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Sunday Thoughts: Don’t Let This Fading Summer Pass You By

These lyrics don’t quite match this version of the song, but they’re close enough for me so here they are.

“Magpie To The Morning”
©N. Case/Nedotykomka 2008

Magpie comes a calling
Drops a marble from the sky
Tin roof sounds alarming
“Wake up child”
“Let this be a warning”
Say the magpie to the morning
Don’t let this fading summer pass you by

Black hands held so high
The vulture wheels and dives
Something on the thermals yanked his chain
He smelled your boring apex
Rotting on the train tracks
He laughed under his breath
Because you thought that you could outrun sorrow
Take your own advice
This thundering and lightning gets you rain
You run an airtight mission
A Cousteau expedition
To find a diamond at the bottom of the drain

Mocking bird sings
In the middle of the night
All his songs are stolen so he hides
He stole them out from whippoorwills
And screaming car alarms
He sings them for you special
He knows you’re afraid of the dark

Come on sorrow
Take your own advice
Hide under the bed
Turn out the light
The stars this night in the sky are ringing out
You can almost hear them saying
“Close your eyes now kid”
“Close your eyes now kid”
“Mornings teeth are lit”
They are waiting


One response to “Sunday Thoughts: Don’t Let This Fading Summer Pass You By”

  1. A gorgeous song for a Sunday afternoon. Thank you for sharing.

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