Snowbird

I look out the kitchen window while I'm doing the breakfast dishes.  I watch one tiny snowbird at the birdbath raise it's clear sweet voice in song.

The snow on my lawn covers the green grass waiting to be reborn in spring. The snowbird sings of flowers waiting to bloom.

When I was young, and young at heart, I would do whatever my heart told me to do. Now I feel so empty, because the one thing I want most in life is the one thing that I can't have.

I wish the little bird would fly away and take the snow with it. The one I love is unfaithful, and I just want to fly away with that little snowbird.

The river breeze seems to tell me that he'll only break my heart again if I stay with him. I ask the little snowbird to take me with him to a land of gentle breezes and peacefully flowing rivers.

If I could, I would fly away with that little snowbird.

SNOWBIRD BY ANNE MURRAY

Beneath it's snowy mantle cold and clean,
The unborn grass lies waiting for its coat to turn to green.
The snowbird sings the song he always sings,
And speaks to me of flowers that will bloom again in spring.


When I was young my heart was young then, too.
And anything that it would tell me, that's the thing that I would do.
But now I feel such emptiness within,
For the thing that I want most in life's the thing that I can't win.

Spread your tiny wings and fly away,
And take the snow back with you where it came from on that day.
The one I love forever is untrue,
And if I could you know that I would fly away with you.

The breeze along the river seems to say,
That he'll only break my heart again should I decide to stay.
So, little snowbird, take me with you when you go,
To that land of gentle breezes where the peaceful waters flow.

Spread your tiny wings and fly away,
And take the snow back with you where it came from on that day.
The one I love forever is untrue,
And if I could you know that I would fly away with you.
Yeah, if I could I know that I would fly away with you.

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