Birds & Kites

Birds & Kites

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

An emerging Vancouver group that mixes folk and pop, with nostalgia to create a sound you'll fall in love with.

Biography

a little bit about Birds & Kites�

Debi was a classical singer who wanted to write songs; Ryen was a sound engineer who just wanted to skateboard. You wouldn't necessarily expect things to work out, but when it comes down to it, they're all about the music. They started as two friends listening to old fleetwood mac vinyls and making up songs in the middle of the night. One night Ryen called up Debi and said "let's make a record". So they did.

After trading in her classical singing for a blue acoustic guitar, and his skateboard for Komrade Studios, Debi and Ryen got together to produce their first EP �Forgotten�. Under the band name �Birds & Kites�, the duo captures the feel of song writing in the middle of the night with their simple melodies, warm sounds, and personal lyrics.

Lyrics

White Dress

Written By: Birds & Kites

Put my white dress on to leave you a memory of something light, and free.

Not to say I'm naive, not to say I don't understand, not to say this can't be.

And I believe you could tear me away from these crazy dreams with the touch of your hand.

But please don't take me away you know I can't stay, but I'd like to.
And we could run away like the wind, on a stormy winters day,
and you know I can't be rid of you. I can't be rid of you.

Guard my secrets well, keep my weakness safe, they belong to you.
Let me go on my way it's too easy to stay, but I'd like to.

And we'll run away like the wind, on a stormy winters day,
and you know I can't be rid of you. I can't be rid of you.

And I know this is no pretty fairy tale where you tell me you love me. Cause I know I'll just be leaving again.
And you pick me up and you tear me away like the wind.

And I can't be rid of you.

Tumble Down

Written By: Debi Wong

Make me into a pretty bird, with long raven wings,
And I will fly away from you

Make me into a tiny drop of rain, and I disappear into the ocean, and drift away.

Make me into a rockstar, so I don't have to give a damn.
And I will write my songs for somebody else.

But if I could I would be a shiny star, and I would keep my watch over you.

Chorus:

And time she flies like I got, nothing left to lose,
And the days they just don't stop for this emptiness,
And the world she just comes tumbling down,
Like I tumbled down onto you.

Well I learned I can ignore you for about three seconds,
Then everywhere I turn I see your face,

And I learned I can forget all about you, when I'm sleeping,
Except that I don't sleep these days.

(Chorus)

The wind could come and blow me away
The night could come and hide my face
The world she comes and tumbles down,
Like I tumbled down onto you.

No Other But You

Written By: Debi Wong

Let me take you home tonight,
It’s a long way back to where you’re coming from.
And we’ll pretend we never had that fight;
We’ll be perfect strangers in the middle of the night.

I will offer you a glass of wine,
And you’ll say “ yes please, that’s my favorite kind”.
And you will look me straight in the eyes,
And say “I’m having such a lovely time”.

(Chorus)
And oh the gentle lull of the night will pull us close.
And oh the sweet sound of your voice will pull me through.
And you’ll say “darling, I’ve loved no other but you”.

We can rewrite the pages of how met;
I’ll pretend you asked me for a cigarette.
And we’ll tell everybody it’s a perfect story,
About true love and it never ever failed.

And oh the gentle lull of the night will pull us close.
And oh the sweet sound of your voice will pull me through.
And you’ll say “darling, I’ve loved no other but you”.

When the night fades, you’ll fade too.
I’ll be looking for your face on my pillow case.
When the day fades, we’ll say it never mattered anyways.

And oh the gentle lull of the night will pull us close.
And oh the sweet sound of your voice will pull me through.
And you’ll say “darling, I’ve loved no other but you”.

No Other But You

Written By: Debi Wong

Let me take you home tonight,
It's a long way back to where you're coming from.
And we'll pretend we never had that fight;
We'll be perfect strangers in the middle of the night.

I will offer you a glass of wine,
And you'll say " yes please, that's my favorite kind".
And you will look me straight in the eyes,
And say "I'm having such a lovely time".

(Chorus)
And oh the gentle lull of the night will pull us close.
And oh the sweet sound of your voice will pull me through.
And you'll say "darling, I've loved no other but you".

We can rewrite the pages of how met;
I'll pretend you asked me for a cigarette.
And we'll tell everybody it's a perfect story,
About true love and it never ever failed.

And oh the gentle lull of the night will pull us close.
And oh the sweet sound of your voice will pull me through.
And you'll say "darling, I've loved no other but you".

When the night fades, you'll fade too.
I'll be looking for your face on my pillow case.
When the day fades, you'll fade too, we'll say it never mattered anyways.

And oh the gentle lull of the night will pull us close.
And oh the sweet sound of your voice will pull me through.
And you'll say "darling, I've loved no other but you".

Discography

Debut EP "Forgotten"
Upcoming Album "Interludes" - to be released summer 2008

Set List

Our set lists range from 30 - 45 minutes, depending on whether we perform as a duo or with a full band. Our main tracks are listed below:

Tumble down *
No other but you *
Feels like rain
Sparrows
White Dress *
Gone away
Seems like Hallelujah
Forgotten *
Dance with me
Miss you
Rosie
Raindrops

* Available online at www.myspace.com/debiwong