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Hear Sean Lennon, Willow Smith’s ‘Bird Song,’ Co-Written By Carrie Fisher

“The lyrics she wrote with me I think are marvelous,” singer says of song “about staying up too late and hearing the birds sing”

Hear Sean Lennon, Willow Smith's 'Bird Song,' Co-Written By Carrie Fisher

Sean Lennon has unveiled his new "Bird Song," a track co-written with Carrie Fisher that he recorded with Willow Smith following the actress' death.

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Sean Lennon unveiled a new track called  “Bird Song,” which was co-written by the late Carrie Fisher. Lennon recorded the song with Willow Smith following the actress’ death.

“Carrie and I wrote this song years ago. When she died I just felt I had to record it,” Lennon wrote on Soundcloud. “This is only a demo unmixed, we only had a few hours to record it. But the lyrics she wrote with me I think are marvelous. Carrie and I used to stay up til dawn chatting and pontificating about life. They were my best moments. Anyway … we wrote a song about staying up too late and hearing the birds sing. Willow Smith is a prodigal angel and was generous enough to lend her golden voice to this little tune.”

On the piano ballad, which shares a striking resemblance to the Beatles’ “Because,” Lennon sings, “It’s all so wrong/ To greet the dawn/ The birds sing that awful song saying/ ‘You don’t belong here!'”

Following the death of Fisher and her mother, actress Debbie Reynolds, Sean Lennon penned a tribute to Fisher, calling her “one of the best and closest friends I’ve ever had in my life.”

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“You meant more to me than just friend or family; I feel that you were part of me … [R]egarding the trials and tribulations of being a son or daughter of celebrities, no one helped or inspired me more than Carrie Fisher,” he wrote.


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