lifeblood: songs: lyrics: able to sing


i went to a wedding
i brought a song
folded up like a list of thanks
at a praise-a-thon
the bride was snow white
the groom was strong
the trail was as endless as the day is long

some days are fairytales
some days belie
that four and twenty black birds
baked in a pie
(baked in a pie)
could open up their sweet throats
to serenade a king
that's a lot of heat to take
and still be able to sing sing sing

it's not been proven hard
to bring an ending's start
and even easier
to die from a broken heart
or was it blunt force trauma
from the fireworks
someone is celebrating
while another gets hurt

some days are fairytales
some days belie
four and twenty black birds
baked in a pie
(baked in a pie)
could open up their sweet throats
to serenade a king
that's a lot of heat to take
and still be able to sing

still i see them in the night
with their blood red wings alike
while the rocket's red glare
gives proof through the night
that something's not right
something's not right

in the book of stephen
there is no prophecy
cause there was no need for god
in the way things came to be
some live by faith
some live by proof
they don't meet up on a friendly road
or live under the same roof

some days are fairytales
some days belie
four and twenty black birds
baked in a pie
(baked in a pie)
could open up their sweet throats
to serenade a king
that's a lot of heat to take
and still be able to sing
sing
sing

sing
sing
sing

(sing)
and the birds fall hard like black rain
(sing sing)
darken the earth with a portent's stain
(sing to sing)
beat like drums they beat like a wings
(sing sing)
are we looking
are we listening
sing
(sing sing)
sing
(sing)
sing
(sing sing)
sing
(sing)
sing
sing
sing

words and music by emily saliers


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