"White Bird" as written by and Katie Tunstall....
White bird with a black tail,
Eyes Dark and face so pale,
You know what your future holds over your side of the road,

White bird with a black tail,
You look like an open sail,
Made me look up from my shoes.
To show me what you stand to lose,

White Bird,
White Bird,
With your face so pale
White Bird
White bird
Where'd you get that tail
White Bird
White bird
With a black tail

White feathers dipped in tar,
It's hard to tell how old you are,


Wonderin' how much you know,
About all of us below,

Half of you is heavenly,
Showin off your purity
The rest of you is from the stream,
Like a land where they both meet

White Bird,
White Bird,
With your face so pale
White Bird
White bird
Where'd you get that tail
White Bird
White bird
With your face so pale,
White Bird
White Bird
With a black tail...


Lyrics submitted by ellie117

"White Bird" as written by Kt Tunstall Katie Tunstall

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  • +1
    General CommentHer voice is so beautiful in this song. KT Tunstall is an incredibly talented singer; definitely my favorite.
    FallingStoneson September 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfirst comment!
    alejandror91on September 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love how beautifully she contrasts the "white" and "black" parts of the white bird in this song!
    ecstacion October 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionLove this song.

    Also, I think the line is "Like a lover, they both meet" (meaning the white and the black on the bird come together like a pair of lovers), rather than "Like to laugh where they both meet".
    Tessieon July 05, 2011   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionI thought the line was 'like a line where they both meet'
    and i also thought it was 'eyes dark' rather than half dark, but maybe thats just me.
    what it means i have no idea
    alicehope1995on August 06, 2011   Link

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