Cuckoo Bird

from Once Upon a Time by Aerik Watson

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Hello my friend, my little cuckoo bird
You sit in your clock and you don't say a word
Except every hour, when you come out
To tell the time to me
Life's little trials, they don't mean much to me
As long as you're here, to keep me company
I can depend, on you
You'll never let me down. No

I sit in my clock, a little cuckoo bird
Locked in the dark, behind this wooden door
I can't get out, 'cept every hour
To tell the time to you.
I wish I could fly, high, like all the other birds
Way up in the sky, not like a cuckoo bird
Who sings the same song
Over and over and over and over again

Maybe next time when clockwork lets me out
Instead of "Coo Coo" I will scream and shout

I remember when they made me
And they told me what I was to do
But I've been in this clock for 25 years
And it doesn't look like I'm going to be out soon.
I'm sick to death of Coo-coo-cooing
And dodging sneak attacks by the cat
I want to take to the open skies
What's so bad about that

I never knew, that you felt this way
When you said "Coo Coo" I thought you meant to play
Although I am young, I'll do what I can do
To rescue you

Be ready when the clock strikes
To pull me from my perch
Set me free, please set me free
I don't want to be a cuckoo Bird

Hello my friend, my little cuckoo Bird
You lay on the floor, and you don't say a word
Your time has run out
And I will shed a tear for you


from Once Upon a Time, released November 1, 2021
Additional vocals by Leigh-Andrea Brunet


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Aerik Watson Renfrew, Ontario

Singer/Songwriter from the Ottawa Valley.

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