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JOHN CANNON: Music

Fly Away Bluebird

(JOHN CANNON)
January 14, 2014
John Cannon

I wrote this and we played it at the Star Club in Hamburg during December 1966 to New Year 1967 and never played it after that.

Then last year I decided to record it and was lucky to get my original bass player Thom Caccetta to put his magic touch to it.

 

FLY AWAY BLUEBIRD

Words and Music by John Cannon

 

Wrapped in a candy colored mist of my mind

people glow like candles then they soon fade and die.

Clouds pass above me and they leave me behind,

float like a feather in the blue painted sky.

Fly Away Bluebird

 

Mysteries of the heaven stay beneath their black veil

as stars in the darkness leave a Milky Way trail.

Trees all around me like the boundaries of time,

I hear notes of silver from a gold plated chime.

Fly Away Bluebird

 

Feeling half imprisoned by the world and its ways

part of me seeks happiness in uncharted bays.

Now I realize that the Bluebird’s my mind

searching a feathered cap I know it will find.

Fly Away Bluebird