John Twist

Music

Cottonwood Crow

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John Twist
2003
John Twist

Lyrics

Cottonwood Crow

Old ragged crow
Come to my window
The night is hushed
By the fall of virgin snow
In the disguise he’s taken
Pretends he’s the raven
Cottonwood leaf he’s crushed
And dragged into my haven

Outside her window
The cottonwoods grew
The month of June
Brought me to her room
There by the river
The cottonwoods a blizzard
When the wind blew

The night goes softly silent
Crow knows how the miles went
Black ice and dirty slush
Bitter cold without relent
Crow crowds round
On my desk he found
Her last letter that shush
All my doubts
That drag and drown

Outside her window
The cottonwoods grew
The month of June
Brought me to her room
There by the river
The cottonwoods a blizzard
When the wind blew

A scar twists round the tree
Where the vine tore free
And now the fall of snow
Reminds me of the cottonwoods
When the summer breeze would blow

There in summer
She used to hum her
Lullaby of trust
Before her wanderlust
Had undone her
But crow had understood
Called to me
From the cottonwood
Fretted and fussed
And flapped alarm
Where he stood

Outside her window
The cottonwoods grew
The month of June
Brought me to her room
There by the river
The cottonwoods a blizzard
When the wind blew