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Flightless Bird, American Mouth

by Iron & Wine

 

Been playing this song over and over again for the entire Sunday, the mellow melody comes with a sheer loneliness and gloomy within.

I don't really remember it as a soundtrack in Twilight the movie, I guess it shall be playing along the dancing scene of Edward and Bella in the school prom - An unconventional love, so sweet, yet so lost.

 

I was a quick wet boy, diving too deep for coins
All of your street light eyes wide on my plastic toys
Then when the cops closed the fair, I cut my long baby hair
Stole me a dog-eared map and called for you everywhere


Have I found you
Flightless bird, jealous, weeping or lost you, American mouth
Big pill looming


Now I'm a fat house cat
Nursing my sore blunt tongue
Watching the warm poison rats curl through the wide fence cracks
Pissing on magazine photos
Those fishing lures thrown in the cold
And clean blood of Christ mountain stream


Have I found you
Flightless bird, grounded, bleeding or lost you, American mouth
Big pill stuck going down

 

Strange lyrics, beautiful melody. I have totally no idea at all what's the lyric sings about. Some said it's infused with American political meanings, Try digest it, and tell me what it meant, will you?

 

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9 comments:

renaye said...

actually i don't understand the lyrics. haha.. but the melody is not bad... good for slow dance. :)

aileng said...

hmmm.. romantic, classic :)

wayeyoung said...

Good song. But I din't and don't like twilight :P even after reading the book.

kevinpnp said...

I can't catch the lyrics either. Can't see it to be tied into American politics.

I think what it's trying to say is the different lifestyle of a poor american and a rich american.

The first paragraph sort of describes the hardship in earning money.

The 3rd paragraph describes the rich as fat cats and they can do whatever they want.

I think what I just said may be bullshit...

aileng said...

wayeyoung:: I dont reali like the book too, but dont mind watching the movie tho :p

kevin:: oooooooooo... kinda make sense tho >.<

kevinpnp said...

I was just lucky... Hehe...

wantik said...

yo...i'm listening to the same song few weeks back~~ the only lyrics that caught my atttention was "now i'm a fat house cat..."...haha...thought of intro this song to u...now no need dy...

wantik said...

yo...i'm listening to the same song few weeks back~~ the only lyrics that caught my atttention was "now i'm a fat house cat..."...haha...thought of intro this song to u...now no need dy...

aileng said...

huuurh of everything u noticed the fat house cat and it's reminded you of meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee...?

T.T

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