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"He who forgets, will be destined to remember..."

Josh Ritter - Snow is Gone

Birds beneath my window, dustying their wings upon the lawn
I hear them in the morning light, giving a last amen to a migratory song
They’re never looking round for me — their eyes are on the sky or the ground below
I’d rather be the one who loves, than to be loved and never even know.

Hello blackbird, hello starling
winter’s over; be my darling
Long time coming, but now snow is gone
a long time coming but now snow is gone.

You were beautiful when I first saw your feathers and confectionery airs
The earth, it up and promised you the stars but you really didn’t care.
I sang in exultation, I pulled the stops — you always looked a little bored.
I’m singing for the love of it — have mercy on the man who sings to be adored.

Hello blackbird, hello starling
winter’s over, be my darling
Long time coming, but now snow is gone.

I’m underneath your window now, it’s long after the birds have gone to roost
and I’m not sure if I’m singing for the love of it or for the love of you.

But I’ve flown a long way, honey, oh hear my confession — then I’ll go.
I’d rather be the one who loves than to be loved and never even know.

Hello brown one, hello blue one
last night’s feathers exchanged for new ones
hello blackbird, hello starling
winter’s over; be my darling

Long time coming but now snow is gone
long time coming, but now snow is gone
snow is gone

These lyrics are by Josh Ritter, from Snow is Gone. Posted at 8:10pm on 31 December 2007.
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