My Songbird live on KRFC

from Rocky Mountain High: Live on KRFC by Amy Annelle

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"My Songbird" written by Jesse Winchester 1976

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songbird in a gilded cage
he'd prefer the blue
how I crave the liquor of his song

poor bird who has done no harm
what harm could he do?
he shall be my prisoner
his life long

my songbird wants his freedom
now don't you think I know?
but I can't find it in myself
to let my songbird go
no I can't let him go

oh love, when your jeweler's eye
peers into my soul
oh, I am overcome with shame
take me love, and purify
heal me with the word
I beg a gift I dare not claim

my songbird wants his freedom
now don't you think I know?
but I can't find it in myself
to let my songbird go
no I can't let him go

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from Rocky Mountain High: Live on KRFC, released July 12, 2010

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Amy Annelle Austin, Texas

A prolific writer and interpreter of songs, Amy Annelle maps out the farther reaches of American music, while conjuring visions of our restless musical past. Over the course of ten albums & thousands of miles logged on the road, Annelle has cultivated a rarified voice and repertoire that "blooms with open-hearted, lustful vulnerability and a harrowing naturalistic solitude”(Crawdaddy). ... more

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