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Talking Bird (Demo version)

This song is by Death Cab for Cutie and appears on the album The Open Door EP (2009).

Oh, my talking bird
Though you know so few words
They're on infinite repeat
And your brain can't keep up with your beak

And you're kept in an open cage
So you're free to leave or stay
And sometimes this makes you confused
But there's no hint that I'm trying to give you

And the longer you think
The less you'll know what to do

It's hard to see your way out
When you live in a house in a house
'Cause you don't realize
That the windows were open the whole time

But, oh, my talking bird
Though your feathers are tattered and curled
I'll love you all your days
Till the breath leaves your fragile frame

It's all here for you
As long as you choose to stay, hey
It's all here for you
As long as you don't fly away


Written by:

Ben Gibbard

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