Birdhouse in Your Soul

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"Birdhouse in Your Soul" by They Might Be Giants from 'Flood'

A classic for all time. Designed to be performed live with a friend, but in this version I'm my only friend I'm not my only friend.

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I'm your only friend, I'm not your only friend
But I'm a little glowing friend
But really I'm not actually your friend
But I am

I have a secret to tell
From my electrical well
It's a simple message and I'm leaving out the whistles and bells
So the room must listen to me
Filibuster vigilantly
My name is blue canary
One note, spelled L-I-T-E
My story's infinite
Like the Longines Symphonette, "It doesn't rest."

Blue canary in the outlet by the light switch
Who watches over you
Make a little birdhouse in your soul
Not to put too fine a point on it
Say I'm the only bee in your bonnet
Make a little birdhouse in your soul

While you're at it
Keep the nightlight on inside the birdhouse in your soul
Not to put too fine a point on it
Say I'm the only bee in your bonnet
Make a little birdhouse in your soul

There's a picture opposite me
Of my primitive ancestry
Which stood on rocky shores
And kept the beaches shipwreck-free
Though I respect that a lot
I'd be fired if that were my job
After killing Jason off
And countless screaming Argonauts
Bluebird of friendliness
Like guardian angels it's always near

(chorus)

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from Marian Call Sings the Classics, vol. II, released August 12, 2015
"Birdhouse in Your Soul" by They Might Be Giants from 'Flood'
Published by TMBG Music for BMI

Guitar by Scott Barkan

Arranged, edited, engineered, mixed, mastered by Marian Call

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Marian Call Alaska

Marian Call loves making music for you. She sounds a little like Joni Mitchell meets They Might Be Giants & Regina Spektor for bourbon & laughs. She hails from Alaska but can often be found touring North America and Europe, and she lives on Twitter. Her songs are quirky, geeky, eclectic acoustic confections that taste like vanilla-cinnamon-chipotle something. ... more

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