Night Birds

04:27
Mike Rufo
2016
Mike Rufo

Story

This song alludes to a story of a young couple who decide not to be together yet because the world is stuck in senseless violence, separation, and injustice.  They decide to turn into night birds until humanity has had a consciousness transformation that eliminates war, hunger/poverty, and injustice.  Of course, the song is as much a set of images and that's just one possible interpretation.  Ultimately, it's about belief that a better world is possible and the comfort, love, and support that we provide to each other along the journey. 

Lyrics

Tell me where you weep at night and I will weep there too,
Tell me where you laugh and sing and I will sing with you.
When the moon is riding high, high up overhead,
When the owl is flying near, remember what we said.

Tell me when the bird is singing, tell me when she runs,
Tell me when the world is laughing, laughing everyone.
Tell me when the sun is shining, shining so bright,
Tell me when the colors are dry, and everything is right.

Down into the valley low, where the rabbit sleeps,
Listen for the laughing sighs, where the waters meet.

When my love for you awakes, flowers all will bloom,
And, when your love for me escapes, then will come the June.

Tell me when the bird is singing, tell me when she runs,
Tell me when the world is laughing, laughing everyone.
Tell me when the music’s playing, playing every day,
Tell me when the hunger’s over and war’s gone away.

And if you see a shooting star, across the black night sky,
You will know that I am there, walking by your side.
Look for me in the western sky, where the bluebird soars,
Mountain, snow, and thunderclouds, I am truly yours.

Tell me when the bird is singing, tell me when she runs,
Tell me when the world is laughing, laughing everyone.
Let me hear your melody baby, lightin’ up the way,
Let me see you smiling happy, you’ll make the day.
Tell me when the music’s playing, playing every day,
Tell me when the hunger’s over and war’s gone away.

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