Minor Birds​​​​​​​


I am the Lesser Nighthawk

The small and quiet cousin

Somebody gave that name to me

But it never felt like me


You are the common Starling

My Belgium rustbelt darling

Whoever gave that name to you

Didn't really know you


Seems to me

We'll always be minor birds


We're not the Nile, baby,

Amazon or Congo

We're just the Ohio

But we'll make it to the sea


Now I'm the Least Sandpiper

Always the younger brother

Chased all day by the sea

That's you and me


And if we gave a damn, they'd be hurtful words

We're minor birds