Richard Shindell

So Says the Whippoorwill

from Vuelta



The change could happen anyday
So says the whippoorwill
She hangs around for the seeds I leave
Out on the windowsill
Be-free-you-fool, be-free-you-fool
She sings all afternoon
Then, as if to show me how its done,
She leaps into the blue

The change could happen anyday
So say my true loves eyes
They see into my shadows
With their sweet, forgiving light
She smiles and says, Come on - lets go
Lets stroll the boulevard
Its such a shame to waste the night
Just sitting in the dark

The change could happen anyday
Or so says Father Brown
I listen for that still small voice
But I just cant make it out
Beneath the constant whispering
Of the devil that I know
But who would I be if I believed?
Who am I if I dont?

The change could happen anyday
So said the mountaineer
Before he turned to face his cliff
Without a trace of fear
Yodel-ay-hee-hoo, yodel-ay-hee-hoo
He sang right up until
He caught sight of the open blue
And became a whippoorwill
He caught sight of the open blue
And became a whippoorwill

updated: 11 months ago