Mockingbird

from by maya renfro

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wish i was a mockingbird
high up in a tree
then i'd be safe from my own words
and you'd be safe from me
problem is with wishes
they may never come true
if i hid myself in a wishing well
maybe i could live to tell the tale of
wishing for you

if i was really able
to sit up in a tree
i wouldn't want to tease you
for having sighted me
i'd close my eyes from the sun and tell you about the view
for you were never born with wings
you could never see these things
and i could never hold it, no,
i would never hold it
against you

i'm holding my head up
cause i can't seem to
get a better idea of what to do
keepin my hands empty too
keepin my heart humble
for you

tell you what i ain't afraid
to die before my time
long as i'm buried in the earth
and you keep me in mind
people got to thinkin
that life's a nursery rhyme
but honey if you truly live
with lean and fat and thick and thin
the world around as it spins
was made by the brothers grimm

i'm holdin my head up
cause i can't seem to
get a better idea of what to do
keepin my hands empty too
keepin my heart humble
for you

credits

from houseplant, released October 2, 2012
guitar and vocals: Maya Renfro
percussion: Tyler McDonald
upright bass: Patrick Turner

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