Ed Sheeran: Little Bird Meaning
Little Bird Lyrics
With its broken leg
We could nurse it
For a little lie down with me
If you fall asleep
It wouldn’t be the worst thing
But when I wake up
Your make-up is on my shoulder
And tell me, if I lie...
anonymous Mar 3rd, 14:50 report
I also thought it was a metaphor too..but I guess not.
anonymous Feb 28th, 14:15 report
This song is all about how Ed Sheeran was walking with his girlfriend and they saw a little bird with a broken leg. Since his girlfriend was studying to be a veterinarian, she wanted to nurse it back to health. Ed then goes on to say that he just wanted to have some tea and sleep and the bird ended up dying. He says he wrote this song as an apology to his girlfriend for distracting her and that it's his fault the bird died, but I think it's about more than that. I think it is about him and his girlfriend maybe having a confusing relationship in which they aren't together any more, but he wishes they were. I think this because of the lyrics "darling how I miss you" and "your'e my little bird" suggesting that the bird with the broken leg is really their relationship. I chose this song because Ed Sheeran's voice is so pure and absolutely perfect. Also, this song really spoke to me from how one little mistake can really make or break something.
anonymous Oct 16th 2012, 11:47 report
according to ed.....
one day he was out with is friend who is a girl (not his girlfriend) they see a bird and she decides to nurse it because she was studying to be a nurse and ed goes along with is because he wanted some were to sleep and have a cup of tea but whilst hes busy with her they weren't paying much attention to the bird and it died he felt bad and felt like it was all his fault so he wrote a song about it also ed said it was a chicken :/
anonymous Oct 15th 2012, 22:19 report
Its basically about Ed, he was dating a girl who was studying to be a veterinarian. They were somewhat walking one day, and they saw a bird or chicken on the road with a broken leg. Since she was studying to be a veterinarian, she wanted to nurse it but Ed suggested to leave it and just go home with tea and sleep, or just cuddle with his girlfriend. He just wanted to leave the bird alone. Later on he finds out that the bird died so he wrote this song as an apology. He explains this himself on a USTREAM gig.
It wasnt really deep, it was more like an apology for letting the bird die
anonymous Sep 1st 2012, 09:42 report
This song is just about an injured bird they find, however Sheeran wouldn't of written about it and published the song if it didn't mean more than that. It is obviously a memory Sheeran will remember, whether that's for the right reasons or the wrong reasons we don't know. Overall this song describes his relationship with his girlfriend, and highlights their differences. The girlfriend being light-hearted and caring, and Sheeran being less so. We get the impression Sheeran cares more about the girlfriend than the bird, as he's trying to maintain the relationship. This is shown by the lines 'but if I kissed you' and 'I'm not quite certain of your love'
anonymous May 12th 2012, 10:21 report
I thought the bird was a metaphor for their love, but that's just me :)
anonymous Nov 11th 2011, 02:31 report
I remember, a few weeks back I was watching Gig at Your Gaff on YouTube. Ed Sheeran explains the meaning of the song. He basically says that it's all about how he and his girlfriend found a bird with a broken leg. His girlfriend wanted to be a vet so she decided to try and nurse it. Ed didn't want to nurse it so he went to bed and when he woke up it was dead. This songs basically about him and his girlfriend and the bird. Also, he is trying to make it up to her by kissing her.
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