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Birds Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Two hearts, one valve
Pumpin' the blood, we were the flood
We were the body and
Two lives, one life
Stickin' it out, lettin' you down
Makin' it right

[Pre-Chorus]
Seasons, they will change
Life will make you grow
Dreams will make you cry, cry, cry
Everything is temporary
Everything will slide
Love will never die, die, die

[Chorus]
I know that
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
Birds fly in different directions
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
I hope to see you again

[Verse 2]
Sunsets, sunrises
Livin' the dream, watchin' the leaves
Changin' the seasons
Some nights I think of you
Relivin' the past, wishin' it'd last
Wishin' and dreamin'

[Pre-Chorus]
Seasons, they will change
Life will make you grow
Death can make you hard, hard, hard
Everything is temporary
Everything will slide
Love will never die, die, die

[Chorus]
I know that
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
Birds fly in different directions
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
I hope to see you again
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
Birds fly in different directions
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
So fly high, so fly high

[Bridge]
When the moon is lookin' down
Shinin' light upon your ground
I'm flyin' up to let you see
That the shadow cast is me


[Chorus]
I know that
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
Birds fly in different directions
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
I hope to see you again
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
Birds fly in different directions
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
So fly high, so fly high
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
So fly high, so fly high
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
So fly high, so fly high

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About “Birds”

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One of three bonus tracks on the deluxe edition of Origins, this song muses on fading memories and a couple’s gradual parting of ways and promises eternal love, using the metaphor of the migration of birds. Some birds fly south when the weather turns cold, others stay behind. This is not a good thing or a bad thing, but rather a natural life cycle. Sometimes when life gets difficult, people choose to move on in different directions, without animosity.
It’s inspired perhaps by the lead singer Dan Reynolds and his changing relationship with his almost ex-wife, Aja Volkman. In an interview in June 2018 with Ellen DeGeneres, when asked about the divorce, Dan repeated at least twice, “I love Aja, she’s my best friend.” No matter what happens, his devotion isn’t going anywhere and he wishes her well.
Note: this interview was done prior to the release of Bad Liar and the couple’s announcement that they’re back together. See the Bad Liar song page for more info.

  • How was the track teased?

    Lyrics from the track were seemingly released during a Twitter Q&A on 20 October 2018:

"Birds" Track Info

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