Not Human

by Birch

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Not Human is the sophomore EP of BK-based, synthpop duo Birch. Set against the backdrop of the 2016 US election, Not Human explores the factors that divide us, the reasons why we forget that we are all one.

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released June 9, 2017

Written and performed by Birch
Produced and mixed by Ariel Loh
Mastered by Justin Colletti

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Birch Brooklyn, New York

Birch is the musical project of Michelle Birsky. With bandmate Mat Towles, Birch combines the best parts of electronica, pop, hip-hop beats, singer/songwriter, and ambient rock into a perfect lush soundscape: sleek, unique, and contemporary.

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Track Name: Same Colors
I could have sworn oh I was certain
that we were watching the same movie
that we would share this page of history
and that your eyes would see the same as me

But we are caged inside our own heads
I was mistaken and I’m sorry
to think that we could find a common ground
we see the same three colors differently

We see this differently but I am not your enemy
how can I make you see
so I don’t have to see alone?

I could have sworn oh I was certain
I was the hero in this story
that I would change your faith so gradually
I’d win the war and let you worship me

we see this differently but I am not your enemy
how can I make you see
so I don’t have to see alone?
Track Name: Pick Sides
We say goodnight
But everybody’s talking, everybody’s talking
Are you left or right?
Everybody’s fighting, everybody’s fighting

We pick sides, we pick sides
Then cover both our ears and our eyes

You say goodnight
You bought yourself a gun, you think it makes you safer
And stop telling me
What to do with my body, it’s my fucking body

We pick sides, we pick sides
And won’t rest till we’re categorized

We pick sides

You say goodnight
But everybody’s talking
If I run and hide
I’m never gonna see you eye to eye
I’m never gonna hear you, hear your point of view
We’re living in our old days
Dressing up as new

We pick sides, we pick sides
Then cover both our ears and our eyes

We pick sides
Track Name: Cell Phone
I'm trying to break my cell phone
so I don't have to take you call
I'm trying to break my cell phone
tell me if I succeed will I destroy my brains and bones?

I'm looking for your flesh and blood
I just want somebody to love
and just because we're digital please don't fail to see me
I'm looking for your flesh and blood
Have we forgotten to bleed?

I'm trying to break my cell phone
words fly at speed of light so you don't have to be alone

I'm looking for your flesh and blood
I just want somebody to love
and just because we're digital please don't fail to see me
I'm looking for your flesh and blood
Have we forgotten to bleed?
Track Name: Nobody Lives Forever
Monsters sleep beneath our beds
Hear the thoughts inside our heads
Do you want to spend the night?
Protect me from my own damn mind

Fear of time, fear of failure
Because nobody lives forever
Ride the carousel, keep on turning
Don’t know when it stops, but your learning

Fear of darkness, fear of strangers
Stay within our lines, avoid the other
There’s a reason why, why we fight these wars
Cause we’re terrified

Terrified of everything unknown
But did you know that darling you’re not alone?