hungry bird lyrics – k.d. lang

“hungry bird”

a tree then whispered, “have you heard the lullaby of the hungry bird that nests in me?”
every day around noon
sings a particularly alluring tune
that makes me weak
hungry bird, tell me why
i pray and pray and pray that i turn to seed
one thing that confounds me yet
why i just can’t let myself be free
why sing if you got no one to hear you
why fly if you got nowhere to go
a thousand arms from which you could choose now
oh, but hungry bird, claim this bough

/ k d lang lyrics