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Bird Chirp - Single

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Motherhood's upcoming album, Dear Bongo,, centres around a painter coming out of a relationship. In his distress he turns to drinking and painting obsessively to distract himself and regain some amount of control in his life. He gets bored of canvas and starts painting rooms, other peoples' paintings, buildings and highway lines until he decides that nature’s colours in his yard are imperfect and need changed. The story ends when the painter finishes the final piece of grass and looks up to see the rest of the world. He realizes he needs to let the colours be or spend the rest of his life painting, knowing his goal is impossible to reach.

Bird Chirp is the bittersweet light over the horizon that reveals the end is in sight but it’s far. The painter comes out of a reclusive period and has to decide how to proceed. We hear a melody from the first single, Pick of the Pugs, as the painter mocks his own sadness. It ends with a taunt to the world as he decides to take his hope and use it to paint anything he can reach.


released January 18, 2019

Produced by Kyle Cunjak & Motherhood

Engineered by Corey Bonnevie at Monopolized (Saint John, New Brunswick)
Mixed by Jay Crocker at Prism Ship (Crousetown, Nova Scotia)
Mastered by Bryan Martin (Sonosphere, Montreal)

Brydon Crain - guitar, vocals
Adam Sipkema - all sorts of percussion, vocals
Penelope Stevens - synth, organ, vocals

Additional performers:
Kyle Cunjak - upright bass
The Hypochondriacs - 'Will The Circle Be Unbroken' outro


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Motherhood Fredericton, New Brunswick

Motherhood is an avant-rock trio from Fredericton, NB, Canada.


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Track Name: Bird Chirp ft. The Hypochondriacs
Surely there'll be mercy 
Surely there'll be mercy 
But firstly like a bird perched in a birch tree they will chirp me 

I'm a country bumpkin slumping drunk and bumping into something 
Like a little kid or something, guess I gotta live for something 
I used to live for nothing 
Kicking up a fit for nothing 
I used to take what I could get which isn't shit for nothing 

Surely there'll be mercy 
Surely there'll be mercy 
But firstly like birds perched in a birch tree they will chirp me 

I'll be fine 
I'll be fine by and by 
I'll be fine by and by let the circle divide 
Get the purple mixing blue and red, you know what I mean? 
Means I mean for the ends and then pretend to be sweet

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