Jacqui (jacqui) wrote,
Jacqui
jacqui

Fly Away



I took some pictures of our neighborhood flock of crows yesterday. I can never seem to get a really good shot of them but I keep trying. I keep my camera handy just in case. I also can't seem to make friends with them, but that's okay, it's probably not such a good idea for them to trust people, and I love them anyway. I just really crave a cuddle, I can't help it, I love these funny big black birds so much that like a little girl I keep thinking this is possible, that one day they will suddenly decide that I'm one of their friends and begin to let me touch and feed them like pigeons in a crowded square!

So I just happened to take these pictures and then today I listened to the new Indigo Girls CD, Despite Our Differences, and fell in love with this song. You have to hear it, it's so beautiful and moving. So this is for all of you, for the people I love, and for the people I will come to love, that one by one I will someday have to let go of;


"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
I 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 I wrote you in my heart
That never made it to the world

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