Wednesday/ get aboard the silver bird

Get aboard the silver bird, departing gate nineteen
Satisfy your Walter Mitty mind, tryin’ out a dream
Your sign is Capricorn and every corner of your mind
Says you’ll remain my friend, my friend until you’re mine

Silver bird, fly my lady away
Silver bird, take her over the bay
Silver bird, give my lady a ride
And let her go see what’s on the other side
Silver bird, fly my lady away
Pretty bird, today is the day

Lone rangers and strangers will knock at her door
But I know my baby’s no baby no more
Silver bird, fly my lady away
Pretty bird, today is the day

When you come home my crazy heart will greet those silver wings
Your pet dog will remember you, and I’ll carry your things
We’ll catch a runnin’ make-up, and you will look just fine
And you’ll remain my friend, my friend until you’re mine

Silver bird, fly my lady away
Silver bird, take her over the bay
Silver bird, give my lady a ride
And let her go see what’s on the other side
Silver bird, fly my lady away
Pretty bird, today is the day


These are the lyrics for a rousing song called ‘Silver Bird’, recorded by Mark Lindsay in 1970.
It features in the recent Netflix movie The Gray Man. (Look it up on YouTube).
‘Walter Mitty’ mind is no doubt a reference to the “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” (1939) — a short story by James Thurber, about a daydreaming office worker that fantasizes about traveling to far-away locales for heroic pursuits.

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