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Lyrics dedicated to the victims of domestic violence

As a dedication to victims of domestic violence, I quote the lyrics to Paul McCartney’s ‘Songbird in a cage’ sung by the French pop songstress/songwriter Charlotte Gainsbourg on her CD ‘Rest’ released very recently and highly recommended. Her songs are truly original and combine French and English. Her writing is distinctive poetical and often left to the listener to interpret. (www.charlottegainsbourg.com)

Songbird In A Cage by Paul McCartney

Flying through the Sky
All our senses reeling
Now you sit and cry
At the shadows on the ceiling

Songbird in a cage
Wings that never flutter
Once I saw a bird
Pecking in the gutter

Flying through the sky
All our senses reeling
No, you sit and cry
At the shadows on the ceiling
Songbird in a cage
Someone who takes pity
Opens up the door
Fly above the city

Someone may still come
Someone who takes pity
And through an open door
You may fly above the city

Songbird in a cage
Stars will still be shining
Through the bare of steel
Picture how it was
Flying through the sky
All our senses reeling
Now you sit and cry
At the shadows on the ceiling

Flying through the sky
All our senses reeling
Now you sit and cry
At the shadows on the ceiling

*published by MPL Communications Ltd

Image: Bird Drawing by Tracy Emin. 1993. Monoprint. Collection of the artist.

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