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If you're the bird
Whenever we pretend it's summer
Then I'm the worm
I know the part, it's such a bummer
But fair is fair
If my segments get separated
I'll scream
And you'll be there.

Close your eyes
(Close my eyes)
Slide the cotton off of your shoulder
And feel the shine
(Feel the shine)
I'm hooked so toss me over,
And cast a line
(Well I'll try)
Oh throw a party and greet my undersea friends
(It depends)
As they arrive
(If they arrive)

You and I left our troubles far behind
(Troubles far behind)
But I still have just one more question on my mind
For all my pals who live in all the oceans and the seas
With friends like these, well, who needs enemies?

Da dat dah da da da da da da dat dah

If I'm your boy
Let's take a short cut we remember
And we'll enjoy
Pickin' apples in late September
Like we've done for years
Then we'll take a long walk through the corn field
And I'll kiss you between the ears

If you're my girl
Swirl me around your room with feeling
And as we twirl
The glow in the dark stars on your ceiling
Will shine for us
As love sweeps over the room
Cause we tend to make each other blush
(You make me blush)

You and I left our troubles far behind
(Troubles far behind)
But I still have just one more question on my mind
For all my pals who live in all the oceans and the seas
With fronds like these, well who needs anemones?

You're the bird, I'm the worm,
And it's plain to see
That we were meant to be

We were meant to be
(Da dat dah da da da da da da dat dah)
We were meant to be
If you're the bird
If you're the bird
Then I'm the worm
We were meant to be



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    lacefaceNov 24, 2009 at 5:54 pm
    this is just like alot of owl city's songs that doesn't really make much sense. i still love the songs, but sometimes i think he just writes cool little phrases. this is mostly shown in the song rainbow veins. the part of this song that does make sense is talking about how him and his girlfriend love each other and love being together(:
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    Taylor_WilderDec 27, 2009 at 2:00 pm
    i think its just cute as well, but the phrase 'the bird and the worm is awesome. he is talking about how he and this girl couldn't be more oppposites but they are perfect for eachother.
    or he is showing that he and his girl are always together...
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    Wongin8rNov 30, 2009 at 5:25 pm
    I feel this song is about that he still has friends and wants more peace, judging by the line: "who needs enemies" and he still loves his girlfriend, and they have been together, or have known each other for a long time, according to "Pickin' apples in late Septmeber like we've done for years," while still keeping the cute element by saying as though it's a flashback when he mentions the glow-in-the-dark stars.
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    UnregisteredJun 21, 2012 at 12:06 pm
    My favorite song at owl city :)
    i love adam young because my best friend and... Who people her love. Hahaha... :d
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    UnregisteredJan 12, 2012 at 4:15 pm
    I feel like adam is singing about being in love and just having a good time. And not really worrying about anyhing else except each other.

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