YOUR SISTER'S CANARY

YOUR SISTER'S CANARY

 Brooklyn, New York, USA
BandPopBlues

YOUR SISTER'S CANARY
/yor sist(r)s keh'ne(r)e/

(phrase) Expression used by one 84-year-old Italian grandmother in place of "Agh, shit" or "God damn."

(band) Brooklyn pop-trio with a case of the blues and a knack for three-part harmony.

Biography

"Three guys with as much control over their groove as they do with their epic themes, the bands smooth rock anthems make me think of Local Natives, if Local Natives had jazz chops. Latest record Good and Alone takes the band to new heights, and might make you wonder why youre still able to catch them at smaller venues."

- Deli Magazine

Lyrics

Good and Alone

Written By: Your Sister's Canary

Haven't you ever been down on your luck?
When nothing around could quite pick you up...
And everyone near you, they knew you were stuck again,
'cause it's not the first time.

Haven't you ever been misunderstood?
When all of your reasoning does you no good...
But it's not like you had any hope that it would in the end,
'cause it's not the first time.

Wrong
You treat me wrong
Now, I've been wrong
You say I've been wrong, but how could I
When all along
You treat me wrong

I'm
Good and Alone

Haven't you ever begun to regret
The reason this feeling grabs a hold of your chest?
If good and alone is as good as it gets, my friend
Then it's not the last time

Wrong
You treat me wrong
Now, I've been wrong
You say I've been wrong, but how could I
When all along
You swear I'm wrong

I'm
Good and Alone

Bread

Written By: Your Sister's Canary

I got no job. I got no money.
I got no wife and children.
No bread for my honey.
Forget a wife and children.
I spent my last dollar.
There's no more comin'.

They're some of the worst of times, but we're making it better.
As long as I've got the time, I'll be making it better.
It's got to get better.

I lost my mind somewhere outside of New York City.
Can't find no rhyme or reason.
My head has gone a' missin'.
There ain't no rhyme or reason.
Spent my last dollar.
There's no more comin'.

They're some of the worst of time, but we're making it better.
As long as I've got the time, I'll be making it better.
It's bound to get better.

As long as you're by my side, we're making it better.

Insecure, at ease

Written By: Your Sister's Canary

It's too bad, so sad – but now you know all my insecurities.
I'm up nights, up tight – I pace my apartment halls at top speed.
You look mad, but I'm glad to know there's someone that cares here who isn't me.
Too bad, so sad – but if you would be so kind I need a favor, please.

Don't forget about little old me.
It's so hard watching you leave.
I'd swim across all seven seas
if it means you won't forget about little old me.

It's too bad – so sad, to pace your halls at top speed.
You're up nights, up tight – give me a reason that you need to be.

Why worry when after all, what will be will be.

How I Try

Written By: Your Sister's Canary

Has anybody ever told you
you've got it made?
4, 5, 6, 7, 8 times or so
Well, little darling, let me tell you
how you've got to pay
One way or another

No matter how good your intentions might be
Surely people know peace
but no one escapes a little pain

You told me you were breathing,
I said I didn't believe it
You told me you were living life
or something along those lines
Well friend you ought to check you hearing,
cause I just said that it was raining
and now the water's in my eyes
No matter how I try

I find myself walking in the rain today, I don't know why
Dripping wet and freezing cold, my pants soaked through to my thighs While plenty other people had umbrellas held in the sky
Well there I was walking in the rain that day

Has anybody every told you
you make mistakes?
7, 8, 9, 10, 11 times I know
Well let me fill you in on a bit of a secret
That's the way it is

No matter how good your intentions might be
Surely people know peace
but no one escapes a little pain

And I find myself walking in the rain today, I don't know why
Dripping wet and freezing cold, my pants soaked through to my thighs While plenty other people had umbrellas held in the sky
Well there I was walking in the rain that day

You told me you were breathing
I just said that it was raining

No matter how good your intentions might be
Surely people know peace
but no one escapes a little pain

...walking in the rain somedays, don't know why

Discography

I Get By EP (TBA 2014)
Good and Alone LP (2012)
Bread & Butter EP (2010)