Clipped Wings

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CLIPPED WINGS

Song by Rebecca Brinkley and Jim Skeel
Poem by Rebecca Brinkley

Clipped wings eventually grow back
Bloody stumps hide tiny buds
So small no one can see them
All we feel is pain, at the loss

The wounds are tender to the touch
We cry a lot and have to walk
While we heal in earthbound regions
Fretting about how high we could have flown
With those wings

Who cares about those wings?
We kid ourselves compulsively,
Watching for signs of new growth
Of those wings -- our lovely wings

The wounds are tender to the touch
We cry a lot and have to walk
While we heal in earthbound regions
Fretting about how high we could have flown
With those wings -- our lovely wings

Somehow we learn to live with the pain
By stepping forward into the next day,
Then into another, until we forget to look
At what was and what could have been

It is then we notice we are flying --
With those wings -- our lovely wings

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from Thank Freud, released April 1, 2014

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When the world beat band Damawa broke up Hafiza and Jim decided to continue in a completely different vein. They traded in their flute and melodica and picked up electric guitars. The result? Thank Freud. ... more

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