"Electric Bird" as written by Sia Furler and Henry Binns....
Someone plugged you in
And sadly they clipped your wings
Now you can't fly away electric bird
Yeah someone took your tweet
One day they fed you that bad seed
You can't fly away electric bird

Well you're art, you fell into this part
You play the victim perfectly holding your beating heart
You used to be so smart
You fluttered round the yard making your magic


Got to set you free, you were blinded by deceit
You can't fly away electric bird
So now this rooms all staged
While you're stuck there in that cage
You can't fly away electric bird

Well you're art, you fell into this part
You play the victim perfectly holding your beating heart
You used to be so smart
You fluttered round the yard making your magic


Lyrics submitted by shinzon

"Electric Bird" as written by Sia Furler Henry Binns

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General Commenti think that this song means you're letting someone control you, maybe because they perceive you as weak, or maybe because you love them.
    ahleckson February 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentBeautiful song. Sia's voice is so strong and unique.
    peaceasyon July 05, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationI think that the song is saying that there is a price for being beautiful or "art"

    The line: "Well you're art, you fell into this part
    You play the victim perfectly " in my opinion translates that while being beautiful to look at, you are nothing more than a pretty object, a muted bird, and a victim.

    But this is just my interpretation... feel free to agree or disagree.
    sarabeararoxon April 11, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI agree with some of sara's points. An electric bird, no tweet, clipped wings. It doesn't matter if it is art and it is beautiful, when it comes down to it is still only an imitation.
    ratmuffinon June 07, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI will tell you now, Sia sings as bourgeois CAPITAL, from the perspective of capital; her voice, and songs, as the creative schizophrenisation of capital. The recording machine, the contradictory machine, the paranoiac machine, the consumptive machine... It is no coincidence that Sia is code for C-I-A. Most of her songs are from the paranoia, relief, aspiration, victories, and curiosities of capital. This particular song, Electric Bird, is about the internet as a device to extinguish the real social spaces enabling assembly; for the controlled "virtual" space of the internet. In which we have all become ensnared. The "beating heart" that "fluttered round the yard" being Socialism, now considered vanquished by capital through the isolating and alienating advent of the internet. This song, is a victory song of capital.
    Elkapanon February 27, 2015   Link

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