"Little Bird" as written by and Mitch Leigh Joe Darion....
I want to start calling you babe.
Take the phone off the hook.
If anyone hurted you
I don’t know what I would do.
If you gotta know,
I’d put them in the ground where flowers grow,
Just so you know.

You go on delivering to hospitals
With flowers made for you
That grew out of the ones who’ve done you wrong.

You got love in your heart,
I’m just after my part.
A forget me not, from a man named Scott.
He don’t believe in God
But he believes in those who say they do,
The ones like you.

So go on and put your toothbrush in the bathroom sink.
We’ll be here for a while,
And watch the days go in and out of style.

Double-check your alarm.
Throw a switch on the fire.
Go upstairs and pee,
Lay down next to me,
But don’t look at the clock.
It’s almost always later than you think.

There’s no juice in my punch,
And my mind’s out to lunch.
So you do the talking ‘cause
You’ve got a voice that’s like a song I’ve never heard.
I’ll sing along but I won’t say a word.
My little bird.

Lyrics submitted by pivotalchord

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    General CommentI love this song so much.. especially when Scott sort of messes up right before the third verse; that just makes it that much more authentic. Dr. Dog is by far my favorite band, and this is currently my favorite of their songs. It gives me chills!
    lizaaon May 17, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so fantastic. i could listen to it over and over. there's not really a solid meaning to the song, but it IS awesome.

    i also like the cover For The Cleaner did. i looked up little bird on myspace and he came up with a super great version as well. this song just makes me happy and want to write the lyrics on myself all the time!
    lexuron October 06, 2009   Link

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