Night Owls

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a love letter to staying up late.

lyrics

night owls and moonflowers let’s stay up late
the world goes to bed and we let it go quiet
cool air is sweeter
and midnight oil burns so much cleaner
blow out the candle we see in the dark

some of us call it the witching hour
shadows with sharp edges come into focus
the chattering mind grows so peaceful
we're nocturnal creatures
the sound of our heartbeat’s the tick of the clock

till the glittering blueprint of stars starts to fade
and morning is breaking the spell that we made
we pretend we don’t hear what the birdsong is saying
but along the horizon the sky’s going gray

is it now
the darkest hour
blowing wind
breaking bough

we fly aloft
our lunar thoughts
as luminous
as luna moths

no liquor shots
or knockout drops
will keep us from
keeping watch

till dawn of day
and our old age
wide awake

night owls and moonflowers let’s stay up late
we’ll sleep when we’re dead but till then we’re immortal
nothing is better
than feeling like we’ve got forever
the nights seem so long but they slip by so fast

till the glittering blueprint of stars starts to fade
and morning is breaking the spell that we made
we pretend we don’t hear what the birdsong is saying
but along the horizon the sky’s going gray

credits

from Big Celebrity, released November 22, 2016
Ellia Bisker: vocals/ukulele
Heather Cole: violin
Lyndol Descant: vocals/piano
Erin Rogers: saxophone
Cecil Scheib: trombone
Bob Smith: bass
Darrell Smith: drums
John Waters: trumpet

Written and composed by Ellia Bisker
Horn arrangements by Erin Rogers & Ellia Bisker

Engineered & mixed by Don Godwin at Airshow (Takoma Park, MD) and Phantom Center (Brooklyn, NY)
Produced by Ellia Bisker
Mastered by Stefan Heger at FisheyeMusicMastering (Columbia, SC)

(c) Sweet Soubrette Songs (ASCAP) / (p) Ellia Bisker

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Sweet Soubrette Brooklyn, New York

Sweet Soubrette features the songwriting, vocals and ukulele of Ellia Bisker, whose dark, edgy love songs have won fans' hearts and critical praise since the release of debut album Siren Song. She is joined by a talented backing band, often featuring as many as 8 musicians onstage. Sweet Soubrette's third album, Burning City, releases November 24, 2013. ... more

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