Crow / Swallow

Laura Gibson

FAVORITE (0 fans)

Laura Gibson

Laura Gibson is a Portland-area folk singer and songwriter. She was raised in Coquille, Oregon. more »


Year:
2012
108 

 Watch: New Singing Lesson Videos Can Make Anyone A Great Singer

My mind may drift from the walls of my skin
But I will not wander too far
For those who are pulled by the ivory sun
Know that home is a labor of fire

And I may have nursed their honey-bright wounds
And cradled their rhythms to rest
But I am no dreamer
I could not keep my hands clean

So I will not grieve those bent to receive
Seeds that could never be sown
And I will not lust those courtesies past
They have flickered but not chosen me

And when they march by in their motherly smiles
Swaying their motherly hips
I cannot follow
I cannot keep their pace

Time has a way of stealing our breath
And milking the light from our pores
And many will fill their oak barrel wombs
With patience instead of desire

One cannot curse a crow for her course
Or choose where her feathers may fall
I am no swallow
I am no spring bird

 The easy, fast & fun way to learn how to sing: 30DaySinger.com

Written by: Laura A Gibson

Lyrics © ROUGH TRADE PUBLISHING, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind

Discuss the Crow / Swallow Lyrics with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add these lyrics to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "Crow / Swallow Lyrics." Lyrics.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 25 Jan. 2022. <https://www.lyrics.com/lyric/25634577/Laura+Gibson>.

    Missing lyrics by Laura Gibson?

    Know any other songs by Laura Gibson? Don't keep it to yourself!

    Watch the song video

    Crow / Swallow

    1,810
    14     1

    Browse Lyrics.com

    Quiz

    Are you a music master?

    »
    Ivy Adara's first single is called?
    • A. Rebels
    • B. Famous
    • C. Pleasure
    • D. Callgirl

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant explanation for any lyrics that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant explanation for any acronym or abbreviation that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Laura Gibson tracks

    On Radio Right Now

    Loading...

    Powered by OnRad.io


    Think you know music? Test your MusicIQ here!