Yellow Bird
Romantic Strings and Orchestra Lyrics


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Yellow bird,
up high in banana tree.
Yellow bird,
You sit all alone like me.

Did your lady friend
Leave the nest again?
That is very bad,
Makes me feel so sad.
You can fly away,
In the sky away,
You're more lucky than me.

Yellow bird,
Up high in banana tree.
Yellow bird,
You sit all alone like me.

Better fly away,
In the sky away,
Picker coming soon,
Pick from night to noon.
Black and yellow you,
Like banana too,
They may pick you someday.

Wish that I was,
A yellow bird,
I'd fly away with you.
But I am not,
A yellow bird.
So I sit; nothin' else to do.

Yellow bird.




Yellow bird.
Yellow bird.

Overall Meaning

The song "Yellow Bird" by Romantic Strings and Orchestra is a beautiful, emotional song that speaks of loneliness and the desire for freedom. The lyrics begin with a yellow bird sitting alone in a banana tree, much like the singer, who is also alone. The singer wonders if the bird's lady friend has left him alone, which makes the singer feel sad, as he too is alone. The bird, however, has the ability to fly away and escape his loneliness, which the singer envies.


The second verse highlights the contrast between the freedom of the bird and the singer's lack of freedom. The singer wishes he could fly away like the yellow bird, but he is not blessed with wings to fly away. He is trapped in his loneliness with nothing to do. The final chorus repeats the name of the song, "Yellow Bird," emphasizing the longing for freedom and the beauty of the bird.


Overall, the song "Yellow Bird" is a melancholic yet beautiful song that speaks of loneliness and the desire for escape. The yellow bird represents freedom and opportunity, which the singer longs for but cannot attain.


Line by Line Meaning

Yellow bird, up high in banana tree.
The singer is addressing a yellow bird perched on a banana tree, observing how it is alone up high.


Yellow bird, you sit all alone like me.
The singer notes the similarity between themselves and the bird, as they are both alone and presumably feeling lonely.


Did your lady friend leave the nest again?
The singer asks if the bird's companion has left, expressing empathy for the bird's possible feelings of abandonment.


That is very bad, makes me feel so sad.
The artist expresses sadness for the bird's situation and likely empathizes with feelings of rejection or loss.


You can fly away, in the sky away, you're more lucky than me.
The artist acknowledges the bird's ability to fly away from a negative situation, as compared to their own inability to escape their emotional state.


Better fly away, in the sky away, picker coming soon, pick from night to noon.
The singer warns the bird that a picker may come soon to pluck them along with bananas, emphasizing the danger of their current location.


Black and yellow you, like banana too, they may pick you someday.
The singer notes the bird's coloring, the resemblance to bananas, and the potential for them to be mistaken for produce and picked themselves.


Wish that I was, a yellow bird, I'd fly away with you.
The artist fantasizes about being a bird and having the ability to fly away with the yellow bird to escape their present circumstances.


But I am not, a yellow bird. So I sit; nothin' else to do.
The artist accepts their own limitations and lack of options, acknowledging that they must remain where they are.


Yellow bird. Yellow bird. Yellow bird.
The refrain of the song, typically used to reinforce the sense of longing and melancholy expressed throughout the lyrics.




Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Spirit Music Group, BMG Rights Management, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: ALAN BERGMAN, MARILYN BERGMAN, NORMAN LUBOFF

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Guilherme Lima

Parabéns lindas perolas musicais. Eu curto demais sou fã. 💯

Keith

Love it !!

NYC🇮🇹Catholic

Gorgeous! Thank you!

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