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A change could happen any day
So says the whippoorwill
That hangs 'round for the seeds I leave
Out on the windowsill
"Be free you fool! Be free you fool!"
She sings all afternoon
And as if to show me how it's done
She leaps into the blue.

And a change could happen anyday
So say all the guards
In the prison I have built around
My solitary heart
I tell myself that I'm all right
That it's not so bad a place
Truth is that I'm just scared to death
Of walking through that gate.

And a change could happen any day
So say my true love's eyes
They see into my shadows
With their sweet forgiving light
She smiles and says "Come on, let's go
Let's stroll the boulevard
It's such a shame to waste the night
Just sitting in the dark."

And a change could happen any day
So said the mountaineer
Before he turned to face his cliff
Without a trace of fear
"Yo-de-lay-he-o! Yo-de-lay-he-oo!"
He sang right up until
He caught sight of that open blue
And became a whippoorwill.

Richard Shindell
"So Says the Whippoorwill", from Vuelta (2004)

dammit, another song i can't sing cuz it rains when i do...

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jjfmi
Feb. 16th, 2006 12:33 pm (UTC)
If you're worried about rain, just follow that song up with "Ready For The Storm" - maybe they'll cancel each other out...

:-)
songdogmi
Feb. 16th, 2006 03:33 pm (UTC)
Yeah. YEAH!

amarannth
Feb. 16th, 2006 10:32 pm (UTC)
i love it!! awesome writing.
songdogmi
Feb. 17th, 2006 12:18 am (UTC)
Richard Shindell is my new songwriting god.
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