Jonathan Wilson - Rare Birds Lyrics




Rare birds, we are out in space
And at the moment we're weightless
This feeling will last as long as we like

Charming the views as we orbit the Earth
And it is constantly changing
It's living with pain, it's telling us this

We will take off
From the belts of radiation
And from the moment of impact
We feel a powerful shockwave from the sun

Colliding we see results of beta decay
Still the Earth's not withstanding
Demand is growing, we're breaking her back

Falsetto folkies pitchfork at your side
Your tunes they will be forgotten
Way out in the desert boy there's nowhere to hide
See your face in the sun's daily mirror
A Black Pirate Paradox, silver and gold
Floating just over your head

Weeping, once upon an angel we cried
But the whole tone was changing
Our friends, they did not follow us here

Yeah, we were rare birds
We made magic on some fallen star
And we were perfectly timeless
Loving, working and losing our fears

But it's a hand me down riddle with God on it's side
His tone and his trumpet forgotten
Way out in the desert boy there's nowhere to hide
From your face in the sun's daily mirror
Pelican cases on Jesus's flight
No room in the overheads

La la la...





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  1. herbietccc

    JW acoustic with 75 people in attendance at Old Town School = my favorite concert experience of 2019. The man's a wizard.

  2. Ramy edits

    45:23 this song makes me wanna fly

  3. Ramy edits

    Sunset blvd is an amazing song

  4. progbc

    Got this recording review from the prog music website, and am I glad to find out about this guy!

  5. Gregor Samsa

    #There's a Light >>666<<<

  6. Eli Broad's Crappy Homes

    All the yoga mommas love it

  7. Lars Lövgren

    This is so wonderful, soft, intense, dynamic – great vocals, lyrics, guitars, feeling, it totally knocked me one late night and continues to do so.

  8. ice la honk

    meh. its like if sleepy jackson was super boring and stoned in the 70s

  9. ice la honk

    man this guys 'ad' for his show at carnegie hall keeps popping up, every day for weeks. finally checking it out.... not sure i feel compelled to part w my cash just yet

  10. moz050384

    This is great. My favourite album of 2018.

  11. spetsnaz rs

    SATANISMO

  12. ipaline

    Fresh air in the music! Thanks

  13. Rivaldo Souza

    Very DAD this álbum, não é a toa que tem influência de Rogers Waters, esse q afundou uma das melhores bandas do século passado: Pink Floyd
    Graças a Deus q David Gilmour resgatou o velho rock progressivo,e faz cada álbum melhor do que outro

    Luciano Silva

    Até aqui???

    ipaline

    @Luciano Silva até aqui... ô pessoal chato.

    Fernando Maron

    +ipaline O álbum é bom demais

  14. Mark Bartlett

    I know about this because of the band Drivin N Cryin, thanks to the former drummer Jeff Sullivan for posting a video.

  15. marc alajouanine

    cabaret sauvage le 14 un moment inoubliable ! p.a.l !

  16. Humberto Morales

    Excelente Album !! de principio a fin.

  17. Dominic Madden

    thanks for personally uploading your album man!

  18. Cezary Hoyer

    FRESH BRAVE

  19. Johnno Villa

    Roger Waters musical director...pretty good

  20. Richard Maubert

    Beautifull music !!

  21. Yo-Yo Wa

    Jonathan is a genius of music

  22. Christopher Knowles

    AMAZING. ABSOLUTELY AMAZING.

  23. Savage Yolayokes

    sick instrumentals here>>>https://youtu.be/dmIAtzd6BQo

  24. Pierre Hélary

    Super album ! Un gros merci de France !

  25. Luna Oliveira

    this animation looks like the sims lol btw this album is pure art

  26. Neon Flux

    Amazing album

  27. Hattix

    Really nice!

  28. marc alajouanine

    Pete Gab., Neil Yo., Roger Wat., thanks Jo it's a good trip.

    marc alajouanine

    and a little bit of Mike Old. too

  29. Fred Flange

    wow this album is amazing proper music from a proper musician it sticks with you and grows . thank you Jonathan Wilson you may just have saved music peace brother.

    Eli Broad's Crappy Homes

    Fred Flange properly overproduced

  30. EnosEverything

    Another talented Wilson to go along with Brian and his brothers in The Beach Boys and the incredible Steve Wilson from Porcupine Tree and his associated projects...  I've been listening to this and the Gentle Spirit album and Jonathan is certainly riddled with talent and an amazing sense of melody and controlled intensity...  Bravo.

    richard finlayson

    yeah and Ross Wilson genius songwriter from aussie 70s hippie band Daddy Cool...Check out their ;Make your stash, based on Holsts Planets.

  31. Arad Kauf

    Second life animation

  32. Ernesto De Stefano

    bellissimo album, sweet deep fresh amazing sound, can't wait to listen to you live in Rome!

  33. Pete Schork

    SOUL MUSIC

  34. Kevin Power

    Great album and a fine film to go with it all. Im off to do some yoga...

  35. Mike Kin

    I simply can't stop listening to this album! Jonathan you are one cool cat and its beyond awesome that you share it here with anyone and everyone. And to anyone who is reading and listening to this, as good as it sounds here, the CD sounds even better. Thank you Jonathan, this an amazing album!

  36. Jack Shaw

    What a wicked album! ✌🏼🤩📿

  37. Umalog

    Best JW album!! genius from start to finish. complete sound TEXTURES experience.

  38. Tom Brookes

    Love the album, not so much the weird animation...

  39. Tevan Houpt

    So excited to see Jonathan in Toronto tonight 😎

  40. Jez Jackson

    Smiling in my dreams

  41. prinaldis

    retromania rulez

  42. alessandra zaltieri

    Magnificent

  43. dounia fikri

    those rare birds are love

  44. Pink

    LYRICS
    (NOT EXACT)

    TRAFALGAR SQUARE 0:00

    I seen you walking through Trafalgar square
    The Billy Shears was on piano
    Well, I didn't think you'd notice it
    I didn't think you cared
    But your flight was fluid
    You're a sparrow

    I seen you driving down the 405
    Hey, were you listening to Zappa?
    50 cats of gold in Houdini's house, Rudolph Valentino waits any wonder

    He says isn't a miracle we're still floating?
    isn't a miracle we're not frozen?
    isn't it a miracle we are chosen?

    I heard you whistling through Trafalgar square
    You and Little Jimmy Dickens
    Well, I didn't think the quartet of lions even cared
    It was Nelson Rockefeller on the cushion
    Yes, he was!

    He says isn't it a miracle we're still floating?
    Isn't a miracle we're not frozen?
    isn't it a miracle we are chosen?

    To be moving
    Moving something
    To be flying, an angel's sea address
    To be wanted, wanting nothing
    To be drowning
    To be soaring, only soaring
    To be living

    I see you driving, Benedict, late at night
    Though Stevie Jones was riding' shotgun
    No, I didn't think the Cadillac could float above the ground (with the wrath of god shining down)
    No, I didn't think the Cadillac could float above the ground (with the wrath of god shining down)
    No, I didn't think the Cadillac could float above the ground (with the gods of love shining down)
    (God, God, God, God)
    Wrath of god shining down
    Wrath of god shining down
    (God, God, God, God)

    ME

    Me, let’s look at me
    Did I pirouette again
    Out of the dream?

    Just me
    And all that I could be
    And have I sang of peace at least?
    Have I helped my fellow man at all?

    Just a song with me in question \\
    A cry for deeper understanding
    Botticelli angels flying
    Don’t mind living don’t mind dying

    Just a song with me in question
    A cry for deeper understanding
    Botticelli angels flying

    Will i live forever?
    pPaying cards with jesus
    In some gold salvation army
    Making plans for the future
    Surrounded by celestial mothers

    Where will we be when we are?
    I think i need a cup of tea
    I need everything
    In the leaded mirror i was crying
    I think I need a cup of tea
    I need everything
    Why would we be where we were?
    Where will I be when I am?

    OVER THE MIDNIGHT

    [Verse 1]
    We are traveling over the midnight
    We are holding our hearts
    We are in flight
    And our shoes might as well be nails!
    In our minds play 1000 pretty songs (for us)
    And there’s nothing up here that could be savage
    There’s no fear, no hatred, no killers, no guns

    And besides, you're wearing red ruby lipstick
    So I touch you and smile while you laugh
    While these idiots all lose their power
    And we dance as we cover our trail

    [Chorus]
    Yeah this world it is burning
    But don't it feel incredible?
    Whisper in my ear
    And tell me what you see in the flames

    [Verse 2]
    There's a freak loading out of my driveway
    He's a stranger with a kind hippie face
    There's the muscled ghost
    And it’s riddled with torment
    Can you roll babe?
    Here's some papers and grass

    And besides, we've got the whole town to roam around in
    And they've overdubbed our voices in French
    To the Beverly Hills for our Margaritas
    You look so pretty in the polo, but you’re smashing in pink

    [Chorus]
    Yeah this world it is burning
    But don't it feel incredible?
    Whisper in my ear
    And tell me what you see in the flames, in the flames

    [Outro]
    We are traveling over the midnight
    We are holding our own, we are in flight
    And our shoes they might as well be nails
    Our minds play 1000 pretty tunes (for us)
    There is nothing up here that could be savage
    Theres no fear, no hatred, no killers, no guns

    THERE'S A LIGHT

    There's a light,
    A light that shines on me
    And all my friends and family would agree
    Hey look, its over you
    It's shining brighter still
    Hey man its overdue
    But its your spotlight still

    There is a feeling in the California air, yeah yeah
    There is lust for peace and righteusness everywhere
    Loves for me and you
    For our spirits too
    There is a reason that we play among the stars
    A reason that we are just who we are
    A reason that we thrive
    Believe to keep alive
    a reason that we sing our song in everything

    There is a garden in the expanse of your mind
    Yeah the love and thrills speak volumes in time
    Flowers will they bloom
    And brother so will you
    Teach us so we radiate
    Return us into our newborn living state
    Yeah there is inspiration i everyone you meet
    In every human being on the street
    They all sing a special song
    And when you sing along
    Yeah you understood them
    With no darker feeling
    They knew you'll grow
    Though your heart was filled with stone
    The chains that were so limiting, well now they're gone
    You cut them right in half
    With your dreaming with your lap

    You are the sky
    You are the sun
    You are America and you are everyone
    You are the miracle of love
    All your children at your feet
    You are the ocean from above
    So dear, so deep

    Go ahead and keep us floating in mid air
    And set us to the feeling of creation's gracious secrets
    Believing in each other as we dance into eternity

    There's a light
    A light that shines on me
    And all my friends and family would agree
    Hey look, it's over you
    Shining brighter still
    Hey man its overdue
    But it's your spotlight still

    SUNSET BOULEVARD

    There's a cherry on top tonight
    For men who look like Jesus tonight
    If you play your cards right you can be with the son of God tonight

    You were thin you were undersized for the spring
    You entered your name just as “tight blue jeans”
    In my phone I guess you do this kind of thing
    Ahh, yeah


    We met on the floor
    CCR was playing
    "Long as I could see the light" they were singing
    You gave me the look
    That said “lets be animals tonight”
    ”Right away we were synthesized"


    Ah

    So we took off
    Down sunset boulevard
    The back tyres were spinning
    the axiles were to beyond
    On that boulevard we can be weightless, timeless
    Tonight you're so heavy on my mind
    I watched you drift behind my eyes
    Try and roll with the punches, i roll with the tides

    Guess i thought ud be forever youre now with me never
    moments of heaven frozen in a van with you girl
    i miss the moments of laughter with you
    so i turn round to sunset boulevard
    and my back tyres spinning
    and my axles are tipping me beyond

    Hey on that boulevard I can be weightless, timeless
    So far down

    RARE BIRDS

    Rare birds
    We are out in space
    And at the moment we're weightless
    This feeling will last as long as we lie
    Charming the views as we orbit the earth
    But it is constantly changing
    It's living with pain
    It's telling us this

    We will take off from the belts of radiation
    And from the moment of impact
    We feel a powerful shockwave from the sun
    Colliding, we see the results of beta decay
    Still the earth's not withstanding
    Demand is growing
    We're breaking her back

    Falsetto folkies
    Pitchfork at your sdide
    Your tunes they wil be forgotte
    Yeah, out in the desert boy
    There's nowhere to hide
    See your face in the sun's daily mirror
    Yeah, black pirate paradox
    Silver and gold floating just over their head

    Weeping, once upon an angel we cried
    But the whole tone was changing
    Our friends, they did not follow us here
    Yeah we were rare birds
    We made magic on some fallen star
    And we were perfectly timeless, loving, working and losing our fear

    Well it's a hand me down riddle
    With god on it's side
    His tone and his trumpet forgotten
    Way out in the desert boy there's nowhere to hide
    From your face in the sun's daily mirror
    Pelican cases on Jesus's flight
    No room in the overheads

    (La, La, La, La, La, La)

    49 HAIRFLIPS

    We'll be burning, we''ll be looting
    We'l be learning one or two things about life
    We should fuck right in front of them
    Just to show them our light
    We'll be fucking, we'll be sucking
    While the rest of them are posting their lives
    Ah, these kids'll never rock again
    Sign of the times

    Yeah, rimming and shooting
    I'm so destitute without your love
    When will I breathe deep again?
    Is there laughter inside?
    Spinning and hurting
    There's no resolution tonight
    You're mother earth ecstasy, call it divine

    49 hairflips
    49 hairflips on
    49 hairflips on dayquil
    I believe in you
    Yes I do
    I believe in you
    Do you believe in me?
    No, we don't believe, in anything
    I believe in you
    Do you believe in me?
    No, we don't believe in anything

    I'm not leaving these walls without the prettiest song I can find
    I miss your laugh most of all, I really miss it tonight

    MIRIAM MONTAGUE

    Mirian Montague, he's looking up at you
    And your splitting all the boys into the dream
    until they gleam
    A communist cosmomanut
    The better half of the have me nots
    Your son and your daughter
    Sweet beauty wrecked with animal abandon

    half felt hipster footbus
    tripping on posh surrender
    spotting unferneath the baby tower

    saved for the rainy days
    richmond on holiday


    pulsationg vampire wax

    LIVING WITH MYSELF

    I'm leaving with the fear of god every single day
    I'm living with myself I know not enough of whom i dspeak
    im living like the sherrif man partrolling this dirty bouelvard
    Hey look these aviators man completely caught my eye
    I'm sailing on the air sometimes
    breathing deepest time

    when it comes
    same old nagged feeling
    i need to do wrong
    or else i start to beleive them
    im living with the purest pleasures as memories
    im living with the mess i guess i'll never even clean
    im loving when i sldie my hands inside a dirty deck of cards
    hey look these aviators come back
    i love sailing with the air sometimes
    i'll breathe in deep this time

    Nuno Vieira

    thank you :)

  45. Andrea Neal

    Fantastic musicality

  46. Emil Beaird

    This is amazing

  47. outernet101

    Now I need a long roadtrip.....

    Jeff J

    Bought this in Telluride while on a road trip, based on a shop owners recommendation, and it played the entire rest of the trip back home to Grand Junction. Great memories!

    Elise Esther

    Same for me

  48. G.L. M.

    fantastic sounds, superlative production: very good, unbeatable!

  49. flavio54037

    Excellent

  50. Chino Nitty

    Awesome ! I got a Eagles vibe off the first track ....

  51. Nick Aldridge

    Love love love this!

  52. Josh Thompson

    Heater!

  53. Tarotecana

    Great album!

  54. Thomas Herbez

    Thanks man. See u in brussel ✌️

  55. Solar Mechanics

    Yea!!! Thanks Man!!! Power Psychedelyc sound!!!

  56. Asaf Shaked

    Yes !!!