Killing Birds Lyrics

Chris Cornell


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Chris Cornell
album: Track 7 in album Carry On
release date: 2007-6-5
popularity : 6 users have visited this page.
length: 3:39
assistant engineer: Dave Colvin
drums: Nir Z
guitar: Gary Lucas, Chris Cornell, Brian Ray, Dimitri Coats
bass: Miles Mosley
keyboard: Jamie Muhoberac
mix: Steve Lillywhite, Todd Parker
producer: Steve Lillywhite
recording: Todd Parker
vocal: Chris Cornell

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I learned long ago
'Bout a better way of killing birds
And what it means when they die in my hands

Like a strangled heart
It never made much sense to me
Why I'd need to know the best way to do that

But you have to love the murderer I've become
As I'm standing here in front of you
Standing right in front of you
Standing here in front of you
Killing birds

I've spent my youth
Breaking down the walls my father built
Just like he did to his father before him

But then I had no home
So I tried to make a better one
It looked just like his, so I burned it down again

No there ain't a long parade of idiots
As I'm standing here in front of you
Standing right in front of you
Standing here in front of you
Killing birds

You don't have to love the murderer I've become

If I could spin a web
I would sit and wait for you
I wouldn't need a stone, I'd just poison you and tie you up

And you would be a bird
A beautiful crescent one
And your eyes would beg
But I'm just doing my job

Standing here in front of you
Standing right in front of you
Standing here in front of you
Standing right in front of you
Standing here in front of you
Standing right in front of you
Standing here in front of you
Killing birds

Track Listing

  • 1 No Such Thing
  • 2 Poison Eye
  • 3 Arms Around Your Love
  • 4 Safe and Sound
  • 5 She'll Never Be Your Man
  • 6 Ghosts
  • 7 Killing Birds
  • 8 Billie Jean
  • 9 Scar on the Sky
  • 10 Your Soul Today
  • 11 Finally Forever
  • 12 Silence the Voices
  • 13 Disappearing Act
  • 14 You Know My Name