A Song for Mockingbird

Natalie Cressman (part of the Trey Anastasio Band) and Mike Bono have graciously written and recorded a song about music education for the Mockingbird Foundation, for which we are extremely grateful and which we are excited to debut. Hear the track on Soundcloud, or via the following frame, after which lyrics follow.

TEACH ME

I never knew quite how to turn the noise around
To cast a meaning glow, to paint with sound

Help me spin the trials of my heart into good
Into potent tunes, easily understood

To speak my mind without a word
Cascades of sound you’ve never heard
To sing my story clear as a bird
All I need is you to teach me

Tones with truth reach past any one tongue
Felt and repeated by everyone

Shape and build me up note by note
Bring my ear to blossom with all you wrote

I’ll speak my mind without a word
Cascades of sound you’ve never heard
I’ll sing my story clear as a bird
All I need is you to teach me

Standing on your shoulders I see
All that was out of reach

What you give, all you pass on,
Bring journeys that never cease

I’ll speak my mind without a word
Cascades of sound you’ve never heard
I’ll sing my story clear as a bird
All I need is you to teach me

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