Your Species' Anthem

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Your Species’ Anthem, written by composer and guitarist Seth T. T. Scott, describes his deep fascination with a singer just out of his reach. She’s beautiful, she’s interesting, and she’s got one of the “top ten” voices he’s ever heard, including those of songbirds. But there’s a catch—she’s fascinated with someone else, and he can’t wrap his head around it. It’s a cool love song, “cool” in the most literal sense; he can’t show his romantic infatuation without seeming too passionate.

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Aurora, Aurora I’m looking at you
So you know that I know what I want to do
‘Cause I know you live by your resolutions
But you needn’t fear ‘cause I have the same ones

Aurora, Aurora I need you to trust
That what I am feeling is clearly not love
And I don’t know most things but I do know this
Aurora, Aurora is so damn attractive

I’m singing a ditty, I’m humming a tune
To a girl who sings so much better than I do
I’d serenade her but I’d just get critique
From a girl who knows all the proper technique
That I never bothered to learn

Aurora, Aurora stop looking at him
Like he holds the answers to life’s great questions
And I know his answers are as good as mine
But he has your attention and he has your eye

Aurora, Aurora I keep saying your name
In hopes you will hear this sick-sweet refrain
I claim no truths but I'm damn sure of this:
Aurora, Aurora is so damn attractive

I’m singing a ditty, I’m humming a tune
To a girl who sings so much better than I do
I’d serenade her but I’d just get critique
From a girl who knows all the proper technique
That I never bothered to learn

I’m doing some research, I’m making a list
Of the prettiest songbirds that I have witnessed
And I’m bending the rules so that your name can fit
You might not be the best but you’re surely top ten

I hope that sounds pleasant, I mean no offense
I mean that sincerely as a compliment
Of the hundreds of thousands of birds that exist
I’d much rather hear your species’ anthem

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from No True Scotsman EP, released December 2, 2016

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No True Scotsman is an orchestral indie-folk band based out of New Orleans--the land of Americana, Blues, and Jazz. Every aspect of this group's presence, from the composition all the way to aesthetic is inspired by their classical and jazz training.

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