Who Sang Bird on a Wire? Stina Nordenstam

Stina Nordenstam People Are Strange cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Electronic Rock
Style: Leftfield/Electro/Experimental
length: 3:43
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 have been unkind,
Please just let it go by.
If I have been untrue
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.

It was never to you

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 Sailing
  • 2 I Dream of Jeannie
  • 3 Love Hurts
  • 4 Lonesome Road
  • 5 Bird on a Wire
  • 6 Purple Rain
  • 7 Swallow Strings
  • 8 Like a Swallow
  • 9 Reason to Believe
  • 10 I Came So Far for Beauty
  • 11 Come to Me
  • 12 People Are Strange