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Songs About Birds

So a long while back, I was all into centering playlists around a subject. I have posts about:
crazy songs,
poison songs,
magic songs;
all of which you are welcome, if you weren't around back in 2002-3, to go contribute to.

Now I want to hear songs about/mentioning birds. Here are the ones I have come up with from my collection:

Mocking Bird - Barclay James Harvest
Blackbird - The Beatles
My army of birds and gulls - Betchadupa
blackbird - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Night Bird - Deep Forest
Little Red Birds - Emma Christian
Mockingbird - Grant Lee Buffalo
Bird Stealing Bread - Iron & Wine
Seabird's Cry - John Gracie
Bird on a Wire - Leonard Cohen
Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Birds Of Fire - Mahavishnu Orchestra
I'm Like a Bird - Nelly Furtado
This Is The Picture (Excellent Birds) - Peter Gabriel
Birds - Quasi
King Of Birds - R.E.M.
birds in perspex - Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptian
Green Finch and Linnet Bird - Stephen Sondheim
Birdhouse In Your Soul - They Might Be Giants
Bird On A Wire - Willie Nelson
My Bird Performs - XTC
Where Flamingos Fly - Linda Lawson
Expecting to Fly - Neil Young
Fly By Night - Rush
Fly Like An Eagle - Steve Miller Band
My Cosmic Autumn Rebellion (The Inner Life As Blazing Shield Of Defiance And Optimism As Celestial Spear Of Action) - The Flaming Lips
The Gold Finch And The Red Oak Tree - Ted Leo & The Pharmacists
A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square - Glenn Miller



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Sep. 13th, 2007 04:10 am (UTC)
"Close to You", the Carpenters
Sep. 13th, 2007 03:07 pm (UTC)
I totally forgot! I added my cranberries cover since I don't have the original.
Sep. 13th, 2007 04:55 am (UTC)
Littlest Birds Sing the Prettiest Songs - The Be Good Tanyas
Sep. 13th, 2007 10:19 pm (UTC)
YES! This is the best song ever. I am glad it has been mentioned.
Sep. 13th, 2007 04:58 am (UTC)
I Like Birds - eels ( Daisies of the Galaxy )
Sep. 13th, 2007 05:06 am (UTC)
Fish and Bird - Tom Waits ( Alice )
Sep. 13th, 2007 05:22 am (UTC)
Addle Brains - Augie March ( Strange Bird )

Bonus: Not about birds, really: The Night is a Blackbird - Augie March ( Strange Bird )
Sep. 13th, 2007 05:59 am (UTC)
And Your Bird Can Sing -- The Beatles
Painbirds -- Sparklehorse
Snowbird -- Mark Eitzel (cover song)
Sep. 13th, 2007 02:26 pm (UTC)
Also, "Let's Do It" mentions birds.
Sep. 13th, 2007 06:07 am (UTC)
"Rockin' Robin" -- 1950-something -- Bobby Day.

Tweedily deedily dee!
Sep. 13th, 2007 12:17 pm (UTC)
I need to get that one onto the ipod. It's so cheerful!
Sep. 13th, 2007 11:15 am (UTC)
search for "bird" in itunes gives me 85 !!! results. ill have to get back to you. my favorite that's not mentioned though:

i like birds - the eels

hey, how about "somewhere over the rainbow"?
Sep. 13th, 2007 03:07 pm (UTC)
"somewhere over the rainbow" totally counts.
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Sep. 13th, 2007 03:08 pm (UTC)
I definitely checked my playlist for songs about flying... but all I found is represented above!
Sep. 13th, 2007 12:34 pm (UTC)
"Tit Willow" by Gilbert & Sullivan (out of the Mikado). One of the many funny songs out of it, too.

Sep. 13th, 2007 03:08 pm (UTC)
I keep meaning to get that off netflix and check it out.
Sep. 14th, 2007 12:30 pm (UTC)
Do it! You won't regret it. Very funny. Make sure you get the 2000 one, not the 1939 one.
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Sep. 13th, 2007 03:12 pm (UTC)
That made me think of "Surfin' Cow" by the dead milkmen... but that one will have to wait for a bovine theme post.
Sep. 13th, 2007 01:50 pm (UTC)
Ghetto Bird - Ice Cube
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Sep. 13th, 2007 03:12 pm (UTC)
Jeez, I have all but one of these and forgot to put them! Thanks!
Sep. 13th, 2007 02:04 pm (UTC)
"Pretty Girls" and "Things That Scare Me" by Neko Case both mention birds in the chorus. Otherwise I will have to wait until I get home to look thru my tunes.

Also, the next time *I* post a question about songs that contain [x] I am going to ask you to repost it. Your friends seem to know a lot more songs than mine. ;)
Sep. 13th, 2007 03:13 pm (UTC)
I am totally happy with cross-pollenating our song theme threads!
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Sep. 13th, 2007 03:13 pm (UTC)
If that's on 69 love songs, I might have it!
Sep. 13th, 2007 05:38 pm (UTC)
All the songs on Joanna Newsom's album Ys, except the last one, mention birds.
Sep. 13th, 2007 10:16 pm (UTC)
"Yellow Bird" by the folk group of your choice -- I prefer The Brothers Four
"Bee of the Bird of the Moth" by TMBG
"Caged Bird" by the Piltdown Men

And I'm surprised my brain coughed up that last one because I'm pretty sure I only have their stuff on cassette. Ha! Of course it turns out they have a myspace page telling me their last show was in 1991. Now I feel old.
Sep. 13th, 2007 10:16 pm (UTC)
That was me, sorry.
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