"Songbird" as written by and Bernard Joseph Fanning....
I wish I knew wish button to push
Then I'd know how to please you
It's sad but true
So I'll just listen in down the line
While you're busy mixing grape with grain
To sedate your pain

Songbird, you got tales to tell
How many times can you describe your living hell?

The sweeping gesture creates a fuss
It's only useful when receiving praise
Relieving no-ones pain
If you'd let somebody love you just enough
You'd have everything you'd need to break
Free from all your pain

Songbird, you got tales to tell
How many times can you describe your living hell?

If you'd let somebody love you just enough

Lyrics submitted by angel_lj

"Songbird" as written by Bernard Joseph Fanning

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    General CommentFirst off all this song rings me back to banff days, siiting in my dorm head to head with one of my amazing australian friends reminicing past times. He was my founder when it came to bernie. Such an amazing tune to listen and think too. I hear a songbird in my ear everyday of my life. Powder finger is aazing, but pretty much every song on the album tea and sympathy is amazing. Hes soo down to earth and beyond lovely. This ones for you bernard. you healed my heart
    eva008on June 19, 2008   Link
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    General Comment*sorry, first line is actually "which" not "wish", mistype!
    angel_ljon January 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentno its not
    joe2000on March 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe second time it says wish, not the first....
    angel_ljon March 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyeah
    joe2000on April 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commentcan't believe no one has commented on this song.

    Bernard an awesome vocalist and can't till Powderfinger release their next album.

    This song is one of my all time favourites..

    Good work Bernard...


    Ruddyon June 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song as well. It's helping me to get through my breakup lol. Hopefully someone starts discussing the song.
    zephirumon June 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song, especially the violin solo in it
    lil rocker99on June 17, 2006   Link
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    General Commentmy best friend always plays this song for me, cos she reckons it reminds her of me... god love it... its the best song
    shopaon October 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is beautiful. =)
    60_miles_an_houron November 28, 2006   Link

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