"Bluebird" as written by and Christina Perri....
How the hell does a broken heart
Get back together when it's torn apart
Teach itself to start
Beating again ba ba ba ba

This little Bluebird came looking for you
I said that I hadn't seen you in quite some time
This little Bluebird, she came looking again
I said we weren't even friends she could have you

Don't you think it was hard?
I didn't even say that you died
But it wouldn't have been such a lie
'Cause then I started to cry

This little Bluebird sure won't give it a rest
She swears that you may be better than all the rest
I said no oh
You've got it all wrong
If he was something special, I wouldn't have this song

Don't you think it was hard?
I didn't even say that you died
But it wouldn't have been such a lie
'Cause then I started to cry

How the hell does a broken heart
Get back together when it's torn apart?
Teach itself to start
Beating again ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba

What if when she comes over I am in your arms?
Taking all I want from you again (Oh)

Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba
Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba
Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba
Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba

How the hell does a broken heart
Get back together when it's torn apart
Teach itself to start
Beating again ba ba ba ba

How the hell does a broken heart
Get back together when it's torn apart
Teach itself to start
Beating again ba ba ba ba
Beating again ba ba ba ba

This little bluebird don't come 'round here anymore
So I went looking for her
And I found
You


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"Bluebird" as written by Christina Perri

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    General CommentThis song is lovely!

    I have a different interpretation. The 'little blue bird' is her heart
    The little bluebird 'just won't give it a rest, she swears you may be better than all the rest', meaning it wont give up the person she loves.

    Her head 'logical self' answers saying 'I said no, you've got it all wrong'

    At the end...there's no sign of the bluebird = meaning her heart is missing
    So her head searches for it 'I went searching for her'
    When she finds her heart, she finds him 'I found you'....Meaning he has her heart!!!!!!!!!!!
    winterchickon May 01, 2012   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationFor me the bluebird is really another woman that is in love with guy the girl in the song used be with.
    And about the part when she says "I didn't even said that you died" I think what she means is that this is what she wanted to say, because she doesn't wants the guy to stay with the bluebird, probably because she is still broken hearted and would like him to suffer, and because part of her wanted to stay with him, even though he is not worth it. .

    So basically, to me, the song is about that part when you don't want to get back with someone, because you know it won't work, but you still kind love him. And I think during most part of the song she could have gone back to him if she wanted, and that's why the bluebird is always around, to make sure that she is not with him. Also, this situation, of sometimes cogitating to get back with the guy, makes the girl in the song feel guilty, you can notice this in the part "What if when she comes over I am in your arms. Taking all I want from you again". And she feels specially guilty for having reassured the girl that they were over "And this little bluebird she came looking again. I said we weren't even friends. She could have you", even though she is not a 100% sure of it.

    But in the end I think what that last part means is that the Bluebird got the guy and they switched places, 'cause know she was the one who had to look for the Bluebird, which means it is to late for her, if she decided to get the guy back.
    carol8fydon July 04, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMe, of course, I always used to picture the situation sung of in the song. Funnily enough, as a child, I always pictured the "bluebird" as a girl.... strange. I love this song...
    Grungequeenofawesomnesson June 06, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song so much. I waited so long for her whole album to come out and I was so excited when it finally did. The song is pretty self-explanatory to me but that's just me. She is imagining losing her love to another girl. The girl comes over looking for the guy and Christina tell her they don't even talk anymore and painfully lets him go in a way. She imagines the two being happy together after he broke her heart. Then when the girl stops "coming over", she goes out looking for her and finds the guy. This song is so beautiful and easily gets stuck in your head. I love it. :D
    iheartyualwys7on May 14, 2011   Link
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    General Commenti agree that the song is about her "bluebird" or heart nagging her, in a sense, about this boy. The girl, for some reason, doesn't' believe that he's the right guy for her, even though she seems sad about losing him. The only part I'm confused about is the line "And don't you think it was hard, I didn't even say that you died." ...? Is this being literal, like the boy actually died, or is there some other interpretation? Because to me the rest of the song doesn't give the impression that he's dead, so it's kind of confusing to me. Or else I'm just missing something. haha.
    kenzie94on September 04, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationTo me the bluebird is another women.
    KayAshleyon December 18, 2012   Link
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    General Commentthe song is about a girl who loved another guy, and the lover turned out not being what the girl expected. Another girl is falling for the guy though,and since she knows Christina loved him before, she's asking her for advice. Christina tells her that if she really loves the guy, she can be with him, since she "doesn't love him anymore." By the "don't you think it was hard, I didn't even say you died, but it wouldn't have been such a lie cause then i started to cry," she means that just talking about him made her cry, as if he was dead. Even though to her he is dead because either he changed, or she just imagines him dead in her head in order to forget him. It does not mean he really is dead though. The girl that now wants the guy thinks he's different from the rest, but Christina lets her know that if he really was special, she wouldn't have written such a sad song about him.
    Christina is thinking on getting him back, since the things the girl says about him make her feel like he never changed. After awhile the girl stopped going to Christina to get information from the guy, so she was wondering where she went; she found out the girl ended up with the guy.

    Hope I helped xx
    gpoyon March 14, 2013   Link

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