A-well-a everybody's heard about the bird
B-b-b-bird, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a bird, bird, bird, the bird is the word
A-well-a bird, bird, bird, well the bird is the word
A-well-a bird, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a bird, bird, bird, well the bird is the word
A-well-a bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a bird, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a bird, bird, bird, well the bird is the word
A-well-a bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a don't you know about the bird?
Well, everybody knows that the bird is the word!
A-well-a bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a...

A-well-a everybody's heard about the bird
Bird, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a bird, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a bird, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a bird, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a bird, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a bird, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a bird, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a don't you know about the bird?
Well, everybody's talking about the bird!
A-well-a bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a bird...

Surfin' bird
Bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb... [retching noises]... aaah!

Pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-
Pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-ooma-mow-mow
Papa-ooma-mow-mow

Papa-ooma-mow-mow, papa-ooma-mow-mow
Papa-ooma-mow-mow, papa-ooma-mow-mow
Ooma-mow-mow, papa-ooma-mow-mow
Papa-ooma-mow-mow, papa-ooma-mow-mow
Papa-ooma-mow-mow, papa-ooma-mow-mow
Oom-oom-oom-oom-ooma-mow-mow
Papa-ooma-mow-mow, papa-oom-oom-oom
Oom-ooma-mow-mow, papa-ooma-mow-mow
Ooma-mow-mow, papa-ooma-mow-mow
Papa-a-mow-mow, papa-ooma-mow-mow
Papa-ooma-mow-mow, ooma-mow-mow
Papa-ooma-mow-mow, ooma-mow-mow
Papa-oom-oom-oom-oom-ooma-mow-mow
Oom-oom-oom-oom-ooma-mow-mow
Ooma-mow-mow, papa-ooma-mow-mow
Papa-ooma-mow-mow, ooma-mow-mow
Well don't you know about the bird?
Well, everybody knows that the bird is the word!
A-well-a bird, bird, b-bird's the word

Papa-ooma-mow-mow, papa-ooma-mow-mow
[repeat to fade]



Lyrics submitted by capitol76


Surfin' Bird song meanings
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  • +1
    General Comment:I think this song is about a surfing bird, but beyond that, who the hell knows.
    RyleyFon April 28, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:best. song. ever.
    toolowon March 13, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:The actual lyric is "the bird is a word." It is about the rising popularity in using the middle finger to tell someone to f___ off at the time.
    txfilmguy1on May 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:best song of all time.... lol (in the 70's)
    ADimeADexteron December 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:anybody else thinkin' maybe some drugs were involved in the writing/recording process?
    voltafan101on February 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:This song is in the film 'Full Metal jacket'. I watched the film and a couple of weeks later kept on singing this song to myself but didn't have a clue were I heard it from so looked it up on the web and lo and behold found out where I heard it and also how insane the song really is. Its so funky though!
    Lailseaxon March 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:it's so... devil-may-care

    kick the arse!
    MardyAsson May 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Actually ADimeADexter, this song came out in the early sixties. I think it's crazy that this actually made it to the 4th spot on the billboard charts.
    Pogo Popeon April 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Mark "The Bird" Fydrich pitched for my Tigers in the seventies. Did not make the association
    drpoundsignon October 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I heard that Derrida was listening to this song when he wrote "Of Grammatology".
    azkmon July 22, 2009   Link

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