"Feathery" as written by and Clemens Rehbein....
They came along and washed my soul so easy
High above myself, but I could hear them anyway
The wind is taking them away so feathery
To show them all the places they can reach
And it's not too far for them to go and leave
Me all alone like there is no guaranty for such a dream
And they bequeath me a black feather on the way
And I say: "yes, I am a dreamer and these feathers
They won't stay"

And I will try
Try to hold you
With my arms around your heart
Even though love is going to kill me
I will try

And I will try
Try to hold you
With my arms around your heart
Even though love is going to kill me
I will try

They came along and washed my soul so easy
High above myself, but I could hear them anyway
The wind is taking them away so feathery
To show them all the places they can reach
And it's not too far for them to go and leave
Me all alone like there is no guaranty for such a dream
And they bequeath me a black feather on the way
And I say: "yes, I am a dreamer and these feathers
They won't stay"

And I will try
Try to hold you
With my arms around your heart
Even though love is going to kill me
I will try

And I will try
Try to hold you
With my arms around your heart
Even though love is going to kill me
I will try

And I will try

And I will try
Try to hold you

Even though love is going to kill me

And I will try
Try to hold you

Even though love is going to kill me

And I will try


Lyrics submitted by Mellow_Harsher, edited by v8pluver

"Feathery" as written by Clemens Rehbein

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    My InterpretationFor some reason, I keep picturing an angel falling from grace and losing their wings because they fell in love with someone they weren't supposed to (most likely a human). There's a very celestial/heavenly vibe to this song with all the talk of feathers and the wind and the singer's soul being made clean. The line "Yes, I am a dreamer and these feathers, they won't stay" makes it seem like the narrator knows they won't stay clean for long and that they will end up doing the 'wrong' thing, which is in this case (maybe) following their 'dream' of love. That line is followed by the chorus, which kind of sounds like the singer's in agony over their decision, but at the same time willing to go through with it for the sake of love. The "even though love is going to kill me" part reminds me of song lyrics from OneRepublic's "Counting Stars" that say "I feel something so right/Doing the wrong thing/I feel something so wrong/Doing the right thing....Everything that kills me makes me feel alive". Being in love makes the narrator feel alive just as much as it harms them (in some way). I don't know if that makes sense, but that's what I've always pictured whenever I hear this song.
    v8pluveron May 30, 2016   Link

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