Migration Is Over

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The only song on the record without a bird name title, this is a humorous song about going to bird watch in Central Park at the end of spring migration and realizing there are more birdwatchers in the park than birds.

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Migration Is Over

Cape May Warblers dance in your dreams
Wilson's, Prairie, Tennessee
I'll meet you there in Central Park
6 o'clock sharp

We'll begin in Strawberry Fields
With the songs of warblers filling our ears
Let's go listen—what's around?
Not a sound

Maybe they've flown down into The Ramble
Starting up here is always a gamble
I might have heard Parula again
But let's discuss its pronunciation

We're gonna find that one good bird in the park
If it kills us or not
We're gonna find that one good bird in the park
If it kills us or not

On a day when it seems that your prospects are narrow
Make sure that you add your day-list House Sparrow
You're listening hard for Bobolink pinkers
But all that you hear are skulking tea drinkers

We'll find that one good bird in the park
If it kills us or not
We're gonna find that one good bird in the park
It's gonna kill us

What's that constant knocking sound?
It's just a cuckoo walking around
And it doesn't have feathers

When there are more birders than there are birds
It's May 29th or haven't you heard?
When the Blackpoll Warblers have departed
And migration's over before it even started

If you were from the United Kingdom
You would spot that Robin and be happy to see him
But this isn't a day where we're all feeling groovy
This isn't the Central Park bird watching movie

It's one of those days at 10 a.m.
When you want to start it all over again
Because summer's almost here

©2019 Stephanie Seymour
Published by Royal Greatness Music/ASCAP

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from There Are Birds, released July 6, 2019

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Stephanie Seymour New Jersey

Stephanie Seymour's melodic, harmony-laden album “There Are Birds” answers the musical question, “What happens when you combine Aimee Mann, Chrissie Hynde, and Karen Carpenter, add a dash of Matthew Sweet, and mix thoroughly with bird-related tales and imagery?” It’s an album about birds, nature, the passage of time, and Stephanie’s relationship with these things and more. ThereAreBirds.com ... more

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