You say you've got everything you want
And your bird can sing
But you don't get me
You don't get me

You say you've seen the seven wonders
And you bird is green
But you can't see me
You can't see me

When your prized possessions
Start to weigh you down
Look in my direction
I'll be round, I'll be round

When your bird is broken
Will it bring you down
You may be awoken
I'll be round, I'll be round

You tell me that you've heard every sound there is
And your bird can swing
But you can't hear me
You can't hear me



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"And Your Bird Can Sing" as written by John Lennon, Paul Mccartney

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  • +2
    General Comment:A great song denouncing materialism
    infidelon April 10, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:To me it'a about someone who thinks they've got and seen it all but they ain't seen sh!t. So yeah, it is about materialism. Even if the Beatles were materialistic (don't forget Johns love of cars and stuff) it doesn't mean they didn't see beyond that only. i thankyou.
    nosleeppoliceon February 16, 2005   Link
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    General Comment:this is not the beatles best song, but it is no doubt there greatest riffit was played with a bunch of multi tracked guitars, whch is wot gives it that heavy feeling.Bob Dylan described it as "the strength of strings no voice can hope to hum"
    compared to the riff who cares wot the words mean?
    seargent pepperon August 15, 2006   Link
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    General Comment:this song definitelly talks about materialism..
    the "green bird" is money. having money makes u think u can buy everything u want, go to every place there is and hear every sound there is but you'll eventually find out that money can't buy u everything. you don't get/see/hear me, even though u get/see/hear everything else.

    When your prized possessions start to wear you down
    Look in my direction
    I'll be 'round, I'll be 'round

    "when you find out u couldn't get everything u want, u can always look for me. u don't need money to see me".
    tinordon August 06, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:The song is under rated, thats all i have to say. Its amazing
    themachine312on June 17, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:Maybe John did hate this song, but as so many people have said, what a kick-ass guitar riff!
    albanyankeeon January 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Sooo amazing, that riff........ you can't hear me.......
    fleaaaaaaon May 02, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Is it about materialism? I thought it was about a golddigger type of girl and someone breaking up with her. Or just a nice little break up tune.
    Sgt. Pepperon July 05, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I definitely agree with themachine. This is definitely a classic Beatles tune.. great guitar riffs, great vocal harmony, great lyrics, and a catchy melody. I could listen to it all day and not tire of it.
    shes_a_jaron September 23, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:... you people, it has to do with a girl who this guy has a crush on, has forever, think back when you were in highschool, say you were a nerd, one gorgeous girl has all she wants, but what she doesnt realize that in a few years she could want him, but he will remember how she treated him and he has to be the better man not to sob over her for the years he spends without her gazing towards her
    themelancholywalruson November 13, 2004   Link

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