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Well I didn't tell anyone but a bird flew by,
Saw what I'd done,
He set up a nest outside,
And he sang about what I'd become,
He sang so loud, he sang so clear,
I was afraid all the neighbours would hear,
So I invited him in just to reason with him,
I promised I wouldn't do it again

But he sang louder and louder inside the house,
And now I couldn't get him out,
So I trapped him under a cardboard box,
Stood on it to make it stop,
Picked up the bird and above the din,
Said that's the last song you'll ever sing,
Held him down, broke his neck,
Taught him a lesson he wouldn't forget

But in my dreams began to creep,
That old familiar tweet tweet tweet

I opened my mouth to scream and shout,
I waved my arms and flapped about,
But I couldn't scream and I couldn't shout,
Couldn't scream and I couldn't shout,
I opened my mouth to scream and shout,
I waved my arms and flapped about,
But I couldn't scream and I couldn't shout,
The song was coming from my mouth

From my mouth (x15)



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    UnregisteredSep 6, 2012 at 8:45 pm
    The bird is the conscience.. This bird inside also represents repentance and guilt she is feeling.. So a part of her wants to confess and give herself away,whilst she the singer represents the cruel,brave,secretive and guilty part of herself... This battle of character has only one casualty,the singer.. Its rely teaches that two wrongs do not make it right
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    UnregisteredSep 4, 2012 at 6:28 pm
    I think there was a myth or a fable that talked about someone that hurt a bird so he got transformed into one.
  • U
    UnregisteredAug 18, 2012 at 2:26 pm
    The bird represents fear an guilt that even she doesn't know she should be ashamed of. She is afraid if the truth or her guilt coming out. So she's hides it, but realizes it is herself who may reveal the thoughts of painful guilt.
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    UnregisteredJul 29, 2012 at 9:57 pm
    Confession is good for the soul. You need to listen to the way the last line is sung and how it is repeated. It spirals through different emotiond: shock to sadnessto acceptance to joy and euphoric release
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    UnregisteredJul 23, 2012 at 6:39 pm
    To me the meaning of bird song is the cliche "the truth will always come out. " no matter how much we try to suppress our birds, the truth, it will be shown in the light.

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