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Fodder in Her Wings
1981 Nina Simone
It's about a bird that fell to earth and was crippled when it landed in fodder and other human debris. Altough it as able to survive, it couldn't fly. So it walks from country to country to see if people had forgotten how to live, how to give. As it went, the bird found that most of the people had forgotten.
-Nina Simone

Recording sessions
1982 January: Paris (FR) Studio Davout
A bird fell to earth
Reincarnated from her birth
She had a fodder in her brain
 
 
1984 November 17: London (UK) Ronnie Scott's
A bird fell to earth
Reincarnated from her birth
She had fodder in her brain
She had dust inside her wings
She flitted here and there
United States Switzerland
And England and Africa everywhere
With fodder in her brains
And dust inside her wings
Oh how sad
Oh how sad
Oh how sad

She watched the people how they lived
They had forgotten how to give
They had fodder in their brains
And dust inside their wings
She watched them how they tried to live and give
They had forgotten how to give
They had fodder in their wings
They had dust inside their brains
Oh how sad
Oh how sad
Oh how sad

She watched them how they tried to live
They had forgotten how to give
They had fodder in their brain
They had dust inside their wings
I can't stay here
I can't stay here

Round and round and round they go
Where they stop nobody know
Round and round and round they go
Where they stop nobody know
Where they don't stop nobody know

Can't stay here
So goodbye

(Lyrics transcription by Roger Nupie)
 
 
1985: Hollywood (US-CA) Rock Steady Studio guitar solo from Arthur Adams
A bird fell to earth
Reincarnated from her birth
She had fodder in her wings
 
 
1987: Hollywood (US-CA) Vine Street Bar and Grill
A bird fell to earth
Reincarnated from her birth
She had fodder in her wings
 
 
1988 May 6: Hamburg (DE) Fabrik
 
Unknown recording session
2000 [5:07] CD 17 The Essential Metro METRCD010 (UK)