Bird on a Wire Lyrics - Jimmy Barnes & Troy Cassar-Daley

Troy Cassar-Daley Double Happiness cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2005-7-18
Genre: Rock Funk / Soul Pop
Style: Blues Rock/Rock & Roll/Soft Rock/Soul/Country Rock
length: 4:26
composer: Leonard Cohen
lyricist: Leonard Cohen
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.

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Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Sit on My Knee
  • 2 Gonna Take Some Time
  • 3 Attention
  • 4 Run
  • 5 What Will They Say
  • 6 Out of Time
  • 7 Got You as a Friend
  • 8 Resurrection Shuffle
  • 9 Piece of My Heart
  • 10 Wichita Lineman
  • 11 Same Woman
  • 12 Say It Ain't So
  • 13 I'll Be There
  • 14 Higher
  • 15 Settle for Me
  • 16 Bird on a Wire
  • 17 Shout
    CD 2
  • 1 Ain't No Mountain High Enough
  • 2 (Simply) The Best
  • 3 Good Times
  • 4 When Something Is Wrong With My Baby
  • 5 Still Got a Long Way to Go
  • 6 Guilty
  • 7 The Weight
  • 8 Cold, Cold Heart