Sea of Gold

by Early Bird Trio

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Our first full-length album. Jam packed with musical and lyrical depth. Grab yourself a copy of Sea of Gold, your favorite wine, and your favorite friend and have a good listen.

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released July 25, 2015

~ Engineered and Mixed by Jeremy Johnston at Subcat Studios in Syracuse, NY
~ Mastered by Patrick MacDougall at Subcat Studios in Syracuse, NY
~ Produced and Edited By R. Aaron Walters
~ Co-Produced by Sheralyn Wellman and Katherine O'Leary


~ Photograhpy by Gabrielle Cavallaro
~ Album Art by R. Aaron Walters


Early Bird Trio
~ Katherine O'Leary - vocals, lyrics
~ Sheralyn Wellman - vocals, lyrics, piano, ukulele
~ R. Aaron Walters - acoustic guitar, vocals, banjo, ukulele, bass, B3 organ, Fender Rhodes, piano, drums, percussion


String Trio
~ Joe D'Esposito - fiddle
~ Brian Savage - cello
~ Joey Arcuri - bass

Horn Trio
~ Nick Coggiola - trumpet
~ Greg White II - alto sax
~ Eshan Escoffery - trombone

Woodwind Duo
~ Laura Donle - clarinet, bass clarinet
~ Greg White II - tenor sax

All arrangements composed and conducted by R. Aaron Walters

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Early Bird Syracuse, New York

The band features robust, emotionally powerful lyrics written by lead vocalists Katherine O'Leary and Sheralyn Wellman along with a strong harmonic and rhythmic support from guitarist and percussionist Aaron Walters. Sheralyn also adds beautiful support and color with her ability to shine as a pianist. Carefully constructed two- or three-part vocal harmony are the backbone of this groups music. ... more

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Track Name: Eyelids
-Lyrics-

Oh, Golden Malibu, take me on a journey with you
Through uncharted grounds, help me settle down
Haven’t heard a word, but they’re out there somewhere, a blur

We’ll ride the tide straight through the night and watch the sun
We’ll ride the tide straight through the night and watch the sun
Watch the sun rise

Oh, mighty golden steed, what will you show me tonight?
I can only see through lenses green
These curtains I call my eyelids work to keep the dark inside

I’ll ride the tide straight through the night and watch the sun
I’ll hide my fear straight through the night and watch the sun
Watch the sun rise

Open my curtain eyes, the window for my soul, to the walls and it all deep below

These curtains are not blinds
These curtain eyes are not blind

Oh, mighty golden steed, thank you for saving me tonight

*Lyrics Written by Sheralyn Wellman and Katherine O'Leary*

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Track Name: Lamplight
-Lyrics-

I saw your room from my window, I saw it just passing through
But I couldn’t go in, even if I wanted to
I saw all the plans we made, reflected in the lamplight
It felt like yesterday, I should’ve been there tonight

Fifteen seconds, for six hours straight
But I feel miles away
I’d go back so fast
And I couldn’t help but ask

Do you miss me?
Do you miss me at all?

I see you at the piano, learning our favorite songs
I could’ve listened forever, but it didn’t last that long
And when you turn off that lamplight, is there someone else in your bed?
Do you ever think to yourself, “It should’ve been her instead”?

Do you ever look outside and feel an emptiness that you fight?
Maybe you feel free, but do you miss me?
Do you miss me... at all?
Are you listening at all?

*Lyrics written by Sheralyn Wellman and Katherine O'Leary*

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Track Name: Green Coat
-Lyrics-

You were the one
You were the one in the green coat

I knew every pocket and all your best lines
The way you zipped your secrets inside
I had to read between the stripes
I miss those green coat times

For a while it was fine
But now you’re just a memory

I knew every pocket and all your best lines
The way you zipped your secrets inside
I had to read between the stripes

You were the one in the green coat

I’m fine, I’m fine, this happens all the time
I’m fine, I’m fine, I’m fine
But I miss those green coat times

*Lyrics Written by Sheralyn Wellman and Katherine O'Leary*

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Track Name: Passage
-Lyrics-

I went awalking today, heavy, slow and steady
Deliberate in thought, I gifted away my strength
The air was cool in my sweater

Swaddling myself in the fabric of familiarity
I entered uneasy confusion
Convinced that in darkness I wander

Or do I flirt with the recurring shadow?
Perhaps there’s just a divide

Maybe even light needs a darker side

My well-trodden path
My fall reflection
My autumn nostalgia
My seasonal sentiment
My fondness
My melancholy

*Lyrics Written by Sheralyn Wellman and Katherine O'Leary*

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Track Name: Cassandra
-Lyrics-

She tears you apart and it lifts her soul
She sees the crown and she just glows
She looks up and down, walks through the crowd
Tries to be like them but she can’t pretend

Well I’m so tired of being sick and tired
And I’m so tired of playing nice
I’m so tired of being bothered
I’m tired of that queen and her spies

Truth hurts and that’s no lie
Stick a needle in her eye

What part of that was a good idea
Stealing the thoughts from a poor man’s tears
Ready or not, here she comes

Well I’m so tired of being sick and tired
And I’m so tired of playing nice
I’m so tired of being bothered
I’m tired of that queen and her spies

She’s playing tug-o-war with the Devil, she’s clever, she might win

Well I’m so tired of being sick and tired
And I’m so tired of playing nice
I’m so tired of being bothered
I’m tired of that queen and her spies


*Lyrics Written by Katherine O'Leary and Sheralyn Wellman*

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Track Name: You Can
-Lyrics-

You can love me or you can leave
You can go to hell, you know that place oh so well
You can stay away from me
Or you can stay with me

You can love me or you can leave
You can go to hell
Cause you already brought down everybody else
You can stay away from me
You can stay with me

Don’t add me onto your list
Of people who got more than a kiss from you
Don’t you dare check me off
Because you know we didn’t get that far

And you can make new list
Put me on there as someone who cared
As someone who saw more worth
And a hell of a lot of hurt
Put me on there as someone who cared
About more than getting down there
I’m not scared that I cared
You can love me or you can leave
I’m not scared at all

I was never something special to you
I was just an escape, that girl to give your mentality a break
And while you sat and enjoyed the ride
You left me in the dust just wondering why
Gave me the excuse, gave me the blame

In tennis when you love all you have nothing but this
And in a game of tennis it’s not even close
Shame’s the name of the game and I’m cutting the rope

Congratulations, I was that girl you hurt
And the only way I know that is you still don’t care
Do you think I’m some sort of anchor well please
Sugar, this anchor’s gonna float in the air

I was never something special to you
I was just an escape, that girl to give your mentality a break
And while you sat and enjoyed the ride
You left me in the dust just wondering why
Gave me the excuse, gave me the blame

In tennis when you love all you have nothing but this
And in a game of tennis it’s not even close

Well, I hope to see you down the road to success,
And maybe some point you’ll learn to speak from your chest
We were doing this dance and you’re ahead of the ball
But I want nothing from you so I can love all

Nothing, so I can love all

You can love me or you can leave


*Lyrics Written by Sheralyn Wellman and Katherine O'Leary*

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Track Name: Fable
-Lyrics-

Introvert is who I am and in the dust is where I stand
With rolling eyes who do not see and crying wolves who don’t believe

If Mary’s lamb was just a beast then what is to become of me?

Hold my hand as I cry from contact I despise
And comfort that makes me ill, you know the story where
Jack was never there for Jill

He beckons her up the hill with desire
So she jumps in the well to put out the fire
Tumbling, tumbling, tumbling, tumbling down

Egg shells surrounding
What is to become of me?

All of the habits and all of the trends couldn’t put Jack with Jill again

Introvert is who I am and in the dust is where I stand
With rolling eyes who do not see and crying wolves who don’t believe

If Mary’s lamb was just a beast then what is to become of me?

*Lyrics Written by Katherine O'Leary and Sheralyn Wellman*

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Track Name: Night Song
-Lyrics-

You feel warm ‘neath the covers

The clouds have covered our lunar moon
I can’t tell if tonight came all too soon

You feel warm ‘neath the covers of our secrets

I don’t want this night to end
Or the morning to begin

Let’s stay here
‘Neath the covers

*Lyrics Written by Sheralyn Wellman and Katherine O'Leary*

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Track Name: Mechanisms
-Lyrics-

For all you know, this is how we cope
She finds another bed, another hand to hold
He takes another smoke break from this mystery, allies with misery,
In this here thing we question called life

Won’t you write a song with me?
And we’ll keep keepin’ on
In the time we’ll fly
And lock, stock, and barrel will pass us
Goodbye, mechanisms
And in comes, really living

Is it safe? These silly games we play?
She runs another mile, another small escape
He chooses to stay away for a while
For the fear of failure, why even try?

Won’t you write a song with me?
And we’ll keep keepin’ on
In the time we’ll fly
And lock, stock, and barrel will pass us

Goodbye, mechanisms
And in comes, really living

*Lyrics Written by Sheralyn Wellman and Katherine O'Leary*

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Track Name: Unfold
-Lyrics-

So you say you’ve lost your track but I’d say you were never on
Your decisions had no ground so go jump ship before you fall
Your muscles hustle bustle but the currents far too strong
So you say you’ve lost your track but I’d say you were never on
You were never ready to set sail

Do you want to swim, to swim in a sea of gold?
But you choose to stay, to stay and watch the world unfold?

Did you lose your map? Is your course off track? Did you never have a plan?
Just an hour late but they shut that gate and now you’re left to stand alone

But you choose to stay and watch the world unfold
Do you want to?

Do you want to while treading water, holding without care

Do you want to swim?
Do you want to swim in a sea of gold and watch your dreams grow cold?

Patterns, cycles, boys and girls
Bottles, roaches, bills and ashes
So you pack your bags while all the dreams you had
Are out the door waiting for a cab

Do you want to swim, to swim in a sea of gold?

While treading water, holding without care
As we watch the world unfold

*Lyrics Written by Sheralyn Wellman and Katherine O'Leary*

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