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The way I feel is like a robin
Whose babes have flown to come no more
A tall oak tree alone and cryin'
When the birds have flown and the nest is bare
Now a woman Lord is like a young bird
And the tall oak tree is a young man's heart
Among it's boughs you'll find her nesting
When the nights are cool she's warm and dry

Your coat of green will protect her
Her wings will grow your love will too
But all too soon your mighty branches
Will cease to hold her she'll fly from you

Now the way I feel is like a robin
Whose babes have flown to come no more
A tall oak tree alone and cryin'
When the birds have flown and the nest is bare
When the birds have flown and the nest is bare



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    UnregisteredMay 20, 2012 at 6:53 pm
    A young relationship changes and grows out of the grasp of the young man, even the branches cannot stop it from ending.
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    holly327Nov 12, 2009 at 12:37 am
    Having seen my own Babes fly the nest, the feeling of void & longing is overwhelming, and the love that a young man feels for a woman turning to despair when she can no longer stay with him, that is the meaning of this to me.

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