Flight of the Paper Cranes

My sister Rita Baird, who is also a musician and writer, composed a song titled Paper Cranes; the lyrics include a girl who wishes to escape the life she is in by folding numerous paper cranes. According to Japanese legend, it is believed that a wish would be granted if one folds a thousand cranes. If you would like to hear her song, it can be found here: http://www.reverbnation.com/homespunroyal. As a mother of five, Paper Cranes is a song that came straight from Rita’s heart when she thought about the injustices done to children in the world.

The lyrics are:

She has a closet full of cranes, folded paper cranes and wishes

She folds a new one everyday, sits and folds and prays and wishes

To fly way, fly way, she wants to fly away too

He has a dresser full of planes, folded paper planes and wishes

He folds the planes to hide the pain, puts on a smile but inside he wishes

To fly away, fly away, he wants to fly away too

{And I want to take them away, take them away from that shadow place

To where their creations play, creations plays and soars}

She hears the whispered tales of lore, tales of faraway lore and wonders

He hears a voice he can’t ignore, the less he ignores the more he wonders

She turns the handle on the door, the door holding all her cranes and worries

He sees the airplanes on the floor, scattered across the floor and worries

{And I want to take them away, take them away from that shadow place

To where their creations play, creation plays and soars

And flies

Teach them to fly too}

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