When Nobody Loves You (You Don't Need to be Saved)

by LOST BiRD

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"My aim this year was to make an album and, without thinking too hard about it, I was going to launch a kickstarter campaign. But I started to realise that I needed a more step-by-step process that took the audience along with us.

Oliver and I are all about meeting our audience. We LOVE doing house shows and we love doing gigs for good causes. We try to be interesting and informal with where we choose to play, like our secret gig in some community gardens.

Personally, I really want to document the songs that I've written. I really want to see them reach their potential. They were born out of some really tough times, emerging from a long illness that I'm still managing now. It made me reassess what's important and really want to give music another go.

Here's the plan.

We've made two quality recordings of some (hopefully) good songs. We've got some awesome New Zealand artwork which you can buy prints of. The songs will be for sale for the next three months, after which they will be put onto Spotify, iTunes, and all other major outlets. In a world where we're so used to getting free content, we're asking you to pay a small amount. ALL PROCEEDS FROM YOUR SUPPORT WILL GO BACK INTO RECORDING MORE SONGS FOR YOU.

We need you. And we are so, so, SO grateful that you've read this and have found yourself here.

Thanks heaps for your support."

~ Ali Whitton

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released February 14, 2016

All songs written by Ali Whitton

All music by Nick George, Gerry Paul, Oliver Vetter, Thomas Voyce, Ali Whitton

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LOST BiRD Wellington, New Zealand

LOST BiRD are two fellas from Wellington, New Zealand.

Ali excavates his heart into the songs, and Oliver covers them with whiskey-soaked violin lines.

It seems to work.

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Track Name: When Nobody Loves You (You Don't Need to be Saved)
Oh when the ship lists
And when the storm hits
I've got a death wish
And I'm making my waves

Well, I am a lonely wolf
Roaming the hillside
I howl for the moonlight
Yeah, I know my place

They say "when nobody loves you, you don't need to be saved"

Well, out on the highway
I head west til the sun fades
I can't stay awake
I only sleep til the dawn

There was this girl once
She ran off with my bad luck
Then she married my sadness
Now she sleeps with my pain

She says "when nobody loves you, you don't need to be saved"
And if you're running for the rails, then the devil won't spare y'a train

And it's a shame, she might want you but she never will need you
And anyways, if you stay, you could starve and she never will feed you
Better men will grin at your fate, laughing like dogs as you dig your grave
Singing "nobody loves you and you ain't gonna be saved"

So y'think I'm the weak one
When you got no-one
You learn fast and get strong
When y'head for the hills

You don't care what the man says
And you take all your chances
Because fear is a poor man's
Means to escape

They say "when nobody loves you, you don't need to be saved"
And if you're running for the rails, then the devil won't spare y'a train

And it's a shame, she might want you but she never will need you
And anyways, if you stay, you could starve and she never will feed you
Better men will grin at your fate, laughing like dogs as you dig your grave
Singing "nobody loves you and you ain't gonna be saved"

Oh when the ship lists
And when the storm hits
I've got a death wish
And I'm makin my waves
Track Name: Holdin' Out for Somebody
Well you're holding out for somebody
Who'll give meaning to your dreams
Who'll steal you away on a midnight train
Like an old time movie scene
And you're stuck there at departures
Watching letters spin to new
And you're holdin' out for somebody
But they're not holdin' out for you

All your friends are getting married
Seems like every other day
There's blossom on the church path
And babies on the way
They say it's time to celebrate love
But your heart is some old fool
When you're holdin' out for somebody
And they're not holdin' out for you

Don't forget your Mama's lessons
How the bad ones waste your time
The Sad ones steal the light from you
And the good ones hard to find
Though the longer that you wait love
Maybe the more it will be true?
When you're holdin' out for somebody
Who's not holdin' out for you

It's the recklessness of living
to fall in love with something free
the very ones that cause the most pain
are the ones that we most need
So honey I think I understand now
What you've been going through
Whilst you've been holdin' out for somebody
I've been holdin' out for you

Whilst you've been holdin' out for somebody
I've been holdin' out for you