"Bird on a Wire" as written by and Zachary David Schwartz....
Are you hoping to get out of this mess
Truckloads of coffee, conditioned to confess
You're a bird on a wire
And you're wrestling

Who's dirty laundry are you turning out fresh
Little miss bossy is brimming with breast
You're a bird on a wire
And you're wrestling
No station is final

Popping the pricks and the pins
Are you stopping to smell the good sins
Are you stopping to lift the good dress

Geriatric at 20 years old
Break like a matchstick as soon as you're told
You're a bird on a wire
And you're wrestling
No station is final

Don't do what I do

(You're rotting now)
â??Yeah whatever,â?? she said

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"Bird on a Wire" as written by Zachary David Schwartz

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    General Commentso we have agreed that its nothing short of amazing... but what is it about... seeming older than you are? being a slut? seeming being older than you are because you a slut?
    janexsayson January 19, 2007   Link
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    General Commentbrilliant
    Ocean Soulon May 26, 2006   Link
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    General Commentu said it all
    janexsayson December 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentis it

    Are you starving to lift the good dress?

    and i don't hear him sing 'you're rotting now'

    oh and, yes.. brilliant
    SofiaOon January 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree with SofiaO. I definately hear starving. However, I could be wrong.

    "are you starving to smell the good sins
    are you starving to lift the good dress"
    spasmodicon January 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWho cares. This song is golden.
    artsluton April 15, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthaha that's where the genius that is Rogue Wave comes in. Their songs are just so amazing even if you don't understand the lyrics at all. Most of them are very vague and can be interpreted many different ways so that it enhances intelligent thought and gives you something to think about. I love what they do, it's just amazing =]
    zimchick5on April 01, 2010   Link
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    General Commentduring a concert, he said he wrote this song in a grocery store where he used to work.

    i'm just wondering if he built this character based off of a customer that he saw. heck, its what i like to do at work. :D
    shadesofblack07on May 02, 2010   Link
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    My OpinionThis is a great song. The chorus is pretty uptempo and catchy, but check out the bass in the intro and verses. Excellent album starter.
    tigertour02on May 14, 2010   Link
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    General Commentjust saw them in concert last night in columbus. amazing show. before this song he said something like, "this is a song about being employed and hating the employer." so apparently it's about working shitty jobs?
    instantclassicon August 05, 2010   Link

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