Alkaline Trio - Broken Wing Lyrics




It ain't hard to get lost
When you forget where you come from
Turn that dial to the right
Push that pedal down
Don't say goodbye
Just for a drive
Along for the ride

It would be real nice just to fly away
And escape everything
But little bird looks like you've got a broken wing
Now anything so easy
It might not make you weak
But it sure won't make me believe

It's hell you say
And it gets worse you know
How many more days am I gonna wake up
When there's no place I wanna go?
If that sunshine's really gonna kill us all
Why is everyday so cold?
Why is everything so fucking cold?
And never melts away

It would be real nice just to fly a way
And escape everything
But little bird looks like you've got a broken wing
Now anything so easy
It might not make you weak
But it sure won't make me believe

That's the top of your lungs
And the bottom of your heart
Is that the top of your lungs?
Is that the bottom of your heart?
Is that as deep as your heart goes?

I understand the things that keep you up
And I know that you still feel
And I know your heart is hemorrhaging
And needs some time to heal
And now the traffic lights there on your street
Flash yellow all the time
And that mirror in your bathroom
It looks cracked in the wrong light
But walk out through your threshold
Fill your lungs up and move on down the stairs
And let the things you love come back to you
In time we'll all get there

It would be real nice just to fly a way
And escape everything
But little bird looks like you've got a broken wing
Now anything so easy
It might not make you weak
But it sure won't make me believe





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Alkaline Trio Broken Wing Comments
  1. JM S

    Beautiful 😍

  2. Ste Marc

    🤘🤘🤘

  3. TheSkyline75

    Favorite Alkaline trio song.

  4. Erica Barton

    It ain't hard to get lost
    When you forget
    Where you come from
    Turn that dial to the right
    Push that pedal down
    Don't say goodbye
    Just for a drive
    Along for the ride

    It'd be real nice just to fly away
    And escape everything
    But little bird looks like you've got a broken wing
    Now anything so easy, it might not make you weak
    But it sure won't make me believe

    It's hell you say and it gets worse you know
    How many more days am I gonna wake up when there's no place I wanna go?
    If that sunshine's really gonna kill us all why is every day so cold?
    Why is everything so fucking cold?
    It never melts away

    It'd be real nice just to fly away
    And escape everything
    But little bird looks like you've got a broken wing
    Now anything so easy, it might not make you weak
    But it sure won't make me believe

    That's the top of your lungs and the bottom of your heart
    It's at the top of your lungs
    It's at the bottom of your heart
    It all as deep as your heart goes

    I understand the things that keep you up
    And I know that you still feel
    And I know your heart is hemorrhaging
    You need some time to heal
    And now the traffic lights there on your street
    Flash yellow all the time
    And the mirror in the bathroom
    It looks cracked in the wrong light
    But walk out through your threshold
    Through your lungs and move on down the stairs
    And let the things you love come back to you
    In time we'll all get there

    It'd be real nice just to fly away
    And escape everything
    But little bird looks like you've got a broken wing
    Now anything so easy, it might not make you weak
    But it sure won't make me believe

  5. livpool Smith

    Fly away, escape everything, but little bird looks like you got a broken wing.

  6. Northernlights4

    how many more days am I gonna wake up when there's no place i wanna go?

  7. Ben Hammonds

    How this is only a B side, I will never know. It is a catchy tune, with a good lyrical message. The song selection for some albums I found strange with Trio, but nevertheless, they are still my favourite band by an absolute mile.

    Jamison Tartaglia

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    dispute one

    one of Dans best songs.

    Mike

    Dan and Matt have both stated that just because a song didn't make the official album doesn't mean it was because it was lacking quality. They won't throw a song on the album unless it matches with the theme. This is a truly beautiful song.

  8. Leif A.

    I guess this is about Matt, I love how close him and Dan are.

    ameerhamid89

    Shit, I never thought of that...

  9. Paper-wings The Gamecat

    I'm obsessed with song at the mo, can't stop playing it and singing along!

  10. Alkaline

    Comparing each member of the Trio to one another (especially Matt and Dan) will only tear them apart! Stop the madness! Let them be! Match made in hell, if you ask me! ;)

  11. irvin rodriguez

    i agree! Dan has a fucking amazing voice and a lyrical genius.. " all of my favorite singers have stolen all of my best lines." haha so good. and when i saw trio he was the only one that stayed behind and shook my hand and talked to me. skiba and derek pretty much bolted haha. not that i blame them they were probably tired but Dan's an amazing dude.

  12. HighAndLonesomeSounds

    Best new song and not even on the album..what a shame! :D

  13. Andstuff77

    I love Dan's stuff. His stuff on the last 3 albums or so have outshined Matt's in my opinion, but Matt's early stuff will never ever be beaten.

  14. crowmisfits

    I used to like Matt's songs better than Dan's but i'm finding that in the last few albums i like Dan's songs more and i really enjoyed Hurricane Season too. I really like how Dan's vocals have improved over the years when you compare a song like Hollow Sounds to a song like She Took Him To The Lake. I still like Matt's stuff a lot but i find sometimes he gets a bit too artsy for my taste.

  15. UTF

    Absolutely, I enjoy his song lyrics quite a bit better as well.
    Matt's songs can have some cringe-worthy lyrics

  16. Derek Tidwell

    wow, this might be my favorite so far. like kick rocks from this addiction or burned in the house from agony and irony.

  17. James Fiend

    This and Pocket Knife are easily my favorite songs from the new release. Hope to see them play them live.

  18. RealJPB

    I've been asking Dan about that. Taking a new tact and now just attacking Skiba on twitter about it. Obviously his doing or the producer's. And since it seems to happen with every producer... that leaves Matt.

  19. christ keown

    how come dan songs are always B-sides? they are always some of the best on the records.

  20. Derek Smith

    what a beautiful song ;)

  21. hefic

    lol. :) It's from bonus 'Broken Wing' EP

  22. LEME!Oficial

    yes! new recording

  23. Jonathan Smith

    Is this real?