Bright Eyes - Happy Birthday To Me (February 15) Lyrics




All eyes on the calendar
Another year I claim of total indifference
To here, the days pile up
With decisions to be made, I'm sure all of them were wrong
Into this song I send myself
And with these drinks I plan to collapse
And forget this wasted year, these wasted years
Devoted friends, they disappear
And I'm sorry about the phone call and needing you
Some decisions you don't make
I guess it's just like breathing and not wanting to
There are some things you can't fake
I guess that it's typical
To cling to memories you'll never get back again
And to sort through old photographs
Of a summer long ago or a friend that you used to know
And there below
His frozen face
You wrote the name and that ancient date, that ancient date
And you can't believe that he's really gone
When all that's left is a fucking song and
I'm sorry about the phone call; and waking you.
I know that it is late,
But thank you for talking, because I needed to.
Some things just can't wait.
(Yeah, some things just can't wait)





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Bright Eyes Happy Birthday To Me (February 15) Comments
  1. Michael Milburn

    the chords and melody of this sounds similar to When Not Being Stupid Is Not Enough by Built to Spill. Both are incredible songs, I get chills every time.

  2. enay

    Music usually doesn't make me cry, but this made me completely break down.

  3. Sam Bass

    Still great another year later.

  4. Ely H

    Happy birthday Conor!

  5. Jaime Miranda

    Happy birthday to me.

  6. Championette

    Happy Birthday, Conor!! I love you!! 💜

  7. Naomi Lee

    All eyes on the calendar
    Another year I claim of total indifference
    To here, the days pile up
    With decisions to be made, I'm sure all of them were wrong
    Into this song I send myself
    And with these drinks I plan to collapse
    And forget this wasted year, these wasted years
    Devoted friends, they disappear
    And I'm sorry about the phone call and needing you
    Some decisions you don't make
    I guess it's just like breathing and not wanting to
    There are some things you can't fake
    I guess that it's typical
    To cling to memories you'll never get back again
    And to sort through old photographs
    Of a summer long ago or a friend that you used to know
    And there below
    His frozen face
    You wrote the name and that ancient date, that ancient date
    And you can't believe that he's really gone
    When all that's left is a fucking song and
    I'm sorry about the phone call; and waking you.
    I know that it is late,
    But thank you for talking, because I needed to.
    Some things just can't wait.
    (Yeah, some things just can't wait)

  8. naki

    my birthday is february 15th and i listen 2 this song every year :')

  9. LA Fresh Life

    It's insane the difference of what these lyrics meant to me as a 17 year old versus what they mean to me as a 34 year old. Time, man

    Charlotte Hamilton

    i read this.
    and understood it.
    then i felt it,
    and it made me hurt.

    clay4444

    for real

    BoredumbSleepyHead

    This is still my go to "fuck I'm depressed song".. lol

    Heather Chapman

    Same. As a happy-go-lucky teen/early 20s I loved this song. Now as I re-listen, as a somewhat depressed 33 year old, after losing my mom and then soon after my best friend to suicide, I've hit a rough patch, and this song has taken on a different meaning. Still love it though.

    Caleigh Stardrifter

    @Heather Chapman I feel that... it is wonderfully surreal

  10. RandomCivilians

    Ever since I found it, I come back and listen to this song every year on my birthday. Mostly out of ironic coincidence, but partly out of depressing empathy.

  11. esra delibalta

    happy birthday to me. twelfth

  12. AstOnokGaming

    Happy brithday to me

  13. James Fleming

    "Yeah some things just can't waaaaiiiiitttt" God this song is so beautiful. I'm sorry that conor suffered from such crippling depression but paradoxically it brought such beauty into the world.

  14. MorganG1001

    Happy Birthday to me tomorrow (February 16th)

    Ryan Hodge

    Happy birthday!!!!!

  15. seppLS

    Another year I claim of total indifference :(

  16. Kisex69

    Happy birthday!

  17. Sandra S.

    Happy birthday, Conor Oberst! I know you've heard this before but I love you very very very very very much. Thank you. I'm just sad because I started listening to your music one year ago.

  18. Hajar

    This is the only birthday gift that i've got this year :)

  19. Cari Chinea

    Based off of personal experience, and these comments... I think it's safe to say that this is the #1 sad-birthday song. I've listened to it the week of my birthday for the past 3 years. (Mine is only 5 days after conor's, on feb. 20).

    So to all of you listening to this on your birthday today, feeling sad... Happy Birthday. It will get better.

    Merely Mayhem

    thank you, I hope things have changed for you too in the six years since your comment

  20. Katreen Sorokina

    on m birthday was the first time i listened to this song. and it was a sad birthday. and every single lyric he sang was a part of what i was feeling and still am feeling.

  21. 5omekindofblue

    1am on my birthday.. thank you conor
    we love you very very very very very very much

  22. Patricia Curtis

    i got cocaine for my birthday

    sgt_Longcat

    Patty Curtis lucky basterd :/

    Charlotte Hamilton

    good job

  23. Patricia Curtis

    @sammybenana
    hey
    it's my birthday too
    and I feel the same
    you should message me
    later tho
    cause i;m really high righ tnow

  24. jekdop

    this song=my life

  25. sammybenana

    It's my birthday. Wish I had someone to call. Even on my birthday I get treated like shit.

  26. klkool1

    @cblackshear01
    I am very sorry for your loss. Bright Eyes has a way to meand the soul with sadness, it almost makes you more sad, but it feels so good...