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released June 26, 2019

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Osprey Flies The Nest Eugene, Oregon

Osprey Flies The Nest plays Visionary Queer Pop with conscious lyrics + funky beats for dancing feet. Sultry and contagious, they serve up originals by genderqueer singer Osprey.

Timeless, relevant lyrics make this magnetic Active-ism for Dancers. Based in Eugene, Oregon, this group soars with an instantly likeable sound, contemporary vibes, and a song circle spirit.
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Track Name: Sweet Thing
Oh Mother Nature sweet thing
You know how to do it right
Oh Mother Nature sweet thing
You sure look good tonight
[Repeat]

Sing it to the mountains
Sing it to the river
We got to get ourselves out there into the country
And get some fresh air
Come on let’s sing it to the treetops
Sing it to the beaver
We got to give respect
Show her that we adore her

Hey Mama, you so mighty fine
We’d better grow up before we're outta time
It’s a new age, we see the signs
Feel us Mama, on your side
Hey Mama, in you we trust
Thank you, for guiding us
Through the cycles of life and loss
Ashes to ashes, dust to dust

Oh Mother Nature sweet thing
You know how to do it right
Oh Mother Nature sweet thing
You sure look good tonight
[Repeat]

Sing it to the landfill
Sing it to the dam
We got to get ourselves out there on the front lines
And take a stand
Come on let's sing it to the clear cuts
Sing it to the salmon farms
We got to let ourselves feel it
You see, ‘cause we’re doing harm

Hey Mama, you so mighty fine
We’d better grow up before we're outta time
It’s a new age, we see the signs
Can you feel us Mama, we’re on your side
Hey Mama, in you we trust
Thank you, for guiding us
Through the cycles of life and loss
Ashes to ashes, dust to dust

Oh Mother Nature sweet thing
You know how to do it right
Oh Mother Nature sweet thing
You sure look good tonight

Oh Mother Nature sweet thing
You know how to do it right
Oh Mother Nature sweet thing
You sure look good
You sure look good
Honey you sure look good tonight
Track Name: Don't Give Me Faces
Don’t give me faces
Don’t show me a mask you think I want to see
Don’t give me faces
Don’t show me the person you’re pretending to be
I won’t give you faces
Won’t show you a mask I think you want to see
I won’t give you faces
Won’t show you the person I’m pretending to be

Now I know you’re blue
I’ve been feelin’ it too
It’s the kind that touches everything
But this is your music, feel the beat
Let’s go dance in the street
C’mon play that guitar, and sing

Pain ain’t the same thing as suffering
*My body is not an apology but a blessing
My disability’s not my identity
I’m the real deal
I show how I feel
I’ll tell you what’s real
Come on show how you feel
Tell me what’s real
Let’s see what the truth reveals

*This line was inspired by the poem “The Body Is Not An Apology” by Sonya Renee Taylor, and the movement that grew out of it.
Track Name: Go With Your Guidance
Go with your guidance
Listen to your guidance
Hey yeah
Go with your guidance
Listen to your guidance

I can hear you say
What’s it gonna pay to breathe and pray
Yippie-i-ay, just breathe and pray
I can hear you say
What’s it gonna pay to breathe and pray
Yippie-i-ay, just breathe and pray

Don’t be a coward now
You gotta get beyond the doubt
In the end you’ll remember how you did your thing
Don’t be a coward now
You gotta get beyond the doubt
In the end you’ll remember how you did your thing

You didn’t know that you knew it
But you knew it, yeah
You didn’t know how to do it
But you did it, yeah
You kept movin’ underground in the tunnel
Lookin’ out for the light at the end
Kept searchin’ for the sound of your people
When you needed a friend
Track Name: Soul Calendar
I'm gonna write you down in my soul calendar
With a touch of serendipity you could change my world
I want the Universe to use me, synchronistically
Open up my possibilities, unfold my destiny

Why don't you kill me? Kill me with your kindness
I'll knock you dead with sweet forgiveness
So fill me up with a promise: Stick together, let's keep it honest
Will we see the end of the violence? We will not be silent
Still we light a candle in the darkness, there's no way to hide us

If peace & love are the bread & butter
Well then trust is the cherry pie
It's time we learn how to hold one another
'Cause baby, it's OK to cry
Little chicks are ready to fly the nest
There's a new world being born
*Each death is the middle of a long life
Where the eagle flies above the storm

*From the Celtic proverb, “Death is the middle of a long life,” as quoted by Michael Meade
Track Name: Grief and Praise
*Grief and praise, grief and praise
Oh the world it turns around
Grief and praise, grief and praise
I was lost, now I am found
[Repeat]

Can you feel it in your bones, yeah, in your bones
Crackin’ you open like a stone, yeah, like a stone
I wanna feel it in my bones, yeah, in my bones
Crackin’ me open like a stone, yeah, like a stone

There’s no wrong way to cry
We all have our day to die
It’s written in history that death is a mystery
With love, I know that we can get by... oh

Grief and praise, grief and praise
Oh the world it turns around
Grief and praise, grief and praise
I was lost, now I am found
[Repeat]

Can you feel it in your bones, yeah, in your bones
Crackin’ you open like a stone, yeah, like a stone
I wanna feel it in my bones, yeah, in my bones
Crackin’ me open like a stone, yeah, like a stone

They hold us and make it all right
With their rose-colored honey light
It’s written in history that death is a mystery
With love, I know that we can get by... oh

Grief and praise, grief and praise
Oh the world it turns around
Grief and praise, grief and praise
I was lost, now I am found
[Repeat]

*The phrase “Grief and praise” is inspired by the writings of Martin Prechtel and is used with his permission.

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