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Re: Mel Gibson - Bird On A Wire

Posted by Bruce Kahl on August 10, 2002

In Reply to: Mel Gibson - Bird On A Wire posted by Kelly Bidwell on August 10, 2002

: Can anybody help!!

: I'm trying to find a song from the above film for my uncle's funeral.

: It plays when Mel Gibson comes over the hill on his motorbike and it goes "like a bird.........free.........as a bird, free!"
: Please can somebody tell me the name and musician of this track????

Not exactly the lyrics you posted but kinda close:

Bird On A Wire by Leonard Cohen, Performed by one of the Neville Brothers?

Like a bird on the wire,
like a drunk in a midnight choir
I have tried in my way to be free.
Like a worm on a hook,
like a knight from some old fashioned book
I have saved all my ribbons for thee.
If I, if I have been unkind,
I hope that you can just let it go by.
If I, if I have been untrue
I hope you know it was never to you.

Like a baby, stillborn,
like a beast with his horn
I have torn everyone who reached out for me.
But I swear by this song
and by all that I have done wrong
I will make it all up to thee.
I saw a beggar leaning on his wooden crutch,
he said to me, "You must not ask for so much."
And a pretty woman leaning in her darkened door,
she cried to me, "Hey, why not ask for more?"

Oh like a bird on the wire,
like a drunk in a midnight choir
I have tried in my way to be free.