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Re: Mel Gibson - Bird On A Wire

Posted by Bob on August 11, 2002

In Reply to: Re: Mel Gibson - Bird On A Wire posted by Bruce Kahl 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.

There's a great version by Joe Cocker.