Birds Flying Away
Streetlight Manifesto Lyrics


I left my country when I was nineteen
1925
And drifted to a town on the Cuban coast
Met a woman who became my life

And oh when I saw her
The darkness fled from me
And flew like a blackbird into the sun
On the day she married me
Dear God...

But now the drumbirds come for me
Oh now the drumbirds come for me
Lord give me forgiveness
For all that I have done
Forgive me now of the weight I bear
Don't keep me on the run

Dear God
Dear God
I remember climbing up those shoulders
And coming up under you like a lion
And coming down like we were dying
Dear God

I left my country when I was nineteen
1925
And drifted to a town on the Cuban coast
Met a woman who became my life

And oh when I saw her
The darkness fled from me
And flew like a blackbird into the sun
On the day she married me

Dear God
Dear God
I remember climbing up those shoulders...

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Comments from YouTube:

Mack Masters

I really underestimated this album the first time I learned about it. It's badass.

ByeMarcel

0:49 gets me every time! So good I have to stop everything I'm doing and just listen

Davi Scott

amazing solo section at 2:00 and then again at 2:50 ish I'm a little surprised at their use of piano. they don't do that normally, but it sounds amazing.

payapa

I will never forget the feeling of cracking this CD in the car and hearing this.

FLIPPERPWNAGE

one of my favorite songs on the album :)

Andrew Kisler

99 songs of revolution cd - $11 concert ticket - $20 multiple eargasms - priceless

zumosmorph

This is such an awesome opening track!

ubersplicer

this track was by far, my favorite. i mean, conti's solo followed by stewart's squeals is enough for an ear-gasm and the song alone is nothing to frown at.

MISFITxCREEPx

@Tsax2012 Yeah, I think they implemented it amazingly. How they transfer from piano to horns in the beginning is just awesome.

Chouji Guerrero

love this band <3333

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