tsuruloosie: Masterswarm by cyclist Andrew Bird



Masterswarm by Andrew Bird

According to an interview in Bicycling Magazine with the most talented cyclist to grace any music blog post, this song was written during a three-day bicycle ride. Is there anything else I need to say?


Photography by Ian Dille

come what may
lay your eggs where it’s warm
we come here to swarm
come by sea
swarm like smoke in the dawn
we were the young
we were the swarm

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midges and moths
cut from a cloth
we were the young
we were the swarm

flailing fetal fleas
feeding from the arms of the master
burrow into me
and this is sure to misspell disaster
Oh and the young in the larval stage
orchestrating plays
in vestments of translucent alabaster

so they took me to the hospital
they put my body through a scan
what they saw there would impress them all
for inside me grows a man
who speaks with perfect diction
as he orders my eviction
as he acts with more conviction
than I

oh, burrow into me
this is sure to misspell disaster
oh, burrow into me
you’re feeding from the arms of the master

we were the young
we were the swarm
we were the young
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come what may…

Ah, and some live videos of “Masterswarm”

Cheers,
Tsuru

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2 comments for “tsuruloosie: Masterswarm by cyclist Andrew Bird

  1. Patrick
    June 24, 2009 at 12:18 PM

    with a name like his, you'd expect good whistling, but damn! so talented, love Andrew Bird. thanks for the post!

  2. Tsuru
    June 24, 2009 at 12:21 PM

    I'm with you…… and, of course, he rides a "Heron", eh?

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