Ode to a Dead Parakeet

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It was the stillest bird I had ever seen
Lying dead in an ashtray with its feathers of green
You are the saddest bird I have ever known
How I wish you could sing for me darlin' and fly on back home

Does your family miss you, do you they even care?
Have they even noticed that you're no longer there?
Do you think they'd have buried you in a proper funeral?
How I wish you weren't in that ashtray so quiet and alone

Were you a lone bird, desperate but free?
If I were a bird, too, you'd be lying there with me
I wish you were a phoenix and could rise up from that ash
But instead you'll lie there in cigarettes and trash

Who are you bird; where did you come from?
To lie, dead, in an ashtray is incredibly random
You are the saddest bird I have ever known
How I wish you could sing for me darlin' and fly on back home
Fly on back home
Fly back home

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from Beyond What We Inherited, released April 13, 2012
Harmonies provided by Neil Lyons

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Abi and the Blue Language Denver, Colorado

This band of soul-quenching goodness was formed in June of 2009. Abi McGaha Miller decided to form a band filled with the most talented, skilled musicians she could find. Friends like Mike Golas, Zack Morris, Zach Antonio, and Neil Lyons have all been part of this project at one time or another. Abi and the Blue Language has played at venues throughout Denver and Northern Colorado. ... more

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