Blue Egg Blues

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This is a cover of a song I wrote with my other band, the Bearcubes, in Oberlin, Ohio. I wrote the lyrics to this song when I was working as an au pair in France in 2007. It is based on an experience I had as a child, watching a nest of robins outside my window where I would eat breakfast every morning. - Katherine

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One spring I loved a robin's nest
I watched two birds build it with sticks and feathers
Each morning I watched their gutter home
From over a bowl of Cheerios

Three perfect blue eggs in a perfect brown bed
I waited for you to hatch
Three fluffy balls softly crying and growing
Did you see me through the glass?

I knew that someday you'd have to go
Leave me with National Public Radio
I already had enough holes
In my bowl, in my bowl, in my bowl

Spots of milk on my nose
Spots of milk on my toes
I will have the strongest bones
Spots of milk on my nose
Spots of milk on my toes
God bless this bowl of Cheerios

I watched you get stronger and ready to fly
You got wings I got down
I stayed low you got high
I stayed stuck in the kitchen chair
I'll never have feathers I only grow hair

Birds will grow
Birds will go
I sit here and eat Cheerios
Mothers flush dead fish down toilet bowls
Bread grows mold
Songs get sold
The sewer is swimming with goldfish bones
Bread grows mold
Songs get sold
I sit here and eat Cheerios
Cheerios, Cheerios, Cheerios

Spots of milk on my nose
Spots of milk on my toes
I will have the strongest bones
Spots of milk on my nose
Spots of milk on my toes
God bless this bowl of Cheerios

Which little robin's the one that I love
When you're one of the many pecking in the mud
You won't recognize me or love me back
When you're searching for worms in the sidewalk cracks

credits

from Home to Roost, released March 3, 2013
lyrics by Katherine
music by Katherine and Claire Chenette, assisted by Will McElroy

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