Tuesday, 3 August 2010

a bird

1. The Beatles - Blackbird
2. Fleetwood Mac - Albatross
3. Manfred Mann - Pretty Flamingo
4. Prince - When doves cry
5. Simon And Garfunkel - Sparrow
6. Barclay James Harvest - Mocking Bird
7. Abba - Eagle
8. Thom Yorke - Black Swan
9. Labbi Siffre - The Vulture
10. Jethro Tull - Mother Goose

Personal note: Birds are great metaphors for songwriters that want to tell stories about either vulnerability and beauty (singing birds) or danger and power (birds of prey). But the best thing is that birds can fly! They symbolize freedom and offer an helicopter view to the scenes you're describing. So for your next song... try a bird or two.

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