lifeblood: songs: lyrics: fly


yes we've been
hit by a sucker punch
minding the business of progress
there was a bad one in the bunch
rubbing our jaws
rising up slowly from the dust
shaking our heads and wondering what just happened to us

i've spent
all my life
thinking
we could have a meeting of the minds
when i was a child
i thought like a child
and now it's not like i'm einstein
but there's satisfaction in knowing the equal and opposite reaction

fly with the flock
over the lands
and the cities of the nation
you'll know your moves
simply by joining in the murmuration
black wings across a beautiful sky
fly

i'll be
honest
there are times i hang on hour to hour
but the clear voice of my conscience
speaks to me like a higher power
and i look to the north dakota lands
where they're laying their lives down
science and prophecy say you can't
penetrate the sacred ground so
fly
with the flock
over the lands
and the cities of the nation
you'll know your moves
simply by joining in the murmuration
black wings across a beautiful sky
fly

and they were very sad
and they asked him
is it i
is it i
and you will ask that question
get your answer by and by

i can't pretend to feel or know
anyone else's sorrow
but i've had
a little of my own
and so as we face tomorrow
if you're in need of an ally
i'll be by your side
we've been given wings
songs to sing and when they hold us down
we're just bound to
fly with the flock
over the lands
and the cities of the nation
you'll know your moves
simply by joining in the murmuration
fly with the flock
over the land
and the cities of the nation
you'll know your moves
simply by joining in the murmuration
black wings across a beautiful sky
fly

words and music by emily saliers


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