Christina Perri: Bluebird Meaning
Teach itself to start beating again?
This little bluebird came looking for you
I said that I hadn’t seen you in quite some time
And this little bluebird, she came...
anonymous May 20th 2011, 13:21 report
I think it's referring to a girl just after a breakup (which leads to the analogy of a bluebird, because she's "free as a bird", but she still sad, or "blue"), and a different girl who liked the guy wanting him. Because it was just after the breakup, the Bluebird decided that she didn't need him, and couldn't stand the idea of being friends with him. About the guy being dead, it could go along with the saying, "You are dead to me," meaning that whatever person, in this case, the guy, doesn't matter to her anymore. But she says that as started to cry, meaning that even though she said that she doesn't care about him, she actually does and misses him. She goes on to speculate about if she went back to him, and how the other girl would feel. At the very end, she decides to go talk to the girl about it, and she finds the boy at the girl's house, further breaking her heart, because that meant that he had already moved on.
anonymous May 17th 2011, 07:06 report
Someone asked her permission to date the guy she used to date/still loves and she acted as if she as ok with it when she really isn't at all..
anonymous Mar 12th, 17:53 report
well, i pretty much think that the song is about christina losing someone she once loved, and that this "bluebird" is the messenger, who decides to break the news that either a. their love for each other is fading, of b. that the person she loved has passed. christina is a great songwriter. she has a lot of great tune's (:D) to jam too. one of her other good one's include, arm's. and a thousand years.
anonymous Nov 20th 2012, 12:44 report
i think this song is about a girl who still misses her ex. her heart "the bluebird" keeps telling her that she misses him, but her head says that he doesn't matter to her anymore. finally, the head wins and the girl starts to wonder where her heart went, and why she can't feel anything anymore. when she finally finds her heart, she finds her ex because she's unknowingly given her heart to him.
anonymous Aug 7th 2012, 16:14 report
I actually think christina perri is the narrator and the bluebird. The bluebird is widely accepted as a symbol of happiness/joy and in the song I believe that there are two parts of her; one (the bluebird) being the part that wants to be happy and knows the certain guy can bring that and the other half of her doesn't want to be with him for some other reason. The reason I think this is partly because I am/was in a similar situation and eventhough I new I should be with this certain guy, I was stubborn and irrational and waited until it was too late.
anonymous Aug 7th 2012, 01:10 report
I think the bluebird is her heart. Since they're broken up her heart is free like a bird but sad as in blue. Her heart (the bluebird) keeps asking for him but she doesn't want to be in love so she tells her heart that he's gone/dead to her. Her heart continues begging and begging for him but she keeps telling her heart no. She fears that one day she'll lose it and go back to him without telling her heart an her heart will beat once again for him. She loses her bluebird and goes looking for it and she finds that the guy has her bluebird/heart :D
anonymous Jun 10th 2012, 15:59 report
She is having an affair with a married man, the blue bird is his wife.
anonymous Apr 16th 2012, 23:34 report
I think the bluebird is herself, the other part of her that still loves him.
anonymous Mar 26th 2012, 03:28 report
I don't think there's another girl. This whole song is an internal debate with herself. The bluebird refers to the heart and her hurting probably from the break-up.This is opposed to her other side which is her head. Her head is clear that he is not worth it. This debate is clear in the verse that starts with 'don't you think it was hard'... The bluebird/heart says 'she may be better than all the rest' but the head says no, you're wrong. He's not special.
The bridge 'what if when she comes over I am in your arms? Taking all I want from you again' is her (head) being worried that if he comes back for her, her heart/bluebird might take over and be reckless and take him back.
Lastly, the final verse 'this little bluebird, don't come round here anymore' means that she is truly over him and not heartbroken anymore. She went to find the bluebird, probably to find the feeling of love and being in love. And she found 'you' which is someone better than her ex.
This song caught my attention because I liked the melody. Then on closer listening, I truly think the lyrics are meaningful and very well written. I love it.
anonymous Mar 6th 2012, 13:21 report
A beautiful Love/hate song..
I think The blueBird is her inner voice, she's still in love with him after the break up..She's trying to get over him..and attempts to distance herself frm her Inner Voice/Feelings(The BlueBird)she's having constant talks/arguments with herself (Bluebird)..at one point gets upset tells her Inner voice that she can have him..In her heart(BlueBird) he's still better than the rest..but she's trying to be practical..trying to move on and rejects those thoughts by reminding herself that she wrote this heart broken song for him..This break up changes her..days/months go by and she tries hard to get back to being herself once again but finds him instead.
anonymous Feb 9th 2012, 17:43 report
I kind of think that it means she and a guy broke up but she still loves him and won't admit it. Another girl, decided that she wanted him and asked her if she still talked to him. I think the "I didn't even say that you died" could be that she wanted to make excuses for the other girl not to talk to him.
anonymous Jan 29th 2012, 18:51 report
her boyfriend had left her and there was a girl in line to take her place. the "bluebird" could've been checking up on her, seeing if she was okay. but, also if the "bluebird" could have her recent boyfriend.
anonymous Jan 28th 2012, 23:59 report
I'm the previous "anonymous" shown directly above with the 2 diffrent interpretations.
Can someone tell me which one they think is right?
anonymous Jan 28th 2012, 20:02 report
"This little bluebird won’t come around here anymore
So I went looking for her, and I found you"
at the end of the song, you can interpret it 2 ways:
1... the girl isn't asking about the guy anymore, so christina goes and looks for her, to talk to her about it all,
and while she is looking, she changes her mind and gets back together with the guy
2 the girl isn't asking about the guy anymore, so christina goes and looks for her, to talk to her about it all,
and she finds the guy with the girl, "further breaking her heart because he has already forgotten about her"
anonymous Jan 10th 2012, 18:39 report
This song is about someone who was good friends with the man mentioned in this song. She had feelings for him and suspected he had feelings for her, but they never acted on it. After awhile he got frustrated, or they got in a fight and they stopped communicating. However, she's still in love with him. She's reflecting on how to get over her broken heart, when another girl comes around. She's interested in the man Perri loves. Perri is trying to get over him and hasn't spoken to him in awhile hence"I didn't even say that your died. But would it of been such a lie?" She's saying it wouldn't be much of a lie because they don't see eachother anymore, at all. The
"bluebird" keeps coming around and trying to get to the man Perri loves and she tells the other woman, she can have him ("I said we weren't even friends, she could have you"). But she doesn't mean it she's still in love with him. The bluebird thinks this man is fantastic and Perri knows that but she tries to downplay it. Finally she's reflecting again on how to seal her freshly opened wounds. Then, to wrap it all up, the other woman stops coming around. When Perri goes to look for her, she finds her with the man she's in love with.
anonymous Dec 26th 2011, 23:10 report
I think it's talking about another girl, maybe a friend, came to talk to Christina about getting together with Christina's ex-boyfriend. The girl (bluebird) was looking where the boy might be, and Christina said she "hadn't seen him іn quite ѕοmе time." When the girl came looking a second time, Christina told her that she wasn't even friends with the boy, and that the girl (bluebird) can have him. It was hard for Christina to say, because she could have told the girl (bluebird) that her ex had died, and the girl would have stayed away from him. Since she started to cry, it shows that she wasn't over him yet. The girl she calls bluebird comes around a third time, and swears that he way be better than all the other boys she had liked. Christina insisted that he wasn't anything special. All of the "you's" in this song are referring to her ex. Christina had a thought that she might get back together with her ex, and that the girl (bluebird) would come again and find the two of them together, which shows that she's still having thoughts of getting back together with him. He broke Christina's heart, and she's trying to get over the feelings she has for him, and move on. Then, the girl (bluebird) won't come back to visit Christina, so she went looking for her and found found her with her ex. At the end, it means that the girl (bluebird) got together with her ex. She's happy for them, and the happy sound means that she's finally over the feelings for him.
anonymous Dec 13th 2011, 21:59 report
In my opinion the little blurbird is herself.I think she's talking about how she is as "free as a bird" but she's "blue about it. So she tries to mend her broken heart by finding herself and she burries away her sorrow. but at the end she realizes that she's more herself whith him. I don't think their is another girl i think she's referring to her own mistakes on breaking up with him from a another point of veiw.
anonymous Dec 11th 2011, 13:10 report
I think this song is about a girl who is the "other woman." I think the Bluebird is the girl the guy is cheating on. Bluebird is sad because she thinks she's being cheated on but she's not sure. So she goes and asks the other girl. And the other girl (the first person) says they're not even friends. Then she says, "It wouldn't have been such a lie.." Trying to sort of justify the fact that she lied about not knowing the guy. And then Bluebird says that she thinks "he is the better than all the rest," and the other girl is like, "no, you've got it all wrong." Kind of like saying, "you don't know what he's done to you..and me." So at the end when Bluebird doesn't come around anymore looking for her boyfriend,the other woman is going to go tell her the truth, but then she finds the guy with Bluebird...
anonymous Nov 22nd 2011, 02:45 report
The way I see this song is sort of an inner struggle with herself. I think the bluebird is supposed to be her inner voice telling her that this guy is worth it and that she should go back to him, while another part of her is telling her she shouldn't. That's how i interpreted it when I first heard it.
anonymous Nov 19th 2011, 01:05 report
I think that the song "Bluebird" is about a girl who Christina calls a bluebird because it was this little girl who was free as a bird.
And this Bluebird comes along and wants Christina's guy but Christina says no.
"This little bluebird came looking again" I think that later Christina and her boyfriend get in a fight, when this happens the bluebird comes back. "I said we weren't even friends, she could have you" Christina says that the bluebird can have him.
"Don't you think it was hard?" Though it WAS hard on Christina, Christina let the bluebird have him and he thinks that Christina was being mean and careless. But she said that it WAS hard on her.
The bluebird really loved the guy. "This little blue bird wouldn't give it a rest. She swares that you may be better then all the rest"
But then, Christina seems to really care until the line where she says "I said no. You've got it all wrong. If he was something special,I wouldn't have this song." Christina and the guy weren't soulmates, she said that if he was special, she wouldn't have givin him to the bluebird.
Then there's that line again "But don't you think it was hard?" Christina did still really want the guy. Seeing the bluebird with him, only made her desire grow stronger.
"How the hell does a broken hart get back together when it's torn apart...." Christina realizes after all of this, that she loves him. She said that her hart was torn not broken.I think she means that her hart went through alot. It wasn't broken evenly, it was torn into bits, making it harder for her to get over him.
Then Christina fantasized "What if when she comes over, I am in your arms?" Christina wants him back. Then Christina decides to go find the bluebird and confront her. "I went lookin for her and I found... you" Christina didn't end up finding her. She ends up finding him, looking him in the eye.
I think that it's up to the listener to decide what happens. Christina's point is that Christina gave her boyfriend to this other girl, realizes it was a mistake, then goes back. I think that this song tells a story of having somebody, giving them away out of anger, and then regret. A very beautiful song.
anonymous Aug 11th 2011, 12:51 report
To me this song is about the breakup of a couple. The boyfriend leaves for another girl. The significance of the bluebird relates to the sadness that comes to visit her after the breakup. This sadness (Bluebird) comes to visit often and makes her think about the good (he might be better than all the rest) and bad points (he's not wonderful and that is why she has this song) points of their relationship. Towards the end of the song the lyrics talk about how the bluebird doesn't come around anymore-meaning she has moved on but will at times still think about this ex occasionally until she found (you) someone else.
anonymous Aug 9th 2011, 00:57 report
i think that the bluebird is her friend who has a thing for perris ex and keeps asking about him. and perri says yea you can have him bc him and i arent even friends. but perri still has a thing for him and her friend brags about how great he is bc she loves him too and perri says "no you've got it all wrong if he were something special i wouldnt have this song" trying to convince herself and her friend that hes not that great even though her heart is still broken for him. when she says "what if when she comes over i am in your arms taking all i want from you again" its bc what if she slips up and runs back to him but her friend comes over and sees it, it would ruin everything. then her and her friend werent that close anymore maybe bc they just drifted like some friends do so she goes looking for her and they're still together
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