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Eric & Polly Rapp: Music

Bluebird, You Missed Me

(© 2009 Eric Rapp. All rights reserved.)
A demo recording.

The morning comes too fast. It streaks across the sky.
It seems like I just got into bed.
Like forty years have passed in the blinking of an eye--
I'm left with only memories in my head.

Bluebird, you missed me when you took your morning flight,
but that's what you always seem to do.
Spread your wings and lift me, and then I too can fly
and sing sweet melodies with you.

When I was a young man, all I had was time;
tomorrow seemed like my best friend.
But all our best laid plans are quickly undermined
with life's mundane business to attend.

Bluebird, you missed me when you took your morning flight,
but that's what you always seem to do.
Spread your wings and lift me, and then I too can fly
and sing sweet melodies with you.

But I'll take the morning sun and all it has to give.
I'll show that bird - I'll show him what I'm made of.
My life may be half done, but I still have more to live,
more left to dream, more left to love.

Bluebird, you missed me when you took your morning flight,
but that's what you always seem to do.
Spread your wings and lift me, and then I too can fly
and sing sweet melodies with you.