"Birthday" as written by and Caleb Followill Nathan Followill....
It's in the way she often calls me out
It's in the curve of your pretty gown
You come on legs and your pantyhose
You look so precious with your bloody nose

We gonna come together, we gonna celebrate
We gonna gather 'round, like it's your birthday
I don't wanna know, just what I'm gonna do
I don't care where your going, I'm coming along with you

Walking her home with the grassy field
Fallin' and laughin' at the drinks we spilled
Just one of those nights that I had to share
She's in a daze, without a care

We gonna come together, we gonna celebrate
We gonna gather 'round, like it's your birthday
I don't wanna know, just what I'm gonna do
I don't care where your going, I'm coming along with you

We gonna come together, we gonna celebrate
We gonna gather 'round, like it's your birthday
I don't wanna know, just what I'm gonna do
I don't care where your going, I'm coming along with you


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"Birthday" as written by Ivan Nathan Followill Anthony Caleb Followill

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  • +2
    General CommentAs mentioned, I think the song is self explanatory, a guy and a girl going home after some drinks to continue celebrations. It reminds me of 'Pick up Truck' in the way he walks the girl home and they really like each other. Maybe "Pick up truck" is the sequel to this song, and this one explains a bit about the two of them at home before the other dude arrives.
    georginzon November 11, 2010   Link
  • +2
    Song MeaningI dont think its about a girl that he is with or that he is spending the night with. I think he is talking about cocaine; How it comes on to him i.e.
    "It's in the way she often calls me out.
    It's in the cut of your pretty gown,
    Your come-on legs and your pantyhose.
    You look so precious with your bloody nose"
    Also how he feels while on coke, and not caring what happens when he is on coke even if it means death, i.e. "I don't care where you're going,
    I'm coming along with you" & "Chasing your death without a care."
    TheSoupNaziion November 22, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General Commenttake a closer look at the lyrics:

    Chasing your death without a care.
    --
    We're gonna come together,
    We're gonna celebrate,
    We're gonna get around LIKE it's your birthday.
    --
    I don't care where you're going,
    I'm coming along with you.

    It sounds more like they are gathering around for a funeral to celebrate their life, and he doesn't care whether she is going to heaven or hell, he just wants to be with her.
    danpson March 24, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFirst time i listened to this song i had the lyrics infront of me, n i read the chorus before i heard it, n i thought oh fuck that's such a load of shit, it seemed like a typical let's party like it's your birthday sorta thing haha, but the way they deliver it is just perfection, so when i eventually heard the chorus i was amazed, I should never have doubted the brilliance of Kings Of Leon, sorry boys haha
    tayz457on October 24, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI hate to jump on the bandwagon of simple conclusions, but to me, the lyrics are too obvious to not be about sex.

    "It's in the curve of your pretty gown"
    "You come on legs and your pantyhose"
    "You look so precious with your bloody nose" (possibly referring to anime, but it's doubtful)
    "I don't wanna know, just what I'm gonna do"
    "I don't care where your going, I'm coming along with you"
    "Just one of those nights that I had to share"
    "She's in a daze, without a care"

    There is no other way I could possibly interpret this song.
    Rivfruifvon February 15, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove this song
    the meaning is pretty obvious, but I just didn't get the "bloody nose"
    annafwon October 07, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song, it seems to me that it refers to a girl several years younger than him, in some way he speaks to her as a child; they gather to celebrate her birthday that has already passed.
    osmosison January 03, 2011   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningTo me this song is about Caleb's girl Lily. Just how much he wants to be around her and how he appreciates her beauty
    darjeelinglimitedon April 18, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of my favorite Kings of Leon Song, though simplistic and not exactly deep. Hah
    Leenzoon December 27, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song it's about drugs.
    I might be wrong, but cellebrate reminds me of alcohol and getting high.

    "It's in the way she often calls me out" - some girl inviting him to have some fun etc

    "You look so precious with your bloody nose" - bloody nose, for shore he's talking about cocaine haha

    "We gonna come together, we gonna celebrate
    We gonna gather round, like it's your birthday" - They got no especific reason to celebrate, but thye gonna drink and laught

    "I don't wanna know, just what I'm gonna do
    I don't care where you're going, I'm coming along with you" - I think that where you going, means a trip............. on drugs. He gonna drug himself with the same thing, that she used
    gabrielcaon July 06, 2013   Link

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