Wilco - Birds And Ships Lyrics

The birds are singing
In your eyes today
Sweet flowers blossom in your smile

The wind and sun
Are in the words you say
Where might your lonesome lover be?

Birds may be singing
In my eyes this day
Sweet flowers blossom when I smile

But my soul is stormy
And my heart blows wild
My sweetheart rides a ship on the sea

Though my soul is stormy
And my heart blows wild
Where might my lonesome lover be?

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  1. Kinoga Michael

    House M.D. S06E17...

  2. Sean Eric Anderson

    This song made me fall in love with Natalie Merchant

  3. girls poop too

    I've been listening to this for a really long time.
    Thanks everyone who made this possible

  4. Explore123

    It’s definitely based on the Manhattan Beach March by John Philip Sousa

  5. benjamin ferrio

    Miss Merchant is an angel. Best album ever.

  6. jlrattan

    YOU . . .

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  8. smhfc1984

    is this a Waltzing Matilda rip off?

    Mystic Muse

    ..and by the way-that was major irony considering how recently this song was written!

    Dj Myth

    there's a hauntingly Déjà vu aspect to much of these works. i like to think of it in a silly sort of woody's spirit from beyond channeling up anthems of strife and resistance. :) but alas its prolly just the product of musical formulation, within the circumstance of the project. like pretend australia sued mr bragg, and or ms merchant or wilco. they could basically blame woody. :) at the same time i feel lame when im excited by a "new" song i've written only to realize it is similar to another song. but i've had waltzing matilda stuck in my head for about a week is the real reason i felt it necessary to comment. peace
    ps lay me down by dirty heads featuring rome and california stars...

    Avi Greene

    No. It's a song composed by Woody Guthrie, and included on the album "Mermaid Avenue" from 1998, sung by Natalie Merchant from 10,000 Maniacs.

    simon snaize

    The lyrics were written by Woody Guthrie but the melody was written by Billy Bragg.

    THX 1138

    I heard a bootleg from a live performance and I think I remember it was mentioned the song was derived from a 200 year old funeral song or something like that...So maybe neither the melody or the lyrics are completely original, but it's still a beautiful piece of music.