I Have Saved All My Ribbons

RC deWinter

Fairfield, United States

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Bird on the Wire

Like a bird on the 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 saved all my ribbons for thee.

If I, if I have been unkind,
I hope that you can just let it go by.
If I, if I have been untrue
I hope you know it was never to you.

Like a baby, stillborn,
like a beast with his horn
I have torn everyone who reached out for me,

But I swear by this song
And by all that I have ever done wrong,
I will make it all up to thee.

I saw a beggar leaning on his wooden crutch,
he said to me, “You must not ask for so much.”
And a pretty woman leaning in her darkened door,
she cried to me, “Hey, why not ask for more?”

Oh like a bird on the wire,
like a drunk in a midnight choir
I have tried in my way to be free.

© Leonard Cohen, from his 1969 album Songs from a Room

I, too, have saved all my ribbons. When I was a working
musician I frequently performed this song, with which I
strongly identify.

Digital abstract oils.




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