"Birds" as written by and Emiliana/carey Torrini....
Let's stay awake and listen to the dark.
Before the birds, before they all wake up.
It's the ending of a play and soon begins another.
Hear the leaves applaud the wind.

See the sun come rising and white-wings start to fly.
Like strings of pearls in the firey sky.
I don't want to close my eyes, don't want to leave the stage now,
As the leaves applaud our stay.

Lend me yours wings and teach me how to fly.
Show me when it rains, the place you go to hide.
And the curtains draw again and bow - another day ends.
The leaves applaud the wind.

Lyrics submitted by Blurred_909

"Birds" as written by Emiliana Torrini Daniel De Mussenden Carey

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General CommentNo comments on such a beautiful song? What's the matter with you people?
    I love her imagery, especially the line 'let's stay awake and listen to the dark'.
    She's comparing life to being in a play ('the stage', 'the curtains', etc.). It's about living life with the one you love and savoring every day.
    mister care-too-muchon December 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAt a concert last tuesday she explained she was outside an cottage in Oxford somewhere, midddle of nowhere, and it was all so beautiful, with a lot of trees and hills, and it looked like the leaves were applauding the wind, literally. A guy from her band went up the hill and began playing while emiliane began writing a song, and then later he came down and they played the song together and so Birds was born. It was one of her best memories ever.
    Loni899on October 22, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe long gap between the 2nd and 3rd verse is awesome, and then as it gradually builds up I find that I can't wait for it to arrive, with each extended line of the song taking ages. Eventually it arrives with so much volume it sends a shiver down my spine!
    Best. Feeling. Ever.
    random_monkeyon August 21, 2012   Link

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