The big birds have gathered in the marketplace
You can hear a shuffling sound
Very, very busy with their goings on
But their heads are underground

But the shops are open and the sun is out
And they fill their baskets full
And the coffee's warm and the paper's here
And all the news is good

In Ostrich Town, paint me with roses
Ostrich Town, something Copeland composes
Ostrich Town, just bury your noses down
Down in Ostrich Town

At night the birds rest easy
It's the dreamy sleep of birds
In the morning wash their dreams away
With television words

Doctor Bird brings Thorazine
To calm down all their fears
The pastor peels his onions
They file past and shed their tears

In Ostrich Town, paint me with roses
Ostrich Town, something Copeland composes
Ostrich Town, just bury your noses down
Down in Ostrich Town

Who could ask for more?
Who could ask for more?
Mom and Dad and all the kids
With their head under the floor

They're decent and they're neighborly
The nicest sorts of birds
They always sweep their sidewalks
At least that's what I've heard

They once lived by the ocean
But it's safer here inland
Somewhere bombs are falling
Time to duck under the sand

In Ostrich Town, paint me with roses
Ostrich Town, something Copeland composes
Ostrich Town, just bury your noses down
Down

In Ostrich Town, paint me with roses
Ostrich Town, something Copeland composes
Ostrich Town, just bury your noses down
Down in Ostrich Town


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