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Branches & Sticks

from The World Howls by BLACK SWIFT

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Branches & Sticks

I cried like a swift
I mourned like a mourning dove
my eyes grew weak as I looked to the heavens
I am troubled
I am troubled
I am troubled Oh my Lord

Even the sparrow has found a home
even the swallow a nest for herself
where she may lay her young
a place near your altar, O Lord

I know we don’t need another song
about how I’ll spread my wings and fly
but you, my swift I’d like to kiss
For how you don’t seem to worry
I wanna be like you
building my nest by the sea and
believe there is enough food
because your home is just branches and sticks
maybe that’s why its so easy to fly off and
make your home somewhere new

And wouldn’t it be grand to have a home by the sand
and hear the waves crashing down on the shore
then to fly high in the sky with my mate by my side
twisting and turning in the air loving you
and one of these days we will rest near the king
with our home on the altar of the Almighty


from The World Howls, track released July 10, 2014
Sally Grayson: vocals, guitar;
David Arzt: guitar;
Steffen Eifert: drums;
Tobias Unrath: bass.
Arranged by Grayson, Arzt, Eifert & Unrath


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