lifeblood: songs: lyrics: fly away


fly away little bird
any place in this open mouthed world
begs to be fed like a bed that beckons you
but you won't rest
everyone's got a need to go
most of us stick with our row to hoe
but not you
you're the black crow
with a straight line
and no time
for the birds of prey
who wreck your nest
twice your size
steal your best
they set you on this course
of your collision
i am a stop along your way
i am the words you'll never say
i crossed the great beyond of fear
opened my eyes and saw us there
what a view
you went there too

fly away little bird
find the song in you that no one's heard
strengthen your wings as you sing your solo flight
through this short life
everyone's got a deep regret
we try to ground ourselves to forget
but your race to the end is neck and neck
you love them
you love them not
the birds of prey
who wreck your nest
twice your size
steal your best
they set you on this course
of your collision
i am a stop along your way
i am the words you'll never say
i crossed the great beyond of fear
opened my eyes and saw us there
what a view
and you went there too

but all along your chosen path are
window panes and sheets of glass
that you won't see
you fly too fast
one day it will be over

fly away little bird
the saddest song i ever heard
was the one that i wrote you in my heart
that never made it to the world

words and music by emily saliers


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