Your oldest and your dearest are the last ones to believe
that you'll ever reach transcendence
before you march into your grave
the problem's not what's wasted. it's all the love you saved
while you were living, shoulda given, never gave
or maybe we were all monarchs in the 16th century
in which case the life self-rightous
is your feudal destiny
that is, until they all revolt and take your throne away
count the hours 'til your powers dissipate

but then you tell me we are birds
that we are being groomed for better things
no more of standing around, you tell me we are birds
that we are all just waiting for our wings
until we get our feet off the ground
to see a better way to be than living week to week
-tell me we are birds and I'll believe

and we'll say 'OH, but look at me go
OH, do you know? no, no.. OH but look at me go..'
and we'll know- yes we'll go far once we see what we are

all the subway people are waiting for the sound
they've been waiting many years for a change to come around
so give me this my stock report and mock me if you may
as you plunder ever-younger men everyday

but then you tell me we are birds
that we are being groomed for better things
no more of standing around, you tell me we are birds
that we are all just waiting for our wings
until we get our feet off the ground
to see a better way to be than living week to week
-tell me we are birds and I'll believe

don't suppose you used to think of better ways to be
don't suppose you used to conjure magic
and believe
I used that trick too mant times
I fear I've been decieved
but tell me we are birds
and I'll believe


Lyrics submitted by Liiindseyyy

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