Cheapest Excuse

from by Bitter Birds

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    Bitter Birds debut full length featuring Singer Mayberry on guitar and vocals and David Lujan on drums, vocals and bass organ. Playing music together since around 2004 in their former band Red Leaves, Lujan and Mayberry started this new project as a duo in 2011. Discovering the best way to act as both drummer and bass player for the band, Lujan built a foot pedal organ keyboard to play live and record with. They are now on their second iteration of bass pedal keys and the result can be heard on this album.

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Nobody cares
they won't love her until she is dead.
She won't talk to me, tell me what's in her head.
I never sit next to her
I watch her from outside instead.
People admire her persistence in being so sad

White lies
never fooled him just made him see red.
Every few weeks
we'd hear something abut what he did bad.
Shot guns and broke hearts
and knew just how to make them mad
the cheapest excuse was the fact that he never had a dad


from After Image, track released June 6, 2017
Singer Mayberry - Vocals, Guitar
David Lujan - Vocals, Bass Organ, Drums



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Bitter Birds Austin, Texas

Bitter Birds “lures the senses in with a brooding, slightly more experimental side of indie pop, which some fans have compared to early Cure – less poppy and more deliciously bleak.” – Laurie Gallardo, Austin Music Minute KUTX 98.9


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