I'm Like A Bird

by Nelly Furtado

Duration:
4:03
Released:
Oct 24, 2000
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Lyrics for I'm Like A Bird by Nelly Furtado:

Verse 1
You're beautiful, that's for sure
You'll never ever fade
You're lovely, but it's not for sure
That I won't ever change

Pre-Chorus
And though my love is rare
Though my love is true

Chorus
I'm like a bird, I'll only fly away
I don't know where my soul is (Soul is)
I don't know where my home is
And baby, all I need for you to know is
I'm like a bird, I'll only fly away
I don't know where my soul is (Soul is)
I don't know where my home is
All I need for you to know is

Verse 2
Your faith in me brings me to tears (Oh)
Even after all these years, years, years
And it pains me so much to tell
That you don't know me that well

Pre-Chorus
And though my love is rare
Though my love is true

Chorus
I'm like a bird, I'll only fly away
I don't know where my soul is (Soul is)
I don't know where my home is
And baby, all I need for you to know is
I'm like a bird, I'll only fly away
I don't know where my soul is (Soul is)
I don't know where my home is
And baby, all I need for you to know is

Bridge
It's not that I wanna say goodbye
It's just that every time you try
To tell me, me that you love me (Oh-oh)
Each and every single day
I know I'm gonna have to eventually
Give you away

Breakdown
And though my love is rare, rare, rare
And though my love is true, yeah
Hey, I'm just scared
That we may fall through
Yeah, yeah-yeah, yeah, yeah

Chorus
I'm like a bird (I'm like a bird)
I don't know where my soul is (Soul is)
I don't know where my home is
And baby, all I need for you to know is
I'm like a bird, I'll only fly away
I don't know where my soul is (Soul is)
I don't know where my home is
And baby, all I need for you to know is
I'm like a bird, I'll only fly away
(I don't know where my soul is)
I don't know where my soul is (Soul is)
(I don't know where my home is, oh)
I don't know where my home is
And baby, all I need for you to know is
I'm like a bird, I'll only fly away
(I don't know where my soul is)
(I don't know where my home is)
I don't know where my soul is (Soul is)
I don't know where my home is
And baby, all I need for you to know is

Outro
I'm like a bird, I'll only fly away
I don't know where my soul is (Soul is)
I don't know where my home is
And baby, all I need for you to know is
I'm like a bird, I'll only fly away
I don't know where my soul is (Soul is)
I don't know where my home is

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Song Facts

Nelly Furtado’s debut single became a worldwide smash hit, charting number 9 in the US, number 1 in Canada, and number 2 in Australia. In 2006 Furtado said of the song:

I’ve heard it sung at karaoke or by cover bands, and it was awesome — I was like, wow, I’ve got one of those songs. Somebody once called it a “hairbrush song,” one that girls and guys sing in front of the mirror with their hairbrush. I just think I’m lucky I have it — it’s paying the bills!

The track went double platinum in Australia, and helped her debut album to double platinum status in the US.

The video features Furtado singing surrounded by nature and a plethora of birds, as she levitates, before falling from a tree. It mirrors the track’s message of the inability for Furtado to commit to a relationship with someone who clearly loves her.

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