CashNCohenMash – Unchained Bird

CashNCohenMash – Unchained Bird

I have been ungrateful,

I’ve been unwise.

Restless from the cradle,

Now I realize,

Like a bird on the wire,

Like a drunk in a midnight choir

I have tried in my way to be free.

It’s so hard to see the rainbow,

Through glasses dark as these.

Maybe I’ll be able,

From now on, on my knees.

Like a worm on a hook,

Like a knight from some old fashioned book

I have saved all my ribbons for thee.

Oh, I am weak.

Oh, I know I am vain.

Take this weight from me,

Let my spirit be unchained.

If I, if I have been unkind,

I hope that you can just let it go by.

If I, if I have been untrue

I hope you know it was never to you.

Old man swearin’ at the sidewalk,

I’m overcome.

Seems that we’ve both forgotten,

Forgotten to go home.

I saw a beggar leaning on his wooden crutch,

He said to me, “You must not ask for so much.”

And a pretty woman leaning in her darkened door,

she cried to me, “Hey, why not ask for more?”

Have I seen an angel?

Oh, have I seen a ghost?

Where’s that rock of ages,

When I need it most?

I have torn everyone who reached out for me

But I swear by this song

By all I have done wrong

I’ll make it all up to you

Oh, I am weak.

Like a drunk in a midnight choir

Oh, I know I am vain.

Like a bird on the wire,

Take this weight from me,

I have tried in my way to be free.

Let my spirit be unchained.

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