Got no books in my house
got no time for those
No room in my closets
closet's full of clothes

Garage full of wheels babe
boat house full of boat
The lifestyle ideal babe
that's what gets my vote
All the Villa's on the hillsides
gotta have a view of the sea
Villas of the empire
way back in history

They have slaves for
the galleys and the kitchens
Gardens and the vines
slaves for the beautiful people
Bring water food and wine

A slave to tie your bib
another one to carry it
So now I'll take my crib
I dig my chariot dig my crib

And my long black Cadillac coming forth to carry me home, dig my crib
And my long black Cadillac coming forth to carry me home

England calls me vulgar
I'd call myself refined
Good bye old England
Simon's off to sunny climes
Look who's doin it now babe look who's doin it now
Look who's doin it now babe look who's doin it now

Always was an early bird
with something on the side
Better buy this better buy that
maybe let that baby ride
Out here every day it's hot
and I'm talking to my men
Working this working that
working on my master plan

A slave to tie my bib
another one to carry it
So now I'll take my crib
I dig my chariot dig my crib

And my long black Cadillac, coming forth to carry me home, dig my crib
And my long black Cadillac coming forth to carry me home

Now here's the hot-tub
here's the gym
Here's the pool that I swam in
Up the stairs my footprints led
to the bedroom to my bed
Up the stairs my footprints led
to where I lay my bosom head

Sleep the long sleep of the dead
I'm and early bird that's what I said

Early bird
Early bird
Oh I'm an early bird


Lyrics submitted by DogSwede

Early Bird song meanings
Add your thoughts

2 Comments

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General CommentAbout Simon Cowell according to Guy Fletcher.
    DogSwedeon October 22, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationSeems fairly obvious, especially with the Simon Cowell connection... no matter how much money, how many cars, boats, pools, villas, etc you have... it's all worth nothing in the end.

    I wonder if Knopfler has some particular dislike of Cowell, they couldn't be on more opposite ends of the musical spectrum - Knopfler's music is thoughtful, original, talented, creative work, whilst that of Cowell's many acts is bland, unoriginal, uninspiring mass produced crap.

    That's just my thoughts anyway, feel free...
    expertecon May 07, 2012   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain