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

Road Lullaby

Sleep soundly small cat

On this road to the old capital

We will come home yonder night

 

Sleep soundly my little bird

Rest your head in your wings

We will come home yonder night

 

Sleep soundly little girl

Travel to dream lands untold

We will come home yonder night

 

Sleep soundly brave boy

Dream of knights and of dames

We will come home yonder night

 

Sleep tightly sweet children

Little cat, little bird

For we will come home yonder night

Road Lullaby

Sleep soundly small cat
On this road to the old capital
We will come home yonder night

Sleep soundly my little bird
Rest your head in your wings
We will come home yonder night

Sleep soundly little girl
Travel to dream lands untold
We will come home yonder night

Sleep soundly brave boy
Dream of knights and of dames
We will come home yonder night

Sleep tightly sweet children
Little cat, little bird
For we will come home yonder night

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.