The Birds Lyrics

Elbow


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Guy Edward John Garvey, Craig Lee Potter, Mark Potter, Peter James Turner, Richard Barry Jupp
album: Track 1 in album Build a Rocket Boys!
release date: 2011-3-7
popularity : 6 users have visited this page.
length: 8:04
producer: Craig Potter
lead vocals: Guy Garvey
mixer: Craig Potter
cello: Margit van der Zwan and Adrianne Wininsky
lyricist: Guy Garvey
composer: Elbow

Cover Art

Elbow Build a Rocket Boys! cover art
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The birds are the keepers of our secret as they saw us where we lay
In the deepest grass of springtime in a reckless guilty haze
And they wove a sweet indifference and it settled on our skin
Till the eyes that I remembered for the last time drew me in

The birds
Though I wore you glacial patience to a smudge of bitter dust
On the last day you embraced me with a glistening sapling trust
Did they sing a million blessings as they watched us slowly part
Do they keep those final kisses in their tiny racing hearts

What are we gonna do with you
Same tale every time
What are we gonna do with you
Come on inside
Looking back is for the birds


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 The Birds
  • 2 Lippy Kids
  • 3 With Love
  • 4 Neat Little Rows
  • 5 Jesus Is a Rochdale Girl
  • 6 The Night Will Always Win
  • 7 High Ideals
  • 8 The River
  • 9 Open Arms
  • 10 The Birds (reprise)
  • 11 Dear Friends