Many years we spent unpressured
That we knew so swell
Love in times of simple pleasures
Only time would tell
Oh, this is not to say
We are not the way we used to be
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

We were not so fond of reason
Everyone could tell
Even times we'd start to stumble
But never ever fell
Oh, this is not to say
We were not the worst we've ever been
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Fools and kings decide
Ways to live your life
This is just the way we want to be

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A Good Flying Bird song meanings
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    General CommentEssentially, two people looking back on their relationship with all its twists and turns: sometimes they'd stumble but they stuck by each other. I get the impression of two college-age people or high-school sweethearts in the summer after graduation, looking back on their life together. Deciding that they turned out alright in the end ("We were not the worst we've ever been"). The last three lines pretty much sum it up: live life your way (very Thoreau).
    drew_007on November 30, 2004   Link
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    General CommentJust thought of this: "bird" used to be old slang for a girl, so a good flying bird - basically saying "you've been good to me". It's been a good relationship - the flying was good.
    drew_007on December 03, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about the innocence of youth, the troubles of adult life, and how we remain who were when we were younger. We don't change all that much. What changes is the circumstances of our lives and the consequences of our actions.
    SomethingCleveron September 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOn some level it might be about the Middle Ages. "Times of simple pleasures" is about the past age, "not so fond of reason" implies a pre-Enlightenment mentality, and "Fools and kings decide ways to live your life" is pretty clear. Obviously this is more metaphor than the sole meaning of the song, but think about it
    chowfun18on October 04, 2007   Link

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