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The Weepies — Little Bird
Album: Hideaway
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Released: 2008
Length: 3:28
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Sometimes it's hard to say
Even one thing true
When all eyes have turned aside
They used to talk to you
And people on the streets seem to disapprove
So you keep moving away
And forget what you wanted to say

Little bird
Little bird
Brush your gray wings on my head
Say what you said
Say it again
They tell me I'm crazy
But you told me
I'm golden
Sometimes it's hard to tell the truth from the lies
Nobody knows what's in the hold of your minds
We are all building and people inside
Never know who walks through the door
Is it someone that you've met before

Little bird
Little Bird
Brush your gray wings on my head
Say what you said
Say it again
They tell me I'm crazy
But you told me
I'm golden
Little bird

I know what I know
A wind in the trees and a road
That goes winding 'onder
From hear I see rain I hear thunder
Somewhere there's sun
And you don't need a reason

Sometimes it's hard to find a way to keep on
Quiet weekends, holidays
You come undone
Open your window and look upon
All the kinds of alive you can be
Be still, be light, believe me

Little bird
Little Bird
Brush your gray wings on my head
Say what you said
Say it again
They tell me I'm crazy
But you told me
I'm golden
I'm golden
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...Penny lane, is in my... oh, wait...
 unclehud wrote:

Music Search:  Artist NameSong TitleAlbum Name  

64 Search Results for "bird" on Radio Paradise



 
Todd Rundgren's "Pretty Bird" would break that trend and fit right in.

Bill? 

It's old but i laughed pretty hard.

 
Thistle wrote:


You audio nerds are most likely listening at a lower bit rate. Use some of the higher quality options that RP provides for you.

Then... go to a mirror and look in it... and punch yourself in the head really hard a few times. Recall fondly the old schoolyard days when there was someone else on hand to correct you and your nerdly ways.
 


 Joy4life wrote:
Has anyone else noticed that this radio station has a lot of girls singing about birds?
 
Music Search:  Artist NameSong TitleAlbum Name  

64 Search Results for "bird" on Radio Paradise


luv this! {#Dancingbanana}

 Joy4life wrote:
Has anyone else noticed that this radio station has a lot of girls singing about birds?
 
I made a playlist of all those bird songs for my ipod. Awesome!
The Weepies after The Who is as eclectic as hot dogs after a New York Strip.
 nmatavka wrote:
Define 'band'.
  
 1. a company of persons or, sometimes, animals or things, joined, acting, or functioning together; aggregation; party; troop: a band of protesters.
2. Music . a. a group of instrumentalists playing music of a specialized type: rock band; calypso band; mariachi band.

They seem to qualify by those definitions.
Solid.  {#Clap}
Sounds good to me
Aptly named band.
Has anyone else noticed that this radio station has a lot of girls singing about birds?
Nice dirge
Really enjoying this.  Thanks again, RP!  I like this song more every time I hear it.
This tune brings the most lovely mood around.
 oilydwarf wrote:
Am I the only one who hears the late great Kirsty MacColl  here?  None the worse for it!
 
Very reminiscent of her voice.

 peter_james_bond wrote:

{#High-five} We are spoiled aren't we? {#Lol} The goal of the station is to entertain us with great music and every single day RP meets and exceeds that goal. All praise to RP...{#Notworthy}

 
I'm late again but this is what I'm talkin bout!


I feel weepie
I like it but feel that their band name is so unfortunate, and I know that shouldn't matter!
This is so 'Beatles' complimentary and I love it!  I would like to hear more...
i enjoy the weepies!
 jagdriver wrote:
Instant buzz-kill.
 

What happened to the grass?
Instant buzz-kill.
This song reminds me of "Little Sparrow" by Dolly Parton. Another beautiful song.
big bird little bird
Every weepies song i hear i love.  Why must you drain my wallet so young Bill?
 Giselle62 wrote:
I'm in love with this woman's voice—-love at first listen. Damn you, Radio Paradise, too much good stuff!
 
{#High-five} We are spoiled aren't we? {#Lol} The goal of the station is to entertain us with great music and every single day RP meets and exceeds that goal. All praise to RP...{#Notworthy}

Am I the only one who hears the late great Kirsty MacColl  here?  None the worse for it!
Don't put "Weepies" and "pleasant" in the same paragraph again.  To be safe, don't even put them on the same page, in the same book, or even the same library.  "Hard to find"?  Deservedly so.
 auburntigerrich wrote:
Weepies fans should definitely check out Something Burning, the album that Deb put out a while ago, before A Bird Flies Out.  Very accessible, intimate, and damn pleasant to listen to any time of day.  The disc is very hard to find, but the MP3's are cheap on LaLa or Amazon.
something burning

 


I'm in love with this woman's voice—-love at first listen. Damn you, Radio Paradise, too much good stuff!
not bad, but the cover looks like the kind of thing that my son brings home from first grade. 
Define 'band'.

 peter_james_bond wrote:

WOW, Harsh or what? Why such hatred directed at this unassuming band. They may not be my favorite but I wouldn't cut them down like you did. I find nothing grating or dreck-like about the singers voice; I don't hear a faux lisp, I don't hear her trying to sound like a 13-year-old, and I don't hear her over-pronouncing her "r"s  The vocal is understated and the song is gentle without being sappy. This song has a 7.2 rating which is pretty good for RP. And who cares about the name?

 


"Open your window and look upon all the kinds of alive you can be"    

{#Clap} 
this is just annoying
Lisps, wisps, mispronunciations, vocal qualities . . . .

Imagine for a second the singer using an operatic style of singing for this piece. Doesn't work, does it? Why? 

IMHO, her style of singing perfectly fits this simple little song, it's understated, soft poetry, and emotive qualities. But that's why I like it. 

If you don't like a piece of music, it's perfectly fine to say it's a piece of crap. But there's no need to go on a critical rampage. Just say "No thank you."  :D
 Carl wrote:
What sounds like a lisp may be aliasing or encoding artifacts from a poor digital reproduction. I hear it in everything but mostly in fricatives, which comes off as a lisping sound. I'd like to hear this uploaded again from a closer-to-original source. I like the song and album art but the poor audio quality annoys, obviously. 

 

You audio nerds are most likely listening at a lower bit rate. Use some of the higher quality options that RP provides for you.

Then... go to a mirror and look in it... and punch yourself in the head really hard a few times. Recall fondly the old schoolyard days when there was someone else on hand to correct you and your nerdly ways.
Weepies fans should definitely check out Something Burning, the album that Deb put out a while ago, before A Bird Flies Out.  Very accessible, intimate, and damn pleasant to listen to any time of day.  The disc is very hard to find, but the MP3's are cheap on LaLa or Amazon.
something burning

She sounds like she is strangling the words as she sings
What sounds like a lisp may be aliasing or encoding artifacts from a poor digital reproduction. I hear it in everything but mostly in fricatives, which comes off as a lisping sound. I'd like to hear this uploaded again from a closer-to-original source. I like the song and album art but the poor audio quality annoys, obviously. 

I mustn't have been listening closely enough, as I didn't hear a lisp (faux or otherwise), nor did I hear her overpronouncing her 'r's or an attempt to sound like a 13-year old.  I think her singing style is simple and pretty.  Not one of my favourite songs, certainly, but it's not that bad. 

I quite like the band's name. {#Yes}

nmatavka wrote:
The singer sounds like a festering pile of dreck, to use the American slang term.  The faux lisp and poor attempt to sound like a 13-year-old, innocent, musically inexperienced girl are very obvious—next time, don't overpronounce your 'r''s and don't lisp, and MAYBE you'll sound 50% believable.  

And what about the incredibly stupid name —- The Weepies?!?!  Who came up with the name?  Miss Emo?  Mr Wristcutter?  WOW.
 


 nmatavka wrote:
The faux lisp and poor attempt to sound like a 13-year-old, innocent, musically inexperienced girl are very obvious—next time, don't overpronounce your 'r''s and don't lisp, and MAYBE you'll sound 50% believable. 
 
This is absolutely spot-on!  Her vocal affectations are insufferable.  The lyrics are ridiculous as well.


 nmatavka wrote:
This song, and, indeed, most of the band's other songs, sound like someone has put too many pennies on the record player arm.  Not only the fact that it simply doesn't sound very nice (it's slow, which I don't dislike per se, but it also "drags on"), but also the fact that it sounds just like every one of those absurd songs on those stupid "easy rock" office background FM stations, detract against it.  

The singer sounds like a festering pile of dreck, to use the American slang term.  The faux lisp and poor attempt to sound like a 13-year-old, innocent, musically inexperienced girl are very obvious—next time, don't overpronounce your 'r''s and don't lisp, and MAYBE you'll sound 50% believable.  

And what about the incredibly stupid name —- The Weepies?!?!  Who came up with the name?  Miss Emo?  Mr Wristcutter?  WOW.

I rate this song a "4".  Listenable, but really not worth the effort.  At least I didn't turn *down* the volume.  By the way, I listen to Cowboy Junkies, etc., who are also quite slow, bluesy players, but 100% better. 
 
WOW, Harsh or what? Why such hatred directed at this unassuming band. They may not be my favorite but I wouldn't cut them down like you did. I find nothing grating or dreck-like about the singers voice; I don't hear a faux lisp, I don't hear her trying to sound like a 13-year-old, and I don't hear her over-pronouncing her "r"s  The vocal is understated and the song is gentle without being sappy. This song has a 7.2 rating which is pretty good for RP. And who cares about the name?

This song, and, indeed, most of the band's other songs, sound like someone has put too many pennies on the record player arm.  Not only the fact that it simply doesn't sound very nice (it's slow, which I don't dislike per se, but it also "drags on"), but also the fact that it sounds just like every one of those absurd songs on those stupid "easy rock" office background FM stations, detract against it.  

The singer sounds like a festering pile of dreck, to use the American slang term.  The faux lisp and poor attempt to sound like a 13-year-old, innocent, musically inexperienced girl are very obvious—next time, don't overpronounce your 'r''s and don't lisp, and MAYBE you'll sound 50% believable.  

And what about the incredibly stupid name —- The Weepies?!?!  Who came up with the name?  Miss Emo?  Mr Wristcutter?  WOW.

I rate this song a "4".  Listenable, but really not worth the effort.  At least I didn't turn *down* the volume.  By the way, I listen to Cowboy Junkies, etc., who are also quite slow, bluesy players, but 100% better. 
I really like this song it grows on you just rated again from an 8 to 9
 dew34 wrote:
I really like this station as I'm quite old and the introduction of this, to me, new music is very much appreciated. This song in particular is enchanting and literate and nostalagic all at the same time. Thanks RP!
 
How old are you? I'm curious because some people think 34 is old.....

 dew34 wrote:
I really like this station as I'm quite old and the introduction of this, to me, new music is very much appreciated. This song in particular is enchanting and literate and nostalagic all at the same time. Thanks RP!
 
{#Clap}

I really like this station as I'm quite old and the introduction of this, to me, new music is very much appreciated. This song in particular is enchanting and literate and nostalagic all at the same time. Thanks RP!
 RadioDoc wrote:

So does that mean you're squirting tears now, punk?

{#Mrgreen}

For such a simple little song it has unusual power.

 
Hehe... not quite, but I am beginning to understand.

2 <== 3     MUTE!

i didn't know she was around here!  i'm a huge weepies fan and love her solo work as well.  good to know, thanks fellow RP'er!

 
Megalaur wrote:
Wow - so nice to hear this voice again.  I used to go hear Deb Talen and her band Hummingfish when I lived in Portland, OR in the 90s.
 


 ick wrote:
dammit!  despite myself i am finding it's growing on me... don't rush to judgment they said... what i said?...
 
So does that mean you're squirting tears now, punk?

{#Mrgreen}

For such a simple little song it has unusual power.

dammit!  despite myself i am finding it's growing on me... don't rush to judgment they said... what i said?...
 zapeta wrote:
This song gets better every time I hear it...



 
I must concur...simple yet effective.

Wow - so nice to hear this voice again.  I used to go hear Deb Talen and her band Hummingfish when I lived in Portland, OR in the 90s.
 Gryn wrote:
Wow, heard this song and had to buy it.

Love it!
 
Same with me, it's magic <:-)
Wow, heard this song and had to buy it.

Love it!
 Pyro wrote:
I had never heard of the Weepies until they were on "Dirty Sexy Money".  Now, they're here on RP, too.  (I see Bill "found" them first!)  I like!
 

No, not much rotation here or there. I remember hearing a Weepies song - "Somebody Loved" long ago on Dawson's Creek Season 3. This was okay, but I liked that better!
Started off as a 7, but the goose bumps made me raise it to an 8.
Brillant couple.  Love their work.
nice {#Whipit}


This song gets better every time I hear it...



Very Cool
OScar 
 Pyro wrote:
I had never heard of the Weepies until they were on "Dirty Sexy Money".  Now, they're here on RP, too.  (I see Bill "found" them first!)  I like!
 

"Found" The Weepies here on RP a while ago - shocked I was to hear and see them on DSM the other day.  Sure hope it helps them make more music!
I had never heard of the Weepies until they were on "Dirty Sexy Money".  Now, they're here on RP, too.  (I see Bill "found" them first!)  I like!
 Inamorato wrote:

Little bird, little bird
Brush your gray wings on my head
Say what you said
Say it again
They tell me I'm crazy
But you told me
I'm golden
Little bird

 

 
{#Clap}

{#Jump}  very nice

Thanks RP

squirt tears punk!....
These guys have a powerful, beautiful gift.
Very nice.
Love the album cover....the song isn't too bad either.


{#Innocent}
A really nice song, with a perfect voice, first time i hear this Weepies...
Qué buen tema, una voz impresionante, primera vez que escucho Weepies...están buenazos !!

matías

Little bird, little bird
Brush your gray wings on my head
Say what you said
Say it again
They tell me I'm crazy
But you told me
I'm golden
Little bird

 

 peyotecoyote wrote:
tweet, tweet, first post for this RPeep
 

{#Clap}
RP turned me onto The Weepies a couple years ago. Say I am You is a great album, and this new one (Hideaway) is very much along the same lines...meaning excellent!


tweet, tweet, first post for this RPeep