Sally's Pigeons



Written by Cyndi Lauper, Mary Chapin Carpenter
Produced by Cyndi Lauper and Junior Vasquez
Recorded by P. Dennis Mitchell & William Wittman
Mixed by William Wittman
Additional production by William Wittman
Additional arrangement by Peter Wood

Release Information



Director: Cyndi Lauper
Executive Producer: John Diaz
Producer: T'Boo Dalton
DP: Christophe Lanzenberg
Editor: Walter Schlomann
May be found on Twelve Deadly Cyns... And Then Some video.


When I was eight I had a friend

With a pirate smile

Make believe and play pretend

We were innocent and wild

Hopped a fence and slammed the gate

Running down my alleyway

In time to watch Sally's pigeons fly


We loved to watch them dive and soar

Circle in the sky

Free as a bird from three to four

And never knowing why

Neighbors pulled their wash back in

Put away my Barbie and Ken

Look out overhead

While Sally's pigeons fly


I had a fool's confidence

That the world had no boundaries

But instincts and common sense

Come in different quantities


My heart began to

Skip to the beat

Of the boy next door

She had her eye across the street

On someone shy and tall

We lived our dreams

And challenged fate

In tears she told me she was late

And Sally let his pigeons out to fly...


On the dresser sits a frame

With a photograph

Two little girls in ponytails

Some twenty one years back

She left one night with just a nod

Was lost from some back alley job

I close my eyes and Sally's pigeons fly

She never saw those birds again

And me, I can't remember when

A pirate smile hasn't made me cry

I close my eyes

And Sally's pigeons fly...


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Music (controlled and administered by EMI April Music Inc.) (ASCAP)

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