Wings

from Don't play this by Hera

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this song is a cover, the first and only cover I've recorded in english. It's written by Brian Bedford.

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Wings

I could have been a giant said the bonzai tree.
but someone bound my roots and held me down.
I could have reached for heaven said the snowy owl,
but they clipped my wings and kept me on the ground.

I think I heard them tell me that they love me,
they’d care for me without them I would die,
but what’s the use of roots if you can’t spread them,
and what’s the use of wings if you can’t fly...

I could have been a singer said the minor bird,
but they caged me and they told me what to say.
I could have run forever said the pony,
but they bridled me and made me go their way.

I think I heard them tell me that they love me,
they’d care for me forever so it seems,
but what’s the use of voices without freedom,
and what’s the use of living other's dreams...

Why do people cage the things they love the most,
is it simply that we fear to be alone,
If you give your love it’s freedom it may stay a while,
if it leaves you, it was never yours to own.

I could have found adventure said the angel fish,
now my world’s so small there’s nowhere left to go.
I could have ruled a kingdom roared the lion,
now the land inside my head is all I know...

I think I heard them tell me that they love me,
they’d care for me and tell me it’s alright...
but what’s the use of life - without adventure,
and what’s the use of strength if you can’t fight...

Why do people cage the things they love the most,
is it simply that we fear to be alone,
If you give your love it’s freedom it may stay a while,
if it leaves you, it was never yours to own.

If you give your love it’s freedom it may stay a while,
if it leaves you, it was never yours to own.

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from Don't play this, released January 1, 2005

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Hera Iceland

Icelandic singer/songwriter, based in Christchurch New Zealand.. much more info at www.herasings.com or see videos at www.youtube.com/herasings

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