The price of envy

.

He takes off to the s k y,

Spreads his wings

But, oh no,

Fate plays a cruel joke on him

And he falls , down

Down , down

D

O

W

N

To the ground

.

He gets u p

Believing in dreams

fantasies

"If I believe my dreams will come true,"

He says

"I could be t h e m"

{ Oh poor little bird }

.

A new day comes

A new opportunity

He takes off once more

{-Spread your wings little bird!}

F l y!

You can do it!

Fate never was a fan of dreams

He falls

Falling, falling

F

A

L

L

I

I

N

G

To the ground once more

The hard, hard ground

He picks himself up

"Dreaming can take you only half way"

He says

"I can be t h e m"

{You poor little bird}

.

The sun rises in the east

He wakes up

"This is my chance!"

He steadies himself

Come on now!

You can do it!

Fly!

He jumps

Spreads out his wing

And falls

Falling, falling

F

A

L

L

I

N

G

To the ground

once more

.

With spirits crushed

Wings broken

{ dreams broken }

And beliefs ruthlessly stepped on

He looks to the sky

He sees t h e m

H i g h up in the air

Reaching the stars

Dreaming dreams

Oh so happy

He sneers

He looks to them with e n v y

Spite

Yes , little bird , hate them!

Punish them for their happiness!

"Dreams will take you nowhere"

He says

With a hint of desperation he adds

"But if I try I could still be them"

{ I pity you little bird }

.

A new day shines upon him

He tries once more with his broken wings

Oh so broken

He closes his eyes

And walks to his d e a t h

Fate leans eagerly in his seat

{ Don't do it little bird! }

"One more step"

Death says

He's on the edge of the cliff

"I shall be them!"

He declares

{ You foolish little bird }

.

He spreads out his wings

"I can do it!"

But Fate has always loved jokes

And the little bird falls

Falling, falling

F

A

L

L

I

N

Down, d o w n

D

O

W

N

to his death

{ You never were wise little bird }

"I must be t h e m"

he says with his dying breath

.

Oh, little bird,

what foolishness have you done

you shall never fly

because, honey

you shall never be t h e m

{ Come on! }

Spread your o w n wings

Lose your m a s k

Dream your o-w-n-d-r-e-a-m-s

paint your own fantasy

and live your o w n l i f e

be yourself little bird!

because, darling, you can be better than t h e m

F I N