"Rare Bird" as written by and Glen James Hansard....
Rare, rare bird
Abide with me.
Don't give yourself
Too easily.

Stand your ground
For all to see.
Rare, rare bird
Abide with me.

Beautiful lamb
Don't turn away.
Just say the word
Without delay.

And shine your light
For all to see.
A rare, rare bird
You are to me.

Rare, rare bird
Abide with me.

Beautiful lamb
Don't walk away.
Just say the word
Without delay.

Take my hand
'Cause I'm lost you see.
A rare, rare bird
You are to me.

Rare, rare bird
Abide with me.


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    My InterpretationBasis of argument: Bird can be strong, beautiful, angelic creatures -- a real marvel to se. Lambs are vulnerable, hence shepherd to help guide them.

    If we look at this as a relationship or a potential relationship with someone, this is how it could be interpreted.

    A man is looking at a woman who he believes is a rare bird, unique and stunning she lights up the room. Obviously this man wants this rare bird, therefore he asks the rare bird to abide with me. Don't give yourself away too easily, you should be mindful of your choices, picky even about who you choose as a partner.

    When this rare bird comes around, she lights up the room, she stands tall and glows for all to see.

    The beautiful lamb is speaking to insecurities. We all have them, we just choose to run from them or confront them, and grow. Don't walk away from those insecurities, talk about them, be open with me, immediately, don't bottle it up.

    Focus on the good, because when you do you shine rare bird, and all can see.

    Take my hand, because I am not perfect either. Let's accept each other for our imperfections.

    If I can edit this later I probably will. I am always making things better. =)
    frankstalloneon May 30, 2014   Link

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