Bird Street

from by Misner & Smith

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    With their brand new release, Seven Hour Storm, Misner & Smith have created an album of vivid, poetic songwriting, filled with some of the finest harmony singing around. Working with producer Jeff Kazor (The Crooked Jades, Richard Buckner) and engineer Bruce Kaphan (David Byrne, REM, The Black Crowes) they have penned an album with lush, yet subtle arrangements, filling out an already rich sound that the duo is known for producing live.

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Produced by Jeff Kazor
Engineered and mixed by Bruce Kaphan at Niagara Falls Jan—Mar 2013
Mastered by David Glasser at Airshow Mastering, Boulder, CO
Cover Art & Design by Kyle Monhollen at 2407 Graphics, Davis, CA
All songs written by Sam Misner/ASCAP
Arrangements by Megan Smith and Sam Misner
©&℗ 2013 Misner & Smith/Scribble On The Wall Music
All Rights Reserved

lyrics

He’s painting by the moonlight
Silver shadows bloom.
Peering out a window
At the world outside his room.

Midnight she was dreaming
She was falling through the stars,
Sweeping up her secrets
Then she seals them in a jar.

Crossing to the canvas,
Turning on a dime.
Often while he’s painting
Every brushstroke seems to rhyme.

Tales spill on the pages,
Pouring from her pen.
Quiet inspiration
That will visit now and then.

Sunrise in the city,
Eighteen floors above,
Wondering why this yearning
Fits him like a glove.

Sewing in the garden,
Roots are growing ‘round her toes.
Naming all the seedlings,
Giving back more than she owes.

Cross-eyed from creation,
Sharpened like a blade.
Running down the alleys,
Free and unafraid.

There’s a sunny spot on Bird St.
In a corner tucked away.
They danced there on the sidewalk,
Hidden from the fray.

credits

from Seven Hour Storm, released October 15, 2013
Sam Misner—vocals, acoustic guitar, acoustic 12-string guitar
Megan Smith—vocals, upright bass
Henry Misner—electric 12-string guitar
Bruce Kaphan—electric 12-string guitar
John Hanes—drums

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Misner & Smith San Francisco, California

(my-zner) & smith
Misner & Smith’s music is a search for meaning. The songs yearn for connection, ache for understanding, relish in mystery, and rejoice in creation. In a world that often feels to be crumbling down around us, they dig deep, and find hope in simple things, in the beauty that surrounds us all. ... more

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