Who Sang The Secret Language of Birds? Ian Anderson

Ian Anderson The Secret Language of Birds cover art
writers: Ian Anderson
release date: 2000-3-6
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock
length: 4:16
producer: Ian Anderson
engineer: Ian Anderson
guest drums (drum set): Gerry Conway
composer: Ian Anderson
lyricist: Ian Anderson
This sparkling wine is all but empty.
Too late for trains and no taxis.
I know the feeling. Seems all too contrived.
There was no master plan but the fact is:
You must stay with me and learn the secret language of birds.

A tentative dawn about to be breaking
On a Rousseau garden with monkeys in hiding.
The truth of the matter, yet to be spoken
In words on which everything, everything's riding.
Now stay with me and learn the secret language of birds.

Circled by swallows
In a world for the weary.
Courted by warblers; wicked and eloquent trilling.

Lie in the stillness, window cracked open.
Extended moments, hours for the taking.
Careless hair on the pillow, a bold brushstroke.
Painted verse with a chorus in waiting.
Stay with me and learn the secret language of birds.

  • 1 The Secret Language of Birds
  • 2 The Little Flower Girl
  • 3 Montserrat
  • 4 Postcard Day
  • 5 Water Carrier
  • 6 Set-Aside
  • 7 A Better Moon
  • 8 Sanctuary
  • 9 The Jasmine Corridor
  • 10 The Habanero Reel
  • 11 Panama Freighter
  • 12 The Secret Language of Birds, Part II
  • 13 Boris Dancing
  • 14 Circular Breathing
  • 15 The Stormont Shuffle