Who Sang Strange Bird? Jimmy Buffett

Jimmy Buffett Off to See the Lizard cover art

Some other versions of "Strange Bird"
Credits
publisher: ©Royalty Network Music Publishing Ltd.
writers: Jay R. Oliver, Jimmy Buffett
release date: 1989-6
genres: Rock Pop Folk, World, & Country
length: 4:20
Half fast and seldom seen
He don't blip the radar screen
On the deck below the dune
Under the commander's moon
Strange bird from a different nest
Flying low not like all the rest
God only knows where the strange
bird goes when he's flyin'
Everybody's trying to find him
But they don't know where to start
The ornithologist lady says that he has wings on his heart

CHORUS

Strange bird from a different nest
Flying low not like all the rest
If you can't catch him, you can't claim him
If you can't see him you can't name him
Stay on the ground or he will shoot you down
Wings on his heart, he's a strange bird

His only home is in the skies
Slicing through the cloudy pie
Above the whole Caribbean
Moves the swift amphibian

CHORUS

Strange bird from a different nest
Flying low not like all the rest
If you can't catch him, you can't claim him
If you can't see him you can't name him
Stay on the ground or he will shoot you down
Wings on his heart, he's a strange bird
Watch out girl, he's a strange bird

But he's in love with the lady of the waters
And she lives somewhere up around Cheauxvan
He's gonna circle high above her runway of love
Until she gives him her permission to land

CHORUS

Strange bird from a different nest
flying low not like all the rest
If you can't catch him, you can't claim him
If you can't see him you can't name him
Stay on the ground or he will shoot you down
If you can't see him you can't claim him
If you can't see him, you can't name him
Stay on the ground or he will shoot you down
Wings on his heart, he's a strange bird

Strange bird flying low
Cross the Gulf of Mexico
Strange bird, not like all the rest
Watch out girl, he's a strange bird
Shoot you down, he's a strange bird
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a strange bird



Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Carnival World
  • 2 Take Another Road
  • 3 That's My Story and I'm Sticking to It
  • 4 Why the Things We Do
  • 5 Gravity Storm
  • 6 Off to See the Lizard
  • 7 Boomerang Love
  • 8 Strange Bird
  • 9 I Wish Lunch Could Last Forever
  • 10 The Pascagoula Run
  • 11 Mermaid in the Night
  • 12 Changing Channels

  • Album Information
    label: MCA Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 076732631423
    script: Latin