"Birds" as written by Elton John and Bernard J.p. Taupin....
She was waiting at the station
He was getting off the train
He didn't have a ticket so he had to bum through the barriers again
Well the ticket inspector saw him rushing through
He said "girl you don't know how much I missed you but
We'd better run 'cause' I haven't got the funds to pay this fine"
She said "fine"

Well so they ran out of the station and jumped onto a bus
With two of yesterdays travel cards and two bottles of Bud
And he said "you look well nice"
Well she was wearing a skirt
And he thought she looked nice
And yeah, she didn't really care about anything else
Because she only wanted him to think that she looked nice
And he did

But he was looking at her, yeah all funny in the eye
She said "come on boy tell me what you're thinking
Now don't be shy"
He said alright, "I'll try
All the stars up in the sky and the leaves in the trees
All the broken bits that make you, each part and grassy bits in between
All the matter in the world is how much I like you"

She said "what?"
He said "let me try and explain again"

"Right, birds can fly so high, or they can shit on your head
Yeah they can almost fly into your eye and make you feel so scared
But when you look at them, and you see that they're beautiful
That's how I feel about you
Right birds can fly so high and they can shit on your head
Yeah they can almost fly into your eye and make you feel so scared
But when you look at them, and you see that they're beautiful
That's how I feel about you
Yeah that's how I feel about you"

She said "what?"
He said "you"
She said "what are you talking about?"
He said "you "

Right birds can fly so high or they can shit on your head
Yeah they can almost fly into your eye and make you feel so scared
But when you look at them, and you see that they're beautiful
That's how I feel about you
Right birds can fly so high or they can shit on your head
Yeah they can almost fly into your eye and make you feel well scared
But when you look at them, and you see that they're beautiful
That's how I feel about you
Right, that's how I feel about you

She said "thanks, I like you too"
He said "cool"


Lyrics submitted by kawithakay

"Birds" as written by Bernie Taupin Bernard J.p. Taupin

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +2
    General CommentSurprised there's no comments on this one yet. I love Kate Nash's stuff, and this is one of her best. Lyrics are pretty self-explanatory, it's about a young couple and he's trying to explain to his girlfriend how he feels about her. The closest he can come is by comparing her to birds - he knows she's got the potential to hurt him ("birds can fly so high or they can shit on your head") and the way he feels about her scares him ("they can almost fly into your eye and make you feel so scared") but at the end of the day he's willing to take a chance on her ("when you look at them, and you see that they're beautiful, that's how I feel about you").

    Love the ending too - "he said 'cool'".

    Kate's only 19 - looks like she's going to be around for some time to come.
    Murph_500on January 23, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Comment...How is her voice "obviously fake"?
    Ketchupsexon June 22, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIf I overheard this conversation on a bus I'd crack up laughing...
    angst_pixieon September 16, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentreally love this, it's so pretty.

    i get the impression this guy's too scared to tell her how much he likes her explicity, so he puts it in metaphor form with the birds. i really love that element of it.
    missmeon February 19, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI like this song the most,
    this the song made me love Kate!

    The whole metaphoric thing is just so sweet.
    Makes me think a bit nicer about birds when I just hate them in general.
    LDN*on May 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove this song!

    i heard it at 1 in the morning when i couldnt sleep after a crazy evening, nd it made me go "awww" nd it calmed me down!
    its about when u really like some one but ur so scared they are gunna hurt u, but the feelings are so strong! -its a beautiful song!
    i lvoe how british she sounds! makes me proud!
    huni-pieon March 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"cool."

    hahaha luved that bit :)

    kate has to be the most talented song writer like - EVER.

    i absolutley adore all her music and tho she isnt my favourite ever, i think she'll be HUGE in years to come.

    ps i agree with huni-pie
    lovin how british she sounds :D
    musicjunkie.on April 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove this

    its such a sweet song
    reminds me of another song
    i just dont know which one
    thinkpeaceon July 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti absolutely love this! fisrt time i've just heard it. what a lovellly song!
    hols_xon July 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is so sweet, it makes me happy.
    dreaming in redon July 18, 2007   Link

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