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Some birds were meant to fly but fear the great unknown,
while some birds will take to flight to find a better home.
Of the ones who fly away and reach the great beyond,
those will never hesitate to fly where they belong.

When I was a younger man, younger than the one I am,
I held a bird inside my hand and let it slip away.
In the years that followed since, I tried and failed in my attempt
to find another counterfeit, but none were quite the same.

Some birds, some birds were never meant to cage.

Now I am much older than the foolish boy I was back then
who loosely held within his hand the bird that flew away.
Now it seems I’ve come to find possibly the choice was mine
to free the bird before the time it settled for the cage.

Some birds, some birds were never meant to stay.
Some birds, some birds were never meant to cage.

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from Before the Bright Lights, released July 15, 2016

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Anthony Quails Chattanooga, Tennessee

Anthony Quails masters the classic genre of old-time country story-telling. Weaving personal and patriotic history, Anthony’s new album Before the Bright Lights presents a set of Americana parables meant to marry our very real existence with transcending spiritual truths. These are real, tangible, simple stories that are meant to resonate and inspire in the deepest places. ... more

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