I realized the other day that I have a handful of songs that make reference to cranes and similar water birds in their lyrics, and for whatever weird reason, the different lyrical depictions is kind of intriguing. I'm kind of interested in making a crane mix or something. I might burn it and give it to my mother with a pretty CD cover image, because she likes cranes and herons and such.
Some examples of what I have:
"long-necked birds flying out of the moonlight" ("Sins of my Father," Tom Waits)
"whooping cranes and wooden beams; great white wings beating in an attic, in a house" ("Augustine," Patrick Wolf)
"every time I open my window, cranes fly in and terrorize me" ("Burning Beard," Clutch)
Anybody have songs that mention cranes (however briefly) that they might donate?