The Icicle Works - Birds Fly (Whisper to a Scream)

| Kerri

Some things take forever
But with building bricks of trust and love
Mountains can be moved

Love come, down upon us 'til you flow like water
Burning, with the hope of insight
Feathered, look they're covered with a bright elation
Stolen, in the sight of love

We are, we are, we are but your children
Finding our way around indecision
We are, we are, we are ever helpless
Take us forever, a whisper to a scream

A few things I love about TMIS: First, we cover several genres of music so there are lots of shifts in mood and energy on the playlist; second, we're not limited to just new releases and new band discoveries (although those are prevalent and exciting); and finally, the occasional fun facts or amazing videos we uncover. Fun facts for this 1984 New Wave throw-back: their US label wouldn't release it until they removed the spoken word overdub at the start (included here), and reversed the name of the song, AND dropped the "The" from Icicle Works. Seem like nonsense changes to me, but maybe those were magic tricks - the song made it to #37 on the US Billboard Hot 100 for the year, while it peaked at #52 in their native UK. Also: I didn't realize The Icicle Works released five whole albums! This first single was their only hit stateside. 

RIYL: Modern English, Big Country, Aztec Camera