The Bat and the Weasels

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lyrics

I happened to stumble and fell down to earth; I sunk from my lower-than-high-lying perch.
Before I could catch what had quickly occurred, a weasel came and seized my heart.

OOOooh, so I cried!
“Oh let me go, I beg your mercy and please.
If I could I'd be down on my knees.”

“But I am an enemy of all types of birds.
What makes you so different from they?”

“OOOooohooo I’ll tell you!
I am what I want to be and not what you say,
so know this responsibly, and go on your way.
See, I'm not the bird that you think you' just caught,
I'm more like a mouse with a lot of webbed skin.”

“I see that you're not the bird I reckoned you were,
you haven't got feathers only fur.”
OOOooh, so he let me go!

Again I did stumble and fell down to earth; I sunk from my higher-than-low-lying perch.
Before I could catch what quickly occurred, a weasel came and seized my heart.

OOOooh, so I cried!
“Oh let me go, I beg your mercy and please.
If I could, I’d be down on my knees.”

“But I am an enemy of creatures called mice.
What makes you so different from they?”

“I am what I want to be and not what you say,
so know this responsibly, and go on your way.
See, I'm not the mouse you just think you have caught,
I'm more like a bird with a dark hairy bod’.”

“I see that you're not the mouse I reckoned you were,
those wings aren't like mice, I do concur.”
And so he let me go!

I am what I want to be, not what they say.

credits

from The Fabulist, released July 10, 2014
Jeffrey Popiel - Acoustic Guitar, Tuba, Valve Trombone, Trumpet, Accordion, Vocals

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Juniperus Saskatchewan

In 2013, Jeffrey Popiel began a solo project titled 'Juniperus'. His inspired originals have more recently taken on a new life with the pursuit of ÆSOP's Fables. While these new 'fable songs' reside in the realm of folk, they present themselves in a diverse way, by using distinct voicing for each character, and swaying between genres, such as ambient folk, quirky pop, and folky blues. ... more

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