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Language of Birds (Last Man On Earth Song)

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On first hearing of Nerowaxx’s beautiful instrumental offering “Last Man On Earth”, I knew I wanted to write some lyrics for it. Here is what I came up with…a short over-the-top romantic anthem - a tribute to everyone who has felt the urge towards inexpressible freedom. I added cello and electric cello.

Language Of Birds

On the wall in your bedroom
An antique etching framed
‘twas of the sea… a bright moon…on the wane.
An island resting in the inky night…’rose from a sea of foam
a distant flock of birds in flight…
made one feel…quite alone.

After the winter
And your quiet retreat
When the Spring had melted
All the snow on your street…
And a mourning dove cried on the garden lawn
I found your letter and knew you’d gone….

“Dear Tom,
How often have you heard my words?
I hear the language of the birds…
How, like them, I needed to be let out of the cage.”
There was a little drawing on the second page…
A tiny sketch of the sea and the moon…
And island floating in a graphite night…
Your signature in curly-Q’s
Like a flock of birds in flight….

"Language of Birds (Last Man On Earth Song)"
by Anchor

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