"A Caution To The Birds" as written by and Glen James/macconiomaire Hansard....
The body's not secure,
The truth will not absorb,
And this crumbling apart,
Is no good for you at all..

Sound, there's order in the sound,
The sound that you don't know..

And with eyes that never look,
Past the time under foot,
And this reading in the cards,
Is a caution to the birds..

Sound, there's order in the sound,
The sound that you don't know..


Lyrics submitted by fatbob_158

"A Caution to the Birds" as written by Colm Macconiomaire Joseph Philip Doyle

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Downtown Music Publishing

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    General CommentThis song has a sense of doom that almost punches you in the gut when you listen to it, especially during the apocalyptic ending.

    It deals with the fragility of human life and how, in order to live in a sane way, we put the thoughts of our own mortality (the truth) completely out of our minds. Or we drown them out with other thoughts (there's order in the sound - sound being other thoughts of course).

    It's life as a gradual decomposition (crumbling apart) that'll destroy us all in the end.

    It's a song about how thin the thread of our lives is, and how it doesn't pay to look beyond anything other than the here and now (this moment under foot) sometimes.
    niteflite01on November 07, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti agree
    thepatman0on September 01, 2008   Link

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