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Word came through in a letter,
One of us changing our minds.
You won't need to guess who, since I usually do,
Not send letters to me that are mine.

Told you I saw this coming,
That I'd practically packed up my things.
Was glad at the time that I'd said I was fine but,
All honesty knows, I wasn't ready, no.

And so here we go bluebird,
Back to the sky on your own.
Oh let him go bluebird,
Ready to fly,
You and I,
Here we go.
Here we go.

This pair of wings worn and rusted,
From too many years by my side,
They can carry me swear to be,
Sturdy and strong but see,
Turning them on still means goodbye.

And so here we go bluebird,
Gather your strength and rise up.
Oh let him go bluebird.
Oh let him go bluebird.
Oh let him go bluebird.
Ready to fly,
You and I,
Here we go.
Here we go...



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    UnregisteredJun 10, 2012 at 12:08 am
    The bluebird is the singer's heart, which is having to let go of someone and be free again- the after affect of a break up.
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    UnregisteredSep 5, 2012 at 3:41 am
    I think it's about the girl breaking up with someone - she warned him that she would leave when it becomes too serious. Though she didn't want to let him go, she just couldn't give the same commitment.
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    UnregisteredJan 19, 2012 at 8:07 am
    Part of me believes that she is making reference to her heart in some way by telling 'bluebird' to gather strength and let him go.
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    UnregisteredDec 20, 2011 at 10:56 am
    I think it means that the man in this story was breaking up with her. She pretended she was fine and knew that it was coming. But she decided it was a new chance to "fly away" from the relationship
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    UnregisteredDec 15, 2011 at 4:54 am
    In my opinion (and of course i can only define it for myself) this song is about an ending relationship, and the freedoms and possibilities available if you allow it to end. It is beautiful and sad but retains a hopeful undertone, that we can all "rise up" as we "fly away" from a relationship

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