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Did you hear the mountains crashing?
No sir, that was only thunder.

Did you see the lightning flash?
No sir, that’s the spell you’re under.

Did you hear the rain fall?
No sir, that was people clapping.

Can you hear them all around you?
There is nothing happening.

If you were a bird,
and you could fly,
it wouldn’t matter until you couldn’t.
If you were a man, like me,
and you could fly,
you probably shouldn’t.
At first people would love you,
but when they grew accustomed to what you could do,
they would become jealous and despise you.
You would end up walking alone,
hoping no one would recognize you.

Did you hear the mountains crashing?
No sir, that was only thunder.

Did you see the lighting flash?
No sir, that’s the spell you’re under.

Did you hear the rain fall?
No sir, that was people clapping.

Can you hear them all around you?
There is nothing happening.

Did you hear the thunder?
No sir, that was just a car.

Is this a spell I’m under?
No sir, that’s the way you are.

Did you hear the people clapping?
No sir, that was bacon frying.

Can you see them all around you?
No sir, you are lying.

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from Small Star Seminar, released April 11, 2015
Words and music written, performed and recorded by Cory McAbee.
Backing vocals by Willa Vy McAbee.
Mixed by Karl Derfler at The Shack.
© Copyright Cory McAbee 2015
℗ Published by Cory McAbee BMI

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Cory McAbee Queens, New York

McAbee is best known as writer, director, songwriter, composer for the feature films, The American Astronaut, Stingray Sam and as singer/songwriter for the group The Billy Nayer Show (1989–2011). In 2012 he began the collaborative, Captain Ahab’s Motorcycle Club. From 2012-2014 McAbee performed CAMC concerts throughout the US, Europe and Australia. In 2015 he created The Small Star Seminar. ... more

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