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Florence and the Machine: Bird Song Meaning

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Well I didn't tell anyone,
But a bird flew by.
Saw what I'd done.
He set up a nest outside,
And he sang about
What I'd become.
He sang so loud,
Sang so clear.
I was afraid all the
Neighbours would hear,
So I invited him in,
Just...

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    anonymous
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    Oct 20th, 10:09pm report


    It's a song about guilt.
    Put yourself in the place of the person singing. You've done something horrible, or something you're ashamed of, and someone (the bird) hears/sees you do that particular thing. I believe it's adding onto the saying "A little bird told me". You try to reason with the bird, asking them not to tell anyone, but they just sing louder. Desperate, you kill the bird, hoping that not only will it stop singing, but the guilt will go away. But later on, you realize that there really was no bird. Just yourself. You're the one singing about your own guilt. You're mostly ashamed of yourself.



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    anonymous
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    Aug 26th, 2014 8:11am report


    the song is about guilty consciense.one does something wrong and no one notices but keep it bottoled inside.the bird is the conscience and so one tries to supress it and it drives them crazy to thee point were they lose controlband just start blabbering it all out



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    anonymous
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    Jul 2nd, 2014 7:07pm report


    I believe the song speaks about guilt. She's done something wrong and is blamed by someone (the bird). Furious, she kills the bird in hopes that the guilt will end too. But it continues, in spite of her efforts, and she realizes the one who blamed her the most was herself. The song coming out from her mouth is then a metaphor for guilt.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 17th, 2012 6:06pm report


    It is about a person who has done something wrong, he thinks that no one noticed, but a bird saw knows what he did and starts telling everyone. Desperate to conceal your secret, you lock the bird up, kill it, and eat it. But when you think your problem is solved, the bird song is coming from your mouth. so you are being punished, not for your sin, but for wanting to keep it a secret.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 17th, 2012 6:06pm report


    It is about a person who has done something wrong, he thinks that no one noticed, but a bird saw knows what he did and starts telling everyone. Desperate to conceal your secret, you lock the bird up, kill it, and eat it. But when you think your problem is solved, the bird song is coming from your mouth. so you are being punished, not for your sin, but for wanting to keep it a secret.




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