The Incredible String Band

The Incredible String Band - White Bird

rate me

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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