Mahogany Hawk

05:07
Beth Wimmer
2017
Beth Wimmer

Lyrics

Mahogany Hawk - words and music by beth wimmer, 2015

 

Mahogany Hawk in the treetop staring me down

your eyes reflect light from the skyline, wings downy brown

i see you circling high over my town

you keep your calm in the sky, scanning the ground

 

refrain...

ooh you're so good at what you do

humanity's so complicated  i wish i were you

 

Mahogany Hawk in the vineyard looking so fine

i see your life as a clean one, nothing like mine

you've only a few simple needs and the patience of saints

actions based purely on spirit, not greed or hate

 

refrain...

ooh your moment is now, each second is new

society's hurried and wasteful  i wish i were you 

oooooh    oooooh   oooooh

 

Mahogany Hawk at the highway as i'm passin' by

my heart is glad to imagine you're here at my side

consumed by calls coffee contracts and video cams

at times i lose faith in the nature of who i am

 

refrain...

ooh but you've known your place from the moment you flew

humanity's so complicated   i wish i were you

 

bridge...

the most beautiful creature sharp eyes of star gold if i could hold you i'd kiss your wings

my animal teacher, my avian saint, and prayer of patience and natural things

most beautiful creature sharp eyes of star gold if i could hold you i'd kiss your wings

my animal teacher, my avian saint, my prayer of patience and natural things

 

refrain...

ooh you're so good at what you do

humanity's so complicated  i wish i were you