"Birds Without Wings" as written by and David Gray....
Wishing that something would happen
A change in this place
'cause I'm tearing off the fancy wrapping
Find an empty package

Take for a while your trumpet from your lip
Loosen your hold, loosen your grip
On your old ways that have fallen out of step
In a changing time
Hoist a new flag
Hoist a new flag

Angry sun burn down
Judging us all
Guilty of neglect and disrespect
And thinking small
And death by boredom
And death by greed
If we can't stop taking
More than we need

Across the fractured the landscape
I see the same things
Tired ideas
Birds without wings

Birds without wings
Birds without wings

But these are just thoughts
On lackluster times
And I've no interest
In excuses you can find

Like you've had a hard day
Now you're too tired to care
Now you're too tired to care
You've had a hard day

Well across the fractured landscape
I see the same things
Tired ideas, broken values
Many with the notion
That to share is to lose
A hollow people bound by a lack
Of imagination and too much looking back
Without the courage
To give a new thing a chance
Grounded by this ignorance

When the cat comes
We're just

Birds without wings

Birds without wings
Birds without wings


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"Birds Without Wings" as written by David Gray

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    General Commenti was very surprised that no one had commented on this song before! its basically about how shallow and lazy the world and especially our generation has become- money and material-obsessed, but too lazy to come up with any original ideas. he also focuses on the extreme apathy that is characteristic of many people, and that they don't care about anyone or anything than themselves. because of these bad qualities, he warns against the moral and intellectual demise of the generation, as a bird with no wings cannot escape the cat hunting it.
    cfinger2585on June 21, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentvery well said
    NobleIntenton September 26, 2004   Link
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    General Commentsounds more like angels without wings..

    it fits with the babylon theme..
    religious people
    without compassion..
    without revelation.
    without mercy.

    a hollow bunch of selfish people with no knowledge
    Me2on August 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt sounds like an anthem for the "Progressive" party.
    K0NPHL1C7on December 23, 2011   Link

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