bird on a wire lyrics – fairport convention

like a bird on a wire
like a drunk in a midnight choir
i have tried in my way
to be free

like a worm on a hook
like a knight from some old-fashioned book
i have save all my ribbons
for thee

if i have been unkind
i hope you will just let it go by
and if i have been untrue
i hope you know it was not unto you

like a baby stillborn
like a beast with it’s h*rns
i have torn every one

and reached out for thee

let us swear by this song
and by all i have done wrong
that i will make it all
up to thee

i saw a beggar leaning on his wooden cross
he said to me “do not ask for someone”
and a woman standing in her darkened door
she cried to me “hey, why not ask for more?”

like a bird on a wire
like a drunk in a midnight choir
i have tried in my way
to be free

/ fairport convention lyrics