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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.

lyrics

Zana's only seventeen
She thinks she's on the silver screen
She has the most amazing dreams of all
Her boyfriend's just a little older
He loves her but he's never told her
He thinks one arm is enough to hold her on
Zana keeps the things that scar her
Buried under black mascara
But sometimes it'll trickle down her face
And it doesn't take that much to know
It happened many years ago
And I'm never going to ask her what to place

Still. She fills my folded arms
Still. She fills my folded arms

Zana thinks she's heaven sent
And everything she says is meant
She'll always kiss an argument away
Perhaps it's cause she's so naive
She wears her sadness on her sleeve
And somehow thinks that we should be the same
Gods and monsters never scare her
Though she sees them everywhere
She'll pass them like a ticker tape parade
But if she thinks you're beautiful
She'll push you up against a wall
And watch your resolution fall away

Still. She fills my folded arms
Still. She fills my folded arms
Still. She fills my folded arms
Still. She fills my folded arms

And you swear
You can't repeat this
It's just not fair
It's human weakness
But she's there
In little pieces
All the time

And she fills my folded arms
All the time
And she fills my folded arms
All the time
And she fills my folded arms
All the time
And she fills my folded arms

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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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