Who Sang Bird on a Wire? k.d. lang

k.d. lang Hymns of the 49th Parallel cover art

Some other versions of "Bird on a Wire"
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Leonard Cohen
release date: 2004-7-27
genres: Pop Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country/Soft Rock/Vocal
length: 4:29
producer: k.d. lang and Ben Mink
mixer: David Leonard
recording engineer: David Leonard
Like a bird on the wire,
Like a drunk in a midnight choir
I have tried in my way to be free.
Like a worm on a hook,
Like a knight from some old fashioned book
I have saved all my ribbons for thee.
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.
Like a baby, stillborn,
Like a beast with his horn
I have torn everyone who reached out for me.
But I swear by this song
And by all that I have done wrong
I will make it all up to thee.
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?"

Oh like a bird on the wire,
Like a drunk in a midnight choir
I have tried in my way to be free.



Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 After the Gold Rush
  • 2 Simple
  • 3 Helpless
  • 4 A Case of You
  • 5 The Valley
  • 6 Hallelujah
  • 7 One Day I Walk
  • 8 Fallen
  • 9 Jericho
  • 10 Bird on a Wire
  • 11 Love Is Everything

  • Album Information
    label: Nonesuch
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 075597984729
    script: Latin