Pigeon

Pigeon

ethanlyn's picture

Demo: 

Liner Notes: 

Inspired by the two I saw last night.

Lyrics: 

Pigeon on the i-beam, pigeon on the tracks (4x)

Pigeon on the lakefront, pigeon in the Loop
Pigeon on the sidewalk on Michigan Avenue
Green and purple breast, feathers charcoal gray
Fluttering unflinchingly inches from the train

That one there is so lucky
And it doesn’t even know
That one there is so lucky
To still have all its toes

Pigeon on the i-beam, pigeon on the tracks (4x)

Pigeon on the Red Line, pigeon on the Blue
Pigeon on the platform not allowed to roost
In the rafters in the station, in the underpass below
They have to find another place to make their home

Pigeons not welcome
But still standing tall
Can you dream of cities
With no pigeons at all

Pigeon on the i-beam, pigeon on the tracks (4x)

Can you really dream of cities with no pigeons at all?
Can you really dream of cities with no pigeons at all?



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Comments

Amanda West's picture

I love how you have taken inspiration from what you see and experience around you. I love pigeons and have loads of wood pigeons roosting in the trees on my land Smile I love the sound they make cooing, reminds me of my childhood in England Smile

alyxanderjames's picture

It’s a silly song, but it’s a really excellently done silly song! The groove is great, your melody is lovely, and it all comes together really nicely. EDIT: re-listening and realized I forgot to mention I love how the verse lyrics just spill into each other - the contrast in the space between lines in the refrain-y bit and the tumbling verse lyrics is stellar. I am also impressed that you sang all the words correctly and coherently. Smile

Valerie Cox's picture

You do so much with the single note backing. I'm pretty sure I could never pull something like that off. I think it helps tons that your vocal melody is great.