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The willow it weeps today
A breeze from the distance is calling your name
Unfurl your black wings and wait
Across the horizon it's coming to sweep you away
It's coming to sweep you away

[Chorus:]
Let the wind carry your home
Blackbird fly away
May you never be broken again

The fragile cannot endure
The wrecked and the jaded a place so impure
The static of this cruel world
Cause some birds to fly long before they've seen their day
Long before they've seen their day

[Chorus:]
Let the wind carry your home
Blackbird fly away
May you never be broken again

Beyond the suffering you've known
I hope you find your way
May you never be broken again

Ascend may you find no resistance
Know that you made such a difference
All you leave behind will live to the end
The cycle of suffering goes on
But memories of you stay strong
Someday I too will fly and find you again

[Chorus:]
Let the wind carry your home
Blackbird fly away
May you never be broken again

Beyond the suffering you've known
I hope you find your way
May you never be broken again
May you never be broken again



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    bluelightSep 12, 2008 at 3:41 am
    This song sums up loss of someone close. When I un expectly lost my 2 day old daughter this song summed up the raw emotions my wife and I had. The willow is the family, the first verse is about the unforseen un expected, Doctor saying "there is a problem with your daughters heart", the second verse is about acceptance, she was fragile and she could not endure this world perfect as she was, the third verse is about letting go, she showed us that we could love as parents, holding your own baby is so unique, and the memories of her are always strong, even now and we will join her again one day when it is our time to fly. She will never be broken again.
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    OutsiderVen23May 26, 2008 at 4:20 pm
    This song has a couple meaning for me.

    1) It is about a friend of yours dying and you are talking about him/her as a blackbird.
    2) It is about a friend being free, and your saying one day you will fly and see them again.
    3) It's about how life is so cruel to you or a friend; to me this world is so cruel as I am always in pain from LOVE
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    UnregisteredAug 8, 2012 at 12:02 am
    Dude watch a few live performances of this song and you'll hear myles say its about a friend of his who either passed or(i'm pretty sure) opted out. But the song can have various meanings depending on the listener. The song is definately about death, and it reminds me of my grampa who recently died from lung cancer and various other ailments. He was in pain the last 10 years of his life and had trouble breathing for longer. He pretty much took my fathers place after he bailed when i was really young, so this song means a lot to me atleast. Theres no way this song isnt about someone who suffered and died
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    guitarater09Dec 12, 2008 at 3:05 am
    this song sounds like it is talking about someone who has been through a lot of suffering and is finally finding freedom. The Blackbird is this person. I think the 'flying away' is symbolizing freedom from this world because it can be so cruel. 'Flying away' also could mean death, and the person who died probably died really young because in the song it says, "The static of this cruel world Cause some birds to fly long before they've seen their day." The willow that weeps in the first line could be the people close to this person that are crying over their loss. "Let the wind carry you home, may you never be broken again" is the peace that the Blackbird will have when it flys away. LEE X-POZZ CHEEHUU!!!

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    guitarater09Dec 12, 2008 at 3:04 am
    this song sounds like it is talking about someone who has been through a lot of suffering and is finally finding freedom. The Blackbird is this person. I think the 'flying away' is symbolizing freedom from this world because it can be so cruel. 'Flying away' also could mean death, and the person who died probably died really young because in the song it says, "The static of this cruel world Cause some birds to fly long before they've seen their day." The willow that weeps in the first line could be the people close to this person that are crying over their loss. "Let the wind carry you home, may you never be broken again" is the peace that the Blackbird will have when it flys away.


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