Vicious Things


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Something then suddenly changed
Somewhere in the back of your mind
Why'd you always have to waste
Your worry all the time
It's more than just a matter of taste
It's sorer than a question of pride
Almost like your love is laced
With a superstitious side

Look I don't want to wind up split in two
I'd rather just be wound up next to you
So why d'you always have to misconstrue
All the vicious things
I don't even know I do

Feeling like a cock of the walk
Looking like the end of the night
You know how I love to talk
Shit to strangers when I'm high
I've never been ready for change
So I might as well give it a try
Cos I don't want to push you away
I don't want to cross that line

Step outside the daybreak's overhead
The red eyed little monster has been fed
You wouldn't be the first to be misled
By all the vicious things
I don't even know I've said

Lying in the bedroom popping pills
Yelling at the church for ringing bells
No amount of comfort ever kills
All the vicious things
People do despite themselves
To spite themsleves


from A Little Wisdom, released February 16, 2016
Written, arranged and produced by James Walmsley.

James Walmsley - vocals, guitars, percussion.

Megan Riordan - vocals and piano

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

Mastered by David Montuy at Cauldron Studios, Dublin.

Artwork by Ronan Healy.



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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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