Wake up, wake up, little sparrow
Don't make your home out in the snow
Don't make your home out in the snow

Little bird, oh don't you know?
Your friends flew south many months ago
Your friends flew south many months ago

You're just a baby, you cannot fly
Your wings won't spread up against the sky
Your wings won't spread up against the sky

Wake up, wake up, little sparrow
Don't make your home out in the snow
Don't make your home out in the snow

Don't make your home out in the snow


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    General CommentIf you don't take it literally, it's about the narrator telling somebody that they're being naive or foolhardy. Beautiful rendition of this song.
    ikefoxon October 29, 2006   Link
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    General Commentits the golden empress to her son
    willlliwon August 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI love this song even if
    I can't figure out what it means.

    :D
    pecknoldbanharton March 16, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about isolation. He just stays away (out in the winter, where you won't make it).

    But he can't depend on himself entirely, he's maybe a broken soul(child?) and is unable to spread his wings against the sky (facing the world).

    He's to young to handle the big scary world on his own. He needs his friends but now he can't reach them because he's to distanced now by his isolation.

    I don't know. All I know is that I love the lyrics and the guitarwork. Really sad and melancholic. I can relate to this. Beautiful!
    theonukon December 17, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI think it's about bucking up your ideas, and doing something to help yourself. The only one who can help yourself is you. You're not going to accomplish anything until you stop accepting the way things are, and actually do something about changing it.
    stagnateon May 22, 2015   Link

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