The Chinstrap Penguin Song

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Caught in a snowstorm
Forced to stay indoors
If our furnace should break
Well, I will keep you warm

Watching BBC nature documentaries
Of places that we haven’t seen projected on bedsheets in 1080p
A volcanic island in the Antarctic populated solely by chinstrap penguins
The things they go through for their young chicks
Shit, it’s enough to make your heart skip
And on the fluttering screen sits an entire species, speechless and freezing
Beneath them lie you and I, seeking heat that’s not fleeting
And through the glossy stereo comes the voice of Sir David Attenborough
Describing their trials, surviving in style with feather tuxedos

Zavodovski, baby
You and me
We are gonna be something
Deadly, smelly, crowded colony
Glorious anonymity

Watching the snow fall through a frosted, glass portal
The lifespan of a snowflake makes you feel damn near immortal
The sort of moment that I’d die before I forgot
It’s the more morbid notions that I think about a lot
If I ever get battered by the waves
Bloodied and tattered, I’ll crawl for as long as it takes to get home safe
Back to you
Our love burns hot and bright, turns pleistocene ice into wisps of water vapor
That’s right, I’m talking about that kind of love that melts glaciers
That’s right, I’m talking about that kind of love that burns hot and bright and makes polar bears endangered


from People Are Animals, released June 24, 2017
Scott Pilecki - Tenor Saxophone



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Solo project of Orca Enthusiast/Musician Nate Noworyta.

Lyrically dense story-songs filled with detailed imagery and characters, rooted in indie rock and folk.

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