Internationally-acclaimed Songwriter,
Performer and Recording Artist
from County Durham, England

Gary Miller Songs

"As a song poet there are few in the world today to match him"
Green Man Review, USA

 

Sweet Magpie

 

Lyrics

In black and white you see the world
A drab and lonely scene
Your streets are paved with broken glass
Where your aching feet have been
You fill your nest with tokens
Grey pictures line your walls
The dusts of time lie heavy
In empty boxes in your hall

But there must be something more to life
For there is beauty in your soul
And your love is the greatest
Treasure that you own

You are one for sorrow
Though two for joy you’ve known
And you were oh so special
Back when we were young
To think of then to see you now
My guilty soul cries “Why?”
To think of all those wasted years
When life just passed you by

All things collectable
All things old and new
All things bright and beautiful
Is this all there is for you

Spread fragile wings and fly away
Free yourself from your self-made gaol
Free your heart and then steal mine
Freedom is your key sweet magpie

You’ve been a magpie in her nest
Collecting all she sees
When you could be an eagle
So proud so tall so free
Your obsession has been blinding you
Throw it all away
There are far more precious things to save
For a rainy day

And when your dreams return to you
And your life is redeemed
A new world will be yours
And the eagle will be free 


Spread fragile wings and fly away
Free yourself from your self-made gaol
Free your heart and then steal mine
Freedom is your key sweet magpie

Spread fragile wings and fly away
Steal yourself a moment from today
Take a look around once in a while
It’s life and it’s yours sweet magpie


(Gary Miller)


© 1996 Whippet Records

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