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  1. Mahogany Hawk

From the recording Bookmark

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