Rallying Cry (Single)

by Curious Quail

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"This is not the end" she says
She's drenched in blood
You laugh and say "Good god, are you crazy?
We've hurt enough"

Her words flowin' like broken glass
In your ears
But against all odds it starts to make sense
You feel aware

That we were selfish and now together think of
everything that we could be
we could be great

We were living out someone else's life
One we didn't choose
Well time has a funny way of changing
What's meant for you

If we can rally on
We're all a little worn down but all these things
We could be
We could be great
We could be
We could be so great
We could be

"Mourn whatever you need to " she says
"But not too much"
We'gotta keep our head in the game right now
And lose that crutch

If we can learn from what we messed up last time think of
Everything that we could be
We could be great
We could be
We could be so great
We could be


released June 8, 2015
Production Notes:

Mike Shirley-Donnelly - Vocals, Guitars, Chiptunes, Piano
Erin Keely - Vocals, Bass
Joey Guthrie - Drums
Dr. Alan Chen - Violin
Joyce Kuo - Lead Guitar

Written by Mike Shirley-Donnelly and arranged by Curious Quail

Recorded at DIFFERENT FUR in San Francisco, California by Sean Paulson
Mixed by Brad Dollar
Mastered by Piper Payne at Michael Romanowski Mastering in San Francisco, California.

Special thanks to the Balanced Breakfast: Bay Area community for all the love.

All Chiptunes were created via LSDJ on a Nintendo DMG-01 Gameboy.

Artwork by Joey Guthrie


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Curious Quail

Curious Quail is an orchestral + chiptune indie rock collective with members in San Jose, CA, Palm Springs, CA and Vancouver WA. Mixing fuzzy guitar rock, orchestral instrumentation and music made with Nintendo Gameboys.

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