A little bird
Came right up to me
Found a thread, oh
Hanging from my sleeve

Then he flew up high
Until I fell apart
Stitches, they all flew, oh
From what hid my heart

So then a little girl
Came and found my bones
She built a man, oh
She should have made him watch

As the meadowlark
Found that needle's eye
As he made that patch, oh
For my broken sky

And so the winter night
Came down to our hands
Trying to steal, oh
What could soothe a man

Yes and still I knew
That old dark was mine
And it's fading out, oh
Every star I find

And so... By the day
Little girl and I
Shook all trees, oh
To see what would fly

And it's times like these
There's no need for words
I just need to find, ohhhhh...
I need a field of birds


Lyrics submitted by moneybagels, edited by Mellow_Harsher

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  • +2
    General Comment"Trying to steal, oh
    Walk us to the man"

    Should be
    "Trying to steal, oh
    What could soothe a man"
    SidewalkJohnnyon October 24, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"From why did my heart" should be "From what hid my heart"
    "She built a meadow" should be "She built a man, oh"

    And so the winter night... I'm not entirely sure about that line it seems wrong to me
    mackavelion December 30, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentperfection!!
    always puts me in the greatest of moods.
    myhomeistheseaon November 29, 2009   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionSo much wrong in these lyrics! These the complete ones, they make more sense and are more correct:

    A little bird
    Came right up to me
    Found a thread, oh
    Hanging from my seam

    And then he flew up high
    Until I fell apart
    Stitches they all flew, oh
    From what hid my heart

    So then a little girl
    Came and found my bones
    She built a man, oh
    She sure made him watch

    As the meadowlark
    Found that needles eye
    As he made that patch, oh
    For my broken sky

    And so when the night
    Came down to our hands
    Trying to steal, oh
    What could soothe a man

    Yes and I still I knew
    That all dark was mine
    And its fading out, oh
    Every star I find

    And so by the day
    Little girl and I
    Shook all trees, oh
    To see what would fly

    And as Im a thief
    There's no need for words
    I just need to find, oh
    I need a field of birds
    fistfatheron July 05, 2012   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationGreat song. I think a bird is a metaphor for a woman. I think the first verses are about some lover that disappointed and left him. But then he find a little girl and she loves him (probably more than the opposite). The sadness of the leaving of his first lover is gone (old dark) because he found her (a star). In the last strophe I think the love with his second lover didn't work as well and he stole her heart. Then, he needs to find a field of birds (more and more lovers) because his relationships aren't coming out (or he is hurt or he hurts). Of course, my interpretation.
    TheTallestFanon September 21, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like to interpret the bird as his lover and she dies and then the little girl is his daughter who stitches him back together and now he can find a girl of birds and get a new lover. But I can see it going many ways. Beautiful song!
    maiasageon September 23, 2017   Link

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