Not Complaining

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Not Complaining
(Lyrics by Amber Bird, Music by Varnish)

I'm not complaining
It’s as much hope as fear
And when I can’t stop raining
You’ll keep me near

You find your way into everything
The clothes I choose and songs I sing
And you were meant to last one life
Instead I find you every night

I'm not complaining
It’s as much high as low
And when I can’t stop raining
You’ve still got hold

You slip yourself around everyone
Behind my eyes, back of my tongue
And you would never breathe my air
Instead I find you’re always there

You’re first to stay while the others slip
You pulled me back and made me stick
And you weren’t one to be possessed
Instead I find you’ve pierced my breast

I'm not complaining
It’s as much feast as fast
And when I can’t stop raining
You’ll be my last


from Each to Each, released December 16, 2014
Amber Bird - Vocals
Jason Cope - Guitar
Johnny Straube - Bass
Ben Crosby - Drums

Produced by Mark Clem
Recorded at London Bridge Studios and Soul Kitchen Studios
Mixed at Soul Kitchen Studios by Mark Clem
Mastered by Ed Brooks at RFI Mastering, Seattle WA



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Varnish Seattle, Washington

Varnish is steeped in the influence of dark, jangled pop via post-punk UK music that was dressed to kill and to do it fabulously, as well as "pre-punk" NYC bands that set the stage for the modern and alternative rock scenes that came next. Music where confusion becomes clarity and the extremes of human emotion are separated by a precariously thin tightrope, all backlit by a beautiful dissonance. ... more

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