MBIRD

MBIRD

 Kansas City, Missouri, USA
BandAlternativeAcoustic

Acoustic Indie Rock music laced with hauntingly beautiful melodies and tight instrumentation. By turns intense and gorgeous.

Biography

MBIRD is singer/songwriter Megan Birdsall. Megan has been lighting up the jazz world for the past five years, releasing three albums under her name. As a jazz artist she has performed all over the country, including command performances for Michelle Obama and at an inaugural ball in DC in 2009. As MBIRD, Megan records and tours with the finest musicians available, who have played with a wildly diverse array of artists including Vince Gill, Carmen McCrae, ?uestlove of the Roots, Alison Krauss, Robert Plant, the Dixie Chicks, and many others. Her haunting melodies and evocative lyrics highlight the gorgeous instrument work and intelligent arrangements, inspired by folk, country, jazz and r&b. All of this is held together seamlessly by MBIRD's flawless voice. Her warm honey tones glide effortlessly through her songs, an ever growing collection of material spanning up and mid tempo as well as ballads.

Lyrics

Over the Bones

Written By: Birdsall/Smith

I'm working all the time
I'm waiting all the time
Waiting for you
There's a moment where I find myself standing frozen at the window
Bound, moaning all the way down, waiting for Spring
Waiting for nothing, nothing, nothing
Nothing but you
I'm working all the time
I'm waiting all the time
Waiting for you
Oh, what am I gonna do? I'm working kill the time I'm still looking for who I am and who knew this window sill would leave nothing in my hands?
Still working all the time
I'm waiting all the time
Round and round laughing
To and fro dancing
Up and down, clapping
And I'm singing over the bones
I'm working all the time
I'm waiting all the time
Waiting for you
For you
Waiting for you
For you

Over My Head

Written By: Birdsall/Smith

You're talking at me again, sweet nothings
Give me everything I want and then leaving me high and dry
I'm screaming inside my mouth, caught tongue-tied
I am asking you for something
A simple human touch, ooh Honey
I'm in love, falling over my head
Believing is half the game, ooh lover
Find another little cover for never giving me enough
I've tried to push the patient card, it's coming
Your tortured little heart has won my hand again ooh Honey
I'm in love falling over my head
This is love That is love
Won't someone show me please
What I want what you want
There's nothing left for me
I'm all worn out again sweet baby
Living my life so crazy makes it hard to get out of bed ooh Honey
I'm in love, falling over my head
Dry your eyes and some see what I've got
Can't you see that I am what you want
This is love That is love
Won't someone show me please
What I want what you want
There's nothing left for me
Take it all that I've got
You bring me to my knees
Cause I'm in love falling over my head
I've had enough, I'm leaving
This constant state of grieving has beaten me up again
The door will find my words, sweet nothing
All of my life like memories pulling me back to kin, ooh Honey
I'm in love, falling over my head
Dry your eyes, I'm in over my head
I'm in love, falling over my head

One Kiss

Written By: Birdsall/Smith

One kiss, we'd be right back where we started
With your lips pressed against my lips
Last night I was so broken hearted
Trying to find a way to quiet my mind
All alone my soul is all alone my soul
All alone, my will is gone
Your eyes on mine
This web unties
My strong desire leads me back to you
But please believe that you were better than can find the words to say
And the man I see has always seen the soul I hide away
One kiss, we'd be right back where we started
And I am convinced
That one kiss should be worth all this
One kiss, we'd be right back where we started
With your lips pressed against my lips
All alone of course I'm all alone
Your course has left us lying on this bitter shore
Your eyes on mine
This web unties
My strong desire brings me back to you
One kiss, we'd be right back where we started
And I am convinced
That one kiss should be worth all this

Enough for Me

Written By: Birdsall/Smith

Lately everybody's been telling me
All their stories about how it used to be and how it relates to me
I've turned this record over at least a thousand times
Longing to find just what you see
You know how the pressure can be
It's so relentless you see but I know
If I take it slow then I will learn the truth
And then I can give it to you
And that would be enough for me
Lately when I think about you I start to cry
Like looking at pictures of my other life
That I've put aside with all the history inside and I know
If I take it slow then I will learn the truth
And then I can give it to you
An that would be enough for me
I can't believe that this is happening to me
It feels like I'm leaving everything that I love
My courage I carry in my heart now
My wisdom I got from you
But my heart, it don't change easy
While I walk away I hope you understand
That my love for you is on my other hand
And this was never planned I got to take a chance cause I know
If I take it slow then I will learn the truth
And then I can give it to you
And that would be enough, that would be enough, that would be enough for me

This Bridge (Boat Song)

Written By: Birdsall/Smith

It's not one thing you've been missing
It's too many to mention
You've left me all along out in the cold
Throw that body overboard and set a course forever forward
I'll finally dry these tears, they feel so old
This bridge over me
This bridge over me
From the first time that I held you the storm swirled around you
My world sat in the center of your hand
Your bags were packed you always hid them inside your superstition
I wish you could find a place to land
Your presence passed, I felt the future
Every waking hour
Before my sleepless eyes
You can't blame your indecision
On all your twisted wisdom
It sure seems like a lonely way to die
This bridge over me
This bridge over me
Did I give you what you needed
Now your lullaby's completed?
The ocean waves have called your boat again
Catch your breath inside your belt loop
And listen to the calm truth
A wisdom that's been rocking in your hand
You can't blame your indecision
On all your twisted wisdom
It sure seems like a lonely way to die
This bridge over me
This bridge over me
Sure seems like a lonely way to die

Discography

Over the Bones
Live at the Indigo (ep)

Set List

Original Songs:
Train Song, Over the Bones, Over My Head, Blues and the Highway, One Kiss, I See Your Mind, Lonesome, Enough for Me, Porch Swing, This Bridge (Boat Song), Old Man, Right Down, Amanda Jordan,Down the Line, So Blue, Matchbox, Endsong, Under Water, Endless Night, Stay a Little Longer, Get Broke, Long Time Ago, Lullaby, Again and Again, Lost, Bottled and Drunk, Complicated Thing, Go.
Cover Songs:
More than 100 covers available ranging from such diverse genres as Country, Rock, R&B, Folk, Jazz and more.