It’s another Making Music day! As you can see, I’ve decided to do the every other week thing rather than the every week thing. Just works out better that way for me.
Today I’m sharing with you one of my favourite songs I’ve ever written and recorded, Wild Birds. I wrote it in the spring of 2009 when it was snowing outside. You know, because Canada.
The song also not only made it onto my favourite recorded CD, but was also the title track. I remember having this idea that I had to collect all the birds I could for the album artwork and I have to say that it’s also one of my favourite album covers. There’s also a running theme of birds on this album. I think I wrote a lot about them because they’re just so majestic and free — and those ideas usually work perfectly into song lyrics.
If you like this song, you can listen to clips of the rest of the album, as well as buy the CD (for only $5.00!) over on CDBaby.
The snow’s creeping up the steps
You can barely see past the yard
But it won’t last, the weather report says
The sun should be out tomorrow
Spring sneaks up quietly
As the fields stretch out to breath
The sun wraps around us like telephone wires
And the wild birds take to the breeze
You once told me you could hold the sky in your hands
My heart longs to fly
The wind holds me in her arms
As my delicate wings head south
The winter comes in like a violent storm
As the cold breeze opens her mouth
Copyright © 2014, Kristilyn Robertson. All rights reserved.
An older video of this song (I get major long hair envy watching this video) …
(Sorry, I tried to embed it but it’s a flash video. Click on the link to see and share!)