The Twilight Saga

"Flightless Bird" by Iron & Wine - Deciphering The Lyrics

Flightless Bird
by Iron & Wine

I was a quick wet boy, diving too deep for coins
(I longed to be with you, always just beyond my reach)
All of your street light eyes wide on my plastic toys
(You were worldly, fascinated by my innocence)
Then when the cops closed the fair, I cut my long baby hair
(When my games were threw, I wanted to grow old with you)
Stole me a dog-eared map and called for you everywhere
(I tried everything to find you)

Have I found you
(Are you my soul mate)
Flightless bird
(Please don't go)
jealous, weeping, or lost you
(I'll always be by your side)
American mouth, Big pill looming
(It's only a matter of time before your gone)

Now I’m a fat house cat
(Now I'm alone & melancholy)
Nursing my sore blunt tongue
(Nursing my sore broken heart)
Watching the warm poison rats curl through the wide fence cracks
(Dreaming of something I can never have)
Pissing on magazine photos
(I ache when reminded of our love)
Those fishing lures thrown in the cold
(All of my tricks couldn't hold you)
And clean blood of Christ mountain stream
(You are perfect, yet flowing away like droplet through the cracks of my fingers)

Have I found you
(Have you really loved me)
Flightless bird
(You promised to always stay)
grounded, bleeding, or lost you
(We should have endured anything)
American mouth Big pill stuck going down
(This was not meant to be)

* this is my interpretation of the lyrics' meaning

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