A Little Wisdom

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Written, arranmged and produced by James Walmsley.

James Walmsley - vocals and guitars

Megan Riordan - vocals and piano

Recorded at Westland Studios Dublin. Engineered by John O'Kelly.

Mastered by David Montuy at Cauldron Studios, Dublin.

lyrics

We lost our ancient gods but didn't miss them
All told I guess it cost a little wisdom
Leave us with Jesus and we'll bargain with him
And yet you'd think we'd get a little wisdom
Last month for fourteen nights the sky was burning
Some cracked, some fled, some said he was returning
I cast my eyes up to the far off mountains
And hoped that Isaac's son came down without him
They'll come and take my hate my folder anger
To crucify my lies and let them hang there

An armageddon's easy if you spin it
Cos every generation thinks they're in it
The dogs of war are nothing if you tame them
And kings go mad when no one's left to shame them
I thought that beauty was a single vision
Not just a hopeless cause or secret mission
But now I know why all my heroes stumbled
And all my pedestals have long since crumbled
These broken teeth can't bite the biggest apple
That Eden grew to be too big to tackle

And since I'm sick of wishing I was younger
I might be right to try to live with hunger
And find a simple place to chase my shadows
Because a gaol is better than a gallows

Then I might see a little wisdom
Then I might see a little wisdom
Then I might see a little wisdom
Then I might see a little wisdom
Then I might see a little wisdom
Then I might see a little wisdom
Then I might see a little wisdom
Then I might see a little wisdom

And if at night you feel your bones awaken
Don't let it frighten you you should be shaken
You have a duty to the long surrender
That much at least I hope you will remember

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from A Little Wisdom, released February 16, 2016

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Black Wing Bird Dublin, Ireland

Black Wing Bird is the solo project of Dublin based singer, guitarist, busker and bandleader James Walmsley.

The self-produced debut album A Little Wisdom was recorded at Westland Studios and released in February 2016 as part of the Scene and Heard Festival in Smock Alley Theatre.
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