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Sparrow on The Schoolyard Wall Lyrics

from Catfish Rising

"Sparrow on The Schoolyard Wall" is track #8 on the album Catfish Rising. It was written by Ian Anderson.
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Alright

You want to be a bookworm?
Yeah, you wanna be aloof?
You wanna sit in judgment
Looking down from the roof?

Try a wee sensation
But first you have to wanna join in

You should be, should be raging down the freeway
With some friends from the mall
Don't stay forever in your limbo, fly before you fall
Little sparrow on the schoolyard wall
Little sparrow on the wall, yeah

So dress a little dangerous
Yes and modify your walk
There's nothing wrong with sparrows
But try to be a sparrow hawk

Hunting in the evening
And floating in the heat in the day

You might, might acquire some predatory instinct
Do the wolf pack crawl?
Don't stay forever in your limbo, fly before you fall
Little sparrow on the schoolyard wall
Little sparrow on the wall

Well, I don't wanna be your daddy
Don't wanna be your engineer of sin
And I don't wanna play the piper here
I'm only banging on a mandolin
And anyway, you're just a little sparrow
On the schoolyard wall, alright

There's nothing wrong with learning
And nothing wrong with your books
So exercise some judgment
Too much broth can spoil the cook

Feel a little sensation
And know when it's time to join in

You should be, should be raging down the freeway
With some friends from the mall
Don't stay forever in your limbo, fly before you fall, before you fall
Little sparrow on the schoolyard, the schoolyard wall

Little sparrow on the schoolyard wall
Little sparrow on the schoolyard wall
Little sparrow on the schoolyard wall
Little sparrow on the schoolyard

Songwriters
IAN ANDERSON

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