Song written by Johnny Rotten especially for Kate Bush. She rejected the song and didn’t record it.
Johnny Rotten about ‘Bird In Hand’
I love and adore Kate Bush, I’ve always been a fan of hers. I almost worked with her once. I was obviously just a tad too on the crazy side. She asked me to put some song ideas together. I did and it was about rescuing parrots from the parrot trade in Brazil. I called it Bird In Hand. She said, ‘Um, not what I had in mind, John!’ I think she was looking for a ballad. The right idea but the wrong time, maybe.
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