Tim Finn – Birds Swim Fish Fly Lyrics

I turn one way and the wind blows me over
I turn another way and it’s holding me up
Luck has nothing to do with it
Things change when you learn to loosen your grip
I think one way and the future is desparate
I think another way everything is in sight
Trees bend so branches don’t have to break
We mend the wounds of our last mistake

Birds swim, fish do fly
Proud man begins to cry
Birds swim, fish do fly
Things change, so why can’t I?

I live one way holding onto the fencepost
I live another way sliding off into space
Each life is loosely assembled
Inside the molecules tremble

Birds swim, fish do fly
Proud man begins to cry
Birds swim, fish do fly
Things change, so why can’t I?
Little by little we die

Washed up on the beach of betrayal
How did the Mesonyx become a whale?
Birds swim, fish do fly
Proud man begins to cry
Birds swim, fish do fly
Things change, so why can’t I?
Things change
Fish fly

Little by little we try
Little by little we die

Why can’t I?
Why can’t I?

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