Tallest Man On Earth, The - Dark Bird Is Home Lyrics




And so there were no higher mountains
It's all in your hand
Nelly was the future sea
And out sails the plan
And in this travel with no journey
I'm loose till I'm lying
Letting go mine to hell
What I'm keeping now

And suddenly the day gets you down
But this is not the end, no this is fine
Still a tower's in the valley
Still winds down the stream
Still we're in the light of day
With our ghosts within

And there are many ways of sorrow
For just stepping out
Everyday a growlin' storm
But they're kind somehow
Fall in love but keep on falling
I held you for life
But letting go rope in hand
Theres just leaving now

And suddenly the day gets you down
But this is not the end, no this is fine
Still we're back in laughing memory
Still winds down the stream
Still we're in the light of day
With our ghosts within

And when there's no one on the bottom
You got there alone
Kicking up some dust to see
Where a wind could blow
And all the ways to ride a lightning
I've used up a few
And I just want you to be safe
As I thunder through

And suddenly the day gets you down
But this is not the end, no this is fine
There still are towers in the valley
Still winds down the stream
Still we're in the light of day
With our ghosts within

No this is not the end and no final tears
That will lead to show
I thought that this would last for a million years
But now I need to go
Oh, fuck





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  1. olaf jaco

    Es como si Lou Reed tocara la guitarra en lo profundo de un bosque
    meciendo un poema que Dylan susurra en el viento desde un valle entre montañas.

    así de hermoso suena...

  2. loekiedepo

    I remember him playing this song on Rock Werchter 2015, when the crowd started clapping about halfway through. Just casually says: "This is about a divorce, so please don't clap". Made the whole show much more intense with the crowd realizing that this was pure emotion.. Video here: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x30l1rp

  3. Anon Smith

    “When there’s no one on the bottom, you got there alone.”

    Fuck

  4. eman saffo

    Gosh...i can't stop to listen it

  5. Ronnie Lobo

    Come to India

  6. relax

    "And so there were no higher mountains
    It's all in your hand
    Valley was a future sea
    And now sail is the plan
    And in this travel with no journey
    I lose 'til I'm light
    Letting go of mind to have
    What I'm keeping now

    [Chorus 1]
    And suddenly the day gets you down
    But this is not the end, no, this is fine
    We're still the towers in the valley
    Still winds down this dream
    Still we're in the light of day
    With our ghosts within

    [Verse 2]
    And there are many ways of sorrow
    For just stepping out
    Everyday a growling storm
    But they're kind somehow
    I fall in love but keep on falling
    I held you for life
    But letting go rope in hand
    There’s just leaving now

    [Chorus]
    And suddenly the day gets you down
    But this is not the end, no, this is fine
    Still we're biking, laugh in memories
    Still winds down the stream
    Still we're in the light of day
    With our ghosts within

    [Verse 3]
    And when there’s no one on the bottom
    You got there alone
    Kicking up some dust to see
    Where a wind could blow
    And all the ways to ride a lightning
    I've used up a few
    And I just want you to be safe
    As I thunder through

    [Chorus]
    And suddenly the day gets you down
    But this is not the end, no, this is fine
    We're still the towers in the valley
    Still winds down this dream
    Still we're in the light of day
    With our ghosts within

    [Outro]
    No, this is not the end and no final tears
    That we need to show
    I thought that this would last for a million years
    But now I need to go
    Oh, fuck"

  7. A Person

    I saw him play this live in Atlanta as the closer to his show. On the front row right beside me was a little girl, maybe seven or eight, who he had clearly seen. At the end of the song, he looks away from the crowd and says the "oh fuck" not into the mic I assume so as not to be too crass in front of this little girl. He plays the big instrumental finish and then hands her the pick he used instead of just tossing it into the crowd. After a night of being the troubadour, the vivid bright performer, he ended on a human and relateable impulse by taking time to be nice to a little girl.

  8. ian kazy

    I uh... oh fuck :[

  9. Bamzer Daniel

    This is not the end
    No, this is fine

  10. dina belov

    "I thought that this would last for a million years
    But now I need to go
    Oh, fuck"
    The instrumental after seems like crying after being able to hold it through the whole song.

  11. Somveer Balyan

    PSYDUCK is still here

  12. Allan.

    i used to believe that there is no magic but this song that moment how not to?

  13. Somveer Balyan

    Stupid psyduck is still here 🙈

    Deena DS

    Somveer Balyan and I'm here as well now!

    Deena DS

    Somveer Balyan, psyduck ain't stupid. And I'm in love. With this. Song. Louve.

  14. Wawawawa Wawaw

    The "no this is fine" is just fabulous

  15. Somveer Balyan

    How can 14 people dislike this ? :(

    Geez_ Mahn

    Somveer Balyan have you seen the short film they made about this album? It'll make you cry.

  16. Somveer Balyan

    I love everyone who comes here <3

    MsJinnifer

    +Somveer Balyan Love you too ;)

    Somveer Balyan

    @MsJinnifer awww.you're the best

    Maximus Primrose

    +Somveer Balyan I Love you man, This isn't a lie

    StillRay

    P S Y D U C K Y i love you too

  17. QueenofCarrotFlowers

    No this is fine.

  18. Somveer Balyan

    I just keep coming back here everyday

  19. Joe FitzPatrick

    found this guy on a starbucks card

    hazzer905

    Hipster af

  20. Miguel

    He's coming to Iowa City. Ima see that so hard.

    Desi PUBG MOBILE

    Miguel Garcia

  21. spaghetti man

    moon Kappa

    Desi PUBG MOBILE

    spaghet
    ti man

  22. Liliana Leal

    Oh, fuck 🙌👏😭

  23. Amir Hemmat

    This is the perfect conclusion to this new album - a fresh, new direction for the TTMOE. He gives us his classic raw sound of him and his guitar - then finishes off with a magnificent, larger than life instrumental - that reminds us of his new direction in life (and music). Apparently - when he says "oh fuck" - he actually broke down from emotion - "At Vernon’s studio, he broke down while trying to record his vocal."  

    http://grantland.com/hollywood-prospectus/dark-bird-the-tallest-man-on-earth-spreads-his-wings-for-an-intense-introspective-new-album/

    What RAW emotion! How beautiful! Thank you Kristian for such wonderful music, and expression. We learn more about ourselves from your music.

    gambitmo

    Thanks for this

  24. Bojoschannel

    I prefer his old sound, but this is still good

  25. Chapman James

    He reminds me of Ralston Bowles. Very very pleasant:)

  26. graniteiii

    All 10 tracks are "magnifika", can't wait to listen the album on vinyl when it arrives from the post :-)

  27. Alberto Ricchi

    please come to sziget festival this year!!!!!!!!!

    Angelo Bacchini

    +AlbiRicchi This was my exact thought of some months ago since I attended the festival this year. Too bad he didn't show up! I will probably see him live in Milan this October. Can't wait! :)

  28. Carson Maier

    Crying with anticipation for this album

  29. Mario Belloli

    simply great..intense...emotional...

  30. ilovejustinvernon

    eaux claires!

  31. Jon Jampel

    As good as he's ever been. I absolutely cannot wait for this album to come out.

  32. Eduardo Zapien

    lo amooooo, lo amooo

  33. Jacob Keller

    Sometimes the Blues is Just a Passing Bird
    but now...
    (The) Dark Bird is Home

    Sounds like a metaphor for Kristians inner peace.  Sometimes the blues is just a passing bird, but for some the bird will never leave.

    gambitmo

    Holy shit!

  34. WilleeF

    “Dark Bird is Home” describes the last moments of a dying man, as he attempts to comfort his lover.

  35. Amine Ben Lakhal

    In this time of sorrow in my personal life, I find comfort in this beauty.
    Perfectly tuned, perfectly written, perfectly layed down and perfectly sung.
    This is as close as any musician can get to absolute perfection.
    Thank you, Kristian, your songs always help me through the hard times.
    You're a gift from the heavens.

    JoshJDee

    +Amine Ben Lakhal shut the fuck up

    Mark Engel

    As a musician, what I get out of this music is there is no such thing as absolute perfection and striving for that is useless. I feel comforted about my own music in the same way you do about your life :) Have a nice day!

  36. Álvaro Manuel - Anhelarium

    Una canción preciosa, MILLONES DE GRACIAS por regalarnos esta música tan maravillosa. Regards from Spain ;)

    Menos Es Más, Teatro

    Absolutely true.

  37. Steve Mundy

    Beautiful closer to bring the curtain down on a stunning album. Speaks volumes that I love this song yet it doesn't make my top 5 songs from the album. Man's a genius.

  38. BigMountain

    Anyone know if he's still with Amanda Bergman (Idiot Wind) ? I'm curious.
    Beautiful song, as always...

    BigMountain

    @Thomas Bamber Oh... It's sad. I think this song is about that ...

    MsJinnifer

    +Amalric Nope. the whole album is about that, pretty much :(

    gambitmo

    +MsJinnifer thanks for pointing this out. You're an amazing person.

    gambitmo

    +TheSilentMountain thanks for pointing this out. You're an amazing person.

  39. Andrea Bortolozzo

    The chord progression in stunning. And the whole song is such a beautiful metaphor about Kristian's style change and his growth not just like an amazing songwriter, but also as a man. Luckily this is not the end, this is fine. But I should say this is awesome. Can't wait to see Tallest live!

    alf gover

    @Andrea Bortolozzo Thats one way of interpreting it. But to me this is a break up song. I think the same with Sagres. The whole album is probably going to sound like a break up album to me.

    Gabriel Andrews

    View his trailer for the album for his theme, at least in part.

    MsJinnifer

    +alf gover It is

  40. Christine Lombardi

    It sounds like being reborn when he goes into the"I need to go"part.Brilliant subtle crescendo...

    Christine Lombardi

    Don't go..😢

  41. Jaka Pišljar

    that progression though.... <3

  42. ParvulaUniversum

    3:43 Oh fuck..

  43. Yuri Nicolau

    Perfect!

  44. Sarah Keeping

    I will never be so deeply moved by any other artist.

  45. Christopher Noran

    It sounds like death when he goes into the "I need to go" part. So delicate.

  46. Bobby Jo Valentine

    I thought this would last a thousand years...now I need to go...cue crazy instrumental moment (so good!)

    Bobby Jo Valentine

    @MaXteZ YEAH! That's the BEST!

    msfattytroll

    @MaXteZ


    I think I've heard him curse in some live performances before but whats with the potty mouth all of a sudden?

    Im definitely not bothered by it but just surprised

    Adrian Moore

    +msfattytroll Actually, from what I heard he didn't really write the fuck down, he was just so overcome by emotion during the song that he said it on the spur of the moment.
    Might not be true but I kind of like the story.

    Sofsirv 112

    +Bobby Jo Valentine Dude, Yesss!! I'm exactly on the same page. This is the best part of the song. When I heard this live I could barely take it, the hairs on the back of my neck were standing up. So fucking gooooood!!!!

    rixxard83

    Well since it's a track about his divorce.. I think it's alright with some swearing. : )

  47. Christine Lombardi

    Thank you Tall Dude!I love this song!!!The words have infinite meaning to me and I deeply appreciate all of your hard work.I'm adding this inspiring video to my Bald Monkeys music list...

  48. Havi Mustafa

    Hype...

  49. MrMarre44

    Kristian never ceases to bring joy and amaze! Fantastic!