"Songbird" as written by and Christine Mcvie....
For you, there'll be no more crying.
For you, the sun will be shining.
And I feel that when I'm with you,
It's alright, I know it's right.

To you, I'll give the world.
To you, I'll never be cold.
'Cause I feel that when I'm with you,
It's alright, I know it's right.

And the songbirds are singing, like they know the score.
And I love you, I love you, I love you, like never before.

And I wish you all the love in the world.
But most of all, I wish it from myself.

And the songbirds keep singing, like they know the score
And I love you, I love you, I love you
Like never before, like never before, like never before.


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"Songbird" as written by Christine Mcvie

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    General CommentI think this is a beautiful love song, sung by a woman to the man she considers the love of her life.

    "For you, they'll be no more crying
    For you, the sun will be shining"

    She wishes that her lover experiences no pain. That he has only sunshine. Only happiness. She believes that the sun actually SHINES for him. That his presence makes glorious things occur.

    "I feel that when I'm with you,
    it's alright, I know it's right"

    When she is by his side she feels at peace. She thinks they were meant for each other.

    "To you, I'll give the world,
    To you, I'll never be cold"

    They have been through so much together. She loves him so much that she wants him to know she'd give him anything in her power. They have previously hurt each other and she realizes how awful this is for both of them. She now feels complete trust and vows never to hurt him intentionally again.

    "Cause I feel that when I am with you,
    it's alright, I know it's right"

    Again, she is saying that she feels so good when she is near him. Everything is "alright" when she is by his side.

    "And the songbirds are singing like they know the score,
    And I love you, I love you, I love you, Like never before"

    Their love was written in the stars. It was meant to happen. The songbirds are singing about it! Her love for this man just keeps growing. She loves him "like never before". She has never loved someone (other than a child) this much.

    "And I wish you all the love in the world,
    but most of all I wish it from myself"

    She is saying that she would give him everything. All of the love in the world, if she could. She is also trying to give him all of the love from herself because it hurts her so much to care for someone this deeply.

    "And the songbirds are singing like they know the score,
    and I love you, I love you, I love you, like never before"

    No matter what happens in her life, she wants him to know that she loves him "like never before". She not only loves him more and more, but she has never been through anything like this in her life. She has experienced an incredible awakening, because of this love.


    postmortemon July 06, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentQuite possibly the most romantic song ever written. The thought that a man could deserve to have a song written for him like this is amazing.

    Christine McVeigh, I love your work.
    malachiconstanton May 07, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI dunno, I prefer this version a lot more than Eva\'s
    It\'s more simple, it sounds more pure, know what I mean? Eva\'s sounds much more drawn out ... yeh
    I love this song, it\'s so sweet and romantic
    niennaon April 23, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe most beautiful song in the world.
    LontanoDagliOcchion July 14, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentPossibly one of the most beautifully simple, and pure, love songs ever written.
    mtmooreon March 25, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentA real classy song, comparing it to a James blunt song may be a little premature, how can any song today be compared to a song that came out on one of the greatest albums ever (rumors)?
    dynox9on November 29, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI don't know why but I always pictured this song as being about a break-up, with "There'll be no crying for you, The sun will be shining for you" being about how she doesn't want it to be sad, or for either of them to be unhappy and "The songbirds will be singing like they know the score" about how only the birds seem to know what's been said between them, and about the break-up.

    But after reading the other comments it does make more sense it being about a good relationship!
    josie713sgon September 14, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI agree with Josie713sg, this is a goodbye, letting-go song. The final line "I wish you all the love in the world, but most of all I wish it from myself" implying he will *not* be getting love only from her.

    It's a very sad, a very loving, and the most *generous* goodbye song I know of.
    Bob Steinon April 10, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentChristie McVie sings this beautiful love song from the heart. Makes me cry every time I hear it. I have lived this song only to have it end in a tragic accident. Never to be found again.
    sweetie1054on March 15, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is one of the most beautiful songs ever written.

    and it doesnt matter who performs it better in which way.

    this song can have so many meanings, it can be seen as positive or negative. but that's what makes good music and great lyrics.

    i personally believe this song is about a woman who loves her man dearly and who she wishes the best for, but she doesnt feel that she gets the same.

    the sun is shining for him, the birds are singing for him. and he cant or doesnt give that to her. so she wishes love for him but most of all for herself so that she can experience all the beautiful things he gets through her love.
    herchenmon August 02, 2011   Link

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