Free Bird

This day is like a free bird

This day is like a rare free bird

And tomorrow’s like a new cage for me.

 

Who wants freedom

Who wants lousy freedom

With so many choices that will take you down the wrong path.

 

Fly in the sky free bird

Fly up high free bird

And come bid me hello in my cage.

 

Flap yourself away

Flap yourself away free bird

You’ll be back to free me.

We all want to break our orbits, float like a satellite gone wild in space, run the risk of disintegration. We all want to take our lives in our own hands and hurl them out among the stars.

— David Bottoms

What Is, Where Is

What is to stop you from reaching me
What is to stop you
What is to keep you heeding me
What is to keep you
What is there to keep you away
What is there to tell you to stay
What is there?

Where is the feel of compassion in you
Where is the feel
Where is the desire to keep it new
Where is the desire
Where is the hope to lift us from pain
Where is the hope from which we will gain
Where is it?

Free Bird

This day is like a free bird
This day is like a rare free bird
And tomorrow’s like a new cage for me.

Who wants freedom
Who wants lousy freedom
With so many choices that will take you down the wrong path.

Fly in the sky free bird
Fly up high free bird
And come bid me hello in my cage.

Flap yourself away
Flap yourself away free bird
You’ll be back to free me.