Little Broken Wing

from by The Long Wait

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In a terrifying way
He hits the windshield and he makes a funny face
The car that crushes him won’t stop to see if they
Can help to undo damage done in any way
Like a pigeon left to die
A broken wing down on the sidewalk for awhile
And all the busy people look but pass him by
There is no time for this so pay the bird no mind
Like all the little things- All the other little things left behind

A little girl with a pink balloon
Waits for the bus with mom and sees him too
“Hey mom that bird looks sad and hurt and cannot move
Is there something we can do? Hey mom?”
With momma on the phone
In tears can hear the words foreclosure and no home
She doesn’t ever hear just what her girl is saying
Then the bus arrives and takes them both away.
Like all the little things
All the other little things
taken away.

I cannot fix your wing so I will leave you in the curb
I don’t have any time for this and cannot be disturbed
If you should die here overnight under these orange city skies
I will pray for you and mourn for you in early morning light
I will call for god to take you up and cover you with love
And you can fly among the ghosts and see your old world from above
I feel sure that all the angels will come by to hear you sing
And I will rot in hell
Because I cannot fix your little broken wing.

Like a pigeon left to die
A broken wing down on the sidewalk for awhile
And all the busy people look but pass him by
There is no time for this and pay the bird no mind
Like all the little things- All the other little things left behind

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from The Long Wait, released October 25, 2016
Words and music by Alan Garr.

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We play melodic folk rock that sits somewhere between the old school classic folk rock of Fleetwood Mac and the modern country pop of Brandi Carlile. We'd like to think we play music for anyone who can relate to strong harmonies, rich acoustic/electric guitar blends and popular song structure. ... more

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