WILD BEAT THE WINGS BY JOHN FLYNN

CHASED BY THE HAWK A MORNING DOVE

CRASHED THROUGH THE SCREEN ON OUR BACK PORCH
WHERE IT THEN FLEW CIRCLES UNTIL
WEARY IT FELL DOWN ON THE FLOOR

I OPENED UP THE OLD SCREEN DOOR

THINKING THAT DOVE WOULD FLY AWAY
BUT IT IGNORED MY FEEBLE GIFT
IT SIMPLY STARED THE OTHER WAY

WILD BEAT THE WINGS
WILD BEAT THE HEART
WILD BEAT THE THINGS
THAT TEAR US APART


MY DARLIN’ SMILED AT ME AND SAID
THE POOR THING’S LOST AND TERRIFIED
SHE TOOK THAT DOVE INTO HER HANDS
CARRIED IT GENTLY OUT TO THE SKY

WILD BEAT THE WINGS
WILD BEAT THE HEART
WILD BEAT THE THINGS
THAT TEAR US APART


AND AS THAT BIRD TOOK TO THE AIR
I COULD NOT HELP BUT TO RECALL
A TIME I TOO WAS UNAWARE
OF OPEN DOORS IN MY OWN PRISON WALLS

THE FIRST TIME SHE SMILED AT ME SHE SAID
WE’RE EACH BROKEN IN OUR OWN WAYS
SHE TOOK MY LOVE INTO HER HANDS
LETTING ME GO LETTING ME STAY

WILD BEAT THE WINGS
WILD BEAT THE HEART
WILD BEAT THE THINGS
THAT TEAR US APART
A YOUNGER MAN
I MUST CONFESS

WAS ONCE SET FREE
BY HER TENDERNESS


 

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