"Pigeon Song" as written by and Dewey Bunnell....
Well, I had me a pigeon
By the name of Fred
But I done shot him
In the head

Had me a railroad
Down on the ridge
But I done blowed up
The bridge

Had me a dog
He was my best friend
But to him
I done put an end

Had me a farm
Sittin' pretty on the hill
But if you look
You'll see it ain't there still

I don't know why I done it
Honest, it ain't like me
But I ain't sad now I done it
Cause a baby boy has got to be free


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"Pigeon Song" as written by Dewey Bunnell

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    General CommentThe lyrics are very strange and disturbing. The guy kills his pigeon and dog and destroys the bridge and his farm... and he's not sorry???? This was the worst song on the first album. I think it came out in the early 1970s during the period of antiestablishment movement, though I don't recall other America songs being political.
    norderon September 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI could not wait for this song, it was the last one. everyone want to be free. go antiestablishmentarinisam....But I done blowed up
    The bridge
    S3v3nson December 22, 2006   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song is about a child or from a childs point of view. Like a baby that builds a block house and knocks it down..."'Cause a baby boy has got to be free." Wow I just found 2 people doing this song on youtube.
    S3v3nson January 06, 2009   Link

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