"Painbirds" as written by and Mark Linkous....
Goddamn it's so very hot
Supposed to come a rain but it's not

Oh yeah
Here come the painbirds
Oh yeah
Here come the painbirds

Spiral down those hateful dears
Between our skins and burning spheres

Oh yeah
Here come the painbirds
Oh yeah
Here come the painbirds

Goddamn it's so very hot, spiral down those hateful dears
Supposed to come a rain but it's not, between our skins and burning spheres

Oh yeah
Here come the painbirds
Oh yeah
Here come the painbirds
Oh yeah
Here come the painbirds
Oh yeah


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"Painbirds" as written by Mark Linkous

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  • +2
    General CommentThis song is seeing all of the signs of something that is about to come that is going to be devastating. Instead of the cool rain that will calm everything down, the birds signal something bad on the horizon. I think the skins and burning spheres are meant as humans-- skins being obvious and spheres being red eyes. The girl in a relationship is having an issue that the man sees as ruining them both and knows it's only a matter of time...

    Here come the painbirds....

    Love this song.
    Qjasoon September 05, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe first line pops on my head very frequently , especially in days like these in a town like mine. Makes me think of that feeling of so much exhaustion that you get divided between sadness and angryness. Great song.
    albotrindadeon October 31, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI was going to use this as the starter song for a mix that I'm making... and I might just... but, anyway, yeah, I like this song. It's simple, yet expressive. Perhaps about pain and frustration...?
    xmakesherflyxon November 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLOL it's just about a very very warm day in summer.
    tools.
    Jvrson May 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationGoddamn it's so very hot
    Supposed to come a rain but it's not

    I think that the weather are putting into an emotional thing ... I guess like the sun is the good times and also the rain are kinda the hard times so this song I think it's talking that if you are expecting the worst, the worst it's coming for sure . I mean well everything is fine but I was expecting that today would be a horrible day.

    And the part : Spiral down those hateful dears
    Between our skins and burning spheres

    Maybe the other topic of the song it's about a relationship that it's kinda bipolar or something like that between the pressure of the rest, hateful dears maybe the gossips or bad desires of the rest and the second line it's more like the desire between the couple that could overcome those bad wishes of the rest.
    LuckyLighton April 08, 2013   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationThe painbirds will come like the bad times like I said if you are expecting the worst well the worst is coming for sure and it's like "yeah the problems are coming, as I tought before"
    LuckyLighton April 08, 2013   Link

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