Go down
Band is on the run
You're my little one
Waiting in the wings
So I whisper in your ear
Let's get away from here
When the day is done
I hear who'll wait
Without some day
Steady cause that day will come

Now my little bird
Get along
You're the heart of these songs
And when it rains so hard
I let it open up the stars
And you can climb
All the trees
Tell the world what you can see
Cause you can see so far

I listen to all the very young
Turn around they're gone
Seems so suddenly
And kindred hearts will never age
The singer on this stage
Wanting to go home
I can hear that slow way
Without sometime
Following the things you've done
But you know for now
There's a scene that keeps bothering me
When you're asleep at night
And it's quiet and it's right
And then you're grown
And you're gone
Like a bird from my arms
And when I wake and see
That you're down there fast asleep

Now my little bird
Get along
You're the heart of these songs
And when it rains so hard
I let it open up the stars
And you can climb
All the trees
Tell the world what you can see
Cause you can see so far

Now that's a way off
It's like the summer's on the run
It's like the rain keeps coming on
But we're not there yet
Cause you're fast asleep
Ooooooo


Lyrics submitted by kirkcrabb

Little Bird song meanings
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    General CommentI think this song is about a father thinking about his little girl growing up. She's in a school play at first, and then they go home.

    I love the way it uses words and phrases that can mean two different things. For example, "you're my little one, waiting in the wings" could refer to being a child (wings haven't grown in yet and can't leave home) or standig in the wings of a stage, waiting to go on.
    sociotardon January 17, 2008   Link

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