You are a magpie raven-winged And you have collected me to line your nest Along with all the other things you need To keep you warm I am a charm to dangle from your neck To swing in time to your design To stay or fall to pieces at your hand And when your insides find your mouth Shut up shut up shut up you say You don't know what you're talking about When you can't see your way out You want to scream and shout They drop us bits of gold and shiny stones to line our crowns So they can see us clearly when the firing squad makes its rounds Toss me a crumb down from the table I will eat it if I'm able It falls heavy on me, sometimes I find it hard to eat And when we show them that we are strong Shut up shut up shut up they say We can see what you're doing wrong We've seen all along We are going to tear you down The purest grain so seldom seen Imagining its pearly sheen I'm sorry for then I know they can only dream And when we show them that we are strong Shut up shut up shut up they say We can see what you're doing wrong We've seen all along We are going to tear you down
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