Mary Kastle

Mary Kastle

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Jazz - Contemporary | Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Total Song Plays: 19   
Member Since: 2010
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Song Description

About the death of a little bird, feeling empathy for it, and a reflection on the bird as a symbol of freedom, hope, and inspiration.

Story Behind the Song

I was standing outside my house one day with my husband and our neighbours, and all of sudden we heard this weird thunking sound. Turns out a bird had literally fallen out of the sky (not sure if it died mid-air or what happened). We ended up burying it in the front yard, and giving it a small burial ceremony. But the sentiment stuck with me, and I wanted to write it a send-off. I felt the bird was a symbol of the beautiful freedom, hope, and inspiration that we all cherish in our creative lives and wanted to preserve it's memory.

Lyrics

I saw a bird
Fall out of the sky
He hit the ground
Lay there and die
My broken heart
His broken wing
Oh little bird
When you gonna sing

Oh little bird
Are your songs are in vain?
They get drowned out
By the traffic and the trains
We're saturated, indifferent, and drunk
Oh little bird
Has your song has been sung?

Oh sweet love
Show me what I'm made of
Take me on a journey through my soul
Love, sweet dove
Fly from your nest so hollow
Show me the way to go home

(Ooh, you gave me inspiration
A bell to ring
I miss you bird
When you gonna sing?)

Oh, sweet love
Show me what I'm made of
Take me on a journey through my soul
Love, sweet dove
Fly from your nest so hollow
Show me the way to go home

Song Length
2:34
Genres
Unique - Gospel, Blues - Gospel
Tempo / Feel
Medium (111 - 130)
Moods
Endearing, Gracious

Subject Matter
Birds, Hope

Similar Artists
Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder
Language
English
Era
1970 - 1979

Lyric Credits Mary Kastle
Music Credits Mary Kastle
Producer Credits Steve Dawson
Publisher Credits Mary Kastle
Performance Credits Mary Kastle
Label Credits Black Hen Music