I Remember Birdland

from by Mark Lenover



I had no reason to cry
although I felt as though I might
when a murder-blotted sky
called a million crows to flight
I was thrown from a pitching ship
as an unnatural pillar spoke
of an un-christened landing strip
waiting just beyond the smoke

When I remember birdland
the sky comes crashing in again
When I remember birdland
the clouds come tumbling down again

Shed your feathers and go
Shed your feathers and go
Count your counterweights
stand them up stiff and straight
Come together and go
Come together and go
This thick, cumbersome weight’s
just a trick of the brain


from Every Time It Rains, released January 27, 2016



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Mark Lenover Hamilton, Ontario

Through a distinctive fusion of folk, rock, theatre and electronica, Mark Lenover critically examines pop culture’s ubiquitous influence, its moral philosophy and the potentially devastating effects of drug abuse and mental illness. His recent work frequently challenges an increasingly pervasive culture of celebrity, self-indulgence, distraction and desire.
Mark currently lives in Chatham, ON.
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