Track 4 – Let That Bird Fly Away
This is the oldest recording on the album, performed in that distant, pre-Covid world. It is one of the few songs I have recorded with a drum machine and I thought it made a nice change of pace in the middle of this collection. It came fully formed, in a dream or an after-dream, and I walked right from the bed to piano to work it out. The video for the song is an official selection of the Lift Off Global Network Film Festival 2020. The album version is a little different from the video version, with a different guitar solo and some bird noises at the end recorded out a bedroom window in the house where I grew up. There is never a bad time to find a new kind of inspiration.
Let that bird fly away Find a new kind of inspiration Don't keep her in that cage Not in that cage or any other Let that bird fly away She's brushing back her hair From eyes that hold another world Of possibilities, realities, and mysteries Let that bird fly away Let that bird fly Let that bird fly Let that bird fly away There's more for you to see Places that you can't imagine There's more for you to be There's more pieces to this puzzle Let that bird fly away Let that bird fly Let that bird fly Let that bird fly away