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Re: Bird on a Wire

Posted by R. Berg on May 23, 2001

In Reply to: Bird on a Wire posted by Mike Diamond on May 21, 2001

: I know of the Leonard Cohen song, and the Goldie Hawn/Mel Gibson movie. Anyone know what the phrase means, and of a more distant origin?

My guess is it's about living dangerously. Birds can be electrocuted perching on wires.