Blue Bird

Album: In The Grace of Your Love (2011)

Songfacts®:

  • This is a track from New York based dance-punk outfit The Rapture's fourth studio album In The Grace of Your Love. The record was released on September 6, 2011 following a five-year hiatus during which frontman Luke Jenner had the traumatic experience of dealing with his mother's suicide. He told Spin magazine this song was inspired by his loss: "It's dealing with the death of my mom. I had songs pouring out of me at the time and it started off as an acoustic demo. When your mom takes her own life, it's a big blow. You don't have a choice whether you love your mom or not, no matter what that person does to you or anybody else. That song is specifically dealing through that pain in some way."

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