"Little Bird" as written by David W. Jr. Cobb, Michael Johns and Brooke White....
I got a little bird
I'm gonna take her home
Put her in a cage
And disconnect the phone

If you give me a look
I'm gonna get the book
I'm gonna preach the word
I want to preach to birds
As I walk the floor
Yeah this I know

When I get you home
This is how it goes
I got nothing to lose
I'll never let you go


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"Little Bird" as written by Jack White

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  • +1
    General CommentIt's about a controlling boyfriend. she's his bird and he's caging her up for his own.
    SFP760on April 05, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYeah, St. Francis of Assisi preached to birds, look it up if you want (it might be spelled "Assissi"). He had nothing to lose because he had already commited himself to poverty before he started talking to animals. It sort of contradicts Shameless' idea though, so the rest of the song doesn't make any sense now.
    Smackhead Pedoon May 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it does... He's kidnapping a girl who won't like him, and who he can't have any other way. When she's there, if she doesn't play along, he's going to teach her a lesson. He has nothing good in his life besides her, so he's willing to chance taking her, because he can't go without her.
    shamelesson August 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think shameless hit the nail on the head with that one. this is my single favourite song by The White Stripes...so good :D
    Hey_Jonny_Parkon March 31, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentanyone else notice how this riff is basically the "Death Letter" riff backward? Fast notes before three slow ones...and "Death Letter" is three slow notes before fast ones
    WeezDayon June 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyea i noticed that too....weerd
    umm i agree with wats already been said
    im takin u and if u dont like it, tough
    he really wants this girl, and is doing everything in his power to keep her
    neverheardofhimon March 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentjack said live that this song was about st. frances
    hmm...
    neverheardofhimon April 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyea i just barely remember St. Francis from church
    its slipped my mind by now
    im gonna have to talk to my friend Molly about this....hmmm
    neverheardofhimon June 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentout of every song with "little" in the title on each album, this definatly the best also around 2 minutes into the song meg and white do thier signature "gutiar riff vs. drum banging" where they both get faster and faster thrn finally fall back into the orignal pace
    and nicely spotted weezday with this and death letter
    both songs seemed the same to me but i just thought it was the 12 bar blues
    niceee
    and amazing song
    myfriendson July 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commento srry i meant jack and meg not white and meg
    myfriendson July 02, 2007   Link

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