I will go if you say you'll go do you want to go
I won't talk at all but I'll go for a ride
I will go if you just let go do you want to go
Is it all because of the time I took your advice
I will go if you still want to go do you want to go
And I will show what you want me to show do you want to know
Until there's nothing left in the world to show you
Only go where I don't know do you want to go
You don't talk at all, but it's alright
Feeling bold but your nose is cold like it's make of snow
Is it all because of the time you took my advice
If you put your hand in my palm I won't let it go
Until there's nothing left in the world to make me

Summer steaks and summer stays too long
Autum comes and all of the sudden it's gone
Tiny birds sit patiently
Side by side on a wire
Darker days and leaves in shapes so true
Wind unfolds on nights so black their blue
Tiny birds fly silently
Side by side in the sky
Don't be sad when it's time to say goodnight
I'll be there to make sure that you sleep tight
I'm your friend when you need a friend
Until there's nothing left in the world to make you cry

Lyrics submitted by tired_hippo

Tiny Birds song meanings
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    General CommentWhat's great about this is its subject matter has the same vulnerability of almost all James' songs, but James sings it with a wonderfully warm confidence. The harmonies work great as well, and the watery instrumentation and quick tempo give the song that bittersweet uneasiness that makes it something special.

    As for the lyrics, it's all about that once-in-a-lifetime bond you make with someone (love or friend), but both of you are getting older and something major (maybe a midlife crisis? or something relating to when they took each other's advice down a wrong path?) seems to have shaken the relationship a bit. They both sit on a "wire," something that is thin, not too sturdy, possibly dangerous, but the narrator is not going to let the past and the passing of time ruin the relationship. It's a plea, a promise and a reassurance. Quality stuff from YLT, as always.
    realitysoldieron March 20, 2009   Link
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    General CommentSomehow I have a feeling this song--although on the surface it sounds like a love (i.e. "relationship") song--is in fact being sung by a father to his child. The simple language, the repetition...a kind of feeling of innocence.

    Definitely James McNew's best and most-catchy song.
    foreverdroneon September 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe song soothes; its quaint imagery and graceful concern couldn't be more reassuring: the relationship described whispers of elegant intimacy.
    the_immoraliston July 06, 2008   Link

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