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Steve Key: Songs/Lyrics

Bird in the Hand

(Steve Key & Dorian Michael)
April 1, 2016
Steve Key

V. 1 Got a bird in the hand, a sweet lover in my bed                   

Got another I know, I'm thinking of instead                                

Temptation calls from a far-off land                                             

But then I’d have to let go                                                             

Of this bird in the hand                                                                  



V. 2 Got a hole in my heart where all the doubt seeps in

Got a sad history of unoriginal sin

My sweet sweet bird sings to me with the dawn

But in my sleepless night I hear another song


Br. And she sings to me                                                                  

Telling me what I’m missin’                                                          

And I know I shouldn’t listen, but I do                                        

And she sings to me                                                                        

Like a siren from the shore                                                            

Saying “You deserve more, don’t you?”                                      


V. 3  Got a bird in the hand, I curl up in her nest

She believes in me, truer than the rest

I don't trust myself to do the best I can

But I don't want to let go of this bird in the hand