About Birds

"Birds" is a song by British alternative rock band Coldplay. It was produced by the band's long-time record producer Rik Simpson along with Norwegian production duo Stargate. It appears as the second track on their seventh studio album, A Head Full of Dreams (2015).


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Standing in the corner
Studying the lights
Dreaming of escape
Could be up at night

Someone put the fares up
Got me in raise
So guess it's better to stay

Well, come on and say
Well, the food's gonna find us
Just the water and rain
Don't let the fear install
I wanna see you again
I hear you never wanna, sleep all night
Just not falling in love
Stop the ride, come on rage with me

Don't need notes
We'll be birds
To make you look in

Look up this morning
You and me
Get you off your feet

Come on, raise it
Come on raise this noise
One million people, and not one voice
Come on, it's not over
For me, sing loud
Come on, awful love, come away with me
We don't need words

Close your eyes and see
The lumpy boats
Falling free
Fall in love and I missed you

Free as free and free
We'll go through this together
Fly won't you
Won't you take me too?
In this world so cruel
I think you're so cool

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Coldplay are a British Alternative Rock band formed in 1996 by lead vocalist Chris Martin and lead guitarist Jonny Buckland at University College London. After they formed Pectoralz, Guy Berryman joined the group as a bassist and they changed their name to Starfish.Will Champion joined as a drummer, backing vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist, completing the line-up. Manager Phil Harvey is often considered an unofficial fifth member. The band renamed themselves "Coldplay" in 1998, before recording and releasing three EPs; Safety in 1998, Brothers & Sisters as a single in 1999 and The Blue Room in the same year. The latter was their first release on a major label, after signing to Parlophone. more »

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Written by: Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Johnny Buckland, Mikkel Eriksen, Tor Hermansen, Will Champion

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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12 facts about this song

Album Classification
The song, "Birds," is part of Coldplay's seventh studio album called "A Head Full of Dreams."
Release History
"Birds" was released on December 4, 2015.
Production Information
The song was produced by the British record duo, Stargate, and Coldplay's longtime collaborator, Rik Simpson.
Genre Label
“Birds” falls under the genre of Britpop, alternative rock, and pop rock.
Music Video Background
The music video of "Birds" was directed by Marcus Haney and was filmed at the Salvation Mountain art installation in California.
Album Achievement
The album, "A Head Full of Dreams," from which "Birds" originates, was a huge success and was nominated for British Album of the Year at the BRIT Awards in 2016.
Musical Style
"Birds" is known for its upbeat, vibrant sound, which mirrors the optimistic tone of the entire album.
Song Theme
The song is a triumphant ode to freedom, with lyrics centered around the idea of soaring high like a bird.
Unreleased Single
“Birds” never officially became a single but is still one of the recognized tracks from the "A Head Full of Dreams" album.
Band Lineup
The song features the entire Coldplay lineup comprising Chris Martin, Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman, and Will Champion.
Lyrical Inspiration
Martin, the lead vocalist and writer for the band, has disclosed that much of the album, including the song "Birds," was inspired by the end of his relationship with actress Gwyneth Paltrow.
Live Performance
Despite its non-single status, "Birds" made regular appearances in the setlist of Coldplay's 'A Head Full of Dreams Tour'.

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