Studies of Song Birds

by nora petran

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A collection of songs sung like and about birds


released March 5, 2015



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nora petran Iowa City, Iowa

with girl
with guitar

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Track Name: Mourning Dove
Mourning Dove, i need you
though our greetings are always the same, tonight i've truly met you
and in time we'll meet again
i'll keep carving these lessons into the coils of my skin until then.

Mourning Dove, i need a little quiet
though our meanings are never the same, that's not who she is, or what he isn't
and it's time we all move like you
keeping in mind that, though instinct has direction, there is no point it points to.
Track Name: Hour Glass
please tell me what i'd need to do
i'd do most anything to make a lover out of you

but if the morning dew settling down on the mountain
allowed my demons to rise;
another thought of you as a desert sand running through my head
and alluding to the skies

the oppressor
made of tarnished steel
working on a tightrope
through the darkest parts of you

in another bad day
for my brooding heart
acting like a florist
with spring coming into view