White Bird [Excerpt]

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The Incredible String Band (sometimes abbreviated as ISB) were a psychedelic folk band formed in Scotland in 1966. The band built a considerable following, especially within the British counterculture, before splitting up in 1974. The group's members are musical pioneers in psych folk and, by integrating a wide variety of traditional music forms and instruments, in the development of world music. The group reformed in 1999 and continued to perform until 2006. more »


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1994
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White Bird Lyrics
Who among you has not laid his head
Beneath some holy awning
Would think that such a night of tortured travelling

Could bring such a glory morning
And feel his heart sucked to his head
His head so wide that all life says
Has room to live and breathe and have its being - and more

For such a scene of beauty 
For such a scene of beauty 
Encompasses
See the white bird on the water

In beauty calm and still
White bird, white bird, white bird
Of the morning

White bird, white bird, 
White bird, white bird, white bird
Of the morning

White bird, white bird, 
See he watches the white bird
Of the morning
White bird, white bird, 

See he watches the white bird
Of the morning
White bird, white bird, 
Warm in his ecstasy

A shimmering gentle backward fall
He leaves his body there so small and mirror black against the sun
With deities for strength
He sees his body wracked with pain

And hears his voice so stained with sadness deep
It asks the day to weep away
Loved her so strong now
She is gone

My heart will break for ever
Sun and moon change around
Me the games seem so strange
Walk in the light

I shall never
Walk in the light
I will never
White bird, white bird, white bird

Of the morning
White bird, white bird, 
White bird, white bird, white bird
Of the morning

White bird, white bird, 
White bird, white bird, white bird
Of the morning
White bird, white bird, 

White bird, white bird, white bird
Of the morning
White bird, white bird, 
Speak to me with your beauty 

Oh white bird of the morning
Oh he cried Oh he cried
But stopped 
Short

Seeing not water but ice
Death not life
Dead white bird dead white bird
Walking onward every day

Sunshine in our faces
Sun knows what goes on below
But still our faces graces

No disgraces
No distastes
Nothing wasted at all

White bird, white bird, white bird
Of the morning
White bird, white bird

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Written by: MIKE HERON

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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