After The Birds

from by Jon Davis

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Why is my mind after the treetops
And the longed-for key to crop its peak?

I’d like to paint jack pines like Thompson
Then canoe on a river
Even just for a sliver
Dissolving in the air
Before I can draw a sketch

I’m just a man grasping at dreams
Shuffling through the clouds, randomly reaching out
When in the end there’s a strong hand
To bind or free me
No matter what I achieve
So I will release and destroy
My need for the birds


from Open Shore, released April 26, 2013
Produced by Tim Gowdy, Matt Tomlinson and Jon Davis

All words and music by Jon Davis except track 5 lyrics by Alisha Ruiss, track 7 lyrics by Jon Davis, Matt Tomlinson and Tim Gowdy, and track 10 lyrics by Irish poet Thomas Moore (1779-1852).
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