Daily Discovery: If Birds Could Fly, “Skin and Bones”

Written by July 27th, 2012 at 9:41 am

ARTIST: If Birds Could Fly

SONG: “Skin and Bones”


Andrew Carter: 8/1/89
Brittany Carter: 7/13/89
Casey Cockrum: 11/17/88
Andrew Sergent: 10/1/85


Brittany Ashley: Hayward, CA
Andrew Carter: Johnson City, TN
Casey Cockrum: San Diego, CA
Andrew Sergent: Norton, VA

AMBITIONS: As a band, we would love the opportunity to write and play music for as long as possible.

TURN-OFFS: Ryan’s buffet, cold weather, and a bunch of other things we probably shouldn’t mention.

TURN-ONS: Fruit salad, Gibson guitars, Monster REHAB, baseball, Camel cigarettes, Taco Bell, Taco flavored kisses.

DREAM GIG: The Grand Ole Opry and/or Letterman.

TV ADDICTIONS: Eastbound and Down, Bridezillas, Intervention, How I Met Your Mother, Lost, Glee, Wife Swap.


Brittany Carter: Clint Eastwood
Andrew Carter: Zooey Deschanel
Casey Cockrum: Zack Galifanakis
Andrew Sergent: Rachel McAdams

5 PEOPLE I’D MOST LIKE TO HAVE DINNER WITH: Neil Patrick Harris, Elton John, Will Ferrell, Zack Galafanakis, and Dolly Parton.

PETS: We have no pets, they tend to pee on everything.


Brittany Carter: Running shoes
Andrew Carter: My Gibson J-45
Casey Cockrum: iPhone
Andrew Sergent: Random books

I WROTE THIS SONG: Brittany and I (Andrew) wrote this about a hard time in our lives. It seemed that the music was going good, but we had some personal problems. The song was a call for us to really get out there and do what we love no matter what. Sometimes it seems people aren’t even paying attention. Especially when you play a lot of dive bars like we do. So the line, “we always knew we were ghosts,” is probably the most honest lyric we’ve ever written.

Stream “Skin and Bones” and more music from If Birds Could Fly at American Songspace.

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