Green finch, and linnet bird, nightingale, blackbird
How is it you sing?
How can you jubilate, sitting in cages,
never taking wing?
When outside, the sky is beckoning, beckoning,
Just beyond the bars
How can you refrain, staring at the rain,
maddened by the stars?
How is it you sing anything?
How is it you sing?

My cage has many rooms, damask and dark
Nothing there sings, not even my lark
Larks never will, you know, when they're captive
Teach me to be more adaptive

Green Finch, and linnet bird, nightingale, blackbird,
Teach me how to sing
For if I cannot fly
Let me sing

I feel you, Johanna
I feel you
I was half convinced I'd waken
Satisfied enough to dream you
Happily, I was mistaken, Johanna

I'll steal you, Johanna
I'll steal you
Do they think that walls can hide you?
Now I'm staring at your window
I am in the dark beside you
Nestled sweetly in your yellow hair

I'll feel you, Johanna
And one day
I feel you
'Till I'm with you then, I'm with you there
Nestled sweetly in your yellow hair

Lyrics submitted by ccbubblegum

Green Finch/Johanna song meanings
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