"Birthday" as written by Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Steven Alexander James and David Rowntree....
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Birthday song meanings
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    General Commentcontains all the feelings i assume many of us feel deep down about the annual celebration
    madgingerprincesson April 26, 2002   Link
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    General Commentworst party song ever. pretty good regular track
    pumkinhedon December 05, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. It's how I feel about my birthday.
    rtockon January 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti love these lyrics. when birthdays suck, they really suck.
    velouria91on December 08, 2007   Link
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    My OpinionTo me this song has its roots in the cliche feelings people usually feel about birthdays, but it really kicks it up a notch. I mean as far as "kicks" go in Blur music (maybe I should call it "drops" to stay in the present zeitgeist) this is one of the hardest ones.

    The song bursts open with unbelievable angst/expressing sounds right about the middle, after all lyrics have been spoken so it's basically split in two: melancholy and fear, excruciating unhappiness. It's one of my favourite songs from Leisure.

    Then the lyrics are also moving. I love the wordplay e.g. "It's my birthday"-a regular expression people say combined with "no one here-day" etc. Powerful feelings expressed with simple words that unite ever more depressing feelings.

    Song fits well with the early Blur period, in which you could feel a lot of their songs are written from the standpoint of teenagers and teenage angst.
    milomon February 28, 2013   Link
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    General CommentMaybe I'm oversimplifying things, but I always thought this song was about being lonely and isolated on your birthday. It's a day when you're supposed to be surrounded by people and the centre of attention, but the narrator has no one - he just sits in the park, thinking, and remembering a lost love. He feels small while others feel significant on the annual celebration.

    I've come to dread my birthdays for the same reason. As a youngster they were fun, but in adulthood, not so much.
    massoftheblackon January 03, 2015   Link
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    General Commentprobably one of the silliest blur songs ever.
    teapoton January 07, 2006   Link

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