Birds

Album: After The Gold Rush (1970)
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  • Lover, there will be another one
    Who'll hover over you beneath the sun
    Tomorrow, see the things that never come
    Today

    When you see me
    Fly away without you
    Shadow on the things you know
    Feathers fall around you
    And show you the way to go
    It's over, it's over

    Nestled in your wings my little one
    Is special morning brings another sun
    Tomorrow, see the things that never come
    Today

    When you see me
    Fly away without you
    Shadow on the things you know
    Feathers fall around you
    And show you the way to go
    It's over, it's over
    Ooh Writer/s: Neil Young
    Publisher: Broken Arrow Music, WORDS & MUSIC A DIV OF BIG DEAL MUSIC LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • Gina from Leeds, YorkshireBeautiful song, so many memories, love that album.
  • E Currie from ScotlandGood insight. There is also a dimension of predation. When a bird 'hovers over you beneath the sun' it's preparing to swoop, kill and consume you.

    So it is about loss but there is an explicit acknowledgement that, in relationship terms, there is a power imbalance. The assurance that there will be another who will do the same, is not as tender and comforting, as it initially seems.
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