Pick Sides

by Birch

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Pick Sides is a song about the ways in which we divide ourselves into binaries (republican/democrat, gay/straight, male/female, etc) and how those institutionalized binaries keep us from truly understanding each other.

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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

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released February 14, 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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