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Birds And Worms

from Bluebird Days by Scott Cooley

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A folk rocker about how spring can remind you of a love lost, especially as you're coming out of the melancholy of a winter hunker down and you can hear birds and see them eating worms out the window.


"Birds And Worms"
Music & Lyrics by Scott Cooley.

Birds are flyin’ outside my window
Birds are cryin’ and outside the wind blows
Words are flyin’ all over the page
Another letter returned to sender, what a shame

At least it's getting warm again, at least I'm still alive
Got through the winter, then got cabin fever from bein' inside
I just wish I could fly like those birds...(whistle)

We were flyin’ out of control
You were cryin’ out in the cold
Our ducks they were flyin’ all in a row
Then I made you cry, and now my bird has flown

Dogs, they like to chase cats, and they like to eat muskrats
And cats, they dream about fish, but they also chase birds
And we all know what birds like...
Worms....fighting brings pain, worms....after it rains
Worms....with Mars and Venus brains

Birds are flyin', and outside it's still cold
Feels like I'm dyin', birds remindin' me I'm gettin' old
Words come cryin' all over the page
Another letter I'll never send her, could it be I'm slightly to blame

I can write, but it might not ever help, when I'm cooped up all by myself
Must be somethin' about the weather
Makes me wanna see you shake your tail feather again
For one last fling, cause I remember when
We were together we could sing and fly
High in the sky just like those Birds...(whistle)

Birds are chirpin', flirtin' over melting snow
Birds they tweet, that sweet sound we all know
After you cried, all winter the sky stayed grey
Somehow I knew then someday you'd fly away

Now I'm mourning, like a turtle dove, layin' low, 'cause there's no more love
Flyin' slow, they land and feed on seed, I wish that was my only need
And it's the season for you to fly back, now
Spring, when I think about you most
Spring, you could migrate in from the coast
Spring, but somehow I know you won't

Copyright © ℗ 2020 by Scott Cooley. All rights reserved.


from Bluebird Days, released June 21, 2020
Scott Cooley - vocals, guitars, bass, drums, percussion, whistling solo


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Scott Cooley Grand Blanc, Michigan

Award-winning songwriter and solo recording artist specializing in Americana and acoustic garage rock.

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