New Song for Harper Lee

Posted by on Feb 19, 2016

RIP Harper Lee. Thank you.

Innocent babies come into this world
Singing their little hearts out
Daddy says it’s a sin to kill mockingbirds
Now I don’t have any doubt

Empathy can be a good holy thing
To what pain some hard lives are bound
But you’ll have to climb inside somebody’s skin
Go in and walk all around

It’s an old town. It’s a tired old town.
It’s a burning hot summer to bear
Daddy says it’s a sin to kill mockingbirds
and I hear one singing up there

You could be crippled by cruelty I’ve heard
And I’ve known a few who have lost
Their minds and their spirits to sorrow and hurt
They walk like they’re bearing the cross

It’s an old town. It’s a tired old town.
In the glare of the midsummer heat
Daddy says it’s a sin to kill mockingbirds
I think one just fell at my feet

Innocence lost, Experience gained
Into the arms of the pain
Some understand it’s a balancing act
While others look down in their shame

Daddy will do what we need him to do
He is the rock of our souls
He tried to show us the ways of the world
Sometimes get out of control

It’s an old town. It’s a tired old town.
Few know the right from the wrong
Daddy says it’s a sin to kill mockingbirds
But I’ll bust out singing ‘fore long

it’s a Sin by Will Kimbrough, 2015
https://youtu.be/0Ax28Ejrx2A