Saturday, July 18, 2009

"And Your Bird Can Sing" Lyrics

by John Lennon and Paul McCartney

Original Manuscript, "You Don't Get Me" (1966)

You tell me that you've got everything you want
And your bird can sing
But you don't get me
You say you've seen 7 wonders
And your bird is green
But you can't see me

When your prized possessions start
to weigh you down
look in the my direction
I'll be 'round, I'll be 'round.

You tell me that you've heard every sound
there is
And your bird can swing
But you can't hear me

When your bird is broken
and will it bring you down
you may be awoken
I'll be 'round, I'll be 'round.

Paul McCartney



As Released by the Beatles (1966)

You tell me that you've got everything you want
And your bird can sing
But you don't get me, you don't get me.

You say you've seen seven wonders
And your bird is green
But you can't see me, you can't see me.

When your prized possessions start to weigh you down
Look in my direction
I'll be round, I'll be round.

When your bird is broken will it bring you down?
You may be awoken
I'll be round, I'll be round.

You tell me that you've heard every sound there is
And your bird can swing
But you can't hear me, you can't hear me.

2 comments:

JFK Jean said...

This is one of the handful of Beatle songs that I like the 'Anthology' version either as much or more than the proper version. In this case, the former applies

lifeofthebeatles said...

It's great how they didn't stop the vocal overdub - they laughed and kept on going...and kept on laughing.