All lyrics/quotes/words are intellectual property of The Avett Brothers. Ship and Birds – Scott Avett
Burn the questions burn the shame
We all should (go)/Break down the walls being built around us.
Singing the songs we’re embarrassed to sing/May you never be embarrassed to sing
So if ever someone one says to you/Life isn’t fair, get used to it/Then you should say ‘Well it might be/If folks like you would let it be”
Be loud let the others know/First a whisper then it grows
Be loud let your colors show
I’m no more than a friend girl/I can see that you need more
Did you stop to accept how pathetically dumb/It can be to/Attack those around ’cause you’re/True to color, a town, a time, or a place?
But I don’t want to fight/I just ask let me be/I won’t give the chance to be my enemy
So go home/Think it through
And I can’t believe it when I hear the jokes they make/At anyone’s expense except their own/ Would they laugh if they knew who paid?
If you’re loved by someone, you’re never rejected
but you and I, we’re the same/Live and die, we’re the same.
The homophobic gentlemen built barricades/But their efforts couldn’t stop me
In came Miss Progress in her black dress/Look at the mess, she is a killer
Watch us fly as loud as we can