Bright Eyes Messenger Bird’s Song Lyrics

There Is No Beginning to the Story EP Track Listing
  • 1 From a Balance Beam
  • 2 Messenger Bird’s Song
  • 3 We Are Free Men
  • 4 Loose Leaves
  • [Verse 1]
    The kitchen is cold
    But the coffee is warm
    And the sun's coming up
    The day has just begun
    And you're already bored
    Bored of cheering me up
    Bored of calming me down
    Bored of drying my eyes
    But there once was a time
    When you were the one

    [Verse 2]
    You were the blue of the sky
    You came after the storm
    You were the switch on the wall
    In the dark of the hall
    I'm still fumbling for
    Cause I'm lost in the black
    I don't know where I am
    I have my arms stretched out in front
    And I'm calling your name
    Just as loud as I can

    [Pre-Chorus]
    And I know there's words that we will never speak
    And the questions can't be answered easily
    But I wanted to be easy so

    [Chorus]
    Nod your head if the plans have changed
    Shake it, love, if they stayed the same
    Smile at me and I will stay
    Start to cry and I'll go away
    Just please don't leave me guessing

    [Verse 3]
    So you made me come
    Then you sent me away
    Like a messenger bird
    So I circled the earth
    Blown away in the wind
    But I always returned
    With some new little song
    Some sad story to tell
    Of a brief love affair
    With a girl I compared to you and she failed
    You said you don't want me to beg
    Then you said get down on your knees
    Cause you knew that I would
    If I do any good satisfying your needs

    [Pre-Chorus]
    And I know all about those things we cannot speak
    And just so you know well they don't bother me
    So you don't have to be worried, just

    [Chorus]
    Nod your head if the plans have changed
    Shake it, love, if they stayed the same
    Smile at me and I will stay
    Start to cry and I'll go away
    Just please don't keep me waiting

    [Outro]
    Just nod your head if your mind's been changed
    Shake it, love, if some hope remains
    Just say the word and of course I'll stay
    Roll your eyes and I'll go away
    Just please don't leave me guessing
    Just please don't keep me waiting

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