Scrub Jay

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There’s an old scrubjay in a lemon tree,
And at night he comes and he sings to me,
“Come home. Andrew, Please come home.”
When I awoke, the old backyard is where I wanted to be.

In the old backyard, there’s a high grey wall
And an old scrubjay, who starts to call,
And he’ll sing- but scrubjays don’t quite sing
He’ll make a proud little squawk, and he’ll fly right up to the lemon trees growin’ tall.

There’ll be big black bees in wisteria trees,
Flying as they please, speaking bumble-ese,
And we’ll laugh. Lord knows how we’ll laugh
As we watch ‘em fly, and bumble back in forth in the summery breeze.

There’ll be my brother too, sayin’ how do you do,
Doing all the things I wish I could do,
And we’ll play, though lord knows what we’ll play.
There’s plenty of time and dreams and schemes between us for one to come true.

But the days are long, and the nights are hot.
You eat too muchs sweets and your teeth’ll rot.
I know. I been taught so’s I know.
The world can be yours, you must work for what you want. That I haven’t forgot.

But this big bad world ain’t what it seems,
Scrubjay, he’ll call me back when he deems
it time. But lord knows it’s not time.
So fare thee well to the backyard I remember in my dreams.

There’s an old scrubjay in a lemon tree,
And at night he comes and he sings to me,
“Come home. Andrew, Please come home.”
When I awoke, the old backyard is where I wanted to be.

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from Skidmore Bluffs, released January 1, 2014
Written by Andrew Fridae

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