Bird, Andrew - Left Handed Kisses Lyrics




[Andrew Bird & Fiona Apple:]
I don't believe everything happens for a reason
To us romantics out here, that amounts to high treason
I don't go in for your star-crossed lovers
In the heart of a skeptic
There's a question that still hovers near

[Andrew Bird:]
For it begs the question
How did I ever find you
Now you got me writing love songs
With a common refrain like this one here, baby

[Fiona Apple:]
And all your left handed kisses
Were just prelude to another
Prelude to your backhanded love song, baby

[Andrew Bird:]
But it begs a question
How did I ever find you
Drifting gently through the gyre
Of the great Sargasso sea, Atlantic Ocean
Got me writing love songs
With a common refrain like this one here

[Fiona Apple:]
The point your song here misses
Is that if you really loved me
You'd risk more than a few 50 cent
Words in your backhanded love song

[Andrew Bird & Fiona Apple:]
For it begs the question
How did I ever find you
Drifting gently through the gyre
Of the great Sargasso sea, Atlantic Ocean

The point your song here misses
You got me writing love songs
Is that you really love me
With a common refrain like this one here, baby
Is prelude to another of your backhanded love songs

Now it's time for a handsome little bookend
Now it's time to tie up all the loose ends
Am I still a skeptic or did you make me a believer?
If you hesitate, you'll hear the click of the receiver





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Bird, Andrew Left Handed Kisses Comments
  1. Stephen Guidry

    ANDREW BIRD DESERVES ARTIST OF THE DECADE (maybe even past 2 and the next) spend time studying his discography if you haven’t. Absolutely brilliant.

  2. ladybugmerringue

    I come back and come back and come back to this

  3. Cicada Tubular

    A president has a limited amount of time that he or she can be president.

    Because a president does absolutely nothing. They do not help.

    But if they were to do nothing for too long, then they might actually make everything much worse!

    Technology is the only form of actual help.
    Engineering technology can help too if it is done to be sustainable.

    If it was sustainable then we would understand how we don’t have any good use for money to own us.

    Money and politics help no one do anything and it does absolutely nothing but cause chaos.

    Money is paper.

    Paper is nothing.

    A person is delusional to think that money is anything more than toilet paper.

    That delusion in one person’s mind is killing that person slowly.

    This is why people grow old and die.

    God bless you both. Your song to mine, now we only find.

  4. Pollywog

    What a great video,and great song. Congratulations, Mr Bird. I just saw this as I was binging on Fiona Apple songs,and it is now on my playlist also. Kudos!

  5. yellowllama

    For some reason this reminds me of Johnny Cash and June Carter 😊

  6. niptucky

    Fiona Apple my favorite musician ever !!! Lucky to have seen her twice in first row 🥰

  7. Michael Brookins

    It's brilliantly ecsprest

  8. LostInTheSunshine

    The point your song here misses
    Is that if you really loved me
    You'd risk more than a few 50 cent
    Words in your backhanded love song

  9. Mister Pumpkinhead

    I just gotta go to bed now. I just gotta!

  10. Eligio

    This hurt my soul.
    Thank you :

  11. Steven

    Pretty sure it should say Fiona ft. Andrew Bird.

  12. Kevin Zwicker

    I love this song. The emotion in Fiona’s voice on “if you really loved me” at the end makes me want to cry even when I’m having a great day.

  13. Leandro Barcellos

    geez, I just adore this song!

  14. Joey Loucks

    You find a song like this when you need it most. I found it September 2019 ❤

  15. kygel sora

    My ex recommended this song
    And i love it
    But everytime i play this
    It hurts

  16. keith main jr

    The greatest love song ever written!!

  17. James Shurley

    Much~ Love and Prayers❤❤❤~

  18. Gary Comer

    Amazing!!!!

  19. SE Gamble

    This is probably the best music video I've seen in years. I hesitate to parse out why exactly, because I'm afraid it would ruin it for me, but I think it's rooted in it's simplicity and the choices to stay on faces longer than just the duration of their lyrics. so great.

  20. Claire McGee

    Totally scratching my head about how sour 321 people's grapes have to be in order to dislike this 😳
    They are a magical duet.

  21. Adventure Kids Productions Sage

    Woof feel it in my bones

  22. Jailson barbosa carvalho

    This song is amazing. Damn , Fiona Apple is epic on this. Always glad to see new stuff from her.
    this video has just reaffirmed my undying love for both Andrew Bird and Fiona Apple. sigh....
    i miss fiona
    and this is really awesome

  23. rawrxash13

    I really care for Fiona and seeing her just makes me happy... Such a beautiful soul. <3
    I am not a musician, nor am I a songwriter. If I were, this is what I would aspire to.

  24. abc rocky

    fiona looks flawless
    it would be unbecoming to say exactly how many times i've listened to this on repeat.
    this video has just reaffirmed my undying love for both Andrew Bird and Fiona Apple. sigh....

  25. jesse-james christie

    This song is amazing. Damn , Fiona Apple is epic on this. Always glad to see new stuff from her.
    Is nobody going to mention that Fiona Apple is wearing (what appear to be) apples on her dress???
    i miss fiona
    and this is really awesome

  26. Aharown Yisrael

    I am not a musician, nor am I a songwriter. If I were, this is what I would aspire to.
    i miss fiona
    and this is really awesome
    Oh my god, how did I not know that this existed until now.
    I really care for Fiona and seeing her just makes me happy... Such a beautiful soul. <3

  27. 林至锽

    it would be unbecoming to say exactly how many times i've listened to this on repeat.
    i miss fiona
    and this is really awesome

  28. Tommy lu

    I really care for Fiona and seeing her just makes me happy... Such a beautiful soul. <3
    i miss fiona
    and this is really awesome
    This song is amazing. Damn , Fiona Apple is epic on this. Always glad to see new stuff from her.

  29. Maya Ferrara

    I am not a musician, nor am I a songwriter. If I were, this is what I would aspire to.
    it would be unbecoming to say exactly how many times i've listened to this on repeat.

  30. Maria Grazia Matta

    Oh my god, how did I not know that this existed until now.
    this video has just reaffirmed my undying love for both Andrew Bird and Fiona Apple. sigh....

  31. Justin Stamper

    it would be unbecoming to say exactly how many times i've listened to this on repeat.
    i miss fiona
    and this is really awesome

  32. Kezia Machado

    i miss fiona
    and this is really awesome
    Oh my god, how did I not know that this existed until now.

  33. Pamela Estela

    I am not a musician, nor am I a songwriter. If I were, this is what I would aspire to.
    I really care for Fiona and seeing her just makes me happy... Such a beautiful soul. <3
    This song is amazing. Damn , Fiona Apple is epic on this. Always glad to see new stuff from her.

  34. john riggs

    Is nobody going to mention that Fiona Apple is wearing (what appear to be) apples on her dress???
    This song is amazing. Damn , Fiona Apple is epic on this. Always glad to see new stuff from her.
    That end is some magic.

  35. Nguyễn Thư

    it would be unbecoming to say exactly how many times i've listened to this on repeat.
    I really care for Fiona and seeing her just makes me happy... Such a beautiful soul. <3
    this video has just reaffirmed my undying love for both Andrew Bird and Fiona Apple. sigh....

  36. Johnny Games master

    it would be unbecoming to say exactly how many times i've listened to this on repeat.
    this video has just reaffirmed my undying love for both Andrew Bird and Fiona Apple. sigh....

  37. josh taylor

    this video has just reaffirmed my undying love for both Andrew Bird and Fiona Apple. sigh....
    i miss fiona
    and this is really awesome
    it would be unbecoming to say exactly how many times i've listened to this on repeat.

  38. Ivan Siccok

    i miss fiona
    and this is really awesome
    I really care for Fiona and seeing her just makes me happy... Such a beautiful soul. <3
    this video has just reaffirmed my undying love for both Andrew Bird and Fiona Apple. sigh....

  39. kaji aimura

    It remembers me some of the best guitar solos of John Frusiciante...This is so magic!

  40. touchly

    yo, fuck off i want that ending song to be a full thing damn. uh.. yeah still good though good job thumbs up!!

  41. Ibrahim

    This moves me so deeply, thank you.

  42. Margaret Dennison

    I wouldn't be surprised to learn Fiona has an essential tremor that manifests in her vocal chords. I hear it when I sing

  43. Rick Solid

    His pride, her anger, his confession, her skepticism, his honesty, her disbelief, his reassurance, her distrust, his final plea, her truth, but still their love unresolved because that’s love.

  44. A.J. Lare

    Gosh, her voice is just stunning

  45. Gino

    What a great song. Kudos, mr Bird.

  46. Püré Csótány

    Oh please both of you... Make musics together.
    I beg.
    Your voices are in total harmony. But now you two are quiet and my mind cries in an empty echoing room...

  47. Alex Fleming

    They both win, Just wow.

  48. Terri U

    My daughter sent me a link to this song....wow 🙂 not just music but theater as well! Loved this ❤

  49. Boisterberry Jam

    My 2 favoritest favorites. Hah, her autistic kid meltdown is adorable

  50. Aaron Shadwell

    this is great! love the end

  51. Zephaniah Ferrazzano

    I am so into this song and I dont wanna start anything but it is truly the most beautiful thing either of them have made in my opinion. I really love it.

  52. Me llamo es Panda

    I would die for Fiona to release an album of stripped down, old-country inspired songs - not necessarily covers - but inspired by old parton, jennings, carter cash, cline, lynn - with her own energy and feel to it. I think this song is a small taste of what that raw energy could be.

  53. A. Fortier

    They gave 💯 emotion and it shows and is appreciated!

  54. Larry Garcia

    This is so awesome!

  55. Krisi Konvict

    love the vibe. miss nona, please make more. why is there not an albulm. sad face, this is beautiful art. keep it goin. <3

  56. Primio Rodríguez

    This song makes me want so badly to call my ex

  57. Travels with Auntie Ann

    Goosebumps.......these two geniuses need to do more together 🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹

  58. Ryan

    2:01 <3

  59. dale lange

    I just discovered this artist and love the sound. This kind of music is right up my alley.

  60. grapefruitiswinning

    This song, this video, and the two of them together is almost too much goodness for my little brain. Absolutely brilliant! Come on you two- MORE DUETS!!!!

  61. mikebtko

    Great song!

  62. Nick Cliffe

    Great Scott ... that is incredible.

  63. Katie McAndrew

    What is that whistle looking thing Fiona plays?

  64. Wayne De Zwart

    This dudes chops on the violin gave me goosebumps!. I can barely play Twinkle on the damned instrument!.

  65. Eurydice Arnold

    I came here for Fiona but FUCK I've found a new artist. ANDREW.

    Eurydice Arnold

    6 days later and im still jamming to this shit lmaooo

  66. Doctora Anita

    I love your voice

  67. Arturo Garza

    This song should have billions of views.

  68. kygel sora

    Ooof i would like to thank my ex for this song
    Also thanks for ruining it 😭😭😭

  69. carmen ponce

    I'm very glad I clicked this video a long time bc it got me into both Fiona and Andrew.

  70. Anna Yazzie

    Once I saw fiona apples and andrew birds name together I started quaking I love then both and now im just suwhaonseiwowkneroro

  71. eschelar

    Something really off about this video. Not well done. Audio doesn't match the video. The audio treatment is odd too. Overproduced and underproduced at the same time. Watch the Tiny Desk and compare audio. This one is a hot mess.

  72. Punkydory

    It’s like an amazing, passionate conversation. Perfection, and such a wonderful collaboration ❤️

  73. Leah Aboukhater

    I’ve loved her since the beginning and never heard of him before I saw this for the first time yesterday. I think I’ve watched it 25 times (no exaggeration).100% Obsessed. Not normal for me.

  74. Our Eczema Story

    Microsoft Rewards brought me here. Miss Ms Apple. Nice to hear this.

  75. Elebia Slayton

    This seems so awkward for Andrew bird

  76. Makiah

    I love Andrew bird sm what a guy

  77. anna kay

    Thank you. You've both helped me guard my heart and inspire me to finally share my voice. Hopefully someday I'll be able to work with both of you.

  78. dan becker

    Does anyone feel too there's a fourth wall kinda being broken

  79. Caleb Joseph

    These 2 are creative geniuses. And I love the video concept. all in all this is just superb <3

  80. Tan

    ¡Ambos magníficos! Amo el vestido de Fiona

  81. Dei H

    Fiona is so beautiful. She looks a little like Emily Blunt in this video.

  82. Soren Aleksander

    It's like Meryl Streep...anything that Fiona has to do with is automatically worthwhile, and probably great...and this is no exception

  83. Rahul R

    Fionna Apple rocks ♥️ just love her

  84. Sara-Marie Ulsund Stiksrud

    Only downside; videoeditor(s) haven’t managed to perfect lipsync etc.

  85. Sara-Marie Ulsund Stiksrud

    😍🎼💖

  86. Natalia Stratan

    I think this song mainly talks about being skeptic about how a sane, reasonable person could ever love someone that is frail and submerged by self-doubt. How, amongst all the people in the world, someone could choose a singular individual, and about how, at every single chance we have, we are able to argue against this possibility instead of appreciating this opportunity.

  87. Renan Aguilar-Valenzuela

    Let's be honest, 90% of us are here because Fiona is in this video.

  88. Todd Epley

    Incredible...

  89. Geovanna Rodrigues

    Fiona's voice make my soul happy

  90. Cecilia -

    ♥♥♥♥♥♥

  91. A Mighty Immigrant 2.0

    Lyrics :
    I don’t believe everything happens for a reason
    To us romantics our here out here that amounts to high treason
    I don’t go in for your star crossed lovers
    In the heart of a skeptic
    There’s a question that still hovers near
    For it begs the question
    How did I ever find you ?
    Now you got me writing love songs
    With a common refrain like this one here , baby
    And all your left handed kisses
    Were just prelude to another
    Prelude to your backhanded love song baby
    But it begs the question
    how did I ever find you
    Drifting gently threw the gyre
    Of a great Sargasso Sea Atlantic Ocean
    Got me writing love songs
    With a common refrain like this one here
    The point of your song here misses
    Is that if you really loved me
    You’d risk more that a few fifty cent
    Words in your backhanded love song
    For it begs the question
    How did I ever find
    Drifting gently threw the gyre
    Of the great Sargasso Sea Atlantic Ocean
    The point of your song here misses
    You got me writing love songs
    Is that you really loved me
    With a common refrain like this one here baby
    Is prelude to another of your backhanded love songs
    Now it’s time for a handsome little bookend
    Now it’s time to tie up all the lose ends
    Am I still a skeptic or did you make me a believer
    If you hesitate you’ll hear the click of the receiver

  92. droan999

    Fiona is the perfect girl. Want to record a track and have sex and have some grilled cheese and watch old episodes of the office.

  93. Daniela Bartelli

    I’ll never get tired of this🤯🤪🙃😍