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Silver Bird

The Covered Wagon Musicians
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[1972]

From "We Say No To Your War!"
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Lyrics by A1C Jim Schaffer and Sgt. Mark Lane (ret.)
music by A1C Jim Schaffer

The first verse expresses the mood of returning GIs, their feeling of alienation from the Air Force, and their determination to be a part of the machine no longer. The second verse was a personal statement by Jim Shaffer, just before he was discharged as a conscientious objector. Combining the two poems and adding music produced the first song written at the project.
Silver bird go fly alone
Silver bird go die alone
Silver bird my work is done
I wish to god I'd never begun

Once I was free

But I didn't know

Almost two years gone

Taken from my life

Now I know, now I know

What it's like

To be free

Silver bird go fly alone
Silver bird go die alone
Silver bird my work is done
I wish to god I'd never begun.

Contributed by Alessandro - 2008/11/14 - 09:09



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