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"Bird Set Free"
Birds Set free
Song by Sia
Released
November 3, 2015
Recorded
2015
Label
Inertia, Monkey Puzzle, RCA
Writer(s)
Sia Furler, Greg Kurstin
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"Bird Set Free" is a song by Australian recording artist Sia, and the second single from her seventh studio album, This Is Acting. The song was one of three tracks Sia wrote for consideration for Adele's third studio album, 25, but was cut at the last minute. The song was written for the Pitch Perfect 2 soundtrack, but was rejected in favor of Jessie J's "Flashlight." The song was then pitched to Rihanna, who rejected it, and then sent to Adele, who recorded a demo of the song before rejecting it, as she was told the song's sound fit Sia more.[1][2] The song was one of two Adele cuts to make the final track listing for This Is Acting, with the other being "Alive." It was released as a promotional single on November 3, 2015.[3] It was released as a single in the United Kingdom on September 2, 2016.[4]

Lyrics Edit

Clipped wings
I was a broken thing
Had a voice
Had a voice but I could not sing...
You would wind me down
I struggled on the ground
So lost, the line had been crossed
Had a voice, had a voice but I could not talk
You held me down
I struggle to fly now

But there's a scream inside that we are frightened
We hold on so tight, we cannot deny
Eats us alive, oh it eats us alive
Yes, there's a scream inside that we are frightened
We hold on so tight, but I don't wanna die, no
I don't wanna die
I don't wanna die

I'm not gon' care if I sing off key
I find myself in my melodies
I sing for love, I sing for me
I shout it out like a bird set free
No I don't care if I sing off key
I find myself in my melodies
I sing for love, I sing for me

I'll shout it out like a bird set free!
I'll shout it out like a bird set free!
I'll shout it out like a bird set free!

Now I fly, hit the high notes
I have a voice, have a voice, hear me roar tonight
You held me down
But I fought back loud

But there's a scream inside that we are frightened
We hold on so tight, we cannot deny
Eats us alive, oh it eats us alive
Yes, there's a scream inside that we are frightened
We hold on so tight, but I don't wanna die, no
I don't wanna die, I don't wanna die

I'm not gon' care if I sing off key
I find myself in my melodies
I sing for love, I sing for me
I shout it out like a bird set free
No I don't care if I sing off key
I find myself in my melodies
I sing for love, I sing for me

I'll shout it out like a bird set free
I'll shout it out like a bird set free
I'll shout it out like a bird set free
I'll shout it out like a bird set free
I'll shout it out like a bird set free
I'll shout it out like a bird set free

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