Silver swan

from by Jonah Hirst

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Partly inspired by Tim Minchin's "If I Didn't Have You" and by Shakespeare's Sonnet 130.

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My love is a great blue heron
My love is a silver swan
My love barely casts a ripple
On the glossy waters he swims upon
My love is a man of science
With a strong devotion to his art
My love is a theif whos gone and stolen my words
Then my heart

Oh my love flies with golden wings
Oh my love taught my heart to sing

My love is a silly person
He stumbles and makes mistakes
My love is a godless sinner
Who believes in beauty for beautys sake
My love doesnt walk on water
My love treads upon the earth
Hes made of the same mathematics
That built this whole wide universe

Oh my love is kind as he is smart
Oh my love healed this wounded

So I will warm my sweetheart with the down beneath my feathers
I will quiet every tempest in my darling's troubled heart
And if I should live forever and know all there is to know
Id only take that chance with my love
Id only take that chance with my love

Ive never believed in true love
Im not special in any sense
When compared with many others
These feelings arent better or more intense
But I know boundless joy when I feel it
And I feel it down to my soul
This gladness erupts from within me
And Ive learned what it's like
To feel whole

Oh my love has my heart in his hands
Oh my love has made me a better man

So I will warm my sweetheart with the down beneath my feathers
I will quiet every tempest in my darlings troubled heart
And if I should live forever and know all there is to know
Id only take that chance with my love

I will warm my sweetheart with the down beneath my feathers
I will quiet every tempest in my
Darlings troubled heart
And if I should live forever and know
All there is to know
Id only take that chance with my love
Id only take that chance with my love

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from Paper Skin, released April 19, 2014

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Jonah Hirst Orleans, Massachusetts

Jonah Hirst is a songwriter, podcastlistener, dogpetter and bageleater from Cape Cod, MA.

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