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Bird On A Wire (Leonard Cohen cover)

by Colleen Brown

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Recorded solo, live off the floor at the Drive Shed in Toronto, by Taylor Kernohan.

Arrangement borrowed from Beth Schuld.


Like a Bird On A Wire
Like a drunk in a midnight choir
I have tried in my way to be free

Like a worm on a hook
Like a knight from some old fashioned book
I have saved all my ribbons for thee

And if I, if I've been unkind
I hope that you will just let it go by
And if I, if I've been untrue
I hope you know it was never to you

Like a baby stillborn
Like a beast with its horn
I have torn every one
Who's reached out for me

And I swear by this song
I swear by all that I have done wrong
I will make it all
I will make it all up to thee

I saw a beggar
Leaning on his wooden crutch
He said to me
You must not ask for so much

And a pretty woman
Leaning in her darkened door
Cried out to me
Hey why not ask for more

Like a Bird on a Wire
Like a drunk in a choir
I have tried in my way to be free

Like a worm on a hook
Like a knight in a book
I have tried in my way to be free...


released November 7, 2017
Written by Leonard Cohen

Piano, Vocal - Colleen Brown




Colleen Brown Edmonton, Alberta

Often compared to Heart and Joni Mitchell, multi-instrumentalist Colleen Brown writes folk-pop songs about love, fate, and psychic retooling. The Globe and Mail declares “The talents of this musician shine like a beacon. Her boldly written originals… have the good bones and great melodic rhythm of classic big-screen pop songs” ... more


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