The Way I Feel

by Gordon Lightfoot

Gordon Meredith Lightfoot, Jr. CC OOnt (born November 17, 1938) is a Canadian singer-songwriter who achieved international success in folk, folk-rock, and country music, and has been credited for helping define the folk-pop sound of the 1960s and 1970s. He has been referred to as Canada's greatest …




The way I feel is like a robin
Whose babes have flown to come no more
Like a tall oak tree, alone and cryin'
When the birds have flown and the nest is bare 

Now a woman Lord is like a young bird
And the tall oak tree is a young man's heart
Among its boughs you'll find her nesting
When the nights are cool, she's warm and dry 

Your coat of green, it will protect her
Her wings will grow, your love will too
But all too soon, your mighty branches
Will cease to hold her and she'll fly from you 

Now the way I feel is like a robin
Whose babes have flown to come no more
Like a tall oak tree alone and cryin'
When the birds have flown and the nest is bare
When the birds have flown and the nest is bare

Written by: Gordon Lightfoot

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