Birds - Lyrics Decryption

gai

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Birds

been standing in the corner
studying the lights
the dreaming of escape will keep you up at night
but someone had put the flares up
and got me in the rays
so I guess I’d better stay
‘uh uh no come on’ you say

it’s a fool’s gold thunder
it’s just a warring rain
don’t let the fears just start ‘what if
I won’t see you again’
around here you never want to sleep all night
so start falling in love, start the riot and

come on rage with me
we don’t need words
and we’ll be birds
got to make our own key

only got this moment
you and me
guilty of nothing
but geography

come on and raise it
come on and raise this noise
for the million people
who got not one voice
come on it’s not over if you
mean it say loud
come on all for Love
out from the underground
away with me
we don’t need words
close your eyes and see
and we’ll be birds
flying free
holding on in the mystery

oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
fearless together
you said ‘we’ll go through this together’
when you fly won’t you
won’t you take me too?
in this world so cruel
I think you’re so cool​

official lyrics
 

gai

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love these lyrics. but chris being chris, of course he had to throw in a wrench in the last line.
 

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I had no idea how great these lyrics were until now. Damn!
 

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love these lyrics. but chris being chris, of course he had to throw in a wrench in the last line.
I agree, he just has to ruin it with at least one word, but the song is so good, I don't give a damn, honestly.
 

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love these lyrics. but chris being chris, of course he had to throw in a wrench in the last line.
Haha but its a cheeky wrench :) But yeah a major contrast from the rest of the song and how it had grown in an epic way!
 

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it’s a fool’s gold thunder
it’s just a warring rain

^ Anyone guessed what these mean?
 

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it’s a fool’s gold thunder
it’s just a warring rain

^ Anyone guessed what these mean?
I interpret those lines as showing that whatever outside influences ("thunder" and "rain") might hinder the relationship the song is referencing, they should be discounted as unimportant ("fool's gold"), trivial, terminal ("warring"-- therefore eventually ending itself). What do you think? Perhaps they are allusions to other poetry, movies, stories, literature, or something entirely personal to Chris (or another band member) as well. Also, this is probably my favorite song on the album. It reminds me of the pop punk stuff I was into when I was in Jr. High... in a good way!
 

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"oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
fearless together
you said ‘we’ll go through this together’"

call me deaf, but I can´t hear the last sentence in the song... it seems Chris changed it for another "ohohohohoh" but the original lyrics remained in the lyrics section of the website... :confused:
 

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"oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
fearless together
you said ‘we’ll go through this together’"
*repeat that part 50 times*
i think the order is
Fearless together you(fail to recognize the words)
Said we'll goooooooooo Through this together
Oooooooh
 

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*repeat that part 50 times*
i think the order is
Fearless together you(fail to recognize the words)
Said we'll goooooooooo Through this together
Oooooooh
In the first "Fearles together you" I hear something like "Fearless Fearless free":oops:. However, the lyrics I wrote are from the official website... That's what confuses me...
 
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Mexima

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In the first "Fearles together you" I hear something like "Fearless Fearless free":oops:. However, the lyrics I wrote are from the official website... That's what confuses me...
i kind of hear the same thing as you!...and yes,thats confusing...thought the text version would be more accurate..
 

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When I play this song I can't hear the word underground :oops:

come on all for Love
out from the unldfkhjshnjdnbwayyyyyyyyyyyy with me
 
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lol And I just hear "to make it funky" instead of to make our own key
 

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When I play this song I can't hear the word underground :oops:
come on all for Love
out from the unldfkhjshnjdnbwayyyyyyyyyyyy with me
Hahaha I can definitely hear "from the underground awaaaaaayyyyyyyy with me" hehe I also hear "make our own key". The sentence that I always miss instead or forget cuz I cant hear it is "mean it say loud". He goes full falsetto and then he loses me LOL

I must say I just love how Chris enunciates in this song. Each word fits beautifully and I like how rhythmic his singing is here.
 

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I'm trying to decrypt these lyrics too and this is what I have made of it:

...
come on all for Love
out from beyond and
away with me
we don’t need words
close your eyes and see
and we’ll be birds
flying free
holding on in the mystery

fearless, for you this feel(ing)
said we'll go
oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
through this together
oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

when you fly won’t you
would you take me too?
in this world so cruel
I think you’re so cool

I'm not sure if that is making sense in English though. :)
 
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