An Indigo Bunting

An Indigo Bunting

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Sometimes we fail to recognize the beauty in diversity and are too quick to judge something or someone that seems different than what we are used to - this is about that...

And quite honestly I thought the week 6 challenge that @nancyrost posted was “BIRDS” but it was actually “FLOWERS” - so now I need to go back to the drawing board and write a flower based lyric... oh well... I normally would have not written about a bird but I am glad I did as I liked this direction the muse took me...

Lyrics: 

Indigo Bunting

V1
they thought he was
too showy
they would often
stop and stare
as he danced along
tree lines streets
flying lighter
than the air
alone unique
and rare

PC
some pointed and said
he should not be there
some turned their heads
said they could not care

C
he changed colors
like an indigo bunting
from dull dark brown
to vibrant blue hues

he changed places
like migrating birds
seeking space with time
to nest his own truth

V2
they felt he was
flamboyant
always singing
his gay songs
as if he had
no worries
happily soaring
all day long
trying hard to
stay strong

PC
some pointed and said
that it seemed all wrong
some shook their heads
said they knew all along

C
he changed colors
like an indigo bunting
from dull dark brown
to vibrant blue hues

he changed places
like migrating birds
seeking space with time
to nest his own truth

B
the day he stopped flying
and his songs were through
was when they finally realized
how much that they all grew
bearing witness
to something
so beautiful
and different
something new.....

C
he changed colors
like an indigo bunting
from dull dark brown
to vibrant blue hues

he changed places
like migrating birds
seeking space with time
to nest his own truth



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Comments

Jeuse's picture

Powerful song! The title is even badass. Challenge or not, I think the bird is a wonderful theme for this song.

wacha's picture

Wow, fantastic metaphor! This misunderstanding was quite the happy little accident.

dzd's picture

ohhhh I really like this one too! Nobody else jumps on this I would probably be interested, I have quite a few things ahead of it, it may take a week or two though Wink just lemme know! a *insert generic random head-music* read through it flows really nicely!

really like the message/metaphoric use of the bird, and the happy accident that spawned it Wink