"Hundreds of sparrows" as written by and Mark Linkous....
Every hair on your head is counted
You are worth hundreds of sparrows
The tree you planted has become fecund
With kamikaze hummingbirds

Wings of hundreds of beats per second
Of people whose wings are just a blur
Afraid our eyes might become impaled
By their sharp and tiny beaks

I'm so sorry
My spirit's rarely in my body
It wanders through the dry country
Looking for a good place to rest
Your head upon my chest
And I can feel the pillow of your breast

You are worth hundreds of sparrows


Lyrics submitted by twitty

"Hundreds of Sparrows" as written by Mark Linkous

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Hundreds of Sparrows song meanings
Add your thoughts

11 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +4
    General Commentinteresting

    Luke 12:6-7 NIV
    "Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don't be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows."

    girlintheyellowcoaton June 04, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General Commenti ran across a bible verse today (not the obvious one) and immediately thought of this song. given the other seemingly biblical influences in this amazing song, it seems pretty likely to me that Mark had run across the same verse. Let me know what you think.

    compare:

    "I'm so sorry
    my spirit's rarely in my body
    it wanders through the dry country
    looking for a good place to rest"

    with

    "When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none." (Matthew 12:43 KJV)

    fredwardjaydavieson March 22, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song.
    its simple and beautiful. it reminds me of these verses in the bible that talk about how in gods eyes you are worth hundreds of sparrows.
    just a beatiful song.
    sevenatenineon April 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentone of the best love songs ever penned, and mostly because you believe what he is saying. so nakedly honest and sadly touching, especially that little crescendo of violin before the last verse...

    Reminds me of someone who was "worth hundreds of sparrows" :(
    ripelivejamon May 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song!! to me it's like a guy reminding a girl he loves that she is worth more than she thinks she is, even though she gets treated like she's worthless.
    pandora_ash_avalieon April 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song!! to me it's like a guy reminding a girl he loves that she is worth more than she thinks she is, even though she gets treated like she's worthless.
    pandora_ash_avalieon April 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"You are worth hundreds of sparrows." In my opinion, there's no sweeter compliment. This song just creates the feeling that a really good relationship would spawn -- a feeling of contentment, unconditional care... a feeling of safety.

    It also makes me sad.

    When I (someday) find my soul mate... he's going to have to tell me I'm worth hundreds of sparrows.
    porcupinegloveson February 20, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEven though I'm not religious, I still like the concept.
    xmakesherflyxon February 27, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can't believe he's gone :(
    l3naon March 09, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDammit Mark.
    badbunnyon March 25, 2010   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain