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Building A Bird
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Elton's version was never recorded
Nigel Olsson recorded it for his album "Move The Universe"
Music:Elton John
Lyrics:Bernie Taupin
I'm building a bird
From the wreck of a story
Something I once heard
Sifting through this pile of words
I'm building a bird
I'm building a bird
From a crack in the system
Sunshine, it's a dirty word
Slippin' out of this naked world
And building a bird
Take a broken bird home
Wrap it in barbed wire
Saddest song I've ever heard
Was a bird in a house on fire
I'm building a bird
From the wreck of a story
Something I once heard
Sifting through this pile of words
I'm building a bird
All this scattered makeup
From covering his curse
All the scattered building blocks
That never got to build a bird
If you want it you can take it
If you need it you don't know it
If it moves screw it in the ground
If it's around it's all over
Tools and nail and glue and feathers
All that's left from building a bird
I'm building a bird
From a crack in the system
Sunshine, it's a dirty word
Slippin' out of this naked world
And building a bird
And building a bird
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