I'm not the tiger, he never had,
I'm not the first hit when you got it bad.
I'm not your second, I'm not your third but
I'll be your bird.

I'm not your Chesnutt,
I'm not your Mould,
I'm not your DJ on late night radio,
I'll be the first one to ask where you were,
I'll be your bird.

Then when there's no one to care,
I could protect like I've always been there,
I'll become your bear.

I'll sing statistics, & hide the truth,
I'll tell your dad anything that you want me to,
I'll hide your locket under the dirt,
I'll be your bird.

Lyrics submitted by girlboyrevolt

I'll Be Yr Bird Lyrics as written by Matthew Stephen Ward

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  • +1
    General Comment"I'll be the first one to ask where you were" - awesome line.
    aggiewill07on December 31, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is a great song
    but does anyone know why its officially called
    "ill be yr bird"?
    lightson January 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFor some reason, the title reminds me of The Notebook.
    "If i'm a bird, you're a bird"
    kayteeon March 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentchesnutt = vic chesnutt

    mould = bob mould

    j.enslowon March 31, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIn response to kaytee, I suspect that it is offically called "ill be yr bird" for the same reason that he is offically known as "M. Ward". Although I have no idea why that is. This my favorite song of his though, and that is saying a lot.
    bzenzon May 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commentchesnutt is reference to vic, and mould is to bob. I heard M. Ward say that on a radio show.
    also, "yr" could be a sonic youth reference...Kill Yr Idols, I think that was the first use of "yr" with sonic youth (early 80's...?) and sonic youth never write "your" they always write "yr" now. I have no idea if that has anything to do with M. Wards use of it though.
    jimmyjazzcoreon July 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentok that's another sonic youth reference. (see Helicopter) very interesting for such a "throwback" artist. maybe he's not such a throwback artist.
    orphan_yachtson July 31, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"yr." is a valid abbreviation of "your" and wasnt really invented by anybody. it's just not really used much these days and some people use it stylistically because of that.
    nichieon August 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commentactually i was wrong, it was started by the beats.
    nichieon August 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThere's this song called 'Making Whoopee' and it has the same notes. I heard it instrumentally on the television tonight. I also saw a video on youtube and I'm so far convinced they share notes/beats.

    Anyone know what I am talking about?
    Abex22on August 16, 2007   Link

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