Gene MacLellan

Snowbird (Audio)

Beneath this snowy mantle cold and clean
The unborn grass lies waiting
for its coat to turn to green
The snowbird sings a song he always sings
and speaks to me of flowers
that will bloom again in spring.

When I was young my heart was young then too
Anything that it would tell me,
that's the thing that I would do
But now I feel such emptiness within
For the thing that I want most in life
is the thing I can't win.

Spread your tiny wings and fly away
and take the snow back with you
where it came from on that day
the one I love forever is untrue
And if I could you know
that I would fly away with you.

The breeze along the river seems to say
That she'll only break my heart again
should I decide to stay
So little snowbird take me with you when you go
To that land of gentle breezes
where the peaceful waters flow.


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