.Paak, Anderson - The Bird Lyrics




[Hook:]
A bird with the word came to me
The sweetness of a honeycomb tree
And now my luck was taking over me
Couldn't fake it if I wanted to
I had to wake up just to make it through
I got my patience and I'm making do
I learned my lessons from the ancient roots
I choose to follow what the greatest do
A bird with the word came to me
The sweetness of a honeycomb tree
And now my luck was taking over me
Couldn't fake it if I wanted to
I had to wake up just to make it through
I got my patience and I'm making do
I learned my lessons from the ancient roots
I choose to follow what the greatest do

[Verse 1:]
I'm repping for the longest cycle, mmm
My uncles had to pay the cost, mmm
My sister used to sing to Whitney, mmm
My mama caught the gambling bug, mmm
We came up in a lonely castle, mmm
My papa was behind them bars, mmm
We never had to want for nothing, mmm
Said all we ever need is love, mmm
We see the same things
Oh-oh-oh
We sing the same songs
Oh-oh-oh
We feel the same grief
Oh-oh-oh
Bleed the same blood
You grew up in the home beside me
I always had a friend to call
How could I make it here without you? Mmm
I pray I leave before you're gone

[Hook:]
A bird with a word came to me
The sweetness of a honeycomb tree
And now I look, what's taking over me
Couldn't fake it if I wanted to
I had to wake up, just to make it through
I got my patience and I'm making do
I learned my lessons from the ancient roots
I choose to follow what the greatest do
A bird with the word came to me
The sweetness of a honeycomb tree
And now my luck was taking over me
Couldn't fake it if I wanted to
I had to wake up just to make it through
I got my patience and I'm making do
I learned my lessons from the ancient roots
I choose to follow what the greatest do

[Outro:]
Hey, my little youth is crying
I'm almost home, almost home
Look no further riots, mmm
Working my fingers to the bone
See I do the best I can, mmm
Mama was a farmer, mmm
Papa was a goner, mmm





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.Paak, Anderson The Bird Comments
  1. farfalle pasta

    what a way to open an album

  2. zach G

    Right before i posted this comment, there were 808 comments in total. Thats dope if you know what i mean

  3. Sterling Interlocking

    Mac miller helped Anderson get on . Rip to that man and he will be missed .

  4. MarvelousWesty

    Most important album of the 10s hands down. Masterpiece

  5. Vleydson Santos

    This is druming Cris Dave

  6. Brendan Love

    Stay blessed 🙌

  7. ThisIsFromMathilda

    «Не әңгіме? Не әңгіме?»

  8. Radu Vlase

    Can someone please tell me when it's alright to announce .Paak as my favourite singer all time

  9. MAK story

    It wake me up, it touches me. Still listing 16 Nov 2019.

  10. caprice.t

    I am listening to this song while cruising over the Atlantic Ocean in a majestic ship..




    ..and then I open my eyes.

  11. caprice.t

    This song makes me miss summer and spring 😔🌸

  12. Mar Angelucci

    More of this!

  13. Depressed_ 450

    high af listening to this fuckingggg bangsssss

  14. LH Edit

    Happy 3 years to the song that started it all!!!!

  15. Vince Green

    Bird is the word, lol, reminds me of family guy, but I love this song so much.

  16. Craze Paiz

    My music teacher showed me this song!! And now it’s my favorite!!❣️

  17. Mariah Williams

    If Malcolm X was to sing ... Anderson Paak ❤️❤️

  18. D THE CHEMIST

    The Tony Baker animal kingdom love making anthem

  19. MIKROBI.T

    Fantastic album. Live @ Columbiahalle in Berlin last year, FIRE !!!

  20. Nina Blaze

    So...
    If Anderson made a remix to this song,
    Would he be 'flippin' us 'the bird'?
    😁😁😁im here all week

  21. Alexander James Vynne

    Got me through so much shit this

  22. Mia Hasty

    I had to wake up just to make it threw !!!! Coldest line ever .

  23. It’s ya boy Cole

    When I first heard this song I thought of my best friend since we were in 4th grade were 23 now. He always came over and my parents treated him like my brother

    It’s ya boy Cole

    Not me in the profile pic btw😂😂

  24. Boimah Sambola

    3.5 yrs later and I'm JUST hearing this..smh.
    Better than most of what's on the radio nowadays too. Brotha's got SOULLLL!

  25. James Hardy

    Tony baker bought me here

  26. j playa

    This aint morris day

  27. Shark -O-Matic

    This track breaks and fills my heart all at once. Beautiful.

  28. Fantasia Parfait

    One of my favorite songs. It’s truly something special

  29. Kyle Billones

    A bird with the word came to me
    The sweetness of a honeycomb tree
    And now my look was taking over me
    Couldn't fake it if I wanted to
    I had to wake up just to make it through
    I got my patience and I'm making due
    I learned my lessons from the ancient roots
    I choose to follow what the greatest do
    A bird with a word came to me
    The sweetness of a honeycomb tree
    And now I look it's taking over me
    Couldn't fake it if I wanted to
    I had to wake up, just to make it through
    I got my patience and I'm making due
    I learned my lessons from the ancient roots
    I choose to follow what the greatest do
    I'm repping for the longest cycle, mmm
    My uncles had to pay the cost, mmm
    My sister used to sing to Whitney, mmm
    My mama caught the gambling bug, mmm
    We came up in a lonely castle, mmm
    My papa was behind them bars, mmm
    We never had to want for nothing, mmm
    Said all we ever need is love, mmm
    We see the same things
    Oh-oh-oh
    We sing the same songs
    Oh-oh-oh
    We feel the same grief
    Oh-oh-oh
    Bleed the same blood
    You grew up in the home beside me
    I always had a friend to call
    How could I make it here without you? Mmm
    I pray I leave before you're gone
    A bird with a word came to me
    The sweetness of a honeycomb tree
    And now I look, what's taking over me
    Couldn't fake it if I wanted to
    I had to wake up, just to make it through
    I got my patience and I'm making due
    I learned my lessons from the ancient roots
    I choose to follow what the greatest do
    A bird with a word came to me
    The sweetness of a honeycomb tree
    And now I look, what's taking over me
    Couldn't fake it if I wanted to
    I had to wake up, just to make it through
    I got my patience and I'm making due
    I learned my lessons from the ancient roots
    I choose to follow what the greatest do
    Hey, my little youth is crying
    I'm almost home, almost home
    Look no further riots, mmm
    Working my fingers to the bone
    See I do the best I can, mmm
    Mama was a farmer, mmm
    Papa was a gonner, mmm

  30. DGore

    This is not clean lol

  31. Juan DeJesus

    Casual S04E01

  32. ZachPivec

    real musicians real passion real music. real good.

  33. emilokitaaa Lavin

    😍😍

  34. Rosso Bianco

    This one is so good everytime ~ ~ ~

  35. cristian jofre

    Perfect to create the "just chilling on the beach" vibe.

  36. paul correa

    A bird with the word came to me
    The sweetness of a honeycomb tree
    And now my look was taking over me
    Couldn't fake it if I wanted to
    I had to wake up just to make it through
    I got my patience and I'm making due
    I learned my lessons from the ancient roots
    I choose to follow what the greatest do
    A bird with a word came to me
    The sweetness of a honeycomb tree
    And now I look it's taking over me
    Couldn't fake it if I wanted to
    I had to wake up, just to make it through
    I got my patience and I'm making due
    I learned my lessons from the ancient roots
    I choose to follow what the greatest do

    I'm repping for the longest cycle, mmm
    My uncles had to pay the cost, mmm
    My sister used to sing to Whitney, mmm
    My mama caught the gambling bug, mmm
    We came up in a lonely castle, mmm
    My papa was behind them bars, mmm
    We never had to want for nothing, mmm
    Said all we ever need is love, mmm

    We see the same things
    Oh-oh-oh
    We sing the same songs
    Oh-oh-oh
    We feel the same grief
    Oh-oh-oh
    Bleed the same blood
    You grew up in the home beside me
    I always had a friend to call
    How could I make it here without you? Mmm
    I pray I leave before you're gone

    A bird with a word came to me
    The sweetness of a honeycomb tree
    And now I look, what's taking over me
    Couldn't fake it if I wanted to
    I had to wake up, just to make it through
    I got my patience and I'm making due
    I learned my lessons from the ancient roots
    I choose to follow what the greatest do
    A bird with a word came to me
    The sweetness of a honeycomb tree
    And now I look, what's taking over me
    Couldn't fake it if I wanted to
    I had to wake up, just to make it through
    I got my patience and I'm making due
    I learned my lessons from the ancient roots
    I choose to follow what the greatest do

    Hey, my little youth is crying
    I'm almost home, almost home
    Look no further riots, mmm
    Working my fingers to the bone
    See I do the best I can, mmm
    Mama was a farmer, mmm
    Papa was a gonner, mmm

  37. Danielle Ben David

    A bird with the word came to me
    The sweetness of a honeycomb tree
    And now my look was taking over me
    Couldn't fake it if I wanted to
    I had to wake up just to make it through
    I got my patience and I'm making due
    I learned my lessons from the ancient roots
    I choose to follow what the greatest do
    A bird with a word came to me
    The sweetness of a honeycomb tree
    And now I look it's taking over me
    Couldn't fake it if I wanted to
    I had to wake up, just to make it through
    I got my patience and I'm making due
    I learned my lessons from the ancient roots
    I choose to follow what the greatest do

    I'm repping for the longest cycle, mmm
    My uncles had to pay the cost, mmm
    My sister used to sing to Whitney, mmm
    My mama caught the gambling bug, mmm
    We came

  38. MRBOLDEN84

    Tony Baker brought me here

  39. K O

    Anyone listening to this in 2019? 🙏🏾

    Danel Kirtley

    Almost 2020 now bro and I will be then too

    Dabby Took

    me too i cant get over this song it has so.much soul

  40. Jason

    So smooth and awesome . This is a great track .

  41. Therese Williams

    how could people dislike this omg?

  42. Blaize2001

    Tony Baker's comedy brought me here

    Blaize2001

    @Inter lude https://youtu.be/5asUSUdzDPs at the end

  43. MasterWuWei

    Tony Baker sent me right here 3:00 lol

  44. Savana C

    The other morning my Lyft driver put this song on, saying he picked it out just for me. I was on my way to work at 5.30am, it was snowing and dark, the song just fit the mood PERFECTLY. I had a huge smile on my face the whole ride, now I can’t stop listening to this song. THANK YOU AHMED!!

  45. Sireen Sheppard

    congratulations on your grammy win love.

  46. In The Mix Radio

    Art Cathey hip me on this song.

  47. Karen Chrystiellen

    Lyrics:

    A bird with the word came to me
    The sweetness of a honeycomb tree
    And now my look was taking over me
    Couldn't fake it if I wanted to
    I had to wake up just to make it through
    I got my patience and I'm making due
    I learned my lessons from the ancient roots
    I choose to follow what the greatest do
    A bird with a word came to me
    The sweetness of a honeycomb tree
    And now I look it's taking over me
    Couldn't fake it if I wanted to
    I had to wake up, just to make it through
    I got my patience and I'm making due
    I learned my lessons from the ancient roots
    I choose to follow what the greatest do
    I'm repping for the longest cycle, mmm
    My uncles had to pay the cost, mmm
    My sister used to sing to Whitney, mmm
    My mama caught the gambling bug, mmm
    We came up in a lonely castle, mmm
    My papa was behind them bars, mmm
    We never had to want for nothing, mmm
    Said all we ever need is love, mmm
    We see the same things
    Oh-oh-oh
    We sing the same songs
    Oh-oh-oh
    We feel the same grief
    Oh-oh-oh
    Bleed the same blood
    You grew up in the home beside me
    I always had a friend to call
    How could I make it here without you? Mmm
    I pray I leave before you're gone
    A bird with a word came to me
    The sweetness of a honeycomb tree
    And now I look, what's taking over me
    Couldn't fake it if I wanted to
    I had to wake up, just to make it through
    I got my patience and I'm making due
    I learned my lessons from the ancient roots
    I choose to follow what the greatest do
    A bird with a word came to me
    The sweetness of a honeycomb tree
    And now I look, what's taking over me
    Couldn't fake it if I wanted to
    I had to wake up, just to make it through
    I got my patience and I'm making due
    I learned my lessons from the ancient roots
    I choose to follow what the greatest do
    Hey, my little youth is crying
    I'm almost home, almost home
    Look no further riots, mmm
    Working my fingers to the bone
    See I do the best I can, mmm
    Mama was a farmer, mmm
    Papa was a gonner, mmm

  48. Анна Тамолюнас

    ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  49. lanier1000

    My goodness -- if this ain't an "instant classic" than I don't know what is. I mean, this really is special, imho, whether the public realizes it or not
    I wish he'd make more songs like this instead of so much dirty music. The craft of this song is rare and the other, cussing and dirty music, is not.. This kind of song will withstand everything and stand the test of time, me thinks.

  50. Jihed w Barra

    I wish you all a better life.

  51. Parkour_ Bear

    Man Paak killed it on npr tiny desk!

  52. Thomas Lewis

    Now I finally see why this man is a big deal like women go crazy for him
    Lol

  53. Dat VileGamer

    So, story is, I was playing Forza Horizon on my Xbox and one of his musics came up in the game. As usual when this happens I went on YouTube to check it out, ended up coming across this album and had to order the Vinyl. This was very unexpected to me, this is one of the best albums I've ever listened to. There's hope!

  54. Purely Black

    This is heaven

  55. Ekstasy Music

    ...........................................deep

  56. Chronorust

    Kendrick + Thundercat = This guy

  57. Enheritance Derrico

    This is real music , soul , r&b , The instruments just do something to me 💕💛🕊 very talented !

  58. Petar Pavasović

    Michael Lessard from The Contortionist brought me here!

  59. double U

    Bird is greater or equal to the word

  60. En Ell

    A bird with the word came to me
    The sweetness of a honeycomb tree
    And now my look was taking over me
    Couldn't fake it if I wanted to
    I had to wake up just to make it through
    I got my patience and I'm making due
    I learned my lessons from the ancient roots
    I choose to follow what the greatest do
    A bird with a word came to me
    The sweetness of a honeycomb tree
    And now I look it's taking over me
    Couldn't fake it if I wanted to
    I had to wake up, just to make it through
    I got my patience and I'm making due
    I learned my lessons from the ancient roots
    I choose to follow what the greatest do
    I'm repping for the longest cycle, mmm
    My uncles had to pay the cost, mmm
    My sister used to sing to Whitney, mmm
    My mama caught the gambling bug, mmm
    We came up in a lonely castle, mmm
    My papa was behind them bars, mmm
    We never had to want for nothing, mmm
    Said all we ever need is love, mmm
    We see the same things
    Oh-oh-oh
    We sing the same songs
    Oh-oh-oh
    We feel the same grief
    Oh-oh-oh
    Bleed the same blood
    You grew up in the home beside me
    I always had a friend to call
    How could I make it here without you? Mmm
    I pray I leave before you're gone
    A bird with a word came to me
    The sweetness of a honeycomb tree
    And now I look, what's taking over me
    Couldn't fake it if I wanted to
    I had to wake up, just to make it through
    I got my patience and I'm making due
    I learned my lessons from the ancient roots
    I choose to follow what the greatest do
    A bird with a word came to me
    The sweetness of a honeycomb tree
    And now I look, what's taking over me
    Couldn't fake it if I wanted to
    I had to wake up, just to make it through
    I got my patience and I'm making due
    I learned my lessons from the ancient roots
    I choose to follow what the greatest do
    Hey, my little youth is crying
    I'm almost home, almost home
    Look no further riots, mmm
    Working my fingers to the bone
    See I do the best I can, mmm
    Mama was a farmer, mmm
    Papa was a gonner, mmm

  61. ounissi Dz

    idont wanna to see any deslikes pls

  62. Jakub Kusik

    I just discover you and I love your music :) Have a nice day :)

  63. federico amadeo

    B-B-B-B-B-B-Bird Bird. B-Bird's the word.

  64. FIRE SIGN

    Lyrics of Spirit.❤❤❤

  65. FIRE SIGN

    This Young Blackman is OLD! Soul...Ole School...Smooth Black Brilliance! 👏👏👏❤👏👏👏

  66. FIRE SIGN

    👏👏👏❤👏👏👏

  67. Jack Gillespie

    This album is so consistently great, it's difficult to pick out an individual song, but this one right here... Perfection.

  68. Crewlyfe

    Music for the soul.

  69. ShowtimeMahomes

    Who's here caz Alessia Caira

  70. mizpahboy

    Kinda sneaks up on you...…...don't it?

  71. Mor Shaya

    Really enjoy the album. great music.

  72. Kristan Patton

    This album ranks up to dark side of the moon level

  73. Tergel Erdenebayar

    [Chorus]
    A bird with the word came to me
    The sweetness of a honeycomb tree
    And now I look what's taking over me
    Couldn't fake it if I wanted to
    I had to wake up just to make it through
    I got my patience and I'm making do
    I learned my lessons from the ancient roots
    I choose to follow what the greatest do
    A bird with the word came to me
    The sweetness of a honeycomb tree
    And now I look what's taking over me
    Couldn't fake it if I wanted to
    I had to wake up just to make it through
    I got my patience and I'm making do
    I learned my lessons from the ancient roots
    I choose to follow what the greatest do

    [Verse 1]
    I'm repping for the longest cycle, mmm
    My uncles had to pay the cost, mmm
    My sister used to sing to Whitney, mmm
    My mama caught the gambling bug, mmm
    We came up in a lonely castle, mmm
    My papa was behind them bars, mmm
    We never had to want for nothing, mmm
    Said all we ever need is love, mmm
    We see the same things
    We sing the same songs
    We feel the same grief
    Bleed the same blood
    You grew up in the home beside me
    I always had a friend to call
    How could I make it here without you? Mmm
    I pray I leave before you're gone
    [Chorus]
    A bird with the word came to me
    The sweetness of a honeycomb tree
    And now I look, what's taking over me
    Couldn't fake it if I wanted to
    I had to wake up, just to make it through
    I got my patience and I'm making do
    I learned my lessons from the ancient roots
    I choose to follow what the greatest do
    A bird with the word came to me
    The sweetness of a honeycomb tree
    And now my luck was taking over me
    Couldn't fake it if I wanted to
    I had to wake up just to make it through
    I got my patience and I'm making do
    I learned my lessons from the ancient roots
    I choose to follow what the greatest do

    [Outro]
    Hey, my little youth is crying
    I'm almost home, almost home
    Look, no further riots, mmm
    Working my fingers to the bone
    See I do the best I can, mmm
    Mama was a farmer, mmm
    Papa was a goner, mmm

  74. Scott S

    I showed this to my mom and she liked it. That’s how u know it’s good music when it’s appealing 2 different generations.

  75. funnycatdog

    im here because of alessia cara 💖

  76. Gold Kabiling

    *I came here bcos of Alessia Cara ♡*

  77. Hope Dlamini

    who came here because of Alessia Cara?

  78. Sims4u

    A bird with the word came to me
    The sweetness of a honeycomb tree
    And now my luck was taking over me
    Couldn't fake it if I wanted to
    I had to wake up just to make it through
    I got my patience and I'm making do
    I learned my lessons from the ancient roots
    I choose to follow what the greatest do
    A bird with the word came to me
    The sweetness of a honeycomb tree
    And now my luck was taking over me
    Couldn't fake it if I wanted to
    I had to wake up just to make it through
    I got my patience and I'm making do
    I learned my lessons from the ancient roots
    I choose to follow what the greatest do

    [Verse 1:]
    I'm repping for the longest cycle, mmm
    My uncles had to pay the cost, mmm
    My sister used to sing to Whitney, mmm
    My mama caught the gambling bug, mmm
    We came up in a lonely castle, mmm
    My papa was behind them bars, mmm
    We never had to want for nothing, mmm
    Said all we ever need is love, mmm
    We see the same things
    Oh-oh-oh
    We sing the same songs
    Oh-oh-oh
    We feel the same grief
    Oh-oh-oh
    Bleed the same blood
    You grew up in the home beside me
    I always had a friend to call
    How could I make it here without you? Mmm
    I pray I leave before you're gone

    [Hook:]
    A bird with a word came to me
    The sweetness of a honeycomb tree
    And now I look, what's taking over me
    Couldn't fake it if I wanted to
    I had to wake up, just to make it through
    I got my patience and I'm making do
    I learned my lessons from the ancient roots
    I choose to follow what the greatest do
    A bird with the word came to me
    The sweetness of a honeycomb tree
    And now my luck was taking over me
    Couldn't fake it if I wanted to
    I had to wake up just to make it through
    I got my patience and I'm making do
    I learned my lessons from the ancient roots
    I choose to follow what the greatest do

    [Outro:]
    Hey, my little youth is crying
    I'm almost home, almost home
    Look no further riots, mmm
    Working my fingers to the bone
    See I do the best I can, mmm
    Mama was a farmer, mmm
    Papa was a goner, mmm

  79. Woldin Ini

    A bird with the word came to me
    The sweetness of a honeycomb tree
    And now I look what's taking over me
    Couldn't fake it if I wanted to
    I had to wake up just to make it through
    I got my patience and I'm making do
    I learned my lessons from the ancient roots
    I choose to follow what the greatest do
    A bird with the word came to me
    The sweetness of a honeycomb tree
    And now I look what's taking over me
    Couldn't fake it if I wanted to
    I had to wake up just to make it through
    I got my patience and I'm making do
    I learned my lessons from the ancient roots
    I choose to follow what the greatest do

    [Verse 1]
    I'm repping for the longest cycle, mmm
    My uncles had to pay the cost, mmm
    My sister used to sing to Whitney, mmm
    My mama caught the gambling bug, mmm
    We came up in a lonely castle, mmm
    My papa was behind them bars, mmm
    We never had to want for nothing, mmm
    Said all we ever need is love, mmm
    We see the same things
    We sing the same songs
    We feel the same grief
    Bleed the same blood
    You grew up in the home beside me
    I always had a friend to call
    How could I make it here without you? Mmm
    I pray I leave before you're gone

    [Chorus]
    A bird with the word came to me
    The sweetness of a honeycomb tree
    And now I look, what's taking over me
    Couldn't fake it if I wanted to
    I had to wake up, just to make it through
    I got my patience and I'm making do
    I learned my lessons from the ancient roots
    I choose to follow what the greatest do
    A bird with the word came to me
    The sweetness of a honeycomb tree
    And now my luck was taking over me
    Couldn't fake it if I wanted to
    I had to wake up just to make it through
    I got my patience and I'm making do
    I learned my lessons from the ancient roots
    I choose to follow what the greatest do

    [Outro]
    Hey, my little youth is crying
    I'm almost home, almost home
    Look, no further riots, mmm
    Working my fingers to the bone
    See I do the best I can, mmm
    Mama was a farmer, mmm
    Papa was a goner, mmm

  80. Jaime Lopez

    this album will never fail to come back into my playlist every other month

  81. Sherry Carter

    this is some head bobbin' , eyes closin' , wave yo hands in the air music . OMG !!!

  82. Jujujana love alchemy

    I'm the bird

  83. Cody Serrato

    Why am I years late on this. Thanks npr

  84. Thabo Mngoma

    The world is still a better place to be in... Thanks for the good music.

  85. Llesyri Garcia

    I Simply Cannot Get Enough Of This And All His Other Songs.

  86. Bambamrubble

    This my morning song right here brings me to tears every time

  87. Erica Mack

    Van hunt feel!!

  88. Graham Entwistle

    The guitar reminds me a lot of Zbigniew Gorny - Crushed Ice (via: https://youtu.be/a7geTxqMxY8 )

  89. Bianca Aguilera

    this is my first time hearing this and it has so much soul I can't even imagine the way he feels

  90. Earl Garcia

    402 people didn’t like this!? Well, some folks don’t like Jesus either so...

  91. Shaynaaa K

    Babe Got me liking this song 💕😘

  92. gatsby proctor

    In 2018 this song or should I say the whole album still gives me LIFE!!!!

  93. Metstribe Lindo_MG

    I’m glad I’m not the only one who makes this a go to album on a long highway drive , I’ve spent countless hours listening to Malibu from NC to NY and back again

  94. Marcos Vinícius Lôbo Magalhães

    "You grew up in the home beside me
    I always had a friend to call
    How could I make it here without you?
    I pray I leave before you're gone"
    This shit hits me so hard every time, i relate so much to these lines. I had my friends during some of the hardest parts of my life, some of the best people ive ever met. Trully gratefull.

  95. Winston George Music

    This guy is one of them guys lol #FutureLegend