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Prisoner of My Song

from The Prettiest Bird by Susan Pepper

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Will the postman bring me a letter
when my heart won’t pitter patter?
And will the telephone ever ring
without a burning in my brain, oh?

When will you ever give up?
When will you ever give up?
When will you ever give up?

Will I ever rest in my bed
when I won’t touch your soft face?
And will a love song ever play
when I won’t hear your deep voice, oh?


Will a golden moon rise
when I won’t see the glow in your eyes?
And will my lips meet against another’s
when I won’t swallow your name, oh?


Now I reveal to you one last secret my darling
you are prisoner of my song
Fly now into the darkened sky
and show me starlight at dawn, no.

I shall never give up
I shall never give up
I shall never give up.


from The Prettiest Bird, released October 3, 2020
vocals: Susan Pepper
fiddle: Steven Kruger
(c) Susan Pepper/ ASCAP Anna Blue Music


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Susan Pepper is a grassroots musician, performer and educator dedicated to sharing heartfelt songs old and new and building community through song. She performs unaccompanied ballads as well as songs with banjo, dulcimer and guitar. Her repertoire is informed by her older mountain musician mentors. Her compositions draw inspiration from old music, stories of individuals, nature and the sacred. ... more

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