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Bird Tree

Bird Tree 

Bird tree, bird tree

Why you make me so happy 

I’m filled with a feeling of serenity 

when I look out at my bird tree

 

Verse One: The Tree

Right outside my kitchen window

a lilac reaches for the winter sky

Feeders hang on branches bare

it’s cold as hell but these birds don’t care

They love that lilac tree and so do I

Sing along now

 

Bird tree, bird tree

Why you make me so happy 

I’m filled with a feeling of serenity 

when I look out at my bird tree

 

Verse Two: Winter Birds 

So many of your kind have flown 

to a warmer temperate zone

I’m so glad you didn’t go

little birdy feet tracks in the snow 

You keep me company with my morning joe

 

Bird tree, bird tree

Why you make me so happy 

I’m filled with a feeling of serenity 

when I look out at my bird tree

 

Verse Three: Meet the Birds

The titmouse with it’s tufted head 

Woodpecker with it belly red

Three finches: purple, house and gold

The cardinal with it’s red so bold

Three sparrows: white breasted, house and song

The flicker with it beak so long

The junco with eyes as dark as night 

the nuthatch with it belly white

And who could forget the black capped chickadee

Not me!

 

Bird tree, bird tree

Why you make me so happy 

I’m filled with a feeling of serenity 

when I look out at my bird tree

 

Verse Four: Squirrels 

Well I’ve spent more time than I would like to admit

trying to deter those little shits

Ingenious, evil  adversary

furry insane enemy

Ya think ya got ‘em beat then they find another way 

to mess with my 

 

Bird tree, bird tree

Why you make me so happy 

I’m filled with a feeling of serenity 

when I look out at my bird tree

 

The Fifth and Final Verse: Gratitude

Well who could have guessed that a bag of seed

could make me feel so fine

Thank you for the songs you sing

Thank you for the joy you bring 

Thank you for all your wild life

Life!

 

Bird tree, bird tree

Why you make me so happy 

I’m filled with a feeling of serenity 

when I look out at my bird tree

when I look out at my bird tree

when I look out at my bird tree

 

words and music by Patrick Fitzsimmons

It’s Fitz Music  c 2017