Feist - A Man Is Not His Song Lyrics




A man is not his song
A song is a promise
If a man is just his song
Then can the song be beyond us?
How we make it up
And it sends in deep elation
Eventually it'll let you down
By believing in standing ovation
Song won't lift up if
Made by revenge so oboe sweet
I will will it
To add up to more than you or me

Cause a man is not his song
And I'm not a story
But I wanna sing along
If he's singing it for me
That filament that flies by
And it brings yellow light
Of those yellow summers back
By coconut palm and snowy pine
I've heard years pass
Through my ears to hear otherwise
We all believe in old melodies
I carry tunes around like they carry me

A man is not his song
(Though we all wanna sing along)
We've all heard those old melodies
(Like they're singing right to me)

More than a melody's needed
More than a melody's needed
More than a melody's needed
More than a melody's needed
More than a melody's needed
More than a melody's needed
More than a melody's needed
More than a melody's needed
More than a melody's needed...

More than a melody's needed
More than a melody's needed
More than a melody's needed
More than a melody's needed
More than a melody's needed
More than a melody's needed
More than a melody's needed
More than a melody's needed

More than a melody's needed
More than a melody's needed
More than a melody's needed
More than a melody's needed
More than a melody's needed
More than a melody's needed
More than a melody's needed
More than a melody's needed
More than a melody's needed...





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Feist A Man Is Not His Song Comments
  1. jose campos

    Oh Feist hazme tuyo

  2. Sofia am

    It’s my last day of summer, this song came to me late but I love it so much

  3. 83 Ricky Spanish

    This is awesome Katherine .

  4. halyomorpha

    Love this song but the chord pattern sounds just like Aaron Freeman's "(For a While) I Couldn't Play My Guitar Like a Man", it distracts me.

    I do prefer this however so I guess it doesn't matter lol

  5. BAE

    a feist [e um passarinho

  6. PABLO ALONSO SILVA SILVA

    A man is not his song
    A song is a promise
    If a man is just his song
    Then the song is beyond us

    How we make it up
    And it sends in deep elation
    Eventually it can let you down
    By believing in standing ovation
    Song won't lift up if
    Made by revenge so sweet
    I will will it
    To add up to more than you or me

    'Cause a man is not his song
    And I'm not a story
    But I wanna sing along
    If he's singing it for me

    That filament that flies by
    And it brings yellow light
    From those yellow summers back
    By coconut palm and snowy pine
    I've heard years pass
    Through my ears to hear otherwise
    They all believe in old melodies
    I carry tunes around like they carry me

    A man is not his song
    Though we all wanna sing along
    We all heard those old melodies
    Like they're singing right to me

    More than a melody's needed
    More than a melody's needed
    More than a melody's needed
    More than a melody's needed
    More than a melody's needed
    More than a melody's needed
    More than a melody's needed
    More than a melody's needed
    More than a melody's needed

    More than a melody's needed
    More than a melody's needed
    More than a melody's needed
    More than a melody's needed
    More than a melody's needed
    More than a melody's needed
    More than a melody's needed
    More than a melody's needed

    More than a melody's needed
    More than a melody's needed
    More than a melody's needed
    More than a melody's needed
    More than a melody's needed
    More than a melody's needed
    More than a melody's needed

  7. Pat S

    Something magical about her voice. Touches my soul.

  8. Marceau Geneviève

    J'adore!

  9. topgazza

    Has a touch of Kate Bush about it...and her.... which is as big a compliment as its possible to give anyone. Lovely stuff

  10. Bao-San Li

    ...more than a melody's needed...

  11. Diana Mandros

    I can listen this million times and feel it like a new song over and over again... its my new drug! I need it...

  12. One Directiøn at the Falling Disco in The 1975

    okay why isn't​ the video available

  13. David Oliveira

    Acústico, pfvr! I beg, plis

  14. dope

    wow, i've been waiting to come across a song with a concept like this, i love it

  15. HUNGRY常に

    why i cant watch it ;_;

    Jéhan de Lange

    Did the same to me, perhaps try a different device. Worked for me :)

  16. Leonardo Gumiero

    She is the best. That is the album that I'm most enjoying that came out this year. So far at least.

    Chizu

    I totally agree!

  17. Renato Gomes

    That's Mastodon's "High Road" at the end of the song.
    Here's the explanation given by Feist:

    “I wanted a sonic representation of the feminine/masculine binary, and Mastodon is like a flamethrower of guy-sound and feeling. It felt right at the end of this observation that a man is not his song, and nothing is really what it purports to be. I know a lot of men, and a lot of them write songs, and I know the difference between what they are and what they sing. And it’s same for me — there is your pedestrian voice and your maker’s voice, and it just felt notable to observe that some people can be subsumed by the voice they’ve made, and others keep it in check.”

    Finkster5

    I THOUGHT I heard Mastodon in there somewhere! That's pretty cool, because I couldn't find an explanation anywhere online and I was so curious/confused. XD

    Renato Gomes

    Good to know I could help!

    Renato Gomes

    Probably just a person's normal voice.

    Sean Evans

    I love the album but I HAAAAAAAATE this ending. I don't mind Mastadon I guess, but there's live renditions she did of this song where it ends with all these repeating harmonies and what not, and it's such much better. I understand the concept but if it makes for a less pleasant piece of music, it shouldn't be done.

    Patrick Watermann

    Wow! That Musicpiece at the end and this comment -both, very unexpected! :D
    Thank u Sir!
    (Both -Mastodon and Feist- are very appreciated by me. But so very different. Worlds collided indeed :D )

  18. blue lemonade

    i love feist :D

  19. Nagham

    It says this video is not available :(

  20. Raul Torres

    omg you put Feist i love you

  21. Kyle1989

    more than a melody's needed 💜

  22. Reinalto Guimarães

    David, always when you upload a video and I open It, print in the screen "This video isn't avaliable". Can you fix It?

    Luke Berrie

    Junior Download an app that allows you to use VPN, then connect to a US server. You will be able to see the video.

  23. William M.

    Great song.

  24. Eòs Dubhglas

    huh that ending... is something

    perc soulja

    It Mastodon, idk why is it at the end of this song

    7malmusk

    that ending is sooo great hahha ..

  25. Stephanie Martin

    This album was gold