Pretty bird, pretty bird
Why you so still?
Pretty bird, pretty bird
We've been waiting on you

You go west for the black setting sun
You go south to the white spirit world
You go east for those real green eyes
You go north, walk the good red road
Pretty bird

There's a mirror in heaven
Pretty bird, pretty bird
There's a window on earth

You go west for the black setting sun
You go south to the white spirit world
You go east for those real green eyes
You go north, walk the good red road
Pretty bird

Some pity me, yeah
Oh, pity me, yeah
Stars pity me
For the blood of the pretty
The blood of the pretty
The blood of the pretty bird

Pretty bird, pretty bird
Who's starving you still?

You go west for the black setting sun
You go south to the white spirit world
You go east for those real green eyes
You go north, walk the good red road

Pretty bird


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    General Commentjenny's voice is so effing delicate in this song. drop a grain of salt on it and it would just fall apart.
    Fragmentedsobriqueton December 25, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentJenny Lewis said, on the show Spectacle, this song is about a story she heard on public radio about a woman getting raped on an Indian reservation.
    brighteyes304on February 11, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti really like this song.
    at first i didn't like it until i saw jenny perform it live.
    you can see the emotion in her face when she's singing it on stage.
    absolutely beautiful.
    jasonchriston October 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI love this song.
    Jenny Lewis is just amazing.
    lilymariex3on December 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWithout having heard the story behind the song, my take is that it's a about a tender sensitive soul that is not being cared for properly or being treated well. "for the blood of the pretty" and "Who's starving you still?" are key phrases for me. Beautiful song.
    steephynon May 06, 2009   Link

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