The Canary

from Palimpsest by Protest the Hero

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Our new album PALIMPSEST will be released on June 18th. Pre-order the album and stream our new single ‘The Canary’ here: bit.ly/2OCeDdx

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The Canary

I was named after my grandmothers in the tradition of my family
I was born after my stillborn sister
Romantic idealistic lies euphemize as fantasy
But the water always bursts first from the blister

Iridescent light leads down a path
That’s left me miserable at times
With my heart in my throat still beating, still beating

Amelia, please don’t go
Just stay
Don’t go
Amelia, please don’t go
Just stay
Don’t go
Don’t go

I remember the first time that I felt
The cool breeze upon my face
I didn’t understand it at the time
But the calling of adventure and my heart’s increasing pace
It was the ticker tape that I could not deny

I’ll cut my hair short
And I’ll sleep in my jacket so it appears worn

Oh, I’m no baggage
No willing passenger
Those women who came before me
Ain’t nothing like me, sir
Ain’t nothing like me

So this time I’ll do it, I’ll do it on my own
This time I’m going out alone
So this time I’ll do it, I’ll do it on my own
This time I’m going out alone

Amelia, please don’t go
Just stay
Don’t go
Amelia, please don’t go
Just stay
Don’t go

I can hear their pleas and cries falling far behind me
Succeed or fail, this is who I’m to become
7000 miles of ocean stand between me and my destiny
Somewhere beyond it or inside it

“Women must pay for everything.
They do get more glory than men for comparable [tasks]
But they also get more notoriety when they crash.”

Women must pay for everything
When they crash

credits

from Palimpsest, released June 18, 2020
ALL MUSIC BY PROTEST THE HERO

Rody Walker - Vocals
Luke Hoskin - Guitars
Tim MacMillar - Guitars
Mike Ieradi - Drums
Special Guest: Todd Kowalski - Bass
Orchestral Arrangement / Production - Milen Petzelt-Sorace

PRODUCED BY: Derya Nagle
VOCAL PRODUCTION AND ENGINEERING: Anthony Kalabretta
DRUM PRODUCTION, ENGINEERING AND EDITING: Dean Hadjichristou
ADDITIONAL ENGINEERING AND EDITING: Darren “Jeter” Magierowski & Jill Zimmerman
ADDITIONAL PRODUCTION AND MIXING: Simon Grove
MASTERING: Ermin Hamidovic

ARTWORK: Matt HK

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