Red​-​Winged Blackbird

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Red-Winged Black Bird
(by Connor Garvey)

If I were a bird I’d sing you to sky
In fading light of day, a summer’s lullaby
If I were a whale in cool depths of the sea
I’d sing of your name with slow intensity

But as a man I fall short
But as a man I fall short again

If I were a tree I’d grow tall for you
and reach out my arms in your golden hues
if I were a river I’d flow to your sea
carrying lost snow from the north country

But as a man I fall short again
But as a man I’ll sing best I can

Coyote calls to the blushing moon
Casanova Fall smiles and leaves swoon

I’d trade this guitar and these well seasoned words
to sing half as sweetly as a red-winged black bird
I’d give these eyes that have set on your skin
for the song of the seasons, the rivers, and oceans

Because as a man I fall short again
But as a man I’ll sing best I can

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from Where Ocean Meets Land, released September 29, 2011

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