Little Bird

Album: Seventh Tree (2008)

Songfacts®:

  • This song, in which Alison Goldfrapp sings about a crow with mouths for eyes, was inspired by Edward Lear's nonsense poetry.
  • Alison Goldfrapp in the Sun newspaper February 15, 2008: "We've been inspired by this idea of paganism and the surreal themes in traditional English children's books. I mean, Victorians were taking loads of drugs, weren't they?"
  • Edward Lear (1812-88) was a British humorist and artist, best known for his Book of Nonsense (1846), which popularized the limerick. Lear first attracted attention by his paintings of birds, and later turned to landscapes. He traveled in Italy, Greece, Egypt and India, publishing books on his travels with his own illustrations, and spent most of his later life in Italy.
  • Will Gregory (synthesizer), said in the Daily Mail April 18, 2008: "We wanted a warm, summary sound and the acoustic guitar gave us that. But we didn't want to be limited by purely acoustic sounds."

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