If You Teach a Bird to Sing

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lyrics

if you teach a bird to sing she's gonnna learn to fly
if you let her sing, she's gonna fly
if you let her sing, she's gonna fly away

if you teach a bird to sing she's gonnna learn how to fly
if you let her sing, she's gonna fly
if you let her sing, she's gonna fly away

you think you've got it,
cage of brass & a lock & a key
you think she's too dumb to set herself free
but the fact that you're locking her up shows you're the dummy

you think you're all of that & a bag full of chips
but you've gotta control just to get your kicks
& the fact that you like it like that shows you're the dummy

if you teach a bird to sing she's gonnna learn to fly
if you let her sing, she's gonna fly
if you let her sing, she's gonna fly away

if you teach a bird to sing she's gonnna learn how to fly
if you let her sing, she's gonna fly
if you let her sing, she's gonna fly away

singing is 50% confidence
& when i'm confident i won't be content
just to hang around & be your pretty little plaything

& you try to pretend it's the way that i am
that i'm built this way, just to wanna please
but i've got some ideas of my own that don't include you

'cause i see sky out my window
& the sun is rising rising rising
just like i will

'cause i see sky out my window
& the sun is rising rising rising
just like i will

if you teach a bird to sing she's gonnna learn to fly
if you let her sing, she's gonna fly
if you let her sing, she's gonna fly away

if you teach a bird to sing she's gonnna learn how to fly
if you let her sing, she's gonna fly
if you let her sing, she's gonna fly away

& i see sky out my window
& the sun is rising rising rising
just like i will

credits

from Rising Rising Rising, released January 30, 2016
rorie: vocals, acoustic guitars
riley mcmahon: guitars, percussion, bells
kevin kelly: bass
katie pearlman: drums
kirsten maxwell: vocals
martha trachtenberg: vocals
claire raby: vocals

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rorie kelly New York

rorie kelly is on a quest to bring her songs to ears around the world through the cunning use of the internet and a small blue Toyota with over 200,000 miles on it.

rorie writes songs that are melodic and catchy but more thoughtful and introspective than the average pop tune. Her vocals are bigger than you would expect out of her small body and her guitar playing is powerful and percussive.
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