Songbird

Album: Heathen Chemistry (2002)
Charted: 3
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Songfacts®:

  • Liam Gallagher wrote this acoustic love song for his long term girlfriend, former All Saint, Nicole Appleton.
  • This was the first Oasis single Gallagher wrote. It comprises only two simple chord - Em and G. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England, for above 2
  • The DVD single includes the electric demo of the song, as well as live footage from Oasis' London Finsbury Park shows. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Bertrand - Paris, France
  • Speaking on Matt Morgan's Podcast in January 2021, Noel Gallagher said this is the only Liam-penned song he likes. "I thought 'Songbird' by Liam was great," he said. "We did a demo of it and it was more like 'Love Me Do' by The Beatles, It's got a mouth organ on it and it sounds like The Beatles. Then we took all the instruments off it and it became this acoustic thing that I think is perfect."

    Gallagher added he can't fathom why Liam doesn't perform "Songbird" at his gigs. "The ironic thing about that song is that he doesn't even f---ing play it now, work that one out. He's only got one tune and that's it, and he's not playing the f---ing tune."

Comments: 5

  • Justin from MnThere's 3 chords actually - Em, G, and a D/F# chord (D chord with F# as root.) So the progression goes: G, D/F#, Em... then it's reversed: Em, D/F#, G... repeat.
  • Andre from Sao Paulo, BrazilNever realized how a song can be so beautiful!
  • Carley from New Sarepta, AbSuch a happy, up-lifting song =)
  • Jezebel from Lincoln, MoI looooooooove this song. I'm suprised not many people have commented on it. Well just me and you connagh!
  • Connagh from London, Englandliam wrote this song under a tree in a park in france in only 10 minutes
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