You & Me, in a Room.

by Aurora Birch

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a curated collection of stripped down, sparsely produced singles.

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released February 1, 2016

all songs written, performed, produced, engineered, mixed, and mastered by Emily Moran.

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Aurora Birch Boston, Massachusetts

a rootsy songstress with weak knees for the infinite and the infinitesimal.

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Track Name: Atomic Love
we were once a sun
from oblivion
our souls were forged in kindred flame

we were drifting dust
evoking stellar lust
they envied us our lack of aim

to be so small and yet profound
to be so infinitely bound
to be so infinitely found
they'd trade it all to us
for our atomic love

we were once the air
we were unaware
of corporal pain, of human time

but without regret
we became the breath
of one young girl, our souls consigned

and in her heart we made our home
her longing sighs we came to know
we sang our steady song to show her
that she was good enough
with our atomic love

we came to rest
we found our flesh
at the same time, but far away

you were unknown
I had been grown
without your heat to guide my way

no shell of skin could ever hide
the supernova in your eyes
when I saw them, oh I realized
that I was made of
your atomic love
Track Name: East
when I look back it hurts me less
to start with the end and leave the rest
when we parted like the sea
just to find I was made of you and you of me

the continents, they came like knives
plunging us into divide
and we were mirrors, sitting face to face
endless echoes of the other's grace

I never learned how to love, I just learned how to love you
why was a word that was not often heard but I made do
I clenched my teeth and withered at your feet

I was north and you were south
my compass lived to seek you out
from where I stood there wasn't much to see
there wasn't much without you facing me

I never learned how to love, I just learned how to love you
why was a word that was not often heard but not this time through
I'm heading east
or away from you at least
away from you at least
Track Name: Haunt Me
I walked into the kitchen
and I couldn't hear a sound
but that certain kind of silence
when your lover's in the ground
our trinkets and our relics
I would flesh them pound by pound
if that could mean
my love could come around

so haunt me, darling, haunt me
I can't lose you yet
grab an old white bedsheet
and scare me half to death
I need you somehow
and I'll take what I can get
so haunt me darling
I can't lose you yet

I need someone to tell to
when I learn to pick a fight
or when I get out of Chicago
like we always said we might
or when I miss you so much more
than I have symbols for your life
haunt me darling
if for just one night

haunt me, darling, haunt me
I can't lose you yet
grab an old white bedsheet
and scare me half to death
I need you somehow
and I'll take what I can get
so haunt me darling
I can't lose you yet
Track Name: Semantics
on a seashore overgrown
I found some little rivers
that had carved their way back home
but washed away before the maps were taught
who am I to name them?
but who am I to not?

to deem a thing a river is to say it never ends
the mighty Mississippi has no little fleeting friends
but if I were to look (if I were to look)
with an older set of eyes
I would see more things as rivers
for I'd live to their demise

well I guess I'm not your lover
and I won't be your wife
and I won't be your widow
eighty years into my life
so keep the whiskey steady
keep it flowing like the Rhone
I'll be drowning out the questions
that are burning in my throat

to deem a thing a river is to say it never ends
to lose him as a lover means to lose him as a friend
but if I were to look (if I were to look)
with an older set of eyes
I would see more things as lovers
than as heroes in disguise

on a seashore overgrown
I dug a grave for every river
that's been doomed to the unknown
but perhaps the sand remembers all their shapes
perhaps it recollects your footprints
as you turned and stormed away

to deem a thing a river is to say it never ends
the mighty Mississippi has no little fleeting friends
I would say I loved you in the best way I knew how
And if you were around to hear I'd say I love you know

but if you were to look (if you were to look)
with an older set of eyes
could you forgive me?