V1 Three crows restin’ on a rickety fence Callin’ my name, but it don’t make sense I keep on tellin’ ‘em I’m too young to die
V2 Three crows perchin’ on a window ledge Lookin’ right in, now I'm feelin’ on edge I keep on tellin’ em I’m too young to die
V3 Three crows standin’ at the foot of my bed Beady black eyes borin’ into my head I keep on tellin’ 'em I’m too young to die
Bridge But them old birds never pay no mind ...Waitin' there until they know it’s time Then in they swoop on ebony wings Tearin' at the past an' the ache it brings Peckin' at bones of old regrets Strippin’ ‘em bare to help you forget
V4 Three crows restin’ on a weatherworn stone Hummin’ my name, though I thought they’d flown ‘Cause I kept on tellin’ ‘em I was too young to die
So glad I took time to listen. As usual, the lyric deserves the best melody, vocal and backing to bring out all the little nuances of the story... and, as usual, Mr. Zaneski did such a great job. I think that bridge is one of the most effective I've ever heard. Five stars in a five star rating system, my friends. I can't wait to listen again. Best of luck with it. ----Dave
I really like these lyrics, each verse so tight and full of great images. The music fit them perfectly as well. I can't say I cared much for the vocal though. If there were effects put on it, it made it sound like Mike just sucked on some helium, not the sound I was expecting because I know what a fantastic voice he has. Just my opinion. A fine song overall. I still enjoyed my listen.
This is a really delightful song! I just listened a couple of times (and will listen again fer sure!!) Great work Donna and Michael!
I really enjoyed the light-hearted feel of the music and vocal performance and the contrast that made with the darker lyrics. Michael's vocals were just awesome!
And those lyrics are Instant Classic Donna! Just brilliant structure and hook and title. The way the story advances with that lovely bridge. Wow! This is one of those I read/hear and immediately wish I had written!
Love this, you need to pitch this to some contemporary bluegrass groups. Kim
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FAB lyric, love the crow references and the hook and was so curious to hear Mr. Zaneski's Bluegrass take on this and I wasn't disappointed!! That High range, is Wonderful in there, I loved the vocal on this, what a great collab!!