Bird​/​Alien

by Wallgrin

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1.
03:17
2.
05:25
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5.
04:23
6.
06:24
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9.
02:52
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11.
05:29

credits

released July 6, 2018

Written, performed, produced, and mixed by Tegan Wahlgren.
Electric bass on tracks 3 & 6 by Jasper Wrinch.
Mastered by Brandon Hoffman.

Photography by Mackenzie Walker.
Makeup & hair by Lauren Emmett.

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Wallgrin Vancouver, British Columbia

Harsh screeches, angelic choirs, mangled noises, and soaring strings.
Debut album Bird/Alien out now.

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Track Name: Ae'aea
Wailing from the deep,
She wanted me, she wanted me, she wanted me

Siren, won’t you call
I want it too, I want it too, I want it too

Ae’aea, Ae’aea, Ae’aea, Ae’aea!

When I can grow out of my skin, take me with you
With you, beyond the graveyards
Since I cannot breathe, tie me to a stone
Throw me out to sea, fill me with saltwater

Look inside their ears
They’re filled with beeswax
Filled with beeswax, to keep you out

Fill me with your voice
I want to hear it
I just want to hear it, to hear it once

No, please, take me instead
I love the depths
I love your tail to your head
Oh, please, he doesn’t know
I loved you without even hearing your voice

Ae’aea, Ae’aea, Ae’aea, Ae’aea!
Track Name: Two-Mouthed Woman
Take a walk in the park at night
I gave you all my good advice
Now you're out on your own
Now you're out all alone

Tell me if it's dangerous
To be a two-mouthed woman

Take a walk in the park at night
You've got your teeth on,
Looking real nice
Just bring a knife that's bigger than your head
Bring a knife or you might end up dead

Tell me if it's dangerous
To be a two-mouthed woman
Track Name: White Dress
Too many times have I seen in the water
A woman in a white dress drowning

Too many times have I seen in the water
A woman in a white dress drowning
Her legs were open to the moon
Just like mine, and everyone else's

Those ruins will be majestic...
Track Name: River Valley
Breaking off the pieces of my love for you
Pulling my arms out of their sockets
Breathing down the neck of it
Show your fluid mess
You are not a witness

In the sand is where you'll find my skin
Tear it up and burn it like a witch
Dedicate yourself to me, maybe
My bones are made of metal
Get that bronze age feeling!

Oh my god, I've got some fertile land
I've got some beautiful land in a river valley
And I want you cuz you're a visionary and you will know what to do in a river valley
Oh oh oh, I've got some fertile land
I've got some fruitful land in a river valley
And I want you cuz you're a visionary and you will know what to do with my river valley
Track Name: Banshee's Keen
Daylight
Cold as the day you left in every way
It's so inviting
When you go out
All that you know is lost
Track Name: Kiss Me In A Casket
Everyone I know likes you
Everyone I know likes to be alone

Oh, sailing in your eyes
Kiss me in a casket, goodbye!
I want to be forgotten by you
Track Name: Shadow Milk
If I saw the shaking hand on the hilt of our agreement
I would count the times I bled for a cloud I could not live in

Why should I believe, oh why should I believe
Why should I believe that the shadow milk is free?

The face inside the wall is a stony hearted demon
And the body on the floor somehow burns without you seeing

Why should I believe, oh why should I believe
Why should I believe that the shadow milk is free?

If I find you shadow milking, I will throw you to the yawning chasm growing in me
Track Name: Exosphere
Stay here in this frigid room,
I built it out here just for you
Open up your grimy hands,
Covered in the blood of lambs
The shepherds will not keep you safe
I wish I hadn't built this place
I haven't always told the truth
it doesn't mean I don't love you
it doesn't mean I never wanted to

I never wanted to lie,
To lie awake at night
The sky as bright as a quasar
Far, far below the lithosphere
The fire moves and the dogs can't hear it

The rose of evening fills the sky
Tiny city, smaller lives
Take me up to the exosphere;
At the edge of Earth, the gods appear
A weightless fire, way up high
It's the feeling that you'll never die
The orange of the last sunset
A colour you will not forget
I remembered it

I remembered to lie,
To lie awake at night
The sky as bright as a quasar
Far, far below the lithosphere
The fire moves and the dogs can't hear it

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