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Thread #59618   Message #1235063
Posted By: GUEST,gonzo11
27-Jul-04 - 06:12 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: I Am the Eagle (Rhett Davis)
Subject: Lyr Add: I AM THE EAGLE (Rhett Davis)
My mom pieced together what appears to be nearly all of the song from multiple partial recordings. We're still looking for a complete good quality recording. Here are her transcribed lyrics:

I AM THE EAGLE
by Rhett Davis

There once was a silver grey fox of great beauty, who lived very deep in the wood
Afraid of the meadow where life once before had treated her worse than it should.
And to think of the mountain beyond the great meadow did surely bring fear to her heart,
For she'd heard the stories of all the great hunters and shivered and cried in the dark.
Then tired of living a life in dark shadows, the fox ventured out in the light
And rejoiced at the sound and the smell of the meadow while keeping her shelter in sight.
Then all at once such a fear overcame her as a shadow passed over the sun
And as she heard the cry of the great hunting eagle, she knew it was over and done.

CHORUS: For I am the eagle, the sweet soaring eagle, I've come to take you away
High up the mountains and sparkling blue rivers and show you the place where I stay.
Please do not fear me for I will not harm you no matter what others may say.
For though it is true that our lives should not mingle, I'm in need of some friendship today.

Though she didn't know why, she accepted the offer and reluctantly climbed on his back
And the woods and the meadow were left far behind her. It seemed she would never get back.
Then the fox sensed a yearning deep within the great eagle and she felt something stirring her too.
Could she, a fox, fall in love with the eagle, could he fall in love with her too?
Could this eagle be lonely and searching for someone to help him rule his domain?
Had he ever had someone to love and protect him and bring him in out of the rain?
And the eagle spoke soft and his words were a wonder, in a voice touched with sadness it seemed
Even though I must hunt in the name of survival, I need not kill all that I see.

CHORUS ENDING WITH TWO EXTRA LINES:

I've need of some friendship today
I've need of some love today (sung very slowly).