What The Chickens Taught Us

by This Must Be Thursday

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1.
02:09
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
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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
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03:50
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
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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
5.
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
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04:00
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
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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?
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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
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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
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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
12.
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
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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
14.
05:00
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
15.
03:20
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

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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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