I'm Like A Bird

Album: Whoa, Nelly! (2000)
Charted: 5 9

Songfacts®:

  • In this song, Furtado sings about how she values her freedom, and how that keeps her from commitment. She's warning a guy that she could fly away at any time.
  • In an interview with MTV, Furtado said: "On first look it seems like a love song. But then someone was saying the other day, 'You should've had homeless people in your video.' And it would make sense, too, in a way. Just the idea of being a nomad and liking to wander a lot is a big part of who I am. I have a restlessness about me."
  • Furtado performed this along with "Say It Right" and "Maneater" at the "Concert for Diana" on July 1, 2007. The concert was held in Wembley Stadium in honor of Princess Diana, who died August 31, 1997. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Bertrand - Paris, France
  • In an interview with The Metro newspaper November 26, 2006, Nelly was asked what her favorite bird is. Her reply was crows, because: "They like shiny things and I'm the same when I'm at the shopping mall. I'm attracted to things that glitter and shine." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England
  • Nelly Furtado won a Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for this song in 2002, beating out Janet Jackson ("Someone To Call My Lover"), Faith Hill ("There You'll Be"), Sade ("By Your Side") and Lucinda Williams ("Essence").

Comments: 5

  • Megan from Stevenson, AlI used to listen to this song all the dang time when it came out! Geez...
  • Michael from Portage, MiWorked at Best Buy when this song came out; it was like the Sluts' national anthem at the time.
  • Theresa from Murfreesboro, TnThis song is weird but I love it.
  • Dave from Cardiff, WalesWhen I first head this song I thought it was "High" by the Lighthouse Family from 1998. The introductions to the two songs sound very alike
  • Elmer from Honolulu, HiFurtado's most awarded song, with six different awards.
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