"Bird of the Summer" as written by and Alison Loren Sudol....
You came with the season, as the first swallow sang
A brown headed stranger, with a five-letter name

We planted our kisses where the wild berries grow my feet sprouted wings and I flew all the way home doo doo doo

My cheeks red like fire engines racing straight to the heat of your skin and I know our days are numbered, early bird of the summer you'll fly south just as the fall begins

The leaves changed their colors and the schoolyards were filled
My coat with the patches barely keeps out the chill dooo

You sent me a postcard from a town out of state, I wish it were warmer and I hope you're the same
Doop doo doo

The fields where we wandered were golden
Now only muddy my boots and I know I should recover, you're a bird of the summer, I was wrong to Try and capture you


Gone is the pale hand of winter
Here is the first flush of may

And soon I will discover whether birds of the summer fly in circles or just fly away

Lyrics submitted by dustybreeze

"Bird of the Summer" as written by Alison Loren Sudol Alison Sudol

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    General CommentI think the obvious metaphor is the summer fling, but I think this can also reply to a relationship that was "real", could have lasted a while but was doomed from the start. She had a relationship with this person who she loved, it obviously didn't last, so she found someone who "won't fly away". This new person is loyal to her, but doesn't elicit the same feelings as the the first person did.
    The last part is a bit ambiguous to me, it sounds like maybe she is waiting to see if he will come back to her, and she might leave the current man to go back to him.
    maladroitmortalon December 10, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAh summer love
    kwiscon September 10, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think this is the best song of the new album.
    Cyberghoston September 15, 2009   Link
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    General CommentSuch a beautiful song.
    andreaaaaon September 15, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis is my favorite song on the cd.
    loveandspieson September 24, 2009   Link
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    General CommentSo beautiful. Summer romance is wonderful, yet heartbreaking.
    XylitolFairyon September 25, 2009   Link
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    General Commentwhat is the brown headed bird, with a five letter name, that she's singing about?

    i can't think of what birds fly south for the winter that fit that description.
    haha kind of nerdy question i guess.
    keereeraron October 23, 2009   Link

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