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Written by: Sandy MacKay

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i cannot fly, I could not fly
only the light may gravity cheat and I
landed hard upon the stones, and it
broke the bones in both my feet

I spent 6 month locked inside
while healed the bones and raged my heart
the oxycontin burned my brain
and loneliness tore my soul apart

I cannot walk on these broken birds
if I cannot fly, if they cannot bear me
come other feet, come other wings
come lift, wheel, love, come carry me

when I returned to Terra's firm, i
thought that life could begin again but
every step like a dagger shot to
fill each step with fire and pain

i lie beneath a painting green
i lie beneath a weeping sky
on the bed of stone that brought me home
i'm ready now to fall and fly

I cannot walk on these broken birds
if I cannot fly, if they cannot bear me
come other feet, come other wings
come lift, wheel, love, come carry me

dragonfly, linnet, lark, mosquito
look crow albatross, sparrow seagull
bat, gnat, paramedic, chickadee
mourning dove, angel, eagle...

I will fall into darkness that light I may rise
come darling kiss my closing eye
will fall into darkness that light i may rise,
pogue ma hone and kiss my closing eye

i cannot fly, i could not fly...

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from Songs From Bonnett House, released February 25, 2017
Sandy MacKay - double bass, acoustic guitar, vocals
Bill Preeper - acoustic guitar, accordion
Clinton Charlton - drums

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Bonnett House Saint John, New Brunswick

Bonnett House is both the name of a trio and the house in which the group’s first album was recorded. Band members are Sandy MacKay, Clinton Charlton and Bill Preeper.

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