Tell me that you've got everything you want
And your bird can sing
But you don't get me
You don't get me

You say you've seen the seven wonders
And you bird is green
But you can't see me
You can't see me

When your prized possessions
Start to weigh you down
Look in my direction
I'll be round, I'll be round

When your bird is broken
Will it bring you down?
You may be awoken
I'll be round, I'll be round

You tell me that you've heard every sound there is
And your bird can swing
But you can't hear me
You can't hear me

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"And Your Bird Can Sing" as written by Paul Mccartney John Lennon

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  • +4
    General Commentthis song definitelly talks about materialism..
    the "green bird" is money. having money makes u think u can buy everything u want, go to every place there is and hear every sound there is but you'll eventually find out that money can't buy u everything. you don't get/see/hear me, even though u get/see/hear everything else.

    When your prized possessions start to wear you down
    Look in my direction
    I'll be 'round, I'll be 'round

    "when you find out u couldn't get everything u want, u can always look for me. u don't need money to see me".
    tinordon August 06, 2010   Link
  • +3
    General CommentA great song denouncing materialism
    infidelon April 10, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThe song is under rated, thats all i have to say. Its amazing
    themachine312on June 17, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentTo me it'a about someone who thinks they've got and seen it all but they ain't seen sh!t. So yeah, it is about materialism. Even if the Beatles were materialistic (don't forget Johns love of cars and stuff) it doesn't mean they didn't see beyond that only. i thankyou.
    nosleeppoliceon February 16, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthis is not the beatles best song, but it is no doubt there greatest riffit was played with a bunch of multi tracked guitars, whch is wot gives it that heavy feeling.Bob Dylan described it as "the strength of strings no voice can hope to hum"
    compared to the riff who cares wot the words mean?
    seargent pepperon August 15, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSooo amazing, that riff........ you can't hear me.......
    fleaaaaaaon May 02, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMaybe John did hate this song, but as so many people have said, what a kick-ass guitar riff!
    albanyankeeon January 04, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song. Listening to it makes me feel all oogy inside. The guitar parts were played live by George and Paul.
    The working title for the song was "You don't get me"
    MollyJoneson August 25, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentdude, this song is FANTASTIC. i love this song especially on the beatles anthology cd because paul is cracking up with laughter the entire song and john seems to be pretty bothered by it. it's obvious that paul was majorly stoned, but it's great nonetheless.
    jhollaon May 23, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHas anyone heard the version where Paul (or is it John) is laughing his ass off all through the song? Always cracks me up. I always assumed it was John actually since he was the naughtiest of the Beatles.
    ArabianDiscoon July 22, 2009   Link

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