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Eels — I Like Birds
Album: Daisies Of The Galaxy
Avg rating:
6.7

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Total ratings: 1095









Released: 2000
Length: 2:24
Plays (last 30 days): 1
I can't look at the rocket launch
The trophy wives of the astronauts
And I won't listen to their words
'Cause I like
Birds

I don't care for walkin' down town
Crazy auto car gonna mow me down
Look at all the people like cows in a herd
Well I like
Birds

If you're small
And on a search
I've got a feeder for you to perch on

I can't stand in line at the store
The mean little people are such a bore
But it's all right if you act like a turd
'Cause I like
Birds

If you're small
And on a search
I've got a feeder for you to perch on

If you're small
And on a search
I've got a feeder for you to perch on
I've got a feeder for you to perch on
If you're small
And on a search
I've got a feeder for you to perch on
I've got a feeder for you to perch on
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Quirky and weird, not as clever as The Monster Mash, or The Streak from back in late 60's. Needs better riffs to elevate it I reckon.
so sweet
 sfyi2001 wrote:
Well now. THAT was retarded {#Cheesygrin}.
 
So why post it?
Flocks of starlings showing up in Central Pa., two months early.  Some skunks and 'possum out of hibernation too early..  Don't believe in climate change ?  Open your cell phone  watchin' eyes.
 Like  {#Propeller}I    Eels
A 6,cause I like birds too !
Connecticut Warbler in my local park on Tuesday!
Pine Siskins at my feeder today!
Well now. THAT was retarded {#Cheesygrin}.
Silly. I like it. {#Roflol}
Love this tune the more I hear it. But what's it about? Being different and not following the crowd?
As a bird lover, I Love this!
 Proclivities wrote:
Nice, jingly number.  Reminds me of "I Like Eels": an unreleased song by The Byrds.

 


 aspicer wrote:
Just seems so contrived and overly deliberate, not spontaneous, whimsical, creative.  No thanks.

 
Almost to a point where it's actually fun and good :)
 aspicer wrote:
Just seems so contrived and overly deliberate, not spontaneous, whimsical, creative.  No thanks.
 
Nailed it.
I saw an Olive-sided Flycatcher on Wednesday. Rarely seen in these parts!
Ooh, that's right. Yesterday was the SuperbOwl.
 unclehud wrote:

"That's like, your opinion, man."

 
"Don't be fatuous, Jeffrey."
Just seems so contrived and overly deliberate, not spontaneous, whimsical, creative.  No thanks.
E has such an interesting story. Read his bio.
I love the cover.  I like the song. 
I like... turds.
It's important to be capable of great silliness.  Thanks for playing this one, Bill and Rebecca.
Nice, jingly number.  Reminds me of "I Like Eels": an unreleased song by The Byrds.
 nagsheadlocal wrote:
Inexcusably dim.
 
"That's like, your opinion, man."
Yes, birds are nice

My x girlfriend was afraid of all birds. except ducks
made me giggle{#Propeller}
Inexcusably dim.
Me too.  Dumb song but it makes one laugh out loud.

 

rascal wrote:
I like.......Eels

 


I like.......Eels
 unclehud wrote:
This guy's a complete nut job.  But he writes cute little ditties, doesn't he?  And maybe he's really nuts.  Maybe.

 
..he may not be a nut job, but he's obviously "for the birds"..(heh)..
This guy's a complete nut job.  But he writes cute little ditties, doesn't he?  And maybe he's really nuts.  Maybe.
{#Lol}

 
Deadwing wrote:
was this coincidence? The moment Obama won you play this song and there is a story to Eels: Dan Bartlett of the presidential campaign for then-Governor George W. Bush cited the Eels album—which was reportedly given as a gift at a Democratic political event—as an example of obscenity-laden entertainment marketed to children.
  

Take off your tin foil hat for a minute and lie down.
.....turds
Gimmicky songs (and this is one) don't wear well.
Makes me feel like a turd ... I feed the birds.
 Grammarcop wrote:
One of the songs used in the movie "The Big Year." I think it's an underrated movie, but I'm a birder and understand the obsession.  

 
I love that movie.
/Bird
/Word
 PeterSprang wrote:
was this coincidence? The moment Obama won you play this song and there is a story to Eels: Dan Bartlett of the presidential campaign for then-Governor George W. Bush cited the Eels album—which was reportedly given as a gift at a Democratic political event—as an example of obscenity-laden entertainment marketed to children.
 

Take off your tin foil hat for a minute and lie down.
was this coincidence? The moment Obama won you play this song and there is a story to Eels: Dan Bartlett of the presidential campaign for then-Governor George W. Bush cited the Eels album—which was reportedly given as a gift at a Democratic political event—as an example of obscenity-laden entertainment marketed to children.
 
Osprey :-)

bokey wrote:
Bird Likes Eels

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 ziakut wrote:
Wonder if he likes the mid finger variety.
 



..^ "it's ok if you act like a turd / 'cause i like... ...birds"..
 SchoepTone wrote:

No Beck involved, but they do sound alike at times.
 



I thought it was Beck at first. They do sound alike!
 tupicetti wrote:

I apologize for my ignorance, but this sounds a lot like it had Beck involved (or influenced, or something)... can anyone shed some light?

 
No Beck involved, but they do sound alike at times.
Wonder if he likes the mid finger variety.

I apologize for my ignorance, but this sounds a lot like it had Beck involved (or influenced, or something)... can anyone shed some light?


My cat loves this song!
Angry Birds... I admit it.
I like birds too, but only for eating. 
 fuh2 wrote:
 

  Then why did the Creationists find this dinosaur with a saddle, displayed at the Creationist Museum in Kentucky?
 
there's a creationist museum?!



Bird Approved
Bird Approved.

 bokey wrote:
Bird Likes Eels



 
At first glance, thought this was a hawk bringing a bottle opener to a thirsty human.  I really shouldn't be thinking about beer this early in the morning . . .

I like birds, too. In fact, I wrote a book about one. 

 RParadise wrote:


OK.  Is that album cover from the cover of one of the Happy Hollisters children's books from the 19 . . . uh . . . I forget exactly, but I remember having an awful lot of them at one point.  Sure looks familiar.
 

Reminds me of the Dick and Jane books we used in 1960 to learn to read.   Love it!   Song is good too, I enjoy the Eels.
Bird Likes Eels

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One of the songs used in the movie "The Big Year." I think it's an underrated movie, but I'm a birder and understand the obsession.  

dumb is charitable...
I like the eels, but this is dumb.
 Hannio wrote:
If God didn't want us to eat animals, why did he make them out of meat?
The zoos where I grew up in south Louisiana have two signs by every exhibit. The first describes the animal's natural habitat, it's diet, habits and social structure.

The second is a recipe.


Nice. maybe is appropriate to follow this up with Primus'  My Name Is Mud ?
Just LOVE the Eels!
..."turd"..."bird"...pure poetry
 kaybee wrote:
Any song that can rhyme birds with turds is OK by me!    (and the album cover is priceless)

 

OK.  Is that album cover from the cover of one of the Happy Hollisters children's books from the 19 . . . uh . . . I forget exactly, but I remember having an awful lot of them at one point.  Sure looks familiar.
https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/manyworlds/father.html

for you eels fans that might not know about this rather strange NOVA program (strange for NOVA that is).


YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEHA!

{#Sunny}
As president of my local Audubon group, I endorse this message.
 bokey wrote:
Song don't make no sense
 I see a Blue Jay out by
    The fence
 Gonna throw him in the fryer
Turds and all
    Fry and fryer
I have desire

 Bring your momma by
 And I'll pie her

 
You mean you understand the hidden message of these lyrics?

It has got something to do about George Bush.
I think. {#Mrgreen}

Song don't make no sense
 I see a Blue Jay out by
    The fence
 Gonna throw him in the fryer
Turds and all
    Fry and fryer
I have desire

 Bring your momma by
 And I'll pie her

 peter_james_bond wrote:
The latest research is starting to confirm the theory that dinosaurs evolved into birds. Birds are really small dinosaurs with feathers....cool eh?
  

  Then why did the Creationists find this dinosaur with a saddle, displayed at the Creationist Museum in Kentucky?
The latest research is starting to confirm the theory that dinosaurs evolved into birds. Birds are really small dinosaurs with feathers....cool eh?
Eels like birds
Birds like eels

for different reasons

Right Rob?
Any song that can rhyme birds with turds is OK by me!    (and the album cover is priceless)

ManBirdExperiment's theme song!  (And mine.)
This song rocks my world. I get a good chuckle every time I hear it.

If your slow to the real meaning behind it, I'm sorry lol.
 FlamingLotus wrote:


One of those things on my life list is to join an organization that is defending a particular animal, rise up through the ranks, and deliver a speech to the masses that ends with, "...And that is why we must all work together to preserve this rare and delicious creature!"

(What can I say? I'll go a long way for a joke!)
 

If God didn't want us to eat animals, why did he make them out of meat?
E is one weird guy.
Is he talking about birdie birds or using an old slang term from England?
This song makes me smile. And that's a good thing.
i hate birds
Jack Johnson to the Eels... out of the frying pan, into the fire. :puke:
The Eels have stole my cord progression! Thats my tune! Oh well there lyrics are better. PETA= perfer eating tasty animals ! For the record.
swampaholic wrote:
PETA - People for the Eating of Tasty Animals.
One of those things on my life list is to join an organization that is defending a particular animal, rise up through the ranks, and deliver a speech to the masses that ends with, "...And that is why we must all work together to preserve this rare and delicious creature!" (What can I say? I'll go a long way for a joke!)
I find this song arrogant and judgemental. I know some would say I should get a life but I am only expressing my visceral reaction.
I was gonna rate it higher right when he rhymed "turd" with "birds". Otherwise cool song, if I can get rid of that mental image... :chillpill:
C'mon, Bill, follow it up with "Bird is the Word"!
this song makes me smile what more could you ask for?
I introduced my nephew (age 9) to this song last year, and we now sing it together whenever I play it. He is partial to the line "I don't care if you act like a turd..."
I think the intent of "Birds" is made abundantly clear from the lyrics:
If you're small and on a search I've got a feeder for you to perch on
Too weird for me.
Cruithne3753 wrote:
Hmmm. I've got a different take on this. Here, the colloquialism "bird" is equivalent to "chick" in the States. Go figure.
Hehe, nearly the same here in Germany, except the difference that we say 'voegeln' for having sex. Voegel -> German for Birds. :cheesygrin:
A very entertaining song... the first time... I'm afraid if I ever hear it again I might be very annoyed.
Birds kick ass.
Inamorato wrote:
I like birds. I like RP. I like Eels. I'm happy.
I like cows because they go 'moo.'
Hmmm. I've got a different take on this. Here, the colloquialism "bird" is equivalent to "chick" in the States. Go figure.
melissab wrote:
I like.........Eels!
Mmm. Unagi Maki.
A great track off a wonderful album. We danced to this one at my wedding :dance: :biggrin:
Where do I join! swampaholic wrote:
PETA - People for the Eating of Tasty Animals.
prickelpit96 wrote:
I like birds too. Especially with fresh potatoes, vegetables and white wine. :cheers:
PETA - People for the Eating of Tasty Animals.
Hannio wrote:
This song is unworthy of RP.
Get away with you.It's a lovely happy song.
I like birds too. Especially with fresh potatoes, vegetables and white wine. :cheers:
What a rarity...an unabashedly happy song from E.
I like.........Eels!
I like birds. I like RP. I like Eels. I'm happy.
eastcoast wrote:
What a silly song.
Nothing wrong with that every one and a while.
I thought he was saying I like burps... :eek: then I remembered the bird theme we're currently in.
All these bird songs are great and all, but I'm getting kind of tired of being swept away already.
What a great themed set! And perhaps not over yet... 9:43 am - Hummingfish - Herons 9:40 am - Eels - I Like Birds 9:37 am - Sufjan Stevens - Godbird 9:33 am - Buffalo Springfield - Bluebird 9:29 am - Dar Williams - I Saw A Bird Fly Away 9:26 am - Tracy Chapman - Three Little Birds (Live) 9:22 am - Taj Mahal - Mockingbird (w/ Etta James)
9:40 am - Eels - I Like Birds 9:37 am - Sufjan Stevens - Godbird 9:33 am - Buffalo Springfield - Bluebird ------------------------------------------ 9:29 am - Dar Williams - I Saw A Bird Fly Away 9:26 am - Tracy Chapman - Three Little Birds (Live) 9:22 am - Taj Mahal - Mockingbird (w/ Etta James) 9:19 am - Billie Holiday - Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do 9:17 am - Beastie Boys - In 3's 9:09 am - Chemical Brothers - Surface to Air Takin' off & F-L-Y-I-N-'
What a silly song.
i really really hope we get they might be giants next!
wow, what a funny song. I was chopping potatoes when that song came on and when he said, "I like birds" I nearly chopped my finger off. Easily amused? Yup!
Better than a Johnathon Richman song
"If you're small and on a search I've got a feeder for you to perch on... I like birds" Innocent? :think:
Anopheles wrote:
The more you know about the Eels, the more you have to like them. Yes, this song is silly, and maybe even stupid, but if you think of it something written as a coping mechanism to terrible pain and suffering, than maybe you'll cut him a little more slack, and maybe even start to like what he's written - what he plays, only he can really play. I've loved all of his albums, because they're always interesting and fun to listen to, no matter how many times you listen to them. Listen to the rest, and you'll see the entire piece fits together...
I'm sorry, but fun alone does not make a good song. Take Jimmy Buffet - please. This is just a bad song. It's childish and boring (to me). I think the Eels have put out some decent songs, but this is just not one of them.
I'm a little confused I would have thought birds are higher in the food chain than eels
This song is unworthy of RP.
If you don't like this song, you're no fun.