|#7 (#1 side 2): A southern cassowary couched in the constitutional loopholes of "Novus Ordo Seclorum"||
12/19/2020> * flipping disc, singing 7 swans a swimming * the 1st # on the 2nd side (track 7) of Herd of Birds is "Novus Ordo Seclorum" ("new world order" for those that don't speak latin). When we released it as a single we blogged about how we wrote the lyrics after reading the Constitution + pondering the loopholes w/ a dread that it would be hard for the U.S. to oust Drumpf regardless of election results, so guess the song is sorta about that + the malaise of living in a frascist police state under covid lockdown + the general oppressive + isolating mood of 2020, which is almost behind us. Musically it's a pretty simple tune, mostly about the drums (which were a pain on them little pads). The guitar was tuned D-G-D-G-A#-D + we just sorta riffed off that. As usual we didn't really write down what we were doing, but we did jot down these few notes about the opening progression + which notes to play + then made it up as we went along:
Birds featured in "Novus Ordo Seclorum" are a southern cassowary (the low bellowing at the beginning) + a capuchin bird.
NOVUS ORDO SECLORUM
the birds bring us to kneel
the onely thing that's reel
to be herd
kin u feel the impressions of feathered friends?
the hail on the skylight
from cloud to ground
is this the biginning of the end?
blood runs blue in the veins
gun-steel turns to rust
reverse the rites
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