BIRD IN HAND

G.Merrill/S.Rubicam
©1990 Warner-Tamerlane/Direct Planet Music/Boy meets Girl Music (BMI)

I'll put my hand into the fire
I will swim the river deep
take this message down the wire
this world is ours to keep

Piece by piece the plan is rearranged
day by day it's a temporary gain
so by now we've broken the chain
who will be here to pick up what remains

chorus

She's a bird in hand (you could take her)
fragile creature (you could break her)
you could bleed her (yet you need her)
she will leave you full of hunger
no tomorrow and no wonder

Progress hides a vengeful lie
the golden glories of modern times
serve the few and suck the life
the last to gain are the first to pay the price

chorus

I'll put my hand into the fire
I will swim the river deep
take this message down the wire
this world is ours to keep
she's a bird in hand