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Re: Mel Gibson - Bird On A Wire

Posted by TheFallen on August 11, 2002

In Reply to: Re: Mel Gibson - Bird On A Wire posted by Bob on August 11, 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.

Though my all-time favourite movie site (http://us.imdb.com) has fractionally let me down (in that surprisingly it doesn't give a soundtrack listing for this movie), in the credits listed there, it refers separately to both Leonard Cohen and someone called Aaron Neville - maybe there's two different versions of the song used in the movie?