In come the vultures
Through dusty air
To take you down and
Tear the ribbons from your hair.

In come the songbirds
With bitter melodies
To sever all your heartstrings
As they light upon the trees.

This place can sometimes be so ugly.
This place can sometimes be so strange.

In come the blackbirds
In murders and in droves
To cover you in shadow
As they clean you to the bone.

In I come, a firebird
Don't offer up your sorrow
Today you see me crash and burn
But I'll be back tomorrow.

This place can sometimes be so perfect.
This place can sometimes be your cage.
This place can sometimes be so beautiful.
This place will always be so strange.

Lyrics submitted by Windjammer

Aviary song meanings
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    Song MeaningI love the symbolism they used in this song, in all their songs for that matter. But this one is definitely one of my favorites.

    I think this song is about what a strange, crazy but yet beautiful world it can be sometimes as it is expressed in the chorus.
    The different kind of birds are to describe different kind of people in your life. Vultures and blackbirds that prey on you, they hurt you (bring you down) and take everything from you (as they clean you to the bone). Songbirds to me are the people we love (sever your heartstrings) but end up bringing you a lot of hurt (bitter melodies/light upon the trees).
    With firebird I think she means phoenix, a bird that dies by going up in flames and turns to ashes and from that ashes a new bird arises. The phoenix is the 'I' persona in this song. No matter how low she gets she's not gonna give up. (today you see me crash and burn but I'll be back tomorrow)
    CatMeadowon December 26, 2012   Link

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