"Hummingbird" as written by and Alessi Linda Laurent Marke....
You are set free
Flex your wings
And steal me away

He picked her last winter
As one pulls out a splinter
Red-eyed and tender
He needed a mender
She stuck around
Like a weed in the ground
Raising her voice when given a choice

Never once understood
Why he slept in a hood
Did he try to conceal
The love that he'd feel?
When she sang in her sleep
Or brushed past his sweet heels
He never was one for finishing meals

And when he felt he was right at her tether
He carried her down to the river
Told her blue is the colour of calm
And life is better when spent in her arms
So they made shapes with their limbs in the water
Imagined names they'd reserve for their daughter

Kaleidoscope pulse pounding palms on their backs
Darling breathe in
Hold it there, and relax

Much like a squid
As she sank in her dress
Reeds rip the frills
On her sweet Sunday Best
And tie latches onto old Goodness anchor
And he now regrets dressing smart and fancy like a banker

And as shells act as lids on their eyes
Algae like clouds does commence in it's rise
In clear blue spheres he is trying to pray
Hoping the dove, well she will not fly away

Clasp my hand tight
We will survive the night
And if the blue it drowns you
Well I'll be right behind you

You are set free
Flex your wings
And steal me away

Lyrics submitted by KatherineWithKisses

"Hummingbird" as written by Alessi Laurent-marke

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    General CommentKaleidoscope pulse pounding palms on their backs
    Darling breathe in
    Hold it there, and relax...

    such a beautiful song...
    KatherineWithKisseson June 26, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI'm not exactly sure about it, but what I get is that this guy is miserable and this sweet, innocent girl (hummingbird/dove) sticks by his side and cares for him. He loves her, but he doesn't show it. She isn't really happy, she wants to be free, but she doesn't have a choice. He realises that and they go down to the river to calm her down.
    At first they have fun, maybe sitting on the bank with their legs in the water (since they're dressed in their Sunday Best) but at some point she sinks into the water and starts to drown.
    He's determined not to be lose her, whether it's by saving her or drowning with her ('well I'll be right behind you'). He watches her die (she has 'algae clouds' in her eyes, while he has 'clear blue spheres' - I love that part) and she's set free. He presumably drowns himself too.

    I agree, this is a really beautiful song. It feels so fragile and melancholy, and the imagery's amazing. There are a couple of lines I don't fully understand, though - like "old Goodness anchor". I feel like that part's pretty important.
    cellotapetoron May 07, 2012   Link

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