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Nice For the Birds
Song (1995), from Circle
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This song was inspired by the painting

"Lily and the Sparrows"

by Philip Evergood (1939)

 

A red brick tenement

An open window to a tiny room

A little bit of bread

Dry and crumbled, or so we may assume

 

Still it's nice for the birds

To have a place to call their own

Yes, it's nice for the birds

To have a home

 

Upon the windowsill

Tiny fingers on a sentimental hand

Somewhere very near

Looking on at something they don't understand

 

Chorus

 

Suspended as they are

Feather beating hearts

Quiet carrying

Sacrificial wings

 

Chorus

 

Somewhere on the roof

Up above the city, underneath the blue

Until they return

She will not be hungry just as long as she is true

 

Chorus

Words and Music by Rick Prescott
Copyright © & Ⓟ 1995 Lowell H. Prescott. All Rights Reserved. Used by permission.