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Birds Without Wings
David Gray Lyrics

Wishing that something would happen
A change in this place
'cause I'm tearing off the fancy wrapping
Find an empty package

Take for a while your trumpet from your lip
Loosen your hold, loosen your grip
On your old ways that have fallen out of step
In a changing time
Hoist a new flag
Hoist a new flag

Angry sun burn down
Judging us all
Guilty of neglect and disrespect
And thinking small
And death by boredom
And death by greed
If we can't stop taking
More than we need

Across the fractured the landscape
I see the same things
Tired ideas
Birds without wings

Birds without wings
Birds without wings

But these are just thoughts
On lackluster times
And I've no interest
In excuses you can find

Like you've had a hard day
Now you're too tired to care
Now you're too tired to care
You've had a hard day

Well across the fractured landscape
I see the same things
Tired ideas, broken values
Many with the notion
That to share is to lose
A hollow people bound by a lack
Of imagination and too much looking back
Without the courage
To give a new thing a chance
Grounded by this ignorance

When the cat comes
We're just

Birds without wings

Birds without wings
Birds without wings

Written by: DAVID GRAY

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Craig cassidy

had this album for years got it with the white ladder. never listened to it until a few weeks ago now it's my favourite cd of all time

Bryan Palmer

His best work.


Absolutely true and very well perceived. David is the one singer I love and foremost because he is so perceptive too. Thank you for your comment

Southern Gentleman

@june1932 - INCREDIBLE SONG, remember when I first heard it in 1998, I was living in Paris, blew me away, he touches on the boredom, the waste that can be life when stuck in a rut.........the dead life, rightly angry at it, so many just going through the motions, taking the cheque and move closer to the end, we need a revolution of the human spirit.

Chris Atherton

‘Bound by a lack of Imagination and too much looking back’. Glorious. Just beautiful this early work of his.




I love this song! magic never knew there was a video lol

Elena Taylor

I'm looking for a song


Love those lyrics :)

Ruth Bainbridge

This man says what so many of us wish we could. I'd love to meet him. He is a burning emerald among so many colorless diamonds. Wish I could stand out enough for him to notice me. Not as a crazy fan but as a fellow human being.

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