I've been sleeping without memory
I think I'll lie a little longer
Wait for the crowds to go
Maybe I'll die in this unholy mass
And I'll be free

Yes that's what they say that I would be
When we came to watch the world be over
But there's too many fools
On this boat that made
I can hardly see the water

What's happened to me
I was down on my knees
I was praying to leave
But I never know when I've gone too far

This disaster in me
What a beautiful dream
That told me I'd be cleaner
Told me I'd be closer to God

Oh, the birds of paradise
Came to me yesterday
Laughed when they told me my fate
We'd be cold, we'd be tired, but we could breathe
And one day I'm gonna leave this place

What's happened to me
I was down on my knees
I was praying to leave
But I never know when I've gone too far

This disaster in me
What a beautiful dream
That told me I'd be cleaner
Told me I'd be closer to God



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Birds of Paradise song meanings
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    General Commenti wasn't positive on the lyrics - i couldn't find them any where else...but let me know if i have to edit them!

    anyways. i love this song. "i was praying to leave" gives me goosebumps and i love the thought of "this disaster in me." i think we can all relate to the emotion of this song. so fierce.
    beh700on February 10, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song its about war.
    WW2 maybe
    He was told in the military that he will be closer to god because of the honor.
    To die in the unholy mass probably refers to a battle looking for freedom.
    And the bird of paradise are definitely (definitely) the air force passing by thats why
    they laughed but on the side gave the men hope so the´ll be cold and tired but they will survive.

    It's an awesome song.

    Sometimes just sometimes you need to smoke a little bit to comprehend how deep an artist its going.

    And Basia oh Basia ROCKS !
    netbuson February 05, 2010   Link
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    General CommentNetbus, that's a really good interpretation.
    I always wondered what this song was about, and I think you may have nailed it! When I look at the lyrics using your interpretation it makes a lot of sense. :]
    NoCodeMosquitoon June 29, 2011   Link
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    General CommentNetbus, that's a really good interpretation.
    I always wondered what this song was about, and I think you may have nailed it! When I look at the lyrics using your interpretation it makes a lot of sense. :]
    NoCodeMosquitoon June 29, 2011   Link

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