Iron & Wine - Flightless Bird American Mouth

IRON & WINE


Flightless Bird American Mouth Lyrics

I was a quick wet boy
Diving too deep for coins
All of your street light eyes
Wide on my plastic toys
Then when the cops closed the fair
I cut my long baby hair
Stole me a dog-eared map
And called for you everywhere

Have I found you?
Flightless bird, jealous, weeping
Or lost you?
American mouth
Big pill looming

Now I'm a fat house cat
Nursing my sore blunt tongue
Watching the warm poison rats
Curl through the wide fence cracks
Kissing on magazine photos
Those fishing lures thrown in the cold and clean
Blood of Christ mountain stream

Have I found you
Flightless bird, grounded, bleeding or lost you, american mouth
Big pill stuck going down

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Songwriter(s): Samuel Ervin Beam
Copyright: Sam Beam Music
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Meaning to "Flightless Bird American Mouth" (21 meanings)
Joseph h 10/04/12,22:17
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He lost his childhood love and takes a pill in the end either for depression or death because he can't find her.
bella 09/21/12,09:11
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can everybody stop saying bad things about this song ok i mean it i really love this song but if you really find it gross just don't tell it or comment it here just keep it in yourself because all the people that love this song will be mad and you don't want that to happen right
Lucy 04/07/12,08:49
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There's some purity, innocence on the way song ,,, u just want 2 dance with ur loved one and cry over his shoulder,,wish the words were different though ,,,I love this song,,,its perfect
Victoria 02/06/12,08:36
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No idea, what it means, wish I did, love its whimsical melody, and its gentle outrageous lyrics... Really Pretty song
Twilightgirl 01/09/12,17:36
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This is Song it's awesome love it soooo much this song is on my fave movie twilight GO TEAM EDWARD!:)
kristen 12/22/11,11:36
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i loved this song in the movie but once i read the lyrics, i dont understand what the lyrics are about really but its ok i still love it cause it was romantic in the movie
mimikhu 11/23/11,06:35
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I don't understaind about the lyrics but I love this song reminds me to someone that I imagine as jacob
XxMariaxX 08/15/10,11:44
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ya it reminds me of twilight i luv ths song bt it's strange. thugh wen evr i hear it i fl lyk dancein with da 1 i luv.
Erika Thompson 06/08/10,22:49
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I'm pretty certain this song is about the author's political ambivalence about the state of our country.
Gloria 05/24/10,14:19
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I love this music, very romantic in Twilight where I first heard it. But once I read the lyrics not so sure. I don't understand them all but still enjoy listening.
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