spotted suitcase

from by The Amber Bugs

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"spotted suitcase" is our pop-punk ditty about how freedom is something that you only have if you use it. It's a high energy, radio friendly track with pumping rhythm and our trademark story teller style.


There’s a bird on a branch, a man on a wire
there’s a reoccurring chance the whole world could expire
and there’s a girl with a suitcase and her head in the clouds
and when she looks at that bird she thinks what’s keeping him down
You know if I had those wings I’d be flying all day
and what use is this suitcase if I can’t get away
and then she looks in the mirror and says “my god that’s me
it’s time that I was Free”

That man on the wire he is skilled and he is brave
he knows the critical cost of a minute mistake
he goes forwards and backwards but not side to side
and in that single dimension he is so alive
and he takes that perspective through his whole enlightened day
he is free and he is saved

That bird on the branch is looking down at the girl
and from his high up position he is king of the world
but on dark winters night when it’s cold in his tree
he doesn’t look through her window and say I wish that was me
he knows that freedom's not real it’s just a way to feel
maturity’s for cheese, and life’s a ferris wheel
so to answer the question that is poised on her lips
he’s happy where he is


from etched in rust, released September 9, 2016
drums/percussion: jon pritchard
bass guitar/hammond: teresa kelly
guitar/vocal: ben kelly
recorded by luke oldfield at toe rag studios, london
mastered by pete maher



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