by Boreas and The Bird Channel - man​/​mountain​/​girl​/​building

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This song was recorded in Garageband by correspondence! To prepare for our show with The Bird Channel in Bakersfield, we wrote a verse, recorded it and sent it to them; they wrote the chorus, recorded it and a second verse, and sent it back to us; and so on. Our powers combined!


Am I a man, am I a mountain?
Amid the people I go on without them.
I carry a forest on my back,
Impervious to anyone's attack.

My trails are dark and tortuous,
But you can make them happy with your touch!
But together we belong,
For we are all we've ever really known.

Without the one the other goes,
Without the sun it's freezing cold.
And on this mountain I belong...

Am I a girl, am I a building?
With faulty wires and concrete feelings.
I'm only good at crumbling down
And I'll implode without a sound.

My halls are dark and caving in,
But you can make them brighter with your touch.
And together we belong,
For we are all we've ever really known.

Are you a bird, am I the wind?
Among the strangers, I have found a friend.
I'll lift you on currents in the sky,
And I'll make it safe for you to fly.

We'll never be alone again,
We'll hold each other up until the end.
And California's calling us...
The valley and the orchards and the dust.



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Boreas Tucson, Arizona

Boreas was a classically-trained rock band with lush vocal harmonies, a fierce DIY streak and a willingness to plunge into a wide range of musical styles. Described by local radio station KXCI as “baroque pop,” their music resounds with echoes of the Beach Boys, Animal Collective, Paul Simon, Radiohead and Steve Reich. ... more

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