"A Bird In Hand" as written by and Michael Kinsella....
You know what you are to me
Don't make me say it over and over again
It's way too late
Or much too early
You know how I get
When I'm left alone to my vices
Like the grown-ups did when I was a kid

I said: I'm a bird in your hand so take me as I am
You know what you are to me
Don't make me say it over and over again
My left hand, a part of me
It stays late to clean up my mess
When I'm sick of all my choices
Like the grown-ups I grew up with

angels and addicts
When I put my arms around you
I mean it
When I'm too drunk to stay up with you
I mean it
When I slam doors 'cause I'm pissed at you
I mean it
When I put on a suit and say "I do"
I mean it

you know what you are to me
Don't make me say it over and over again
Over and over again (12x)


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"A Bird in Hand" as written by Michael Thomas Kinsella

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    General CommentBest song on the new album by far.
    Joeyyyyon August 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsounds like "way too petty or much too heavy"
    three star saluteon August 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commentit's "it's way too late or much too early"
    Howiemaanon September 08, 2006   Link
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    General Comment: ) : ) : )
    ifemme fataleion October 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDoes anyone know what he means by, "You're left here a part of me It stays late to clean up the mess"? Another great song though
    efcolbyon October 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHere are the lyrics according to the cd case:

    You know what you are to me,
    Don't make me say it over and over again.
    It's way too late or much too early,
    and you know how I get when I'm left alone to my vices.
    Like the grown ups did when I was a kid.
    That said, I'm a bird in your hand.
    So take me as I am.

    You know what you are to me,
    Don't make me say it over and over again.
    My left hand.
    The part of me stays late to clean up the mess
    when I'm sick of all my choices.
    Like the grown ups I grew up with -
    Angels and addicts.

    When I put my arms around you I mean it.
    When I'm too drunk to stay up with you I mean it.
    When I slam doors when I'm pissed at you I mean it.
    When I put on a suit and say I do I mean.

    You know what you are to me,
    Don't make me say it over and over again.
    Over and over again.
    Over and over again.
    Over and over again.
    the_dude_202on October 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthmm... you got the cd already? how interesting. the cd doesnt even come out till nov 7 and the preorder isnt out till 23rd. lucky stranger you are.
    ifemme fataleion October 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti'd like to dedicate a line to femme fatal


    You know what you are to me,
    Don't make me say it over and over again.
    mockorange13on October 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthehe, youre so sweet dear. :)
    ifemme fataleion October 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHey was selling the CD on the JOA tour
    Joeyyyyon November 06, 2006   Link

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