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Bird With a Broken Wing is the sixth track on Owl City’s fifth album, Mobile Orchestra. It has a duration of 3:55.

LyricsEdit

So I walk alone, down the darkest roads,
‘Cause I’ve always known how the story goes.
When the curtain falls, I’ll be wearing thin,
Clawing at the walls, as they’re closing in.

In this twisted plot, I was destined for,
I’m an astronaut, on the ocean floor.
So misunderstood, ‘til the bloody end,
How I wish I could, do it all again.

I feel like a lone survivor,
Forgotten in a dark and deadly world.
And on my own, I walk alone,
To see the sun again, I’d give anything.
But life demands a final chapter,
A story that we must all leave behind,
It’s do or die, and this is mine,
The anthem of a bird with a broken wing.

It’s another night, of the living dead,
Like a viper bite, in a spider web.
It’s so deathly dark, in the alleyway,
And a bleeding heart, makes you easy prey.

I would run and hide, for the afternoon,
With a butterfly, in the panic room.
Though I won’t be missed, I would say its time,
For a different twist in the storyline.

I feel like a lone survivor,
Forgotten in a dark and deadly world.
And on my own, I walk alone,
To see the sun again, I’d give anything.
But life demands a final chapter,
A story that we must all leave behind,
It’s do or die, and this is mine,
The anthem of a bird with a broken wing. (x2)

I feel like a lone survivor,
Forgotten in a dark and deadly world.
And on my own, I walk alone,
To see the sun again, I’d give anything.
But life demands a final chapter,
A story that we must all leave behind,
It’s do or die, and this is mine,
The anthem of a bird with a broken wing. (x3)

Tell the world I know, that my mind is made.
It’s a horror show, but I’m not afraid.
Though I won’t be missed, I would say it’s time,
For a different twist, in the storyline.

TriviaEdit

  • In the commentary for Bird With a Broken Wing, on Youtube [1], he mentions he pays homage to the bands Blink-182 and Greenday.
  • He explains the feelings within the song as "aggressive and raw in nature", and he tried to "blend optimism and sadness" and reinforcing the concept of "a sad song that sounds happy".
  • For the inspiration he mentions tries to "capture the feelings when I watch The Walking Dead (a TV show), or playing The Last of Us (a game)" and Book of Eli.
  • Additionally, he talks about another idea for inspiration: "If a future civilisation arrived" they would be "seeing aftermath" of such an Apocalyptic world, and would "find a diary of the last man alive, with the last entries in his diary".

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