New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Click the blue-colored lyrics to read explanations.
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.

How the hell does a broken heart
Get back together when it's torn apart
And teach itself to start beating again


This little bluebird
Came looking for you
I said that I hadn't seen you
In quite some time!

This
little Bluebird
She came looking again
I said we weren't even friends
She could have you

Don't you think it was hard,
I didn't even say that you died
But it wouldn't have been such a lie
'Cause then I started to cry

This little bluebird
Sure won't give it a rest
She swears that you may be
Better than all the rest

I said no no no
You've got it all wrong
If he was something special
I wouldn't have this song


Don't you think it was hard,
I didn't even say that you died
But it wouldn't have been such a lie
'Cause then I started to cry

How the hell does a broken heart
Get back together when it's torn apart
Teach itself to start beating again


What if when she comes over
I am in your arms
Taking all I want from you again
Ba ba ba ba, ba ba ba ba ba

How the hell does a broken heart
Get back together when it's torn apart
Teach itself to start beating again

How the hell does a broken heart
Get back together when it's torn apart
Teach itself to start beating again
Beating again

This little bluebird
Don't come 'round here anymore
So I went looking for her
And I found you



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/c/christina_perri/bluebird.html

Correct | Due to the difficulties with automatic merging of existing explanations and users' corrections we've disabled this function for a while. If you've found any mistake, use "Report" form. Sorry for the inconvience. Report

Please input the reason why these lyrics are bad:

songmeaningsPost my meaning

  • U
    0
    UnregisteredJul 21, 2012 at 5:01 am
    It's about christina perri and her boyfriend broke up. Then she and her friend fighting over him, so christina is trying to forget him for her friend although she trult loves him. Then her friend had him and they broke up and christina found her ex waiting for her after breaking up with her friend
  • U
    0
    UnregisteredJul 3, 2012 at 7:43 pm
    I'm the same person who commented earlier... 7/3 2:20 pm

    In relation to the difference of bluebirds from humans... Mating for humans is specifically for lovers or couples who are legally married. For those couples who exchanged married vows in front of the altar. Making love is sacred and should be between couples who are truly in love with each other.
  • U
    0
    UnregisteredJul 3, 2012 at 6:20 pm
    Good search about bluebirds... The difference of the bluebirds from the humans is they have to mate to many bluebirds for their species to survive and be alive on this planet. Unlike the humans they know what is morally right from wrong. In general, humans mate because of love for each other and not specifically for purpose of procreation. But of course, any gender of the human race has a choice to select the mate they want to procreate with and spend their life with forever. In reality, two persons who gave their hearts to each other would make their union forever unlike the bluebirds.
  • U
    0
    UnregisteredJul 1, 2012 at 11:15 pm
    I have listened to this song at least 50 times trying to figure it out... And now i think i have.. I went on google and did a search for "bluebird mating habits"... And this is what i found:
    avian ecologists have found that eastern bluebirds display unusual mating habits which may explain the social behavior of many songbirds. They have also confirmed that the eastern bluebird is among the north american birds known to be socially monogamous but genetically polyandrous and polygynous.

    Eastern bluebirds were once believed to be monogamous birds. But many scientists have discovered that they no longer stick to just one mate. The females may be socially monogamous but they are capable of mating with more than one male bird. Sometimes, they even have several broods from different mates. In fact, broods sired by different males are said to grow healthier and therefore, have a good chance of surviving.

    Dna testing has confirmed that female bluebirds tend to multiply their mate. A research showed that 19 percent of bluebird chicks were not related to their supposedly fathers and 30 to 60 percent of individual nests contain babies from more than one male mate. Studies have also found that male bluebirds may have more than one nest and one mate. Eggs in one nest may not necessarily mean that they had the same father.

    The female eastern bluebird’s habit of multiplying her mates is said to be beneficial rather than detrimental in many situations. One reason points to the fact that females normally do not have a chance of seeing all available mates before picking a mate. So if a female selects a mate from a limited group, a better mate might come by the following day. Another reason for multiply mating is that the chosen mate may not have the best territory or the best site to build a nest. Or the male that is most helpful may not have the best genes for battling parasites. Other studies have different explanations like the female bluebirds mate with other males in the hope of finding a responsible partner to care for her young notably when her original mate leaves the nest for a long time.

    As for the males, they practice various strategies especially the floaters or those males that do not have their own territory. The options of these male bluebirds are to share a female with another male, challenge a male for his territory or replace a male that has died or left the nest for good. The adult survival rate is said to be low among bluebirds thus, many females become widowed or deserted by their mates early on.

    A female eastern bluebird may produce two broods in one breeding season. In this case, the first nest usually starts in the early part of spring while the second nest starts in summer.
  • U
    0
    UnregisteredJun 22, 2012 at 1:12 am
    I think the meaning of "bluebird" is about a girl finding out that her boyfriend was cheating on her and they break up. She still loves the guy, but he moved on to another girl. Then when he breaks up with that other girl to be with her again she doesn't know if she should trust him not to break her heart again.

    Write about your feelings and thoughts

    Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
    U
    Unregistered
    Min 50 words
    Not bad
    Good
    Awesome!
    Explain

    Write an explanation

    Your explanation
    Add image by pasting the URLBoldItalicLink
    10 words
    Good
    Cool
    Awesome!
    Explanation guidelines:
    • Describe what artist is trying to say in a certain line, whether it's personal feelings, strong statement or something else.
    • Provide song facts, names, places and other worthy info that may give readers a perfect insight on the song's meaning.
    • Add links, pictures and videos to make your explanation more appealing. Provide quotes to support the facts you mention.
    Before you get started, be sure to check out these explanations created by our users: good, very good, great.
    ×