Monday, 25 April 2011

Song of The Day #25 - M.Ward - 'I'll Be Yr Bird'

I'll be yr murderous-lookin'-half-hiding-in-the-dark bird.

I'm rushing so much here I should be called Yuri (geddit? Rushing/Russian? Me neither). Why? Well, I'm meant to be leaving for a wedding reception (not mine) any minute but naturally, if I leave before I post my 'Song of The Day' and break this TWENTY FOUR POST AND COUNTING consecutive run then I'll feel just so terrible. So here I am, all dressed up with somewhere to go posting on my blog instead of being en route to the happiest night of someone's life.

M. Ward - 'I'll Be Yr Bird'

I'm not your DJ late night radio.

I've already posted so many different types of songs this month. This one is quite simply a really sweet love song. Apt for the day (and week, I suppose) of a wedding. I also really dig the main sentiment behind this song. "I'm not yer second/I'm not yer third but I'll be yr bird." M.Ward sings. I think he's trying to say "Yo look woman. I know you been foolin' around wit brothas befo' me and I know damn sure that yo' be foolin after me too but you know what? I be diggin' yo ass so for time why not let me hit that ting and let me be yo' bird." Essentially, M.Ward is not comparing his love to a summers day because love isn't like that, is it? Love's a day when although it can get cold and the sun is nowhere to be seen, well, least it ain't raining too.

I'll sing statistics, & hide the truth,

I'll tell your dad anything that you want me to,

I'll hide your locket under the dirt,

I'll be your bird


  1. This has brightened up my Monday evening - I love M. Ward's voice. And it doesn't do any harm that he's an absolute dreamboat too...

  2. Yo Niki!

    I hope you realise that M.Ward's talking voice is like a more ridiculous slowed down version of his singing. Therefore were said dreamboat to propose to you, it'd sound like Kermit the Frog whispering sweet nothings in your ear.

  3. Don't you know? Kermit the Frog is every girl's perfect partner. He does anything to make Miss Piggy happy. And when he sings... well! It's positively swoonsome. Just like M. Ward.

    Come to think of it, I've never seen them in a room at the same time...

  4. I second the M Ward being a dream boat, he was at Glastonbury a couple of years ago, drunk (I think), and AMAZING. He is much more rambunctious live. So yes, good choice!

  5. I've seen him live a couple of times too. He's definitely a lot more fun than people might think. Kinda annoys me how he calls himself "M" Ward though. I think his name is Matt isn't it? Just use that! M isn't exactly a razzle dazzle showbiz name in comparison.