It's the bird, it must have been the bird
Disgusting critter, it must
We should have known better then trust
This disease infested ball of lust and carnage
Piece of garbage with wings and she has the guts to sing
Get the bird, catch her shoot her, I don't care
Get the bird, bring her down to the ground from out the air
Gotta tear her apart, let me at her first
Sink her to the level of the rest of us that inherit the earth

What's she thinking? does she really believe
That she's above the creatures that work the dirt and the streets
See her up in the tree, looking down at you and me
Like she's chosen over those that walk around on two feet
The bird, the melodies she play
The music she make, rubbing our faces in the feces of the daybreak
Trying to remind us, it's time to awake
Antagonizing and instigating my hate
The chirps, I turn them into screams
My feathered friend's end will justify the means
Disturbed, I'll grab her by her beak
And swing her in circles until she's too dizzy to speak

Well I'll shake her from her branch, tear apart her nest
Break her skinny legs and fry her eggs up for breakfast
(She's a snake that can fly) she's just food for the fleas
She thinks she's better then me just because she's free?
I'll shake her from her branch, tear apart her nest
Break her skinny legs and fry her eggs up for breakfast
(She's a snake that can fly) she's just food for the fleas
She thinks she's better then me just because she's free?

My beautiful bird has gone away


Lyrics submitted by Mopnugget

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    General Commenti always perceived the song to be about a girl.
    FxYxIxNxEon September 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree with FxYxIxNxE - I think it is about a girl 'cause it says "Sink her to the level of the rest of us that inherit the earth" which sounds like he's talking about a girl who thinks she's so much better than everyone else?
    smileforbeccaon December 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSLUG has said in an interview in URB a few years ago that this song is about george bush. slug does this always, the "girl" in his songs take the place of whatever his subject matter is. keep this in mind whenever listening to atmosphere.
    gnickgnosison March 29, 2007   Link
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    General Commentinteresting...i also got a political slant from this song, especially from the lines

    "Disgusting critter, it must
    We should have known better then trust
    This disease infested ball of lust and carnage"

    It could be a refrence to bush and american policies/politics
    westcoastbananaon April 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAs for the woman who speaks at the end of the song and says, "I once read that names which begin with the letter S are the names of SNAKES," it is a line taken from the Dario Argento film Suspiria.
    kafkaesque555on October 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI like the idea that the bird is a metaphor for politics. The bird looks down upon the workers and talks or "chirps" often but doesn't do anything (much like a politician). The bird could even be a metaphor for America itself or the government as a whole because Slug states in the last line "My beautiful bird has gone away," meaning that the idea of government of the United States isn't prevalent.
    nowayjosexon February 19, 2008   Link
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    General Commentif i remember correctly, the french part at the beginning says beware of the cute snake as well as the ugly.
    dthtothepixieson March 22, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhy in the hell are you hahaing? Atmosphere and espically this song are amazing.
    ShroominItUpon March 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm trying to figure out the French in the beginning. Hmm

    Something about trees, definitely. "Sapins" is, I think, like "evergreen trees", etc.
    jxnarcoticzon April 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI still can't figure out the French. My listening skills are pretty sad. It's sounds something like
    "Le garde le sapin mignon. Mon tout de sapin salut"? And that makes no sense whatsoever.
    jxnarcoticzon January 30, 2006   Link

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