Listen to Birds of Belfast song with lyrics from Rose Cousins

Birds of Belfast

Rose Cousins, Juliet Turner19 Oct 2012

Birds of Belfast Lyrics

Birds of Belfast - Rose Cousins/Juliet Turner

The field grew wild all that buzzing summer

 

We dozed a while woke a little younger

 

Hung your clothes waited on the weather

 

Thorn and rose twine and grow together

 

When did all the birds of Belfast

 

Learn to sing your name

 

When did all those silver ashes breathe into flame

Who are you without your sadness

Who am I without my shame

 

When did all the birds of Belfast

Learn sing your name

 

Which was right the fight or the surrender

 

You my light my solitary mender

 

Still the sun will rise on every weeper's mourning

 

Tear stained eyes pearly light adorning

 

When did all the birds of

Belfast learn to sing your name

 

When did all those silver ashes breathe into flame

Who are you without your sadness

Who am I without my shame

When did all the birds of Belfast learn

Who am I to sing a love song

Who are you to do the same

With our weary little hearts

 

Full of broken little claims

Will they even recognize us

Should I give you a new name

And then all the birds of

 

Belfast would sing sing sing sing