My Bird

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MY BIRD --

In time, in time
I will train my bird to sing
Most anything

In time, in time
I will train my bird to speak
Thru wounded beak

But you
will never hear
My bird sound so clear
Cause you have never heard
A whippoorwill cry

In time, in time
I will train my bird to fly
A gusty sky

In time, in time
I will train my bird to soar
Like a winged dinosaur

But you
Will never see
My bird fly majestically
Cuz you have never seen
A soulfly

Ooooooooohhh baby
Get up off the ground
You can feel the cold pavement leave ya

Ooooooooohhh sugar
Now come on back down
You've already made it, cuz you know it's in ya

In time, in time
I will train my bird to feed
on nutritious seed

In time, in time
I will train my bird to grow
Even though

You tried to kill
my bird thru meanness and ill will
I forgive you that
But you can't get near my bird

In time, in time
I will train my bird to love
The sky above

In time, in time
I will train my bird to give
And to receive

All
the things you took from her
My bird will pass you in a blur
Your words will fall to shreds
Upon the grass

Ooooooooohhh baby
Get up off the ground
You can feel the cold pavement leave ya

Ooooooooohhh sugar
Now come on back down
You've already made it, cuz you know it's in ya

In time, in time
I will train my bird to sing
An ode of spring

In time, in time
I will train my bird to speak
A rune mystique

But you
Will never hear
The cries of joy that pierce our sphere
Cause you were not around
When the whipporwill cried

In time, in time
I will train my bird to fly
A gusty sky

In time, in time
I will train my bird to soar
Try to ignore

All the streaks across the sky
My bird will live and you will die
So long as you decry
My bird's strength

Ooooooooohhh baby
Get up off the ground
You can feel the cold pavement leave ya

Ooooooooohhh sugar
Now come on back down
You've already made it, cuz you know it's in ya

In time, in time
I will train my bird to feed
On abundant seed

In time, in time
I will train my bird to grow
But so you know

You will be OK
If you apologize someday
But please don't tell me

Talk to the bird

In time, in time
I will train my bird to love
The sky-above-the-sky, above

In time, in time
I will train my bird to live
And to achieve

All
the things you took from her
You give them back if you prefer
Then someday my bird
may be yours

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from Peripheral Love, released May 27, 2016

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Jamal Traub Chattanooga, Tennessee

I was just a boy
Grew up in the grass
Biking down a dirt road
Falling from a tree
& scraping my knee

It's all coming back to me now

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