"Birds Flying Away" as written by and Mason Stewart Jennings....
I left my country when I was nineteen
1925
And drifted to a town on the Cuban coast
Met a woman who became my life
And oh when I saw her
Darkness fled from me
And flew like a blackbird into the sun
On the day she married me
Dear god

But now the drumbirds come for me
Oh now the drumbirds come for me
Lord give me forgiveness
For all that I've done
Forgive me now of the weight I bear
Don't keep me on the run
Dear god
Dear god

I remember climbing up those shoulders
Coming up under you like a lion
Coming down like we were dying
Dear god


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    General CommentI think its about a man who ran away from a former life he had in his old country, and met a woman in Cuba whom he fell in love with and married. He felt he could run away from his problems he created in his old country, but they continue to follow him, and now begs forgiveness. Just my thought, but Streetlight did an AMAZING job on this song as usual!
    SkaShermanon November 27, 2011   Link

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