Don't Kill The Blackbird

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Around New Years 2011 flocks of blackbirds were inexplicably falling from the sky. This is an environmental plea/prayer for no more extinctions.

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Something's darkening the sky
All the fish are left to dry
And I can hear my mama cry, mama cry
Something's gone that used to fly
And I'm afraid to find out why
Don't kill the blackbird

So many feathers falling down
Making such a quiet sound
Scattered angrily around, all around
There was a song he used to sing
And I still don't know what it means

Don't kill the blackbird
Please don't kill the blackbird
Don't kill the blackbird
Cause there's a song he used to sing
And I still don't know what it means

When do the baby birds awake?
When do we pay for our mistake?
Cause mama lived for mama's sake for so long
But she longed to hear his song
And could not bear to be so wrong

I can still hear it in my mind
But it's leaving me behind
Silence echoing around, all around
It was the song he used to sing
And I still don't know what it means

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from Don't Kill The Blackbird, released September 16, 2013
Written by Paul McCarty

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