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Jackson Browne BIRDS OF ST. MARKS Lyrics

Last updated: 09/04/2014 08:50:35 PM

Oh how sad the sound the songs the queen must sing of dying
The prisoner upon her throne the melancholy sighing
If she could see her mirror now
She would be free of those who bow
And scrape the ground beneath her feet

Silently she walks among her dying midnight roses
And watches as each moment goes that never really knows us
And so it seems she doesn't care
If she has dreams of no one there
Within the shadows of her room

And all my frozen words agree, and say it's time
To call back, all the birds I sent to
Fly behind her castle walls
And I'm weary of the nights I've seen
Inside these empty halls

Wooden lady turn and turn among my weary secrets
And wave within the hours past and other empty pockets
Maybe we've found what we have lost
When we've unwound so many crossed
Entangling misunderstandings

But all my frozen words agree and say it's time
To call back all the birds I sent to
Fly behind her castle walls
And I'm weary of the nights I've seen
Inside these empty halls

Thanks to Bill Kinkaid for submitting BIRDS OF ST. MARKS Lyrics.



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Another Amazing Song by Jackson | Reviewer: TexCube | 9/5/14

As many of you know, this is not a new song but it has been recorded for Jackson Browne's new album coming out in October of 2014. I could write for hours and be very long winded about his gift for lyrics but it's already been explained in great detail. Do a search for Jackson Browne's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction and listen to what Bruce Springsteen says about him and his writing. It's the best way to explain why The Birds of St Marks is such an amazing song.

Two Versions | Reviewer: Mike Lewis | 8/24/09

Hi. This was originally recorded on an album of demos in 1971 called The Criterion Demos with just Jackson's acoustic guitar as backing. The album has been bootlegged but not officially released (as far as I know).

Beautiful | Reviewer: Anonymous | 2/4/08

I have been a huge Jackson fan since I was a teanager, some 30 years now and I have to say although I prefer the old classics, he has outdone himself with this song, the lyrics as well as the melody are, to put it simply, beautiful!

Ethereal Perfection, possibly his best. | Reviewer: sally | 11/6/06

This is one of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard, but it is severely marred by the obnoxious crowd noise. Is anyone aware of another version that is clean? Please email me, it is to be used for an important occasion. Thanks.