surrender

by Tim and Chris Birchard

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At least 5 years since I'd seen my brother.
At least 10 years since I'd seen the ocean.
Then, unexpectedly, we all came together...

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released November 30, 2016

Smoke Fills The Sky, Casa del Mar, A Hundred Years, and Surrender: words and music copyright 2016 Tim Birchard (BMI).

Window Seat, Shaving Equipment, and Mother Ocean:
words copyright 2016 Tim and Chris Birchard; music copyright 2016 Tim Birchard (BMI).

A special toast to my brother Charlie Kiene, who is still letting me borrow his magic microphone. I used it exclusively for this album. Thanks, Charlie!

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Tim Birchard is a musician, engineer, composer, and producer who loves a good story. He loves the unorthodox.

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Track Name: window seat
Strap me into your fearless ship
Lock me down nice and tight
Treat me sweet with a window seat
Before the boosters ignite

Ain't no cure for where I'm going
Time likes to stretch and bend
"Now" and "here" all become "last year"
I guess you'll never see me again

(CH)
The winter months, they shaped me
Snow and bright, bright stars
The universe will take me
In spite of all my scars

Down in Corpus Christi
Walking up and down the beach
A pocket full of sea glass
And dreams just out of reach

That little motel by the ocean
Fried fish and cold, cold beer
The universe will take me
All my joy and all my fear

(CH)

I sold everything
and gave it all away
Said goodbye to a city
That was no longer mine

On my way out of town
There was one last thing I wanted to do
See that old man for one last can of beer
and some barbecue

(CH)
Track Name: smoke fills the sky
The old man down the street
must be home again
It hasn't smelled this good
since I don't remember when

The old man down the street
has got that look in his eye
His smoke fills the sky
but it's the good kind

(CH)
Smoke fills the sky
And I know what it means to be alive
Smoke fills the sky
And I remember what it means to be alive

His truck is full of tools
And his mind is filled with canvas unpainted
His shelves are filled with books
and dreams of a tomorrow untainted

He's fired up his barbecue
Doesn't really know what else to do
When the world gets to be too much
See him getting back in touch
with a fundamental truth

Smoke fills the sky
And I know what it means to be alive
He's building fences, tearing down walls
Calling to the clouds before the next tree falls
Track Name: casa del mar
Estoy enamorado

No se puede robar
mi afecto por la playa
El mar me acerca
cada vez mas

Los sonidos y olores de Pelacone
por donde quiera
Mi corazón canta
en Casa del Mar

Estoy enamorado

A mi corazón se vuela
con las estrellas
La arena de playa duerma
entre de mis dedos de los pies

Los sonidos y olores de Pelacone
por donde quiera
Mi corazón canta
en Casa del Mar

Estoy enamorado con Casa del Mar
El sol esta' bailando con las olas

No se puede robar
mi afecto por la playa
El mar me acerca
cada vez mas

Los sonidos y olores de Pelacone
por donde quiera
Mi corazón canta
en Casa del Mar
Track Name: a hundred years
the last time we were in the waves together
was a hundred years ago

just for an hour or so
we couldn't stop time
but we sure slowed it down

the beach and the blue sky
both went on and on forever

the surf in our ears, an endless sound

wash away the guilt and shame
that live in the wrinkles in my brow

the kids out swimming stopped and stared
as two old men came out to play
two little boys, both pushing 50
there couldn't be a better way

take me out into those waves
dip me in the salty sea
and all of my fears
wash them off of me

the last time we were in the waves together
was a hundred years ago

the little boy that lives inside
comes out to play with eyes so wide
with delight
he knows just what to do
when i step aside and let him through

the kids out swimming stopped and stared
as two old men came out to play
two little boys, both pushing 50
there couldn't be a better way

take me out into those waves
dip me in the salty sea
and all of my fears
wash them off of me
Track Name: surrender
Spent my entire life
refusing to surrender
Never giving up
or giving in

And all this time
the door has been wide open
But the fear of disappointment
has always done me in

Yet here in this dream space
between night and day

Your frequency is strong and clear
I can feel you near
I can tell you love me dearly

Yes, here in this dream space
between awake and asleep

Your frequency is strong and clear
I can feel you near
I can tell you love me dearly

Whispering in my ear
You say there's only one thing left to do
Surrender all my fears
Give them up to you
Track Name: mother ocean
It's been way too long...
Been away too long...

We played in the waves with all our hearts
like there was no tomorrow
We laughed like it was life or death
Splashed like there was never sorrow

Joyful just to share this breath again with you

We tumbled head over heels like only brothers can
Saltwater in our mouths and eyes
Sand in our ears and in our pockets
What a big surprise

We played in the waves with all our hearts
like there was no tomorrow
We laughed like it was life or death
Splashed like there was never sorrow

Joyful just to share this breath again with you