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

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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.


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