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Two Birds
Regina Spektor Lyrics


Two birds on a wire
One tries to fly away
And the other watches him close from that wire
He says he wants to as well
But he is a liar

I'll believe it all
There's nothing I won't understand

I'll believe it all
I won't let go of your hand

Two birds on a wire
One says c'mon and the other says "I'm tired"
The sky is overcast and I'm sorry
One more or one less
Nobody's worried

I'll believe it all
There's nothing I won't understand

I'll believe it all
I won't let go of your hand

Two birds of a feather
Say that they're always gonna stay together
But one's never going to let go of that wire
He says that he will
But he's just a liar

Two birds on a wire
One tries to fly away and the other
Watches him close from that wire
He says he wants to as well, but he is a liar

Two birds on a wire
One tries to fly away and the other

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Written by: Regina Spektor

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Julia Yilmaz

~ LYRICS

Two birds on a wire
One tries to fly away
And the other watches him close from that wire
He says he wants to as well
But he is a liar

I'll believe it all
There's nothing I won't understand

I'll believe it all
I won't let go of your hand

Two birds on a wire
One says c'mon and the other says "I'm tired"
The sky is overcast and I'm sorry
One more or one less
Nobody's worried

I'll believe it all
There's nothing I won't understand

I'll believe it all
I won't let go of your hand

Two birds of a feather
Say that they're always gonna stay together
But one's never going to let go of that wire
He says that he will
But he's just a liar

Two birds on a wire
One tries to fly away and the other
Watches him close from that wire
He says he wants to as well, but he is a liar

Two birds on a wire
One tries to fly away and the other



Rendeavor

I have a step sister who has a very rare condition. Though I can't recall the name of it, she is one of the six people in the world who've been diagnosed with it. The people who have had it die at birth or sometime around their teens. She grew up sick and unhealthy, and she had no other way to live because of the medication she was stuck with. If she didnt take it, she would get anorexic, and she wouldn't be able to move, talk, eat, shower, etc. She lived in constant fear, even though she had made peace that she would pass one day.

She loves reading and writing stories and poems. She's very artistic and creative. She makes tons of gifts for everyone, and they're all very unique. Shes just got a keen eye for beauty. Not only that, but shes obsessed with love stories. Be it sad, cliche, fantasy, you name it. She read the love stories because she struggled with her love life.

Growing up, aside from her condition, she was bullied very, very harshly because of the way she looked. She was insecure and unconfident, and those people made sure her sadness stayed. Until one day, she decides to sign up for a dating app. It was successful at times, but most of the men weren't up for taking care of her.

Until she met a man in the military. They spoke for a while, and eventually he came over to meet the family. We all were around the table, and I suddenly spoke out and said, "Whens the wedding?" On their first day meeting.

Them being the modest people they all are, they just laughed it off.

Pass some months, and they're dating. Pass 3 years, and they're engaged. Now, shes always wanted to get married some day, that's just always been a dream of hers.

Pass some time, and shes in and out of the hospital, per usual, and shes getting worried about her health. She takes the right prescription medicine when shes supposed to, but something is not getting fixed.

Turns out she also has pneumonia. She gets a breathing tube, and she has to start using that every day. It gets tedious, but she always works though everything. Always.

They decided to have their wedding in December. Shes now 22, and shes getting married. She stuck to all the traditions, and she and I designed the entire thing.

When it was her time to walk down the aisle, she went gracefully, not falling for once. Only downside, she had to do it with an oxygen tank.

They got married, and they're all really happy. Their family came to visit to see them get married from all over the US.

All of a sudden, two months later, the family that came to visit her at her wedding are now walking down a different aisle. Only difference is, she can't thank them for coming. It was a sad, sad day.

I chose this song for her soundtrack because it symbolizes her relationship with our family. To this day, I cant listen to it because all I can think about is her.

Turns out she can't work through everything.



Spice ForNow

"Nice day for a fly. Should we go to the forest?"
"Why should we? The sun is warm here. And what about cats?"
"Dont tell me your afraid of cats! We can fly."
"They can climb"
"All we EVER do is sit on this wire. Dont you want to do something?"
"I'm fine here. Is it not good enough for you? I understand..."
"No! It's just... dont you ever want to GO somewhere?"
"No.. I want to stay here. But you can leave, I'll be ok, eventually."




"I'm going flying. Join me if you want."
"You're really going to leave?"
"Yes. I'm sick of sitting on this wire. My wings are going to fall off if I never use them. And it's so BORING."
"Fine... goodbye I guess.. "
"Stop doing that!"
"What?"
"Acting like you'll DIE if I leave! I'm NOT responsible for your happiness! If you want to be with me, come with! I'm not sitting on this wire ANY LONGER!"



Snoobinn :]

To me, this song is about a toxic friendship between two people.

Person A is best friends with Person B. Person B was a broken record, struggling with depression and other things. Person A was a little different, as they were always able to keep a smile on their face and make their friends feel loved. To Person B, Person A was their only hope and thus they clung onto them. (Hence the statement that the two birds were ‘stuck on a wire’.) Person A is perfectly happy being Person B’s emotional support, and all is well. Well, that is, until Person A tries to do other things. For example, Person A wants to go out with other friends and won’t be able to talk to Person B for a while. This makes Person B a little sad, and they try to keep them there a little longer. Person A is bummed that they can’t go and have fun, but tries to tell themselves that deep down they’re helping Person B and that everything is okay. So, Person A stays with Person B. This starts the horrible cycle of Person A being kept from doing things by themselves by Person B, who begs them to stay every single time Person A tries to do something fun that doesn’t involve Person B. Person B doesn’t notice, but they’ve pushed the fact that Person A may not be happy always being there to the back of their head and, instead, only cares about what they’re feeling themselves. Every time Person A managed to ‘escape’ from Person B, they’d (sometimes unknowingly) guilt-trip Person A into apologising for ‘ignoring’ Person B. Person A, by now, was beginning to realise that what was happening isn’t right, but they’re too scared to bring it up to Person B, because of how bad things can get when they fight. Person A now desperately wants to get away from the clinginess of Person B, but is far too terrified to try to do because of Person B’s illnesses and feelings.

In the end, it is very clear to Person A that Person B is taking everything too far, and if they don’t do something soon the cycle of badness will only continue.

(( Person A is the bird who tries to fly away, and Person B is the bird who tries to stay with the other bird on the wire. ))

Here are some parts of the song that prove this point:
1:57 - (( Person A wants to always be there for Person B. ))
2:09 (( Person B guilt-trips Person A into staying with them, and makes up a lie about letting them go someday - but they’re just feeling ‘too sad to be left alone.’ ))
2:22 - (( Person A urgently wants to go and be free of Person B’s restraints, ( the ‘wire’) But Person B continues to force Person A to stay with them. ))
0:31 - (( Person A is beginning to have second thoughts when it comes to staying with Person B, because they’re starting to notice that Person B isn’t taking into account that Person A wants to have fun, but tells them self that by staying with Person B they’re helping them stay happy and healthy (mentally). ))
1:03 (( Person A wants to go out and have fun - and even offers Person B a chance to come with them, but Person B, once again, wants Person A to stay with them all alone. ))



starkid

Everyone's sharing their stories where someone abandoned them, but I guess I'll talk about why I want to let go of the wire.

I don't believe anyone is a victim of the other in this story, but here goes.
I have a friend. Let's call her Cat. I've known Cat for a very long time. The moment we met, we became best friends. It's been like that ever since.
However, Cat became more and more depressed over the years, along with me, though I have recovered and I'm happier then ever. Unfortunately, Cat is sdcluding herself more and more from her other friends. When she told me I was her only friend, it broke my heart, bc we have such a wonderful and kind friend group.
The last friend she lost was Ian. We were all good friends, and Ian and I have been best friends for 9 years.
It all began when Ian made a gay joke about Cat to our friend group, which Cat must've took personally because not long after she completly ghosted him and refused to interact with him ever again (bc she was actually gay, but hadn't come out to our friend group besides me and Ian-- she took it as Ian telling everyone she was gay).
Ian took this very hard. He's gone through very shitty things in his life, he has horrible family relationships too-- this was the thing that pushed him over the edge. He snapped. And it broke our entire friend group. We were all faking our smiles and chipper personalities, bc we were constantly worrying about Ian and getting frustrated with Cat everyfime she made a gay joke about herself (at this point, Ian either just told us she was gay after the incident or we already knew bc it's very obvious). She was so obviously gay it hurt, and it became clear to me that Cat didn't get rid of Ian bc he "outed her". It was her chance to get rid of him.
I soon found out that they had a very toxic friendship-- if you let yourself be teased by Cat, it'll escalate to full blown bullying, which was what was happening with Ian, since he has a tendancy not to fend for himself.
Cat was also "going through a hard time" during the incident, may I mention. It pisssd us all off.
Later I found out from Ian that Cat actually really disliked everyone in our friend group except for me apparently-- and she disliked them for really petty and stupid reasons too.
I still decided to stick by Cat's side-- so here I am. Cat is still depressed as ever, but refuses to get therapy or see a doctor about any of her numerous physical problems she complains about. I'm worried for her, but I would be surprised if she was actually lying. If she's so down but refuses to get mental help/support when it is all so readily available to her is really unconvincing. I do want to cut my ties with her eventually-- we are a good terms and she's nice to hang around, but the fact that I'm her only friend means all of her problems come on me, and dealing with other people's emotions is harder than dealing with my own. I just hope she finds a good group of friends somewhere and we can eventually drift apart. I hope she becomes a better person. I would forcefully cut ties if this all takes to long, bc I value my own mental health over other's at this point. However, I'm afraid she'll do something really stupid. So, I can only wait for either her to improve herself or to just say goodbye.



juliia g

Two birds on a wire
One tries to fly away
And the other watches him close from that wire
He says he wants to as well
But he is a liar
I'll believe it all
There's nothing I won't understand
I'll believe it all
I won't let go of your hand
Two birds on a wire
One says c'mon and the other says "I'm tired"
The sky is overcast and I'm sorry
One more or one less
Nobody's worried
I'll believe it all
There's nothing I won't understand
I'll believe it all
I won't let go of your hand
Two birds of a feather
Say that they're always gonna stay together
But one's never going to let go of that wire
He says that he will
But he's just a liar
Two birds on a wire
One tries to fly away and the other
Watches him close from that wire
He says he wants to as well, but he is a liar
Two birds on a wire
One tries to fly away and the other



Epsilon vr

I met my Best friend named Lora when I was 4 years old in the kindergarten.... Now we both are 12 years old.





The school that we learn in is from first to seventh grade... Now we are fifth and we have two years till we left the school....


After seventh grade my Best friend Lora want to learn to be history teacher, but I want to be Graphic designer... This might be the end of our 8 year friendship 😭😭😭😭




Every time when I listen this song I remember so many things that we do in the past together... and I always cry, because I never want to lose her







I LOVE YOU LORA TILL THE MOON AND BACK ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🤞🤞🤞🤞😭😭😭😭



ღ vixee ღ

No one's going to find this comment but this song is absolutely painful for me.

I used to date a trans boy who I absolutely loved with all my heart. We hugged, held hands in the hallway, gave each other gifts, kissed each other on the cheeks. Everything was perfect until the idiotic mistake that I made during summer break. He was going into high school. I panicked and thought over things through my head. I couldn't be without my baby boy. I cried and typed out a message that we were breaking up. I lied and just said it was because we didn't belong together, which was even more idiotic for me. He understood. I felt pained, like a sharp stab to the heart. I soon regretted my decision just a few days later. I held onto loving him and I held onto the gifts he gave me. I snuggled the stuffed dog he gave me for my birthday. I felt so fucking shattered. School started again and I got to see him during a football game. I was so overjoyed that I went over to him and kissed him on the cheek without thinking about it. He looked at me and told me he had a girlfriend. I forced a smile. I went home.

I couldn't let him out of my mind. I still think about how perfect we would be if we were still together, even if we are in different schools. I am the bird that promises to let go of the wire while he has already moved on from me. He doesn't even message me anymore. I think about him still and I sometimes even talk to the stuffed dog he gave me, pretending like it was actually him. I want to move on and I promised myself that I would, but I never did. Ever. I'm still single and no one loves me and the only person who did love me is gone because of me.

I'm crying as I type this. This is going to be the song I will sing during my school's talent show. This will be what I think when I think of my ex. This song is my whole story.

Edit: I wanna delete this comment due to the bombarding responses of just people crying about how I mentioned he was transgender once lmao. My bad for bringing up one of the things I remembered about him.



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blessed beautiful healthy hair beech

Two birds
Sitting on a wire
Five feet apart
'Cause they're not gaaayy

KittycatRittycat

@Yoqurt omg really :)

KittycatRittycat

LMAOOO I- KDGEIDH makes sense I guess

cxreq

Lol

Gacha Boi

@SeaPaw YT this song is about 2 gay people coming out so i think the birds are lol

butternut moilk

Y e s .

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Epilogue: The bird that left comes back with food and drinks every day to visit thier friend untill they're ready to leave.

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