Come back babybird
With your dirty wings in tatters
Come home where you belong
Nobody knows you better

Now bring back your velvet heart
And we'll make you brand new feathers
Sleep through the morning light
With your arms around your brother

Come back home
You were never really on your own

Now outside faces cry
With the tears of lonesome orphans
And behind every mask
Is the face of another

Wherever you have been
Wherever you took cover
No arms that pulled you in
Could hold you like your mother

Come back home
You were never really on your own

When all my colors fade
And my wings, they've turned to leather
I'll know the reason why
God let me get older

When all my days are through
And I fly these hills no longer
I'll lay beneath the stars
And I'll watch you flying over

Come back home
You were never really on your own

Come back home
You will never be all alone

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    General CommentThis is my favorite song on the album, the most beautiful modern lullaby I've heard in a while.
    wastemydayson July 22, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is beautiful. Jakob wrote it for his sons, and it's just so sweet.
    allenegirlon May 24, 2004   Link
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    General Commentit's so sweet. :-)

    and last night I heard it for the first time with the FULL BAND.
    I can't get it out of my head, it was so amazing.
    wow. I didn't think that it could be good with the full band. instead, I stand corrected.
    marvelon July 12, 2005   Link
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    General Commentubelievable coming from the wallflowers!! one of the few songs one thier album breach, which is in my opinion thier worst album!!
    Tonagamuon September 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentA great closing song to Breach. I personally loved Breach.
    Buehrle56Fanon May 20, 2009   Link
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    General CommentLong,ago my boyfriend nicknamed me Bird. We married, lost each other nd then, lost a child. But I never gave up hope. We are soul mates, and although I think he believes this, too, he's still lost in a lifetime of hurts. I hurt him and he left me, though I begged for forgiveness. I said one day when we were old and gray, and far more forgiving of each other's youthful transgressions, we'd be together again ... watching sunsets from the front porch.

    guess we have to be older and much more gray because at 55 and 56, it's still just a dream. I believed those lyrics could've been written for me and Stuart. I'll always think it, no matter what anyone else may say of that song. He's asking me to come home, no matter how the world has battered me, and oh, it has ... just come home and make him laugh again. I could SO make him laugh, too. My adorable guy. One day ... maybe in a different life, but one day ...
    TexasBirdon July 24, 2012   Link

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