Written by matwil

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

image for 'Budgie in the Wind' by Elton Swan and Budgie Taupin released The car that ended the People's Budgie's life

After the tragic death of Sarah MacNamara's pet budgerigar this week in Liverpool, Sir Elton Swan released this song as a tribute to the People's Budgie:

'Budgie In The Wind

Goodbye Scallywag
Though I never knew you at all
You had the grace to preen yourself
And chase a wee toy ball

Cat sneaked out of the shadows
And made a grab for your wing
You flew back to the kitchen
And still could hardly sing

And it seemed to me you lived your life
Like a budgie in the wind
Never knowing which way to turn to
When the cat snuck in

And I would have liked to know you
But you were just a bird
The catfood ran out long before
Sal's budgie was interred

Being caged was tough
The toughest cage they could afford
A pretty cheepo one
And pence was the price they paid
Even when you died
All the Reds still needed you
Minutes' silences
For anyone in the news

And it seems to me you lived your life
Like a budgie in the wind
Never knowing which way to turn to
When the cat ran in

And I would have liked to chase you
Around the living room
But Tibbles did that job for me
And now you're in your tomb

Goodbye Scallywag
Though I never knew you at all
You had the grace to eat birdseed
While the TV showed football

Goodbye Scallywag
From the young girl who fed you buns
Who never knew you were replaced
When a dog ate Scally One

And it seemed to me you lived your life
Like a budgie in the wind
Never knowing which song to murder
When Aunt Daph was in

And I would have liked to feed you
And hear that blasted bell
If there's an afterlife for cats
Tibbles will go to hell'

(Words by Budgie Taupin, music by Elton Swan)

All proceeds from this song will be donated to The Lady Kookaburra Princess of Gulls Fund

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