Bird Magic

from Through The Door by Char MacKay

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He was a common soldier
Coming home from the war
All of his silver in his belt securely stored
He didn't need a problem
Didn't need a new life to save
But she was so small and proud and young and lost and brave
Cormorant will bring you home on a breeze no more to roam
Gentle Zephyrs stir the heart with longing
The falcon's eye will find the trail and track the moment without fail
He will lead you to a true homecoming

And her hair was bright as moonlight
And her eyes were green as the dress she wore
And her face wove an enchantment
Though he'd seen many a face that was more lovely before
And she spoke so brave and boldly
That he knew he had to have this woman from the start
And the one thing that he never thought to rescue was his heart

She was a lonesome woman
Out in the world alone
So many debts to pay and not a one her own
She didn't expect a handout
Just wanted to earn her way
How could it come to this-To let a stranger pay?

Raven's vision sees the spark in a weary soldier's heart
How could anyone reject his offering?
Shadowed owl will fill the night with his voice so warm and bright
Painting pictures of a new tomorrow


Children came twice and three times
Each welcomed into the nest
The woman he sheltered and the soldier took their rest
Each of them proud and headstrong
But together they're not alone
Together they build a house and make that house a home

Meadowlark will heal the wounds with a cheerful lilting tune
Hear her singing in the morning's dawning
Eagle flies against the sky and casts protection far and wide
Linked forever to his dark beginnings


from Through The Door, released October 13, 2017
Char MacKay - vocals
Maya Bohnhoff - harmony vocals
Jeff Bohnhoff - acoustic guitar


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Char MacKay Spokane, Washington

I’ve been writing and performing songs at conventions since 1995. Through The Door is a collection of some of the most popular songs, inspired by authors (like Lois McMaster Bujold) TV (Star Trek, Game of Thrones), gaming, and general silly things like nursery rhymes and my take on the world. I hope you enjoy listening to them as much as I enjoyed writing them. ... more

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