"That Bird Has A Broken Wing" as written by and Mark Edward Kozelek....
Foghorns blowing, all day sirens,
Long trip, still unwinding
Had trouble getting out of bed,
Basked in the grey of fog instead
Phone rang, sun ain't shining,
City I live, uphill and trying
Walked 'round the corner,
Kid said what the zing, that bird has a broken wing,
Sister cracked diamonds in two,
They laughed, that pigeon flew,
Into the street, market at Hyde,
Bus came, that pigeon died

I'm outside, gotta come see you,
There's something I've gotta tell
There's a burning in my body,
Little sip, bro, I'll be well
What kind of man travels and sings?
No kids, no food to bring
Home in his trunk, home to his stable
Family with a picnic table

Oh melody, why all this?
Why you dodging my every kiss?
Okay, so I brought home a little sting
From a girl who didn't mean anything
Smoked like a chimney, dressed like a witch,
Didn't even speak much English
Met her at midnight, took her in my room,
She didn't even stay past two
Could have been Belgian, could have been French
Could have been Dutch, I didn't get a chance
To get a number, to get a name,
Went to sleep, woke up and got a train

I know you're hating me pretty bad,
But I ain't some tool named Brad,
Up at seven, home by five,
Hasn't got it up since winter time

I really love you more than that, but I'm half man, other half alley cat
I really love you more than that, but I'm half man, half alley cat

Foghorns blowing, cats are hiding,
Goddamn, blue angels flying
Having trouble falling asleep,
Gotta get to the doctor this week
Went to his office, told him about the trip,
Checked it out, wrote me a slip
He said It seem you're too often,
Next time use a little more caution,

Sat me down, had a little chat
Men are men, but we're all half alley cat
Sat me down, had a little chat
Men are men, but we're all half alley cat


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"That Bird Has a Broken Wing" as written by Mark Edward Kozelek

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    General Comment"There's a burning in my body,
    Little sip, bro, I'll be well."

    should read

    "There's a burning in my body,
    A little Cipro I'll be well."
    ajpantson January 01, 2014   Link
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    General Comment"Kid said with a zing, 'That bird has a broken wing.'"
    xcaracalxon January 19, 2014   Link
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    General CommentHe said "It seem you're too often,

    should be

    He said "It seemS you're HERE too often,
    seesternon September 30, 2014   Link

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