Old Habits

from by The Canary Birds

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(James Senior)

Look you up sweet through and through
Holdin’ on out of the blue

Old times’ sake, a little kiss
A tender touch, that’s what I miss

Take us from this state we’re in
No second thought, no sip o' gin

Flicker on, firelight
In my heart, firelight

Spinning out in the stars
Habits die hard
Clearing smoky bars
Habits lie

Blizzard cold brings crackle down
Memory’s close in this old town

Cuddle up, close your eyes
Just one night, say our goodbyes

Spinning smoky stars
Habits die hard
Clearing smoky bars
Habits try


from Motel Queens, track released March 25, 2016
James Senior



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The Canary Birds Marquette, Michigan

The Canary Birds is a haunting sound from the Northern forests of Lake Superior. The songs are about micro emotional peaks in the forgotten towns of the Great Lakes.

The musical style is the tradition of baritone singers like David Bowie Scott Walker and Nick Cave. The sonic atmospheres is like Portishead, Massive Attack and Mike Oldfield.
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