My Song Bird

     
 

Songbird in a golden cage
She'd prefer the blue
How I crave the liquor of her song
Poor bird who has done no harm
What harm could she do?
She shall be my prisoner her life long

My songbird wants her freedom
Now don't you think I know?
But I can't find it in myself
To let my songbird go
I just can't let her go

O Lord, when your jeweler's eye
Peers into my soul
O Lord, I am overcome with shame
Take me, Lord, and purify
Heal me with a word
Lord, I beg a gift I dare not claim

My songbird wants her freedom
Now don't you think I know?
But I can't find it in myself
To let my songbird go
I just can't let her go


Live From Mountain Stage

 
1977 Jesse Winchester                  "My Song Bird"
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