HUMMINGBIRD (2006)


You don't hold hands, do you?
You need them for grasping at straws
You need them for wiping off sweat
Starting the applause
Hailing a cab
Colors blur from brilliant to drab
You've got to keep moving

Crossing the street
Like you know where to find the nectar
Hoping for something sweet
But a girl has to hover near things that affect her

Hummingbird
With your too fast beating heart
Fly backwards just to show you can
You still haven't learned the words
Flutter on

How is your face today?
Is it the one you thought you had on?
You're smoking your last cigarette
At least until the dawn
Starving in smoke
Laugh if you can at a tired old joke
You're got to keep moving

Catching the wind
Waving palms and the waters of Vancouver
Nobody's got you pinned
And a girl needs to hover near things that amuse her

Hummingbird
With your too fast beating heart
Fly backwards just to show you can
You still haven't learned the words
Flutter on


Turn
A green light on
Wear the dress
From the back of your closet
Rinse
The wineglass out
Find the fragment
Lost in the composite

Evanescent hours
Turning heads and answering the pager
Consummating flowers
And a girl needs to hover near things that engage her


Hummingbird
With your too fast beating heart
Fly backwards just to show you can
You still haven't learned the words
Flutter on


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song pic
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This was partially based on a friend of mine, who was having trouble finding a way to settle into her life, and was busy all the time with no real purpose.

This is a personal favorite, as some of the images and phrases really resonate with me (I’m very proud of the first two lines).

The bridge is inspired by this photograph my friend took of herself.

Jordan once again knocked it out of the park - he understood what I was trying to do structurally. The fluttery top notes is supposed to be the girl in the song, and the top notes never stop moving.

Make sure you listen to the piano work at the end.

crumpled paper