"Where Do My Bluebird Fly" as written by and Kristian Matsson....
Oh, well I knew you shook the set-up baby, of all the leaves up in the ground
And I know our song is over and heavy as I see dry leaves fallin' down, oh
With all this fever in my mind, I could drown in your kerosene eyes
Oh, you're just a riddle in the sky
Oh, where do my bluebirds fly?

And as the early sign of dawn of thunder I see you stir the fog around
And when you find the boys and gears of sunset we'll hear that high and lonesome sound, oh
And I will question every wind if they gone through the glow of your eyes
Oh, you're just a riddle in the sky
Oh, where do my bluebirds fly?
I say where do my bluebirds fly?

Oh, well I know you soak your feathers baby upon the ghosts along my trail
And I know well I was sole and buried before I knew it was for sale, oh
With all this fever in my mind I could aim for your kerosene eyes
Oh, you're just a target in the sky
I say where do my bluebirds fly?
I say where do my bluebirds fly?


Lyrics submitted by chickenflicker, edited by Mellow_Harsher, Qwoplikeaduck, FClef, zetruz, ovreuenthal

"Where Do My Bluebird Fly" as written by Kristian Matsson

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  • +5
    General CommentI think some of the lyrics might be wrong:
    I know our song is over and heavy = I know our song is all but healthy
    I know you soak your feathers = I know you stroke your feathers
    I know well I was sole and buried = I know your lie was sold and buried
    When you find the boys and gears = When you find the voice and gears

    This is one of my favorite of Matsson's song, its so haunting and lovely.

    kaysnteeson April 15, 2010   Link
  • +3
    General Commentbluebird is always singular
    natureisthewaytogoon June 26, 2010   Link
  • +3
    General Commenti've always thought this song was about a manipulative relationship.
    "well i know you shook the set up baby, of all the leaves upon the ground"
    she shook the set up, she put the relationship in motion, she created this atmosphere for him to find happiness in her.
    "and i know our song is all but healthy as i see dry leaves falling down"
    obviously, this relationship isn't healthy
    "with all this fever in my mind, i could drown in your kerosene eyes, you're just a riddle in the sky"
    she has penetrating, attractive eyes that pull him in, he could drown in them

    "I see you stir the fog around"
    more about her controlling the environment of their relationship
    "and i will question every wind if they've gone through the glow of your eye"
    he knows her motives aren't pure and that she's sending him anything she can to trap him, but he still wants to be with her because he does find happiness in her, even if it all was contrived.

    "Well I know you stroke your feathers, baby, upon the ghosts along my trail."
    she's looked into his past, investigated him
    "And I know your lie was sold and buried before i knew it was for sale"
    she planned these lies she would tell him, she planned this pure manipulation to place on him before he even knew it was happening or going to happen.
    "With all these fever in my mind, I should aim for your kerosene eyes, you're just a target in the sky, oh where do my bluebird fly?"
    he's angry, he knows he should shoot her down, his bluebird, someone he once found such happiness in, although it was all a lie she created.
    haizipon August 30, 2010   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationI think this song is about wanting to find happiness in somebody. A bluebird is symbolic of the search of happiness as is a leaf. Perhaps when he writes "well I knew you shook the set-up baby, of all the leaves up in the ground" he saying that this person has put people in the same position before, but they didn't find the happiness they looked for (hense "I see dry leaves fallin' down"). This is confusing him ("fever in my mind" and "riddle in the sky"). If the bluebird represents a search for happiness it could be his description of not finding this happiness.

    This pattern can be loosely carried on to the other stanzas but obviously there many lines that i have no clue about. Hopefully somebody else can fill these gaps.
    Scoatson August 10, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI basicly think this song is about old love, or well. Basicly he's singing about someone he loved before and after they've gone away.

    "Oh well i know you stroke the set-up baby,
    of all the leaves up in the ground.
    And i know our song is old but heavy
    as I see dry leaves falling down, oh."

    This part of the song might be the time when their love
    was fading.
    "And i know our song is old and heavy
    as I see dry leaves fallin' down, oh".
    At this time he's basicly realizing that their love isn't gonna last, or is sort of a burden.
    Basicly the tree represents the base of the love so to say
    and the leaves is the love itself going away.

    "With all this fever in my mind,
    I could drown in your kerosene eyes
    Oh, you're just a riddle in the sky
    Oh, where do my bluebird fly?"

    This part of the song might be after they have seperated, here's why i think so;
    Basicly he's thinking about her and all of this on his mind he still feels as though
    he loves her, but she's gone "she's just a riddle in the sky"
    "Oh, where do my bluebird fly?" That's obvious, he's basicly wondering where she went, or what went wrong, or what she's doing now.

    "And as the early sigh of dawn will thunder
    I see you stir the fog around
    And when you find the voice and gears of sunset
    we'll hear that high and lonesome sound, oh"

    This might be how he feels lonely, he's basicly saying that alot of things, or some things,
    reminds him about her and as the "sun" is going down he's still away from her and alone.
    "we'll hear that high and lonsome sound, oh" (i did notice that it said we'll, but that might be referring to himself anyways)


    "and I will question every wind
    if they gone through the glow of your eyes
    Oh, you're just a riddle in the sky
    Oh, where do my bluebirds fly?"

    i think this is sort of the same as the last of these lines since it is sort of the chorus and most
    of the time choruses are the same.


    "Oh, well I know you stroke your feathers baby
    upon the ghosts along my trail
    And I know well I was sold and buried
    before I knew it was for sale, oh"

    I'm not quite sure what the first couple of sentences mean, but i was thinking they mean sort of
    like it might have been something he's done to her and im not sure but "stroke your feathers along the ghosts along my trail"
    means that she doesnt really give a shit, even he says he loves her.
    "And i know well i was sold and buried, before i knew it was for sale, oh.", he knows that what he did was wrong.
    But he didnt expect such a swift and sudden ending to it all.


    "With all this fever in my mind I should aim for your kerosene eyes
    Oh, you're just a target in the sky
    I say where do my bluebirds fly?
    I say where do my bluebirds fly?"

    I was thinking they might have got this wrong cause to me it sounds like he's saying;
    "With all this fever in my mind. Should I aim for your kerosene eyes?"
    That would mean, like if he even should try anymore, if even has a chance anymore.
    "Oh you're just a target in the sky"
    You're just a target in the sky, and well tbh, i think he's reffering that it's really fucking hard to hit a target up in the sky and that well, the song is basicly about unrequited love.
    zoroztheg4meron April 22, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song had made me cry at least ten times over and over again. i believe this is about finding happiness through a relative or companion that can overcome depression within realistic stand points. he reflects practical comparisons of nature to that of natural comparisons. i cannot stop listening to the tallest man without hopes of more lyrics such as this.
    bagodoucheson May 17, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'm pretty sure this song is about a girl who cheated on him and as the song progresses his attraction towards her "carousing" (not kerosene) eyes turns to suspicion to hatred. At first she's a riddle in the beautiful sky. Then she's a target that he cannot hit. It's also interesting to me that he seems to be the one cheating in his song "The Gardener". I think he continually poses the question: "where do my bluebird fly" as he's wondering where she goes and who she's cheating with. Anyway, that's my take. Beautiful song either way.
    Crimsonclaon May 03, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General CommentCorrect lyrics, all in one place, based on better recordings:

    Oh, well I know you shook the set-up baby
    Of all the leaves up in the ground
    And I know our song is all but healthy
    As I see dry leaves fallin' down, oh

    With all this fever in my mind
    I could drown in your kerosene eyes, oh
    You're just a riddle in the sky
    Oh, where do my bluebird fly?

    And as the early sigh of dawn will thunder
    I see you stir the fog around
    And when you find the voice and gears of sunset
    We'll hear that high and lonesome sound, oh

    And I will question every wind
    If they gone through the glow of your eyes, oh
    You're just a riddle in the sky
    Oh, where do my bluebird fly?
    I say where do my bluebird fly?

    Oh, well I know you stroke your feathers baby
    Upon the ghosts along my trail
    And I know your lie was sold and buried
    Before I knew it was for sale, oh

    With all this fever in my mind
    I could aim for your kerosene eyes, oh
    You're just a target in the sky
    I say where do my bluebird fly?
    I say where do my bluebird fly?
    ovreuenthalon February 23, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPerfect autumn-break-up song. Sad, dark, hope (in the form of lights in the dark). Lovely song to walk around in the dark nights up in Norway at this time of the year.
    Low Feedbackon October 28, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentincredible song, this guy is so talented. i adore every track i've heard by him
    stadiumon January 08, 2009   Link

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