repay you for everything that you've been

For almost half a decade you've always been here
Helping me out through hardships and fear
Maybe it's been my fault a couple times before
But now I realize something: I couldn't need you more

I'm sure I don't have to tell you there's times I've been a fool
But you just laugh it off, you say it's okay to be uncool
And you never let me down when the going got rough
Now somehow saying "thank you" doesn't seem like enough

For almost half a decade you've brightened my days
Taking the time and giving me strength
And I'll never deserve you, of that I am sure
But now I realize something: I couldn't need you more

Now I realize something: I couldn't need you more
Now I realize something

For almost half a decade you've always been here
Helping me out through hardships and fear
Maybe it's been my fault a couple times before
But now I realize something:
For almost half a decade you've brightened my days
Taking the time and giving me strength
And I'll never deserve you, of that I am sure
But now I realize something: I couldn't need you more
Now I realize something: I couldn't need you more
Track Name: Darcy
Tall, dark and handsome in black
Arms crossed like you're under attack
How did you ever get so cold?
Your eyes condescend on us all
Poor thing, you look miserable
Standing at the edge of the room all alone

I try to make you smile but you will not be moved
It makes me laugh but you disapprove
Is this really the way that you want to be?
Darcy!

You speak with perfect civility
No less and no more than you need
Careful never to let down your guard
I wonder what you're really like
Without the wall that you're hiding behind
How do I uncover your perfectly disguised heart?

I try to make you smile but you will not be moved
It makes me laugh but you disapprove
Why do you need to be a mystery?
Darcy!

Lighten up little boy
Lighten up little boy
You walk around with your eyes cast down
Lighten up little boy
Lighten up little boy
You look so sad, gonna drive yourself mad
Lighten up just a little
Just a little bit, just a little bit
There's an inner beauty you don't let the world see
Darcy

I try to make you smile but you will not be moved
It makes me laugh but you disapprove
Don't you think that it's time you set your heart free?
Darcy!

Lighten up little boy
Lighten up little boy
Lighten up just a little
Track Name: Day Like Today
If I told you I never meant to hurt you
Would you believe me? Would you believe me?
Cause I'm struggling to find the words to stop you
As you leave me, as you leave me
Wait

It's okay to be angry, it's okay to be mad
I just hope that you'll remember the times that we had
And I'll tell you I'm sorry if you'll say it's all okay
I just hope we never have another day like today

I know I'm the one to blame
I was thoughtless, you were faultless
And when you needed me I pushed you away
I didn't notice, but now it's hopeless to try to explain

It's okay to be angry, it's okay to be mad
I just hope that you'll remember the times that we had
And I'll tell you I'm sorry if you'll say it's all okay
I just hope we never have another day like today

Oh it wasn't all that long ago the world looked bright as shining gold
And you and I were just as we should be
They say that all wounds heal in time, so I hope eventually you'll find
Forgiveness in your heart and come back to me

And it's okay to be angry, it's okay to be mad
I just hope that you'll remember the times that we had
And I'll tell you I'm sorry if you'll say it's all okay
I just hope we never have another day like today
I hope we never have another day like today
Track Name: Bridges To Nowhere
She's making snow angels, lying on the ground
Feeling the snowflakes falling all around
Creates her own world deep within her mind
To be with others of her own kind
She only has one care
Wants to go somewhere
Building bridges to nowhere

Her parents tell her "get back to earth"
Her friends all tell her "you've got no worth
Try to live your life, stop with the fantasy
You should be more like us, like me"
But she doesn't care
Wants to go somewhere
Building bridges to nowhere
To nowhere

Now that she's old, life's come and gone
She's lost many times, but she's also won
The only thing that ever made her smile
Was the time that she had with her friends for a while
All she ever wanted
Was to go somewhere
So she built bridges to nowhere
But she doesn't care
Wants to go somewhere
Building bridges to
Only has one care
Wants to go somewhere
Building bridges to nowhere
Track Name: She
You made a prison for yourself
Made simply from your fears
The bars that hold you back
Aren't as thick as they appear
If you really wanted to, anytime
You could leave
The chains that bind you down aren't as strong
As you believe

You say this world's too cruel, you don't want any part
How do I make you realize that you're killing your own heart?
It's you who's holding the key to unlock your cell
And set yourself free

You sit in your dusty room
And keep the curtains closed
Every night is filled with bad dreams
Nightmares of the unknown
Like She, the tragic figure in a story
That you once read
You've resigned to being captive but the truth is
It's all in your head

You say this world's too cruel, you don't want any part
How do I make you realize that you're killing your own heart?
It's you who's holding the key to unlock your cell
And set yourself free

You don't don't don't let anyone in
You don't don't don't let anyone in
Oh you don't don't don't let anyone in
Oh you don't don't don't let anyone in

You say this world's too cruel, you don't want any part
How do I make you realize that you're killing your own heart?
It's you who's holding the key to unlock your cell
And set yourself free
She don't don't don't let anyone in
Track Name: Anyone But You
I wanted to make sure you knew
After all that we've been through
And all the things we've yet to do
How could it be anyone but you?

Can't stop thinking what we said in the past
Can't stop wondering if our future will last
Trying to remember everything that I asked
And hoping our time together won't go by too fast
Won't go by too fast

I didn't know what I had found
That day you stepped out of the crowd
But looking back from then til now
I'm so thankful for you darling
Cause you turned my life around

Can't stop thinking this is too good to be
Can't stop wondering how do I make you see
You've stolen my heart honestly
With you beside me it's so easy to breathe
So easy to breathe

How could it be anyone but you?
How could it be anyone but you?
How could it be anyone but you?
How could it be anyone but you?
Track Name: Tambourine Song
If I lost my way, I'd find a friendly stranger who would direct me home
If I lost my thought in the middle of the sentence, I know you'd let that go
Yes I know without a doubt, these things I could do without
But if I ever lost you, I don't know what I'd do

If I lost my mind, I'd fly around the city singing Yellow Submarine
If I lost my voice, I'd write you lots of letters and be great at listening
Yes I know without a doubt, these things I could do without
But if I ever lost you, I don't know what I'd do

Oh if I lost my job, my home, my wallet or my telephone
Oh I could easily let go of those

If I lost my keys, I'd walk to see you
No I don't need a car
If I lost my heart, I know I'd find it
Wherever you are

Yes I know without a doubt, these things I could do without
But if I ever lost you I don't know what I'd do
I don't know what I'd do
If I ever lost you, I don't know what I'd do
Track Name: What I'd Tell You
I was thinking of you today
There were so many things I wanted to say
But it's been so long, and I thought hey
We should get in touch before it's too late
I wanna hear about how you are
If you're doing okay, if you got that car
Anything happen that's fun or bizarre?
I hope things for you have been great

Hey, what's going down?
I miss having you around just so you know
Ever since you left you've been stuck inside my head
Like a song on the radio

Seems like years or was it yesterday?
These days it gets hard to say
Well it's been too long either way
We should reconnect before it's too late

Hey, what's going down?
I miss having you around just so you know
Ever since you left you've been stuck inside my head
Like a song on the radio
Like a song on the radio

I hope your skies are blue
And you succeed in all you do
And I hope that you don't miss me half as much as I miss you
I don't wanna see this end
I wanna talk to you again
And this is what I'd tell you if this call would just go through

Hey, what's going down?
I miss having you around just so you know
Ever since you left you've been stuck inside my head
Like a song on the radio
Like a song on the radio
Like a song on the radio
Track Name: The Last Thing I'll Remember
They were together for so long
He was never without her
There was nothing else on his mind
He could only talk about her
They always looked so happy
They never had to pretend
Until the last day they had
When if finally came to an end
He tells me:

"The last thing I'll remember
Is her face slowly turning away
Arms crossed along her chest
And things we refused to say
Hurt and angry stares
And wounds we couldn't mend
I wish I didn't remember
The day it came to an end"

Now he sits all by himself
There never was a man so blue
He doesn't know where to go
All his plans were made for two
The other day I saw him smiling
Oh but his eyes were red
So I sat down beside him
Said "you look like you could use a friend"
He told me:

"The last thing I'll remember
Is her face slowly turning away
Arms crossed along her chest
And things we refused to say
Hurt and angry stares
And wounds we couldn't mend
I wish I didn't remember
The day it came to an end"

And so I leaned in closer
Said "you'll love again someday"
He said "my heart's too broken"
I said "it won't always be that way"
I said "forget about her"
He said "some thing just don't change"
And the last thing I'll remember
Is him face slowly turning away
His face slowly turning away
His face slowly turning away
Track Name: After The War
You left so long ago looking for someone else
I didn't want to chase you or try to make you jealous
But it hasn't been going well
Every day your fight's renewed
But after your war is over, I will still be here for you

I don't know what I did to make you run away
If I was insensitive or was it just the things I say?
No one else treated you better
So I wish I could make you see
After your war is over, you can still come back to me

Oh dear you look so tired now
The color's left your eyes
The fire in you is burning out
And yet still you fight
But you can't build a love song
From a battle cry
No matter how you try
It never will sound right

It breaks my heart to see you shivering to your core
She left you in the cold but I would have kept you warm
So just put down your arms
And see mine are open wide
And after your war is over
I will still be by your side
Track Name: Better Things
You thought my world revolved around you
Now you learn something else
The only one who's world revolved around you was yourself
And I used to think I needed you and I put up with a lot
But I don't seem to need you as much as I thought

Oh you said you thought I'd gone
As low as I could sink
But finding someone better
Will be easier than you think
So let's just call a truce
You go your way, I'll go mine
And I will not be watching
As you walk away this time

Looking back on all the times that I defended you
Now I can't remember why I thought you would come through
And I used to dream of happy ends, now I need a new start
So if you don't want it, give me back my heart

Oh you said you thought I'd gone
As low as I could sink
But finding someone better
Will be easier than you think
So let's just call a truce
You go your way, I'll go mine
And I will not be watching
As you walk away this time

And I know I'll be okay as it all goes down in flames
The fire will light the way to better things

Oh you said you thought I'd gone
As low as I could sink
But finding someone better
Will be easier than you think
So let's just call a truce
You go your way, I'll go mine
And I will not be watching
As you walk away this time

The fire will light the way to better things
Track Name: Drainpipe
I listen to the radio and it tells me who to be
From masters of the craft, like Lennon and McCartney
Some say "life's a highway", some say "don't stop believing"
How do I know what to do when the radio stops receiving?

How am I supposed to gather my thoughts when I'm feeling like a rouge jukebox?
Every little word that's said puts another song inside my head, well

Living by another's words puts me in hysterics
Life is so much better when you're writing your own lyrics
Every single word I sing, yeah, you know I believe it
Life is so much better when you're writing your own lyrics

So here I am inside a crowd singing with the men up on the stage
How'd they get a thousand voices to agree with every thing they say?
Some are "waiting on the world to change", some are more outspoken
Some are losing hope, they say "everything's made to be broken"

How am I supposed to gather my thoughts when I'm feeling like a rouge jukebox?
Every little word that's said puts another song inside my head, well

Living by another's words puts me in hysterics
Life is so much better when you're writing your own lyrics
Every single word I sing, yeah, you know I believe it
Life is so much better when you're writing your own lyrics

Sometimes I get lost, confusion comes a'calling
Am I free as a bird or am I just free falling?

How am I supposed to gather my thoughts when I'm feeling like a rouge jukebox?
Every little word that's said puts another song inside my head, well

Living by another's words puts me in hysterics
Life is so much better when you're writing your own lyrics
Every single word I sing, yeah, you know I believe it
Life is so much better when you're writing your own lyrics
Life is so much better when you're writing your own lyrics
Life is so much better when you're writing your own lyrics
Track Name: This House
It's strange to think how many times I've walked in through this door
As my hand falls to the light switch and I step onto the floor
Outside the world is rushing by but I swear time stood still
In this house, just as I remember and as I always will

I spent a childhood here
Sped through the magic days of feel no fear
It was here that I buried my heart
In a pile of fallen leaves in the backyard
In the backyard

All the whispered secrets that never left this room
These walls are their keepers, silent as a tomb
The creaking stair and musty air bring back abandoned plans
Rocket ships and time machines we built with our own hands

I spent a childhood here
Sped through the magic days of feel no fear
It was here that I buried my heart
In a pile of fallen leaves in the backyard
In the backyard

Now a memory's the only thing left here that's mine
This house I once loved has been reclaimed by time
And it feels so wrong seeing these halls sit in silence

When I spent a childhood here
Sped through the magic days of feel no fear
It was here that I buried my heart
In a pile of fallen leaves of the backyard
In the backyard
in the back yard
In the backyard

Someday this driveway will be filled with someone's moving vans
And little feet will rush inside, her head full of plans
And as she spends her childhood here, I hope she takes her time
And as she grows I know she will bury her heart with mine