Birds Without Wings - David Gray

Wishing that something would happen
A change in this place
'Cos I'm tearing off the fancy wrapping
Find an empty package

Take for a while
your trumpet from your lip
Loosen your hold
loosen your grip
On your old ways that have fallen out of step
In a changing time
Hoist a new flag
Hoist a new flag

Angry sun burn down
Judging us all
Guilty of neglect
and disrespect and thinking small

Death by boredom
Death by greed
If we can't stop taking
More than we need

And across the fractured landscape
I see the same things
Tired ideas
Birds without wings

Birds without wings
Birds without wings

And these are just thoughts
Of lack lustre times
I've no interest
In excuses you can find

Like you've had a hard day
Now you're too tired to care
Now you're too tired to care
You've had a hard day

Well across the fractured landscape
I see the same things
Tired ideas
Broken values
Many with the notion that to share is to lose
A hollow people
Bound by a lack of imagination and too much looking back
Without the courage to give a new thing a chance
Grounded by this ignorance

And the cat comes
We're just,
Birds without wings
Birds without wings
Birds without wings

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