"Pigeon Song" as written by and Patrick Wolf....
London, did you have to
Take my child away?
You buried him under
Rent and low pay.
I've been cycling in circles
Round your empty streets.
I've been searching
In the pouring rain.

I've been going alone
To the cinema
I've been stealing all my food
From the electric avenue
Now the pigeons gather
Round my feeding hand.
And we talk til the evening fades.

I have learnt how it goes
What you wait for never shows
And what you least wanted
Holds you down like a stone.
Just like a stone.

Now I feed the birds.
Day after day.
Only they can hear me pray for
A lighter heart. a lighter load
To be moving. moving. moving
My way home.

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"Pigeon Song" as written by Patrick Wolf

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    General CommentWhat!! how come noone's commented this before? this must be one of the best songs made inte the past ten years, it's so fucking amazing. this is one of those songs you know you'll never forget once you've heard it. reminds me a lot about "these days" by nico.
    found_storyon May 20, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh i love this song
    even more so live
    iwasonceaboyon August 20, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits just like he said
    "its about being away from home"

    i love the way patrick tells the stories of his life thoughout in each song.
    electrique_whoreon March 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is such a pretty song.
    "I have learnt how it goes
    what you wait for never shows
    and what you least wanted
    holds you down like a stone.
    just like a stone."
    I love that line.
    laurengrc08on March 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI adore this song. It conjures up imaes of Parisian streets for me, so lyes, fits in with the isea of being lost, alienated, and alone, in places unknown. Brilliant.
    hologram hearton January 16, 2007   Link
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    General Comment*images



    sorry for the appaulling spelling
    hologram hearton January 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGod, I love those last two lines, the way he sings them.. its just so gorgeous it makes me want to cry.
    fossilhunteron September 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti can't describe how beautiful i think this song is.
    thisweatheron August 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentMe neither. Stunning.
    missmeon June 01, 2009   Link
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    General CommentProbably one of my favourite songs by anyone.
    circuitboardcityon June 15, 2009   Link

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