"I Know Where the Canaries and Crows Go" as written by and Morgan Henderson Mark Gajadhar....
Why can't we let our mouths devour each other? Why can't we turn those miles into inches, letters into breath, years into seconds? (We always said we'd return to the candy coated jungle.) we always said that we would return to see what kind of orchid our heart seeds grew. I know where the canaries go. I know where the crows go. So pick up the fucking phone. I sent you a letter just the other day my friend, It said "tonight my body is crucified across the carcus that our love grew. Tonight black feathers float from the sky like it's raining lies. Tonight my lungs are hanging from a telephone wire, choking on the broken digits of a dial tone. (Tonight telephone booths and trucks gawk as my ribcage snaps and snarls like a venus fly trap.) Where did our hearts go? Where did our hearts go? Where did the crows go? Our mouths are limp mouths. We said we'd return for our petrified hearts put our name to the parchment made a pact in the dark. Guaze gagged beaks may pump and beat but sealed inside are secrets screaming to speak, (So open up your chest and let the birds free. so meet me under the deserted desert tree. We'll eat sand crumpets and drink cactus tea, well pretend this dirt is sea.) We ate the white from the wedding, ate the sheets from the bedding, ate the smiles off our children, ate the leather off our birth skin. Have we wasted our whole lives sucking candy coated bullets from the chemical gun? Every car that passes on this crooked highway bears your face on it's grill. Every headlight casts your shadow onto my open hear vigil. I know where the canaries go. I know where the crows go. They go into fucking skeletons.



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    General CommentWhuddafuck? SOMEONE COMMENT ON THIS SONG!!!! It's effin awesome! I see the blood brothers on tuesday in San Diego =]
    BrightEyedNightmareon June 26, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI'll be there! These Arms Are Snakes are playing also =)
    -Kitch-on June 26, 2003   Link
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    General Commentim going to that show too, ive seem them 2 times before, both at the scene
    Hugs4rmboyson July 01, 2003   Link
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    General CommentWe said we'd return for our petrified hearts put our name to the parchment made a pact in the dark. Guaze gagged beaks may pump and beat but sealed inside are secrets screaming to speak, (So open up your chest and let the birds free. so meet me under the deserted desert tree. We'll eat sand crumpets and drink cactus tea, well pretend this dirt is sea.)


    I love that part!
    xperiwinklexmothxon July 02, 2003   Link
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    General Commentto me this is about a relationship ending, and how every good thing ends. it seems a lot of blood brothers songs are about dispelling misconceptions. peeling the leather off this birth skin, candy coating, "i know where the crows go. they go into fucking skeletons" where nothing is every as good as it seems.
    matteyeson June 04, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"Why can't we let our mouths devour each other? Why can't we turn those miles into inches, letters into breath, years into seconds?"

    best intro ever...
    Sharpieon June 05, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think it's also about the environment, and how everything is slowely dying [like forests and shit like that]and..."I know where the canaries go. I know where the crows go. They go into fucking skeletons." Just made me think of like, them going to back into the wild and then it being destroyed, so they're basically fucked either way, and going back to where they came is like walking right into death.

    Eh.
    Plus, The Blood Brothers sing a lot about the environment, it just kindof fit with the lyrics.
    weepel9on February 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree with Sharpie that the intro was awesome.
    weepel9on February 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think it's also about the environment, and how everything is slowely dying [like forests and shit like that]and..."I know where the canaries go. I know where the crows go. They go into fucking skeletons." Just made me think of like, them going to back into the wild and then it being destroyed, so they're basically fucked either way, and going back to where they came is like walking right into death.

    Eh.
    Plus, The Blood Brothers sing a lot about the environment, it just kindof fit with the lyrics.
    weepel9on February 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about religion.

    The canaries are people who will, according to Christianity, get into Heaven, while the crows are off to Hell.

    "They go into fucking skeletons" is really supposed to be "so pick up the fucking phone." But if you were to take the skeleton meaning, it still makes sense if they're saying that there is no Heaven or Hell. Just Earth.

    "Where did the crows go?" - Jordan is saying with this that instead of helping people come to "God," they're rejecting them for being nonbelievers. Instead of "Where" they went, think "Why."
    PianoIslandArsoniston March 11, 2006   Link

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