[!filk] I'm not sure if this counts as blasphemy or not, but I couldn't resist trying to filk up something for Erika's Songbook. Hopefully this at least comes close to something she might have sung. If anyone thinks they can do better (you know you can) please feel free to tack them on below.

I've only heard the original song a couple of times so I'm not sure how well it scans. The syllables line up, so I'm hoping it isn't too bad.

Oh, and while I'm on the subject: I know I haven't said anything about other people's filks or songfics, but I have read most of them and think they are great. Keep up the good work!

Broken Bird
Apologies to Nelly Furtado
and everyone who reads this


I see you down, sitting there
So lovely and so young
Are you in pain? How can I help?
I'll lift you up again
Because I feel for you
Broken and cast down

[chorus]
Poor broken bird, I will be there for you
All I want is your good health
To see you in the blue sky
But all I have to give you now is my love
Poor broken bird, I will be there for you
All I want is your good health
To see you in the blue sky
But love is all that I can give

I see your inner flame
Burning bright behind your eyes
It hurts to see it stuck inside
I hope you can set it free
Because I feel for you
Broken and cast down

[chorus]

You know that healing comes after pain
And if I should hurt you, it is because you need that feeling
To keep you free and pure for the day
You will be ready to take flight across the cloudless sky
Because I feel for you
So broken and cast down
Wind, I shall give
To help you fly high



I'm Like A Bird

You're beautiful, that's for sure
You'll never ever fade
You're lovely but it's not for sure
That I won't ever change
And though my love is rare
Though my love is true

[chorus]
I'm like a bird, I'll only fly away
I don't know where my soul is
I don't know where my home is
And baby all I need for you to know is
I'm like a bird, I'll only fly away
I don't know where my soul is
I don't know where my home is
All I need for you to know is

Your faith in me brings me to tears
Even after all these years
And it pains me so much to tell
That you don't know me that well
And though my love is rare
Though my love is true

[chorus]

It's not that I wanna say goodbye
It's just that every time you try to tell me that you love me
Each and every single day I know
I'm going to have to eventually give you away
And though my love is rare
And though my love is true
Hey I'm just scared
That we may fall through

[chorus]

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