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  1. Birds and No Bees

From the recording Streetcar Heart

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Kim Beggs | Lyrics from Streetcar Heart

Birds and No Bees

by Kim Beggs

Kim Beggs - vocals, acoustic guitar
Bob Hamilton - vocals, standup bass
Tony Scott Pearce - concertina
Gene Brown - pedal steel
Dave Haddock - vocals
Annie Avery - Leslie Hammond B3 organ
Lonnie Powell - drums



Looking down on Union Square from here
Pigeons, seagulls fly by
Feeling sorry for we who think we so
High and mighty

People writing, staring, some visiting with
Knees touching, hearts racing
Knees touching, sun splashing down
and mixing with their love

But maybe I don’t know
I’m just sitting up here with
The birds and no bees to sting me
Maybe I don’t know
I’m just sitting up here with
The birds and no bees

The ones who sit with space
all around them with no
Knees touching, no hearts racing no
Knees touching,
They’re the ones who are a little
Lonely and scared

A man in a suit stands solitary
Is he picking his teeth
or blowing the harmonica
Either way he’s learning a part to play out-
Side the square

But maybe I don’t know
I’m just sitting up here with
The birds and no bees to sting me
Maybe I don’t know
I’m just sitting up here with
The birds and no bees

Some people looking around
and not seeing people
Looking down, looking broke,
they think they're better than
The people who work on the corner
for their daily bread

But at Union Square
we all breath the same air
Street meat vendor, coffee philosopher
Buskers, tricksters, lovers all needing the
Heat of the sun

But maybe I don’t know
I’m just sitting up here with
The birds and no bees to sting me
Maybe I don’t know
I’m just sitting up here with
The birds and no bees
The birds and no bees