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The Eastern Bluebird is the state bird of New York.

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As I see how this is going
I'm seeing how it could be better not knowing
Where we will be

I've given money, I've given time
She's given happiness and health in kind
For what I could be

In a world class city known for self-abuse
The connections are mine to lose

Bluebird, sing long for me
Put my whole life into a sad, sad song
Bluebird, if you can't sing for me
There must be some other state in which I belong

As I think about getting out
And getting beyond talking about
The faulting of my time

Pushing luck and passing blame
Island hopping on these subway trains
From line to line

Depending on time tables and underground tubes
Too damaged by a hurricane to use

Bluebird, sing long for me
Put my whole life into a sad, sad song
Bluebird, if you can't sing for me
There must be some other state in which I belong

I'll always be your salty harbors
Your wooden bones under my waters
Exposed with pulling tides

Your hills will always be my north
As I ride west on a modern horse
This bird will always fly

Land of promise, land of my birth
Land of the rising bluebird

Sing long for me
Put my whole life into a sad, sad song
Bluebird, if you can't sing for me
There must be some other state in which I belong

credits

from This Bird Will Always Fly, released June 8, 2015
Patrick Dunn: all instruments and vocals

Recorded by Eric Lichter at Dirt Floor and Patrick Dunn at home.
Mastered by Michael Burke at Music Lab Mastering.
Copyright Patrick Dunn (Sunday Long Run Music, BMI) 2015.

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Patrick Dunn Sacramento, California

Patrick Dunn writes and plays music in the tradition of the old soul, the rambler, the traveling singer-songwriter -- characters found along the ever-growing timeline of honest music. Pulling from his influences, Patrick plays a mix of folk, soul, country, and rock and roll that has come to be called, for better and for worse, Americana. ... more

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