"As The Crow Flies" as written by Dustin Michael Kensrue, Edward Carrington Breckenridge, James Riley Breckenridge and Teppei Teranishi....
Mother crow
Feels no pain
Speaks no word

Speckled egg
Hatching slow
Bible black
Baby bird

One day
Fly over me

Placed you in
Flannel coat
Months fly by
Grow your bones
Feathers, skin
Bible black
By and by

You will spread your wings

One day
Fly over me

Fly over
Fly over me
Over me

Fly over
Fly over me


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"As the Crow Flies" as written by Edward Carrington Breckenridge Dustin Michael Kensrue

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    General CommentPls correct me
    Spinnaayon April 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentPls correct me
    Spinnaayon April 11, 2008   Link
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    General Commentpretty sure its "bible black".
    great song though.
    jmguindon1on April 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt is.

    Also it's "Grow your bones, feathers, skin..."
    Street Spiriton April 13, 2008   Link
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    General Commentn
    samkilmoonon April 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentMother Crow, Feels no pain,
    Speaks no words
    Speckled egg, Hatching slow,
    by the black baby bird

    One day, fly over me

    Paste you in, Flannel coat, months fly by.
    Grow your bones, feathers, skin, bible black by and by
    You will spread your wings.

    One day, fly over me

    Fly over, fly over me.
    illegalpunkrkron April 14, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti wrote a really long comment, then my computer froze :( so here it goes again. except im going to keep this one short. I feel that this song is about his daughter, and how he will not always be there for her. It is about her growing up with him not around, similar to a crow. One day she will be her own person, have a life of her own and Fly over him.

    this song really is so touching, and one of my personal favorites on air.
    samkilmoonon April 14, 2008   Link
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    General Commentperfect samkilmoon.

    definitely about watching his daughter grow up. referring to children growing up as spreading their wings and leaving the nest is a very common metaphor.

    such a beautiful song, like pretty much all of air and water.
    eRockr11on April 14, 2008   Link
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    General Commentand what's kool about this is that as clinche as that metaphor is, this song does not sound clinche to me at all
    Nahumgmon April 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYeah, it is awesome to see how having a daughter has affected Dustin, he writes about it in The Whaler, Sky is falling and this one. Sounds like a lullaby he might sing to her toward the end! I love it!
    dannynat88on April 17, 2008   Link

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