Posted by: nancykenny | June 10, 2009

Such A Common Bird

By Wendy McNeill, featuring Ane Brun

I am a lone wolf
A beauty and a beast
Both hunter and hunted
Soft tongue and sharp teeth
I toned from my travels
Yet raw from this road
As I drink from storm puddles
And the stories I’m told

Help me figure this out
Help me figure you in
You’re a shadow to me
That I echo when I sing
Help me figure this out
Help me figure you in
To this simple little melody

I have seen angels
They were sleeping in gutters
They were standing in bank lines
They were jumping from towers
They were calling like seagulls
But nobody heard
Such a beautiful message
From such a common bird

We want freedom for ourselves
But we can’t give it to each other
We want peace between nations
Yet we battle with our lovers
We’re blinded by billboards
And trying to get ahead
Choking on ambition
And the words left unsaid
All the words left unsaid
From a simple little melody

I am a lone wolf
A beauty and a beast
Both hunter and hunted
Soft tongue and sharp teeth
I toned from my travels
Yet raw from this road
As I drink from storm puddles
And the stories I’m told

Help me figure this out
Help me figure you in
You’re a shadow to me
That I echo when I sing
Help me figure this out
Help me figure you in

You’re a shadow to me
That I echo when I sing


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