My Bertie

by Juliana Lustenader

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Fly away my Bertie
I will see you in the morning
Way above the deep blue sea and grassy knolls
Fly away my Bertie
I will meet you at the pearly gates
Where we’ll fall into the arms of a man
Who will save our souls
Into the arms of an aged man
Who will save our souls

Mary’s mother always said “My dove,
If you find yourself a flightless love,
Don’t let it sink you down into the sea.
Find yourself a lover
Who will let you hover
Over clouds of endless possibility.”

Mary took those words to heart
But when she started
Looking for her man he never showed his face
Instead Mary found a friend
A pretty girl to any end
Who was filled with the love and with the grace

Fly away my Bertie
I will see you in the morning
Way above the deep blue sea and grassy knolls
Fly away my Bertie
I will meet you at the pearly gates
Where we’ll fall into the arms of a man
Who will save our souls
Into the arms of an aged man
Who will save our souls

Mary and her friend would stay
Together every night and day
Others in the town couldn’t see why
But Mary knew that what she found
Was someone who could lift her off the ground
And hover her over sea and sky

Mary’s mother soon found out you see
And forbid her purest Mary
To ever see that wicked girl again
Mary’s heart was broken
But a vow was spoken
To put to end the suffering and pain

Fly away my Bertie
I will see you in the morning
Way above the deep blue sea and grassy knolls
Fly away my Bertie
I will meet you at the pearly gates
Where we’ll fall into the arms of a man
Who will save our souls
Into the arms of an aged man
Who will save our souls

Mary’s mother found her child
Hanging still within the wild
From a tree that someone once had carved into
Cut deep into the bark
Was an image of a flying lark
Not one but two

Fly away my Bertie
I will see you in the morning
Way above the deep blue sea and grassy knolls
Fly away my Bertie
I will meet you at the pearly gates
Where we’ll fall into the arms of a man
Who will save our souls
Into the arms of an aged man
Who will save our souls

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released January 3, 2016

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