Friend Owl

from Through The Door by Char MacKay

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Friend Owl
Up in the rafters there
the doves breathe softy in their nests
feathers in my hair
Friend Owl
I was so innocent
I didn't know the terror comes when the wonder's spent

But you blink your eyes and turn away
No clever answers here today
Fly into the forest
I'll follow if I can
Fly. a-wa----aaaa-ay

Friend Owl,
Nothing is right today
You slyly eye the corners where the wee mice play
Friend Owl
Their tiny feet stir the dust
They fear to see your shadow as all small things must

But your silent wings were made to kill
Regardless of the tears I spill
I cannot fight my nature
Nor canyou
Fly. a-wa----aaaa-ay

The outward path can rip and tear and we are never quite prepared
A new Path and an old one are the same
When you've never been--anywhere

Friend Owl
Wisdom is often sad
But I cannot change my visions
to the ones I had

Friend Owl,
I'll loose my fingers from
The tenderness of memories and then I'll come

And follow broken cobblestones to destinations still unknown
Onward in the shadow of your flight
Fly. a-wa----aaaa-ay Fly!


from Through The Door, released October 13, 2017
Char MacKay - vocals
Maya Bohnhoff - harmony vocals
Jeff Bohnhoff - 6 and 12 string acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass, piano, drum programming


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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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